June 28, 2016 CPSC; IKEA recalls bedroom dressers, including the Malm, because the furniture fails to comply with the voluntary industry standard and can tip-over causing serious injury to a child. There are reports of three children who have died from a tip-over. Previously, Ikea and the CPSC agreed to a “repair program” for the furniture. (See article) Units: 29 million (In addition, 6.6 million were sold in Canada).
June 2, 2016 CPSC; LaRose Industries recalls Cra-Z-Jewelz Ultimate Gem Machine because the “Slider Bracelet” in the jewelry-making kit contains high levels of lead. Units: 175,000.
July 1, 2016 NHTSA; Kiddy USA recalls certain World Plus combination forward facing child restraint systems because the buckle can only partially engage, while seeming to be fully in operation. This recall was originally announced in late April 2016. Units: 4,000.
June 29, 2016 CPSC; Saro Trading recalls five styles of girls’ nightgowns because the material violates federal flammability standards. Units: 7,800.
June 23, 2016 CPSC; October Mountain Products recalls hanging bow scales because the mounting ring can break during use posing impact and laceration hazards. Units: 640.
June 23, 2016 CPSC; HP recalls batteries for HP and Compaq notebook computers because they can overheat and cause fire and burn hazards. Units: About 41,000 (In addition, about 2,600 were sold in Canada and about 4,500 were sold in Mexico).
June 23, 2016 CPSC; 3M recalls hard hats which were marketed online to protect against electric shock, but do not provide this protection, posing a shock hazard to consumers. The hard hats were sold under the 3M™, 3M™ Tekk Protection™ and AOSafety™ brands. Units: 7,500.
June 22, 2016 CPSC; Ecovent recalls room sensors which measure room temperature, humidity and barometric pressure because the cover can come off during normal use exposing high voltage components, posing an electric shock hazard. Units: 600.
June 21, 2016 CPSC; Mayborn USA recalls Tommee Tippee Electric Bottle and Food Warmers because it can overheat and cause a fire hazard Units: 255,000.
June 21, 2016 CPSC; The Land of Nod recalls Octopus rattles, “Octo-rattles,” because the tentacles of the rattle can detach and allow the disks which create noise to be accessible to a toddler, posing a choking hazard Units: 550.
June 15, 2016 CPSC; Sony recalls VAIO Laptop computer battery packs because the lithium-ion battery packs, made by Panasonic, can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. Units: 1,700 (also in Canada)
June 14, 2016 CPSC; STIHL recalls battery-powered hedge trimmers because the electrical part malfunctions, posing a laceration hazard. Units: 8,000 (also in Canada)
June 14, 2016 CPSC; Direct Distributors recalls angle grinders because the spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even when the safety switch locked in place, posing a laceration risk to a finger or hand. Units: 200
June 10, 2016 CPSC; Auldey Toys recalls Sky Rover toys because the USB charging cords sold with the toy can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to users. Units: 325,000.
June 9, 2016 CPSC; Far East Brokers recalls Leisure Ways children’s camp chairs, moon chairs and swings because of a violation of the federal lead paint standard. Units: 6,000.
June 9, CPSC; Rhino Metals recalls Bighorn P-2 handgun security safes because they can be opened without using the lock combination, allowing access to a handgun intended to be secured and posing a serious risk of injury to children and others. Units: 400.
June 9, 2016 CPSC; AR500 Armor recalls Level III Body Armor because they can fail to meet performance requirements, allowing a bullet to penetrate, and pose a risk of gunshot injury or death. Units: 10,000.
June 9, 2016 CPSC; 360 Electrical recalls surge protectors because they can short circuit when non-grounded plugs are connected, posing a shock or fire hazard. Units: 9,300 (Also in Canada).
June 8, 2016 CPSC; Kwik Tek recalls sleds because the front handle bar assembly can break, posing a crash hazard. Units: 4,200.
June 7, 2016 CPSC; Focus Bicycles recalls Spine Bicycles because of failures with the bike’s seat tube and rear axle, which can cause the frame to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Units: 80.
June 2, 2016 CPSC; Hillsdale Furniture recalls children’s bunk beds because the bunk bed’s side mattress support rails can crack or break, posing a fall hazard. Sold exclusively at Bob’s Discount Furniture. Units: 20,000.
June 2, 2016 CPSC; Square Grove recalls sit-stand desk converters because the pneumatic lifting mechanism can pinch or break fingers during assembly or use, posing a risk of serious injury. Units: 750.
June 2, 2016 CPSC; Debco Bag recalls ceramic mugs because the handle can break, posing a burn or laceration hazard to consumers. Units: 150.(24,000 in Canada).
June 1, 2016 CPSC; Mohu recalls boomboxes because they can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards. Units: 1,700.
June 1, 2016 CPSC; Traxxas recalls X-Maxx Monster trucks and electronic speed controls because the speed control can fail and short circuit, which poses a fire hazard. Units: 4,900 (Also in Canada).
June 1, 2016 CPSC; Southwire recalls voltage detectors because they can give a false “no voltage” reading when being used to test live wires for electric current, posing shock, electrocution and burn hazards to users. Units: 1.2 million. (Also in Canada)
To stay up to date on product recalls visit: https://www.safekids.org/2016-product-recalls