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Children's Product Recalls March 2016
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March 31, 2016 CPSC; Grosfillex is voluntarily recalling its Havana side chairs and armless barstools because the backrest can crack and detach, posing a fall hazard to the user. Units: Approximately 92,000.
March 31, 2016 CPSC; CE North America is expanding its voluntary recall of KUL fan heaters because they can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Units: 8,500, an additional 28,000 were recalled in February 2016.
March 31, 2016 CPSC; Manhattan Toy is voluntarily recalling its Loop tabletop toys, designed for toddlers, because the round plastic beads can break, posing a choking hazard. Units: Approximately 2,548 in the U.S. and Canada.
March 30, 2016 CPSC; Toshiba is voluntarily recalling its laptop computer battery packs because the lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. These batteries are similar to batteries in hoverboards, which have been receiving a great deal of attention because of fires caused by their batteries. Units: Approximately 101,000 in the U.S. and Canada.
March 30, 2016 CPSC; Black Diamond is voluntarily recalling its carabiners, coupling links used for rock and mountain climbing, because it can unexpectedly open and allow the rope to become detached, posing a risk of injury or death to climbers from a fall. Units: Approximately, 1.24 million in the U.S. and Canada.
March 28, 2016 CPSC; Fiskars is voluntarily recalling its 32-inch bypass lopper shears (scissors used for gardening), because the lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration. Units: Approximately 288,000 in the U.S. and Canada.
March 25, 2016 CPSC; Specialized Bicycle Components is voluntarily recalling its headlights and taillights because they can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Units: Approximately 110,000.
March 21, 2016 CPSC; Panasonic is voluntarily recalling its lithium-ion laptop battery packs because conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire. Units: Approximately 497 in the U.S. and Canada.
March 18, 2016 CPSC; RacerMate is voluntarily recalling its CompuTrainer blue flywheels, indoor training devices, because they can shatter while in use and throw metal pieces into the air, posing a risk of injury from impact to the rider and any bystanders. Units: Approximately 25,000.
March 18, 2016 CPSC; IKEA is voluntarily recalling its Gothern floor and table lamps because cables damaged during manufacturing can come in contact with the metal body of the lamp, posing a shock hazard to consumers. Units: Approximately 30,600.
March 16, 2016 CPSC; GE Lighting is voluntarily recalling its high-intensity LED replacement lamps because the lamp can separate from its base and fall onto consumers below, causing it to fall on someone below it. Units: Approximately 35,500 in the U.S. and Mexico.
March 16, 2016 CPSC; SRAM is voluntarily recalling its Zipp bicycle wheel hubs because the hub flanges on the front hubs can fail, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider. Units: Approximately 56,900 in the U.S. and Canada.
March 16, 2016 CPSC; SRAM is voluntarily recalling its Zipp bicycle quick releases (used to install and uninstall wheels quickly) because the quick releases can fail to engage in the closed position, posing crash and injury hazards to the rider. Units: Approximately 6,400.
March 11, 2016 CPSC; Room & Board is voluntarily recalling its Doyle arm chairs and Doyle side chairs because the backrest can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to the user. Units: 1,500.
March 10, 2016 CPSC; Anchor Industries is voluntarily recalling its safety pool covers because the hooks used to connect the cover’s cables to the wall can break, posing a drowning risk. Units: 350.
March 10, 2016 CPSC; Carlin is voluntarily recalling its Williamson-Thermoflo furnaces and boilers equipped with Carlin oil burners because of a wiring malfunction, which can result in the burners failing to shut off, posing a fire hazard. Units: 110.
March 9, 2016 CPSC; KYMCO is voluntarily recalling its utility vehicles because the throttle can fail to return to idle causing the rider to lose control, posing crash and injury hazards. Units: 1,700.
March 9, 2016 CPSC; Z Gallerie is voluntarily recalling its Golda wall clocks because the defective battery springs in the battery compartment can cause the clock to overheat, posing a fire hazard. Units: 450.
March 8, 2016 CPSC; Liberty Hardware is voluntarily recalling its decorative metal wall plates because the plates can dislodge from the back plate and short circuit the outlet, posing a risk of electrical shock or fire. Units: 374,000.
March 3, 2016 CPSC; Pelican Products is voluntarily recalling its flashlights and replacement battery packs, because the lithium ion battery packs in the flashlights can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. These batteries are similar to batteries in hoverboards, which have been receiving a great deal of attention because of fires caused by their batteries. Units: 4,600 flashlights and 168 replacement battery packs in the U.S. and Canada.
March 2, 2016 CPSC; Illume is voluntarily recalling its “Love Today” ceramic coffee mugs because the mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard. Units: 12,300.
March 1, 2016 CPSC; United Pet Group is voluntarily recalling its Top Fin™ Power Filters for Aquariums because the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard. Units: 158,300 in the U.S. and Canada.
March 1, 2016 CPSC; Ambient Weather is expanding its voluntarily recall of Ambient Weather radios because they can overheat when plugged into an AC power outlet, posing a fire hazard. Units: 57,000. 12,500 radios were recalled in August 2015.