Recall Wednesday: 7 Products Recalled by CPSC, August 18 – 24

These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from August 18 – 24, 2010.

As a reminder:
In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Be sure to check old hand-me-downs for this!

You can find even more detailed information on all recalled products mentioned below on CPSC.gov.

All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.

1.  Name of Product: THHN Electrical Wire CPSC PRODUCT RECALL
Hazard: While the actual electrical wire has “14 gauge” printed on it, the packaging incorrectly labels the electrical wire as 12 gauge. If used as a 12 gauge wire, it can overload, posing a fire hazard to consumers.Description: This recall involves THNN electrical wire labeled on its packaging as 12 gauge solid white 100’ UPC 48243982721 and 12 gauge stranded red 50’ UPC 48243229215. The actual wire has “THHN Cerro Wire 14 gauge” printed on it. The UPC number and 12 gauge is found on the plastic wrap and on a label at the bottom of the reel.Sold at: Home Depot & Menards stores in the following states: Colo., Iowa, Idaho, Ill., Ind., Kan., Ky., Mich., Minn., Mo., Mont., N.D., Neb., Ohio, Ore., Pa., S.D., Utah, Wash., Wis., Wyo. from December 2009 through April 2010. The 50-foot wire spools were sold for $9 and the 100-foot spools for about $16.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10319.html

2.  Name of Product: Hickory handle sledge hammers CPSC PRODUCT RECALL
Hazard: The head of the sledge hammer can loosen and detach, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.
Description: This recall involves Brigade sledge hammers with a hickory wood handle. There are 11 models included in this recall, ranging in size from 2 to 20 lbs. A green and white label with the word “Brigade” and the model name is affixed to the head of the sledge hammer, and “Genuine Hickory” is printed on the handle. Model and UPC information are printed on the label.

Model UPC Part Description
444BR10675 847044060535 8LB 36 double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10677 847044060559 12LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10685 847044060634 4LB 16 Engineers Hammer
444BR10678 847044060566 16LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10679 847044060573 20LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10688 847044060665 4LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10687 847044060658 3LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10674 847044060528 6LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10676 847044060542 10LB 36 Double Face Sledge Hammer
444BR10686 847044060641 2LB 10-1/2 Drilling Hammer
444BR10684 847044060627 3LB 16 Engineers Hammer

Sold at: White Cap Construction Supply distributors nationwide from April 2009 through May 2010 for between $12 and $47.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10320.html

3.  Name of Product: Double stroller CPSC PRODUCT RECALL
Hazard: The stroller’s frame latch above the front wheels can fail when the stroller hits an object, causing the stroller to unexpectedly collapse. This can result in minor scrapes, cuts and bruises.Description: This recall involves 2007 and 2008 Zooper Tango double strollers with a model number of SL808B and SL808F. The model numbers were printed on the original packaging. The strollers have production dates ranging from January 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. The production dates are printed on the warning labels attached to the seats. The word “Zooper” is printed on the stroller canopies and grab bars. The Web address www.zooper.com is printed on the basket under the stroller seats.Sold at: Juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide and online retailers, including www.albeebaby.com and www.babiesrus.com, from January 2007 through August 2008 for between $400 and $430.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10321.html

4.  Name of Product: Folding wooden chairs CPSC PRODUCT RECALL
Hazard:
The wooden frame of the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Description:
This recall includes wooden folding chairs. The chairs were sold individually and as part of a three-piece set that included one table and two chairs. “HD Outdoor” is printed on the chair’s packaging.
Sold at:
Kroger, Fred Meyer, Ralph’s, Fry’s, Smith’s, Dillon’s, Gerbes, City Market, and Baker’s stores nationwide from February 2009 through December 2009 individually for about $50 and as part of the set that sold for about $130.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10322.html

5.  Name of Product: Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmers CPSC PRODUCT RECALL
Hazard: The bottle warmers can overheat liquids and baby food, posing a burn hazard to adults and babies.
Description:
This recall involves the Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmer which uses steam to heat baby bottles or baby food. The bottle warmer is green with an orange temperature dial. “Beaba” is printed on the base and model number 9602 is printed on the underside of the warmer.
Sold at:
Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, online at www.williams-sonoma.com and through Williams-Sonoma catalogs from June 2010 through July 2010 for about $65.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10323.html

6.  Name of Product: Infant and Toddler Hammocks CPSC PRODUCT RECALL
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the hammock becoming unbalanced, including one report of a two-month old who rolled to the side corner of the hammock and was found crying face down. No injuries have been reported.
Description:
This recall includes MamaLittleHelper Hammocks with model numbers 1010, 1020 and BL222. They have a steel frame and a fabric hammock with a mattress which are connected by a large spring, safety rope and a metal hanger. Model BL222 has a computerized rocker device. “MamaLittleHelper” is printed on a label sewn onto the hammock models 1010 and 1020. Model BL222 does not have a label.
Sold exclusively: Online at www.mamalittlehelper.com from May 2008 through February 2010 for between $100 and $230.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10324.html

7. Name of Product: Char-Broil vertical gas smokers CPSC PRODUCT RECALL
Hazard: When the temperature setting is in “low,” the smoker’s hose/valve/regulator (HVR) assembly does not allow sufficient gas to flow, causing the flame to extinguish. Gas continues to flow and build up inside the smoker. If the smoker is reignited the build-up of propane gas can cause an explosion that bursts the smoker’s door open, posing an injury hazard.
Description: This recall involves the Char-Broil vertical gas smokers with model number 07701413. The model number is printed on a metal tag located on the right rear leg of the smoker. The smoker measures 21.5″ x 19.5″ x 45.5″ and weighs 75 pounds. A “G” inside a triangle is printed on the regulator (see photo).
Sold at: Walmart and various other retailers nationwide from March 2008 through June 2010 for about $140.
To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10325.html

All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.

These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from August 18 – 24, 2010.

As a reminder:

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Be sure to check old hand-me-downs for this!

You can find even more detailed information on all recalled products mentioned below on CPSC.gov.

All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.

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