Recalls this week: Baby activity centers, cribs and more
Friday, July 26, 2013
A line of baby activity centers with an attachment that can hit and injure an infant are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include cribs with malfunctioning side-drop rails and portable electric generators with potentially leaky fuel tanks.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Baby Einstein musical motion activity jumpers with model number 90564. The model number can be found on a tag attached to the underside of the seat. The stationary activity centers have a support seat covered in blue fabric attached to a large white metal frame with brightly colored toys surrounding the seat. The yellow sun toy is attached to the seat frame on a flexible stalk with either three or five brightly colored rings. A date code is located in the lower right corner of the label on the back of the blue seat pad. The following date codes, indicating a manufacture date prior to November 2011, are included in the recall: OD0, OE0, OF0, OG0, OH0, OI0, OJ0, OK0, OL0, OA1, OB1, OC1, OD1, OE1, OF1, OG1, OH1, OI1, OJ1 and OK1. They were sold from May 2010 through May 2013.
WHY: The “sun” toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant.
INCIDENTS: 100 reports of incidents including 61 injuries. Reported injuries include bruises, cuts to the face, a 7-month-old boy with a lineal skull fracture, and a chipped tooth to an adult.
HOW MANY: About 400,000 in the U.S. and 8,500 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Kids II at 877-325-7056 or visit www.kidsii.com, then click on the Recall link at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: This recall involves Rockland Furniture round cribs made by Nan Far Woodworking with model number 343-8314. The model number is printed on a label located on the inner-lower portion of the crib rail. They were sold at J.C. Penney stores and the department store’s website from January 2005 to December 2008.
WHY: The crib’s drop-side rails can malfunction or detach. When this happens, the drop-side rail can fall out of position and create a space where an infant or toddler can get stuck, posing a risk of strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. In addition, drop-side related incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with wear and tear.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 3,900.
FOR MORE: Call Rockland Furniture at 877-967-5770 or visit www.rocklandimmobilizationkit.com, then click on “Round Crib Recall” for more information.
DETAILS: Autumn Run girls Gemma II Boots with SKU number 0529-02613-1050. The SKU number can be found on a tag which is located inside the shoe, on the inner side of the collar. They were sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores nationwide and online at Academy.com between July 2012 and October 2012.
WHY: An exposed staple in the sole of the boot presents a laceration hazard to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: One report of a consumer who was punctured by an exposed staple in the sole.
HOW MANY: About 5,000.
FOR MORE: Call Renaissance Imports at 877-632-2021 or visit www.renimp.com and click on “Product Recall Info” for more information.
DETAILS: Subaru models SGX3500, SGX5000, and SGX7500 portable generators. They have yellow fuel tanks and black frames with collapsible handles. The word “Subaru” is on the fuel tank and is on the control panel under the Subaru logo. They were sold at authorized Subaru power equipment dealers nationwide, including online, between September 2011 and January 2013. The produce and serial numbers are on the end of the fuel tank above the wheels. For more details: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Subaru-Portable-Gasoline-Generators-Recalled-by-Robin-America/
WHY: The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire or burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 4,100 units in the U.S. and 490 units in Canada
FOR MORE: Call Robin America at 866-664-1363 or visit www.subarupower.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Viking built-in refrigerators with bottom freezers. They were sold from November 2005 through October 2012. The model and serial numbers are located on the ceiling of the interior of the refrigerators. The first six numbers in the serial number are the date the unit was manufactured. The Designer Series includes model numbers starting with DDBB363, DDBB536, DTBB363, DFBB363, DFBB536, and FDBB5361 with serial numbers starting with 110105 - 081012. The Professional Series includes model numbers starting with VCBB363, VCBB536, VCBB5361, VIBB363, and VIBB536 with serial numbers starting with 110105-080512.
WHY: The refrigerator’s doors can come off, posing an injury hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: 39 reports of falling refrigerator doors, including 12 reports of injuries involving a fracture, bruises, strains and cuts, and 25 reports of minor property damage. The 39 new reports are in addition to 57 reports in the previous recall, from 2009, which included four reports of injuries involving bruises, broken toes or fingers, and strains.
HOW MANY: About 31,000.
FOR MORE: Call Viking at 877-546-0136 or visit www.vikingrange.com and click on Safety Recall Information.
DETAILS: Soleil portable fan heaters with model number LH-707. The model number is printed on the underside of the fan on a sticker. They were sold at Home Depot stores from September 2012 through May 2013.
WHY: The portable fan’s plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use.
INCIDENTS: 464 reports of the fans melting. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 107,000.
FOR MORE: Call Home Depot at 877-527-0313 or visit www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
DETAILS: Johnny G. Krankcycle by Matrix with detachable seats that can be removed from the frame by lifting up on the seat. The Krankcycles have handles that the user turns in a circular motion for exercise. They were sold from January 2008 through January 2012.
WHY: The seat can unexpectedly detach from the Krankcycle’s frame during use, posing a fall hazard to users.
INCIDENTS: Two injuries from falls when the seat detached have been reported, including one report of broken ribs and one report of a back injury requiring surgery.
HOW MANY: About 2,200.
FOR MORE: Call Johnson Health Tech North America at 866-218-3674.
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