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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.

Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Oil Filled Heaters Due to Scald Hazard
January 29, 2015 The oil-filled heaters can spray heated oil.
Vosges Haut-Chocolat Recalls Festival of Lights Gift Box Sets Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)
January 28, 2015 The plastic menorah can catch fire if candles are allowed to burn to the base of the menorah.
Mirka Extends Recall of Compact Electric Random Orbital Sanders Due to Fire Hazard
January 27, 2015 CEROS 550 5-inch, CEROS 650 6-inch and CEROS 680 6-inch electric sanders can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
Hunters’ Tree Stands Recalled by Primal Vantage Due to Fall Hazard
January 22, 2015 The aluminum platform can break, causing the user to fall and suffer serious injuries.
Johnson Health Tech Recalls Matrix Fitness Strength Training Machines Due to Risk of Impact Injury, Laceration and Fall Hazards
January 22, 2015 The handle attachment on five models of Matrix Fitness Varsity series strength training machines can detach during use.
La-Z-Boy Recalls Control Wands Sold With Silver Luxury Lift Chairs Due to Burn Hazard (Recall Alert)
January 21, 2015 The wand that controls the chair’s movements can overheat.
CR Brands Recalls Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser Products Due to Chemical Hazard
January 21, 2015 Cleaners may be mislabeled “Does not contain ammonia” but may, creating a chemical hazard. If mixed with other chemicals, could produce toxic gases.
NPD Furniture Recalls Dining Chairs Due to Fall Hazard
January 14, 2015 The chair leg can break unexpectedly, causing the person sitting in the chair to fall.
IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Risk of Entrapment
January 13, 2015 The crib mattresses could create a gap between the mattress and crib ends larger than allowed by federal regulations, posing an entrapment hazard to infants.
Pro Performance Recalls SKLZ Resistance Trainers Due to Risk of Severe Injury
January 8, 2015 A weld on a ring on the resistance trainer’s belt can break during use and cause the resistance trainer’s flexible cord to quickly and unexpectedly retract and hit an exercise partner who is holding the other end.
Children’s Pajamas Recalled by Star Ride Kids Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
January 8, 2015 The girls’ pajama sets pose a risk of burn injuries to children.
CoScentrix Expands Recall of DD Brand Candles Due to Fire Hazard; Exclusively at Hobby Lobby
January 8, 2015 The candles’ high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard.
Olympic Mountain Products Recalls Tealight Wax Warmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Costco (Recall Alert)
December 30, 2014 The tealights in the warmers can burn with an erratic or high flame.
Keurig Recalls MINI Plus Brewing Systems Due to Burn Hazard
December 23, 2014 Water can overheat during brewing, spray out and burn consumers.
James Trading Group Recalls Croker Kids Fleece Panel Hoodie Due to Strangulation Hazard (Recall Alert)
December 22, 2014 Hoddies have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children.
Comfort Research Recalls Vinyl Bean Bag Chairs Due to Risk of Entrapment, Suffocation
December 19, 2014 The zipper on the vinyl bean bag chairs can be opened by children. A child who crawls inside the opened chair can become entrapped, suffocate or choke on the foam beads.
BRP Recalls Ski-Doo and Can-Am Kids’ Hoodies Due to Strangulation Hazard
December 19, 2014 The hoodies have a drawstring around the neck area which is a strangulation hazard for children.
Kiddie Korral Recalls Girls Hoodies with Ponies Due to Strangulation Hazard
December 18, 2014 A drawstring through the hood of the hoodies can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
Yamaha Recalls YZ250 Competition Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Risk of Injury, Death (Recall Alert) 
December 18, 2014 The engine of 2015 model numbers YZ250FFL and YZ250FFW competition off-road motorcyles can lock up during operation, causing a rider to lose control and crash.
Giggles International Recalls Animated Monkey Toy Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores
December 18, 2014 The toy’s battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit.