This week saw a recall on crib mobiles, recalls on light fixtures, recalls on ginger brew, recalls on bicycles, recalls on off-highway vehicles, recalls on pool lifts, recalls on ceiling fans, and recalls on bean bag chairs. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of December 14, 2015:
- Crib Mobiles Recall: Skip Hop Inc. is recalling its Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies projection crib mobiles. 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. The mobile has a white plastic arm that attaches to the side of a crib with four blinking, glowing leaves with stuffed animal attachments. The mobile also has a projector on the top of the mobile that projects stars on the ceiling and plays eight nursery lullabies. The dangling stuffed animals on the mobile include a yellow and gray giraffe, a green turtle with a gray and white polka-dot shell, a brown and tan monkey and a gray and white striped owl. The mobiles measure 17.5 inches long by 14 inches wide by 22 inches tall. SKIP HOP and the model number 185509 are printed on the back of the mobile base. The mobiles were sold at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby and other independent juvenile specialty stores nationwide and online at com and skiphop.com from July 2015 to November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mobiles and contact the firm for instructions on how to receive a coupon towards the purchase of a new Skip Hop product. Recall Date: 12/16/2015
- Lithonia Light Fixtures Recall: Lithonia Lighting is recalling its JHBL LED light fixtures manufactured between August 2014 and June 20, 2015. The metal hub used to mount the light fixtures to the ceiling can break and allow the fixture to fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact. Manufacture dates are located on the product label near the top of the light fixture. The light fixtures measure 16-inches high by 22-inches wide and weigh about 40 pounds. The fixtures are painted white die castings with raised heat dissipating fins every 2 inches. The lower die casting with fins is approximately 4 inches from the driver compartment box. Units shipped after June 20, 2015 are not included in the recall. The products were sold at electrical distributors nationwide from August 2014 through June 2015. Consumers should immediately contact Lithonia Lighting to receive a free chain to secure the fixture to the ceiling. Lithonia Lighting is contacting all known customers. Recall Date: 12/15/2015
- Kawasaki Off-Highway Vehicles Recall: Kawasaki Motors Corporation is recalling certain model year and model recreational off-highway vehicles. Sticks or other debris can break through the vehicle’s floor board and protrude into the foot rest area, posing an injury hazard to the operator and front passenger. The recall involves 2012 and 2013 model year Teryx4™ 750 4×4 (four seats) and 2014, 2015, 2016 model year Teryx® 800 4×4 (two seats) and 2014, 2015 and 2016 model year Teryx4 800 4×4 (four seats) recreational off-highway vehicles. These four-wheel off-highway vehicles have automotive style controls and seating for two or four. The Teryx 800 has side-by-side seating for two people, two doors, a roll bar with hand holds and a cargo bed. The Teryx4 750 and Teryx 4 800 have side-by-side seating for four people, four doors, a roll bar with hand holds and a cargo bed. The models come in three different styles: Non-EPS, EPS and EPS LE. The LE style has a roof and aluminum wheels. The model name is printed on the driver’s side of the hood or on the left and right front fender. The 2012 Teryx4 750 model comes in blue, camo, green, yellow, and red. The 2013 Teryx4 750 model comes in black, camo, green, red, white, and yellow. The 2014 Teryx4 800 model comes in green, camo, yellow, and orange. The 2015 Teryx4 800 model comes in green, orange, white, camo, and black. The 2016 Teryx4 800 model comes in camo, white, green, red, and gray. The 2014 Teryx 800 model comes in camo, green, and blue. The 2015 Teryx 800 comes in green, white, black and camo. The 2016 Teryx 800 comes in green, gray, camo, and white. The vehicles were sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide from November 2011 through November 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair, consisting of the installation of floor board guards and replacing damaged floorboards. Consumers with previously repaired vehicles should contact Kawasaki dealers to receive this additional repair. Recall Date: 12/15/2015
- Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Brew Recall: Trader Joe’s is issuing a voluntary recall of all codes purchased from 11/9/15 through 12/14/15 of Triple Ginger Brew (SKU 51857) due to reports of unopened bottles potentially bursting. Although the ginger brew does not pose a health risk if consumed, all product has been removed from store shelves and destroyed. Customers who have purchased the Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Brew are encouraged to handle it with care and dispose of it immediately in an outside container. Trader Joe’s will provide a refund to customers who purchased the Triple Ginger Brew at any of their store locations. Recall Date: 12/15/2015
