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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.

CB2 Recalls Junction Tall Chests and Low Dressers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards
January 27, 2021 The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. 
Rapala USA Recalls Rechargeable Fillet Knives Due to Fire Hazard
January 19, 2021 The battery can overheat and catch fire if non-Rapala chargers are used to charge the battery.
Scalpa Recalls Scalpa Numb Maximum Strength Topical Anesthetic Cream Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning (Recall Alert)
January 14, 2021 The product contains the substance lidocaine 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 to young children.
Belkin Recalls Portable Wireless Chargers + Stand Special Edition Due to Fire and Shock Hazards
January 13, 2021 A manufacturing defect in the power supply unit can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, posing fire and shock hazards.
Juratoys Recalls Toy Trumpets Due to Choking Hazard
January 13, 2021 The small plastic pieces inside the toy trumpets can come loose and can be ingested by children, posing a choking hazard.
Sea to Summit Recalls Camping Pots Due to Burn and Scald Hazards
January 13, 2021  The nylon latch can disengage from the pot and cause the handle to detach, posing burn and scald hazards.
Noble House Home Furnishings Recalls Chests, Cabinets and Dressers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards (Recall Alert)
January 7, 2021 The recalled chests, cabinets and dressers are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children.  The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-19).
John Deere Recalls Frontier Rotary Tillers Due to Injury Hazard (Recall Alert)
January 7, 2021 Some PTO drivelines were assembled without a specified safety sign.  The safety sign explains the associated hazards and that an operator or bystander can become entangled if there is contact with the driveline.
Rust-Oleum Recalls Aerosol Paint Due to Injury Hazard
January 6, 2021 The bottom of the pressurized container can detach unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard.
Massimo Motor Sports Recalls Percussion Massage Guns Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco
January 6, 2021 The lithium-ion battery system can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Ozone 500 Density Bicycles Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
January 6, 2021 The locking hardware on the front wheel can become loose resulting in front wheel instability, posing fall and injury hazards.
Anticimex Recalls SMART Connect Mini Devices Due to Fire and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)
December 31, 2020 The device’s power supply can overheat while charging, and cause the plastic enclosure to fly off, posing fire and injury hazards.
Target Recalls Infant Rompers Due to Choking Hazard
December 30, 2020  The snaps can break or detach from the rompers, posing a choking, laceration and pinching hazards to children.
Target Recalls Infant-Toddler Girl’s One-Piece Rashguard Swimsuits Due to Choking Hazard
December 30, 2020 The snaps can break or detach from the suits, posing choking and laceration hazards to children.
Urban Outfitters Recalls Taper Candle Holders Due to Fire Hazard
December 23, 2020 The candle holders can catch on fire if they come in contact with the candle’s flame, posing a fire hazard. 
King of Fans Recalls Hampton Bay Mara Ceiling Fans Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot
December 23, 2020 The blades can detach from the fan while in use, posing an injury hazard to consumers. 
GSK Consumer Health Recalls Five Excedrin Brands Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Packaging Requirement; Risk of Poisoning
December 23, 2020 Some of the bottles containing the over-the-counter drug can have a hole in the bottom.  If there is a hole, children could access and swallow the contents, posing a risk of poisoning.  These products contain the substances aspirin and acetaminophen which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA).
BRP Recalls All-Terrain Vehicles Due to Crash Hazard (Recall Alert)
December 22, 2020 A rear wheel can separate from the vehicle and cause a loss of control, posing a crash hazard to consumers.
Otis Elevator Company Recalls to Inspect Private Residence Elevators Due to Entrapment Hazard; Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Young Children
December 17, 2020 Children can become entrapped in the space between the exterior landing (hoistway) door and the interior elevator car door or gate, and suffer serious injuries or death when the elevator is called to another floor.
Cycling Sports Group Recalls Cannondale Canvas NEO Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
December 16, 2020 The front fender can detach and cause the front wheel to abruptly stop, posing a fall hazard.