News | Published January 22, 2014

Recent product recalls

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: Tottenham Hotspur Infant Home Kits by Under Armour

Hazard: The shoulder snaps on the jersey can detach, posing laceration and choking hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The infant home kit consists of a white jersey, navy blue shorts and socks in sizes 0, 6 months, 12 months and 18 months. The jersey has style #1238534 printed on a side seam label. The jerseys are white with navy blue trim and navy blue UA and Tottenham Hotspur logos.The navy blue shorts have white trim and white UA and Tottenham Hotspur logos.The socks are navy blue.

Sold at: Pegasus Sporting Goods and Upper 90 Soccer + Sport between August and December 2013 for about $50

Manufactured in: Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled home kits away from children and return the kits to the retailer where purchased, or contact Under Armour for a full refund.

Consumer contact:Call Under Armour toll-free at 888.823.0343 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday, or go online at underarmour.com and click on Recall for more information.

 

Name of product: Oodle Swings by Landscape Structures

Hazard: The swing seat is suspended too close to the ground, posing an injury hazard to children because their legs can get caught underneath the swing seat.

Incidents/Injuries: Nine children have broken their legs or suffered sprains when their legs got caught under the swing. 

Description: This recall involves Landscape Structures’ Oodle Swings. The swing frame is a double arch, comes in a variety of colors and measures 9 ½ feet high by 13 ½ feet long by 4 ½ feet wide. The swing seat is an oval-shaped ring, measures 4 feet wide by about 3 ½ feet deep, comes in a variety of colors and is suspended from the frame by four black cables or chains. The swing seat holds as many as six children. Landscape Structures is printed on the label near ground level of the frame. The swing set’s model number 173592 is printed in the swing’s instruction manual. “Landscape Structures” is molded in the black rubber bumper of the swing seat. 

Sold to: Schools and other facilities with playground equipment, nationwide from February 2011 through November 2013 for about $4,350

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the swings immediately and measure the distance between the bottom of the swing seat and the ground. If the distance is less than 12 ¾ inches, contact Landscape Structures for a free repair.Landscape Structures is contacting its customers directly.

Consumer contact: CallLandscape Structures toll-free at 888.438.6574 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT, Monday through Friday, or go online at playlsi.com and click on U.S. Voluntary Product Recall at the bottom of the page.

 

Name of product: Browning Youth Buckmark Junior Hoodie Sweatshirts 

Hazard: The hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck area that pose a strangulation or an entanglement hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall includes hooded Buckmark junior sweatshirts in sizes S, M, L and XL. The sweatshirts are made of polyester fabric. The camouflaged print pullover sweatshirt comes with black drawstrings and has a yellow embroidered Buckmark logo located on the front of the garment. There are pockets located near the waist. The sweatshirt has a hood, rib knit cuffs and a waist.The affected SKU’s included in the recall are: 3011332001 (size S), 3011332002 (size M), 3011332003 (size L) and 3011332004 (size XL). The SKU number is printed on a tag located behind the main label on the back of the collar. 

Sold at: Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and online at academy.com from August 2012 through October 2013 for about $28

Manufactured in: Bangladesh

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hooded sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to Browning for a full refund.

Consumer contact:Call Browning at 800.727.4312 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm MT, Monday through Friday, go online atbrowning.com and click on Recall at the top of the page, or email browninghoodie@browning.com.

 

Name of product: Jelly BeadZ, Jumbo Beadz and Magic Growing Fruity Fun Toys by Doodlebutt

Hazard: These soft and colorful products can be mistaken by a child for candy. When swallowed, they can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and potentially life-threatening problems. Similar toys have not shown up on X-rays and needed surgery to be removed from the body.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves Doodlebutt Jelly BeadZ, Jumbo BeadZ and Magic Growing Fruity Fun water-absorbing polymer toys. The toys can absorb 300 to 500 times their weight in water and can grow up to eight times their original size.