- Focus Izalco Max Bicycles Recall: Focus Bicycles USA is recalling its 2014-2015 Focus Izalco Max bicycles with Acros-brand upper headsets. The headset could cause the carbon-fiber fork steer tube to crack, posing a fall hazard. The headsets are black with the word “Acros” printed in white on the upper headset. The products were sold at Independent bicycle retailers nationwide, and online atbikebling.com and www.carbonconnection.com from January 2014 through August 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact Focus Bicycles to schedule a free repair. Recall Date: 12/17/2015
- S.R. Smith Pool Lifts Recall: S.R. Smith LLC is recalling its Splash! and PAL Hi/Lo and Spa pool access lifts. Welds securing the lift base plate and/or mast can break, posing a fall hazard. The lifts are most commonly found in municipal and community swimming facilities and hotels. Splash! lifts are permanently fixed to the pool deck. PAL models are portable, free-standing pool lifts that can be fixed to the deck. The recall includes all models of Splash! lifts with manufacturing dates between January 2013 and September 2015, PAL Hi/Lo lifts with model numbers 250-0000, 250-0005 and 250-0005K and Spa model 275-0000 with manufacturing dates between December 2014 and September 2015. The model number and date of manufacture can be found on the label at the base of the mast. “Splash!” or “PAL” is printed on the base of the lifts. The products were sold at Pool product distributors, including Baystate Pool Supplies, Recreonics, and SCP Distributors nationwide and online at intheswim.com from January 2013 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pool lifts and contact S.R. Smith for a free replacement base and/or mast assembly. Recall Date: 12/17/2015
- Casablanca Ceiling Fans Recall: Casablanca Fan Company is recalling 43 models of Casablanca ceiling fans manufactured in 2013 and 2014. 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. Casablanca fan styles including: Alessandria, Aris, Bel Air, Bullet, Caneel Bay, Heritage, Isotope, Riello, Stealth, Tercera, Trident, Whitman and Zudio. Affected models have a gold label on top of the motor housing that includes “Casablanca” and a model number. Some Casablanca models also have the Casablanca logo on the switch housing or on the end of the pull chain. The production date code is a four digit code on top of the motor housing near the center down rod. Fans with a Cat. No. “A01”, the last two digits of the four digit date code ending in “13” or “14” and no green dot on top of the motor housing are included in the recall. Casablanca ceiling fan model numbers and production dates included in this recall are here. The ceiling fans were sold at lighting store showrooms nationwide and major home improvement online retailers from January 2013 through December 2014. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Casablanca for a free in-home inspection and repair. Recall Date: 12/17/2015
- Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chairs Recall: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ace Bayou Corporation are reannouncing the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs sold from 1995 to 2013. 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. The recalled bean bag chairs have two zippers, including an outer zipper that does not have a pull tab and another zipper directly underneath that zipper. Although the outer zipper on the bean bag chair does not have a pull tab, children can open it. Once they have opened the outer zipper, they can open the inner zipper which contains the foam beads and crawl inside. Children can suffocate or choke on these foam beads. The recalled chairs with zippers that can be opened were sold in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors and fabrics. They include round or L-shaped, vinyl or fabric, and are filled with polystyrene foam beads. They were sold in a variety of colors, including purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, Kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-color. The round bean bag chairs were sold in three sizes, 30, 32 and 40 inches in diameter. The L-shaped bean bag chair measures 18 inches wide by 30 inches deep by 30 inches high. “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam. They were made in China. The recalled bean bag chairs were sold at Bergner’s, Big Lots, Bon-Ton, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Meijer, Pamida, School Specialty, Wayfair, Walmart and Younkers stores and online at com, Meijer.com, Walmart.com and other websites from 1995 to 2013. Consumers should check the outside zipper on their bean bag chair to ensure that it has a metal staple to disable the outer zipper. If it does not have a metal staple, take the recalled bean bag chair away from children immediately and contact Ace Bayou for the free repair kit to permanently disable the zipper. Recall Date: 12/17/2015