Here are recent product recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. For the most up-to-date recall information, please visit cpsc.gov and click on the Recalls tab from the home page.
Name of product: Lakeshore Bristle Builders® for Toddlers
Hazard: The base of the three animal figures can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The recall includes the Bristle Builders® for Toddlers sets sold with 52 plastic pieces consisting of building pieces and three animal figures. The animal figures include a yellow duck with a purple round base, a brown horse with a blue round base and a pink pig with a round green base. The building pieces include circle, rectangle, square and triangle-shaped pieces in different colors with a green 8” by 4.5” rectangle base. Pieces are covered with plastic bristle pegs which allow all the pieces to connect.
Production number EC559597 is printed on the smooth side of the green baseplate.
Sold at: Lakeshore retail stores, Lakeshore Learning Materials’ Early Childhood catalog and online at lakeshorelearning.com from December 2013 to April 2014 for about $30.
Manufactured in: Bosswin, of Shenzhen, China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the three animal figures away from children and contact the company to receive a free replacement set of the three animal figures.
Consumer contact: Lakeshore Learning Materials at 800.428.4414 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PT Monday through Friday or online at lakeshorelearning.com and click on “Product Safety” for more information.
Name of product: Empress Arts Children’s Pajamas
Hazard: The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves Empress Arts 100 percent cotton children’s two-piece pajamas sets, sold in boys and girls sizes 12 mos. to toddler size four. The pajama sets were sold in four styles: Blue Dot, Blue Stripe, Pink Dot and Pink Floral. “Empress Arts” is on a label at the back of the neck of the tops and the center back of the waist on the bottoms which have an elastic waistband and drawstring.
Sold at: Children’s boutiques nationwide and online at empressarts.com from December 2012 to April 2014 for about $36.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the pajamas away from children and return them to Empress Arts for a $36 online credit at empressarts.com plus free shipping.
Consumer contact: Empress Arts toll-free at 844.295.8181 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PT daily or online at empressarts.com then click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Name of product: Hamilton Beach baby food processor
Hazard: Use of the slicing/shredding disc with the motor shaft adapter can cause the stainless steel pin in the food bowl lid to loosen and fall into processed food.
Incidents/Injuries: Hamilton Beach has received four reports of the stainless steel pin in the food bowl lid becoming loose, including three in which the pin fell into processed food. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.
Description: This recall involves bébé brand baby food makers manufactured by Hamilton Beach. The baby food maker is a small food processor. It has a white and gray motor base with an orange control knob, a clear plastic, five-cup food bowl and a gray-colored food bowl lid with a built-in food chute. “Hamilton Beach” and “bébé” are on the front of the motor base. The food maker comes with the following accessories: a chopping and mixing blade, a slicing and shredding disc, a removable motor shaft adapter, a food pusher, a three-cup steaming basket, 10 storage containers and two storage container caddies.
Sold at: Buy Buy Baby stores nationwide, through specialty distributor Victor Co. Inc. and online at buybuybaby.com, hamiltonbeach.com and walmart.com from September 2013 through February 2014 for about $90.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the slicing/shredding disc and contact Hamilton Beach to receive a free replacement food bowl lid, motor shaft adapter and slicing/shredding disc. Consumers may continue to use the baby food maker for steaming, chopping and pureeing.
Consumer contact: Hamilton Beach at 800.672.5872 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm ET, or at hamiltonbeach.com and click on Recall Info at the bottom of the page for more information.
Name of product: phil&teds Travel System 26 infant car seat adaptors for strollers
Hazard: The plastic adaptors used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller can crack, become unstable and break during use, posing a fall hazard to infants.
Incidents/Injuries: phil&teds has received two reports of the adaptors cracking and breaking when stored in freezing weather conditions.
Description: This recall involves phil&teds Travel System 26 (TS26) adaptors used to attach infant car seats to the following phil&teds stroller models, the Classic, Dot, Explorer, Hammerhead, Navigator, S3 and S4. Compatible car seats include the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi Cosi Mico, Maxi Cosi Pebble and Cybex Anton. The adaptors are two pieces of black plastic, one for the left side and one for the right side, that connect the stroller to the car seat. “TS26,” “philandteds,” “L” for left, “R” for right and UPC “9 420015 7 4004” are printed on the adaptors.
Manufactured in: phil&teds, of Fort Collins, Colo.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adaptor and contact phil&teds for free replacement adaptors.
Consumer contact: phil&teds toll-free at 855.652.9019 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm MT Monday through Friday or online at philandteds.com and click on “Support,” then “Upgrades and Recalls” for more information.
Name of product: Lea Covington and Hannah Collection Bunk Beds
Hazard: The bunk bed can be assembled incorrectly, creating a space that exceeds the 1.88 inches allowed by the industry standard, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Lea Covington and Hannah Collections style bunk beds with bookcases. The beds were sold in twin over twin and full over full sizes with accessories including a bookcase. The Covington Collection has a cherry finish and the Hannah Collection, a white finish. The Lea name and model information is printed on a label attached to the backside of the headboard on the bottom bunk and on the back of the bookcase.
The Covington Collection:
- 145-976 twin over twin
- 145-986 full over full
- 145-900 bookcase
The Hannah Collection
- 147-976 twin over twin
- 147-986 full over full
- 147-900 bookcase
Sold at: Furnitureland South and other furniture stores nationwide and online at Hayneedle.com from September 2011 until March 2014 for about $1,700.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately check to see if they have the recalled bunk beds and then contact Lea Industries to determine if the bed is misassembled. A professional installer can be dispatched to raise the position of the bottom bunk bed and install new brackets on the bookcase. Lea Industries is contacting known customers directly.
Consumer contact: Lea Industries toll-free at (888) 770-7116 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at leafurniture.com and click on “Safety” for more information.