Item Recalls: September 2015

Item Recalls: September 2015

Customer safety and satisfaction is of utmost importance to everyone at, and who uses the services of, Swap.com. As an online consignment store, we want to ensure that all items that are listed are safe to all customers who may use or come in contact with them.

When buying items through consignment or receiving them as a hand-me-downs, it is very important to make sure that the items will be safe to use by everyone in the family.  Items could be recalled by a manufacturer for a number of safety issues or product defects. Unfortunately, these defects are often discovered after the product has been purchased and used by many.

Commonly found item recalls apply to food items, furniture, and electronic devices. Information about recalls can be found on store and manufacturer websites and government websites such as http://www.recalls.gov/search.html

For a full list of product recalls and lots of good safety tips, please visit:

https://www.safekids.org/product-recalls

The list below is of the most recent item recalls from last month.  Though the list includes more than just children’s items, we wanted to be sure that our community is aware of all recalls since children can have access to all sorts of things around the house.

Item Recalls: September 2015

September 30, 2015 CPSC: Shivvers Recalls Country Clipper Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert). The gas cap threads do not align with threads of the fuel tanks opening, which can allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

September 30, 2015 CPSC: Millennium Outdoors Recalls Tree Stands Due to Fall Hazard. The seat on the tree stand can bend in a downward angle, posing a fall hazard to the user.

September 29, 2015 CPSC: Rattan Arm Chairs Recalled by Ross Stores Due to Fall and Injury Hazard. The chair may tip or slide backward, posing a fall hazard.

September 29, 2015 CPSC: Chewbeads Recalls Pacifier Clips Due to Choking Hazard. The “D” ring on the pacifier clip can break, allowing beads to detach, posing a choking hazard.

September 29, 2015 CPSC: Thirteen Manufacturers, Distributors Recall Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard. Thirteen Manufacturers, Distributors Recall Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard

September 29, 2015 CPSC: Calphalon Recalls Pizza Wheels Due to Laceration Hazard. The handle of the pizza cutter can detach during use, posing a laceration hazard.

September 29, 2015 CPSC: Madewell Expands Recall of Women’s Sandals Due to Fall Hazard. The metal shank in Madewell Katya model sandals can dislodge and break through bottom of the outsole.

September 24, 2015 CPSC: Bed Bath & Beyond Hammock Stands Recalled by Pride Family Brands Due To Fall Hazard. Z-shaped hooks that attach the hammock to the hammock stand can bend or break, resulting in a consumer falling to the ground.

September 24, 2015 CPSC: Wishbone Design Recalls Recycled Edition Bikes Due to Injury Hazard. The handlebar can pinch fingers placed at the center where the handlebar connects to the bike frame.

September 24, 2015 CPSC: Rainbow Play Systems Recalls Plastic Yellow Trapeze Rings Due to Fall Hazard; Manufactured by Nylacarb. The rings can unexpectedly crack or break during use, posing a fall hazard to children.

September 24, 2015 CPSC: Fujitsu America Recalls Battery Packs for Fujitsu Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard. The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

September 23, 2015 CPSC: CleggPromo Recalls CPB-100 Power Banks Due to Fire Hazard. The power bank can overheat, explode and catch fire.

September 17, 2015 CPSC: Zak Designs Recalls Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target Stores. The inner plastic straw in the fip-top portion of the twist-off cap can break, posing a choking hazard

September 17, 2015 CPSC: The Land of Nod Recalls Mobiles Due to Entanglement and Strangulation Hazards. The yarn from the sheep figures can unravel, posing an entanglement and strangulation hazard to young children.

September 17, 2015 CPSC: Bed Handles Inc. Reannounces Recall of Adult Portable Bed Handles Due to Serious Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards; Less Than 1% Response Rate to Recall. Three women died after becoming entrapped between the mattress and the recalled bed

September 16, 2015 CPSC: Bradshaw International Recalls Jumbo Roasters Due to Laceration Hazard. The roaster rim is incorrectly finished and can have sharp edges.

