MEDIA RELEASES

 

WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 22

NOVEMBER 20

FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANELS 

Tyco Fire Protection is recalling Simplex 4100ES Fire Alarm Control Panel sold exclusively at SimplexGrinnell from March 2014 to June 2014.  A defective chip in the alarm panel can cause premature battery failure and prevent activation of devices during alarm conditions, posing a risk of injury and property damage. 

The recalled Simplex 4100ES Fire Control Panel is an addressable fire alarm control panel that can support up to 2,500 addressable points, fire alarm and emergency voice communications and peer-to-peer networking operations. The panels have Simplex 4100ES printed on the front of the panel. 

SimplexGrinnell is inspecting and replacing all circuit boards with the defective chip. Simplex Grinnell and Tyco are contacting purchasers directly. 

Consumers can contact Tyco at (800) 746-7539 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.tycosimplexgrinnell.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

RIDING MOWERS 

Bob-Cat is recallingBob-Cat Zero Turn Riding Mower sold nationwide from January 2013 to April 2014. The steering control arm component can break under normal use, causing driver to lose control and crash. 

Complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Mower should be returned to the dealer where purchased for free repair with a newly designed control arm component. 

Consumers can also contact Bob-Cat at (866) 469-1242 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.bobcatturf.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

MULTI-TOOL 

Leatherman is recalling Leatherman® Leap™ multi-tool sold nationwide and in Canada from August 2014 to September 2014. The lock mechanism on the optional knife blade can inadvertently release the blade, posing a laceration hazard. 

This recall involves the Leatherman Leap multi-purpose tool that was designed for users age nine and up. The words Leatherman and LeapTM appear on one side of the multi-tool. 

Consumers should contact Leatherman at (888) 212-2438 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.leatherman.com for a free replacement multi-tool, including shipping.  More info at www.recalls.org. 

GRACO STROLLERS 

Graco is recalling Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems sold nationwide, in Canada and Mexico from April 2000 to November 2014. The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard. 

A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers can contact Graco Products at (800) 345-4109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.gracobaby.com  for a free repair kit. More info at www.recalls.org. 

NOVEMBER 19

GUN CLEANER 

Hoppe’s is recalling Hoppe's Semi-Auto Gun Bore Cleaner sold nationwide from January 2010 to July 2014. Bottles have a child-resistant cap that can become loose 

The recalled item number is SA904 and can be found above the UPC code on the label.   

Consumers should contact Hoppe’s at (800) 796-4760 Monday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT on Friday, or online at www.hoppes.com for a free replacement product and disposal instructions. More info at www.recalls.org. 

MOHAWK RUGS 

Mohawk is recalling Altitude Gold shag rugs sold exclusively at The Home Depot stores nationwide, Puerto Rice and Canada from August 2013 to September 2014. The large rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite, posing fire and burn hazards. 

This recall involves large and small Altitude shag area rugs. Large rugs came in sizes 59 inches x 84 inches with SKU number 1000012476 or 1000037219, 72 inches x 120 inches with SKU number 1000012477 and 84 inches x 120 inches with SKU number 1000037220. Small rugs came in sizes 24 inches x 36 inches with SKU number 1000037217 and 24 inches x 48 inches with SKU number 1000037218 

Consumers should contact Mohawk at (877) 737-8343 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.mohawkflooring.com to receive a refund for the large rugs and a warning label to be affixed to the underside of the small rugs. More info at www.recalls.org. 

POWER BANK CHARGERS 

AP Specialties is recalling Two-Tone Power Bank Charger given as promotional items from November 2013 to August 2014. When unit is being charged or being used to charge another device, it can overheat, causing a fire hazard. 

Power Bank charger is a self-contained energy source used to charge cell phones and other devices when an electrical outlet is not available. On the white top of the charger in black letters are “OUT DC5V” and “IN DC5V”. 

Consumers should contact AP Specialties at (888) 877-7221 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.apspecialties.com for a replacement. More info at www.recalls.org.

DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDERS 

Olympus is recalling Olympus DS-5500 digital audio recorders sold nationwide from February 2014 to June 2014. The recalled recorders can overheat when charging, posing a burn hazard. 

This recall involves Olympus digital audio recorders with model number DS-5500.  “Olympus” and “Digital Voice Recorder DS-5500” are printed on the front of the recorder.  

Consumers should contact Olympus, at (800) 622-6372 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.getolympus.com, or the retailer where the recorder was purchased, to receive a full refund, free repair or a free replacement recorder. More info at www.recalls.org.

NOVEMBER 18 

SKI POLES 

Black Diamond Equipment is recalling Whippet Ski Poles sold nationwide from January 2014 to November 2014. The stainless steel pick in the handgrip can break and fail to slow or stop users from sliding downhill on a snow or ice covered slope, posing a risk of injury. 

This recall includes Black Diamond Whippet and Whippet Carbon ski poles manufactured May 2013 through January 2014. Complete description can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should contact Black Diamond at (800) 775-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.blackdiamondequipment.com to receive a free replacement for the upper shaft. More info at www.recalls.org. 

DD CANDLES 

CoScentrix is recalling DD Brand Candles sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby stores nationwide from June 2014 to October 2014. The candles’ high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves DD branded candles sold in 5- and 12- ounce Mason jars, 10- and 20-ounce decorative jars, 13-ounce coffee tins and 13-ounce holiday-themed jars. Complete description 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 NOVEMBER 15

NOVEMBER 13

TANKLESS WATER HEATERS      

Challenger Supply Holdings is recalling Tankless gas water heaters sold nationwide and in Canada from July 2008 to August 2014. The water heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves all models of single- and dual-purpose Coaire and Quietside brand tankless gas water heaters. The words “S-Line Condensing” are on the top front and brand names “Coaire” or “Quietside” are on the bottom front of the recalled water heaters. 

Consumers should contact Challenger Supply Holdings at (800) 729-6118 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.challengersupply.com to arrange for a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org. 

AIR EXCHANGERS 

Venmar Ventilation is recalling Air exchangers sold nationwide and in Canada from January 2002 to May 2008. The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves air exchangers with and without heat recovery sold under different brands that are used to circulate air in and out of the home. Complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should contact Venmar Ventilation at (866) 441-4645 anytime or online at www.venmar.ca  to request a free inspection and repair by a Venmar field technician. More info at www.recalls.org. 

MISTING FANS 

Ventamatic is recalling Cool Draft Misting Fans sold nationwide from November 2013 to August 2014. The fan’s wiring is not properly grounded, posing electric shock and fire hazards. 

This recall involves Cool Draft misting mid pressure and high pressure misting fans. Cool Draft by Ventamatic is printed on a sticker on the fan’s water tank and www.cooldraft.com is printed on a sticker in the center of all of fans. 

Consumers should contact Ventamatic at (800) 433-1626 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.bvc.com for a free repair, free shipping of the fan to Ventamatic and return back to consumers. More info at www.recalls.org.

NOVEMBER 12

BUOYANCY COMPENSATORS 

Aqua Lung is expanding its recall of Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators with SureLock II weight pocket handles sold nationwide and in Canada from September 2008 to October 2014. The rubber handles can detach as divers are trying to remove the weight pockets to rise to the surface in an emergency. This poses a drowning hazard. 

This recall involves all Aqua Lung buoyancy compensator vests with SureLock II rubber handles attached to the weight pockets, including those with SureLock II handles that were replaced in the previous recall. Details can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should return the two weight pockets to an authorized Aqua Lung dealer to receive a free inspection and free newly-designed replacement weight pocket handles. 

Consumers can also contact Aqua Lung at (855) 355-7170 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or www.aqualung.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

HELLO KITTY WHISTLES 

McDonald’s is recalling “Hello Kitty® Birthday Lollipop” Whistles distributed exclusively at McDonald's restaurants nationwide from October 2014 to November 2014 Components inside of the whistle can detach, posing choking and aspiration hazards. 

