About 175,000 toy jewelry machines are being recalled because a piece of the kit contains high levels of lead. Other consumer products being recalled this week include electric sanders and voltage detectors.
Here’s a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Mirka Ceros compact electric random orbital sanders. The sanders are yellow and black with “Mirka” on the front. They were sold at various distributors and retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and BeaverTools.com from January 2013 through March 2016. The cost about $500. Details on model and serial numbers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Mirka-Recalls-Electric-Random-Orbital-Sanders/
WHY: The sanders can short circuit, posing a fire risk.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of electrical shorting, which included the sanders sparking and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,500 and about 300 in Canada. Additional Ceros 550 and 650 sanders were recalled for a different fire hazard in January 2015.
FOR MORE: Call Mirka USA at 800-843-3904 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit http://www.mirka-usa.com/ and click on “Mirca Ceros Recall.”
DETAILS: L500 series fans designed to circulate air in and out of a home or building. The fans were sold in nine brands at heating, plumbing and building supply retailers nationwide and online from February through March. They cost about $240. Details on brand names and model numbers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Broan-NuTone-Recalls-Ventilation-Fans/ .
WHY: The fan motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 450 in U.S. and 200 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Broan-NuTone at 800-637-1453 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit http://www.broan-nutone.com/ and click on “L500 Series Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Southwire non-contact voltage detectors with model numbers 40110N and 40120N. They have red LED lights to indicate the presence of live electric current. Model 40110N detects voltage from 100 to 1,000 VAC. Model 40120N detects voltage from 24 to 1,000 VAC. They were sold at Lowe’s and other home and hardware stores nationwide and online at lowes.com and other websites from June 2013 through February 2016. They cost about $15.
WHY: The voltage detectors can give a false “no voltage” reading when being used to test live wires for electric current, posing shock, electrocution and burn hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: One report of an incident of a false reading by the voltage detector. That consumer received an electrical shock and fell off a ladder.
HOW MANY: About 1.2 million in the U.S. and 3,640 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Southwire at 855-798-6657 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit http://www.southwiretools.com/tools/home.do and click on “Product Recall Information.”
MODEL MONSTER TRUCKS AND ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL
DETAILS: VXL-6s electronic speed control #3365 is sold installed in the Traxxas X-Maxx Monster Truck, model 77076-04, and is also sold separately. The electronic speed control is the electronic control module that manages the speed, forward or reverse and braking of the drive motor in the truck. The truck is 30 inches long, 22 inches wide and 4 inches above the ground. The truck comes in two colours, red and blue. It weighs about 20 pounds. The electronic speed control is located near the centre of the truck in a vented blue case about 2 inches wide, 2 inches long and 2 inches tall. Traxxas XMaxx is displayed on the side of the truck. They were sold at HobbyTown and other hobby stores and Traxxas dealers nationwide from November to January. The X-Maxx truck sold for about $840. The electronic speed control sold for about $250.
WHY: Vehicle modification or electronic failure can result in a short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: 40 reports of fires. One injury to a finger was reported.
HOW MANY: About 4,900 X-Maxx Monster Trucks and 140 VXL-6s electronic speed controls in the U.S. and about 96 trucks in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Traxxas at 888-872-9927 from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit Traxxas.com, then click on “Support” and then “Traxxas Product Recall.”
DETAILS: All models and serial numbers of the Mohu BeBox smart boombox with built-in Android touchscreen tablet. The front surface is covered in a black, metallic grill and the back of the unit is black plastic. It has a small Mohu logo on the middle, lower front and an embossed Mohu logo on the middle, centre back. They were sold at Huppins audio store in Spokane, Washington, and online at amazon.com, gomohu.com and onecall.com from December to April. They cost between $300 and $500.
WHY: The boombox can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
INCIDENTS: One incident of a unit catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,700.
FOR MORE: Call Mohu at 855-446-6648 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.gomohu.com and click on “BeBox Recall.”
TOY JEWELRY MACHINE
DETAILS: Two models of LaRose’s Jewelz Gem Creations jewelry making kit and one refill product. The UPC code is printed on the outside of the product box and on the bottom of the “Gem Machine.” Details on the products, codes and retail locations can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/LaRose-Industries-Recalls-Cra-Z-Jewelz-Ultimate-Gem-Jewelry-Machine/ . They were sold at Kmart, Toys R Us, Walmart and other stores from August to April for between $10 and $30.
WHY: The “Slider Bracelet” in the jewelry making kit contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 175,000.
FOR MORE: Call LaRose Industries at (855) 345-4693 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email email@example.com or visit www.laroseindustries.com and click on “Product Recall Information” at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Four models of Tonal Thirst ceramic mugs. The 12-ounce mugs have a glossy two-tone finish with a white exterior and colored interior with matching colored handles. The mugs were sold in white and black, white and blue, white and lime or white and red. Some mugs can have promotional logos printed on them when distributed as giveaways. They were sold through Ad Specialty Distributors as a promotional item from August through April. They cost about $3.
WHY: The mugs handle can break, posing a burn or laceration hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: One report of a burn injury due to the mug handle breaking.
HOW MANY: About 150 in the U.S. and about 24,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Debco Bag at 844-730-5005 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email CM6531recall@debcobag.com or visit www.debcosolutions.com and click on “Product Recall.”
DETAILS: Square Grove’s Sit-Stand Converters. The model included in the recall is UPL147 and includes the freestand and clamp versions. The words “Uplift Desk” are printed on the product. They were sold at www.upliftdesk.com and www.thehumansolution.com from January through March. They cost about $220.
WHY: The pneumatic lifting mechanism can pinch or break fingers during assembly or use, posing a risk of serious injury.
INCIDENTS: Two incidents that resulted in a broken finger and a pinched finger with bruising.
HOW MANY: About 750.
FOR MORE: Call Square Grove at 800-349-3839 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.squaregrove.com and click on the recall notice.
DETAILS: This recall involves Chadwick bunk beds. The wooden bunk beds were sold in white (model 1030), mission oak (models 1245 and 1589) and in a twin over full combination. All models were available with the option of either: a storage drawer, a trundle or nothing under the lower bunk. “Hillsdale Furniture,” ”Made in Vietnam” and the model number appear on a label affixed to the inside of the bed rail or foot board. Bob’s Discount Furniture stores nationwide and online at www.MyBobs.com from August 2010 through July 2014 for about $400.
WHY: The bunk bed’s side mattress support rails can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received about 650 reports of bed support rails cracking or breaking. Several incidents resulted in the collapse of the upper or bottom bunk bed and some consumers fell from the bunk bed. Reports include eight injuries to children and adults that resulted in bruising, lacerations requiring stitches and one upper arm fracture.
HOW MANY: About 20,000.
FOR MORE: Hillsdale Furniture at 800-368-0999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online www.hillsdalefurniture.com and click on the “Consumer Information” link at the bottom of the page for more information.