Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Product Recalls for A Scary Toy, Magnets, Strollers, & Washing Machines


Check out some of these recalls...

  • A toy that can be swallowed and expand to 400 times its original size;
  • Magnets that can clamp together inside the body, causing internal issues;
  • Collapsing jogger baby strollers and
  • Top loading washing machines that shake so bad, they could cause damage or harm.

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Here's a frightening toy recall:

Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" and Fabulous Flowers toys are being recalled because if these marble sized items get swallowed, they can expand inside the body and is considered to be life threatening.

"This recall involves marble-sized toys that absorb water and grow up to 400 times their original size. They were sold as Water Balz (round-shape), Growing Skulls (skull-shape), H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" (round-shape) and Fabulous Flowers (flower-shape). They were sold in packages of six in green, yellow, red, blue and black colors. "Dunecraft," the name of the toy and the model number are printed on the toy's packaging.

Name | Model Number | Amount Recalled
Water Balz | BC-0338 | 81000
Growing Skulls | BC-0320 | 11850
H2O Orbs "Despicable Me" | DM-0447 | 1800
Fabulous Flowers | BC-0440 | 36"

Contact Dunecraft at Dunecraft Inc.; at (800) 306-4168, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.dunecraft.com and click on the recall tab.

One infant had to have one of these surgically removed. 

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One recall had a very limited distribution of about 500 sales, so the odds of anyone who reads this and has this is so slim, it's ridiculous...

High-Powered Magnet Sets Recalled by Reiss Innovations Due to Ingestion Hazard; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com

It seems that if more than one of these magnets might get swallowed by a young one, the two magnets could find their way together, where

"they can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues"

Contact Reiss Innovations for instructions on returning the magnet sets.  Reiss Innovations; toll-free at (866) 212-8314, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.DynoCube.com and click on the recall button.

I'll leave the rest of the details to your imagination... but it can't be good.  I once got my finger stuck between two VERY powerful magnets and I thought was going to lose my finger.  It took two of us, with tools, to get them apart and off my hand.

(Yes, I was having a bad day.)

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Baby Jogger City Versa(tm) strollers are being recalled due to a fall hazard.  The frame fails to lock out properly and the potential to collapse is present.

The recall involves Baby Jogger City Versa(tm) model strollers manufactured between May 15 and August 20, 2012.

For more info, contact: Baby Jogger toll-free at (877) 506-2213, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to www.babyjogger.com and click on the "Recall Information" link/button.

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Washing machine recall by LG... the issue is when an unbalanced load can cause the washer to shake pretty bad, loosening the drum inside.  This could cause injury to users.

The recall involves three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand top-loading washing machine models

Brand | Model | Serial Number Range
LG | WT5001CW, WT5101HV, WT5101HW | 002KW******* through 111KW*******
Kenmore Elite | 29002, 29272, 29278 | 005KW******* through 111KW*******

"Consumer Contact: For LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4639, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT Saturday, or online at www.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices. For Kenmore or LG washers purchased at Sears or Kmart; toll-free at (888) 812-2935, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday, or online at www.sears.com and click on Customer Service Home then Product Recalls in the Product Information section."

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