News | Published May 29, 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: Rechargeable batteries used in Summer Infant video monitors

Hazard: The battery in the handheld video monitor can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Summer Infant has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor property damage.

Description: The recall involves rechargeable batteries in Summer Infant handheld color video monitors. The rechargeable batteries are about 1 ½” tall by 2 ¼” wide and are ¼” thick, black, and are marked with TCL on the lower right corner of the battery. Monitors are sold with a matching camera and A/C adaptors. Batteries will have one of these letter and number combinations in the beginning of the serial number on the back of the battery: S/N: JNN-S150A, S/N:JNS150-BA, S/N:JNS150A, S/N: JNN-S150B, S/N:JNS150-BB, S/N: JNN-S150C, S/N:JNS150-BC.

Sold at: Mass merchants, including Babies “R” Us, online retailers and independent juvenile specialty stores, from about February 2010 through 2012 for between $150 to $350.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should remove the battery and contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery. The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with the power cord. 

Consumer contact: Call Summer Infant at 800.426.8627 anytime, or visit online at summerinfant.com/alerts/battery-recall for information on battery replacement. 

 

Name of product: IKEA children’s wall-mounted lamps 

Hazard: Children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the children’s wall-mounted lamps, posing a strangulation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: A 15-month-old baby became entangled in the TASSA NATT lamp’s cord and nearly strangled. This incident, and the death of a 16-month-old baby who died after getting entangled in the SMILA lamp’s cord, were reported in the previous recall. In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants.

Description: This recall involves IKEA children’s wall-mounted lamps sold in various style names, shapes and colors. The lamps have a cord, about seven to eight feet long, with either a switch on the cord or a switch located on the lamp.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide, in IKEA’s catalog and online at ikea-usa.com from May 1984 to April 2014 for between $5 and $30.

Manufactured in: United States, Lithuania and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps, remove them from the wall 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 visit online at ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.

 

Name of product: Girls’ Sugarfly Peacoats with a waist drawstring

Hazard: The coats have a drawstring tie sewn into the side seam at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing significant entanglement hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves girl’s “Sugarfly” brand peacoat. The double breasted wool and polyester garment comes with a waist drawstring sewn into the outside seam of the garment. The coats come in three different colors; solid black, charcoal plaid and purple plaid. The coats were sold in girls’ sizes S (7-8), M (10-12), L (14), and XL (16). Style number KEM236 is located on the label found inside on the side seam of the garment. “Sugarfly” is printed on a label sewn into the neck of the coat. 

Sold at: Nordstrom Rack nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010 and online at zulily.com from September 2013 through November 2013 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately detach the tie from the side seams of the coat to eliminate the hazard, or return the coat to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumer contact: Call Runway Global toll-free at 855.303.8250 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit online at sugarfly.us and click on “Sugarfly Girls” on the top bar and then click on “Recall Info” at the bottom of the page, or email willa@runwayglobal.com for more information. 

 

Name of product: J. Crew Baby Coveralls

Hazard: Snaps on the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of snaps detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all styles of J. Crew Holiday 2013 and Spring 2014 baby coveralls in sizes newborn to 3T. The coveralls were sold in various colors and designs including prints and stripes. A care label sewn into the inside left seam of the garment reads either “HO’ 13” or “SP ’14,” and lists the PO number and style number.

Sold at: J.Crew stores in New York and California, online at jcrew.com and the J.Crew catalog from October 2013 to March 2014 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coveralls and contact J. Crew Group, Inc. for full refund. Consumers who purchased the garments online will receive instructions for returning the coveralls. J.Crew is contacting consumers who bought the coveralls directly.

Consumer contact: Call J. Crew Group, Inc. at 800.261.7422 any time daily, email at 24-7@jcrew.com, or visit online at jcrew.com/baby and click on “Important Notice” for more information.

 

Name of product: Boys’ Ripzone Hooligan Hooded Jackets

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, handrails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves the Ripzone Boys’ Hooligan hoodie jacket. The jackets are a 100 percent polyester waterproof material and have a front zip closure with Velcro adjustable cuffs. There are two zippered pockets on the front of the jacket and a drawstring around the neck of the garment. The jacket is black with a neon blue stripe diagonal across each shoulder and two neon blue stripes around the bottom of the jacket. The jackets were sold in youth sizes small/petite (s/p) and medium (m). RPZN and the size can be found on the label sewn into the seam of the neck area of the garment. The style number 78938 is located on the care label of the jacket which is on the right front, inside lower seam of the jacket.

