Posts Tagged ‘product recall’

Stroller danger prompts recall

August 28, 2009

“Baby Jogger Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Baby Jogger City Mini Strollers

Units: About 41,000

Distributor: Baby Jogger LLC, of Richmond, Va.

Hazard: The stroller’s restraint buckle could break or unlatch allowing the child or infant to fall out.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Baby Jogger City Mini single and double strollers. “City Mini” is printed on the stroller. Item numbers and date codes included in this recall are listed in the chart below along with stroller colors. The item number is printed on a sticker on the rear wheel crossbar. The manufacturing date code is engraved on the frame behind the rear wheel axle crossbar or on the back of the frame on the upright bar between the right rear wheel and the seat.

Item Numbers Color Manufacturing Date Codes
67100 Black 2007.11.1 through 2009.2.28(Nov.1, 2007 through

Feb. 28, 2009)

67102 Blue/Gray
67103 Red/Black
67104 Gray/Green
67105 Stone/Black
67109 Orange/Gray
67170 Black
67172 Blue/Gray
67173 Red/Black
67174 Gray/Green
67175 Stone/Black
67179 Orange/Gray

Sold at: Juvenile products stores, mass merchandisers, and department stores nationwide and on various Web sites including http://www.amazon.com from November 2007 through July 2009 for between $220 and $400.”

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Black & Decker reannounces edger recall

August 5, 2009

“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Black & Decker GH1000 Grasshog XP String Trimmer/Edgers

Units: About 200,000

Manufacturer: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md.

Hazard: The trimmer/edger’s spool, spool cap and pieces of trimmer string can come loose during use and become airborne projectiles, posing a serious laceration hazard to the user, as well as bystanders. The trimmer/edgers can also overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: At the time of the original announcement in July 2007, Black & Decker had received more than 700 reports of incidents, including 58 reports of injuries. The firm has received over 100 additional injury reports; ten that required medical attention and minor injuries such as bruises and lacerations. There were also reports of minor property damage, including broken windows.

Description: The Black & Decker GH1000 Grasshog XP String Trimmers/Edgers are electric-powered. Trimmer/edgers with date codes 200546 through 200645 (representing manufacture dates of November 14, 2005 through November 6, 2006) are included in this recall. The date code is located on the underside of the trimmer/edger’s handle. Only trimmers with black spool caps are included in the recall. Those with orange spool caps are not included in the recall.

Sold at: Major home center and hardware stores nationwide from November 2005 through January 2007 for about $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the string trimmers/edgers immediately and contact Black & Decker for a free repair kit.”

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One million play yards recalled because of infant injuries

August 1, 2009

“WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Kolcraft, Carter’s, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bear and Eric Carle Play Yards

Units: About 1 million

Distributor: Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. of Chicago, Ill.

Hazard: The play yard’s side rail can fail to latch properly and when a child pushes against the rail it can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 347 reports of sides of the play yard collapsing unexpectedly, resulting in 21 injuries to young children, including bumps, scrapes, bruises and one concussion.

Description: This recall involves the Kolcraft Travelin’ Tot play yards, as well as other similar play yards manufactured for Carter’s, Sesame Street, Jeep, Contours, Care Bare and Eric Carle, with model numbers listed below. Some of the units have a bassinet and/or changing table. Some models have a mobile, vibrating unit or a parent organizer. Model numbers are printed on a white sticker on one of the feet of the play yard.”

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Leapfrog recalls plush toys due to choking risk

July 24, 2009

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: My Pal Scout Electronic Plush Toy Dogs

Units: About 3,700

Manufacturer: LeapFrog Enterprises Inc., of Emeryville, Calif.

Hazard: The decals on the paws of the plush toy can be removed and ingested by a child, posing a choking hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: LeapFrog has received two reports of children removing the decals from this toy, including one report of a child ingesting part of the decal.

Description: This recall involves My Pal Scout, a green and beige electronic plush dog with plastic decals on its paws. When those decals are pushed, the dog plays songs, speaks and barks. “Scout” is printed on the dog tag at the dog’s neck. The plush dog measures about 9 inches high by 9 inches wide. “LeapFrog Ent. Item No. 19142” is printed on the white tag attached to the dog and on the toy’s packaging. My Pal Scout dogs with embroidered paws are not included in this recall.

Sold at: Toys “R” Us stores nationwide, and on the Web at http://www.toysrus.com, http://www.leapfrog.com and other retail Web sites from May 2009 through June 2009 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the toy away from young children and contact LeapFrog to receive a replacement My Pal Scout with embroidered paws rather than decals.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LeapFrog at (800) 701-5327 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, and on Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.leapfrog.com/recall

Skin care product recall

June 10, 2009

“The FDA is warning consumers not to use any Clarcon skin products, including Citrushield, Dermassentials, Skin Shield and Total Skin Care, as they may be contaminated with bacteria that could cause serious skin infections.

The skin care product recall involves over-the-counter topical antimicrobial skin sanitizers and hand protectant products made by Clarcon Biological Chemistry Laboratory, Inc., which have been found to contain “high levels of disease-causing bacteria,” according to the FDA. This could cause infections of the skin or underlying tissue, potentially requiring surgery or resulting in permanent damage.”

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3 million fitness balls recalled: can explode

April 21, 2009

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall notice on Bally Total Fitness, Everlast, Valeo and Body Fit Fitness Balls made by  EB Brands, of Yonkers, New York.  There have been 47 reports of fitness balls unexpectedly bursting, including reports of a fracture, and multiple bruises.

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Philips recalls one-cup coffee maker

April 17, 2009

Philips is recalling 155,000 of these units because of an electrical defect along with calcium build-up can cause an obstruction in the coffeemaker. If this happens, the boiler can burst, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

No injuries reported in the United States but the firm has received 17 reports of incidents in Europe, including six reports of minor personal injury involving first degree burns to the hands, arms and abdomen.

Recall on cheap Walmart high-heels

April 10, 2009

Walmart is recalling 200,000 high heeled shows manufactured in Taiwan by Joyfair Footwear because the heels on the shoes easily detach causing a consumer to topple over.

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Half million coffeemakers recalled

April 7, 2009

Signature brand coffeemakers mostly sold at Walgreens have been recalled because of reports that they ignite and could catch fire.  There are have been twenty three report so far.

They are made by Atico International USA

CPSC News Release

Old Navy recall: toys with detachable eyes

February 20, 2009

Just this week, Disney had to recall a product with a similar problem.  In Old Navy’s case, they are stuffed animals with buttons for eyes.   Note to toy designers:  don’t make products with parts that can pop off.  These are choking accidents waiting to happen.

Old Navy Recall Notice