Jumbo BeadZ toys are marble-sized, water-absorbing balls. They were sold in a package consisting of three separate 2 ½-by-2 inch clear, resealable bags inside a 3 ½-by-4 inch clear, resealable bag. Each smaller bag had eight to 12 water balls in slightly different sizes. The balls came in clear, blue, red, orange, yellow, green and purple colors. The front of the larger bag had a multi-colored label with the words “Jelly BeadZ,” “Easy to follow directions” and had instructions for use.

Magic Growing Fruity Fun toys are water-absorbing polymers in the shapes of apples, bananas, butterflies, cherries, grapes, pineapples, roses and strawberries. They were sold in a 3 ½-by-4 inch clear, resealable bag with assorted shapes in it. They came in blue, green, orange, pink, red and yellow. The label on the front of the bag has the words “For ‘Kidz’ of All Ages,” “Jelly BeadZ,” “Bouncy and Beautiful,” “Colorfast,” “Non Toxic,” “Safe for the Environment,” and other words that describe uses for the product. The back of the package has two smaller labels. One label contains instructions for use and the other has a barcode with “XU00EC1JRN” beneath it.

Sold at: Amazon.com from February 2012 through September 2013 for about $9

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled polymer products and take them away from small children. Consumers should contact Doodlebutt for a full refund. 

Consumer contact:Call Doodlebutt collect at 239.313.9779 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday, or e-mailwhitmana@live.com.

 

Name of product: IKEA Children’s Wall-mounted Lamps

Hazard:The lamp cord can be pulled into the crib by the infants, creating a strangulation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: A 16-month-old child in a crib died after getting entangled in the lamp’s cord. In a separate incident, a 15-month-old child in a crib became entangled in the lamp’s cord and nearly strangled.

Description: The recalled IKEA children’s SMILA-series wall-mounted lamps were sold in eight designs, including a blue star, yellow moon, pink flower, white flower, red heart, green bug, blue seashell and an orange seahorse. The blue star is the STJÄRNA model with article numbers 501.944.49 or 500.108.79. The yellow moon is the MÅNE model with article numbers 701.944.48 or 700.108.40. The pink flower is the BLOMMA model with article numbers 901.944.47 or 000.979.50. The white flower is the BLOMMA model with article number 300-746-50.The red heart is the HJÄRTA model with article numbers 202.256.59 or 801.993.13. The green bug is the BAGGE model with article numbers 101.944.46 or 700.728.71.The blue seashell is the SNÄCKA model with article number 400-982-50. The orange seahorse is the SJÖHÄST model with article number 900-982-43.The model name is printed on a label on the inside back of the lamp near the light bulb. The article number is printed on the lamp’s packaging. The plastic wall-mounted children’s lamps measure about 11 inches high by 11 inches wide. The lamps have a 7-foot-long electrical cord with an in-line switch. They use a 25-watt light bulb.

Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA’s catalog and online at ikea-usa.com from July 1999 through May 2013 for between $10 and $13

Manufactured in: United States, Lithuania and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamp and contact IKEA for a free repair kit.Do not use the lamp until the repair kit is installed.The repair kit has self-adhesive fasteners for attaching the lamp’s cord to the wall, as well as safety instructions.

Consumer contact:Call IKEA toll-free at 888.966.4532 anytime, or go online atikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page.

 

Name of product: IQ Girls’ Hooded Pink Leopard Jackets

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves girls’ pink hooded jackets. The jacket is 97% cotton and 3% spandex. The jackets have pink and black leopard print drawstrings, and pink and black leopard print on the sides of the jacket. "IQ Girls" is printed on the sewn-in label located on the back of the neck. The model number included in the recall is 86557, which can be found printed on the same sewn-in label. This recall involves girls’jacket sizes 4 through 12.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide October 2010 through August 2013 for about $15

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Ram’s Imports, Inc. for a full refund.

Consumer contact:Call Ram’s Imports toll-free at 855.346.5950 from 10:00 amto5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday, or go online atramsimports.com and click on Product Recall.

 

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