Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or phone numbers listed.
About 1,500 Liquid Motion waterslides made by Sportspower Ltd. of Hong Kong; sold from April through July 2010. Consumers inflate the Sportspower Liquid Motion waterslides with air and spray it with water for sliding. They are used on the ground, not at the pool. The waterslides are blue and yellow and measure about 18-feet long-by 9-feet high-by 5-feet wide. A “Liquid Motion by Sportspower” logo is printed on the side.
The warning labels are inadequate for weight limit and fail to tell consumers never to slide head first, posing a risk of serious injuries to consumers, including neck injuries. Sportspower has received one report of a man who received a neck injury after sliding down the waterslide head first.
Details: by phone at 888-965-0565 weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST; online at sportspowerltd.net.
About 8,400 Coil Roofing Nailers and 4,400 RIDGID Clipped Head Framing Nailers imported by One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, S.C., and manufactured by De Poan Pneumatic Corporation of Taiwan; sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at homedepot.com between January and September 2012. The pneumatic nailers are used to secure fasteners into roofs and woodwork. The orange and gray hand held drill-shaped tools have the name “RIDGID” on the side of the nailers in white type on a black panel. The model and serial numbers are located on the side of the nail tray/magazine where the fasteners are loaded.
The trigger assembly on the nailers can malfunction and involuntarily discharge a fastener, posing a laceration or injury hazard to consumers. No incidents have been reported.
Details: by phone at 800-597-9624 weekdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. EST; online at ridgid.com.
Magnet desk toys
About 500 high-powered magnet desk toys imported by Reiss Innovations LLC of Manchester, Conn., and manufactured by Global Goler Co. Ltd. of Guangdong, China; sold at Amazon.com and Dynocube.com from July 2011 through April 2012. The magnet sets were sold under the DynoCube.com brand name for use as a novelty item or desk toy. Each set contains 216 small, silver-colored, spherical magnets that are approximately 5 millimeters in diameter.
When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child’s intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects. Reiss has received no reports of incidents or injuries.
Details: by phone at 866-212-8314 weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST; online at www.dynocube.com.