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K-State Today

April 4, 2013



Recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission for March

By Steve Galitzer

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

The Pampered Chef recalls garlic slicers due to laceration hazard. A blade on the garlic slicer can unexpectedly dislodge during use, posing a laceration hazard to the consumer. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

U.S. Divers recalls Martinique LX Jr. youth snorkeling mask sets due to laceration hazard; sold exclusively at Costco. Notches in the tempered glass lens on the mask can break under certain water pressure, posing a laceration hazard to the user. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

U.S. Divers and Aqua Lung Sport Brand Santa Cruz Jr. youth snorkeling masks recalled due to laceration hazard. Notches in the tempered glass can cause the lens to break under certain water pressure, posing a laceration hazard to the user. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

The CPSC announced that Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago, has agreed to pay a civil penalty in the amount of $400,000. The settlement resolves CPSC staff allegations that the firm knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, a defect involving Kolcraft Travelin' Tot play yards and play yards manufactured by Kolcraft for Carter's, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bare, and Eric Carle. The play yards were sold nationwide from January 2000 through January 2009 for between $50 and $160. The side rail of the play yards can fail to latch properly and can unlatch unexpectedly when a child pushes against it, posing a fall hazard to children.

Soft Air USA recalls Swiss Arms Break-Barrel air rifle due to injury hazard sold exclusively at Sports Authority. The air gun can discharge while the safety is engaged, posing a risk of injury to consumers and those nearby. A photos is available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

White House | Black Market women's high-heel shoes recalled by Impo International due to fall hazard. The heels on the shoes can become unstable, posing a fall hazard. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

UNIQLO recalls children's pajamas 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. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Battery-Powered BrightLight(tm) blankets recalled by IdeaVillage due to burn hazard. The batteries in the blanket can overheat, posing a burn hazard. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Stuart Weitzman Girls' Cha Cha Boots recalled by Synclaire Brands due to fall hazard. The zipper pulls on the boots can become entangled posing a fall hazard. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

LED light bulbs recalled by Lighting Science Group due to fire hazard. The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Consumer Product Safety Agencies in North America joining forces to promote poison awareness. The CPSC are reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of unintentional poisoning. During Poison Prevention Week 2013, March 17 - 23, the agencies will promote poison awareness. Unintentional poisoning is one of the leading causes of injury among children. Even though these incidents can be prevented, thousands of children in the United States visit emergency rooms each year after consuming poisonous substances. This news release is available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Yuba Bicycles recalls Mundo Cargo bikes due to injury hazard. Passengers feet can get caught in the rear wheel, posing a foot injury.

West Music recalls Basic Beat BB201 standard Egg-Shaker toy instruments due to choking and aspiration hazards. The outer "end cap" that is glued onto the top, smallest part of the egg can come off, posing a small part choking or aspiration hazard. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

PT Domusindo Perdana recalls drop-side cribs due to entrapment and suffocation hazards; sold exclusively at JC Penney. The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

WRSI recalls Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting helmets due to head injury hazard. The chinstrap buckle can fail, posing a head injury hazard to users. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

3M recalls Filtrete room air purifiers due to fire hazard. The ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Bugaboo recalls Cameleon3 strollers due to fall hazard. The stroller's carrying handle can break and detach posing a fall hazard. Pictures available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

BabyHome USA recalls high chairs due to strangulation hazard. The front opening between the tray and seat bottom of the high chair can allow a child's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children when the child is not harnessed. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

iCandy World recalls Cherry Model strollers due to strangulation hazard. The opening between the bumper bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Bell Sports recalls BMX Full Throttle bike helmets due to risk of head injury, sold exclusively at Toys R Us. The buckle on the helmet's safety strap can release in an accident and allow the helmet to fall off the rider, posing a risk of head injury. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Definitive Technology recalls SuperCube 2000 powered subwoofers due to risk of shock. An internal failure with the subwoofer's level input jack (RCA jack) results in a shock hazard to consumers. Photos are available on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.