Recall Roundup: This week's consumer product recalls
Here's your roundup of recalled products announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission this week. For more recalls, click here:
About 82,000 Pottery Barn Kids cribs are being recalled because the drop sides can detach when hardware breaks, creating a space in which a child can become entrapped and suffocate or causing a child to fall out of the crib. Drop-side incidents also occur because of incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Pottery Barn Kids have received 36 reports of drop sides that have malfunctioned or detached, resulting in seven minor injuries when children fell out of their cribs or got their legs caught. One child became entrapped at the head between the drop side and crib mattress but was freed without injury.
The recall involves all Pottery Barn Kids drop-side cribs regardless of the model number. The cribs were sold exclusively at Pottery Barn Kids stores and through the company’s catalog and website from January 1999 through March 2010. They cost $300 to $600.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs, inspect the hardware to make sure it is not broken and contact Pottery Barn Kids to receive a free fixed-gate conversion kit that will immobilize the drop side.
Children’s metal jewelry
The jewelry was sold at Justice and Limited Too stores and online at www.shopjustice.com from November 2008 through February 2010. The pieces cost $7 to $16 and were made in China. Tween Brands Inc., based in New Albany, Ohio, imported and distributed the jewelry.
The recall involves 19 styles; shapes include hearts, heart locks, butterflies, cupcakes, peace signs and crowns. Some jewelery contains the words “friends” or “forever.”
For a full list of recalled styles, click here.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled jewelry away from children and return it to any Justice store for a full refund.
No injuries have been reported. Cadmium is toxic and can cause adverse health effects.
About 35,700 Power Clear 180 Single Stage Snow Blowers are being recalled because exposure to ethanol in gasoline can cause the carburetor needle to become corroded. A corroded needle can stick in the open position and allow fuel to leak from the carburetor, posing a fire hazard.
The snow blowers were manufactured by the Toro Company of Bloomington, Minn., which has received 2,200 reports of carburetor leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.
The recall involves snow blowers with model numbers 38272 and 38282. Serial numbers included in the recall range from 310000001 through 310999999. The model and serial number can be found on a decal on the lower right side of the snow blower.
The snow blowers were sold at Toro dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from November 2009 through May 2010 for $400 to $440.
Consumers should contact an authorized Toro service dealer to arrange a free repair. For more information, contact Toro at (877) 738-4440 or visit the firm’s website at www.toro.com.
-- Andrea Chang