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K-State Today

December 11, 2012



Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls for November

By Steve Galitzer

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

Master Forge gas grills sold at Lowe's stores recalled due to fire and burn hazards; made by Guangdong Vanward Electric. If improperly installed, the hose connecting the gas tank and regulator to the burner control can touch the burner box and cause the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit. This poses a fire and burn hazard. 

Imagine Nation books recalls Double Dazzler light show toys due to burn hazard. The battery in the toys can overheat and pose a burn hazard. 

Bose recalls Dual-Voltage CineMate II home theater speaker systems due to fire hazard. A component in the bass module can fail when used outside of the U.S. in electrical outlets rated at 220 volts or higher presenting a fire hazard to consumers. 

Atico International USA recalls Halloween mini projection lights due to burn hazard; sold exclusively at Five Below. The mini projection lights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers. 

Portable generators recalled by Champion Power Equipment due to fire hazard;
sold exclusively at Costco.
Fuel can leak from the generator's carburetor posing a fire hazard.

High pressure scuba diving hoses recalled by Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving and A-Plus Marine due to drowning hazard. The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver posing a drowning hazard.

Sauder Woodworking Company recalls Gruga office chairs due to fall hazard. The seat plate can break posing a fall hazard to consumers. 

LG Electronics recalls electric ranges due to burn and fire hazards. Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. 

LaJobi recalls Graco-branded Avalon glider rockers with ottoman and Complete Nursery Solution box 2 / Katelyn Nursery Solution glider rockers due to fall hazard. The base of the glider rocker can crack or break, posing a fall hazard. 

Signature Command (electronically) controlled direct and B-vent gas fireplaces and inserts recalled by Monessen Hearth Systems due to risk of fire. A control component in the fireplaces and inserts can prevent the unit from lighting though gas continues to flow, posing a fire hazard. 

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 Crush Series: perch, stoop and ledge hunters' 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 JELD-WEN and Reliabilt Repair 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.

Rec-Out recalls Columbus folding camping chairs due to presence of mold; sold exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods. Chairs were found to contain a variety of molds that could cause respiratory or other infections in individuals with chronic health problems or who have impaired immune systems. 

Nielsen-Kellerman recalls microphones due to electric shock, burn hazards. The metal boom of the microphone can conduct electricity from an exposed speaker wire or connector and shock or burn the user. 

Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators recall to repair by Pramac America due to fire hazard; sold exclusively at Home Depot. The fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak posing a fire hazard. 

CPSC approves new federal safety standard for infant swings. Infant swings are stationary juvenile products with a frame and powered mechanism that enables an infant to swing in a seated position. An infant swing is intended for use with infants from birth until a child is able to sit up unassisted. Cradle and travel swings are also included in the standard. 

Bike Friday recalls tikit folding bicycles due to fall hazard. The tikit bike's handlebar stem can break and cause the rider to lose control posing a fall hazard to the consumer. 

Suffocation, entrapment risks prompt recall of PeaPod travel tents by KidCo. 

Children's pajamas recalled by Boden due to violation of federal flammability standards. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear posing a risk of burn injuries to children. 

Girl's pajamas recalled by Elephantito due to violation of federal flammability standard. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear posing a risk of burn injuries to children. 

Jo-Ann fabric and craft recalls foam pumpkin turkey craft kit due to risk of
magnet ingestion hazard.
Magnets holding the pumpkin shell pieces together can become loose posing an ingestion hazard to young children. If swallowed these magnets can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.