Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Product Recalls: Deadly Kids Furniture, Apple Beats Pill, Plus More...


Today's recalls include kids furniture with suffocation worries, Apple recalls a Beats Pill that overheats, plus other recalls from Big Lots, Gerber, Kenmore, PetSmart and others.

Most of the recalls can be further reviewed or resolution actions can be found at either the distributors websites or at CPSC site, ( CPSC Recalls page ) and search for the recall noted below.

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Pali Design Recalls Children's Furniture Due to Tip-Over, Impact, Suffocation Hazards

The plastic restraint strap used to attach armories, combos, dressers and hutches to a wall can break and allow the unit to tip over.  Falling furniture can result in a wide range of injuries to young children, from soft tissue bruising to broken bones, head injuries and death by suffocation when a child is pinned under a heavy piece of furniture.

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Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL

Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers Due to Fire Hazard
Name of Product: Beats Pill XL speaker
The battery can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact Apple for a $325 Apple Store credit or electronic payment. Apple will provide a postage paid box for consumers to send their Pill XL speaker to Apple.

cpsc.gov: Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL

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Big Lots Recalls Hanging Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
The hanging chairs can tip over when they face sideways and swing beyond the base, posing a fall hazard.

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Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due to Burn Hazard
Electrical arcing may cause the lamp to overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.

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Gerber Recalls Cohort Knives Due to Laceration Hazard
The locking mechanism can fail to hold the blade, posing a laceration hazard.

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Kenmore Elite Ranges Recalled by Electrolux Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sears
The stainless steel trim below the range control panel can have a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

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Nantucket Distributing Recalls Mason Jar Night Light Due to Burn Hazard
The plastic around the base of the light bulb can melt, posing a burn hazard.

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Tops with Elastic Draw Cords Recalled by Lululemon Athletica Due to Injury Hazard
When the elastic draw cord with a hard tip in the hood or around the neck area is pulled or caught on something and released, it can snap back, impact the face area and result in injury.

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OXO Recalls Nest Booster Seats Due to Fall Hazard
The stitching on the restraint straps can loosen which allows the straps to separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard to children.

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Positec Tool Recalls Worx Brand Blower/Vacs Due to Shock Hazard
The grounded and ungrounded wiring in the electric blower/vacs could be reversed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

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Bicycles with SR Suntour Bicycle Forks Recalled by SR Suntour Due to Crash Hazard
The bolt that attaches the upper part of the bicycle’s fork to the lower part of the fork can break or separate and cause the front wheel to come off the bicycle. This is a crash hazard for riders.

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Top Fin Plastic Aquarium Heaters Recalled by PetSmart Due to Electrical Shock Hazard
An electrical problem with the aquarium heaters, poses a risk of fire or electrical shock to the consumer.

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Viking Range Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard
The ranges’ ovens can turn on by themselves, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

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