Recalls this week: Playsets, hooded sweatshirts, lamps, fans
Friday, October 25, 2013
A line of children’s playsets with pieces that pose a choking hazard are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include hooded sweatshirts that pose a strangulation hazard.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Infinitoy Inc. is recalling the Super Safari Set model (hash)30025 and the Deluxe Circus Train Set model (hash)30040. The model number can be found on the back of the box in the lower right corner. The sets come in a white box with “Softimals. Build, Play, Repeat” and “Ages 1 1/2 to 5” printed in a colorful font on the front and back of the package. They were sold at specialty toy stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Mindware.com from September 2012 to September 2013.
WHY: The plastic hats found on playset figures pose a choking and aspiration hazard for children.
INCIDENTS: One incident in which an 18-month-old child placed a hat in their mouth and started to gag/choke but the toy was removed. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 7,134 units.
FOR MORE: Call Infinitoy at (888) 558-0933 or visit www.infinitoy.com, then click on Safety/Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
HOODED SWEATSHIRTS AND JACKETS
DETAILS: Trail Crest brand boys and girls hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes x-small, small and medium. They have a camouflage pattern on shoulders and arms, with drawstrings in the hood and zippers at the neck. They come in birch and camouflage, pink and camouflage, and purple and camouflage. There is a tag sewn on the outside of the jacket left sleeve with style number 29121. They were sold at Zulily.com and other stores nationwide from November 2012 to February 2013.
WHY: The hoodies and jackets have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 350.
FOR MORE: Call Trail Crest at (800) 965-6550 or email the firm at email@example.com.
DETAILS: Crate and Barrel Finley Collection pendant lamps with a white or wheat (off-white) linen large, small drum or rectangular lamp shades. The large lamp has SKU number 684-069 or 684-077 and the small lamp has SKU number 676-384 or 440-755. A rectangular lamp has SKU number 322-067 or 322-423. They were sold Crate and Barrel stores nationwide, Crate and Barrel’s catalog and Crateandbarrel.com from January 2009 through July 2013.
WHY: The lamp’s wires can be connected incorrectly because the wires’ polarity labels can fall off or be mislabeled, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of lamps shorting out, including minor property damage and a minor burn.
HOW MANY: About 19,000 in the U.S. and 860 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Crate and Barrel at (800) 451-8217 or visit www.crateandbarrel.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
OUTDOOR CEILING FANS
DETAILS: Tommy Bahama brand 52-inch outdoor ceiling fans sold under the “The Copa Breeze” style name. The fan has model number TB311DBZ and a distressed bronze color. Each of the five oval-shaped paddles/blades has a metal accent in the shape of an oval with a figure-8 inside the oval. The lower part of the motor housing has “Tommy Bahama” embossed on it. A date code is represented by three letters printed on the lower right corner of a label on the top of the motor housing. Fans with one of the following three-letter combinations are included in the recall: AJL, BAA, BAB, BAC, BAD, BAE, BAF,BAG, BAH, BAI, BAJ, BAK, BAL, BBA, BBB, BBC, BBD, BBE, BBF, BBG, BBH, BBI, BBJ, BBK, BBL, BCA, BCB, BCC and BCD. They were sold at fan and lighting stores nationwide and online at www.EmersonFans.com and Amazon.com from April 2010 through July 2012.
WHY: The brackets holding the fan blades can break and cause the blades to fall, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of fan blades detaching, including one report of a laceration to a consumer who was hit in the back of the head by a falling blade.
HOW MANY: About 2,800 in the U.S and 80 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Emerson Air Comfort Products at (866) 994-8759 or visit www.emersonfans.com, then click on Recall Information for more information.
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