News | Published November 27, 2013

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: Step2® Whisper Ride Touring Wagon™

Hazard: The removable blue seat backs can detach and allow the child in the wagon to fall out, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Step2 has received 29 reports of the seat back detaching – 28 of which resulted in children falling out of the wagon. Fourteen of these resulted in bumped heads, and nine resulted in bruises, scratches or lacerations.

Description: This recall involves Step2 Whisper Ride Touring Wagons. The two-seat plastic wagon is 25-inches wide by 41.25-inches long by 20-inches high with blue seats, a tan wagon base and a red canopy.The “Step2” logo appears on the canopy and on the side of the wagon base.

Sold exclusively at: Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at ToysRUs.com from February 2013 to August 2013 for about $130.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the wagon and inspect it to determine if the seat belt is attached to the removable blue seat back.If so, the wagon is included in this recall. Consumers with the recalled wagons should contact Step2 to obtain a free repair kit.

Consumer contact: Contact Step2 toll-free at 866.860.1887 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at step2.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

 

Name of product: Lullaby Cradle Glider by Dream On Me, Inc.

Hazard: The mattress support board can fall out or slide out of the bottom of the cradle glider, which can pose a risk for babies to fall out and suffer injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: Dream On Me, Inc. and the CPSC have received reports of two incidents while infants were asleep inside the cradle. A one-month-old infant fell to the floor when the mattress support board partially fell out, but the child was uninjured. A second report involved a four-month-old infant who did not fall out of the cradle after the mattress support board became partially disengaged.

Description: This recall involves the Lullaby Cradle Glider manufactured by Dream On Me, Inc. The cradle is made of solid pine with slats on all four sides and a base that has a gliding side-to-side motion. The inner dimensions of the cradle measure 34.5 inches by 20.5 inches and includes a mattress pad and four wheels for easy movement. The cradle is sold in one design, and is available in four colors (640-C, cherry; 640-W,white; 640-E, espresso; and 640-N, natural). A label identifying the date of manufacture as October 2011 is located on the mattress support board. 

Sold at: Online only through K-Mart, Sears, Toys R Us and Walmart from October 2011 through June 2013 for about $130. 

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cradles and contact Dream On Me, Inc. to obtain a free repair kit. Instructions for assembly will be included in the repair kit.

Consumer contact: Call Dream On Me, Inc. toll-free at 877.201.4317 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Friday, or go online at dreamonme.com and click on the Recalls tab for more information.

 

Name of product: Riley Duo Bunk Beds

Hazard: The openings between the guardrails on the bunk bed can exceed 3.5 inches in width, which is too wide and does not meet safety standards. This presents an entrapment hazard where a child could be seriously injured or become asphyxiated.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Riley Duo model bunk beds with model number C 5702, E 5702 or M 5702. The Duo has a twin size mattress frame on top and a full size mattress frame on the bottom. The solid wood bunk bed was sold in cherry, eastern maple or pacific coast maple. A warning label on the end rail of the top bunk has model number “5702” and “Duo Bunk” printed on it.

Sold at: Dania Furniture and Room and Board Furniture stores nationwide and online at roomandboard.com from January 2008 through December 2011 for between $1,500 and $1,700.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Wood Castle Furniture for a free repair. Either the consumer or a company representative can determine if the guardrails spacing is too wide. Consumers with young children should discontinue use of the bunk bed until the hazard has been remedied.

Consumer contact: Call Wood Castle Furniture collect at 541.754.9304 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PT Monday through Friday, or go online at woodcastle.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

 

Name of product: L.L. Bean girl’s pajama sets

Hazard: The pajama sets fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes Girl’s or Little Girl’s jersey knit aurora purple pajama sets sold by L.L. Bean. The sets have a solid purple top with long sleeves and purple pants with a pattern and a solid purple waistband. The pajamas were sold in girls sizes small (size 8) through extra large (size 18) and little girls sizes small (size 4) through large (6X/7). The pajamas product ID numbers included in the recall are 284889 and 284890 printed on the second side seam label under the care label. “GPU#6” is also printed on the garment label located on the inside left seam near the bottom of the pajama top. “L.L. Bean” is printed inside the back of the neck of the garment.

Sold exclusively at: L.L. Bean retail stores nationwide from June 2013 through September 2013 for about $30. 

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajama sets away from children, and contact L.L. Bean to receive a free replacement, a full refund or store gift certificate.

Consumer contact: Call L.L. Bean at 800.555.9717 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit llbean.com and click the bottom right of the homepage titled Product Recall & Safety Info for more information.

 

Name of product: Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines

Hazard: A brass rivet can fall out of the sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder and into a sno-cone, posing a risk of injury to the mouth or the teeth.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 64 reports of brass rivets falling out of the sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Cra-Z-Art Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines with one of three batch numbers BCH003005A28-0812, BCHTRU001A17-0812 or BCHTRU004A16-0712 printed on the back of the white plastic doghouse and on the side of the box. The plastic sno-cone machines are white in the shape of a dog house with a red roof and red shovel. Snoopy is on the dog house and Charlie Brown and Lucy images are on the front along with a snowman. A metal ice-shaving cylinder in the middle of the sno-cone machine dispenses ice shavings out of the front.The words “SNOOPY” and “SNO-CONES” are on the front of the machine and “Cra-Z-Art” is on the back. 

Sold at: Barnes & Noble, Target and Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at amazon.com from September 2012 through July 2013 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled sno-cone machines immediately and contact LaRose Industries for a free repair kit, which includes a new ice shaving cylinder. Do not return the recalled sno-cone machines to the store where purchased.

Consumer contact: Call LaRose Industries toll-free at 855.345.4693 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm ET Monday through Friday, email recall@laroseindustries.com or go online at laroseindustries.com, which takes consumers to the Cra-Z-Art website. Then click on the Recall tab for more information.

 

Name of product: Vans® boy’s AV Edict hooded jackets 

Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Vans’ AV Edict hooded jackets for boys. They were sold in boy’s sizes S, M, L and XL and made from black cotton or black canvas with a drawstring through the hood. “Vans®” is printed on a tab above the jacket’s left front pocket. An intertwined “AV” logo is embroidered in black beneath the lower right pocket and also appears on the jacket’s snaps. “Vans®,” “OFF THE WALL®” and an intertwined “AV” logo is sewn on a label inside neck of the jacket. 

Sold at: Vans stores nationwide and online at vans.com from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $90.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled jackets away from children, and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or for a repair.

Consumer contact: Call Vans Inc. at 800.817.0618 anytime, or visit vans.com and click on Recall Info for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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