Children's Product Recalls February 2016
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February 18, 2016 NHTSA; NHTSA announced that Evenflo Company, Inc. is voluntarily recalling their Transition 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats because a child can loosen the seat's harness while in the car seat, which could lead to an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash. If you have registered your Evenflo car seat, the company will notify you of this recall and send you a free remedy kit that includes a newly-designed seat pad and CFA assembly. Owners may contact Evenflo at: www.transitions.evenflo.com or 1-800-233-5921. Units: More than 56,000.
February 11, 2016 CPSC; Nuna Baby Essentials is voluntarily recalling its high chairs because the arm bar can bend or detach during use, posing a fall hazard to children. Units: 5,950 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 1, 2016 NHTSA; Graco is voluntarily recalling its convertible car seats because of mislabeling, meaning that the car seats do not include a statement on the product labels identifying the location of the printed instruction manual. This does not affect the safety of the car seat, the statement is, however, required by law. Affected models are: Extend2Fit, ComfortSport, Ready Ride and Classic Ride. Graco will mail new labels to owners of registered car seats. Extend2Fit owners can click here for more information. ComfortSport, Ready Ride and Classic Ride owners click here for more information. Units: 47,000.
February 25, 2016 CPSC; Viessman is voluntarily recalling their gas boilers because it can overheat and emit flue gases into the venting system and carbon monoxide can leak throughout the residence, posing a carbon monoxide hazard to consumers as well as a fire hazard. Units: 306 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 24, 2016 CPSC; England’s Stove is voluntarily recalling its freestanding pellet stoves because smoke can build up inside the firebox due to ash accumulation and cause the door’s glass to break, posing a laceration hazard. Units: 2,300.
February 18, 2016 CPSC; ENVE is voluntarily recalling its bicycle forks because the left leg of the bicycle fork can crack above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard. The recall involves ENVE Carbon Fiber Road Fork 2.0 Disc 1.25” taper models. Units: 660.
February 18, 2016 CPSC; J. Crew is voluntarily recalling its girls’ Crewcut puffer coats because the buttons on the front of the coat can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: 16,463 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 18, 2016 CPSC; BYA Sports is voluntarily recalling its BYA Skyline zipline kits because it can fail allowing the cable to pull free or become slack while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user. Units: 6,690 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 18, 2016 CPSC; Boa is voluntarily recalling its snowboard boots with Boa secondary reels because it can become stuck in the open position, causing the fit at the forefoot of the boot or tongue to loosen and pose a fall hazard. Units: 37,500 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 17, 2016 CPSC; Apple is voluntarily recalling its AC travel adapter kits and plugs because the two-prong wall plug adapters for Australia/New Zealand/Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe and Korea can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock risk. Units: 895,000 in the US and Canada.
February 17, 2016 CPSC; Michaels is voluntarily recalling their artificial Ashland poinsettia stems and bushes because of possible mold present on the boxes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in consumers with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or those allergic to mold. Units: 431,600 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 17, 2016 CPSC; Michaels is voluntarily recalling their Ashland holiday paper boxers because of possible mold present on the boxes, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in consumers with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or those allergic to mold. Units: 289,170 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 17, 2016 CPSC; Goodman Company is voluntarily recalling their air conditioning and heating units because the units can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. Units: 5,300 in the U.S. This is an expanded recall, 223,500 units were recalled in August 2014.
February 12, 2016 CPSC; Crescent Point Energy is voluntarily recalling its propane gas because there is an insufficient level of "odorant" to alert consumers of a gas leak, presenting a fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards. Units 118,000,000 gallons in the U.S., more in Canada.
February 11, 2016 CPSC; Arctic Cat is voluntarily recalling its snowmobiles because the brakes can fail, posing a risk of injury or deaths to the operator. Units: 1,600.
February 10, 2016 CPSC; Pier 1 Imports is voluntarily recalling its Capella Island swivel dining chairs because the chairs can break at the base, posing a fall hazard. Units: 804 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 9, 2016 CPSC; Classic Characters is voluntarily recalling its infant elf booties because the pompoms at the tip of the toe can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: 4,000 pairs.
February 9, 2016 CPSC; IKEA is voluntarily recalling its ceiling lamps because the plastic retaining clips that secure the glass shades to the lamp can break and allow the glass shades to fall, posing a laceration hazard. Units: 1.27 million in the U.S. and Canada.
February 4, 2016 CPSC; KHS America is voluntarily recalling its Monkey Glockenspiel children's musical instrument because note bars may contain excessive levels of lead in the paint, posing adverse health effects if the paint is scraped off and ingested. Units: 150.
February 4, 2016 CPSC; Head USA is voluntarily recalling its ski and snowboard helmets because the helmets do not comply with the safety impact standards for helmets, posing a risk of head injury. Units: 440 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 4, 2016 CPSC; Wedgwood is voluntarily recalling its Peter Rabbit decorative baby rattles because the balls inside each side of the decorative rattles can be released, posing a choking hazard to young children. Units: 694 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 4, 2016 CPSC; Dollar General is voluntarily recalling its construction truck toy vehicles because the toy truck's remote control can short circuit causing it to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Units: 27,000.
February 4, 2016 CPSC; CE North American is voluntarily recalling its KUL fan heaters because they can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Units: 28,260 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 3, 2016 CPSC; Eastwood is voluntarily recalling its multi-function power packs because the power packs' lithium ion batteries can burst during charging, posing a fire hazard. Units: 500.
February 3, 2016 CPSC; Lutron Electronics is voluntarily recalling its roller shades because the window shades can become dislodged from their brackets and fall, posing an impact hazard. Units: 35,000 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 2, 2016 CPSC; Royal Appliance is voluntarily recalling its Dirt Devil pet vacuums because their electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged, posing an electrical shock hazard. Units: 158,700 in the U.S. and Canada.
February 2, 2016 CPSC; Microsoft is voluntarily recalling its AC power cords because the cords can overheat, posing fire or shock hazards. Units: Approximately 2.69 million in the U.S. and Canada.