A Possible Burn Hazard causing Lea Industries Lighted Night Stands to be Recalled

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17
Sep

Lea Industries is recalling lighted night stands because they can overheat and scorch carpet, causing a burn hazard.

The night stands are made of wood, have two drawers, a power strip on the back panel and a 20 watt halogen bulb on the underside of the bottom panel. Recalled models include: 244-421 Willow Run in a toffee finish, 245-421 Willow Run in a white finish and 237-420 Americana in a medium oak finish.  They measure about 22 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 27 inches high. “Lea” and the model number are printed on a label on the back of the night stands. There are two touch buttons on either side of the side panels which operate the nightstand’s lamp.

The company has received 3 reports of the lamps underneath the stand overheating and scorching carpet, however no injuries have been reported.  If you have one of these night stands, immediately unplug the light from the outlet and contact Lea Industries for a free repair and a $50 gift card.  The only night stand included in this recall are those with a light fixture.

L.L. Bean Children’s Sweaters Recalled due to Choking Hazard

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15
Sep

Two styles of children’s sweaters, the Fisherman’s and Open Stitch, are being recalled due to a choking hazard.  5,300 sweaters total were recalled.

The Fisherman cardigan sweaters are a cable-knit weave with five or six buttons down the front, sold in solid colors: pink, ivory, green, natural, navy, teal and red. The Fisherman sweaters have product numbers printed on the inside back of the neck tag: 283148 (toddlers), 283149 (infants), 284855 (little girls) or 289727 (little girls). The Open Stitch cardigan sweater has one button at the top of the neckline with a crocheted knit pattern sold in blue, light pink, white and yellow with product number 286158 on the back neck tag. The sweaters were sold in little girl’s sizes 4 to 7.

No injuries or incidents have been reported with this recall.  If your child has one of these sweaters you should immediately remove the spare button attached to the label that is on the inside seam of the sweaters in order to eliminate the hazard.

VIZIO Recalls 39-inch and 42-inc E-series Flat Panel TV’s for Repair due to a Tip Over Risk

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12
Sep

About 245,000 VIZIO E-Series 39-inch and 42-inch televisions are being recalled for repairs because they could tip over unexpectedly causing harm to the consumer.

The flat panel televisions are black with “VIZIO” printed in the lower right corner of the television front and the VIZIO logo in the center of the back. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:

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Model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the television.

VIZIO has collected 51 reports of these TV’s tipping over but no injuries have been reported.  If you have one of these recalled TV’s, detach the stand, put the TV in a safe place and contact VIZIO for a replacement stand assembly.  If you have a wall-mounted TV, still request the replacement stand assembly in case it is needed for future use.

Spencer Bar Stools from Samson International Being Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

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8
Sep

About 800 Spencer Bar Stools from the company Samson International are being recalled due to a falling hazard.

This recall involves bar stools with a dark brown walnut finish wood with a brown leather padded back and swivel seat cushion. The stools have four legs with a footrest connecting each leg and measure 21 inches wide, 48 inches high and 23 inches deep. This recall includes stools with Samson item number M3216604 and Customer item number 845275 found on the bottom of the seat cushion.

No incidents or injuries have been reported with this stool.  If you have one of these stools, stop using them immediately and return them to the Costco store you purchased them from to receive a full refund.

Ace Bayou reports 2 deaths from Bean Bag Chairs; Recall being announced due to Suffocation and Choking hazard

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3
Sep

Bean bag chairs from Ace Bayou are being recalled due to suffocation and choking hazard.  Children can open the zippers on the bean bag chairs easily.  This can then allow the children to crawl inside and get trapped and then suffocate or choke on the foam beads inside the chair.

Two deaths have been reported before this recall: a 13-year-old boy from McKinney, TX and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, KY.  They both were found inside the bean bag chairs suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads.

The recalled bean bag chairs have two zippers that can be unzipped and opened, including one of the exterior cover and other directly underneath that zipper. The recalled chairs with zippers that open were sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics. They include round or L-shaped, vinyl or fabric, and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. They were sold in a variety of colors, including purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-color.  The round bean bag chairs were sold in three sizes, 30, 32 and 40 inches in diameter. The L-shaped bean bag chair measures 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam. They were made in China.

If you think you have one of these bean bag chairs, check the zippers to see if they can be opened.  If so, take them away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for a free repair kit so that you can permanently disable the zipper so it cannot be opened.

