Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on November 9, 2011 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newPLASTIC TRIKES About 12,000 Disney Fairies plastic racing trikes sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from July 2009 through December 2009 for about $50. The plastic fairy figures protrude from the top of the handle bar posing a laceration hazard if a child falls on them. The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kiddieland have received one report of a 3-year-old girl from Ohio who suffered a facial laceration near her right eye.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Kiddieland at (800) 430-5307 for a free replacement handlebar with an enclosed rotating display or go to the firm's website.

WARDROBE MIRROR DOORS About 1,700 (500 in Canada) PAX AURLAND wardrobe mirror doors sold exclusively at IKEA stores from October 2010 through September 2011 for about $60. The mirror glass can detach unexpectedly from the wardrobe door, fall and shatter, posing a laceration hazard. IKEA has received reports of 14 incidents, including one minor injury in Europe. 
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact your local IKEA store for instructions on returning the mirror wardrobe door for a free replacement door. Call 888-966-4532 for more information. anytime, or visit the firm's website.

HUNTING KNIFE SETS About 13,000 Winchester hunting knife sets sold at sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2011 through September 2011 for about $20. The latching mechanism for the knife's interchangeable blades can unexpectedly fail and release the blade. This poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact the firm for a free replacement product of equal or higher value. Call 877-314-9130 or go to www.gerbergear.com for more information.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to Recalls.gov. There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

 

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Robin Melen

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