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January 3, 2013



December news from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

By Steve Galitzer

News from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC.  Recalls from the weeks ending Dec. 31, 2012.

Five infant deaths prompt the CPSC to sue manufacturer of Nap Nanny and Chill Infant Recliners. The complaint alleges that the Nap Nanny Generation One and Two, and Chill model infant recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. The commission voted 3-0 to approve the filing of the complaint, which seeks an order requiring that the firm notify the public of the defect and offer consumers a full refund. To see this release go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13057.html.

RIDGID Coil Roofing Nailer and RIDGID Clipped Head Framing Nailer recalled by One World Technologies Due to laceration or injury hazard. Sold exclusively at Home Depot. The trigger assembly on the nailers can malfunction and involuntarily discharge a fastener, posing a laceration or injury hazard to consumers. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13059.html.

Dream On Me recalls children's bed rails due to suffocation and strangulation hazards. The bed rail can separate from the mattress allowing a child's body to become entrapped if it slips between the rail and the mattress. This poses suffocation and strangulation hazards to children. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13060.html.

Dream On Me recalls bath seats due to drowning hazard. The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirements for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13061.html.

GU Hardware recalls window fittings: Tilt-turn Stay Arms and Side-hung Sash Hinges due to injury hazard. The window fittings can break. This can cause the window to fall, posing an injury hazard to consumers. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13050.html.

Trampolines recalled by Sportspower due to injury hazard. Sold exclusively at Sports Authority. The trampoline's metal legs can move out of position and puncture the jumping area, posing a risk of injury, including deep, penetrating puncture wounds, cuts and bruises to children and adults on the trampoline. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13051.html.

Sportspower recalls children's liquid motion waterslides due to injury hazard. Sold exclusively at Menards. The warning labels on the children's waterslide are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first. This poses a risk of serious injuries to consumers, including neck injuries. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13052.html.

Jotul and Scan Gas fireplace inserts recalled by Jotul North America due to electrical shock and burn hazards. The fireplace insert's electrical wiring can come into contact with the metal rating plate on the insert, posing electrical shock and burn hazards to consumers. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13055.html.

Home Depot recalls Homer's All-Purpose Bucket Mug due to fire hazard. The silver-colored simulated bucket handle below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13056.html.

High Powered Magnet Desk sets recalled by Reiss Innovations due to ingestion hazard. Sold exclusively on Amazon.com. When two or more magnets are swallowed, they 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. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13062.html.

City Versa(tm) strollers recalled by Baby Jogger due to fall hazard. The stroller frame can fail to lock in place and collapse while in use, posing a fall hazard to children in the stroller. To see this release go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13065.html.

Enesco recalls Shelly's Diner Collectible Ceramic due to fire hazard. The diner's power adapter can overheat and melt the adapter's plastic housing, posing a fire hazard. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13067.html.

American Mattress Manufacturing recalls Renovated Mattresses with Foundations due to violation of federal flammability standard. The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13068.html.

Classic by Easy-Rest Foam Core Mattresses recalled by Easy-Rest 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. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13069.html.

Bon-Ton agrees to pay $450,000 civil penalty for failing to report drawstrings on children's jackets and sweatshirts. The settlement resolves CPSC staff allegations that the firm knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that its children's hooded jackets and sweatshirts were sold with drawstrings through the hood. To see this press release go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13070.html.

Catalina Outdoor Fireplace recalled by Christmas Tree Shops due to burn and laceration hazard. The glass components of the Catalina Outdoor Fireplace can break when a fire is lit posing a burn and laceration hazard. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13072.html.

LG recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines due to risk of injury. An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13073.html.

Norco recalls 2011 Havoc bicycles due to risk of injury. The bicycle frame can crack at the joint where the top tube meets the down tube. A cracked tube can separate and cause the rider to lose control, posing a risk of injury or death. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13074.html.

Izoard XP Bicycles recalled by Wilier Triestina due to fall hazard. The bicycle fork's steerer tube can break while in use, posing a fall hazard. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13075.html.

Canon recalls for repair WFT-E7A Wireless file transmitter due to risk of allergic reaction. A chemical used in the rubber part on the top cover of the product can result in a reaction that changes the rubber from black to white and poses a risk of skin irritation to the consumer. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13076.html.

CPSC sues Star Networks USA over hazardous, High-Powered Magnetic Balls and Cubes. In an effort to prevent children from suffering further harm, CPSC staff filed an administrative complaint on against Star Networks USA, LLC, of Fairfield, N.J., alleging that their Magnicube Magnet Balls and Magnet Cubes contain defects in their design, packaging, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury to the public. The commission voted 2-1 to approve the filing of the complaint, which seeks, among other things, an order that the firm stop selling Star Networks Magnicube Magnet Balls and Magnet Cubes, notify the public of the defect, and offer consumers a full refund. To see this release go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13077.html.

Four Retailers agree to stop sale and voluntarily recall Nap Nanny Recliners due to five infant deaths. A voluntary recall to consumers who own Nap Nanny(r) recliners made by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, Pa. Retailers currently participating include Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us. At the request of the CPSC, these retailers have agreed to voluntarily participate because the manufacturer is unable or unwilling to participate in the recall. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13083.html.

Meijer recalls Falls Creek Kids Infant and Toddler denim jeans due to choking hazard. The snap on the front of the infant and toddler denim jeans may come loose and separate from the fabric, posing a choking hazard to young children. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13084.html.