Sold at: Sport Chalet stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah from August 2013 to October 2013 for about $112.

Manufactured in: Bangladesh

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Call RMP Athletic Locker Ltd. at 800.668.5480 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday, visit online at rpzn.com and click on the “ABOUT US” tab and open “IMPORTANT INFORMATION,” or email skerr@rmpathletic.com for additional instructions.

 

Name of product: Horizon Hobby radio-controlled helicopter kits and spindle sets

Hazard: The main rotor washer can fail, causing the blades to come off the helicopter during use. This poses an injury hazard to the operator and bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves Blade 700 X Pro Series Kit, Pro Series Combo and the replacement spindle set. The kits and combos come with parts to assemble a radio-controlled helicopter. When assembled, the helicopter is about 53 inches long and 15.5 inches tall and weighs about 12 pounds. It has a blue, yellow, black and silver canopy with the 700 X logo on each side, two white skids, a black tail boom with the word Blade on each side, a tail rotor, and a main rotor assembly with two blades. The rotor blades are black and gray with the word Revolution on each. The defective washer is flat and silver and about 1/2 inch in diameter. It is used to hold the two main rotor blade grips in place on the helicopter.

The recalled Pro Series Kit is model number BLH5725 and includes the helicopter canopy and the mechanical parts necessary to build the helicopter without the main rotor blades or electronics.

The recalled Pro Series Combo is model number BLH5725C and includes the helicopter canopy, the mechanical parts necessary to build the helicopter, the main rotor blades, a receiver, servos and motor.

The recalled replacement spindle set is model number BLH5703 and includes two spindle shafts, two screws and four washers.

Model numbers for the kit and combo are on the UPC label on one end of the product packaging. The model number for the spindle set is on the front of the packaging.

Sold at: Independent hobby stores nationwide and online at horizonhobby.com from July 2013 through August 2013. The Pro Series Kit sold for between $800 and $1,250. The Pro Series Combo sold for between $1,350 and $2,320. The replacement spindle set sold for about $13.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled radio-controlled helicopter and contact Horizon Hobby for replacement washers and instructions on how to install them.

Consumer contact: Call Horizon Hobby, toll-free at 877.504.0233 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm CT, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm CT, Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm CT, Sunday, or visit online at horizonhobby.com and click on “Product Recalls” listed under Legal at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Name of product: FXR Factory Racing Children’s jackets and hoodies

Hazard: Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, handrails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves 11 styles of FXR child/youth outerwear jackets and hoodies for both boys and girls. They come in sizes two through 12. The jackets and hoodies are made of polyester or a blend of cotton/polyester and they have a front zip closure with knit elastic or Velcro adjustable cuffs. A drawstring is around the neck of the jackets and hoodies. The hoodies come in a variety of color combinations such as red, purple, grey, red/black/white, green/black, and black. The jackets come in pink/white and in solid blue and pink. The name of the recalled product is located on the content care label, which is sewn into the neck area of the garment. It can be found underneath the letters FXR.

Sold at: U.S. Snowmobile Dealers and on the firm’s website fxrracing.com between August 2008 through January 2014 for about $50 to $110. 

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Call FXR Factory Racing Inc. toll-free at 877.999.9798 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday, or visit online at fxrracing.com and click on the “Recalls” link located at the bottom of the page for more information. 

 

Name of product: Discount School Supply Magnetic Color Sorting Board

Hazard: The magnet in the wand can detach, and the plywood backing can crack and release small metal balls that are sandwiched between the board and a clear plastic cover. These pose choking and serious internal injury risks associated with ingestion of a magnet and metal ball. The surface paint on the metal balls contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint standard.

Incidents/Injuries: Discount School Supply has received six reports of the plywood backing cracking and making the small metal balls accessible to children and two reports of the magnet detaching from the wand. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Excellerations™ magnetic-color-sorting boards with cupcake cut outs that are used to teach color and sorting to young children. The recalled sorting board is made of plywood, is 16 inches wide and 12 inches high and has the Excellerations™ name and logo on the front in the bottom right corner. A clear plastic cover is attached to the board by rivets, and a 4-inch long wand with a magnet in one end is attached to the top of the board by a 13.5-inch plastic cord. The face of the board has one jar-shaped cut out and six cupcake-shaped cut outs that are colored red, yellow, blue, green, orange and purple. Beneath the cover are about 60 multi-colored metal balls, each 1 centimeter in diameter. Children use the wand to move the balls around the board through channels from the jar to the cupcakes.

