Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or telephone numbers listed.
About 5,600 Mini Micro Scooters imported by Kickboard USA of Grand Rapids, Mich., manufactured by Micro-Mobility Ltd. of Kusnacht, Switzerland, and sold at independent toy stores, Amazon.com and Kickboardusa.com May-July 2012.
The three-wheeled Mini Micro scooter is for children ages 3-5. The scooter was sold in the following colors: blue, orange, pink and aqua. “Micro” is written in black and blue letters on the metal handlebar and is imprinted on the black hand grips.
“Mini Micro” is written on the front plastic covering. The scooters were made in Germany.
The one-piece plastic platform that covers the front wheel base can break, posing a laceration hazard to children. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 888-236-5657 weekdays 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; firstname.lastname@example.org; or www.kickboardusa.com.
About 21,000 LG Electronics and Kenmore Elite Gas Dryers made by LG Electronics Inc. of South Korea.
The LG dryers were sold at various appliance stores nationwide November 2009-August 2010; the Kenmore Elite brand gas dryers were sold at Sears stores nationwide November 2009-August 2010.
The dryers come in the following colors: white (LG models); and red, white and gold (Kenmore Elite models). The model and serial numbers are on a label fixed to the front of the dryer, which can be viewed only when the door is open. The dryers were made in South Korea.
The gas valve in the dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures inside and on the exterior surface of the dryers can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation. LG Electronics and Sears have received 141 consumer complaints about dryers continuing to heat after the drying cycle is complete. There were three reports of minor burns to hands or arms.
Details: 866-223-5355 weekdays 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; or http://www.lg.com/us.
About 25 GSI electronic 50-watt indoor pet heating comfort pad mats with model number GKC2G002. They were sold exclusively at www.amazon.com July 2011-March 2012.
The mats have poor wiring and construction, posing a fire and electrical shock hazard.
There have been two reports of the mats catching on fire, including property damage. One fire involved the asphyxiation death of a dog.
Details: 888-941-5079; email@example.com
Cloth crib fringe
About 300 units of a narrow fabric strip connecting several individual fabric triangles made by Babylicious Products Inc. It is designed to be attached to the side rail of a crib or along window valences or curtain rods.
The product was sold in a variety of colors and patterns and with two fringes in each package.
The narrow fabric strip connecting individual fabric triangles presents a strangulation hazard to children. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 855-684-8399; www.babylicious.ca/recall.
About 390 Bedboard Bunk Beds imported by PBteen, a unit of Williams-Sonoma Inc. The wooden bunk beds with beadboard paneling have an upper bunk accessible by a four-step ladder. It is designed for a twin mattress and the lower bunk for a full-size mattress.
They were sold at PBteen.com and through the PBteen catalog nationwide January 2008-April 2009 for the Sun Valley white and Sun Valley honey models, and October 2011-February 2012 for the dark espresso, chestnut and white models.
The front upper horizontal panel on the bunk beds can crack or break, posing a risk of injury. There have been 13 reports of panels that have cracked or broken, but no injuries.