This week saw a recall on light fixtures, recalls on food storage cubes, recalls on solar panels, recalls on shower rugs, recalls on cookware, recalls on charging stations, recalls on LED lamps, recalls on ice cream, and recalls on ravioli and pasta products. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of January 25, 2016:
- Varaluz Longfellow Light Fixtures Recall: Varaluz LLC is recalling all Longfellow model 3- and 4-light light fixtures for indoor or outdoor use. Improper wiring can allow melting of the insulation and cause the fixtures to short out, posing fire and shock hazards. The black metal fixtures have a clear/frosted glass shade on four sides and can be wall mounted or ceiling mounted. Model number 731KL04EB, 731KM03EB, 731P03EB, 331P03BL, 731P03EB or 331P04BL is printed on the label on the canopy of the ceiling mounted fixtures or the backplate of wall mounted fixtures. The light fixtures were sold at lighting showrooms nationwide and online through lighting and home improvement websites from April 2013 to September 2015. Consumers should immediately discontinue use of the fixtures until replacement units are available. Consumers should contact Varaluz for a replacement light fixture or a refund. Recall Date: 01/28/2016
- i Play Glass Food Storage Cubes Recall: i Play Inc. is recalling its glass food storage cubes sold in a set of four with colored, rubberized plastic lids and fit into one storage tray. The glass containers can break unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury. The cubes are sold in 2-ounce and 4-ounce sizes. The lid colors and trays of the affected lot of 2-ounce cubes include blue, green and pink. The lid colors and trays of the affected 4-ounce cubes include blue, green, pink and yellow. “green sprouts” is molded into each plastic lid, on edges of the matching plastic storage tray and on the bottom of each quadrant of the storage tray. “green sproutsby i Play Inc.” and “Made in China” are molded into the bottom of each glass cube. The products were sold at buybuy Baby and Whole Foods nationwide and online at amazon.com, babyhaven.com, diapers.com, drugstore.com and target.com from June 2015 through December 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled food cubes and contact i Play for instructions on receiving a coupon toward the purchase of a new i Play product and shipping. Recall Date: 01/28/2016
- RNG Solar Panels Recall: RNG Group Inc. is recalling its Renogy brand 100-watt bendable solar panels. The solar panels can overheat, posing a risk of fire. The recalled solar panels are black plastic sheets aprroximately 41 inches long by 21 inches wide by 1/8 inch thick. Model number RNG-100DB is on the top of the panel, either on the front or back. The products were sold online at amazon.com, eBay.com and renogy-store.com from May 2015 through October 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled solar panels and return them to RNG for free replacements. Recall Date: 01/28/2016
- Tristar AquaRug Shower Rugs Recall: This recall involves Aqua Rugs with four plastic suction cups. The rugs are intended to provide a slip-resistant surface in the shower or bathtub. The four suction cups on the underside of the rugs can fail to prevent slipping, posing a fall hazard to the user. The rugs were sold in beige and clear, and in two sizes: 29.5 inches by 17.25 inches for use in the bathtub, and 21.75 inches by 19.75 inches for use in a shower stall. The rugs have a plastic border and only four plastic suction cups, one affixed to the underside of each corner of the rug. “AquaRug” and “As Seen On TV” are printed on the front of the cardboard packaging. The shower rugs were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Dollar General and other retail stores nationwide, online at amazon.com and BuyAquaRug.com, by Tristar through direct response television commercials, and through a live television show on QVC, from July 2012 to September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shower rugs and contact Tristar for instructions on how to dispose of the rugs and to obtain a free replacement rug. Recall Date: 01/28/2016
- HEB Cookware Recall: This recalls includes the Connect by H-E-B tri-ply stainless steel cookware. It was sold as a 12-piece set or as individual pieces. The metal discs that cover the cookware’s rivets can pop off and hit consumers, posing an injury hazard. “Connect” is stamped into the base of the handle and the Connect by H-E-B logo is stamped on the underside of the cookware. Cookware included in this recall does not have a date code on the underside. The UPC code is located on the back of the product packaging. A list of UPC codes involved in this recall may be found here. The cookware was sold at HEB stores in Texas from September 2014 through December 2015. Recall Date: 01/28/2016
- LocknCharge Charging Stations Recall: LocknCharge Technologies LLC is recalling its iQ10 charging stations that allow users to charge and store multiple tablet computers. A defective USB charging hub can cause an electrical shock to the consumer when the charging station is connected to the electrical supply. The charging stations are metal cubes approximately 16 inches tall x 16 inches wide x 12 ½ inches long and have two doors on the front. The cube has white sides with black doors and either a black or white top cover. The LocknCharge logo is on the sides of the cube. The charging stations came with a blue basket and a green basket with dividers that hold the devices to be charged. The baskets have a white handle with the LocknCharge logo on each side. The charging stations have two USB charging hubs under the top cover. Recalled charging stations have charging hubs with no batch code or that have batch codes that begin with 14L, 15B or 15C. The batch code is on the bottom of the charging hub under a silver data label. The charging stations were distributed to schools, government agencies and other users from February 2015 to May 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charging stations and contact LocknCharge Technologies for a free replacement charging hub and instructions for replacing the charging hub. Recall Date: 01/27/2016
- Lunera LED Lamps Recall: Lunera Lighting Inc. is recalling its Lunera 13 watt Helen GX23 LED industrial lamps. The lamps can overheat, posing fire, burn and electric shock hazards. The dimmable lamps are white and measure 6 inches long by 1.25 inches wide by 0.75 inches thick. The Lunera logo is printed on the front on the lamp at one end. Model numbers HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-2700-G3, HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3000-G3, HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3500-G3 and HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-4000-G3 appear on the back of the connector. The date code, ranging from 1501 to 1552, is stamped on the bottom of the connector. The lamps were sold at FSG, Grainger, Nedco, Standard Electric and other Lunera industrial/commercial retailers and online at www.1000bulbs.comandwww.bulbs.com from October 2015 through December 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Lunera for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/27/2016
- Purple Cow Ice Cream Recall: House of Flavors, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a small batch of 8 oz. cups of Purple Cow Limited Edition Cookie Butter Ice Cream, sold at Meijer stores that contain Purple Cow Butter Pecan Ice Cream with a Purple Cow Butter Pecan lid. Consumers who may have a severe allergy or sensitivity to nuts run the risk of potentially life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. Only 8 oz. cups of Purple Cow Limited Edition Cookie Butter that contain Purple Cow Butter Pecan Ice Cream with a Purple Cow Butter Pecan lid sold at Meijer with UPC Code 13733 61945 and marked Best By November 21, 2016 are affected by the recall. The product was sold at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. No other Purple Cow products sold at Meijer stores are involved in the recall. Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should return them to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Recall Date: 01/27/2016
- Home Maid Ravioli And Pasta Products Recall: Home Maid Ravioli Company, Inc. is recalling approximately 38,950 pounds of meat and poultry ravioli and pasta products produced without the benefit of federal inspection and due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Some of the products contain whey, a known allergen, and pork, neither of which are declared on the product labels. The Home Maid brand ravioli and pasta items were produced on various dates between September 18, 2015, and January 20, 2016. The list of products subject to the recall may be found here. These items were shipped to wholesale and retail locations in California. 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: 01/27/2016