Recalls this week: jeans, medication tubes
A line of jeans sold at Target are being recalled because a metal piece can detach, posing a laceration hazard. Other recalled consumer products being recalled this week include medication tubes that aren’t childproof and mosquito traps.
DETAILS: Cat & Jack Girls’ Star Studded Skinny Jeans. The jeans were sold in sizes 4 - 18P and have metal stars on the front bottom portion of the legs. “Cat & Jack” and the words “Super Skinny” are printed on the inside waistband of the jeans. The hangtag attached to the jeans has one of the following numbers, 205-03-1377 to 205-03-1392 at the top of the tag. They were sold at Target stores and online at target.com from September 2017 through November 2017. More details can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Topson-Downs-Recalls-Cat-Jack-Girls-Star-Studded-Jeans-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard-Sold-Exclusively-at-Target#
WHY: The metal stars can detach, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: Six reports of metal stars detaching, including five reports of lacerations.
HOW MANY: About 30,000.
FOR MORE: Call Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT daily, or visit www.target.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “Clothing” for more information, or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page.
DETAILS: This recall involves Maximum Strength Bacitraycin Plus Ointment with Lidocaine. The recalled ointment is in a white, one ounce tube with “Bacitraycin Plus” printed on the front in green. Lidocaine is one of the two active ingredients listed on the back of the tube. The tube measures approximately 5 inches long by 1 inch wide. The lot number is printed on the end of the tube. They were sold at BiLo, Food Lion, Giant Foods, Hannaford, Harris Teeter, Kroger, Price Chopper, Rite Aid, Stop & Shop, Tops and Walgreens stores nationwide from January 2014 through November 2017. More details on lot numbers can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/First-Aid-Research-Recalls-Maximum-Strength-Bacitraycin-Plus-Ointment-With-Lidocaine-Due-to-Failure-to-Meet-Child-Resistant-Closure-Requirement
WHY: The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain relieving ointment contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 500,000.
FOR MORE: Call United Exchange, the product’s importer, at 888-645-8204 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.firstaidresearch.com and click on “Recall” for more information.
DETAILS: This recall involves modular blowers used with heating and cooling systems sold under the Goodman, Amana, and Daikin brand names. The recalled products have model numbers beginning MBR1200AA, MBR1600AA, MBVC1600AA and MBVC2000AA, and serial numbers beginning 1704, 1705 and 1708. Some recalled modular blowers were installed with no brand name listed. Consumers can identify these recalled units with the above model and serial numbers. Model and serial number labels are located on the front panel of the unit. They were sold at heating and cooling equipment dealers from April 2017 through October 2017.
WHY: The labels found on the serial plate have incorrect electrical information that could result in installers and servicers using undersized wiring or incorrect fuse/circuit breaker parts, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,650 in the U.S. and 80 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Goodman at 844-633-4295 from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.goodmanmfg.com and click on “Product Recall” at the right hand corner of the page for more information.
MOSQUITO MAGNET TRAPS
DETAILS: Mosquito Magnet traps and Quick Clear Cartridge kits. The traps are designed to attract and capture mosquitos and other insects into the vacuum, where they dehydrate and die. The traps connect to a 20 gallon propane tank and measure about 30 to 35 inches tall. They were sold in green or green/gray combination with a black and green plastic stand. “Mosquito Magnet” is printed on the top front of the units. The model name, model number and serial number are printed on the back of the traps. The traps use Woodstream’s Quick Clear Cartridge kits to clean out the nozzle after changing propane tanks. They were sold at Home Depot and various hardware and home improvement stores and online at www.mosquitomagnets.com from December of 2014 through December of 2016. More details can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Woodstream-Recalls-Mosquito-Magnet-Traps-Due-to-Injury-Hazard
WHY: The recalled mosquito traps can become damaged if cleaning it while powered on with the company’s Quick Clear Cartridge kits and can propel broken pieces of the regulator, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: One report of damage to the mosquito trap line regulator while using the Quick Clear Cartridge kits. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 28,000 in U.S.
FOR MORE: Call Woodstream Corp. at 877-224-1538 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mosquitomagnet.com for more information.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL SWITCH ACCESSORY
DETAILS: This recall involves InSinkErator Single Outlet SinkTop Switches. The air activated switch mounts to the sink or countertop and is an alternative to the traditional wall switch for a garbage disposal. The model numbers are 76703, STS-SOSN, 78251 and 74300, and can be found on the back of the power module. InSinkErator is written on the front of the power module. The switches were sold with a chrome, white, or satin nickel button/bezel as an accessory for garbage disposals. Garbage disposals activated by a wall switch are not affected by this recall. The switches were sold between 2005 and October 2017 at home improvement stores, online websites and through plumbing contractors and outlets.
WHY: Water can get into the power module, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: 40 reports of water causing overheating damage to the power module and outlet beneath the sink. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1.4 million in the U.S. and 28 sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call InSinkErator at 855-215-5695 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.insinkerator.com and click on “Safety Notice.”
DETAILS: Model year 2016, 2017 and 2018 Husqvarna closed course/competition motorcycles with 450cc, 4-cycle engines. The motorcycles are white, blue and yellow with the Husqvarna logo on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. The engine size FS 450 is printed on both sides of the side panel below the rear of the seat. Model year 2016 motorcycles will have the letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). Model year 2017 motorcycles will have the letter H in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). Model year 2018 motorcycles will have the letter J in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN number is located on the right side of the steering head. They were sold at Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from September 2016 to December 2017.
WHY: The front brake master cylinder piston can crack, resulting in brake failure, posing a crash hazard to the rider.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 160.
FOR MORE: Call Husqvarna Motorcycles North America at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on “Service Information,” then select “Service Check” for more information.