Thursday, March 17, 2016

Product Recalls: Shower Rugs, Baby Seats, Strollers, Toy Trucks, Power Cords and More

Here's another edition of Bruce's Consumer Bits where I find the products with the most distribution and try to send you a heads up about them, just in case these dangerous products are in your homes. Especially the recalls involving infants, kids and toys are the scary ones I'd like to pass around the most.

As always, you can contact the distributors or check out the CPSC website for more recall.s

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AquaRug shower rugs

The four suction cups on the underside of the rugs can fail to prevent slipping, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Contact: Tristar Products toll-free at 888-770-7125 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.tristarproductsinc.com and click on “Aqua Rug Recall” for more information.

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Britax B-Safe 35 and B-Safe 35 Elite infant car seats and travel systems

The car seat carry handle can crack and break allowing the seat to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to the infant.

Contact: Britax at 800-683-2045 from 8:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET on Friday, or by email at Britax.Recall@britax.com. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.us.Britax.com and click on “Safety Notice” at the top right of the page.

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Britax B-Ready strollers

The foam padding on the stroller’s arm bar can come off in fragments if the child bites the arm bar, posing a choking hazard.

Contact: Britax at 800-683-2045 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET on Friday, by email at Britax.Recall@britax.com or online at www.us.britax.com and click on Safety Notice at the top right, or                   www.B-ReadyRecall.com for more information.

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CE North America Recalls Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond

KUL Fan Heaters, which can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Contact: CE North America toll-free at 844-645-3208 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at productrecall@cemglobal.com or online at www.cemglobal.com and click on the “Product Recall” link at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Cheryl’s Jingle Bell ornaments with cookies and confections

The decorative cutouts on the ornament have sharp metal edges that pose a laceration hazard to consumers.

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Dollar General Recalls Construction Truck Toy Vehicles Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Dollar General

The toy truck’s remote control can short circuit, causing it to overheat and posing fire and burn hazards.

Contact: Dollar General at 800-678-9258 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at custsv@dollargeneral.com or online at www.dollargeneral.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page under the Help section for more information.

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H-E-B Recalls Stainless Steel Cookware Due to Injury Hazard

Hazard: The metal discs that cover the cookware’s rivets can pop off and hit consumers, posing an injury hazard.

Contact: H-E-B at 800-432-3113 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.heb.com and click on Product Recalls under the Customer Service section at the bottom of the homepage for more information.

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i play Recalls Glass Food Storage Cubes Due to Injury Hazard

The glass containers can break unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury.

Contact: i play. at 800-876-1574 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at contactus@iplaybaby.com or online at www.iplaybaby.com and click on the “Health & Safety” link at the bottom of the right side of the homepage under the Support column for more information.

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Microsoft Recalls AC Power Cords for Surface Pro Devices Due to Fire, Shock Hazards

The power cords can overheat, posing fire or shock hazards.

Contact: Microsoft toll-free at 855-327-7780 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.microsoft.com and click on Support, then Surface Support, then All Surface Support, then see Power Cords for more information.

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Royal Appliance Recalls Dirt Devil Pet Vacuums Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Dirt Devil® Total Pet Cyclonic Upright Vacuums

Hazard: The vacuum’s electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged. The detached prong can pose an electrical shock hazard if it remains connected with the electrical outlet.

Contact: Dirt Devil at 800-373-6290 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.dirtdevil.com and click on the “Support” tab at the top of the page 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