This week saw recalls on tractors, recalls on battery packs, recalls on adapter kits, recalls on blenders, recalls on wax warmers, recalls on STIHL products, recalls on light fixtures, recalls on boys’ jackets and recalls on kids straw tumblers. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of November 09, 2015:
- Mahindra Tractor Recall: This recall involves Mahindra eMax compact diesel tractors designed for residential use. The reason for the recall is that the fuel lines can break or leak, posing a fire hazard. The tractors are red with a black seat. The model number and “Mahindra” are in white lettering on the each side of the hood. Serial numbers for the recalled models are located on the right side of the frame above the front axle and can be found here. These products were sold at Mahindra dealers throughout the United States and Canada from March 2014 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the tractors and contact an authorized Mahindra dealer as soon as possible to schedule the free repair. Recall Date: 11/12/2015
- PNY Portable Battery Pack Recall: PNY Technologies Inc. is recalling its portable lithium polymer battery packs with model number T10400 that are used to charge USB-enabled smartphones, tablets and other USB-powered devices. The batteries can overheat and vent flames, posing fire and burn hazards. The batteries are black or grey hand-held devices, 4 inches x 2.75 inches x 0.75 inches, with two USB outputs and four blue LED lights. PNY is laser-printed along the bottom on the front of the battery. The products were sold at Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max and other retail stores nationwide and online at amazon.com and frys.com from January 2014 through August 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled batteries and contact PNY for a free replacement rechargeable battery. Recall Date: 11/12/2015
- WakaWaka Adapter Kit Recall: This recall involves WakaWaka electrical adapter kits. The kits allow consumers to charge their electrical equipment using AC current. The Adapter Kit can overheat posing a risk of fire, and the plastic shell of the adapter can open exposing a risk of shock to consumers. The components of the kit are black in color and include the adapter, a U.S.-style two-blade plug, a European-style two-prong plug, a USB cable and ten different types of connectors. “Travel Charger, Input 180-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.2A, Output 5.0V-500mA” is imprinted on the front of the unit right below the pins on the adapter. The product was sold exclusively on www.waka-waka.com from November 2013 to April 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adapter kit and contact WakaWaka for a full refund. WakaWaka is contacting consumers directly. Recall Date: 11/12/2015
- Ninja BL660 Blender Recall: This recall involves 12 models of Ninja professional blenders with model numbers that start with BL 660, BL 663 or BL 665. The blender poses a laceration risk if consumers pour or invert the pitcher after removing the lid while the loose stacked blade assembly is still inside the pitcher. The model number is in the rating label that is molded into the bottom of the motor base. The 12 affected model numbers can be found here. All of these models have a clear 72 ounce pitcher with a removable gray or black lid that opens and locks closed, a stacked blade assembly, and one or more Nutri Ninja cups. These products were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online including www.Amazon.com, www.Costco.com, www.Macys.com, www.Target.com, www.Walmart.com and www.ninjakitchen.com from March 2012 through September 2015. Consumers should empty the blender’s pitcher through the locked lid’s pour spout or by removing both the lid and the stacked blade assembly from the pitcher before pouring. Recall Date: 11/12/2015
- Family Dollar Wax Warmer Recall: Family Dollar is recalling its ceramic wax warmer sets that include four vanilla-scented wax cubes for melting and a teacup-shaped ceramic warmer with an opening to insert a tea light candle. The wax warmers can produce high flames, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The ceramic warmers were colored cream with gold trim, and green with gold trim. The products were sold exclusively at Family Dollar stores nationwide from April 2015 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wax warmers and return them to any Family Dollar store location for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/12/2015
- STIHL Gas-Powered Edgers, Trimmer/Brushcutters, Pole Pruners and KombiMotors Recall: This recall involves STIHL edgers with model number FC 56 C, trimmer/brushcutters with model numbers FS 40 C, FS 50 C, FS 56 C and FS 56 RC, pole pruners with model number HT 56 C and KombiMotors with model number KM 56 RC. The gasoline tank vents can become dislodged due to incorrect factory installation and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. The model number is located on the starter cover at the rear of the engine. The engine size is about 28 cc. The products are gray and orange with “STIHL” on the engine cover. The serial number range for all of the recalled units is 501830112 through 504083576. The serial number is located on the label on the bottom of the engine. These products were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from November 2014 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free inspection and repair. Recall Date: 11/12/2015
- FontanaArte Sonmi Light Fixture Recall: FontanaArte Corporation is recalling its pendant lamp light fixtures. The glass shade disc on the light fixture can detach and fall, posing a risk of injury from impact. In addition, broken glass can pose a laceration hazard. The fixtures have a round base suspended mount, a central bowl-shaped glass shade, and a lower 39 inch disc-shaped glass shade. The fixture is supported by either a single stem or three metal cables. The fixtures have a round matte-white pendant mount and model number M3748 printed on a label affixed to the mount. The central bowl and lower disc-shaped glass shades come in white or red. A special order fixture, with model number SPM3748, was sold with a round matte white mount and a 46 inch disc-shaped tempered glass shade. The company uses letters M, S, V as prefixes in order to identify the mount, the bowl and the glass. The products were sold at lighting stores and by individual designers nationwide from January 2008 through June 2015. Consumers should immediately remove the glass shade from the light fixture and contact FontanaArte to arrange to have the fixture professionally repaired free in their home. Recall Date: 11/10/2015
- Belle Investments Richie House Boys’ Jackets Recall: This recall involves two styles of Richie House boys’ hooded jackets. The striped red and purple jacket comes with a drawstring in the hood, and has a crest-shaped emblem sewn onto the front of it. The jackets have drawstrings in the hood and at the bottom, which pose an entrapment hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children. The striped red and purple jacket comes with a drawstring in the hood, and has a crest-shaped emblem sewn onto the front of it. It was sold in sizes: 4-7 and 9-10. The model number is RH1045C. The polyester and cotton padded jackets were sold in brown, dark green and red, and have a white drawstring located at the bottom. The jackets have a round emblem sewn onto the front and were sold in sizes 2T-5. The model number is RH1332-B or RH1332-C and is printed on the care label. “Richie House” is also printed on a label sewn into the neck of the coat. Online at www.Zulily.com and www.Richiehouse.com from April 2015 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hood and the bottom of the recalled jackets to eliminate the hazard and contact Richie House for instructions to receive a full refund. Recall Date: 11/10/2015
- Belle Bueno by Contigo Kids Straw Tumblers Recall: Ignite USA LLC is recalling its Bueno by Contigo Kids Straw Tumblers. If a child chews on the drinking straw, small pieces can break off into the child’s mouth, posing a risk of ingestion or aspiration of the small part. The tumblers were sold with a lid and a straw. Some of the straws have a plastic mold in the shape of fangs, lips, a mustache or a zipper affixed to the top. The tumblers are branded “Bueno by Contigo” on the retail packaging and “Bueno” on the lid of the cup. All cups have the number “036201” engraved on the bottom. Model numbers and styles included in the recall can be found here. Model numbers are printed on a label affixed to the bottom of the cup. Straw tumblers with the letter “B” engraved on the underside of the lid beneath the model number are not included in this recall. These products were sold at Meijer and Target retail stores nationwide from May 2015 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately take the recalled tumblers from children and contact Ignite for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/10/2015