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K-State Today

June 7, 2011



Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls

By Steven Galtizer

News from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Recalls for the month of May:

Dorel Asia Recalls to Repair Wooden Bunk Beds Due to Collapse and Fall Hazards. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11214.html

Kohler Recalls Courage Engines Sold with Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Tractors; Laceration Hazard Posed. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11215.html

Ryobi ¼ Sheet Sanders Recalled by One World Technologies Due to Laceration Hazard. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11216.html

G.A. Gertmenian and Sons Recalls Toy Story 3 Bowling Game Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11217.html

CPSC Alert: Consumers Urged To Stop Using phil&teds USA Clip-on Chairs Due To Serious Dangers Posed To Children. To see this safety alert go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11218.html

Additional Fingertip Amputations and Lacerations Prompt Re-announcement of November 2009 Recall of Strollers by Maclaren USA. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11222.html

CPSC Launches Spanish YouTube Channel; Videos have lifesaving information and demonstrations. This Spanish YouTube Channel is one of several free CPSC resources developed to reach out to the largest minority group in the United States. CPSC also offers many free resources in Spanish. Consumers can call the CPSC hotline at (800) 638-2772, sign up to receive recall e-mail alerts, report and search for injuries associated with products, and get posters and publications to share with hard-to-reach communities.

Meijer Recalls Bumble Bee and Lady Bug Infant Slipper Socks Due to Choking Hazard.
To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11220.html

UJ Trading Recalls Danbar Knight Hawk Toy Helicopters Due to Fire Hazard. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11221.html

Telstar Recalls Energy-Saving Light Bulbs Due to Fire Hazard. Sold at: Discount stores throughout New York and New Jersey from August 2010 through March 2011 for between $1 and $1.50. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Telstar Products toll-free at (888) 828-1680 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.telstarpro.com

Katie Brown Tea Light Candle Sets recalled by Meijer Inc. Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Meijer Stores. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11223.html

STIHL Recalls Gas powered STIHL Trimmers, Brushcutters, KombiMotors, Hedge Trimmers, Edgers, Clearing Saws, Pole Pruners, and Backpack Blowers That Utilize a Toolless Fuel Cap Due to Burn and Fire Hazards. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11226.html

Walmart Recalls GE Food Processors Due to Laceration and Fire Hazard. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11227.html

Fire It Up Safely: CPSC Recommends Safety Check Before Grilling This Summer. Millions of Americans will celebrate Summer with a cookout. The U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC) urges consumers to check their grills and "fire it up safely" to prevent fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. To see this release go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11228.html

Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Ratings Covers Pose Possible Entrapment Hazard to Swimmers. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11230.html

Waterway Plastics Recalls Certain Drain Covers Due to Incorrect Ratings Covers Pose Possible Entrapment Hazard to Swimmers. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11231.html

CPSC, U.S Olympian Hold Pool Safely Press Event to Release New Drowning and Entrapment Stats 118 Pool and Spa Incidents Reported Since the Start of 2011. To see this press release go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11229.html

Lan Enterprises Recalls Zooper Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11225.html

HP Expands Recall of Notebook Computer Batteries Due to Fire Hazard Consumers urged to recheck notebook models and batteries. To see this go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11234.html

Full-Face Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Bell Sports Due to Head Injury Hazard. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11235.html

Blade mCP X Bind-N Fly and Ready to Fly Remote Control Model Helicopters and replacement Blade mCP X Main Blade Grips with Bearings Recalled by Horizon Hobby Due to Impact and Laceration Hazards. To see this recall go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11236.html