Nantucket Distributing Recalls Outdoor Patio Set Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

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29
Aug

The recall includes 4,000 Nantucket Distributing resin wicker outdoor patio set chairs.  The set includes two brown powder coated outdoor metal resin wicker chairs and a round table with aluminum top with brown resin wicker trim. The chairs measures about 23 inches wide by 23 inches deep by 32 inches high. The table measures about 24.75 inches in diameter. The chairs were sold with a hang tag with item number RT043SET.

There have been two reports of the rear chair legs breaking, but no injuries have been reported.  If you have these chairs, return them immediately to any Christmas Tree Shops, andThat!, or Christmas Tree Shops andThat! to receive a full refund for the set or $17.50 for each chair.  These were sold during March  2014 and for the entire set, the price was around $60.

Popkiller Recalls USB Chargers, Adapters and Cables Due to Fire and Electric Shock Hazards

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28
Aug

Around 2,500 Popkiller mini USB car charger power adapters, universal USB power adapters and 8-pin USB data sync charging cables are being recalled. The car charger has model number HHT-001 located on the flat side of the charger below the USB port. The charger measures 2 inches tall and 1 inch in diameter at its widest point. The Universal USB Power adapter has model number A1265 printed directly above the plug blades on the grey surface. The adapter measures 1.5 inches at its longest point and 1 inch wide. There is no model number printed on the 8-pin USB charging cables. All of the recalled products are sold separately and come in the colors red, orange, green, blue, purple and pink.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.  If you have any of these devices, stop using them immediately and either return them to the store where they were purchased or send them into Popkiller Headquarters for a full refund.  These were sold in Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, California at their retail locations from June 2013 through April 2014 for about $4.50 to $6.50.

Table Lamps From American Signature Recalled Due To Risk of Shock and Fire

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27
Aug

About 730 26-inch table lamps are being recalled from American Signature due to a risk of shock and fire.   The lamp has a 16-inch tall, rectangular shade and a square dark wood and mirror base with a mirrored circle pattern on the front. A silver on/off dial is on the lower front of the lamp’s base. A label on the underside of the lamp base has “NOVA, Item Number 1010154 and UL E312412.” The description on the customer sales invoice reads, “26” TBL LAMP-MIRROR CIRCLE.”

There have been three reports of the power dial switch on the lamp causing a short to the ground wire or popping a circuit breaker, however, no injuries have been reported.  American Signature is contacting all known consumers directly, and if you have one of these lamps, stop using it, unplug the unit, and return the lamp to the nearest Value City Furniture or American Signature Furniture store for a full refund or store credit equal to their purchase price. These were sold between February 2013 to March 2014 for about $100.

Philips Lighting Recalls Lightolier Glass Lenses Due to Laceration Hazard

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26
Aug

About 7,500 Philips “Lightolier” brand AF4SY decorative glass lenses used on various types of light fixtures are being recalled. The clear glass lens used to “soften” light with an additional lens layer, is 4 ¾ inches in diameter and 1/8 inch thick. The lenses were manufactured between January 2007 and December 2013. There are no markings on the product. The product number is on the packaging.

There has been one report of the glass breaking, but no injuries have been reported.  If you have one of these light fixtures with the decorative glass lens in this recall immediately remove the recalled glass lens and contact Philips Lighting for a free replacement unit.  These were sold from February 2007 through December 2013 for between $25 and $50 at electrical wholesale distributors nationwide.

Kawasaki Recalls Teryx4 Recreational Off-highway Vehicles Due to Injury Hazard

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25
Aug

The recalled vehicles are 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4×4 recreational off-highway vehicles. The four-wheel drive vehicles have automobile-style controls, side-by-side seating for four people, four doors, a roll bar with hand holds and a cargo bed. The 2012 and 2013 models come in three different styles: non-EPS, EPS and EPS LE.  The LE style has a roof and aluminum wheels. The 2012 models were sold in the colors blue, camouflage, green, red and yellow. The 2013 models were sold in the colors black, camouflage, green, red, white and yellow.

The model name “Teryx4″ is on the driver’s side of the hood. For all colors of the EPS model except camouflage, “EPS” appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near the top front corner of the doors. On the EPS LE, “EPS” appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near top front corner of the doors and “LE” appears on the hood on the driver’s side.

Four incidents of debris breaking through the floorboards of the vehicle have resulted in two incidents of injuries to rider’s toes and thighs. If you own one of these vehicles, stop use immediately and contact an authorized Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair, which will consist of the installation of floorboard guards.  These were sold for around $13,400 at Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through July 2014.