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K-State Today

January 4, 2012



Recent recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission

By Steve Galitzer

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

Rocketfish(tm) Model RF-KL12 Mobile Battery Cases for iPhone 3G and 3GS Recalled by Best Buy Due to Fire Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Mophie Recalls iPod Touch Rechargeable External Battery Case Due to Burn Hazard. To see this recall click here.

Halloween Projection Flashlights Recalled by Nygala Corp Due to Fire and Burn Hazards.

To see this recall click here.

Nautilus Recalls Schwinn Elliptical Exercise Trainer Due to Fall Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Children's Henley Pima Cotton Pajamas Recalled by Bella Bliss Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard.

To see this recall click here.

Holiday Safety Alert: Consumer Injuries Involving Decorations and Decorating Are on the Rise CPSC and UL Provide Tips for a Safe Holiday Home.

To see this press release click here.

E-Z-GO Recalls TXT Golf Cars, Cushman Shuttles and Bad Boy Off-Road Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Build-A-Bear Agrees to $600,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Defective Toy Beach Chairs.

The sharp edges of the chair's folding wooden frame can pinch, lacerate or amputate a child's fingertip if the finger is caught between the frame as the chair is folded. In agreeing to the settlement, Build-A-Bear denies CPSC staff allegations as to the existence of a defect or hazard or that it violated the law.

CPSC Announces ANPR for Gel Fuels, Firepots to Address Flash Fire, Burn Hazards. In an effort to prevent further injuries and deaths resulting from the use of gel fuels in firepots, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted (4-0) Friday to publish an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) aimed at improving the safety of gel fuels and firepots.

The ANPR was prompted by the number of serious injuries and deaths that have occurred to consumers using these products. CPSC is aware of 65 incidents between April 2010 and September 2011, which have resulted in two deaths and at least 34 victims who were hospitalized with second and third degree burns of the face, chest, hands, arms or legs.

The ANPR invites written comments from the public regarding the risks of injury associated with gel fuels and firepots and ways to address these risks. Following publication of the ANPR in the Federal Register, the public will have 60 days to provide comments to the Commission. Comments can be submitted at www.regulations.gov.

The ANPR also alerts the industry to the possibility of federal standards being introduced for the labeling or performance of a product, or a ban if no adequate standard can be found. The process gives manufacturers a chance to present evidence to show they have set up their own effective industry standards.

E&B Giftware Agrees to $550,000 Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Defective Fitness Balls.

To see this release click here.

Navien Recalls Instantaneous or Tankless Water Heaters Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.

To see this recall click here.

Bed Canopy, Imported by Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

The canopy is part of the Madeline Bedroom Collection. To see this recall click here

West Elm Recalls Dover Dining Table Due to Injury Hazard.

To see this recall click here.