Recall roundup: This week’s consumer product recalls
Here’s this week’s roundup of recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. (For the latest on the massive egg recall, click here.)
Folding wooden chairs
Fred Meyer and manufacturer White Tiger Traders Co. of Taiwan have received three reports of chairs breaking, resulting in minor injuries including back and shoulder pain, sprains and bruises.The chairs were made in China and were sold individually and as part of a three-piece set that included one table and two chairs. The chairs were sold at Fred Meyer, Kroger, Fry’s and other retailers nationwide from February through December 2009 individually for about $50 and as part of a set for about $130.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information, contact Kroger at (800) 632-6900 or visit the company’s website at www.kroger.com.
About 3,700 double strollers distributed by Lan Enterprises of Hillsboro, Ore., are being recalled because the frame latch above the front wheels can fail when the stroller hits an object, causing the stroller to unexpectedly collapse. This can result in minor scrapes, cuts and bruises.
The company has received 185 reports of frame latch failures. In one incident a 13-month-old boy and a 3-year-old boy sustained scrapes and bruises when their stroller hit a sidewalk and the stroller collapsed.
This recall involves 2007 and 2008 Zooper Tango double strollers with a model number of SL808B and SL808F. The model numbers were printed on the original packaging. The strollers have production dates ranging from January 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. The production dates are printed on the warning labels attached to the seats. The word "Zooper" is printed on the stroller canopies and grab bars. The website www.zooper.com is printed on the basket under the stroller seats.
The strollers were sold at juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide and online retailers from January 2007 through August 2008 for $400 to $430. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled strollers and contact Zooper USA to receive a free repair kit. For more information, contact Zooper at (888) 966-7379 or visit the firm's website at www.zooper.com.
About 15,000 hickory-handle sledgehammers imported by White Cap Construction Supply Inc. of Costa Mesa are being recalled because the head of the hammer can loosen and detach, posing a risk of impact injury to consumers.
No incidents have been reported.
There are 11 models included in this recall, ranging in size from 2 to 20 pounds. A green-and-white label with the word “Brigade” and the model name is affixed to the head of the sledgehammer, and “Genuine Hickory” is printed on the handle. Model and UPC information are printed on the label. For a full list of recalled models, click here.
The sledgehammers were sold at White Cap Construction Supply distributors nationwide from April 2009 through May 2010 for $12 to $47. They were made in India.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sledgehammers and return them to White Cap Construction Supply for a full refund or exchange. For more information, contact White Cap Construction Supply at (877) 281-4831 or visit the firm’s website at www.whitecap.com.
-- Andrea Chang
Photos: Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately. Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission