Recalls this week: Cribs, lighting fixtures, cameras
The Associated Press
Jul. 17, 2015
A line of cribs with a defect that can cause injury to a baby are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other products include defective lighting fixtures and bicycle components.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: DaVinci brand full-size cribs including the Reagan crib (model #M2801), the Emily crib, (model #M4791), the Jamie crib (model #M7301), and the Jenny Lind crib (model #M7391) manufactured from May 2012 through December 2012. The model number, serial number and manufacture date are printed on a label affixed to the bottom right hand side panel of the crib. They were sold at Target and juvenile products stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from May 2012 to December 2013. More details on the specific serial numbers involved in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Bexco-Recalls-DaVinci-Brand-Cribs/
WHY: A metal bracket that connects the mattress support to the crib can break, creating an uneven sleeping surface or a gap. If this occurs, a baby can become entrapped in the crib, fall or suffer lacerations from the broken metal bracket.
INCIDENTS: 10 reports of the mattress support brackets detaching. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 11,660 in the U.S. and 40 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call DaVinci at 888-673-6652 PST Monday through Friday or visit www.davincibaby.com/safetyrecall3 or www.davincibaby.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.
DETAILS: Cooper Lighting, Portfolio and Utilitech fluorescent lighting fixtures. This recall involves indoor 2-light fluorescent light fixtures that range in size from 18 inches to 4 feet long. A date code between 182 11 (July 1, 2011) and 090 15 (March 31, 2015) is affixed to the fixture near the ballast in a DDD YY format. Catalog and model numbers are located on the second line of a label affixed to the inside of the fixture. Catalog and model numbers included in the recall: DLE217RLP, DLE217RLPB, DLE 232RLP, DLE232RLPB, SL232R, SL232R/1, SL232RPC, SL232RTP, SLNR232R, SLNR232R/1, SLNR232RCHR, SLW232R, SLW232R/1, SNF115R, SNF117R, SNF125R, SNF217R, SSF217R, WP217R, WP217RNKLLU, WP232R, WP232RLU, WP232RNKL, WP232RNKLLU and WP232RNKLRL. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Lowe's, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, True Value and other retail stores nationwide from July 2011 through April 2015.
WHY: The socket can overheat, arc and melt, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Seven reports of sockets overheating, melting or arcing. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1.62 million in the U.S. and 27,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Cooper Lighting 866-461-7819 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit www.cooperlighting.com and click on "Safety Notices" under the Resources tab for more information.
DETAILS: Specialized Body Geometry Pedal Axle Extenders that are used to extend the outward reach of the pedals. They are sold in pairs and mount directly into the bicycle crank arms. Pedal extenders are made of stainless steel and fit a 9/16 inch pedal thread. They are labeled with an "L'' and an "R''. They were sold at authorized Specialized retailers and online at www.specialized.com from January 2009 to June 2015.
WHY: The Pedal Axle Extenders can break, and the rider can lose control, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: 10 reports of the pedal extenders breaking, including two reports of minor injuries, involving scrapes and bruises.
HOW MANY: About 6,500 in the U.S. and 380 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Specialized at 800-722-4423 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday, or visit www.specialized.com and click on the Safety Notices link under the Support column on the bottom.
DETAILS: A nut chopper sold by Avon. The recalled nut chopper is 7 1/2 inches tall and has clear plastic upper and lower chambers connected by an orange plastic grinding mechanism. The product identification number found on the outside of the Nut Chopper individual, corrugated box packaging was F3730731 and the brochure number was 978-044. They were sold by independent Avon sales representatives nationwide and online at Avon.com from June 2013 through December 2013.
WHY: The tines of the grinding mechanism can break and these fragments can fall into the food being chopped, posing a risk of injury to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Seven reports of the chopper bending or breaking, including two instances in which the tine fragments were found in the food prepared by the consumer but not swallowed. There have been no reports of injury.
HOW MANY: About 27,000 in the U.S. and 5,100 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Avon Products at 877-217-5076 (English) or 877-217-5077 (Español) from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit www.avon.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Instant Pot "Smart" and "Smart-60" electric pressure cookers. "Instant Pot" and "Smart" are printed on the front of the control panel. Serial numbers between 1410 and 1503 and manufacture dates between 12/1/2014 and 6/1/2015 are included in the recall. The serial numbers and dates are printed on a label on the bottom of the pressure cooker's base. They were sold online at Instantpot.com and Amazon.com from November 2014 through May 2015.
WHY: The thermal probe in the base can conduct electricity throughout the cooker, posing a risk of electric shock.
INCIDENTS: Reports from three consumers of being shocked while using the pressure cooker.
HOW MANY: About 1,000 in the U.S. and 140 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Instant Pot at 800-828-7280 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday or visit http://instantpot.com and click on "Instant Pot Smart recall" under "Useful Information" for more information.
DETAILS: Olympus VG-170 Digital Point-and-Shoot Cameras. "VG 170" is printed on the top of the camera, on the side opposite the shutter button. "Olympus" is printed on the upper right hand corner of the front of the camera,"5 X Wide" is printed on lower left hand corner of the front of the camera. The camera has a 3-inch digital LCD screen on the back. They were sold at HHGregg Appliance Inc. stores and online at www.hhgregg.com from September 2013 to December 2014 for about $120.
WHY: An improperly installed part can touch the camera's circuit board, posing an electric shock risk to the user.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,200
FOR MORE: Call Olympus at 800-622-6372 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit www.getolympus.com and click on "Support by Product" under "Support" and information is listed on the right hand side.
DETAILS: Cash Acme Heatguard brand Temperature Actuated Flow Reducing (TAFR) devices. It is a metal, cylindrical-shaped thermostatic device used on lavatory faucets and showers. TAFR flow reducers sense high temperature water and reduce water flow if the temperature achieves 120 F (49 C). These devices may be used in private and public housing, child care centers, hospitals, hotels and motels. They include Shower Safe Assembly with model number SD-LF #24718, Tap Safe Assembly with model number TD-LF #24719 and Shower Safe Assembly with model number SD-01 #24110-0000. They were sold from December 2014 to May 2015 at plumbing retailers and wholesalers including: Antiscald, Inc., Best Plumbing Specialties, Coley Electrical and Plumbing Supply, Dutton Lainson Company, FEI, Grainger, HD Supply, M-One Specialties, Security Supply, The Alzheimer's Store, TM O'Donnell, and Westco Pipe and Supply.
WHY: The thermal element in the TAFR can fail to operate, causing the users to come in contact with water that is hotter than expected. This poses a risk of scalding injury.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 26,000.
FOR MORE: Call Reliance Worldwide 844-441-1496 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit www.cashacme.com and click "Recall Info" for more information.
MOTION SENSOR TRASH CANS
DETAILS: EKO Sensible Eco Living motion sensor trash cans. Model number EK9288BMT-80L is on a product identification label on the underside of the trash can lid. They were sold at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide and Costco.com between December 2013 and June 2015.
WHY: The black plastic protective collar in the opening on the back of the trash receptacle can become dislodged and expose a sharp edge, posing a risk of laceration to the user.
INCIDENTS: 13 reports of incidents in which the black plastic protective collar dislodged and exposed a sharp edge, resulting in laceration injuries.
HOW MANY: About 367,000.
FOR MORE: Call EKO USA at 800-354-7426 anytime or visit www.ekousaltd.com and click on "Product Recall on Sensible Eco Living 80L/21G Motion Sensor Trash Cans (Costco Item #807890)" for more information.