The recalled whistles are red and were included in a plastic Hello Kitty figurine holding a pink heart-shaped lollipop.  The text “©1976, 2014 SANRIO CO., LTD.” appears above Hello Kitty’s face on the whistle, and “Made for McDonald’s China CCW Chine” appears below Hello Kitty’s face on the whistle.  

Consumers should return the whistle to any McDonald’s for a free replacement toy and either a yogurt tube or a bag of apple slices. 

Consumers can also contact McDonald’s at (800) 244-6227 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, seven days a week, or visit www.mcdonalds.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 8

NOVEMBER 6

LOUNGE CHAIRS 

4Seasons is recalling 4Seasons folding lounge chaira sold exclusively at Ross Stores nationwide between April and June 2013. The chair can tip or recline too quickly, posing a fall hazard. 

The affected product SKU numbers are 400085136029 (bronze fabric and frame), 400085136036 (turquoise fabric and a white frame), and 400085136043 (orange fabric and a white frame). 

4Seasons will provide a full refund to all consumers who present the cut-out fabric and tag. 

Consumers can contact 4Seasons at (888) 529-6524 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.4seasonsglobal.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 1

OCTOBER 30

PERSONAL RESPONSE KITS   

Visonic is recalling Visonic Amber Pendants and Visonic Amber Kits sold exclusively at Leased by Life Alert Emergency Response from May 2013 to July 2014. An accelerated circuit drain of the pendant battery can result in a decreased battery life and shorter than expected “low battery” warning period, from 30 days down to a nine day warning period. 

This recall involves Visonic Amber Pendants MCT-212 GS LA S (315) ENR and  Visonic Amber Kits GS LA (315) KIT2. Recalled pendants sold separately have part number 0-102511 and serial numbers 0114147681 through 2015044165, 2513325212 through 4313226157 and 4513346942 through 5113063274. Pendants sold as part of the kit have model number 0-102371 and serial numbers 0114147759 through 1713321693, 1913433218 through 3313297879 and 3713561718 through 5113063339. 

Consumers should immediately contact Visonic at (800) 223-0020 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.visonic.com or their alarm service provider for instructions on receiving a replacement pendant. More info at www.recalls.org.  

MODULAR STORAGE BARS 

Cost Plus World Market is recalling Modular Storage Bars sold nationwide from June 2014 to August 2014. When weight is applied to the storage bar, the screws holding the mounting plate can pull out of the bar allowing the storage bar to fall, posing an injury hazard. 

The recall includes wall-mounted storage bars made of medium-density fiberboard with an oak wood finish that allow hanging storage accessories to be attached.  The storage bars have SKU numbers 491996 (long) and 491997 (short) printed on the UPC sticker attached to the product packaging.   

Consumers should return them to any Cost Plus World Market or World Market store for a free replacement. 

Consumers can also contact Cost Plus World Market at (877) 967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily or online at www.worldmarket.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

USB CHARGERS        

Tectron International is recalling 3-in-1 USB phone charger distributed for school fundraisers from July 2014 to August 2014. The charger can overheat while in use, posing a fire hazard. 

The 3-in-1 USB charging cable is used to charge iPhone4S/4G/3GS/3G, iPhone5, iPad mini/iPad4 and android phones. Item NO. USB29B is printed on label on the outside of the pouch. 

Consumers can contact Tectron International at (844) 582-3152 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.tectronint.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

OCTOBER 29

SPA DRAIN COVERS 

Waterway Plastics is recalling Designer Pro Series Suction Covers sold nationwide from June 2011 to June 2013. The drain suction cover can become disengaged from the spa wall, posing an entrapment hazard. 

This recall involves Waterway Plastics Designer Pro Series suction covers with model number 640-52XX S, printed on top of the outside edge of the plastic. Complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should contact Waterway Plastics at (866) 719-6044, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or website at www.waterwayplastics.com for inspection instructions and information on receiving a free replacement cover. More info at www.recalls.org. 

