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K-State Today

May 10, 2013



Recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission for April

By Steve Galitzer

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

Haier America expands recall of chest freezers due to fire hazard A capacitor in the freezer’s circuitry can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Photos are available online.

Remote-controlled Banshee 3 channel helicopters recalled by Midwest Trading Group due to fire and burn hazards. The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat and ignite the helicopter, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items. Photos are available online.

Dynacraft recalls Urban Shredder ride-on toys due to fall hazard. The Urban Shredder ride-on toys can unexpectedly accelerate and cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard. Photos are available at online.

Home Depot recalls CE Tech 1,000 ft. riser cable due to fire hazard. The riser cable does not meet fire resistance standards for riser cable, posing a fire hazard. Photo available online.

Manchester Tank and Equipment Company recalls 100-pound propane cylinders due to fire hazard. Fuel can leak from the thread connection between the cylinder and valve, posing a fire hazard if exposed to an ignition source. Photos are available online.

Battenfeld Technologies recalls three-digit combination locking compact and large handgun security vaults due to lock malfunction. The lock can fail and allow unintended access to the contents of the vault. Photos are available online.

"Aubree's" and "Hearts" baby socks recalled by Trumpette due to choking hazard. The flowers and the bows on the baby socks can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Photos available online.

Small World Toys recalls Spin-A-Mals Farm and Safari Puzzles due to choking hazard. Small pegs on the puzzle boards can loosen and separate from the boards, posing a choking hazard to children. Photos are available online.

Infant and children's Mini Boden Chunky Cord Dungarees recalled by J.P. Boden due to choking hazard. The studs and clasps on the pants can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and small children. Photos are available online.

Classic characters recalls infant froggy socks due to choking hazard; sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The stitched knit frog face and feet on the socks can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children. Photos are available online.

Trident Diving Equipment recalls high-pressure scuba diving air hoses due to drowning hazard. The diving hose that connects the regulator to the tank's pressure gauge can leak, posing a drowning hazard to the user. Photos are available online.

West Elm recalls floor lamps due to injury and shock hazards. A failure of the lamp's joint locking mechanisms can cause the lamp to collapse and the electrical cord to spark, posing injury and shock hazards to consumers. Photos available online.

Target recalls Giada De Laurentiis 9x13 inch lasagna pan due to laceration hazard. The pan can break causing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard. Photos are available online.

Huffy recalls 20-inch Slider tricycles due to loss of control hazard; sold exclusively at Toys R Us. The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards for the rider. Photos available online.

Gerbings recalls 12-volt heated jacket liners due to burn hazard. A defective wire connector can cause the jacket liner to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Photos are available online.