Recalls this week: night lights, strollers, dressers
Jul. 24, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — More than 140,000 night lights are being recalled because they can overheat and spark a fire. Other recalled consumer products this week include strollers with a foam piece that could be detrimental and dressers that need to be secured to a wall.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Battery-operated Circo Night Lights sold at Target stores nationwide and Target.com from October 2014 through May 2015. The night light collection includes a pink hedgehog, a blue bird, a yellow rocket, an orange dino egg, a white soccer ball and a green shark. The model numbers are printed on the bottom side of the night lights. The hedgehog has model number 060-02-1397, the bird has model number 060-02-1398, the rocket has model number 060-02-1399, the dino egg has model number 060-02-1400, the soccer ball has model number 060-02-1401, and the shark has model number 060-02-1402.
WHY: The battery can overheat and cause the night light to melt, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of the night lights overheating, including one report of a fire that damaged a consumer's dresser, wall and plug-in. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 143,000.
FOR MORE: Call Target at 800-440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit www.target.com and on the bottom of the home page under the "Help" section, click on the "Product Recalls" link or the Recall Tab via the firm's Facebook page.
DETAILS: UPPAbaby 2015 CRUZ, 2015 VISTA strollers and 2015 RumbleSeat. For CRUZ strollers, the UPPAbaby name and logo are printed on the side of the canopy and "CRUZ" is printed in white lettering on the handlebars of the stroller. For VISTA strollers "VISTA" is printed in white lettering on the handlebars of the stroller and UPPAbaby is printed across the bottom diagonal rail of the stroller frame next to a black, fabric basket. The RumbleSeat is a separate seat attachment that can be attached to the stroller frame. RumbleSeats have manufacture dates stamped on the bottom of the seat from September 2014 through May 2015. The RumbleSeat comes in various colors and allows the child to ride rear facing, forward facing or reclined. All of the strollers and RumbleSeats have a foam bumper bar across the middle of the product for the child to hold. The products were sold from December 2014 through July 2015.
Details on models an serial numbers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/UPPAbaby-Recalls-Strollers-and-RumbleSeats/
WHY: The strollers' and RumbleSeats' bumper bar poses a choking hazard when a child bites the bumper bar and removes a piece of the foam covering.
INCIDENTS: 22 reports of children biting off a piece of the bumper bar foam. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 71,000 in the U.S. and 8,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call UPPAbaby customer service at 844-540-8694 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.UPPAbaby.com and click on "Safety Notice" on the lower right hand corner of the page for more information.
CHESTS AND DRESSERS
DETAILS: IKEA MALM 3- and 4-drawer chests and two styles of MALM 6- drawer chests, and other chests and dressers. The items are part of a repair program that includes a free wall anchoring kit.
WHY: Chests and dressers can tip over if not attached to the wall, posing an entrapment hazard.
INCIDENTS: Reports of two children who died after MALM chests tipped over and fell on them. Consumers should immediately stop using all IKEA children's chests and dressers taller than 23 ½ inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29 ½ inches, unless they are securely anchored to the wall. The free wall anchoring kit should be used to secure MALM and other IKEA chests and dressers to the wall.
HOW MANY: About 7 million MALM chests and 20 million other IKEA chests and dressers are part of the nationwide repair program.
FOR MORE: Call IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 or visit www.IKEA-USA.com/saferhomestogether for more information on how to receive a free wall anchoring kit.
DETAILS: Acorn brand motorized stair lifts with the model name Acorn Superglide 120. The stair lifts are mechanical chairs that are installed on residential staircases to transport people with reduced mobility up and down stairs. The following versions of the Acorn Superglide 120 are being recalled: Acorn 120 Stairlift, Acorn 120 Outdoor Stairlift, Acorn 120 Superglide Stairlift, Acorn Outdoor Stairlift, and Acorn Slimline Stairlift. The recalled stair lifts were manufactured between March 2007 and March 2011 and have serial numbers between 110101209781 and 110202352678. For all of the recalled stair lifts, the name "Acorn Superglide 120" and the serial numbers are located on a silver label on the stair lift's carriage body cover and on the underside of the steel footrest. They were sold at Acorn Stairlifts and Acorn Stairlifts' authorized dealers nationwide from March 2007 to December 2011.
