A line of IKEA coffee and tea cups that can break when filled with hot liquid and scuba gear with a potentially deadly defect are among this week’s recalled consumer products.
Here’s a more detailed look:
COFFEE AND TEA CUP
DETAILS: IKEA’s LYDA jumbo coffee and tea cups. The 20-ounce cups are four inches tall and are white with a pink rose and green leaves. Printed on the bottom of the cup is the following information: Model number 302.033.7; Supplier number 10866; the IKEA logo; the words “IKEA of Sweden Design and Quality,” and “Made in Thailand.” They were sold in IKEA stores nationwide and on the firm’s website at www.ikea-usa.com from August 2012 through April 2013.
WHY: The cups can break when hot liquid is poured into them, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: No incidents of injuries have been reported in the U.S., but there have been 20 incidents reported worldwide, including 10 scalding injuries.
HOW MANY: 11,000 in the U.S. and 220,000 worldwide.
FOR MORE: Call IKEA at 888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link on the home page.
DETAILS: DiveAlert and DiveAlert PLUS signalling devices with model numbers DA2, DP2, or DV2. The signalling device is attached to the diver’s buoyancy compensator device (BCD) power inflator/alternate regulator system by a chrome-plated brass coupling and is used to activate a loud surface horn or an underwater percussion noise to alert others in the event of a diver’s emergency. The devices are also used in non-emergencies to get the attention of the pickup boat or other divers. The DA2 is black with an orange button, the DP2 is black with a grey knob and red button and has DiveAlert PLUS printed on it, and the DV2 is black and red. They can be used with Aqualung AirSource, Oceanic Air XS, Aeris Air Link, and Mares Air Control regulator/inflators. Only these signalling devices without any stamped writing on the coupling’s collar are included in this recall. They were sold from July 2009 through May 2013.
WHY: The signalling device can malfunction when used and restrict the diver’s air flow, posing a drowning hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,500.
FOR MORE: Call DiveAlert at 800-275-4332, send email to info(at)divealert.com, or visit www.divealert.com and click on Recall for more information.
DETAILS: Gerber Bear Grylls Parang machete with stitched sheaths. The stitched sheath is made of black nylon, with only stitching on the curved side. The sheath measures 16 inches long and 3.5 inches wide and has “GERBER” printed in grey and two Bear Grylls logos in orange. The machetes with sheaths were sold as a set or as part of Gerber’s Apocalypse Survival Kit, which includes a Parang machete among other items in a foldable black cloth case with “GERBER” printed on the inside right. The model numbers are on the package and include 31-000698, 31-001507 and 31-002289. Model number 30-000601 is on the package for the Apocalypse Survival Kit. The stitched sheath is the only one of three styles of sheaths sold with the Parang machete included in this recall. They were sold from February 2012 through February 2013.
WHY: The machete can cut through the stitching of the sheaths when the blade is taken from or replaced in the sheath, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: Eight reports of lacerations to the user’s hands or fingers, including three injuries that required stitches.
HOW MANY: About 80,000 in the U.S. and 11,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Gerber Legendary Blades at 877-314-9130 or visit www.gerbergear.com and click on “Product Notifications” at the bottom of the page.
METAL HALIDE LAMPS
DETAILS: Philips Lighting Co. Metal Halide Lamps. The recalled items are egg-shaped, clear glass, 150-watt industrial metal halide lamps. Recalled lamps were manufactured between November 2012 and March 2013. “Philips,” ”150W” ”ALTO M142/0,” ”Hg,” ”USA 3A-1″ and “MHC150/U/MP/4K” are stamped on the lamp. Each lamp comes in a protective cardboard sleeve and the Philips logo appears at the top of the protective sleeve on all sides. “MasterColor,” ”Ceramic Metal Halide ED-17 Protected,” ”Hg – Lamp Contains Mercury” are on the side of the sleeve. “MHC150/U/MP/4K ALTO” and Universal Product Code (UPC) “46677 37724” are on a label on the side of the sleeve. They were sold from November 2012 to April 2013.
WHY: The internal wiring can arc causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter, posing fire and laceration hazards.
INCIDENTS: One report of a failure that damaged a lamp.
HOW MANY: About 8,100.
FOR MORE: Call Philips Lighting Co. at 800-372-3331, send email to qualityadvisory2013(at)philips.com, or visit www.philips.com/recall for more information.
DETAILS: Country Life Target-Mins iron supplement bottles. The bottle is brown with a black top and has a white label with a yellow banner at the top and a green banner at the bottom. The words “IRON,” ”Country Life” and “90 tablets” are printed on the label. Bar code 015794024927 and Lot Number 13A866B are printed on the far left side of the front label. They were sold from January 2013 to May 2013.
WHY: The packaging is not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The supplement tablets inside the bottle contain iron, which can cause serious injury or death to young children if multiple tablets are ingested at once.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,100.
FOR MORE: Call Country Life at 800-645-5768, send email to salesadmin(at)countrylifevitamins.com, or www.countrylifevitamins.com and click on the “Contact Us” icon, then “Product Questions” for more information.