MEDIA RELEASES

 

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 31

JANUARY 29

OIL FILLED HEATERS 

Sunbeam is recalling Holmes oil filled heaters sold nationwide from August 2014 to November 2014. The oil-filled heaters can spray heated oil, posing a scald hazard. 

The heaters included in the recall are about 23 inches tall, 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide and have model number HOH3000 or HOH3000B printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The “Holmes” logo is near the power switch and temperature control. Products affected have a code on the heater plug blade within the following range: G192 through G298.  

Consumers should contact Sunbeam at (800) 515-4715 anytime, or online at www.holmesproducts.com for instructions on how to obtain a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org.

JANUARY 27

ORBITAL SANDERS 

Mirka is recalling Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders sold nationwide and in Canada from March 2014 to November 2014. The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. A complete description can be found at www.recalls.org.  

Customers should contact Mirka Abrasives at (800) 843-3904 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.mirka-usa.com for a free replacement. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 24

JANUARY 22

TREE STANDS 

Primal Vantage is recalling Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger and Sky Walker Tree Stands sold nationwide from July 2014 to November 2014. The cast aluminum platform can break, causing the user to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. 

This recall involves two 2014 models of hang-on tree stands used by hunters. They include the Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger with model number 2RX1H008C and date code JH-2014-3-6 and the Ameristep Hyde Sky Walker with model number 2RX1H009C and date code JH-2014-3-6. 

Consumers should contact Primal Vantage free at (866) 972-6168 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or at www.primalvantage.com for a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org. 

TRAINING MACHINES 

Johnson Health Tech is recalling Matrix Fitness Varsity series strength training machines sold nationwide from July 2013 to October 2014. The handle attachment on the strength training machines can detach during use and hit the user with force and/or cause the user to lose balance and fall. This poses a risk of impact injury, laceration and fall hazards. 

This recall involves five models of the Matrix Fitness series strength training machines.  Models include VY-6021 Lat Pulldown, VY-6042 Bicep/Triceps Press, VY-6046 Lat Pulldown/Low Row, VY-6099 Total Body Trainer, and the J7021 Special Order Lat Pull. “Matrix” and the model number are printed on a white sticker at the base of the machines. 

Owners should contact Johnson Health Tech North America free at (866) 218-3674 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.matrixfitness.com to schedule a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.

JANUARY 21

CLEANING PRODUCTS 

CR Brands is recalling Mean Green® Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser and Mean Green® Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser sold nationwide from August 2014 to November 2014. The products are labeled “Does not contain Ammonia.” The products may contain ammonia. The mislabeling of the bottles can pose a chemical hazard. 

The words “Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser” or “Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser” are on a label on the front and the UPC number is on the back. The recall involves products with date codes 4225, 4226, 4227, 4228, 4229 and 4230. A full description can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers return the item to the retailer for a replacement. 

Consumers can also contact CR Brands at (866) 447-3369 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Mondays through Fridays or online at www.crbrandsinc.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 17

JANUARY 14

DINING CHAIRS 

NPD Furniture is recalling Abby Dining Chairs sold nationwide from July 2014 to November 2014. Chair legs can break unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard. 

The Abby Dining Chair has dark brown wooden legs with seat and back upholstery in either gray or green fabric with black or white edge piping. The SKU number 428136-CS-C or 428136-GS-C is printed on the product packaging. 

Consumers should contact NPD Furniture at (800) 976-8188 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PST Monday through Friday or online at www.newpacificdirect.com for a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org.

JANUARY13

CRIB MATTRESSES 

IKEA is recalling VYSSA crib mattresses sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide from August 2010 to May 2014. The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard. 

This recall involves IKEA VYSSA style crib mattresses with the following five model names: VACKERT, VINKA, SPELEVINK, SLÖA and SLUMMER. The involved mattresses were manufactured on May 4, 2014 or earlier. An identification label attached to the mattress cover has the date of manufacture in Month-DD-YYYY format and the VYSSA model name. 

Consumers should return the mattress to any IKEA store for an exchange or a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING JANUARY 10

JANUARY 8

Fitness Gear Inversion Table

DICK'S Sporting Goods has  recalled the Fitness Gear Inversion Table.

Customers who purchased the table (Style STE00059FG or Style STE00118FG) anytime between November 2011 and September 2014 from DICK'S stores in the United States or online at DICKS.com are encouraged to return the unit to a local store to receive a full refund in the form of a DICK'S Sporting Goods gift card.

While the Fitness Gear Inversion Table product manual clearly stresses the importance of ensuring the ankle locking systems are engaged, some customers have fallen and sustained injuries.

For any concerns or questions, please contact the DICK'S Customer Service team at 1-866-677-4771, Monday through Friday, 8 AM - 6PM EST.

RESISTANCE TRAINERS 

Pro Performance is recalling SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers sold nationwide from January 2013 to December 2014. A weld on a ring on the resistance trainer’s belt can break during use and cause the resistance trainer’s flexible cord to quickly and unexpectedly retract and hit an exercise partner who is holding the other end. 

This recall involves the SKLZ Recoil 360™ All-Position Resistance Trainers, which is a leash-type device that provides resistance during exercise. “SKLZ” followed by an arrow is printed on the belt. Users wear the belt, which is connected to the flexible cord. 

Consumers should contact Pro Performance at (877) 225-7275 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.sklz.com to return them for a free replacement. More info at www.recalls.org. 

CHILDREN'S PAJAMAS 

Star Ride Kids is recalling Children’s Pajama Sets sold nationwide from August 2013 to November 2013. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries. 

