Here is last month’s list of CPSC recalls from this past month, courtesy of http://fdarecalls.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/cpsc-november-recall-list/
-Serious Head Injuries to Infants Continue Due to Falls from Bumbo Baby Seats Used on Elevated Surfaces;
Injuries occurring despite previous recall warning; parents urged to use caution
Due to the serious risk of injury to babies, CPSC and Bumbo International Trust of South Africa (“Bumbo International”) are urging parents and caregivers to never place Bumbo Baby Seats on tables, countertops, chairs or other raised surfaces. Infants aged 3-10 months old have fallen out of the Bumbo seat and suffered skull fractures and other injuries.
-Motion Sensing Wall Switches Recalled by HeathCo due to Electrical Shock Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, HeathCo, LLC of Bowling Green, Ky., is voluntarily recalling about 75,000 Heath®/Zenith and WirelessCommand® motion sensing wall switches. When the switches are in the auto mode and the light is off, a small amount of leakage current passes through the electric circuit, including the socket. If consumers fail to disconnect the power at the circuit breaker and make contact with both terminals inside the socket while replacing the bulbs, there is a risk of an electric shock.
-Columbia Sportswear Recalls Batteries Sold With Jackets Due To Fire Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Columbia Sportswear Company, of Portland, Ore., is voluntarily recalling about 220 pairs of Omni-Heat™ Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery packs (two battery packs sold with each of 220 jackets). The batteries have a cell defect which can cause overheating, posing a fire hazard.
-Collective Brands Recalls KEDS Girls’ Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Collective Brands, Inc., of Topeka, Kan., is voluntarily recalling about 45,000 KEDS® “Know It All” girls’ shoes. Ornamental stars on the heel of the shoe may loosen, posing a laceration hazard.
-Children’s Animal Slippers Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Family Dollar Stores
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Family Dollar Services Inc., of Matthews, N.C., is voluntarily recalling about 160,000 Kidgets® Animal Sock Top slippers. The animal’s eyes can detach from the slippers, posing a choking hazard to young children.
-Liebherr Expands Recall of Refrigerators Due to Injury Hazard; Door Can Detach
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Liebherr-Canada Ltd of Ontario, of Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 8,000 Liebherr Freestanding 30-Inch Wide, Bottom Freezer Refrigerators (About 5,700 built-in 30-inch wide, bottom freezer refrigerators were recalled in March 2011). The refrigerator’s door can detach, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
-Toys Safer This Holiday Season Due to Stronger Safety Rules; Recalls and lead violations are down; 180,000 child injuries per year is too high
It’s that time of year again, when parents, grandparents, and friends begin to prepare holiday toy shopping lists. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants consumers to know that while safety should be at the top of everyone’s toy list, stronger federal rules are making a positive impact and restoring confidence in the safety of toys.
-Build-A-Bear Recalls Teddy Bear Swimwear Set Due to Strangulation Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Build-A-Bear Workshop®, of St. Louis, is voluntarily recalling about 19,720 (in the United States) and 1,100 (in Canada) sets of swimwear with inflatable inner tube. The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard.
-Michaels Stores Recalls Ashland Brand Glass Vase Due to Laceration Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, Michaels Stores Inc. of Irving, Tex., is voluntarily recalling about 28,000 (in the United States) and 1,800 (in Canada) Ashland™ glass vases. The glass vases can break or fracture when a consumer picks them up, posing a laceration hazard.
-Arctic Cat Recalls ATVs due to Crash Hazard
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Arctic Cat Inc., of Thief River Falls, Minn., is voluntarily recalling about 1,384 Arctic Cat All-Terrain Vehicles. The ATV’s steering tie-rod can bend, causing loss of control which poses a crash hazard.
-W.P. Appliances Recalls Combination Grills/Griddles Due to Overheating and Electrical Shock Hazards; Sold Exclusively at HSN
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, W.P. Appliances Inc., of Hollywood, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 27,000 Wolfgang Puck Electric Reversible Tri-Grill/Griddles. A defect in the electrical wiring of the electric grills/griddles can pose a risk of overheating, melting and an electrical shock hazard to consumers.
-Federal Judge Grants Permanent Injunction Against Brooklyn Sleep Products and Francisco Chavez
A federal judge granted a default judgment and a permanent injunction ordering Brooklyn Sleep Products Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y., and its president Francisco Chavez, to stop manufacturing, importing, renovating and selling mattresses until they provide evidence that their mattresses comply with federal flammability laws.
-Joss Rock Climbing Cam Units Recalled by Sierra Trading Post Due to a Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively by Sierra Trading Post
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Sierra Trading Post, of Cheyenne, Wy., is voluntarily recalling about 1,280 Joss rock climbing cams. The recalled cams can fail unexpectedly after being set, posing a fall hazard.