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K-State Today

July 9, 2013



Consumer Product Safety Commission recalls for June

By Steve Galitzer

News from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC. Recalls from the weeks ending June 30.

Gerber recalls Gerber Bear Grylls Parang machetes with stitched sheaths due to laceration hazard. The Parang machete can cut through the stitching of the sheaths when the blade is taken from or replaced in the sheath, posing a laceration hazard. To see photos of the recalled product, go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Gerber-Recalls-Machetes-with-Stitched-Sheaths/.

IKEA recalls LYDA jumbo coffee and tea cups due to burn hazard. The cups can break when hot liquid is poured into them, posing a burn hazard. Photo available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/IKEA-Recalls-LYDA-Jumbo-Coffee-Tea-Cups/.

Philips recalls metal halide lamps due to fire, laceration hazards. The internal wiring can arc causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter. This poses fire and laceration hazards. Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Philips-Recalls-Metal-Halide-Lamps/.

Country Life recalls Target-Mins iron supplement bottles due to lack of child-resistant packaging. The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The supplement tablets inside the bottle contain iron, which can cause serious injury or death to young children if multiple tablets are ingested at once. To see photos of the recalled product, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Country-Life-Recalls-Target-Mins-Iron-Supplement-Bottles//.

Salsa Cycles recalls bicycle forks due to fall hazard. The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Salsa-Cycles-Recalls-Bicycle-Forks/.

Nap Nanny and Chill infant recliners recalled by Baby Matters LLC after five infant deaths. CPSC, firm settle administrative litigation. CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop use of all Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners. Baby Matters LLC is no longer in business and is not accepting returns. In December 2012, four major retailers-Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Diapers.com and Toys R Us/Babies R Us announced a voluntary recall of Nap Nanny and Chill models sold in their stores. Consumers who purchased a Nap Nanny from one of these retailers should contact the retailer for instructions on how to obtain a refund for the product. Photo available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2013/Nap-Nanny-and-Chill-Infant-Recliners-Recalled-by-Baby-Matters-LLC-After-Five-Infant-Deaths-CPSC-Firm-Settle-Administrative-Litigation-/.

BeBeLove recalls baby 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. Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/BeBeLove-Recalls-Baby-Bath-Seats.

Buy Buy Baby recalls Idea Baby 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. Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Buy-Buy-Baby-Recalls-Idea-Baby-Bath-Seats.

Chelsea & Scott recalls Idea Baby 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. Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Chelsea-Scott-Recalls-Idea-Baby-Bath-Seats/.

Axis arrows recalled by Easton due to injury hazard. The arrows can break when fired and hit unintended targets, including the user and bystanders. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Axis-Arrows-Recalled-by-Easton/.

Jeep Liberty strollers recalled by Kolcraft due to projectile hazard. The inner tube of the tire on the stroller can rupture causing the wheel rim to fracture and fly off as a projectile, posing a risk of bodily injury and property damage. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Strollers-Recalled-by-Kolcraft/.

Ross Stores agrees to $3.9 million civil penalty, internal compliance improvements for failure to report drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. The settlement resolves CPSC staff's charges that from January 2009 to February 2012, Ross knowingly failed to report to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, that it sold or held for sale, about 23,000 children's upper outerwear garments with drawstrings at the neck or waist.