MEDIA RELEASES

 

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 20

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.

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 13

DECEMBER 10

STADIUM SEATS           

GCI Outdoor is recalling Stadium seats sold nationwide from January 2013 to August 2014. The backrest can fail, posing a risk of injury. 

This recall involves GCI Outdoor BleacherBack stadium seats. Full info can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should contact GCI Outdoor at (800) 956-7328 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Fridays or online at www.gcioutdoor.com for a free strap repair kit. More info at www.recalls.org.

DECEMBER 9

POWER CORDS 

Lenovo is recalling AC power cords sold nationwide and in Canada from February 2011 to June 2012. The AC power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. 

This recall involves Lenovo's LS-15 AC power cord manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in color and have the "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord. 

Consumers should contact Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or online at www.lenovo.com for a free replacement. More info at www.recalls.org.

PLAY YARDS           

Dream On Me is recalling Dream On Me Play Yards sold nationwide from March 2010 to January 2014. The play yard’s rails can collapse, presenting a strangulation hazards. 

The recall includes Dream On Me Incredible two-level deluxe adjustable height play yards with model number starting with 436A, 436B, 436G, 436O, 436P and 436R. 

Consumers should contact Dream On Me at (877) 201-4317 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or online at www.dreamonme.com to receive a free repair kit. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING DECEMBER 6

DECEMBER 4

RADIO-CONTROLLED AIRCRAFT 

Horizon Hobby is recalling HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly and Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly Power Supply and Charger sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby stores nationwide and in Canada from April 2014 to August 2014. Power supply units and chargers sold with the model aircraft can overcharge the battery, posing a risk of fire and property damage. 

This recall involves the power supply and charger included exclusively with the HobbyZone Super Cub S Ready-To-Fly aircraft, model number HBZ8100 and the HobbyZone Super Cub S Bind-N-Fly model number HBZ8180. The power supply is 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches by 1 ¼ inches and is black with a blue label that reads “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1004.” The DC auxiliary charger is 5 inches by 2 ½ inches by 1 ¾ inches and is black with a blue label that reads, “HobbyZone” and model “HBZ1003.” 

Consumers should contact Horizon Hobby at (877) 504-0233 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday or online at www.horizonhobby.com for a replacement AC charger. More info at www.recalls.org. 

BICYCLE FORKS 

Salsa Cycles is recalling Salsa Bearpaw Bicycle Forks sold nationwide from September 2013 to November 2014. The bicycle fork can bend or break, posing a fall hazard. 

This recall involves all aluminum Salsa Bearpaw forks sold separately and on Mukluk bicycles. The forks have date code 20130524, 20130710 or 20130826 stamped on the fork steerer, followed by “CWI2201BAN2” and a Salsa compass graphic on the bend of the fork blades. 

Consumers contact a Salsa dealer for a free inspection and replacement fork. 

Consumers can also contact Salsa Cycles at (877) 774-6208 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.salsacycles.com. More info at www.recallsorg.

DECEMBER 2

CYCLOCROSS BICYCLES 

Felt Bicycles is recalling Felt Cyclocross Bicycles sold nationwide from June 2014 to September 2014. The frame of the bicycle could break, causing the rider to lose control. 

This recall includes Felt Cyclocross bicycles 2015 models F65X and F85X. The 2015 F65X bicycle has a satin black aluminum frame with “Felt” printed in white letters and a diagonal wide white stripe next to a thin white stripe on the frame. 

Consumers should contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and frame replacement.  

Consumers can also contact Felt Bicycles at (866) 433-5887 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.feltracing.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

AIR PURIFIERS 

Daikin is recalling Daikin Streamer air purifiers sold nationwide and in Canada from December 2010 to October 2014. The air purifier’s circuit board can overheat and cause the air purifier to catch on fire. 

This recall involves Daikin brand streamer portable air purifiers with model number MC75KSU. “Daikin” is printed on the front of the units. The model number is located on a rating plate on the lower right side of the units.  

Consumers should contact Daikin at (888) 624-1908 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.daikin.com for a full refund or a free replacement air purifier. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING NOVEMBER 29

NOVEMBER 25

BATTERY PACKS 

Goal Zero is recalling Goal Zero Sherpa brand 50 and 120 rechargeable battery packs sold nationwide and in Canada from March 2010 to November 2013. The battery packs can overcharge, overheat, bulge and melt the battery pack’s enclosure, posing a fire hazard and risk of property damage. 

This recall involves Goal Zero’s Sherpa brand 50 and 120 rechargeable battery packs that are used to charge cell phones, tablets, laptops and other devices. The serial number is printed on the other side. Serial numbers that start with S/N 11002 or S/N 11102 are included in the recall. 

Consumers should contact Goal Zero at (877) 897-3193 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.goalzero.com for a free replacement battery pack. More info at www.recalls.org. 

DOORS FOR UTILITY VEHICLES 

 Pro Armor is recalling doors for Polaris RZR 800 and 900 Utility Vehicles sold nationwide from June 2014 to October 2014. The latch pin can disengage from the latch and allow the door to open while the vehicle is moving. 

This recall involves Pro Armor doors sold as accessories for model year 2010 through 2014 Polaris RZR 800 and RZR 900 models. The door frame has the logo and "Pro Armor" on the top tube. 

Consumers should contact Pro Armor at (888) 312-7667 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.proarmor.com for a free repair kit. More info at www.recalls.org.

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.