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 8,900 Black Coby 32-inch flat-screen televisions with model number TFTV3229 and serial numbers beginning with LG and that have M07 or M10 in the 9th, 10th and 11th position of the serial number. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the televisions and Coby is printed on the front. Coby USA is out of business.
An electronic component can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards. There have been at least six incidents involving overheating, smoking or catching fire. One incident involved a TV catching fire and scorching a wall. Another involved a fire that was limited to the TV. No injuries have been reported.
The U.S. manufacturer is out of business so retailers have stepped up to voluntarily recall the TVs. They include:
Best Buy at 800-566-7498 or www.BestBuy.com.
h.h. Gregg at 888-723-7385 or www.hhgregg.com.
Sears/Kmart at 888-852-3571 or www.sears.com or www.kmart.com.
Toys R Us at 800-869-7787 or www.toysrusinc.com.
Britax B-Agile, B-Agile Double and BOB Motion strollers made between March 2011 and June 2013. They have the following model numbers: U341763, U341764, U341782 and U341783 for the B-Agile strollers; U361818 or U361819 for the B-Agile Double strollers; and U391820, U391821 and U391822 for the BOB Motion strollers. The model number and manufacture date in YYYY/MM/DD format can be found on a label on the inside of the stroller's metal frame near the right rear wheel. They were sold May 2011 through June 2013.
The hinge on the stroller's folding mechanism can partially amputate consumers' fingertips, break their fingers or cause severe lacerations, among other injuries, when they press the release button while pulling on the release strap.
There have been eight incident reports, including one partial fingertip amputation, one broken finger and severe finger lacerations.
Call Britax at 866-204-1665, visit www.britaxusa.com or www.bobgear.com and click on "Safety Notice" at the top right corner or on "Learn More" at the bottom center of the page, or send email to email@example.com.
About 1,500 Doodlebutt Jelly BeadZ, Jumbo BeadZ and Magic Growing Fruity Fun water-absorbing polymer toys. The toys can absorb 300 to 500 times their weight in water and can grow up to eight times their original size. They were sold in a package consisting of three separate 2.5-by-2-inch clear, resealable bags inside a 3.5-by-4-inch clear, resealable bag. Each smaller bag had eight to 12 water balls of slightly different sizes. The balls came in clear, blue, red, orange, yellow, green and purple colors. The front of the larger bag had a multicolored label with the words "Jelly BeadZ," "Easy to follow directions" and had instructions for use.
The toys can be mistaken by a child for candy. When swallowed, they can expand inside a child's body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. Similar toys have not shown up on X-rays and needed surgery to be removed.
No incidents have been reported, but the Consumer Product Safety Commission is aware of one incident with a similar water-absorbing polymer ball product in which an 8-month-old girl ingested the ball and it had to be surgically removed and two cases outside of the U.S. with one death.
Details: 239-313-9779; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About 720,000 Wahl Total Care products used to clean and lubricate hair clippers, trimmers and shavers. The product was sold in six ounce aerosol cans. The white label on the can reads "Wahl Total Care" and "Clipper, Trimmer, Shaver." Model number 03772 is on the back of the can. They were sold from June 2009 to October 2013.
Vapors from the propellant in the product can ignite upon contact with hair clippers, posing a burn hazard to consumers. There have been at least three reports of incidents of the product igniting, including one report of minor burns.
Details: 800-767-9245; online at www.wahl.com.
Scuba air hoses
About 1,300 Suunto scuba high-pressure air hoses used with submersible pressure gauges and dive computers. The hose has silver fittings on both ends and "5000 PSIG PRESSURE TESTED - MADE IN THE U.S.A.," the batch code "1812" and the product code are printed on it. The hoses were sold separately and as a component of the Cobra, Cobra 3, SM-36 model pressure gauge and gauge combos, and with the Vyper and Zoop model dive computers or analog pressure gauges when purchased as combos. They were sold nationwide from November 2012 to July 2013.
The high pressure air hose may leak or rupture, leading to a loss of breathing gas and posing a drowning hazard. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 855-258-0900; by email to email@example.com; online at www.suunto.com.
About 4,150 Tailwind bicycle racks used for hitching children's trailer bikes to adult bicycles. The racks, sold in black or silver, have stock code numbers 939001 for black and 939002 for silver, which was printed on the original packaging. They have double side rails. "Burley" is printed on the curved back plate of the rack. They were sold November 2011 through September 2013.
The top portion of the rack that connects children's trailer cycles to the towing bicycle can break and allow the trailer cycle to disconnect, posing a fall hazard.
There have been at least 11 reports of racks breaking, including one report of a minor leg injury in the U.S.
Details: 800-311-5294; online at www.burley.com.
About 16,300 yards of Aristocrat II brand wall-to-wall carpet with style number 7L514. The carpet was sold in one color, "Pale Clay." A date stamp on the back of the carpet reads "USA 760 MEA 52545," the date "06-07-2013," a time range between 00:45 and 3:00 and the words "Pile: 100% Polyester." The stamp is repeated every six feet. It was sold at Lowe's stores nationwide between June 2013 and September 2013.
The carpet fails to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers. No incidents have been reported.
Details: 800-241-4031; online at www.shawfloors.com.
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