Recalls this week: Beds, gas grills, light bulbs, coffeemakers and more
Friday, August 16, 2013
IKEA beds with a potentially faulty guardrail are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include gas grills with a faulty ignition and light bulbs that pose a shock hazard.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: IKEA’S KRITTER and SNIGLAR junior beds with a guard rail on one side. The pine wood KRITTER beds have animal cut-outs, such as a dog and cat, on the headboard and a date stamp of 1114 to 1322 that represent the year and week of production (YYWW). The SNIGLAR natural beech wood beds have a white painted fiberboard insert on the headboard and footboard of the bed and a date stamp of 1114 to 1318. The date stamp appears on a label attached to either the headboard or the underside of the bed. Model numbers included in the recall are 600.904.70 for the KRITTER and 500.871.66 for the SNIGLAR, supplier number 15361 (KRITTER) and 19740 or 18157 (SNIGLAR) printed on the same label as the date stamp. They were sold at IKEA from July 2005 through May 2013.
WHY: The metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report in the U.S. and one report in Canada of the metal rod on the beds breaking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 22,000 in U.S. and 18,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call IKEA at 888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link on the top of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Husqvarna closed course/competition off-road motorcycles. The recall involves 2013 models including CR125, WR125, WR250, and WR300. The model number is printed on the rear fender on both sides of the motorcycle just below the tail end of the seat. Husqvarna is printed on both sides of the shrouds covering the fuel tank. Consumers can identify the model year by checking the letter in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the right side of the steering head. The letter D is a 2013 model. They were sold from October 2012 through June 2013.
WHY: The motorcycle’s throttle cable can malfunction so the rider loses speed control, posing a crash hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 260.
FOR MORE: Call Husqvarna Motorcycles at 888-985-6090 or visit www.husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com and click on Support/Aftersales for more information.
DETAILS: Two models of Char-Broil Gas Patio Bistro grills, including the model 240 full-size grill and the model 180 table-top grill. Both are single-burner propane gas grills equipped with a battery-operated integrated electronic ignition and intended only for outdoor use. The 240 full-size grills include model numbers 11601558, 11601558-A1, 12601558, and 12601558-A2. The table-top grills have model number 12601713.They were sold from September 2010 to June 2013.
WHY: The electronic ignition on the grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: 26 reports of the burner flame going out and then unexpectedly reigniting when the consumer turned the control knob to “OFF.” The 26 reports include four reports of burns.
HOW MANY: About 69,300 in the U.S. and 1,900 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Char-Broil at 866-671-7988 or visit www.charbroil.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Endura and Ambient LED dimmable light bulbs with the model number 9290001829. The bulbs are orange in color and have “MADE IN CHINA,” ‘’Fabrique in Chine” followed by a slanted “S,” and the model number printed on the gray plastic band on the neck of the bulbs. The date codes, 2L for the Endura bulbs and 2K or 2L for the Ambient bulbs, are printed on the metal screw base. The bulbs give off a white light and are used indoors to replace incandescent bulbs. They were sold from October 2012 and May 2013.
WHY: A lead wire in the bulb’s housing can have an improper fitting, which can electrify the entire lamp and pose a shock hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 99,000.
FOR MORE: Call Philips Lighting Co. at 800-295-5147, visit www.recall.philips.com, choose United States/English and click on the Endura and Ambient LED bulb recall for more information, or email the firm at ledprincelamp(at)philips.com for more information.
DETAILS: Black & Decker Spacemaker 12-cup programmable under-the-cabinet coffeemakers. The recalled coffee maker is designed to mount under a cabinet. It is available in white or black and has the words “BLACK & DECKER SPACEMAKER” printed in the top right-hand corner. The model number is printed on the underside of the coffee maker, directly below the water holder. Model number SDC 740 was previously recalled with other eight models in 2012. After the recall announcement, an additional 641 units were sold. They were sold at True Value Hardware Stores nationwide from July 2008 to June 2013.
WHY: The coffee pot handle can break, causing cuts and burns to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: More than 1,607 reports of handles breaking, including more than 83 reports of burns and/or cuts.
HOW MANY: 641. 159,000 units were recalled in June 2012.
FOR MORE: Call Applica Consumer Products at 866-708-7846 or visit www.apcrecall.com .
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