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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.

Vivint Recalls Remotec Dimming Switch Modules Due to Shock Hazard (Recall Alert)
May 21, 2015 The wiring in the plug-in dimming and on/off switch modules is incorrectly installed.
OXO Recalls Nest Booster Seats Due to Fall Hazard
May 21, 2015 The stitching on the restraint straps can loosen which allows the straps to separate from the seat, posing a fall hazard.
Viking Range Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard
May 21, 2015 The ranges’ ovens can turn on by themselves, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Hewitt Recalls Marine Winches Due to Injury Hazard
May 20, 2015 The top and bottom roller chains in the winch can break, causing the winch and marine lift to fail.
Valor Athletics Recalls Olympic Weight Bench due to Injury Hazard
May 20, 2015 The weld joining the front leg to the main frame can break.
Electrolux Recalls Kenmore Elite Ranges Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Sears
May 20, 2015 The burner flame can go out while the gas is turned on. This can allow gas to escape and poses fire and burn hazards.
Kenmore Elite Ranges Recalled by Electrolux Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sears
May 20, 2015 The stainless steel trim below the range control panel can have a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Precision Trading Recalls Espresso Makers Due to Risk of Burns
May 19, 2015 The cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, posing a risk of burns to the consumer. In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure buildup.
Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Recalls Cup Sleeves Due to Fire Hazard
May 19, 2015 The cup sleeves can ignite, if microwaved.
Rocky Brands Recalls Rocky Rubber Snake Boots Due to Failure of Snake Guard
May 19, 2015 The rubber boots’ snake guard can fail to protect the wearer’s feet from a snake bite.
TenPoint Crossbow Technologies Recalls to Repair Crossbows Due to Injury Hazard
May 18, 2015 After the safety has been re-engaged, the crossbows can fire under certain circumstances if a consumer pulls the trigger, posing an injury hazard.
Avalanche Rescue Snow Shovels Recalled by Mountain Safety Research Due to Risk of Failure During Emergency Rescues (Recall Alert)
May 12, 2015 The snow shovel’s shaft and blade can come apart causing it to be unable to be used to rescue avalanche victims.
Cost Plus World Market Recalls Twist Swivel Stools Due to Fall Hazard
May 12, 2015 The weld joint attaching the stool seat to the center post can break.
IKEA Recalls Pressure-Mounted Safety Gates Due to Fall Hazard
May 12, 2015 The friction between the wall and the pressure-mounted safety gate is insufficient to hold the gate in its intended position, posing a fall hazard. In addition, the lower metal bar can be a tripping hazard.
La-Z-Boy Recalls Wall Saver Power Reclining Furniture Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)
May 12, 2015 When reclined, the furniture can tip forward if the consumer exits without bringing the chair to an upright position, posing a fall hazard.
Schylling Recalls Police Press and Go Toy Vehicles Due to Choking Hazard
May 12, 2015 The hat can detach from the policeman’s head and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Baby’s Dream Recalls Cribs and Furniture Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard
May 8, 2015 The grey paint on the cribs and furniture exceed federal lead limits. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health effects.
Power Reclining Furniture Recalled by Franklin Due to Fire Hazard; Power Switch Can Fail
May 7, 2015 The rectangular switch used to operate the reclining function on various models of power reclining furniture can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Snow Peak Recalls Japanese Axe Due to Laceration and Impact Hazards
May 7, 2015 The handle of the axe can crack, allowing the axe head to come loose, posing a laceration or impact hazard to the user or bystanders.
Felt Bicycles Recalls Cruiser Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard
May 1, 2015 The bicycle’s brakes can fail, posing a crash hazard.