More than 250,000 toy car sets sold at Family Dollar Stores have been recalled because the cars have sharp edges that can cut children. Other recalled consumer products this week include potentially defective high chairs.
Here’s a more detailed look:
TOY CAR SETS
DETAILS: A plastic toy truck with a plastic case that holds 6 die-cast metal toy cars in assorted colours sold at Family Dollar Stores from September through December 2014. The package is labeled as “Tough Treadz Auto Carrier” and has a white sticker in the upper right-hand corner with “$5” and “SKU 1004247” printed in red. The UPC code appears on a label on the back stating “Made in China.” The following UPC codes are included in this recall: 678565114083, 678565114090 and 678565114106.
WHY: The die-cast metal cars can have sharp edges that pose a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 254,000.
FOR MORE: Call Family Dollar Stores at 800-547-0359 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.familydollar.com, then click on Product Recalls in the Help section at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Moon model 3-in-1 high chairs which adjust to a newborn, high and junior chair with a design consisting of a base with two feet supporting a single post that holds up the seat in a clear shell. There is a “Mima” logo where the metal post attaches to the base to the seat. There is also a “Moon” logo on the inside of the feet that form the base of the high chair. The majority of the high chairs were given away at the May 9, 2014 taping of the Ellen DeGeneres television show. The remaining chairs were sold at children’s juvenile product stores in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Texas, and Virginia from February 2014 through September 2014. The serial and model numbers are located on a sticker on the inside of one of the two feet that form the base of the high chair. Details on serial numbers involved in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Mima-Recalls-Moon-3-In-1-High-Chairs/
WHY: The high chair seat can loosen and dislodge, allowing the seat and child to fall. The chair can also fall onto a child crawling underneath the seat, posing an impact hazard to the child.
INCIDENTS: 14 reports of the high chair seat loosening. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,470.
FOR MORE: Call Mima at 800-392-1206 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.mimakidsusa.com and click on “Moon Recall Information” for more information.
DETAILS: Gibbs’ Quadski which is a one-seater and Quadski XL which is a two-seater. The products are high speed amphibious vehicles that are an ATV on land, and also operate on water. The recalled vehicles have HIN numbers ranging from US-GSA601J213 though US-GSAJ1048C414 on Quadski and US-GSAJ5001J213 though US-GSAM5203H415 on Quadski XL. HIN numbers are printed on a plate located on the right rear corner of the vehicle. Brand and model names are printed on the back panel and on the side of the vehicle. They were sold at Gibbs Sports Amphibians dealers nationwide from January 2012 through October 2014.
WHY: The handlebar can fail while the vehicle is in operation, causing the operator to lose control of the steering and braking system of the vehicle, posing a risk of injury.
INCIDENTS: No consumer incidents have been reported. Three reports of breakage during testing have been reported; one involved injury to the neck of the test operator.
HOW MANY: About 320.
FOR MORE: Call Gibbs’ Sports Amphibians at 877-230-0888 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.quadski.com and click on Quadski or Quadski XL, go to the bottom of the page and click on “Recall” for more information.
CHILDREN’S FOOD POUCH
DETAILS: PouchPops, which are silicone toppers that screw onto a baby food pouch that allow infants to feed themselves. The PouchPops were sold in a four-pack of four colours including green, orange, red and yellow and have a cylinder-shaped tube stem that attaches to a round base. The pouch toppers have a “SipP” logo and smiley face embossed on the circular base. They were sold online at www.Amazon.com, www.littlegreenpouch.com and www.jackbenatural.com from May through September 2014.
WHY: The tube of the pouch topper that screws onto the food pouch can separate from the round base, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of breaks above the round base of the toppers. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 6,000.
FOR MORE: Call Performance Packaging at 844-560-7227 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or go to www.pouchpop.com and click on “PouchPop Product Recall” for more information.
PORTABLE SPACE HEATERS
DETAILS: Lifepro brand portable infrared quartz space heater models LS-IQH-DMICRO and LS-IQH-MICRO. The Lifepro logo is moulded into the front bottom of the heaters. Model LS-IQH-DMICRO is a 400-watt heater with digital display on the top. Model LS-IQH-MICRO is a 450-watt heater with no display. The model name and wattage are printed on a label on the back of each heater below the plug. They were sold at Meijer stores, Northern Tool stores, QCI Direct stores and Tuesday Morning stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BJs.com, HomeDepot.com, QCIDirect.com, Samsclub.com, Walmart.com and Wayfair.com from January 2014 through December 2014.
WHY: The screws used to attach the back plate to the heater are too short and allow the back plate to detach when removing the heater from the outlet, posing an electrical shock hazard to the user.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 17,000.
FOR MORE: Call Lifesmart at 866-484-2066 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.lifesmartproducts.com and click on 2014-Product-Recall for more information.
CHILDREN’S PAJAMAS AND ROBES
DETAILS: Lazy One children’s sleepwear garments, including footed pyjamas and two robes. The one-piece “footeez” style footed zip-up pajama is beige with a red, pink, blue and yellow owl print with the wording “I’m OWL yours.” It has blue trim at the neck, cuff and right-hand side single pocket. The pajama has a foot-to-neck zipper, non-slip soles and a rear opening on the behind. It was sold in sizes children’s small through extra-large. One of the recalled robes is pink with moose graphics and “Don’t Moose With Me” printed on it. It has solid green trim, two front pockets and belt. The second robe is red with printed moose graphics and solid black trim, two front pockets and belt. Both robes were sold in sizes 4T through 14. “Lazy One”, the size and “Made in China” are printed on the garments’ neck label. Garments with “Flame Resistant” printed on the neck label are not included in this recall. They were sold at department stores and children’s boutiques nationwide and at www.lazyone.com from October 2013 through June 2014.
WHY: The footed pyjamas and robes fail to meet the federal flammability standard for children’s sleepwear, posing a burn hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 8,400.
FOR MORE: Call Lazy One at 866-340-5278 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit www.lazyone.com and click on the Product Recall link on the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Seven collections of Sea Gull Lighting chandeliers including: Brandywine, Laurel Leaf, New Verona, Newport, Parkview, Roslyn and Somerton. They are metal with various finishes and two or three tiers of glass shades. The chandeliers measure between 27 to 50 inches wide and 26 to 46 inches high, depending on the model. They were sold at Aztec Electric Supply, Ferguson, Lowe’s, State Electric Supply, Wesco and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and other online retailers from November 2006 through August 2013. Details on product numbers, located inside the ceiling canopy of the chandelier, can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Sea-Gull-Lighting-Recalls-Chandeliers/
WHY: The chandelier’s screw collar that holds the chandeliers to the ceiling mount can break causing the chandelier to fall and injure bystanders.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of the chandeliers falling from the ceiling. Approximately $1,600 in property damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 8,800 in the U.S. and 800 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Sea Gull Lighting at 888-475-1136 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.seagulllighting.com and click on Safety Recall for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com.