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K-State Today

February 5, 2013



Consumer Produce Safety Commission product recalls

By Steve Galitzer

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

Brower recalls Top Hatch Egg Incubators due to fire hazard. The base can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to the consumer. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13085.html.

Academy Sports and Outdoors recalls Game Winner crossbow cocking ropes due to laceration hazard. The hooks attaching the cocking rope to the crossbow string can break and cause it to recoil, posing a laceration hazard. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13086.html.

Fisher-Price recalls to inspect Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper(tm) due to risk of exposure to mold. Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet/moist or is infrequently cleaned, posing a risk of exposure to mold to infants sleeping in the product. The Consumer Product Safety Commission advises that mold has been associated with respiratory illnesses and other infections. Although mold is not present at the time of purchase, mold growth can occur after use of the product. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13087.html.

Platinum neon sign power supply transformers made by HEICO lighting recalled due to fire hazard. The transformers do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire risk. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13088.html.

High-pressure scuba diving air hoses recalled by A-Plus Marine due to drowning hazard. The diving hose that connects the regulator to the tank's pressure gauge can separate reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13090.html.

Check your home for these cold weather-related products recalled last summer. With winter weather upon us, you may be hauling out products recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission last summer. Play it safe by checking if your cold weather-related products have been previously recalled. It could save your life or that of your family. To see this release go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13091.html.

Powertec recalls weight workbenches due to injury hazard. The weld on the backrest adjustment brackets of the weight workbench can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13096.html.

Target recalls hand-held Air Misters due to injury hazard. The Air Mister can shatter during use, posing an injury hazard. To see this recall go to http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13097.html.

Mattress Cloud recalls mattresses due to violation of federal flammability standard. Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13101.html.

BRP recalls Can-Am(r) Commander side-by-side off road vehicles due to fire hazard. Debris such as leaves, hay and grass in wet terrain areas can collect in the vehicle's exhaust pipe area in a short period of time. A hot exhaust pipe and accumulated debris that has dried, poses a risk of fire. Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/BRP-Recalls-Can-Am-Side-By-Side-Vehicles.

Columbia Sportswear recalls seven models of men's and women's heated jackets due to burn hazard. The heated inner wrist cuff can overheat, posing a burn hazard. Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Columbia-Sportswear-Recalls-Seven-Models.