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Recalls this week: toy police cars, recliners, safety gates

May 15, 2015

More than 13,000 toy police cars have been recalled because a piece can detach and poses a choking hazard to children. Other recalled products this week include faulty safety gates and snow shovels.

Here’s a more detailed look:


DETAILS: Police Press & Go toy vehicles. There is a police head coming out of the roof of the car wearing a blue police hat with a green star on the center of the hat. When the police head is pressed down it winds up the motor and the car moves forward. “Schylling Rowley, MA” and UPC number “01964922782″ are printed on the bottom of the toy cars, which were sold at specialty toy and gift stores nationwide from April 2010 through April 2015.

WHY: The hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: One report of the piece detaching from a toy vehicle. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 13,200 in the U.S. and 2,100 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Schylling at 800-767-8697 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, send email to SafetyAlert@Schylling.com, or visit www.schylling.com and click on Safety Alerts & Recalls at the top of the page for more information.


DETAILS: Three series of the PowerReclineXRw: P16, 32P and 39P. The P16 series is a single-seat recliner; the 32P series is a loveseat recliner; and the 39P series is a loveseat with a middle console. The furniture’s back and leg rest are raised and lowered electronically by pressing buttons built into the furniture’s side or on an optional attached controller. The series and style numbers are printed on a white label stapled to the front rail behind the leg rest or the underside of the leg rest. They were sold at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores and independent furniture stores nationwide from January 2015 through March 2015. The first three characters of the number will be P16, 32P or 39P, followed by the style number. Details on the recalled recliners can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2015/La-Z-Boy-Recalls-Wall-Saver-Power-Reclining-Furniture/

WHY: When reclined, the furniture can tip forward if the consumer exits without bringing the chair to an upright position, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: Five dealer reports of the furniture tipping forward when the chair was in a reclined position. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,600.

FOR MORE: Call La-Z-Boy at 855-592-9087 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit at www.la-z-boy.com and click on the Recall Alert button at the bottom of the page for more information.


DETAILS: Ikea’s PATRULL KLÄMMA and PATRULL SMIDIG Safety Gates. These safety gates are white, made of steel and plastic, and measure about 29 inches high with an adjustable width from about 29 inches to 34 inches. The gate has a spring mechanism that fits between the two sides of the door frame to hold the gate in place. They were sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from August 1995 through February 2015. A permanent label is attached to the metal bar at the bottom of the safety gate containing an article number. Gates with the following article numbers are recalled: 302-265-21, 500-375-67, 501-919-50, 655-517-10, 700-989-65, and 901-136-01.

WHY: The friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate is insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping hazard.

INCIDENTS: 18 incidents worldwide, including three incidents in which children have been injured as a result of falling down stairs. No injuries have been reported in the U.S.

HOW MANY: About 58,000 in U.S. and 17,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link on the top or bottom of the page for more information.


DETAILS: Twist swivel stools with a light brown-finish wood seat and base with four black metal legs sold at Cost Plus World Market. SKU number 438000 is printed on the UPC sticker attached to the underside of the stool seat. They were sold at Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at www.worldmarket.com from February 2011 through February 2015.

WHY: The weld joint attaching the stool seat to the center post can break, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: 12 reports of the stool’s joint breaking. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 125,000.

FOR MORE: Call Cost Plus World Market at 877-967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight daily or visit www.worldmarket.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.


DETAILS: Mountain Safety Research Operator T, Operator D, and Responder avalanche rescue snow shovels. Recalled shovels have a slit on either side of the lower lock button. The shovels measure about 32 to 34 inches long. The blades are red or yellow in color and the handles are gray. “Mountain Safety Research” is printed on the shaft of the handle. “MSR” is printed on the front of the shovel blade. They were sold at outdoor recreation stores, including Bass Pro Shops, REI and others, nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from October 2014 through January 2015.

WHY: The lower lock button on the avalanche snow shovel’s shaft can fail to secure the blade, causing the shovel’s shaft and blade to come apart and render the shovel unable to be used as intended to rescue avalanche victims.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,300 in the U.S. and 340 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Mountain Safety Research at 800-531-9531 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., send email to consumer@cascadedesigns.com, or visit www.msrgear.com and click on “Have You Purchased an MSR Snow Shovel” for more information.

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