Archive for September, 2014

Fall Hazard causing American Woodcrafters to Recall Bunk Beds

Monday, September 29th, 2014

The Cottage Retreat II bunk beds with a side ladder are being recalled because the side mattress support rails can break posing a potential fall hazard.

The white finish beds were sold in twin over twin, and twin over full combinations. American Woodcrafters, Made in Indonesia and SKU number 6310-9771 are printed on a label attached to the inside of one of the four rails.

The company has received two reports of the bed support rails breaking resulting in children falling from the bed causing bruising. If you have one of these bunk beds, immediately stop use and contact Havertys to arrange the installation of free replacement rails.

Snack and Activity Trays for Strollers from Tray Vous are being Recalled due to Strangulation Hazard

Friday, September 26th, 2014

About 770 snack and activity trays are being recalled due to a strangulation hazard.  The opening between the tray and stroller seat bottom allows a child’s body to pass through but could trap the head in the opening, which poses a possible strangulation.

The three-piece units include a black plastic tray with a cup holder, a left connector and a right connector.  The tray measures about 15 inches wide by 6 inches deep by .75 inches thick. The left and right plastic connectors measure about 4 inches long by 1.75 inches wide by .75 inches thick and are used to connect the tray to the stroller’s base. “Tray Vous” and “Patent Approved US7942437B2” are printed on a sticker underneath the tray.

If you are using one of these trays immediately remove it and the connectors from the stroller and contact Tray Vous for a free replacement.

Potential Failure to Alert Consumers of a Fire Causes ESL & Interlogix Hard-Wired Smoke Alarm Recall

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The ESL and Interlogix brand 400 and 500 series smoke detectors are being recalled due to the possibility of radio frequency can cause the detectors to fail to alert the consumer if there is a fire.

This recall involves thirty-three models of the 400 and 500 series Edwards (ESL)-branded and Interlogix smoke detectors hard-wired into a security system. Edwards and Interlogix smoke detectors are identical. The 2-wire or 4-wire detectors are round, white and measure 6 inches across by 2 inches high. The smoke detectors were made for professional installation and used primarily in commercial buildings, schools, hotels/motels, apartments, dormitories and homes as part of the fire alarm system. Recalled units have date codes 13084 through 14059 with the first two digits representing the year, for example: 13 for 2013 and 14 for 2014; and the last three digits representing the day of the year, for example: 084 is the 84th day of 2013, which is March 25, 2013. The initials ESL, the date code and one of the following model numbers are printed on a label on the back of the detector’s cover and on the product’s packaging.

400 series: 429AT, 429C, 429CAD, 429CRT, 429CST, 429CT, 429CTAD, 449AT, 449C, 449CRT, 449CSRH, 449CSRT, 449CST, 449CSTE, 449CT and 449CTE.

500 Series: 511C, 518C, 521B, 521BXT, 521B-10PKDMP, 521B-10PKG, 521BXT-10PKG, 521BXT-DMP-10PKG, 528B, 528CRXT, 541C, 541C-10PKG, 541CXT, 541CXT-10PK and 548C.

No incidents or injuries have been reported with these smoke detectors.  If you think yours has been recalled call your security or fire system provider to determine if any of the units are involved in the recall.  If they are, you will receive free replacement and installation of new detectors.  You should not take the alarms out of service until the replacement alarm has been installed and do not try to remove or replace the parts; only professional installers should remove and replace the units.

JPC Equestrian Recalls Stirrup Leathers Due to Fall Hazard

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

About 1,200 HDR Stirrup Leathers are being recalled due to the potential cracking and breaking of the stirrup, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

This recall involves five models of pre-stretched stirrup leathers. The stirrup leathers are branded with the HDR logo and name “HENRI DE RIVEL”.  The item number and UPC code are located on the hang tag.  The following models are included in the recall:

stirrup recall list

The company has received three reports of these stirrups breaking, however no injuries have been reported.  If you have these stirrups, discontinue use and contact JPC for a full refund.

CoScentrix Recalling Candles in Metal Tins because of a Possible Fire Hazard

Friday, September 19th, 2014

This recall involves 4-ounce DD branded candles sold in a round metal tin with a metal lid. The single wick candles are 2.75 inches wide by 2 inches high and were sold in 35 fragrances and colors of wax. A “DD” logo is embossed atop the metal lid. The candle fragrance is printed on a label affixed to the outside of the tin. A label on the underside of the tin is marked “$5.99” and has the SKU and batch number. Candles included in the recall have the following SKU numbers:

candle recall list

The batch numbers included are: 14070, 14071, 14072, 14073, 14076, 14077, 14078, 14132, 14134, 14135, 14139, 14140, 14155, 14156, 14157 and 14178.

CoScentrix has received two reports of the surface of the wax and the polymer coating on the tin-plated container catching on fire and one report of minor property damage.  Customers should return the candles to the nearest Hobby Lobby where they were exclusively sold for a full refund.

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

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

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

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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:


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

Monday, September 8th, 2014

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

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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.