This week saw a recall on wooden toys, recalls on off-highway vehicles, recalls on battery packs, recalls on drywall lifts, recalls on scarves, and recalls on ground beef. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of April 18, 2016:
- Flying Tiger Copenhagen Wooden Toys Recall: This recall involves Flying Tiger Copenhagen wooden blocks and wooden giraffe toys. The Twist & Lock blocks were sold in a combination of blue, green and yellow and red, pink and yellow. Parts of the wooden toys can become detached, resulting in small pieces that can pose a choking hazard to young children. Item number 1701354 is printed on the packaging for the blocks. The Twist & Lock giraffe toys were sold in pink and red combination and a yellow and orange combination. Item number 1701493 is printed on the packaging for the giraffe. The toys were sold at Flying Tiger Copenhagen in New York from November 2015 through December 2015. Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys from young children and return the products to Flying Tiger Copenhagen for a full refund. Recall Date: 04/19/2016
- Polaris RZR Off-Highway Vehicles Recall: Polaris Industries is recalling about 133,000 Polaris Model Year 2013-2016 RZR 900 and RZR 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs can catch fire while consumers are driving, posing fire and burn hazards to drivers and passengers. Polaris warn consumers to stop using these recreational vehicles immediately and contact their Polaris dealer for a free repair. Polaris has agreed to voluntarily suspend sale of all recalled vehicles until they are repaired. Polaris has received more than 160 reports of fires with the recalled RZR ROVs, resulting in one death of a 15 year old passenger from a rollover that resulted in a fire and 19 reports of injuries, including first, second and third degree burns. The VIN numbers included in this recall may be found here. The VIN is normally located on the driver’s side rear frame rail, above the PVT cover. Check your Owner’s Manual if you have any difficulty locating the VIN. To determine if a specific ROV is included in this recall visit www.Polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” under the “Rider Community” heading on the main page of the Polaris website. The ROVs were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2012 through April 2016. Due to the serious risk of injury, owners and riders should stop using these recalled vehicles immediately. Repairs will start April 22, 2016. To schedule a free repair, consumers should call their local Polaris dealer. Recall Date: 04/19/2016
- Brunton Outdoors Battery Packs Recall: This recall involves Brunton’s Impel and Impel 2 rechargeable, portable battery packs that are used to charge cell phones, tablets, laptops and other devices.The power packs’ lithium ion polymer batteries can overheat and catch on fire during charging, posing a fire hazard. The Impel battery came in a rubberized shell in dark gray with orange or blue and the Impel 2 in light gray with black trim. The battery packs can be plugged into an A/C wall outlet, a 12 volt car charger or an attachable solar panel for recharging. They measure about 7.5 inches long by 7 inches wide by 1 inch thick. The lithium ion polymer battery packs have 16, and 19 volt outputs and a USB port. The Impel model also has a 12 volt output. Brunton is embossed on the top of the battery pack, along with the power button and five LED lights. The recalled products were sold at Adorama, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Moontrail, REI, The Clymb and other outdoor equipment retailers nationwide and online at www.amazon.com, www.backcountry.com, www.bhphotovideo.com, www.forestry-suppliers.com, and www.opticsplanet.com from February 2011 through May 2015. Recall Date: 04/19/2016
- YTL International Drywall Lifts Recall: YTL International is recalling its drywall lifts used for lifting sheets of drywall. The drywall lifts can fail during use causing the load of drywall to fall onto the lift operator, posing an injury hazard. The metal lifts are red, have three 30 inch legs with casters at the base, horizontal bars at the top to hold the drywall and a telescoping post that can extend vertically to a height of 11 feet using the manual crank. The recalled drywall lifts have a label on the vertical mast stating “PERFORMANCE BUILT,” “MUD BOSS” OR “150 LB. DRYWALL PANEL HOIST.” The lifts were sold at Lowe’s, Menards and Orgill Inc. stores nationwide from January 2013 through January 2016. Recall Date: 04/20/2016
- SouvNear Women’s Scarves Recall: This recall involves 51 different styles of SouvNear women’s 100 percent silk scarves. The scarves do not meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles, posing a burn risk. The scarves are between 72 inches long by 31 inches wide. “100% Pure Silk” and “Made in India” are printed on the sewn-in tags. The scarves come in standard and infinity styles and come in various colors and patterns, including floral, leopard and paisley. The scarves were sold at Averroes International stores and online at amazon.com and souvnear.com from October 2014 through March 2016. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled scarves and return them to SouvNear for a full refund. Consumers who purchased the scarves online will be contacted directly. Recall Date: 04/20/2016
- Meeting Place Ground Beef Recall: Meating Place is recalling approximately 325 pounds of ground beef product that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef patties were produced on April 15, 2016. The product involved in the recall is: 5-lb. boxes of “LORINGO BRAND BEEF PATTIES KEEP FROZEN THE MEATING PLACE INC.” with a package code of 120106. The product subject to recall bears establishment number “Est. 8631” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The item was shipped to retail and institutional locations in the Buffalo, NY area. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Recall Date: 04/21/2016