Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Recall of KEURIG "Mini Plus" Machines, Graco Strollers, and Super Heating Toy Monkeys


Today's list of recalls include dangerous baby strollers, Keurig coffee makers, circuit breakers, toy monkeys that can reach 230 degree temps, and a few more.

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Graco Recalls 11 Models of Strollers Due to Fingertip Amputation Hazard

Product: Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel Systems

The folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.

Contact: Graco Children’s Products at (800) 345-4109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.gracobaby.com and click on the “Help Center” at the top and Recall and Safety Notifications for more information.

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Keurig is recalling seven million Mini Plus Brewing Systems due to their model K10 overheating and then spraying water during the brewing process.

They've had 200 reports and 90 of those included burn-related injuries.

"The recalled brewers have an identification number starting with "31" printed on the bottom. They were sold online and in stores in the U.S. and Canada between 2009 and 2014.

Consumers are being urged to call Keurig Green Mountain Inc. of Waterbury, Vermont, at 1-844-255-7886 to arrange for free repair."

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In other recall news:

Schneider Electric Recalls PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers Due to Fire, Burn, Electrical Shock Hazards

The circuit breaker will not trip during an overload condition, posing a risk of fire, burns and electrical shock.

Contact:  Schneider Electric USA at (800) 634-8730 any time or online at www.schneider-electric.com and click on Customer Notifications for more information.

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Giggles International Recalls Animated Monkey Toy Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores

The battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard.

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 and click on Recall at the top of the page for more information.

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Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports Due to Risk of Head Injury.

The anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets.

Contact: UVEX Sports Inc. toll-free 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 and click on “Recall” for more information.

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Dream On Me Recalls Incredible Play Yards Due to Strangulation Hazard

The play yard’s rails can collapse, presenting a strangulation hazards to young children.

Contact: Dream On Me toll-free 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 and click on the Recalls tab for more information.

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Lenovo Recalls Computer Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The AC power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Contact:  Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or online at www.lenovo.com and click on Support at the top of the page, then select News and Alerts, then click on Recalls for more information.

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visit CPSC for more details on these and more recalls.


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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Recalls To Be Aware Of, McDonalds Toys, Aqua Lungs and more

Over the last several weeks I've seen the following product recalls you should be aware of. Remember, find out what's wrong and get it fixed. You can find all these recalls in more detail at www.cpsc.gov. Here I give you the contact info of the companies or organizations involved.

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McDonald’s Recalls Hello Kitty Themed Whistles Due to Choking and Aspiration Hazards.  Components inside of the whistles can detach, posing choking hazards.

Contact: For additional information, contact McDonald’s at (800) 244-6227 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, seven days a week, or visit the firm's website at www.mcdonalds.com.
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Aqua Lung Expands Recall of Buoyancy Compensators Due to Drowning Hazard. The rubber handles can detach as divers are trying to remove the weight pockets to rise to the surface

Contact: Aqua Lung toll-free at (855) 355-7170 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or www.aqualung.com and click on Recall Notice for more information.

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CoScentrix Expands Recall of DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Hobby Lobby.  The candles’ high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard.

Contact: CoScentrix toll-free at (888) 298-2722 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.coscentrix.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page.

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AP Specialties Recalls Power Bank Chargers Due to Fire Hazard. When unit is being charged or being used to charge another device, it can overheat.

Contact: Call AP Specialties toll free at (888) 877-7221 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.apspecialties.com and click on Product Recall or go directly to www.powerbankrecall.com for more information.

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Goal Zero Recalls Battery Packs Due to Fire Hazard.  (Goal Zero Sherpa brand 50 and 120 rechargeable battery packs)  The battery packs can overcharge, overheat, bulge and melt the battery pack’s enclosure, posing a fire hazard

Contact: Goal Zero toll-free at (877) 897-3193 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.goalzero.com and click on “Product Notifications” for more information.

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Mohawk Recalls Rugs Due To Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at The Home Depot. The large rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.

Contact:  Mohawk toll-free at (877) 737-8343 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.mohawkflooring.com and click on “Safety Recall” in the “Customer Care” section at the bottom of the page.

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Sanus Simplicity Television Wall Mounts Recalled by Milestone AV Technologies Due to Impact Hazard.  The nut securing the TV to the main arm could come loose.

Contact:  Milestone toll-free at (877) 277-3707 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday or online at www.milestone.com and click on Recall Information at the lower right corner for more information. 

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Venmar Ventilation Expands Recall of Air Exchangers Due to Fire Hazard.  The motor in the air exchangers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Contact: Venmar Ventilation toll-free at (866) 441-4645 anytime or online at www.venmar.ca and click on the Safety Upgrade Program link for more information.

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