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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.

Felt Bicycles Recalls Cruiser Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard
May 1, 2015 The bicycle’s brakes can fail, posing a crash hazard.
IKEA Expands Recall of Crib Mattresses Due to Risk of Entrapment
May 1, 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.
Branded LLC Recalls Kaleidoscope Toy Due to Choking, Laceration Hazards; Offered Exclusively at H-E-B Stores in Texas
April 30, 2015 The end caps can be removed and expose small parts that pose a choking hazard to small children and internal components that pose a risk of laceration.
Pedego Recalls Electric Bicycle Batteries Due To Fire Hazard
April 29, 2015 Both the metal and plastic styles of 36-volt and 48-volt rechargeable lithium ion batteries can overheat and catch fire.
Whistler Recalls Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart and Power Supply Units Due to Fire Hazard
April 28, 2015 Whistler Recalls Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart and Power Supply Units Due to Fire Hazard
Roberta Roller Rabbit Recalls Children’s Pajama Sets Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
April 23, 2015 The children’s pajama sets fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear.
Shark Vacuum Cleaners Recalled by Euro-Pro Due to Shock Hazard
April 22, 2015 The aluminum wand used with Shark brand Rotator Powered Lift-Away series upright vacuums can disconnect from the vacuum cleaner’s handle and remain energized.
J. Crew Expands Recall of Baby Coveralls Due to Choking Hazard (Recall Alert)
April 22, 2015 Snaps on the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Trek Recalls Bicycles Equipped with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard
April 21, 2015 An open quick release lever on the front wheel hub can contact the front disc brake, stop the bike suddenly and cause a crash. Serious injuries reported.
Hair Dryers Recalled by AG Hair Due to Electrocution Hazard
April 21, 2015 The recalled AG Hair “Sweet Heat” brand hair dryers do not have immersion protection devices, which guard against electrocution or shock, if immersed in water.
Lenovo Expands Recall of Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard
April 21, 2015 Battery packs sold with computers and separately can overheat.
Gorsuch Recalls ERTLRENZ Ski Boot Heat Liners Due to Fire Hazard
April 21, 2015 Liners can overheat when charging, posing a fire hazard.
Gena Accessories Recalls Women’s Scarves Due to Burn Hazard, Violation of Federal Flammability Standard
April 16, 2015 The women’s silk scarves fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a burn hazard to consumers.
Civia Cycles Recalls Hyland Bicycles, Aluminum Civia Fenders Due to Crash Hazard
April 16, 2015 The fender mounting bracket can break or bend, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Goochie Goo Garbs Recalls Children’s Sensory Grab Garb Blankets Due to Laceration Hazard
April 16, 2015 Wire-edged ribbon used in the blanket’s ribbon tags can become exposed.
Toro Recalls Recycler Mowers Due to Injury Hazard (Recall Alert)
April 16, 2015 Mowers were assembled with an incorrect blade driver and blade combination, which can cause the blade to break, resulting in an injury hazard.
Homelite Recalls Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
April 16, 2015 The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.
OWT Industries Recalls Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Walmart
April 16, 2015 The Expert Gardener blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire posing fire and burn hazards.
Husky Vertical Bike Hooks Recalled by Waterloo Industries Due to Risk of Injury; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot
April 15, 2015 The Husky Securelock vertical bike hook can unexpectedly detach and allow the bike to fall. This poses a risk of injury to bystanders.
Cycle Gear Recalls Semi Truck and Motorcycle Toys Due to Excessive Lead Levels (Recall Alert)
April 15, 2015 The toys contain excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal standard for lead content.