Monday, July 16, 2012

Product Recalls for High Chairs, Dollar Store Light Sets, IKEA Lighting System + 1 More

Below are listed some Product Recalls for High Chairs, Dollar Store Light Sets, IKEA Lighting System + 1 More item that was sold at Lowe's.  I don't print every recall that comes to my inbox, but when it comes to children's products, I get a bit critical and think everyone should see the news....  with that being said,

via press release:


Chicco Polly High Chairs Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of Product: Chicco Polly High Chair

Importer: Artsana USA Inc., of Lancaster, Pa.

Hazard: Children can fall on or against the pegs on the rear legs of the high chair, resulting in a bruising or laceration injury.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 21 reports of incidents in which a child fell against the peg and received injuries, including four laceration injuries requiring medical closure (stitches, tape or glue) and one scratched cornea.

Description: This recall involves a range of Chicco Polly high chairs with pegs on the back legs intended for tray storage. The high chairs have a folding metal frame for storage and a reclining seat. The recalled high chairs can be identified by the model number and date code printed on a label on the underside of the seat, close to the footrest. The date code is in the format DDMMYYYY or YYYY-MM-DD. High chairs included in this recall were manufactured prior to October 13, 2010 and have one of the following model numbers on the label:

Model Numbers
00063803430070 05063803260070
00063803480070 05063803270070
00063803490070 05063803570070
00063803580070 05063803660070
04063765000070 05063803970070
04063765540070 06063765650070
04063765760070 06063765970070
04063803630070 06063803650070
04063803860070 06063803770070
04063803900070 06063803820070
05063765020070 06063803960070
05063803020070 06063803970070
05063803220070 07063803780070

Sold at: Retail stores including Babies R Us, Burlington Coat Factory, Buy Buy Baby, Shopko and Toys R Us, as well as online outlets including Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Babyage.com, Babysupermart.com, Diapers.com and Target.com from January 2005 through July 2012 for between $100 and $150.

Remedy: Consumers should contact Chicco for a free peg cover kit which will be mailed to them. To help prevent injuries before repair, consumers should store the tray on the pegs when the high chair is not in use.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Chicco toll-free at (800) 807-8817 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.chiccousa.com/pollykit

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12221.html

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Family Dollar Stores Recalls Decorative Light Sets Due To Fire and Electrical Shock Hazard

Name of Product: 200 Mini Lights

Importer: Family Dollar Services, Inc., of Matthews, N.C.

Hazard: The light sets do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire and shock risk.

Incidents/Injuries: There were three reports of overheating. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Description: The recalled decorative light sets have "200 Mini Lights" and "Multi Lights, Green Wire" printed on the red box. The product is identified by SKU # 2211428 and UPC # 049696720465 found on the back of the package. The product contains labels attached to a tag on the power cord with UL Listing # E346525 and Model # F0L200A4S.

Sold exclusively at: Family Dollar stores from September 2011 through December 2011 for $8.

Remedy: Consumer should immediately stop using the light sets and return the product to a Family Dollar store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Family Dollar Stores at (800) 547-0359 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.familydollar.com in the Help section.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12222.html


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IKEA Recalls Track Lighting System Due to Electric Shock Hazard

Name of Product: IKEA 365 + SÄNDA track, 28" and 45"

Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Hazard: The ground connection in the track is defective, posing an electric shock hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: This recall involves white, straight track systems used to hold and power light fixtures. The recalled tracks are model numbers 00149242 and 10149246, supplier number 21338 and date stamp 1134 through 1213. The brand name IKEA, 365+ SÄNDA, supplier number and date stamp are printed on a white label attached to the side of the track. The recalled tracks are 28" and 45" long.

Sold exclusively at: IKEA stores nationwide from September 2011 through March 2012 from $15 to $20.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the track and return it to any IKEA store for a replacement unit or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.ikea-usa.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/prhtml12/12210.html

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Exhaust Fans Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Delta Electronics Dongguan

Name of Product: Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light

Importer: Homewerks Worldwide LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill.

Manufacturer: Delta Electronics (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: The fan's heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the fan to overheat and posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of the fan overheating with smoking or flames within the fan housing, including three reports of minor property damage.

Description: This recall involves plastic Harbor Breeze bathroom fans with a center light and a heater. The fans are white and measure about 11 x 17 inches. Model number 7109-01-L, Lowe's item number 194492 and UPC code 820633985358 are printed on the fan's packaging. A date code beginning with either 0, 11, 12 or 13 is printed on the fan's housing, which indicates the fan was manufactured between August 2010 and March 2011.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $90.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bathroom exhaust fans immediately and contact Delta Electronics Dongguan to schedule a free repair by a trained service technician.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Delta Electronics Dongguan toll-free at (855) 301-6578 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.heaterfanrecall.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/prhtml12/12212.html

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