More than 12,000 teacups that can spark in a microwave and potentially cause a fire are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Other recalled items include children’s pyjamas and pants that fail to meet flammability standards.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Four styles of “Cheeky” six-ounce ceramic teacups sold at Urban Outfitters stores and at UrbanOutfitters.com from August 2014 through January 2015. The cups have floral motifs with gold painted accents and have four “cheeky” phrases, such as “booze” and “more whiskey please,” painted on the inside or outside rim of the cup. “Dishwasher Safe,” ”Microwave Safe” and “Made in China” are printed on the bottom of the cup.
WHY: The tea cups are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the gold paint accents on the teacups can spark, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of a teacup sparking during microwaving. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 11,640 units in the U.S. and 1,730 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Urban Outfitters at 800-282-2200 anytime, visit www.urbanoutfitters.com and click on “Cheeky Teacup Voluntary Recall” for more information, or send email the firm at email@example.com.
DETAILS: Efco Gas Trimmers used in residential and professional applications for cutting grass and light brush. Three models are recalled in two engine sizes measured in cubic centimetres. They are 36cc models 8371 S and 8371 T, and a 40.2cc model 8421 T engine displacement. The brand “efco” and model number are printed on the front of the engine and the brand name also appears on the wand. They were sold at authorized efco dealers and Menard retail stores nationwide and online from June 2009 to July 2014.
WHY: The muffler on the engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: 11 reports of muffler failure, including two resulting in singed hair.
HOW MANY: About 1,900 in the U.S. and 200 in Canada. This product was previously recalled in December 2013.
FOR MORE: Call Comet USA at 800-800-4420 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.efcopower.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the home page.
DETAILS: Children’s one-piece and two-piece Thor pajama sets. The children’s one-piece 94 per cent polyester and 6 per cent spandex with “Thor” printed on the centre front in three different colour patterns: blue and white, red and white, and pink and black. The children’s two-piece, long-sleeve and pant pajama set is 94 per cent polyester and 6 per cent spandex with “Thor” printed on the centre front in three different colour patterns: blue and white, red and white, and pink and black. The pyjamas were sold in sizes 6 to 12 months, 12 to 18 months and 18 to 24 months through youth large. This recall includes both pajama styles with these tracking numbers on the back of the neck label: 728141, 995755, 995756, 995757 and 995758. They were sold at authorized Thor motocross retailers nationwide from June 2013 through December 2014.
WHY: The pyjamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 9,200.
FOR MORE: Call K.J. Sportswear California at 844-757-3225 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DETAILS: F1 EVO Ski Boots with Tronic system component which locks the boot into the ski binding. The boots were sold in royal blue for men and aqua blue for women with “SCARPA” written in white letters on the lower outer side of the boot. The model name “F1 EVO” is printed on the upper right outside ankle cuff of the boots. They were sold at authorized SCARPA dealers and retailers in the U.S. and Canada, including Oregon Mountain Community, REI and Skimo Co., and online at www.scarpa.com from October 2014 through January 2015.
WHY: The Tronic system can unexpectedly switch from ski mode to walk mode, not allowing the boot to release from the binding, posing a fall or injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of torn knee ligament injuries following falls, when the boots failed to release from the binding.
HOW MANY: About 2100 in U.S. and 250 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call SCARPA North America at 866-998-2895 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit at www.scarpa.com and click on the tab marked “F1 EVO RECALL” for more information.
DETAILS: This recall involves Kids Korner brand boy’s, girl’s and toddler’s cotton/poly blend fleece zipper hooded sweatshirts with a front zipper, two front pockets and knit ribbing around the wrists and waist. The sweatshirts were sold in 62 different prints and solid colours in infant, toddler to children’s size 4. The size can be found on a label sewn into the back seam of the neck. A white label sewn into the lower left inside seam reads Inter-American Products, Lahore, Pakistan and has style number ending in 8025, 8025P, 8128, 8128P, 8174P, 8251, 8326 or 8326P. Also on the label are the following manufacture dates: March 2014, April 2014, June 2014 or November 2014 and batch numbers: 1, FLC-P5, FLC-P6 or FLC-P8. To view photos of all recalled sweatshirts, visit the Recall Alerts section on the firm’s website. They were sold at Dillons, Fred Meyer, King Soopers Marketplace, Kroger, Smith’s and Fry’s Marketplace and other stores nationwide from June 2014 through February 2015.
WHY: The sweatshirt zipper pull can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: One report of a zipper pull detaching from the sweatshirt. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 140,000.
FOR MORE: Call Kroger at 800-576-4377 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.kroger.com and click on the Recall Alerts link at the top of the main page for more information.
DETAILS: Youth loungewear pants in two prints, one with an allover boxed M&M’S character print and the second with an allover M&M’S candy print. Both youth loungewear pants are 100 per cent cotton and were sold in youth sizes small through XL. The recalled garments have a label sewn inside the waistband with the product’s identification number that includes the last four digits as the date of manufacture in MMYY format. The recalled youth loungewear pants have identification numbers ending in 0711, 0212, 1112, 0313, 0413 or 0713. They were sold at M&M’S World stores nationwide from July 2011 through November 2014.
WHY: The youth loungewear pants fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 19,000.
FOR MORE: Call M&M’S World at 800-681-5187 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.mmsworld.com and click on the “Product Recall” link at the bottom of the page for more information.
CHILDREN’S ROCKING CHAIR
DETAILS: The Levels of Discovery Fly Boy Airplane Rockers, which are wooden children’s rocking chairs. The chairs have red wooden spindle frames and red wing-shaped arm rests. Hinged to the front of the chair is a light blue U-shaped airplane steering yoke and a console with red wooden knobs with blue painted circular controls and a red propeller. “FLY BOY” is printed on the top frame of the seat back with a printed picture of a red airplane. Model number RAB00038 is printed on the underside of the rocker seat. They were sold at independent juvenile product retail stores nationwide and online at www.LevelsofDiscovery.com from June 2014 through November 2014.
WHY: The red wooden knobs on the rocker’s steering panel console can detach, posing a small parts choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of red knobs on the rocker’s steering panel detaching from the chair. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 150.
FOR MORE: Call Levels of Discovery at 866-980-2536 ext. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.levelsofdiscovery.com and click the Product Safety tab on the top right side of the homepage for more information.
GLASS SHADE HOLDERS
DETAILS: Westinghouse Lighting brand 3 1/4 inch round glass shade holders. The ceiling-mounted holders have model number 70242 and product date code “2014 APR” stamped on the bottom of the holder, near the socket. They were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide from August 2014 through January 2015.
WHY: The pull chain switch on the glass shade holder is incorrectly wired, posing a shock hazard to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 5,000.
FOR MORE: Call Westinghouse Lighting at 888-417-6222 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.westinghouselighting.com and click on the safety notice at the top of the page for more information.