This week saw recalls on reading chairs, recalls on fireworks, recalls on mountain bikes, recalls on cordless drills, recalls on nut butter spread, recalls on thermometers, and recalls on roast beef products. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of November 30, 2015:
- Cost Plus Reading Chairs Recall: Cost Plus Management Services Inc. is recalling its reading chairs due to a fall hazard. This recall involves high-back upholstered reading chairs sold in a black and white floral print. The front leg on reading chairs sold without front leg support blocks can bend or break, posing a fall hazard to the user. The chairs are 37-inches tall by 30-inches wide, and have four wooden legs with the front two on casters. SKU number 473747 is printed on a UPC sticker affixed to the underside of the chair. The chairs were sold exclusively at Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at www.worldmarket.com from January 2015 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and inspect the front legs for support blocks. Chairs without support blocks can be returned to any Cost Plus World Market for a free exchange. Consumers should contact Cost Plus World Market or log onto www.worldmarket.com for instructions on how to inspect the chair legs for support blocks. Recall Date: 12/03/2015
- North Central Fireworks Fountains Recall: North Central Industries Inc. is recalling all mammoth Great Grizzly brand California Candles. The rear plug of the candle can dislodge while lit, posing burn and fire hazards to the user if the user is holding the device. The recalled candles are hand-held fireworks fountains that make crackling noises and display flowering tulips, blue pearls and gold showers. Each candle is approximately 2 inches in diameter and 30 inches long. The candles were sold in packs of three. One candle is labeled with the name “Glow Beam,” one has the name “Dazzling Diamonds” and one has the name “Touch of Sparkle.” Each candle has the Great Grizzly logo on the label near the beginning of the candle name. The fireworks were sold at Albertson’s and Kings Circle Assembly, both of Corvallis, Oregon; six locations of Fundz4Kidz at Eugene and Springfield, Oregon; Uncle Sam’s of Allenton, Wisconsin; Boomer’s Fireworks of Muncie, Indiana; Dixie Dragon Fireworks of Jeffersonville, Indiana; Holiday Packaging of Marion, Indiana; Krazy Dan’s Firework of Gary, Indiana; Parkway Fruit Market of Louisville, Kentucky; Mr. Fireworks of Kokomo, Indiana; Uncle Sam’s Sales of Hammond, Indiana; and World Cup Inc. of Villa, Illinois, from May 2015 through June 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireworks and contact North Central Industries for a full refund. Recall Date: 12/02/2015
- Felt Bicycles Mountain Bike Recall: Felt Bicycles is recalling all model year 2015 Felt Double Double 30, NINEe 20 and Edict 1 mountain bicycles. The carbon seat post originally sold with the bicycle can crack and break, posing injury and fall hazards to the rider. The bicycles were sold with carbon fiber seat posts. The model name is printed on the top tube of the bicycles. The Felt logo is on the down tube of the Double Double 30 and the NINEe20, and on the top tube of the Edict 1. The Double Double 30 was sold in the color blue. The NINEe 20 was sold in a gray and orange color scheme. The Edict 1 was sold in a black and blue color scheme. The bicycles were sold at Bicycle specialty stores nationwide from August 2014 through September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and seat post replacement. Recall Date: 12/02/2015
- Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drills Recall: Harbor Freight Tools is recalling its Drill Master 18-volt cordless drills with item number 68239 and item number 68287. An internal switching mechanism can become stuck in the “on” position and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. The drills are black with a red switch and were sold with an 18 volt rechargeable battery pack. Item number 68239 was sold individually and item number 68287 was sold as part of a kit, which included a flashlight. The flashlight is not included in the recall. The item number is located on a black label on the right side of the drill, just beneath the serial number. Drills with item number 69651 and item number 69652 are not included in the recall. The products were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, Harbor Freight Tools catalog, and online at www.harborfreight.com between May 2011 and September 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drills and return the unit to the nearest Harbor Freight Tools store to receive a replacement drill. Recall Date: 12/01/2015
- JEM Raw Chocolate Nut Butter Spread Recall: JEM Raw Chocolate LLC (JEM Raw) announced a voluntary recall of its full line of all nut butter spreads within expiry because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. All recalled products, sold under brand name JEM Raw Organics, may be found here. The JEM Raw recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail order. Products were distributed between June 2015 and November 2015. JEM Raw is working with distributors and retailers to remove these products from retail shelves. Consumers do not need to return the product to the store where it was purchased. Instead, consumers should discard any product and its container. JEM Raw will work directly with each consumer to manage a replacement of its product. Recall Date: 12/02/2015
- Heeps Roast Beef Products Recall: K. Heeps Inc. is recalling approximately 152,010 pounds of roast beef products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. The products may contain milk and wheat, known allergens which are not declared on the product label. The frozen, pureed roast beef items were produced on various dates between December 2014, and November 2015. The products subject to the recall may be found here. The products bear establishment number “EST. 9379” or “EST. 9379A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distributors in Pennsylvania and exported to Canada for institutional use. 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: 12/03/2015
- Bestmed Digital Thermometers Recall: Bestmed LLC, a medical device distributor, initiated a nationwide recall of the Digital Temple Thermometer Model No. KD-2201 manufactured by K-Jump Health Co., Ltd, featuring lot numbers S/N: 3612 through S/N: 3715, which were sold between October 2012 until the start of the recall in November 2015. Some Digital Temple Thermometers contain a manufacturing problem causing the affected thermometers to display temperatures that are inaccurate and lower than actual body temperatures, which potentially may cause the user or caregiver of the user to delay or forego seeking appropriate care (generally an over-the-counter fever reduction medication) or receive more care than appropriate, when relying solely on the temperature display on the thermometer. The Digital Temple Thermometer is a hand-held thermometer and can be identified by the DTT™ logo on the face. Consumers who have a Digital Temple Thermometer should immediately stop using the device. Consumers may return the thermometer to Bestmed for a replacement thermometer. Recall Date: 11/30/2015