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Product Safety

This page displays the latest recalls and product safety news items from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Clicking on a headline will take you to the full article at the CPSC’s website.

Rocky Brands Recalls Georgia Boot Steel-Toed Shoes Due to Compression Hazard
April 17, 2014 When compressed, the steel toe cap in the men’s shoe can fail to protect the wearer’s feet. Boots have a “Met-Guard” tag at the stitching.
Ontel Recalls Isometric Exercise Devices Due to Projectile Hazard
April 17, 2014 Handle grips on the ISO7X can break and cause parts to be forcefully ejected from the shaft.
Pier 1 Imports Recalls Hanging Glass Star Lanterns Due to Fire Hazard
April 17, 2014 The welds on the lantern can melt due to heat from the tea light, causing the candle holder to break and fall. One burned rug reported.
GunBox Recalls Gun Storage Boxes Due to Lock Failure (Recall Alert)
April 16, 2014 The GunBox storage box locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun stored inside.
Whalen Recalls Stainless Steel Tool Chests Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco (Recall Alert)
April 10, 2014 Injuries, including cuts requiring stitches, have been reported with the recalled 72-inch tool chests.
BedHead Pajamas Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
April 10, 2014 The two-piece pajama sets fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s clothing.
J.P. Boden Recalls Boys’ Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard (Recall Alert)
April 9, 2014 The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.
Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame Recall Three Gas Fireplaces, Fireplace Inserts Due to Explosion Hazard
April 4, 2014 The main control modules on Kozy Heat-, Ambiance- and Stellar Hearth-brand direct vent fireplaces and inserts can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area.
Snowboard Bindings Recalled by K2 Sports Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)
April 3, 2014 The Kwicker bindings can release unexpectedly.
Dyson Recalls Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
April 1, 2014 Recalled Dyson Hot and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters can short circuit and overheat. Burned or melted internal parts have been reported.
Lenovo Recalls Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard
March 27, 2014 The battery packs, which were sold with computers and separately, can overheat.
Excel Industries Recalls BigDog and Hustler Mowers due to Risk of Injury (Recall Alert)
March 27, 2014 The seat switch can fail to detect that the rider has left the seat, allowing the mower to continue to operate.
SATCO Products Recalls KolourOne LED Light Bulbs Due to Risk of Injury
March 26, 2014 The light bulb’s components can separate and pieces can fall.
Centex Homes Recalls Solar Panels Due to Fire Hazard
March 25, 2014 Two reported roof fires originated in or near the recalled Open Energy SolarSave Roofing Tiles. The OE-34 model solar panels were installed in homes built and sold by Centex Homes.
Ace Hardware Recalls LED Clamp Light Due to Shock and Fire Hazard
March 25, 2014 The cord bushing inside the work light’s base could fail, allowing the cord wiring to pull off of the base, exposing bare wire.
Wal-Mart Recalls Dolls Due to Burn Hazard
March 25, 2014 The circuit board in the chest of the electronic my sweet love/ my sweet baby cuddle care dolls can overheat, causing the doll to get hot.
IKEA Recalls Children’s Bed Canopies Due to Strangulation Hazard
March 20, 2014 A child can get tangled at the neck in the canopy’s 7-foot long mesh fabric.
Bedz King Recalls Bunk Beds with Side Ladder Due To Entrapment Hazard (Recall Alert)
March 20, 2014 A protruding corner post on the bunk bed exceeds the 5mm allowed by industry standard. The beds were sold at BunkBedKing.com.
Minga Fair Trade Imports Recalls Wooden Flipping Acrobat Toys Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
March 20, 2014 The paint on the toys contains excessive levels of lead.
Ganz Recalls Grumpy Cat Stuffed Animal Toys Due to Choking Hazard
March 19, 2014 The eyes on the recalled lying and sitting Grumpy Cat plush toys and on a Grumpy Cat key chain can detach.