Recent product recalls; Oreck refunds

By Robin Melen on May 23, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newTOILET AND CABINET LOCKS About 183,000 toilet locks and 685,000 cabinet locks sold at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Burlington Coat Factory, Great Beginnings, Home Depot, Target, and Walmart stores from January 2005 through April 2010 for between $8 and $20 for the toilet locks, and from January 2000 through March 2009 for between $2 and $11 for the cabinet locks. Amazon.com sold both locks through April 2012.
Young children can unexpectedly disengage the toilet locks and gain access to water in the toilet, posing the risk of drowning. The cabinet locks are being recalled because young children can disengage the lock, posing the risk of injury from dangerous or unsafe items stored in the cabinet. Dorel Juvenile Group has received 110 reports of toilet locks that did not adequately secure the lid, including eight reports of children, under the age of two, who were able to disengage or break the lock. In addition, DJG has received 278 reports of cabinet locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including 71 reports of children between the ages of eight months and five years old who were able to disengage the cabinet locks. In one of the reported incidents, a 13-month-old boy swallowed small, toxic beads from a craft kit. The child was admitted to the hospital, observed overnight and released the next day.
IF YOU OWN ONE Remove the recalled locks and contact DJG for a free replacement lock of a different model. Call 877-416-8105.

COOKWARE SETS About 4,600 sets of Circulon Cookware sold exclusively at Costco retail stores and Costco.com from about October 2011 through March 2012 for about $200 for the complete set. The glass lid used with the 5-quart covered sauté pan can crack, break or shatter, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. The manufacturer has received 65 reports of broken or shattered lids. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Circulon customer service to receive a replacement lid. Call 800-326-3933.

CHILDREN'S TRAMPOLINES About 40,000 First Fitness trampolines with handlebars sold exclusively at Toys “R” Us stores nationwide from September 2010 through April 2012 for between $45 and $70. Metal fatigue can cause the handlebar to break away during use, posing a risk of laceration from exposed metal surfaces or other injury from a fall. Aqua-Leisure has received four reports of handlebars breaking from the metal connection joint during use. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Aqua-Leisure’s recall hotline at 888-912-7087 for a full refund.

Oreck refunds

If you purchased an Oreck Halo vacuum cleaner or an Oreck ProShield Plus air cleaner, you may be entitled to a refund from the Federal Tade Commission because of false advertising claims. For more information, click here.

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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