Sold at: Discountschoolsupply.com from January 2013 through March 2014 for about $36.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled board, put it out of their reach and sight, and contact the company for a full refund.

Consumer contact: Call Discount School Supply at 800.338.4430 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm CT Monday through Friday, or visit online at discountschoolsupply.com and click on “Safety Information” for more information.

 

Name of product: BMC Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge Bicycles with Aprebic Forks

Hazard: The bicycle forks can crack or break above the brake mount, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves certain models of Alpenchallenge, Urbanchallenge and Masschallenge bicycles equipped with full carbon Aprebic bike forks model ACC-A704DN50B. The fork model number is printed behind the top arch. Specific bicycle models included in the recall are Alpenchallenge AC01 105 Tiagra, Alpenchallenge AC01 Rival, Masschallenge MC01 Team and the Urbanchallenge UC01 Alfine 11. Both the Alpenchallenge and Urbanchallenge bicycles include the 2012 and 2013 model years. The Masschallenge bicycle includes model year 2012. The model year is printed on the top tube of the bike. The bicycles come in black and yellow or black and red color combinations.

Sold at: Authorized BMC bicycle dealers nationwide from December 2011 to June 2013 for about $1,000.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled bicycles immediately and contact their local BMC authorized dealer for instructions on receiving a replacement fork.

Consumer contact: Call BMC at 800.819.4262 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday, or visit online at bmc-racing.com and click on “Service,” then click on the “Recall page” link or email at infousa@bmc-switzerland.com for more information.

 

Name of product: Nantucket Distributing Felt Easter Baskets

Hazard: Decorative beads on the felt Easter baskets can detach and pose a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes felt Easter baskets with scalloped edges and a handle. The felt baskets were sold in five colors including blue, two shades of green and two shades of pink. The basket models include a blue basket with a small stuffed bunny face, a bright green basket with a bow, a light green basket with white and pink bunny ears, a bright pink basket with a bow, and a light pink basket with a bow and a yellow flower attachment. Black or white decorative beads are used as the eyes of the bunny and the center of the yellow flower attachment. The baskets measure 14” high by 9” wide at the widest point. The model number ct12011 and SKU number 30173064 are printed on a hangtag on the basket handle.

Sold at: Christmas Tree Shops, andThat! and Christmas Tree Shops andThat! stores nationwide from February 2013 to March 2014 for about $3.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using or displaying these felt Easter baskets and return them to any Christmas Tree Shops, andThat! or Christmas Tree Shops andThat! stores to receive a full refund.

Consumer contact: Call Christmas Tree Shops toll-free at 888.287.3232 any time, or visit online at christmastreeshops.com and go to the “Product Recalls” link at the bottom of the home page for more information.

 

Name of product: H&M Girls’ Leggings

Hazard: A metal part on the belt can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a choking incident in the United Kingdom, but no reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in the U.S.

Description: This recall involves girls’ leggings sold in the following colors: black/pink belt, black/silver belt, black and white stripe/black belt, blue and white stripe/blue belt, blue hounds-tooth/blue belt, grey check/pink belt, grey with dots/pink belt, khaki/pink belt, khaki with dots/pink belt, pink and white check/white belt, purple/purple belt and red and blue plaid/blue belt. The knit leggings were sold sizes 1 ½ to 8 years and have a plastic belt with bow-shaped buckle. H&M is printed on the back of the care label. The care label is either black or white and attached to the waistband in the back of the leggings. The garments have an O/N (order number) and P/N (product number) printed on the top of the care label. The following O/N numbers are included in the recall: 345180, 400690, 400691, 441760, 441761, 441762, 446960, 446961, 446962, 446963, 446965 and 978210.

Sold at: H&M stores nationwide and online at hm.com from August 2012 to April 2014 for between $3 and $15.

Manufactured in: Bangladesh, China and Turkey

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the belt and remove it from the leggings and contact H&M Customer Service for instructions on returning the belt for a $20 gift card.

Consumer contact: Call H&M Customer Service toll-free at 855.466.7467 from  8:00 am to 1:00 am ET, any day, email at customerservice.us@hm.com or online at hm.com  and click on “Product Safety Recall - read more” at the bottom of the page for more information.

The Foundation’s 21st Annual Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for the new Cancer Center.

More Info