A line of portable play yards for children are being recalled this week because the rails can collapse and pose a strangulation hazard. Other consumer products being recalled this week include vest sweaters that fail to meet flammability standards and computer power cords that can overheat.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Dream On Me Incredible two-level deluxe adjustable height play yards with model numbers starting with 436A, 436B, 436G, 436O, 436P and 436R. “Dream On Me” is printed on the bottom left-hand side outside of the product. The model number is printed on a label attached to the play yard’s mattress. The play yard can be folded for storage. They were sold at Amazon, Kohls, Toys R US, WalMart, Wayfair and other online retailers from March 2010 through January 2014.
WHY: The play yard’s rails can collapse, presenting a strangulation hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 10,000.
FOR MORE: Call Dream On Me at 877-201-4317 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday or visit www.dreamonme.com and click on the Recalls tab for more information.
DETAILS: Leith brand women’s textured open vest sleeveless sweaters sold at Nordstrom stores nationwide and online at Nordstrom.com from August 2014 through September 2014. The sweaters are 35 1/2 inches long. They were sold in black and cream, and in sizes extra-small, small, medium, large and extra-large. Care labels sewn into the garments read, “Leith,” ”Made in China,” ”83% cotton” and “17% nylon.”
WHY: The sweaters fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel, posing a burn injury hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,030.
FOR MORE: Call Nordstrom at 800-804-0806 anytime, or visit www.nordstrom.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page under “Customer Service” for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at email@example.com.
COMPUTER POWER CORDS
DETAILS: Lenovo’s LS-15 AC power cord made from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in colour and have the “LS-15” moulded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord. Laptop computers with the AC power cords were sold at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at lenovo.com from February 2011 through June 2012.
WHY: The AC power cord can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
INCIDENTS: None reported in the U.S. or Canada. Lenovo has received reports from outside the U.S. of 15 incidents involving overheating, sparking, melting and burning. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 500,000 in the U.S. and 44,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Lenovo at 800-426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.lenovo.com and click on “Support” at the bottom of the page under “Resources,” then select “2014 Power Cord Recall” under “News” for more information.
DETAILS: Floor lamps sold at Ethan Allen Design Centers between November 2013 and October 2014. The floor lamp is made of bronze-plated steel with a bronze finish. On the underside of the base is a label with the name Ethan Allen, the item number 09-2562 and the date code 12/2013. The lamp sits on a square metal base that is about 8 inches by 8 inches and has an adjustable bronze-plated metal post that goes up to 60 inches high. A second pole adjusts the tilt of the lamp. At the end of this second pole is a six-sided metal lamp shade about 6 inches in diameter and about 4 inches tall.
WHY: A defect in the line cord insulation poses a risk of electrical shock.
INCIDENTS: One reported incident of electrical shock.
HOW MANY: About 70.
FOR MORE: Call Ethan Allen at 888-339-9398 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers may also contact a local Ethan Allen Design Center or visit www.ethanallen.com , click on “Client Services” at the bottom of the page under “Resources.” Then click on “Product Information and Warranties,” then “Product Recalls” for more information.
DETAILS: GCI Outdoor BleacherBack stadium seats sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority and other sporting goods retailers nationwide and online at GCIoutdoor.com and other online retailers from January 2013 to August 2014. Recalled stadium seats have the following purchase order (PO) numbers located on a small white tag under the product information label sewn onto the back of the chair inside the pocket: 41223, 41269, 41273, 41332, 41348, 41367, 41371, 41371, 41379, 41380, 41390, 41401, 41515, 41520, 41537, 41538, 41539, 41540, 41541, 41542, 41627, 41628, 41629, 41630, 41631, 41632, 41633, 41634, 41635, 41636, 41639, 41640, 41641, 41642, 41643, 41644, 41645, 41646, 41647, 41648, 41649, 41668, 41715, 41716, 41717, and 41718.
WHY: The backrest can fail, posing a risk of injury.
INCIDENTS: One incident where backrest support failed and the consumer fell to the ground from the top of a 4-foot tall bleacher and suffered neck and back injuries.
HOW MANY: About 6,000.
FOR MORE: Call GCI Outdoor at 800-956-7328 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET on Fridays or visit www.gcioutdoor.com and click on the safety notice at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: This recall involves seven models of UVEX helmets. The helmets come in a variety of colours with different colored chin straps. The helmets have a model number inside the helmet under the fitting pad on the top right side. The affected helmet model numbers are XB017, XB022, XB025, XB027, XB032, XB036 and XB038. They are sold at sporting goods and bicycle specialty stores nationwide from September 2009 through June 2014.
WHY: The anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 46,800.
FOR MORE: Call UVEX Sports Inc. at 844-767-0656 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.uvex-sports.us and click on “Recall” for more information.