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Check Your Closet for Apparel Recalled Last Summer

Cooler weather means it is time to pull out our jackets, hoodies, boots and sweaters. Here is some apparel you may wear in the winter that has been recalled over the summer months. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.

 

Product Recall Press Release Hazard/Remedy Products/Description
Eastman Footwear Recalls Coleman Runestone Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods. About 12,200 units 14-111 The metal rivets surrounding the holes where the shoestring is secured on the shoes can have sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard. Refund Eastman Footwear Coleman Runestone Children’s Shoes
Eastman Footwear Coleman Runestone Children’s Shoes
BRP Recalls Ski-Doo and Can-Am Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Heated Gloves Due to Fire Hazard. About 450 in U.S. and 1,200 in Canada 14-115 The glove’s lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Refund BRP Ski-Doo and Can-Am Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Heated Gloves
BRP Ski-Doo and Can-Am Lithium-ion Rechargeable Batteries and Heated Gloves
BedHead Pajamas Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard. About 800 units 14-146 The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Refund BedHead Children’s Pajamas
BedHead Children’s Pajamas
Rocky Brands Recalls Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes Due to Compression Hazard. About 6,800 units 14-148 When compressed, the steel toe cap in the shoes can fail to protect the wearer’s feet. Replace Rocky Brands Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes
Rocky Brands Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes
Runway Global Recalls Sugarfly Girls’ Coats; Waist Drawstring Poses Entanglement Hazard. About 1,700 units 14-157 The coats have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Refund Runway Global Sugarfly Girls’ Coats
Runway Global Sugarfly Girls’ Coats
FXR Factory Racing Recalls Children’s Outerwear Due to Strangulation Hazard. About 420 units in the U.S. and 34,357 in Canada 14-163 The coats have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Refund FXR Factory Racing Children’s Outerwear
FXR Factory Racing Children’s Outerwear
Benetton Recalls United Colors of Benetton Boys Jackets; Waist Drawstring Poses Entanglement Hazard. About 93 units 14-272 The jackets have a drawstring at the waist which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Refund Benetton United Colors of Benetton Boys Jackets
Benetton United Colors of Benetton Boys Jackets
Active Apparel Recalls Boys Fission Zipper Hooded Sweatshirts. About 7,800 units 14-286 The sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck area which pose a strangulation hazard to children. Refund Active Apparel Recalls Boys Fission Zipper Hooded SweatshirtsActive Apparel Boys Fission Zipper Hooded Sweatshirts
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Check for Winter Products Recalled Last Summer

It is time to start warming up the snow blowers and lighting the fireplace. Before you do, take a look at some home products you may use in the winter that were recalled over the summer months. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.

 

Product
Recall Press Release
Hazard/Remedy
 Products/Description
Dyson Recalls Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard.About 338,000 units in the U.S. and 43,000 in Canada 14-143 The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.Repair dysonelectricheatersDyson Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters
Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame Recall Three Gas Fireplaces, Fireplace Inserts Due to Explosion Hazard.About 13,600 units in the U.S. and 2,170 in Canada 14-144 The main control module can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area, posing an explosion hazard. Repair  Modern tastefully decorated living roomHussong Manufacturing and American Flame Recall Three Gas Fireplaces, Fireplace Inserts
Ariens Recalls Snow Throwers and Power Brushes Due to Amputation and Laceration HazardsAbout 5,700 units 14-158 A drive pulley can crack while in use and cause the auger/impeller or brush to continue to rotate after the clutch lever is disengaged. This poses amputation and laceration hazards to consumers.Repair ariensthrowersAriens Snow Throwers and Power Brushes
White-Rodgers Recalls Home Heating and Cooling Thermostats Due to Fire HazardAbout 740,000 in the US and 403,000 in Canada 14-166 The alkaline batteries used in the thermostat can leak onto the circuit board posing a fire hazard. Repair or Replace whiterodgersthermostatsWhite Rodgers home heating and cooling thermostats
Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Ceramic Heaters Due to Fire HazardAbout 151,600 units 14-195 The ceramic heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.Refund sunbeamholmesSunbeam Holmes Ceramic Heater
Weil-McLain Recalls Ultra Series Boilers Due to Risk of Fire, ExplosionAbout 7,900 units in the United States and 540 in Canada 14-203 A cap on the boiler’s manifold can crack and release gas into the home, posing a risk of fire and explosion.Repair weilmclainboilerWeil-McLain Ultra Series Boiler
Wolf Steel Recalls Napoleon Propane Gas Fireplaces Due to Laceration HazardAbout 600 units in the United States and 2,400 in Canada 14-218 The pressure from the ignition of the propane gas can cause the glass front to break, posing a laceration hazard.Repair wolfsteelfireplaceWolf Steel Propane Gas Fireplaces
All Power America Recalls Snow Throwers Due to Fire HazardAbout 10,000 units 14-222 Exposure to Chinese gasoline for extended periods of time while testing the product overseas caused the carburetor needle to become corroded and allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.Repair  allpoweramericansnowthrowersAll Power American Snow Thrower
Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters Due to Fire and Burn HazardsAbout 79,000 units 14-256 The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.Replace  vornadospaceheaterVornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters
Goodman Company Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Burn and Fire HazardsAbout 233,500 units 14-263 The power cords on the air conditioning and heating units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.Repair  goodmancompanyunitsGoodman Company Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units
Hearth & Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts and Log Sets Due to Risk of Gas Leak and Fire HazardAbout 20,000 units 14-279 The gas valve in the unit can leak, posing a fire hazard.  Repair hearthandhomefireplaceHearth and Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces, Stoves, Inserts, and Log Sets
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HP Recalls 5.6 Million Power Cords – Do you have one?

