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K-State Today

December 3, 2013



Recent recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission

By Steve Galitzer

News from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Recalls from the week ending Nov. 30.

Trail Crest Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard. The hoodies and jackets have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Trail-Crest-Recalls-Childrens-Hooded-Sweatshirts/.

Target Recalls Children’s Circo-brand Chloe and Conner Sitting Stools Due to Fall Hazard. The stabilizing bar can crack and cause the stool to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Target-Recalls-Childrens-Sitting-Stools/.

BreathableBaby Recalls BreathableSack Wearable Blanket Due to Choking Hazard. The zipper pull tabs and sliders can detach posing a choking hazard to infants. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/BreathableBaby-Recalls-Wearable-Blanket/.

Crate and Barrel Recalls Finley Hanging Pendant Lamps Due to Fire and Shock Hazards. The lamp’s wires can be connected incorrectly because the wires’ polarity labels can fall off or be mislabeled, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Crate-and-Barrel-Recalls-Finley-Hanging-Pendant-Lamps/.

Emerson Air Comfort Products Recalls Tommy Bahama Outdoor Ceiling Fans Due to Risk of Injury. The brackets holding the fan blades can break and cause the blades to fall, posing a risk of injury to bystanders. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Emerson-Air-Comfort-Products-Recalls-Tommy-Bahama-Outdoor-Ceiling-Fans/.

Southern Telecom Recalls A/C Adaptors for Polaroid PMID 709 Internet Tablets Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big Lots. The adaptors can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Southern-Telecom-Recalls-AC-Adaptors-for-Polaroid-Internet-Tablets/.

HeathCo Recalls Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard. The internal fixture wiring can energize the entire surface and fittings of the fixture, posing an electrical shock hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/HeathCo-Recalls-Motion-Activated-Outdoor-Lights/.

Cooper Crouse-Hinds Recalls Ceiling Boxes Designed to Support Ceiling Light Fixtures Due to Impact Hazard. The ceiling box can crack causing the light fixture to fall from the ceiling, posing an impact hazard to consumers. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Cooper-Crouse-Hinds-Recalls-Ceiling-Boxes-Designed-to-Support-Ceiling-Light-Fixtures/.

One World Technologies Recalls Ryobi P113 Dual Chemistry Battery Chargers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards. The chargers can malfunction, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/One-World-Technologies-Recalls-Ryobi-Battery-Chargers/.

Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines Recalled by LaRose Industries Due to Risk of Mouth Injury. A brass rivet can fall out of the sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder and into a sno-cone, posing a risk of injury to the mouth or the teeth. Photos available at Injury http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Snoopy-Sno-Cone-Machines-Recalled-by-LaRose-Industries/.

Calphalon Recalls Blenders Due to Injury Hazard. A piece of the blender’s mixing blade unit can break off during use, posing an injury hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Calphalon-Recalls-Blenders/.

Vans Recalls Boy’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard. The jackets have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Vans-Recalls-Boys-Hooded-Jackets-with-Drawstrings/.

Wood Castle Furniture Recalls Riley Duo Bunk Beds Due to Entrapment Hazard. The openings between the guardrails on the bunk bed can exceed 3 ½ inches in width, which is too wide and does not meet safety standards. This presents an entrapment hazard where a child could be seriously injured or become asphyxiated. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Wood-Castle-Furniture-Recalls-Bunk-Beds/.

L.L. Bean Girl’s Pajamas Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard. The pajama sets fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/LL-Bean-Girls-Pajamas-Recalled/.

Children’s Nightgowns Recalled by Babycottons Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard. The nightgowns fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Childrens-Pajamas-Recalled-by-Babycottons/.

Dream On Me Recalls Lullaby Cradle Gliders Due to Infant Fall Hazard. The mattress support board can fall out or slide out of the bottom of the cradle glider posing a risk that babies can fall out and suffer injuries. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Dream-On-Me-Recalls-Cradle-Gliders/.

Step2 Recalls Whisper Ride Touring Wagon™ Toys Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us. The removable blue seat backs can detach and allow the child in the wagon to fall out, posing a fall hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Step2-Recalls-Ride-On-Wagon-Toys/.

Boy’s Loungewear Pants Recalled by The Bailey Boys Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard. The pajama pants fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Childrens-Pajamas-Recalled-by-The-Bailey-Boys/.

ElliptiGO Recalls Outdoor Elliptical Cycles Due to Fall Hazard. The front fork on the ElliptiGO cycles can separate and the drive arm axles can detach during use, posing a fall hazard. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/ElliptiGO-Recalls-Elliptical-Cycles/.

Angelcare Recalls to Repair Movement and Sound Baby Monitors After Two Deaths Due to Strangulation Hazard. The cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress, which poses a strangulation risk if the child pulls the cord into the crib and it becomes wrapped around the neck. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Angelcare-Recalls-to-Repair-Movement-and-Sound-Baby-Monitors-After-Two-Deaths/.

Cuisinart Recalls 7-Cup Food Processors Due to Laceration Hazard. The reversible slicing/shredding disc can loosen when in use and the blade can strike and break the food processor’s cover. The cover’s broken plastic pieces can hit consumers, posing a laceration hazard. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Cuisinart-Recalls-Food-Processors/.

Viking Recalls Built-In Side-by-Side Refrigerator Freezers with In-Door Dispensers Due to Fire Hazard. Electrical connectors in the refrigerator freezer wiring harness can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Photos available: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Viking-Recalls-Built-In-Side-by-Side-Refrigerator-Freezers-with-In-Door-Dispensers/.

Baja Motorsports Recalls Mini Bikes Due to Fall, Crash Hazard. The front fork can separate from the wheel, posing fall and crash hazards to riders. Photos available: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Baja-Motorsports-Recalls-Mini-Bikes/.

Avalanche Airbags Recalled by Backcountry Access Due to Risk of Injury. The trigger assembly can fail resulting in the airbag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Avalanche-Airbags-Recalled-by-Backcountry-Access/.

American Boy and Girl Recalls Infant Girl’s “Susan” Sandals Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Meijer Stores. The top strap can be pulled loose from the shoe, posing a choking hazard to the child. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/American-Boy-and-Girl-Recalls-Infant-Sandals/.

Little Willy’s Recalls Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard. The hoodies have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Little-Willys-Recalls-Hooded-Sweatshirts/.

Burley Design Recalls Tailwind Bicycle Racks for Trailercycles Due to Fall Hazard. The top portion of the tailwind rack that connects trailercycles to a towing bicycle can break and allow the trailercycle to disconnect, posing a fall hazard. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Burley-Design-Recalls-Tailwind-Racks-for-Trailercycles/.

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