Monday, April 23, 2012

Product Recalls: Scuba Diving Hoses, Gas Grills

With summer fast approaching, I thought I'd toss out this product recall I came across about a Gas Grill.  Below that, some high pressure diving hoses have been found to have issues also.!

Check out the details on these product recalls below!:

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STOK Gas Grills Recalled by One World Technologies Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Gas Grills

Importer: One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, S.C.

Hazard: The regulator on the grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 569 reports of regulators leaking propane gas. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves STOK Island and STOK Quattro gas grills.

Sold at: Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada and Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores nationwide from March 2011 through February 2012 for between $79 and $350.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and contact One World Technologies for a free replacement gas regulator for the grill.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact One World Technologies toll-free at (800) 867-9624 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.stokgrills.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12152.html



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XS Scuba Recalls Miflex High Pressure Diving Hoses Due to Drowning Hazard

Name of Product: Miflex High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses

Distributor/Importer: XS Scuba, Inc., of Santa Ana, Calif.

Manufacturer: Miflex 2, Villasanta, Italy

Hazard: The diving hose can rupture reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: XS Scuba has received reports of 189 hose failures. There have been no reports of injuries.

Manufactured in: Italy

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact XS Scuba toll free at (888) 249-5404 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday and, or visit the firm's website at www.xsscuba.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12155.html



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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Crib 'Product Recall' for a JCPenny Sold Product

via press release

Nan Far Woodworking Recalls to Repair Drop-Side Cribs Due to Entrapment, Suffocation and Fall Hazards; Sold Exclusively at jcpenney

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Rockland Furniture Drop-side Cribs

Units: About 16,700

Manufacturer: Nan Far Woodworking Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Importer: J.C. Penney Purchasing Corp., of Plano, Texas

Hazard: The cribs' drop sides can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to fall out of position, creating a space into which an infant or toddler can roll and become wedged or entrapped, which can lead to strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and the firms are aware of five incidents involving drop sides that malfunctioned or detached, including one report of a child who became entrapped and sustained minor scratches and bruises.

Description: This recall includes Rockland Furniture brand drop-side cribs imported and sold by jcpenney from 2005 to 2008. The wooden cribs used plastic hardware to attach the drop side. "Rockland Furniture" and the model number can be found on a rectangular label located on the lower portion of the headboard panel. The following six drop-side crib models are included in this recall:
343-8124 Nightingale Spindle Drop-Side Crib
343-8280 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 1
343-8271 Cottage Standard Drop-Side Crib Version 2
343-9105 Drop-Side Crib and Changer
343-8191 Renew Standard Drop-Side Crib
343-8192 Renew Convertible Drop-Side Crib

Sold at: jcpenney stores and online at jcpenney.com from January 2005 through December 2008 for between $150 and $400.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact Nan Far Woodworking for a free repair kit that will immobilize the drop side. In the meantime, find an alternate, safe sleep environment for the child such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child's age.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Nan Far Woodworking at (877) 967-5770 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website www.rocklandimmobilizationkit.com


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Consumer Product Recalls on Bicycle Carrier Seats & Office Chairs

Todson Recalls Bicycle Child Carrier Seats Due to Laceration and Fingertip Amputation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Topeak Babyseat(tm) II Bicycle Carrier Seats

Units: About 40,000

Importer: Todson Inc., of North Attleboro, Mass.

Hazard: A child can place his or her fingers in the opening at the grab bar's hinge mechanism. When the consumer lifts the grab bar to remove the child from the seat, the child's fingertips can be caught in the hinge mechanism, posing a laceration and fingertip amputation hazard to the child.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of incidents including near amputations that resulted in stitches and a crushed finger.

Description: This recall involves Topeak Babyseat II bicycle carrier seats with model numbers TCS2100, TCS2101 and TCS2102. Model numbers are printed on the product's packaging. The gray, plastic Babyseats were sold in three styles: Babyseat, Babyseat with disc brake compatible rack and Babyseat with non-disc brake compatible rack. The racks are used to mount the seat to the bicycle. "Topeak" is embossed on the back of the seat and is also printed on a black foam protector that covers the grab bar. A red locking lever on the side of the blue grab bar locks the bar into place.

Sold at: J&B Imports, REI, Action and Hawley, independent bicycle dealers, distributors and other retail stores nationwide and online at REI.com from January 2009 through April 2012 for between $140 and $180.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carrier seats and contact Todson to receive a free hinge cover retrofit kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Todson at (800) 250-3068 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.todson.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12143.html


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Office Depot Recalls Desk Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Office Depot(r) Brand Biella Leather Desk Chairs

Units: 307,000 in the U.S. and 12,000 in Canada

Importer: Swinton Avenue Trading, of Boca Raton, Fla.

Manufacturer: Wonderful Year Inc., of China

Hazard: The weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base. This poses a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Office Depot has received 11 reports of the chairs breaking and consumers falling while seated, resulting in reports of injuries, including minor contusions and abrasions.

Description: This recall involves Office Depot(r) brand leather desk chairs. The mid-back height leather chairs were sold in black and have SKU number 130548. "REG. No. PA-25498 (CN)" and "Made in China" are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat.

Sold exclusively at: Office Depot retail stores nationwide and online at www.OfficeDepot.com from January 2002 through December 2008 for about $55.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the chairs and contact Office Depot's recall hotline to receive a $55 store card that may be used for a replacement chair or other store merchandise.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Office Depot's recall hotline toll-free at (866) 403-3763 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.officedepot.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1551

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12146.html



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