Archive for January, 2014

Yankee Candle Recalls Candle Rings

Monday, January 27th, 2014

The Candle Ring – Pine berry has recently had about 15,000 units in the U.S. and 2,000 units in Canada recalled. Apparently, the candle rings’ synthetic foliage and berries are flammable, posing a fire hazard.

There have been no reported instances, however consumers should immediately stop using the candle rings and return them to the nearest Yankee Candle store for a full refund or call The Yankee Candle Company at (877) 417-2230.

Landscape Structures Recalls Swing Sets Due to Injury Hazard

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

About 177 units of Oodle Swings have been recalled by Landscape Structures. Reportedly, the swing seat is suspended too close to the ground, posing an injury hazard to children who can get their legs caught underneath the swing seat.

The swing frame is a double arch and comes in a variety of colors. Nine children have broken their legs or suffered sprains when their legs got caught under the swing.

Consumers should stop using the swings immediately and measure the distance between the bottom of the swing seat and the ground. Landscaping Structures is contacting all of its customers directly.

Eleven Retailers Recall Flat Screen Television

Monday, January 20th, 2014

The Coby 32-inch flat screen televisions have had 8,900 units recalled from across eleven retailers. Apparently, an electronic component in the television can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards.

The eleven retailers include: ABC Warehouse, Best Buy, Fry’s Electronics, H.H. Gregg, Home at Five, Montgomery Ward, Nebraska Furniture Mart, P.C. Richard & Son, Sears/Kmart, Seventh Avenue, and Toys R Us.

The Consumers Product Safety Commission has received six reports involving the televisions overheating, smoking or catching fire. One incident, in fact, involved a television catching on fire and scorching a wall.

All consumers are constructed to immediately turn off and unplug the recalled televisions and contact the participating retailer where their television was purchased. You can see a list of retailers’ phone numbers provided by CPSC.

Norwood Furniture Recalls Science Tables

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The Norwood Furniture Science Tables have recently been recalled. The wooden legs can split causing instability, which poses an injury hazard to those using the table. The rectangular tables have a black laminate finish tabletop with a light brown hardwood base and four legs.

There have been eight reports of instability of the tables, three of which are reports of legs splitting, however no injuries have been reported.

Customers are instructed to contact School Outfitters at (866) 619-1776 to set up repair appointments with installation experts to replace the legs of all affected tables free of charge.

Cybex International Recalls Decline Bench

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Cybex recently recalled 234 units of their Olympic Decline free weight bench. The frame of the bench can reportedly collapse forward onto the user, posing fall and injury hazards.

The Decline model free weight benches are designed for use in professional gyms and come in three different models: 16060, 16061, and 16062. Cybex received nine reports of frames fatiguing near the weld point, however no injuries were reported.

Consumers are asked to stop using the benches immediately and contact Cybex at (888) 678-3846 to arrange for instructions for inspecting the frames for cracks or weakness and for installing the free repair.

K2 Sports Recalls Kickboards/Scooters Due to Fall Hazard

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

K2 has recently recalled 400 units of their K2 Revo Kick kickboards/scooters. The front assembly of the kickboards/scooters can break and the handle can detach or partially detach. This can cause loss of control or loss of balance for the user causing a fall hazard.

There have been no reported incidents with the kickboards/scooters, however.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kickboards/scooters and contact K2 Sports for a full refund at (866) 302-9996.

Hobby Lobby Recalls Accent Chairs Due to Injury Hazard

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Hobby Lobby stores recalled approximately 1,400 units of their Accent Chairs recently. The front legs of the chair can loosen and detach, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.

Hobby Lobby has received one report from a consumer of the chair collapsing.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chair and return it to the nearest Hobby Lobby store. Consumers who have a purchase receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive store credit.

Toro Recalls Lawnmowers Due to Injury Hazard

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Toro recalled the TimeMaster and TuffMaster lawnmowers recently with approximately 34,500 units pulled from the United States and 1,600 pulled from Canada. The lawnmowers’ blades are said to have potential to break and injure the user and others nearby.

Toro has received ten reports of blades breaking; however no injuries have been reported to date.

Consumers should immediately stop using the lawn mowers and contact Toro for a free repair at (855) 340-7686.

One Child Death Reported in IKEA Recall of Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamp

Friday, January 10th, 2014

The Children’s Wall-Mounted Lamp by IKEA has recently been recalled due to a strangulation hazard. A 16-month child in a crib died after getting tangled in the lamp’s cord while another 15-month old was almost strangled. Both incidents occurred in Europe where the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infant, and created a strangulation hazard.

Consumers should immediately stop use of the recalled lamp and contact IKEA for a free repair kit at (888) 966-4532.

Wahl Recalls Aerosol Cleaner Due to Fire Hazard

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Wahl has recently recalled approximately 720,000 units of their Total Care Aerosol Cleaner. Reportedly, vapors from the propellant can ignite upon contact with hair clippers, which can cause a burn hazard to consumers.

Wahl has received three reports of incidents of the product igniting, including one report of minor burns.

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Wahl for a replacement at (800) 767-9245.