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Children's Product Recalls - August 2016

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August 25, 2016 CPSC; Mars retail group recalls M&M’S branded jewelry (earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces) because it contains high lead levels, in violation of the federal lead standard. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health issues. Units: 52,400.

August 23, 2016 CPSC; McDonald’s recalls “Step-It” activity wristbands because they can cause skin irritation or burns. Units: 29 million and 3.6M in Canada.

August 2, 2016 CPSC; Starbucks recalls stainless steel drinking straws because the rigidity of the straw can poke children inside their mouth, posing an injury risk. Units: 2,500,000 (in addition to the 301,000 sold in Canada).


September 1, 2016 CPSC; Polaris recalls RZR XP Turbo recreational off-highway vehicles, some previously recalled, because the vehicles' engine can overheat and turbo system’s drain tube can loosen, posing a fire and burn hazard. CPSC reports at least 19 ROVs catching on fire, one in Utah involving a young child who suffered severe burns. Units: About 13,000 (including the 2, 230 vehicles previously recalled on December 2015.)

September 1, 2016 CPSC; KTM North America recalls Motocross competition off-road motorcycles because the connecting rod in the crankshaft assembly can fracture, causing the operator to lose control of the motorcycle and crash. Units: 920.

September 1, 2016 CPSC; SAHN Designs recalls Classic SH523 bicycle helmet because they do not comply with the impact requirements of the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury. Units: About 2,000 (in addition, about 1,600 were sold in Canada).

August 31, 2016 CPSC; Swarovski recalls pendant light fixtures because the crystal in the light fixture can detach and fall if damaged during shipment, posing an impact hazard.

August 25, 2016 CPSC; J.D. North America recalls All Power Portable gas-powered generators because the fuel tank can leak and pose explosion, fire and burn hazards. Units: About 12,000 (in addition to 300 sold in Mexico).

August 25, 2016 CPSC; Whirlpool recalls hood combination microwaves because an internal plastic component can ignite and pose a fire hazard. Units: 52,000.

August 25, 2016 CPSC; Cree recalls LED T8 lamps because they can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard. This involves a replacement product for a previously recalled lamp. Units: About 104,000 in the U.S. (in addition, 8,500 were sold in Canada).

August 24, 2016 CPSC; Dorel Juvenile recalls Safety 1st Step and Go Travel System strollers because the stroller tray can partially disengage on one side when used with an infant car seat, posing a fall hazard. Units: About 20,000 (in addition, 5,800 were sold in Canada).

August 23, 2016 CPSC; Crownplace Brands recalls kerosene lamp burners because the burner’s threads can disengage allowing the burner to disconnect from the base, risking burn and fire hazards. Units: 500.

August 23, 2016 CPSC; ALEX Toys recalls infant building play sets because small parts of the plastic toy can detach, which kids can swallow, risking a choking hazard. Units: 91,000. 

August 23, 2016 CPSC; Arctic Cat recalls its side-by-side utility vehicles, the 2016 700 HDX models, because the throttle cable can stick and prevent the throttle mechanism from returning to an idle position. This can cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard. Units: 4,500.

August 17, 2016 CPSC; Xenith recalls football helmets because the shells of the helmets can crack, posing a risk of head injuries to football players. They are Xenith Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets  Units: 5,900.

August 16, 2016 CPSC; Sauder Woodworking recalls four-drawer Storybook chests of drawers, which do not comply with the voluntary safety standard (ASTM F2057-14) because the chests are unstable unless they are anchored to the wall posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard. Sold exclusively at Walmart. Units: 8,000.

August 11, 2016 CPSC; SpeeCo recalls fence wire stretchers because a recoiling wire can be released from the stretcher unexpectedly and strike bystanders, posing a laceration hazard. Units: 60,000 (in addition to the 1,800 sold in Canada). 

August 10, 2016 CPSC; Dennis East International recalls Whiskey Glass and Stone Sets because the glass can unexpectedly shatter during use, posing a laceration risk. Units: 1,200 (in addition to the 8 units sold in Canada). 

August 10, 2016 CPSC; Shocker Paintball recalls Shocker RSX paintball markers/guns because the chamber can spontaneously eject from the rear of the marker/gun, posing a risk of impact injury. Units: 5,200.

August 9, 2016 CPSC; Kohler Power System recalls PRO3, PRO3.7E, PRO5.2, PRO5.2E, and GEN5.0 with Spec Number PA-GEN50—3003 because a malfunction can cause an electronic shock. Units: 7,000 (in addition to the 230 units sold in Canada).

August 9, 2016 CPSC; Flos recalls Flos Skygarden halogen pendant light fixtures with models S1 and S2 because the dome can loosen and fall spontaneously, posing a risk of impact injury. Units: 2,900.

August 9, 2016 CPSC; Brown Jordan Services recalls Hampton Bay Fall River swivel dining and lounge chairs because the base of the chair can break unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard. Units: 265,000 (in addition to 16,000 units sold in Canada).

August 4, 2016 CPSC; John Deere recalls lawn and garden tractors models X710, X730, X734, X748, and X739 with serial numbers beginning with 1Mox because the reverse implement option—the safety system that turns off the power of the motor blades when it is on reverse—can fail; posing a laceration hazard to bystanders. Units: 5,400 (in addition to the 1666 units sold in Canada).

August 4, 2016 CPSC; Cinmar recalls World Magnetic Travel Maps because if two or more magnets are swallowed and they become attached to each other they can cause intestinal obstructions and perforations in smaller children, posing a risk of serious long-term health effects or death. Units: 4,500.

August 3, 2016 CPSC: Signal Communication recalls National Time & Signal 541S fire alarm pull stations because the pull handle can detach when being pulled down, posing a risk of impact injury. Units: 3,500.

August 3, 2016 CPSC; Porta recalls residential elevators with electro mechanical door locks (EMDLs) because the plastic locks can make the landing door open prior to the arrival of the elevator car, posing a fall hazard. Units: 60,000.

August 2, 2016 CPSC; Bring Your Adventure Sports recalls BYA Sports Double Hammocks because a weld on the ring can fail and cause the hammock to pull free and collapse, posing a fall hazard. Units: 760.