Recall Wednesday: Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Kettle, Hooded Sweatshirts w/ Drawstrings, Pumptec Electric Motor Controllers Submersible
In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (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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Name of Product: Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
Hazard: The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Description: This recall involves girl’s sweatshirts sold under the Candy Queen and Akademiks brand names. Sweatshirts included in this recall have style numbers Q37519, A22090, A393343-3, A79405-226 and A79462-1. The sweatshirts were sold in sizes 2T through 16.
Sold at: Small retail stores nationwide from February 2008 through November 2008 for between $5 and $22.
Find more detailed information at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10142.html
Name of Product: Children’s Hooded Jackets
Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Blue Heart and Just a Girl brand children’s sweatshirts. The Blue Heart sweatshirts are olive and pink, and have style number 48052. The Just a Girl sweatshirts were sold in light blue, and have style number 48052. RN 87888 is printed in the center of the back neck. The sweatshirts were sold in sizes 4 to 6X.
Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from September 2006 through September 2009 for about $10.
Find more detailed information at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10143.html
Name of Product: Hooded Sweatshirts
Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
Description: This recall involves Attitude Gold children’s hooded sweatshirts in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. The sweatshirts were sold in beige, blue, charcoal gray and black and have a random distress designs. Style number ZZJ-2J, ZZJ-01J, ZZJ-04J or ZZJ-5J is printed on the hangtag.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory and Modecraft Fashions stores nationwide from October 2008 through June 2009 for about $25.
Find more detailed information at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10144.html
Name of Product: Pumptec Electric Motor Controllers for Submersible Pump Systems
Hazard: The product label can lose adhesion, exposing the circuitry. This could pose a shock hazard to consumers.
Description: This recall involves the Pumptec electronic motor controller for 115v/230v submersible motors rated 1/3 to 1 1/2 HP with model number 5800020600 and date codes of 06F45 through 09L45. The model number and date code can be found on the nameplate label located on the right-hand side of the enclosure.
Sold at: Dealers nationwide from June 2006 through November 2009 for about $245.
Find more detailed information at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10145.html
Hazard: The handle on the tea kettle can come loose, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the handle becoming loose or deformed. One minor burn to hands has been reported.
Description: This recall involves Copco and Wild Leaf Tea Co. Bristol model and Martha Stewart Collection® Enameled Steel Tea Kettles with enamel finishes in white, crème, blue, cobalt, sand, red and green.
Sold by: Mail order, online and by retailers nationwide, including Macy’s and Linens ‘n Things from October 2005 through January 2010 for about $35.