Friday, January 29, 2016

Recalls: Bean Bags (deaths involved), Ceiling Fans, Craftsman, Crib Mobiles, LED Lamps

Ace Bayou Reannounces Recall of 'Bean Bag Chairs' Due to Low Rate of Consumer Response; Two Child Deaths Previously Reported; Consumers Urged to Install Repair.

The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.

Contact: Ace Bayou toll-free at 855-571-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.acebayou.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

"The two deaths involved a 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas died and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky. who suffocated from lack of air and inhaling the chair’s foam beads. Both children were found inside the chairs. "

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Casablanca Recalls Ceiling Fans Due to Injury Hazard because the fan motor and attached blades can separate from the adapter when operating in reverse updraft mode, causing the fan motor and blades to fall, posing an injury hazard.

Contact: Casablanca toll-free at 855-800-3789 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.casablancafanco.com and click on the “Safety & Recall” tab at the bottom of the page for more information.  

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The Craftsman Brand Recalls Blower/Vacs Due to Fire and Burn Hazards because the blower/vac’s motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

Contact the Craftsman brand hotline for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: The Craftsman brand hotline toll-free at 888-266-7096 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at www.craftsman.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

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Dollar Tree Recalls ' Assured Burn Relief Gel' Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement because the packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The burn relief gel contains lidocaine, posing a poisoning risk if swallowed.

Contact: Dollar Tree at 800-876-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.dollartree.com, then on the bottom of the page, under “Customer Service,” click “Contact Us,” then “Company Questions & Answers,” and click on “Product Recalls” in the left column.

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Skip Hop Recalls Crib Mobiles Due to Injury Hazard because the strap attaching the product to the crib rail can break, posing an injury hazard if the product falls on the infant in the crib.

Contact: Skip Hop toll-free at 877-475-4746 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at customerservice@skiphop.com or online at www.skiphop.com and click on “Safety Notices” at the bottom of the page under “Customer Care” for more information.

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Technical Consumer Products Recalls 'Great Value LED lamps' Due to Electrical Shock Hazard.

Water can enter the lamp in wet location applications, posing an electric shock hazard to the user.

Consumer Contact: TCP at 800-324-1496 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at recall@tcpi.com or online at www.tcpi.com and click on “Recall” for more information. 

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As always, you can visit the www.CPSC.gov site for more details or contact the vendors directly.

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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