Recalls this week: baby bath seats, dehumidifiers and more
Saturday, July 20, 2013
A line of baby bath seats that pose a drowning hazard and dehumidifiers that can overheat and spark a fire are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Other products recalled include jackets, LED lanterns, and electric smokers.
BABY BATH SEATS
DETAILS: Thermobaby Aquababy bath ring seats in pink or blue designed for children five to 10 months old. “Thermobaby Z.I. De Kerbois,” “Aquababy” and “Ref. 1953 Made in France” is engraved underneath the bath seat. They were sold at Amazon.com from June 2012 through January.
WHY: The bath seats fail to meet federal safety standards, including the requirement for stability. Specifically, the bath seats can tip over, posing a risk of drowning to babies.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 7,500.
FOR MORE: .Call SCS Direct Inc. at 888-749-1387, send email to recall(at)scsdirectinc.com, or visit www.SCSdirectinc.com and click “Recall Notices” for more information.
DETAILS: Kenmore brand 35-, 50- and 70-pint dehumidifiers made by LG and between 2003 and 2005. They were sold at Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and on Sears.com and Kmart.com from 2003 to 2009. The model number can be found on the right side of the interior of the unit when the bucket has been removed. Recalled units have the following model numbers: 35-pint (2004) - 580.54351400, 50-pint (2003) - 580.53509300, 70-pint (2003) - 580.53701300, 70-pint (2004) - 580.54701400, and 70-pint (2005) - 580.54701500.
WHY: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt, and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards.
INCIDENTS: Seven incident reports of shorting and fire associated with the dehumidifiers, including one incident with a severe burn to a consumer’s foot and three fires resulting in more than $300,000 of property damage.
HOW MANY: About 795,000 (previously recalled in August 2012)
FOR MORE: Call LG recall fulfillment center at 855-400-4641 or visit www.Kenmoredehumidifierrecall.com
DETAILS: Boy’s long sleeve hooded jackets sizes 2T to XL made by 5 Star Kids Apparel LLC. The word “Mecca” is embroidered on the front chest of the garment and on the interior label sewn into the neck of the jacket. The style number can be found on a label sewn into the jacket one inch above the bottom seam on the left side. They were sold from Aug. 2010 through March 2011. The style numbers included are MK310702, MLK310702, MT310702, MK31111509, MLK31111509, and MT31111509 in various sizes and colors.
WHY: The recalled jackets have drawstrings with toggles inside the bottom hem and neck area, posing a strangulation hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 48,000.
FOR MORE: Call Mecca 5 Star at 880-229-6833 or send email to email@example.com
DETAILS: UCO Arka LED lantern, which can be used as a flashlight, a lantern, or a USB charger. It has a red cap around the flashlight lens, a collapsible clear plastic lantern top, and a black base with red extendable feet. Model number “A1265”is printed above the plug’s prongs and a small green dot appears below on the lower corner. They were sold at REI stores and online from April to May 2013.
WHY: The lantern’s wall charger plug can fail during normal use, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,300.
FOR MORE: Call Industrial Revolution at 888-297-6062 or visit www.industrialrev.com then click on “news” at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Masterbuilt Manufacturing Inc. upright electric smokers. Model number 20070312 or 20070512 is printed on the serial plate located on the rear panel of the smoker. The smokers have a screen printed Masterbuilt logo on the window and on the serial plate. They were sold at Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas stores from May 2012 through Aug. 2012.
WHY: The wood chip tray can fail to slide securely into the smoker, causing the wood to combust and the smoker’s cabinet door to blow open, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Six reports of fires occurring in the smoker causing the door to blow open. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 11,000
FOR MORE: Call Masterbuilt Manufacturing at 800-489-1581 or visit www.masterbuilt.com and click on Contact on the top right hand corner of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Infants’ First Impressions varsity jackets with hoods. The hooded jackets come in navy blue with green and turquoise trim, or gray with yellow sleeves and navy and yellow trim. Style number 1300 is found on the label sewn into the side seam and the UPC code is found on the product hangtag. More details on sizes and UPC codes can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Macys-Recalls-Infants-First-Impressions-Varsity-Jackets/ The jackets were sold at Macy’s and at Military Exchanges between September and November.
WHY: The snaps on the jackets can come off, posing a choking hazard.
INCIDENTS: No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 8,700.
FOR MORE: Call Macy’s at 888-257-5949 or visit www.macys.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
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