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K-State Today

November 7, 2012



Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls from the weeks ending Oct. 31.

By Steve Galitzer

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

Fitness Anywhere recalls early model suspension trainer devices due to fall
hazard
. The strap length-adjustment buckles can break, posing a fall hazard. 

Haier America recalls 42-inch LED-TVs due to risk of injury. The TV stand's neck support can break and cause the TV to tip over, posing a risk of injury to the consumer.

GE Recalls Profile™ front load washers due to injury hazard. The washer’s basket can separate during use and break the washer’s top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers. 

Pink Angel embroidered girls' denim shorts recalled by Buy Buy Baby due to choking hazard. Decorative studs on the denim shorts' pockets can detach and pose a choking hazard to young children. 

Specialized Bicycle Components recalls bicycles due to fall and injury hazards. The front fork can break, posing fall and injury hazards to riders. 

Graco recalls classic wood highchairs due to fall hazard. The high chair's seat can loosen or detach from the base, posing a fall hazard to the child. 

Kitchen fires no. 1 in new report; smoke alarms and escape plans key to surviving fires in the home. Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13. In recognition of Fire Prevention Week, the CPSC and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are providing new statistics on fires in American homes and urging consumers to install smoke alarms in their homes and check to make sure all smoke alarms are working properly. It is also vitally important to develop and practice a family fire escape plan. 

Children's Apparel Network recalls fleece hoodie and T-Shirt sets due to violation of lead Paint standard; sold exclusively at Target. The surface coating on the zipper of the fleece hoodie and t-shirt sets contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard. 

Sharper Image USB wall chargers recalled by Atomi due to fire and burn hazards. The chargers can overheat and smoke, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. 

Aqua-Leisure agrees to $650,000 civil penalty for failure to report defective baby boats. CPSC announced today that Aqua-Leisure Industries, Inc., of Avon, Mass., has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $650,000. The settlement resolves CPSC staff allegations that Aqua-Leisure knowingly failed to report a defect involving its inflatable baby boats to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law. The leg strap in the seat of baby boats manufactured from August 2002 to July 2008 can tear, causing children to unexpectedly fall into or under the water, posing a risk of drowning. 

Trend Lab recalls children's upholstered toddler chairs due to laceration and choking hazards. Staples in the binding on the back of the chair may come loose, posing a laceration or choking hazard if swallowed. 

Taphandles recalls ceramic beer tap handles due to laceration hazard. The ceramic beer tap handle can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. 

Dream On Me recalls bistro high chairs due to strangulation hazard. The front openings between the tray and seat bottom and on the side openings of the high chair between the armrest and seat bottom can allow a child's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children if the belt is not engaged. In addition, exposed springs between the seat and armrest on both sides of the high chair can create a pinch hazard to the child. 

Dream On Me recalls Happy Swing II infant swings due to strangulation hazard. The opening between the tray and seat or the grab bar and seat can allow a child's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children if the belt is not engaged. 

ValcoBaby "Joey" booster toddler seats for strollers recalled due to fall hazard. The spring button mechanism securing the booster toddler seat to the baby stroller can disengage, allowing for the carried toddler to fall. 

Summit Treestands recalls Hunters' Crush series: perch, stoop and ledge tree stands due to fall hazard. The tree stand's hanging strap assembly could dislodge from the tree stand or fail to restrain or hold properly on the tree, posing a fall hazard. 

JELD-WEN recalls to repair Reliabilt Interior Bifold doors due to impact hazard. The lower pivot pin can break causing the door to disengage from the overhead track, posing an impact hazard.

Dorel Juvenile Group recalls Eddie Bauer rocking wood bassinets due to infant suffocation hazard. The bottom locking mechanism can fail to lock properly if a spring is not installed, allowing the bassinet to tip to one side and cause infants to roll to the side of the bassinet. This poses a suffocation hazard to infants.