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