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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.

Joybird Recalls Dressers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards
April 6, 2020 The recalled dressers are unstable if not anchored to the wall, posing tip-over and entrapment hazards that may result in death or serious injuries to children.  The dressers do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM 2057-17).  
Manhattan Toy Recalls Musical Lili Llama Due to Choking Hazard
April 2, 2020 The screws used to attach the spinning flowers to the sides of the toy can become loose and fall off, posing a choking hazard for young children.
Southern Motion Recalls “Wireless Power” Reclining Furniture Due to Fire Hazard
April 2, 2020 The lithium-ion batteries used to power the “Wireless Power” reclining furniture can overheat, posing a fire hazard
VP Harrier and Giant Pinner Bicycle Pedals Recalled Due to Fall and Injury Hazards; Made by VP Components
April 2, 2020 The pedal body can separate from the pedal spindle resulting in a loss of balance, posing fall and injury hazards for the rider.
Stelpro Design Recalls Sonoma Wall Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard
April 2, 2020  An internal part of the heater fails to meet flammability performance requirements, posing a fire hazard.
Woom bikes USA Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)
March 19, 2020 The bicycle’s front fork can loosen and detach, posing fall and injury risks to the rider.
Plant Therapy Recalls Wintergreen Essential Oils and Essential Oil Blends with Wintergreen Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning (Recall Alert)
March 19, 2020 The products contains the substance methyl salicylate which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).  The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
Kawasaki USA Recalls Off-Highway Utility Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard (Recall Alert)
March 19, 2020 The steering shaft can develop excessive wear and affect steering control resulting in a crash hazard, posing a risk of injury or death.
Thule Recalls Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapters Due to Fall Hazard
March 19, 2020 The plastic brackets on the car seat adapter can break, posing a fall hazard to infants.   
Hawthorne Hydroponics Recalls Grower’s Edge Vaporizers Due To Burn, Shock and Fire Hazard
March 19, 2020 The vaporizers can overheat, and the vaporized materials can pose a burn risk if spilled or cause a fire if they fall onto a combustible surface.  The Deluxe model vaporizer also poses an electrical shock hazard if a consumer touches a small copper piece at the base of the vaporizer while in use.
Children’s Tool Kits Recalled by Grizzly Industrial Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban and Toy Safety Requirements
March 19, 2020 The tool belt, hammer and suspenders (model H3044) contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead content standard.  In addition, the toy goggles and hardhats do not meet toy safety requirements.
Kawasaki USA Recalls Off-Highway Utility Vehicles Due to Oil Leak, Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)
March 19, 2020 Debris can ignite on the vehicle’s exhaust manifold; and frozen water can block the breather hose allowing oil to leak, posing a fire hazard.   
Lilly of New York Children’s Winter Boots Recalled by Kidz Concepts Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban; Sold Exclusively at Zulily.com (Recall Alert)
March 19, 2020 The boots’ sole contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban.  Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
Kids & Koalas Baby Walkers Recalled Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards; Sold Exclusively on Amazon.com (Recall Alert)
March 19, 2020 The baby walkers fail to meet the federal safety standard.  Specifically, they can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step as required by the federal safety standard and they have leg openings that allow the child to slip down until the child’s head can become entrapped at the neck.  Babies using these walkers can be seriously injured or killed.
C3 Manufacturing Recalls Perfect Descent Climbing Systems Climbing Belay Devices Due to Fall Hazard
March 19, 2020 The belay climbing device can loosen and can cause slack on the rope, allowing the climber to fall.  Climbing while tethered to a malfunctioning belay can cause serious injury or death.
Belle Chemical Recalls Sodium Hydroxide and Potassium Hydroxide Products Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Packaging Requirement and Violation of FHSA Labeling Requirement
March 18, 2020 The products contain sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).  The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. In addition, the label on the product violates the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (FHSA) by omitting the word “poison” for poisonous chemicals and the mandatory hazard statement on the front on the packaging.
Earth Sonnets Recalls Wintergreen Essential Oil Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning (Recall Alert)
March 18, 2020 The product contains the substance methyl salicylate which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).  The packaging of the product is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
Earthroma Recalls Wintergreen Essential Oil Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning (Recall Alert)
March 18, 2020 The product contains the substance methyl salicylate which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).  The packaging of the product is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
Novartis Recalls 100 mg Sandimmune and Neoral Prescription Drug Blister Packages Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning
March 18, 2020 The prescription drug packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA), posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
Belle Chemical Recalls Drain Cleaner Product Due to Violation of FHSA Labeling Requirement
March 18, 2020 The product contains sodium hydroxide.  The label on the product violates the Federal Hazardous Substance Act (FHSA) by omitting the word “poison” for poisonous chemicals and the mandatory hazard statement on the front on the packaging.