Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include faulty exercise devices and steel-toed boots.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Pier 1 Imports’ hanging glass star lanterns. They were sold in the following colours and SKU numbers: amber (SKU 2717349), clear (SKU 2717351) and red (SKU 2724169). The SKU number is printed on a hang tag attached to the lantern. The lantern is a three-dimension star-shape made of gold-toned metal and glass. A metal tea light cup sits inside the metal and glass star. They were sold at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and online at www.Pier1.com from August 2013 through February 2014.
WHY: The solder welds on the lantern can melt due to heat from a tea light. This can cause the candle holder to break and expose the flame, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Five reports of the solder melting on the lanterns, including one report of the lantern falling apart and burning a rug. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 10,800 in U.S. and 550 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Pier 1 Imports at 800-245-4595 or visit www.Pier1.com and click on the “Product Notes & Recalls” under “Pier 1 Policies” at the bottom of the page for more information.
GUN STORAGE BOXES
DETAILS: The GunBox gun storage box. It’s a square, clam-shaped aluminum case with an RFID scanner, T-shaped logo on the top centre of the box, and two USB ports for charging devices. The “RF+Biometric” and “Premier” model boxes include a square fingerprint scanner below the RFID scanner on the top of the box that holds multiple fingerprints. The “Premier” model includes a GPS locator. All of the GunBoxes were sold with RFID wristbands that allow the user to wave their hand above the box to unlock. The recall includes version 01 of The GunBox RF (model GBRF1.0); RF+Biometric (Model GBBIO1.0); and the Premier (model GBPREM1.0). The model number and “The GunBox” are printed on a label on the bottom of the units. It was sold exclusively at www.thegunbox.com from January 2014 through February 2014.
WHY: The GunBox storage box locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun stored inside.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,000.
FOR MORE: Call The GunBox at 866-764-0009 or visit www.thegunbox.com and click on “Update Now Available for Version 1 of the Gunbox” at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: ISO7X Isometric exercise devices. This recall only involves isometric exercise devices with black handle grips. They were sold at sporting good and other retail stores nationwide, on Ontel direct response television, and online at buyironbow.com, buyiso7x.com, getiso7x.com and iso7x.com from October 2009 through August 2011.
WHY: The handle grips on each end can break during use and cause parts to be forcefully ejected from the shaft, posing a risk of injury from impact to the user or bystander.
INCIDENTS: Ten reports of the handles breaking and the ejection of the internal spring coil and rod, including five reports of impact injuries that resulted in punctures and lacerations.
HOW MANY: About 170,000.
FOR MORE: Call Ontel Products at 800-245-0511 or visit the firm’s website at www.ontel.com and click on “ISO7X Recall Notice” for more information or send an email to email@example.com.
DETAILS: Georgia Boot steel-toed work shoes. They are brown leather, steel-toed shoes with dark brown padding at the ankles sold under the Georgia Boot brand name. On the outward side, the boots have a tag with the words “Met-Guard” at the stitching and the Georgia Boot logo near the heel. A white label on inside of the tongue of the recalled boots have the Georgia Boot logo, the product number “G9075″ on the left side, a date code between 01-12 and 10-13 in the MM-YY format on the right side, and the words ‘Men’s Georgia Metatarsal 6″ Brown.’ They were sold at Lehigh Outfitters stores, travelling ShoeMobiles, online at www.lehighoutfitters.com and www.lehighsafetyshoes.com , and through client websites nationwide from January 2012 to November 2013.
WHY: When compressed, the steel toe cap in the shoes can fail to protect the wearer’s feet.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 6,800.
FOR MORE: Call Rocky Brands at 866-245-2159, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.rockybrands.com , www.lehighoutfitters.com or www.lehighsafetyshoes.com , and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.