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Important: CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms for further details.

It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.

November 04, 2021
Hazard:

The wooden parts used to reinforce and create a decorative gable design on the wooden roof pose an entrapment hazard to children. Children can become trapped in the gap between the lower part of the roof structure and the bottom of the gable decoration.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled playsets and contact Backyard Play Systems for a free repair kit which includes replacement wood parts, hardware and instructions.  If a consumer is unable or does not want to do the repair themselves, Backyard will send a representative to perform the repair for them at no charge.  The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Units:

About 5,100 (in addition, about 200 units were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact:

Backyard Play Systems toll-free at 866-890-2211 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at customerservice@backyard-play.com, online at www.backyardproducts.com and click on Safety for more information, or www.backyardproducts.com/safety.

November 04, 2021
Hazard:

The floor mats on the recalled Kubota utility vehicles can warp or degrade and interfere with the throttle pedal, posing crash and injury hazards. 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact an Authorized Kubota dealer.  If the floormat is warped or degraded, consumers will receive a new floormat installed by the dealer that will be secured by rivets to the floor. If the utility vehicles floormat is not warped or degraded, the dealer will complete a modification to the existing floormat by trimming the mat and then securing it by rivets to the floor. Kubota is contacting all known consumers directly.

Units:

About 48,875

Consumer Contact:

Kubota Tractor Corporation toll-free at 888-458-2682 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, online at  https://www.kubotausa.com/service-support/safety/safety-notices, or online at www.kubotausa.com and click Contact at the bottom of the page for additional information. 

November 03, 2021
Hazard:

The heater’s Emerson control valves can fail to close properly, causing soot to accumulate on the burner, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to consumers.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately contact Usines Giant Factories, who will arrange to have the Emerson control valve replaced by a certified technician, and to receive a free replacement valve. Consumers who continue to use the water heaters while awaiting repair should have working carbon monoxide alarms outside of sleeping areas and on every level of the home.

Units:

About 168 (in addition, about 10,832 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact:

Giant at 800 363-9354 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Friday, or e-mail at recall@giantinc.com. or online at www.giantinc.com then click on “Recall Information” located at the bottom of the page, or click on https://giantinc.com/en/recall-information.

November 03, 2021
Hazard:

The power handle can short circuit and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power handles, disconnect the power cable and remove the batteries; and contact Elektron for instructions on receiving a full refund, including shipping. The firm will provide each consumer with a prepaid shipping label after they have contacted the firm to report the product.

Units:

About 660 (In addition, about 37 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact:

Elektron toll-free at 888-312-2709 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at support@elektron.se or online at www.elektron.se and click on the Power Handle BP-1 recall page box or by directly visiting https://bp1-support.elektron.se/.

November 02, 2021
Hazard:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that bacteria in a recalled aromatherapy room spray in a Georgia melioidosis patient’s home genetically matches the bacterial strains in the patient, and three other patients in Kansas, Minnesota, and Texas. The bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei cause melioidosis, a condition that is difficult to diagnose and can be fatal.  The Georgia and Kansas patients died.

Remedy:

Return product to Walmart for destruction and receive a full refund and $20 Walmart Gift Card.

Consistent with CDC recommendations, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aromatherapy room spray, double bag the bottle in clean, clear zip-top resealable bags, place it in a small cardboard box and return it to any Walmart store for a full refund. Do not open the bottle. Do not attempt to throw away or dispose of the bottle. When handling the product or cleaning contaminated surfaces, please follow the CDC guidance below.

 

Units:

About 3,900

Consumer Contact:

Walmart at 800-925-6278 from 7 a.m. through 9 p.m. CT any day or online at www.walmart.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information. Walmart Inc. uses the brand Better Homes and Gardens, a registered trademark of Meredith Corporation, under license. Make inquiries and returns to Walmart. 

October 28, 2021
Hazard:

Surface paint on the furniture contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban, posing a risk of lead poisoning. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled furniture and contact Design Within Reach for return instructions and a full refund. Design Within Reach is contacting all purchasers directly.

Units:

About 200

Consumer Contact:

Design Within Reach at 800-338-2107 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recall_info@hermanmiller.com or online at https://www.dwr.com/customerservice-recalls.html?lang=en_US for more information.

October 27, 2021
Hazard:

The metal band at the base can contain sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ottomans. Contact Meridian Furniture for a prepaid mailing package and shipping label to return the product to Meridian Furniture or provide Meridian with photographic evidence of the disposal or destruction of the product to receive a full refund.

Units:

About 7,800

Consumer Contact:

Meridian Furniture at 800-808-0015 any time, email at MeridianRecalls@gmail.com or online at https://www.meridianfurnitureusa.com/sitefiles/_recalls.html or www.meridianfurnitureusa.com and click on “Important Safety Information” at the top of the page for more information.

October 27, 2021
Hazard:

The recalled chests are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or serious injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the voluntary industry standard ASTM F2057-19.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Nova Series 5-Drawer Chest and contact Magnussen Home for a refund. The amount of the refund will be pro-rated based on the age of the chest.

Units:

About 13,200 (In addition, approximately 2,520 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact:

Magnussen Home toll-free at 1-833-748-0210 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recall@magnussen.com, or online at https://www.magnussen.com/Recall or www.magnussen.com and click on “Safety Recall” at the top of the page for more information.

October 27, 2021
Hazard:

The cable in the quick release system of the plate carrier can separate from the handle preventing swift removal of the carrier in an emergency situation, posing an injury hazard.   

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled plate carriers and contact 5.11 for a free replacement of the cable system.

Units:

About 45,170 

Consumer Contact:

5.11 Inc. toll-free at 866-451-1726 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at https://www.511tactical.com/product-recall or  www.511tactical.com and click “Contact Us” to email the firm to receive a free replacement cable.

October 27, 2021
Hazard:

The powerbank’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled powerbanks and contact myCharge for instructions on returning the battery to obtain a refund in the form of an electronic voucher for the full purchase price plus a 25% bonus for redemption on www.mycharge.com.

Units:

67,000

Consumer Contact:

myCharge toll-free at 888-251-2026 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at compliance@mycharge.com, or online at https://mycharge.com/pages/productsafety or www.mycharge.com and click on “PRODUCT SAFETY” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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