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Children's Product Recalls - November 2017
Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products that can put kids at risk. This recall report includes more than 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers, seven models of hoverboards and Hot Pockets that may contain an undetermined allergen. The Safe Kids’ recall center is a unique place where parents and caregivers can go to stay up-to-date on recalls of all child-related products.
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November 29, 2017 CPSC; Toys “R” Us recalls “totally me!” clay craft kits with “model number AD11244” printed on the bottom of the box. Units: 6,000
November 2, 2017 CPSC; Kidde recalls 134 models of fire extinguishers with plastic handles manufactured between January 1, 1973 to August 15, 2017 because they can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge. Thus, they can fail to activate during a fire emergency. Units: 37.8 million (2.7 million in Canada).
November 14, 2017 CPSC; The CPSC announced the recall of seven models of hoverboards because the lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. The models are as follows:
- Smart Balance Wheel self-balancing scooter.
- Drone Nerds self-balancing scooters.
- Go Wheels self-balancing scooters/hoverboards, sold exclusively at Village Mart stores.
- iHoverspeed self-balancing scooters.
- iLive self-balancing scooters.
- Tech Drift self-balancing scooters.
- Sonic Smart Wheels self-balancing scooters.
November 30, 2017 CPSC; Natural Solutions for Life recalls Synodrin pain relieving cream with lidocaine because the packaging fails to meet child resistant standards, posing a poisoning risk. Units: 56,000
November 30, 2017 CPSC; Flos recalls its Romeo Moon and Romeo Louis II pendant lamps because the glass defuser can detach and fall, posing an impact injury hazard. Units: 4,000
November 21, 2017 CPSC; Plycem recalls Allura Decking because the material can deteriorate and crack, causing the deck surfacing to break, posing a serious fall hazard. Units: 37,500 boards
November 21, 2017 CPSC; Omega Pacific recalls carabiners (devices used to link together ropes and harnesses) that can fail, causing a fall hazard. Units: 1,900
November 21, 2017 CPSC; The CPSC reissued its recall risk warnings about IKEA Malm dressers because they can tip-over. An IKEA Malm dresser tipover is identified with an eighth death of a young child. (See article.) Units: 17.3 million.
November 21, 2017 CPSC; Woolino recalls children’s 100 percent merino wool one-piece, long-sleeve, footed pajamas because they violate federal flammability standards. Units: 4,100
November 16, 2017 CPSC; Textron recalls its Arctic Cat recreational off-highway vehicles because the motor (winch solenoid) can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard. Units: 300; 3,000 winch accessory kits (124 in Canada)
November 16, 2017 CPSC; Precision Shooting Recalls it archery crossbows because they can fire or discharge unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystanders. Units: 17,000
November 15, 2017 CPSC; Wholesale Fireworks recalls “overloaded” fireworks intended to produce a louder noise, can result in a greater than expected explosion. They are in violation of federal standards and pose risks of explosion and burn hazards. Units: 1,700
November 15, 2017 CPSC; Bush Hog recalls its HDE riding lawn mowers because the mower blade can separate from the spindle, posing a laceration hazard to the operator or bystanders. Units: 500
November 8, 2017 CPSC; Oshkosh recalls Baby B’gosh gray and pink quilted jackets because snaps can fall off and a child can swallow them, posing a choking hazard. Units: 38,000 (5,000 in Canada)
November 7, 2017 CPSC; Norco Bicycles recalls its children’s bicycles with Samox cranksets because the crank can bend and break, posing a fall hazard. Units: 1,050 (1,750 in Canada)
November 3, 2017 CPSC; JW Crawford recalls children’s rain ponchos because the drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children. Units: 1,300
November 2, 2017 CPSC; Dondolo is recalling its children’s nightgowns and two-piece pajama sets because they fail to meet the federal flammability standards. Units: 3,100
November 1, 2017 CPSC; Mass Creation is recalling Little Mass Children’s Sleepwear (nightgowns and pajama sets) because they fail to meet the federal flammability standards. Units: 2,300