This recall involves Star Ride Kids girl's pajama sets. Style reference number 5217 or 5250 is on a label in the side seam of each shirt. A complete description can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should return the pajams to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact Star Ride Kids at (866) 349-7094 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.starride.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

CANDLES 

CoScentrix is recalling DD brand candles sold nationwide at Hobby Lobby stores from June 2014 to October 2014. The candle's high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves four types of DD branded single-wick candles: Mason jars in 5- and 12- ounce sizes, decorative jars in 10- and 20-ounce sizes, 13-ounce coffee tins and 13-ounce jars with a holiday theme. The candles were sold in a variety of fragrances and colors. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should return the candles to the nearest Hobby Lobby. 

Consumers can also contact  CoScentrix at (888) 298-2722 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.coscentrix.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 20

DECEMBER 23

KEURIG BREWING SYSTEMS       

Keurig is recalling MINI Plus Brewing Systems sold nationwide and in Canada from December 2009 to December 2014. Water can overheat during brewing, spray out and burn consumers. 

This recall involves Keurig® MINI Plus Brewing System with model number K10 (previously identified as model number B31). A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org.  

Consumers should contact Keurig at (844) 255-7886 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET on Saturday or Sunday or online at www.keurig.com for a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.

DECEMBER 19

BEAN BAG CHAIRS 

Comfort Research is recalling Vinyl Bean Bag Chairs sold nationwide from January 2010 to October 2013. The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, become entrapped, suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads. 

This recall involves vinyl polystyrene-filled bean bag chairs with a single zipper on the exterior cover. A tag sewn into bean bag chair’s cover seam reads “Made By Comfort Research” and “100% Polystyrene.”   

Consumers should contact Comfort Research at (844) 578-8933 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.comfortresearch.com for instructions to permanently disable the zipper. More info at www.recalls.org. 

KIDS' HOODIES 

BRP is recalling Ski-Doo and Can-Am Kids’ Hoodies sold nationwide and in Canada from April 2007 to December 2014. The hoodies have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard. 

This recall involves 14 styles of Ski-Doo or Can-Am kids’ hooded sweatshirts for boys and girls. “Ski Doo” or “Can-Am” is printed on the front. Recalled style numbers include: 286485, 453215, 453265, 453320, 453321, 453375, 453376, 453464, 453618, 453658, 453660, 453661, 453707 and 453708. 

 Consumers should remove the drawstring from the sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard or return it to an authorized BRP dealer for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact BRP at (888) 272-9222 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.can-am.brp.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

DECEMBER 18 

GIRLS' HOODIES 

Kiddie Korral is recalling Pink Pony Hoodies sold nationwide from December 2012 to November 2014. A drawstring through the hood of the hoodies can pose a strangulation hazard. 

This recall involves Kiddie Korral girl’s pink hooded sweatshirts with red ponies and a drawstring through the hood.  A label sewn into the garment’s neck seam reads “Kiddie Korral” and a label sewn into the side seam has RN#117026 and style number 327. 

Consumers should remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can return the hoodies to the place of purchase for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact Kiddie Korral at (800) 445-7195 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kiddiekorral.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

TOY MONKEY 

Giggles International is recalling Animated Monkey Toy sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores nationwide from September 2014 to October 2014. The battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard. 

This recall involves Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toys. Recalled sing-along monkeys were manufactured between 6/7/2014 and 7/5/2014 and have batch code GP1410028.   

Consumers should return the toy to any Cracker Barrel Old Country Store or contact Giggles International at (800) 738-6018 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.LoveMyGiggles.com for a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org. 

CIRCUIT BREAKERS    

Schneider Electric is recalling PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers sold nationwide from March 2014 to September 2014. The circuit breaker will not trip during an overload condition, posing a risk of fire, burns and electrical shock. 

The recall involves PowerPact J-frame molded case circuit breakers with thermal-magnetic trip units. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should contact Schneider Electric at (800) 634-8730 any time or online at www.schneider-electric.com for information concerning a replacement or refund. More info at www.recalls.org.

DECEMBER 17

STRESS BALLS 

Wegmans Food Markets is recalling Gift Gallery Moody Face Stress Balls sold at Wegmans in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia during September 2014. These rubber stress balls can break into pieces when squeezed, posing a choking hazard. 

The Gift Gallery Moody Face Stress Balls are solid rubber balls that you can squeeze in your hand. The stress balls were packaged in a clear bag with a white square label that has the “Gift Gallery” logo, model number 205617 and UPC code 0-67103-30053-6.      

Consumers should return the balls to any Wegmans service desk for a full refund.  

Consumers can also contact Wegmans at (855)-934-3663 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.wegmans.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

DECEMBER 16

WINDOW SHADES 

WindowTex is recalling Roller Window Shades sold nationwide from April 2014 to June 2014. A steel pin inserted into the idler on the shades can become dislodged and cause the shade to fall from the mounting bracket, posing a risk of injury from impact. 

This recall involves WindowTex custom-made fabric roller window shades that are raised and lowered by a side-mounted chain. Roller shades included in this recall have idlers with model number D15T, used with a 1½ inch roller tube, and model number D20T, used with a 2 inch roller tube.  

Consumers should contact the place of purchase for instructions on how to schedule a service call for free replacement idlers. Consumers can also contact WindowTex at (877) 294-3580 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.windowtex.com for help identifying their authorized dealer. More info at www.recalls.org. 

BICYCLE HELMETS 

UVEX Sports is recalling UVEX Bicycle Helmets sold nationwide from September 2009 to June 2014. The anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. 

This recall involves seven models of UVEX helmets. The affected helmet model numbers are XB017, XB022, XB025, XB027, XB032, XB036 and XB038. 

Consumers should contact UVEX at (844) 767-0656 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.uvex-sports.us for a free compliant helmet or a refund of the purchase price. More info at www.recalls.org.