WHY: The stair lift's seat post can separate from the main seat support, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of incidents of the seat post separating from the main seat support and resulting in deaths in the United Kingdom. There have been no reports of incidents or injuries in the United States.
HOW MANY: About 34,500
FOR MORE: Acorn Stairlifts at (800) 361-2836 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.acornstairlifts.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.
DETAILS: GreenWorks 12 amp electric blower/vacs. They have model number 24022 with a serial number between GWS0350001 through GWS2280500 or model number 24072 with a serial number between GWR1310001 through GWS2281100. The model number, serial number, "greenworks" and "ELECTRIC BLOWER/MULCHER WITH BAG" are printed on the side of the motor housing. They were sold from February 2012 through June 2015.
WHY: The blower/vac's motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of the blower/vacs catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 14,000.
FOR MORE: Call GreenWorks at 888-909-6757 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Saturday and Sunday, or visit www.greenworkstools.com and click on "Important Safety Notice" for more information.
DETAILS: Ronan Bistro chairs intended for outdoor use. SKU number 502281, 502282 or 502283 is printed on the UPC sticker attached to the sales tag at the time of purchase. They were sold at Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at www.worldmarket.com from February 2015 through May 2015.
WHY: The rear metal legs can bend unexpectedly and cause the chair to become unbalanced, posing a fall hazard to the user.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of bent or fractured or torn rear chair legs. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 9,200.
FOR MORE: Call Cost Plus World Market at 877-967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight EST daily or visit www.worldmarket.com and click on "Product Recalls" for more information.
DETAILS: 64-ounce Tristan glass pitchers for hot or cold tea. The Teavana logo is printed on the bottom. Style #30593000064 and SKU#11034874 are printed on the pitchers' box. They were sold at Teavana stores nationwide and online at www.Teavana.com from May 2012 through June 2015.
WHY: The glass pitchers can break or leak, posing laceration and/or burn hazards to consumers if filled with hot tea.
INCIDENTS: 50 reports of the glass pitchers breaking or leaking, including three reports of lacerations and two minor burns.
HOW MANY: About 52,400 in the U.S. and 4,400 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Teavana at 888-665-0463 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit www.Teavana.com and click on "Tristan Glass Pitcher Recall" for more information.
LAWN AND GARDEN TILLERS
DETAILS: Ariens, Husqvarna, Jonsered and Poulan Pro brand rear tine tillers used for plowing, cultivation and ridging gardens and lawns. The brand name is printed on the side of the tiller. They were sold from October 2014 through May 2015. Details on brands and model numbers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Husqvarna-Recalls-Tillers/
WHY: The tiller's transmission shift rod and clip can come into contact with the control cable during shifting and cause the tiller to unintentionally move forward or backward, posing a risk of bodily injury and/or laceration.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 24,000.
FOR MORE: Call Husqvarna at 877-257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com or visit www.husqvarna.com and click on "Latest Press" for more information.
DETAILS: Orange Simplicity brand zero turn riding mowers, mower deck attachments and garden tractors. The model and serial numbers are located on the frame near the front tires or on the frame rail below the seat. They were sold at Briggs & Stratton dealers nationwide from August 2014 through May 2015. Details on models and serial numbers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Briggs--Stratton-Recalls-Simplicity-Riding-Mowers-and-Garden-Tractors/
WHY: The chute deflector on the riding mowers and garden tractors can fail to prevent projectiles from being expelled. This poses a risk of injury to consumers from projectiles.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,800.
FOR MORE: Call Briggs & Stratton at 800-227-3798 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST Monday through Friday, or visit www.briggsandstratton.com and click on "Recalls and Notifications" for more information. Dealers can be found using the dealer locator at www.simplicitymfg.com .