Recall Wednesday: Remote Control Kit for Fireplace, Mobile Power Packs, Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts, Graco Harmony™ High Chairs, Konrad and Loft Office Chairs, DayNa Decker Botanika Candles, & Bicycle Bells
Below are the CPSC recalls that I have received since Wednesday, March 17, 2010. Another hooded sweatshirt recall and a number of children related recalls.
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.
Smarty Pants Mama
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Name of Product: Remote Control Kits for Electric Fireplaces and Stoves
Hazard: The plug-in wall unit can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Description: The recalled remote control kits are used with Dimplex, Electraflame, Symphony, Optiflame, Electralog and Charmglow brand electric fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts. They include a black or dark gray hand-held remote control and also a black or dark gray wall unit that plugs into an electrical wall outlet. Recalled model numbers include 47-1001, 47-1010-R and APT-1315. The model number is printed on either the plug-in unit or the hand-held remote control. The fireplace or stove’s brand name is printed on both units.
Sold at: Mass merchandise, home improvement, specialty fireplace and furniture retailers from January 1998 through December 2008 for between $200 and $1,500 for the fireplaces and stoves. This recall includes remote control kits subsequently replaced under warranty.
To see more detailed information, visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10167.html
Name of Product: Mobile Power Packs
Hazard: The lithium-ion cells used in the Mobile Power Pack can ignite or explode while charging, posing a fire hazard. This hazard is only present for units that have not been charged.
Description: The recalled Mobile Power Pack is a mobile device that receives an AC charge in a compact battery pack that will then give five DC charges to small electronic devices including mobile phones, MP-3 players, Blackberries, and PDAs. The power pack is black and silver and is rectangular in shape. The front of it has a small circular control panel. The front also displays the word “Tumi” engraved on a silver button located towards the bottom of the device. Style number 14362 is printed on the power pack packaging.
Sold by: Tumi retail stores, department and specialty stores nationwide and www.Tumi.com from August 2007 through March 2008 for $135.
To see more detailed information, visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10169.html
Name of Product: Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. 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 sweatshirts and jackets.
Description: This recall involves children’s sweatshirts sold in sizes 4 through 7 and S (8) and M (10-12). The sweatshirts were sold in various colors and prints. The brand name Kani Gold or Road Block is printed inside of the garment on the neck tag.
Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2009 for between $6 and $30.
To see more detailed information, visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10170.html
Name of Product: Graco Harmony™ High Chairs
Hazard: The screws holding the front legs of the high chair can loosen and fall out and/or the plastic bracket on the rear legs can crack causing the high chair to become unstable and tip over unexpectedly. This poses a fall hazard to children.
Description: This recall involves all Harmony™ High Chairs. The Harmony™ high chair was manufactured from November 2003 through December 2009 and is no longer in production. The model number can be found on the label that is located on the underside of the foot rest.
|Harmony™ High Chair Model Numbers|
|Note: These model numbers may begin with the letter A, B, C, or D|
Sold at: AAFES, Burlington Coat Factory, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Sears, Target, Target.com, Walmart, WalMart.com, Shopko, USA Baby, and other retailers nationwide from December 2003 through March 2010 for between $70 and $120.
To see more detailed information, visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10171.html
Name of Product: Konrad and Loft Office Chairs
Hazard: The chair backs can come loose from the seat base, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Description: The wooden office chairs have the following brand names, SKU numbers and purchase order numbers: Konrad models SKU #415413, and PO numbers 200360055, 200360056, 200360057, 400360062, 400360063, 400360064; and Loft models SKU #415414 and PO numbers 200360058, 200360059, 200360060, 200360061, 400360065, 400360066, 400360074, 400360075. The SKU number and description appear on the sales receipt and original shipping carton. The PO number is located on the underside of the chair itself.
Sold at: Cost Plus/World Market stores and Web site nationwide from January to December 2009 for about $170.To see more detailed information, visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10172.html
Name of product: DayNa Decker Botanika Candles
Hazard: The candle flame can unexpectedly flare up and the glass container can crack, posing fire, burn and laceration hazards to consumers.
Description: This recall involves DayNa Decker Botanika brand candles sold in 3-, 6-, and 16-ounce glass containers. The words “DayNa Decker” and Bacara, Bardou, Clementine, Indigo, Leila, Manzanita, Sierra, Taiga, Violetta, Viva, Yasmin, or Zelia appear on the bottom of the green glass container. Only Botanika candles with batch code 9J3, 9K1, 9L1 or 9L2 are included in the recall. Batch codes are printed on the bottom of the glass container.
Sold at: Resorts, spas, gift shops and specialty stores nationwide from November 2009 through January 2010 for between $30 and $75, depending on the size.
To see more detailed information, visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10173.html
Name of Product: Bicycle Bells
Hazard: The red paint on the bicycle bells contains excessive lead levels, violating the federal lead paint standard.
Description: This recall involves children’s bicycle bells. The bells are red, black and white and has “I ♥ My Bike” printed on the top. The green and white packaging reads “bike bell” and “$1.”
Sold at: Dollar Stores and Do It Best Hardware stores nationwide from August 2008 through August 2009 for about $1.
To see more detailed information, visit the CPSC website at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10174.html