Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on February 8, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newTWIN STROLLERS Thanks to an initial finding from Consumer Reports, about 28,000 (U.S.) and 2,700 (Canada) Bumbleride Indie & Indie twin strollers sold at Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bumbleride.com, and other online retailers between January 2009 and January 2012 for between $500 and $700. The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard. There have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, including two reports of the stroller tipping over resulting in minor injuries.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Bumbleride at 800-530-3930 to receive a free front wheel retrofit kit. Or go to www.support.bumbleride.com or e-mail [email protected].

INFANT BODYSUITS About 128,000 Carter’s Watch the Wear bodysuits and Sleep ‘n Play garments sold by Big Lots, Century 21, Conway, Cookies, Cost Mart, DD’s Discount, Edison Childrenswear, Gabriel Bros., Kiddy Time, Kids Place, Kidstown, National Stores, Pamida Stores, Real Value, Regine’s, R.H. Reny, Ross, Shoppers World, Valley Wholesale, Variety Wholesalers and Youngland stores nationwide. Recalled garments sold from November 2010 through August 2011 for about $4 to $9. The snaps can detach from the fabric of the garment, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children. The firm has received approximately 30 reports of snaps detaching from the garments. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Weeplay at 888-226-2200 or by e-mail at [email protected] to receive free replacement garments.

FAX MACHINES About 928,000 (U.S.) 240,000 (Canada and Mexico) HP fax 1040 and 1050 machines sold at electronics, computer and camera stores nationwide, and online at www.shopping.hp.com and other websites from November 2004 through December 2011 for between $90 and $120. Some of the recalled fax machines were replacement units for a previous recall involving HP fax model 1010 in June 2008. The fax machines can overheat due to an internal electrical component failure, posing fire and burn hazards. Hewlett-Packard is aware of seven reports of fax machines overheating and catching fire, resulting in property damage, including one instance of significant property damage and one instance of a minor burn injury to a consumer's finger. Six incidents were reported in the U.S. and one in Canada.
IF YOU OWN ONE Disconnect it and contact HP at 888-654-9296 for a rebate on the purchase of an authorized replacement HP fax machine or a partial rebate of certain HP ink jet printers. Or go to www.hp.com/go/faxrecall/US-en.

PRINTERS About 8,430 Konica Minolta printers sold at various value-added resellers, direct retail sales and authorized Konica Minolta dealers from June 2010 through March 2011 for between $900 and $3,500. The printers can short circuit and overheat during use, posing a fire hazard. The firm is aware of two reports of the printers overheating. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Konica Minolta at 800-825-5664 to schedule a free replacement. Consumers of Bizhub C35 and C35P will be visited by an authorized service agent for repair and replacement of the faulty component.

POWER STRIPS About 7,200 Lush Life power strips sold at The Container Stores nationwide and on the firm’s website www.containerstore.com from October 2011 through December 2011 for about $15. The power strips have undersized wiring, and the wiring and plastic strip fail to meet the requirements for fire resistance, posing a fire hazard.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to any of Container Store location for a full refund plus a $15 merchandise card. Call 888-266-8246 for more information.

FLOOR LAMPS About 5,750 overarching floor lamps sold by West Elm retail stores nationwide, West Elm catalogs and westelm.com from March 2011 through November 2011 for about $250. A short circuit can occur in the lamp's wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers. The firm is aware of at least 39 reports of short circuits in the lamp, including three reports of shock, one report of a minor burn to a consumer's finger and two reports of minor property damage.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to West Elm for a full store credit. Call 855-236-1941 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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