BICYCLE SHOCKS 

Cane Creek is recalling DBINLINE Rear Shock sold nationwide and  in Canada from May 2014 to September 2014. The shock absorber is marked with graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for High Speed Rebound (HSR) damping. Following these directions will cause unexpected behavior by a bike’s suspension and pose a fall hazard. 

This recall involves Cane Creek Cycling Components DBINLINE bicycle rear shock absorbers. Recalled products have a serial number on the underside of the top valve body in the following ranges: AA00002 – AA07304 and SA00077 – SA03926. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should contact Cane Creek at (844) 490-3663 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.canecreek.com for a repair decal kit to correct the HSR adjustment markings on affected product. More info at www.recalls.org.

OCTOBER 28

HALLOWEEN FLASHLIGHTS 

Meijer is recalling Halloween Projector Flashlights sold nationwide from September 2014 to October 2014. The flashlight can overheat and melt the plastic handle, posing a burn risk. 

This recall involves a Signature Designs Halloween image projector. A clear label with "Signature Designs (HK) Ltd, Ningbo, China, 14-121-02, 05/2014" printed in white is on the side of the handle opposite the orange on/off switch. 

Consumers should return the flashlight to the customer service desk at any Meijer store or contact Meijer for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699 anytime or online at www.meijer.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

OCTOBER 26

BABY WIPES 

Nutek Disposables, Inc. of McElhattan, PA is recalling all lots of baby wipes that it manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings, because some packages may contain bacteria. These wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to the following retail stores: Walgreens, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Fred's, and Diapers.com. Complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers who have purchased this product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers can contact Nutek at 1-855-646-4351, Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM EDT. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 25

OCTOBER 23

ATVS 

Arctic Cat is recalling Single-Rider and 2UP ATVs sold nationwide from May 2007 to October 2014. Components in the front gear case can fail, posing a risk of loss of control and crash hazard. 

This recall involves model year 2008 and 2009 Arctic Cat single-rider and 2 UP style ATVs. More info can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should contact an Arctic Cat dealer to schedule a free repair. 

Consumers can also contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.arcticcat.com. More info at www.recalls.org

WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 18

OCTOBER 16

TV WALL MOUNTS 

Milestone AV Technologies is recalling Sanus Simplicity SLF5 flat screen television wall mounts sold exclusively at Costco from July 2013 to September 2014. The nut securing the television to the main arm assembly can loosen causing the attached television to become detached from the arm assembly, posing an impact hazard. 

This recall involves the Sanus Simplicity model SLF5. The words “Sanus Simplicity” are located on the top left corner of the box the product is sold in and on the instructions manual. 

The company is contacting consumers and providing a free repair kit.  

Consumers can also contact Milestone at (877) 277-3707 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday or online at www.milestone.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

OCTOBER 15

FOLDING TABLES 

Michaels Stores is recalling Folding Tables sold exclusively at Michaels Stores nationwide from April 2014 to May 2014. The folding tables can collapse under excessive weight, posing an impact or falling hazard. 

The Ashland Summer Living Vintage Wood Folding Table has a 14-inch round tabletop made of red medium density fiberboard. SKU 309950 and UPC 886946388804 are printed on a hangtag on the tables.  Phase MDF and 01276 are printed on a black and white label under the table. 

Consumers should return the tables to any Michaels store for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact Michaels at (800) 642-4235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday, or online at www.michaels.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

TOY TOASTERS 

Toys R Us is recalling Just Like Home Toy Toaster Sets sold exclusively at Toys R Us stores nationwide and in Canada from July 2013 to August 2014. The plastic toast, under pressure, can crack and break into small pieces creating sharp edges and posing a choking hazard. 

“Just like home” is printed in white on the front right bottom corner of the toaster. Model number 5F60589 is printed on a white label on the bottom of the toaster and above the UPC bar code in the lower right hand corner of the product packaging. 

Consumers should return the toy to any Toys R Us to receive a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787 anytime or online at www.toysrus.com. More info at www.recalls.org.