September 15, 2015 CPSC: Segway Recalls Off-Board Chargers for Segway Personal Transporters Due to Shock Hazard (Recall Alert). A wire inside the charger can detach and touch the side of the charger, posing a shock hazard.

September 10, 2015 CPSC: Philips Recalls Halogen Bulbs Due to Laceration and Burn Hazards. The lens of the bulb can shatter in the lamp or the lens fall off and shatter, posing a laceration and burn hazard.

September 10, 2015 CPSC: Juratoys Recalls Fishing Games Due to Choking Hazard. The plastic worm at the end of the fishing line can separate, and small magnet inside the worm can fall out. Swallowing multiple magnets can result in serious injury.

September 10, 2015 CPSC: Touchless Kitchen Faucets Recalled by Lota Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot. The battery box used to power the faucet’s sensor can short circuit, overheat and/or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

September 9, 2015 CPSC: Bosch Security Systems Recalls Wireless Smoke Alarms Due to Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire (Recall Alert). The alarms can fail to alert consumers to a fire, posing a fire hazard.

September 9, 2015 CPSC: Cabrinha Recalls Kiteboard Control Systems Due to Risk of Injury; Trim Line Can Break. The point of connection between the kiteboard’s trim line and the depower mainline can break, and cause a loss of control, posing a risk of injury.

September 9, 2015 CPSC: Mini Bikes Recalled by Baja Motorsports Due to Fall and Crash Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Tractor Supply Company. The front fork can separate from the wheel, posing fall and crash hazards to riders.

September 9, 2015 CPSC: Panasonic Recalls Metal Cutter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard. The lower blade guard can get stuck in the fully retracted position and not automatically release to cover the blade.

September 9, 2015 CPSC: Kenwood Recalls Blenders Due to Laceration Hazard. The lower blade can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

September 8, 2015 CPSC: Rejuvenation Recalls Shaker Chairs and Bar Stools Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert). The legs and back of these products can break, causing the person sitting on the chair or stool to fall.

September 8, 2015 CPSC: Nestlé Waters North America Recalls Water Dispensers Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert). The screws holding the heat band in the dispensers can break or detach and cause the unit to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

September 8, 2015 CPSC: IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard. The crib mattresses fail to meet the federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

September 8, 2015 CPSC: Technical Consumer Products Recalls Connected Brand Downlights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard. The internal wiring in the LED downlights can contact the downlight’s metal trim, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

September 4, 2015 CPSC: The James Trading Group Recalls Kids Sports Hoodie Due to Strangulation Hazard. The sweatshirt drawstring poses a strangulation hazard to children, they may entangle or catch on playground slides, vehicle doors, moving objects.

September 3, 2015 CPSC: Cycling Sports Group Recalls Cannondale Mountain Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard. The OPI stem/steering tube assemblies can fail, posing a risk of injury from a fall.

September 3, 2015 CPSC: Prestone Products Recalls Windshield De-Icer and Ice and Frost Shield Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement. The trigger spray assembly can be removed from the De-Icer and Frost Shield container. The product contains methanol and ethylene glycol. Children may gain access to the product by removing the trigger assembly, posing a risk of poisoning.

September 2, 2015 CPSC: Sleeping Partners Recalls Moses Basket and Stand Due to Fall Hazard. The Moses basket fails to meet the federal hand held infant carrier standard and the stand fails to meet the bassinet/cradle standard.

September 2, 2015 CPSC:  Imagine Nation Books Recalls Pink Giraffe Animal Purse Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard. The red paint on the zipper contains excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.

September 1, 2015 CPSC:  MiWorld Accessories Recalls Plug-in Wall Chargers for iPhones Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Charlotte Russe Stores. The chargers can overheat and catch fire while in use, posing a fire hazard.

 

Jesse

Jesse Gonzalez is the merchandising and style expert at Swap.com, creating a world of ‘once loved’ items to not be discarded, but re-introduced with fashion trends and flexibility.

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