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Before you head to school or to work today, make sure you check your HP notebook computer chargers. You may have a faulty power cord that can cause burns or even a fire.

Hewlett-Packard recalled about 5.6 million power cords last week. The recalled power cords can overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard to you, your family and your home.

The power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories, such as docking stations. The power cords are black in color and have “LS-15” molded on the AC adapter end of the power cord.

With 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting and 13 claims of minor property damage, this recall is important, so take a minute and check if your power cord is part of the recall.

We urge consumers to immediately stop using the recalled cords, unplug them, and take action.  Contact Hewlett-Packard for a free replacement power cord.

Hewlett-Packard can be reached toll-free at (877) 219-6676 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.hp.com/

Click here for more information on this recall.

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Another Death Reported in a Nap Nanny Infant Recliner

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We’ve received a tragic sixth report of a baby dying in a Nap Nanny infant recliner.

baby's head stuck in nap nanny.


Five infants died by falling or hanging over the side of a Nap Nanny placed in a crib, including two infants secured by a belt. Another infant died in a Nap Nanny that was placed on the floor.

Our Safe to Sleep experts urge all parents and caregivers who own a Nap Nanny or Nap Nanny Chill recliner to stop using it immediately.  We do not want any other family to suffer the loss of their child or experience serious injury to their child.

Help us save other babies—spread the word.

Since 2010, safety problems with the Nap Nanny have been explained in recalls, a safety blog, and a legal settlement against the now out-of-business firm. CPSC is again warning parents to stop using these infant recliners because deaths occurred in two ways:

  1. The baby partly falls or hangs over the side of a Nap Nanny and gets trapped between the product and crib bumpers;
  2. The baby suffocates on the inside of the Nap Nanny.

The latest death occurred in Hopatcong, N.J. where an 8-month-old girl secured by a belt was found partly hanging over the side of a Nap Nanny recliner, trapped between the product and a crib bumper.

Dispose of these products from your home immediately.

Nap Nanny recliners should no longer be sold in stores, but stay away from them at yard sales, as a hand-me-down gifts or on an online auction site. CPSC is aware of parents posting online about how much they like these products, but the products are hazardous and it is illegal to sell or resell them.

Our concern at CPSC is for the safety of any baby placed inside this product.  Deaths have happened in both the Generation 2 (Gen 2) and Chill models of the Nap Nanny.

Five of the six deaths occurred in a Nap Nanny recliner placed in a crib with a crib bumper where the caregiver thought the child would be safe. Remember the safest place for your baby is in a bare crib on his or her back. Never add cushions, pillows, quilts or comforters to your baby’s crib, bassinet or play yard.

CPSC urges consumers to immediately stop using all Nap Nanny and Nap Nanny Chill recliners. The manufacturer, 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.

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Check Your Garage for Summer Recreation Products Recalled In the Winter

Vacations and outdoor activities are the highlight of any summer, but before you head out for your summer trip, check if any of those warm weather activity products were recalled this winter like those below. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.

Product Photo Product Units Hazard
Off-Road motorcycles
Husqvarna Recalls Closed-Course/Competition Off-Road Motorcycles 260 units The motorcycle’s throttle cable can malfunction so the rider loses speed control, posing a crash hazard.
TailwindRackBlack LogoLARGE Burley Design Recalls Tailwind Racks for Trailercycles 4,150 in the U.S. and 17 in Canada The top portion of the tailwind rack that connects trailercycles to a towing bicycle can break and allow the trailercycle to disconnect, posing a fall hazard.
K2SportsKickboardLARGE K2 Sports Recalls Kickboards/Scooters 400 units The front assembly of the kickboards/scooters can break and the handle can detach or partially detach, causing loss of control or loss of balance. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.
114024BajaMiniBikeLARGE Baja Motorsports Recalls Mini Bikes 23,000 units The front fork can separate from the wheel, posing fall and crash hazards to riders.
TrekMadone52LARGE Trek Recalls Madone Bicycles  6,800 units  The bicycle’s front brake can fail, posing a crash hazard.
Fox - 34-float black LARGE Fox Factory Recalls Evolution Mountain Bike Suspension Forks  11,250 units in U.S. and 1,250 in Canada  The suspension fork’s damper cylinder/piston can separate and cause the front wheel to detach, posing a fall hazard.
bindingsbLARGE Cabrinha Kiteboarding Recalls H2 Binding  57 units U.S. and 5 in Canada  The binding can detach from its base while riding and lead to loss of control, which poses a risk of injury.
Sunnto Air Hose LARGE Suunto Recalls Air Hoses Used With Scuba Gear  1,300 units  The high pressure air hose may leak or rupture leading to a loss of breathing gas, posing a drowning hazard.
WestMarinePortRunnerLARGE West Marine Recalls Folding Bicycles  4,600 units  The bicycle’s frame can break during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Photo1RollerbaldeTempest90Mens07302200741LARGE Rollerblade USA Recalls Tempest Inline Skates 11,800 pairs The mounting holes in the boot and frame can be misaligned causing the boot to separate from the frame, posing a fall hazard.

 

 

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