Recalls: Helmets, snowboard bindings
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Faulty lacrosse helmets, overheating adjustable mattress parts, and potentially unreliable snowboard bindings are among the products recalled this week.
Here’s a closer look at the products being recalled because of safety issues:
DETAILS: Easton Raptor lacrosse helmets. “Easton” is printed on either side of the back of the helmet and on the jaw strap and “RAPTOR” is printed low on the back of the helmet in the center. The helmets were sold between November 2011 and March 2012.
WHY: The chin bar can break, causing a jaw or facial injury.
INCIDENTS: Six reports of the chin bar cracking or breaking on impact with a lacrosse ball, including one laceration.
HOW MANY: About 12,000.
FOR MORE: Call Easton Sports at 877-279-8545, email at email@example.com, or visit www.eastonlacrosse.com
ADJUSTABLE MATRESS BASES
DETAILS: Leggett & Platt is recalling the motorized bed frames, controlled by hand-held remotes, which enable the head and foot of the mattress to be moved up and down. The recalled models are “Titanium,” “Gold” and “Signature” by Leggett & Platt and other brands names including Interflex, American Signature, Spring Air, Sealy and Simmons. The recalled frames can be identified by the remotes, which are either black or dark gray and feature multiple buttons and a label with one of these brand names: Leggett & Platt, Interflex, American Signature, Sealy, Simmons or Spring Air.
WHY: Electrical components in the motor can fail and short circuit, causing overheating and posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: 29 complaints of overheating, but no property damage or injuries.
HOW MANY: About 25,200.
FOR MORE: Call Leggett at 855-853-3539 or visit www.titaniumrecall.com
DETAILS: Bon Hiver Freebase snowboard bindings including the 11 Series model, Assault or Infrared, 13 Series model, Arsenal or Hellfire, and 18 Series model, Stealth or Storm. The bindings are sold in pairs and include a boot base that attaches to the snowboarder’s boot and a base plate. The words “Bon Hiver Snowboarding” appear on the heel of the boot base and the series number is located next to the logo on the back of the boot base and on the side of one of the footplates. The products were sold from November 2011 to December 2011.
WHY: The binding’s base plate can fracture during use, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of base plates fracturing during use, but no injuries.
HOW MANY: About 200.
FOR MORE: Call Bon Hiver at 877-456-2320 or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
DETAILS: Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fans including 24-inch diameter blades with model numbers 72243 and 78631, 30-inch diameter blades with model numbers 72245 and 78763, and 42-inch diameter blades with model number 78764. The item numbers are on the fans motor housing.
WHY: The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the fan exceed the maximum wattage and can cause the fans to overheat or fail, posing fire and shock hazards.
INCIDENTS: None reported
HOW MANY: About 7,000
FOR MORE: Call Westinghouse for two free replacement 40-watt light bulbs at 888-417-6222 or visit www.westinghouselighting.com
SAFETY CABINET LOCKS
DETAILS: Safety 1st Push ‘N’ Snap cabinet locks with model numbers 48391 and 48442 imported by Dorel Juvenile Group Inc. of Columbus, Ind. The locks are used to secure cabinets with two straps that wrap around the knobs or handles on a cabinet door and the Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock. Locks made between January 2004 and November 2010 are included in the recall.
WHY: Young children can disengage the locks allowing them access to cabinet contents.
INCIDENTS: 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. Of those reports, the company is aware of 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years who were able to disengage the locks and gain access to the cabinet’s contents. In three of those incidents, children swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner, and were treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers.
HOW MANY: About 900,000.
FOR MORE: Call DJG at 866-762-3212 or visit www.djgusa.com