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K-State Today

January 6, 2014



News from the Consumer Product Safety Commission

By Steve Galitzer

News from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Recalls from the weeks ending Dec. 31, 2013.

Crown Boiler Recalls Home Gas-Fired Hot Water Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard. The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners in the event that there is a blockage in the vent system allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Crown-Boiler-Recalls-Home-Heating-Boilers/.

L&F International Trade Recalls Renovated Mattresses and Mattresses with Foundations Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard. The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/LF-International-Trade-Recalls-Renovated-Mattresses/.

K2 Sports Recalls Revo Kick Kickboards/Scooters Due to Fall Hazard. The front assembly of the kickboards/scooters can break and the handle can detach or partially detach, causing loss of control or loss of balance. This poses a fall hazard to the rider. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/K2-Sports-Recalls-Kickboard-Scooters/.

SRAM Recalls Chain Derailleurs for Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard. The rear derailleur’s rear pivot pin can loosen or dislodge causing the rear derailleur to jam or interfere with the wheel, posing a fall hazard. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/SRAM-Recalls-Derailleurs-for-Bicycles/.

Manhattan Group Recalls Manhattan Toy® Quixel™ Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard. The colored arches can break, creating a small part which poses a choking hazard to small children. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Manhattan-Group-Recalls-Baby-Rattles/.

Wearever Girl’s Hooded Jacket Sets Recalled by David’s Place Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory. The jackets sold with the set have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Wearever-Girls-Hooded-Jacket-Sets-Recalled-by-Davids-Place/.

Linear Recalls Personal Emergency Reporting System (PERS) Transmitters Due to Battery Signal Failure. The battery clips in the transmitters can corrode causing the transmitters to operate intermittently or not at all, without generating a warning. Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Linear-Recalls-Personal-Emergency-Reporting-System-Transmitters/.

Exmark Recalls Commercial Walk-Behind Mowers Due to Injury Hazard. The mower’s blade can break and injure the user and others nearby. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Exmark-Recalls-Commercial-Walk-Behind-Mowers/.

Toro Recalls TimeMaster and TurfMaster Lawn Mowers Due To Injury Hazard. The mower’s blade can break and injure the user and others nearby. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Toro-Recalls-TimeMaster-and-TurfMaster-Lawn-Mowers/.

Gas Trimmers Recalled by efco Due to Fire Hazard. The muffler on the trimmer’s engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Gas-Trimmers-Recalled-by-efco/.

PackTite Recalls Heating Units for Bed Bug Control Due to Fire Hazard. The bed bug heaters can overheat, melt and cause a fire, posing a fire hazard. Photos avaible at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/PackTite-Recalls-Bed-Bug-Heating-Units/.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits Due to Strangulation Hazard. The hooded windsuits have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children. Photo available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Academy-Sports-Outdoors-Recalls-Girls-BCG-Hooded-Windsuits/.

Shaw Industries Recalls Aristocrat II Carpet Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores. The carpet fails to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Shaw-Industries-Recalls-Carpet/.

Eight Retailers Recall 32” Coby Flat Screen Televisions Due to Fire and Burn Hazards. An electronic component can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards. Photos available at  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Eight-Retailers-Recall-32-Coby-Flat-Screen-Televisions/.

Trek Recalls 2013 Madone Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard; Front Brake Can Fail. The bicycle’s front brake can fail, posing a crash hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Trek-Recalls-Madone-Bicycles/.

Doodlebutt Recalls Jelly BeadZ Jumbo BeadZ and Magic Growing Fruity Fun Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard. These soft and colorful products can be mistaken by a child for candy. When swallowed, they can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. Similar toys have not shown up on x-rays and needed surgery to be removed from the body. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Doodlebutt-Recalls-Jelly-BeadZ-Jumbo-BeadZ-and-Magic-Growing-Fruity-Fun-Toys/.

Hobby Lobby Stores Recalls Accent Chairs Due to Risk of Injury. The front legs on the chair can loosen and detach, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hobby-Lobby-Stores-Recalls-Accent-Chairs/.

Solowave Recalls Tornado Home Playground Tube Slides with Port Holes Due to Laceration Hazard. The plastic port hole-type windows in the tube slide can break, posing a laceration hazard to children. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Solowave-Recalls-Home-Playground-Tube-Slides-with-Port-Holes/.

Ram’s Imports Recalls IQ Girls’ Pink Leopard Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Rams-Imports-Recalls-Girls-Pink-Leopard-Jackets/.

Candle Ring - Pine Berry Recalled by Yankee Candle Due to Fire Hazard. The candle rings’ synthetic foliage and berries are flammable, posing a fire hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Candle-Ring-Recalled-by-Yankee-Candle/.

Joovy Recalls Zoom Car Seat Stroller Adapter due to Fall Hazard. Adapter clips can loosen on the stroller frame, posing a fall hazard. Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Joovy-Recalls-Zoom-Car-Seat-Stroller-Adapter/.

Specialized Recalls 2012 Source Eleven and Source Expert Disc Bicycles with Supernova Switchable Dynamo Front Hubs Due to a Fall Hazard. The set screws in the front hub of the recalled bicycles can loosen and stop the front wheel from turning, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Photos available at  http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Specialized-Recalls-Source-Eleven-and-Source-Expert-Disc-Bicycles/.

Cabrinha Kiteboarding Recalls H2 Hydra Series Binding Due to Risk of Injury. The binding can detach from its base while riding and lead to loss of control, which poses a risk of injury. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Cabrinha-Kiteboarding-Recalls-H2-Binding/.

Seasonal Specialties Recalls Pre-lit Artificial Christmas Trees Due to Fire, Burn and Shock Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Menards. The electrical components of the tree’s light strings can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Seasonal-Specialties-Recalls-Pre-lit-Christmas-Trees/.

Wahl Recalls Total Care Aerosol Cleaner, Lubricant & Coolant Due to Burn Hazard. Vapors from the propellant in the Total Care product can ignite upon contact with hair clippers, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Wahl-Recalls-Total-Care-Aerosol-Cleaner/.

Mirage Fashions Recalls Yoki Girls Faux Leather Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Mirage-Fashions-Recalls-Yoki-Girls-Faux-Leather-Jackets-with-Drawstrings/.

Libbey Glass Recalls Bristol Valley Cocktail Glasses with Sheer Rim Due to Laceration Hazard. The glasses can break unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Libbey-Glass-Recalls-Cocktail-Glasses/.

Fox Factory Recalls Evolution Mountain Bike Suspension Forks Due to Fall Hazard. The suspension fork’s damper cylinder/piston can separate and cause the front wheel to detach, posing a fall hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Fox-Factory-Recalls-Evolution-Mountain-Bike-Suspension-Forks/.