Recall news: Cups, mugs, grass trimmers, sleepwear
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Cups and mugs
DETAILS: Food service beverage cups and mugs imported by Carlisle FoodService Products, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sold at distributor outlets and online between January 2011 and January 2012. The nine models of cups and mugs were sold in a variety of sizes from 7 to 16 ounces, and in the following colors: white, green, red, brown, black, ocean blue, sand, honey yellow, bone and sunset orange. They are approximately 2 to 3 inches tall and are made of melamine. The name “Carlisle OKC, OK” and model number are imprinted on the bottom, along with “Made in China” and “NSF.” The cups and mugs were manufactured in China.
WHY: The cups and mugs can break when exposed to hot liquids, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Carlisle has received three reports of cups and mugs breaking. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 111,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Carlisle FoodService Products at 800-217-8859 Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.carlislefsp.com/product-safety .
DETAILS: Honda grass trimmers distributed by American Honda Motor Company, of Torrance, Calif.; sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide and online from May 2006 to February 2012. The grass trimmer is gas-powered and has a red engine housing with the word “Honda” on the top front and a bicycle handlebar-style grip. A label on the shaft includes the words “Honda” and “HHT35S.” The grass trimmers were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach, posing a laceration hazard to the operator and bystanders.
INCIDENTS: Honda is aware of 11 incidents of broken or cracked shafts. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 14,000 in the United States and 3,600 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Contact American Honda at 888-888-3139 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST, or visit the American Honda’s website at http://powerequipment.honda.com .
Children’s pajamas, sleepwear
DETAILS: Children’s pajamas and sleepwear imported by Papa Bear Loungeabouts, LLC, of Los Angeles, Calif.; sold at children’s clothing and specialty retailers nationwide and online from January 2004 to December 2011. Styles include pajama sets with tops and bottoms, separate pajama pants and nightgowns sold in boys and girls sizes 0-6X and 7-14. A garment label with the name “Papa Bear Loungeabouts” and a picture of a bear is sewn into the center back neckline on the outside of the garments. The sleepwear is 100% cotton poplin or 100% cotton flannel and the different styles come in a variety of colors and novelty print designs including: bling, cows, Scotty dogs, hotrods, basketball, sports, vintage, rodeo, rock and roll, ballerinas, popcorn and more. The sleepwear was manufactured in China.
WHY: The garments fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 10,000.
FOR MORE: Contact the retailer directly where the sleepwear was purchased: CCS Group, doing business as Pajamamania, at 866-472-5262, including Sleepyheads and Pajamaheaven, of Erlanger, Ky., or the firm’s websites http://www.sleepyheads.com and http://www.pajamamania.com ; Cotton Tots, Inc., doing business as Bright Beginnings and Bestdressed Kids, of Austin, Texas at 512-453-0433, or the firm’s website http://www.bestdressedkids.com ; Comfykid.com, of San Jose, Calif. at 877-479-9040, or the firm’s website http://www.comfykid.com ; My Baby Pajamas, LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz. at 480-330-6380, or the firm’s website http://www.mybabypajamas.com ; Pajama Company, of New Canaan, Conn. at 877-757-4386, or the firm’s website http://www.thepajamacompany.com ; and Zulily, Inc., of Seattle, Wash. at 855-812-0945, or the firm’s website https://www.zulily.com .