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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Product Recalls for Dressers that Tip (Very Dangerous!), Trampolines and More

Today I thought I'd pass on these very, very important product recalls.  One recall involves a dresser that tips over.  A toddler death has been associated with this recall.  A Walmart trampoline is in the list, and more non-digestable magnets are again on the list.  And there's also a stroller that has a strangulation hazard associated.  Also, there's a very popular over-the-counter flu medicine being recalled due to poison risk.

There's more in the list, so read on and find out!

And first thing's first... as with any recalled product, consumers should IMMEDIATELY stop using the product in question.
Did you know it's illegal to resell products that are being recalled?

And one more "Did You Know" that's actually kind of scary:

"Every two weeks a child dies when a piece of furniture or a television falls on them." Anchor your stuff folks and pay attention to some of these recalls!!!

ALL of the below recalls can be researched for more details at the CPSC website, at [http://www.cpsc.gov/].  In fact, I recommend/urge you to check it out. There are many more recalls to be aware of.

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First up...

Natart Chelsea Dressers Recalled By Gemme Juvenile To Reduce Tip-Over Hazard

A toddler death has been associated with this recall, where the item in question, the Chelsea three-drawer windowed dresser bearing model number 3033, with all its drawers open, can be climbed on by a toddler and then tip over.  A very unsafe situation.

These particular dressers were sold at Furniture Kidz and other ispecialty stores as well as at Baby.com from January 2005 to December 2010 for between $600 and $900.

Gemme Juvenile is offereing free wall anchor kits.

You can contact Gemme Juvenile toll-free at (855) 364-2619, 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.chelseawallanchors.com to receive the free wall anchor kit

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Million Dollar Baby Dressers are being Recalled, by Bexco because of Tip-Over Hazards.  Sadly, Two Toddler Deaths have been associated with this recall.  Both suffocations.

The Million Dollar Baby Dressers "involves "Emily" style four-drawer dressers with model numbers M4712, M4722, M4732 and M4742 and similar "Ryan" dressers with the model M4733."

To obtain wall anchor units, you can contact the firm's website at www.themdbfamily.com/safety2 and click on Safety HQ or call toll-free at (888) 673-6652 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday

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Walmart sold Trampolines being Recalled

Sportspower Expands Trampoline Recall Due to Fall Hazard. They've had nine incidents, with five reports of injury, including broken bones.

The trampoline is called the Sportspower BouncePro 14' Trampolines, and the issue is that the enclosure netting surrounding these trampolines can break, allowing children to fall through the netting and be injured.

You can cContact Sportspower toll-free at (888) 965-0565, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.sportspowerltd.net and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page for more information, or email the firm at customerservice@sportspowerltd.net

They were sold exclusively at Walmart stores from February 2009 through March 2011 for about $300.

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Magnetic Balls Being recalled by SCS Direct because of Risk of Ingestion

SCS Magnet Balls(r) Manipulative Magnet Sets that were sold exclusively on Amazon.com are being recalled because they can be swallowed and if multiple balls get hooked up together while inside a body, they can clamp onto body tissues causing intestinal obstructions, erforations, sepsis and death.

You can contact SCS Direct toll-free at (888) 749-1387, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at recall@scsdirectinc.com.

"The recall involves all Magnet Balls(r) The Original and Rainbow Bright interactive magnet sets sold in a cylindrical silver tin. Each puzzle set contains 216 spherical high-powered magnets that are 5mm in diameter. The magnets were sold in silver and multi-color sets."

Though this specific product has no issues reported in association with it, other magnetic sets like this have almost 80 reports of medical attention being sought for ingestion.

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Another magnet recall:

Kringles Toys and Gifts High Powered Magnets recalled Due to Ingestion Hazard.  Again, sold exclusively on Amazon.com

The product is called Nanospheres Magnetic Desk Toys
Contact Kringles Toys and Gifts toll-free at (888) 801-1649 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, e-mail customerservice@kringlestoysandgifts.com, or website www.kringlestoysandgifts.com/ and click on Product Recall for more information.

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"Triaminic and Theraflu Products Recalled Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning"

The child-resistant caps can fail to work and if a child manages to get this product open, risks unintentional ingestion and poisoning.

You can contact Novartis Consumer Healthcare toll-free at (866) 553-6742 from 8 a.m. to midnight ET, Monday through Saturday, or online at www.novartisOTC.com for more information.

There have been 12 reported incidents of young ones getting into the product and one reported case where a child required medical attention.

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Mutsy USA Recalls EVO Strollers Due to Strangulation Hazard

The issue noted is that the opening between the grab bar and seat bottom of the stroller can allow an infant's body to pass through and become entrapped at the neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children when a child is not harnessed.

The recall includes EVO strollers manufactured between February 2012 (01.02.12) and November 2012 (30.11.12) with the following model numbers: MT12-03, MT12-11, MT12-14, MT12-31, MT12-34, MT12-37, MT12-39, MT12-42, MT12-43 and MT12-48.

You can contact Mutsy USA toll-free at (877) 546-9230 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail at usa@mutsy.nl, or visit the firm's website at www.mutsy.com for recall information.

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Samsonite is recalling their Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The problem is that the item can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is put on the converter while it is in the 50-watt setting.  The overheating poses a fire and/or burn hazard.

You can contact Samsonite; toll-free at (800) 382-7259 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; at e-mail recall@samsonite.com or online at www.samsonite.com/recall

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Cramer Recalls Folding Step Stools Due to Fall Hazard

The stools are called the Task*It 1-UP folding step stool and the issue is that the step stool can crack or break and collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Contact Cramer LLC at (800) 366-6700 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.cramerinc.com and click on the recall link.

There have been 14 reports of the stool breaking or cracking and 2 resulting in injury.

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Homelite is Recalling their Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Laceration Hazard.

It seems that these vacuums can suck objects into the unit and those items can pop out through the plastic housing.

Contact Homelite Consumer Products at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homelite.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

These were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores and online at their website.

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Like the above vacuum recall, OWT Industries is recalling their electric vacuum Due to Laceration Hazard.  These were sold Exclusively at Walmart

The items are called the Expert Gardener Electric Blower Vacuums

You can contact OWT Industries Inc. at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.expertgardenertools.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

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Hi - sorry for the confirmation but I need to weed the noise from the well intended comments. Thanks for leaving a note... I like the additional input. - Bruce