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Recall Roll Call: April 2024

Posted on April 30, 2024

Recalls happen more often than you may think. Knowing the products that could be dangerous can help you stay safe. Here’s a quick recap of the major recalls for April 2024.

3M Peltor X4 Series Noise-Reducing Earmuffs

Cracks can develop in the colored cups. If that happens, the user can be exposed to loud, potentially harmful sounds. The company is offering a free replacement, including free shipping.

Units affected: 40,000

Sold: Industrial distributors nationwide and online at Amazon.com from May 2023 through June 2023

For more information: https://www.3m.com/X4-Peltor-Earmuff-Recall or (800) 243-4630

Black & Decker Garment Steamers

The steamers pose a burn risk to users, as they can spray or leak hot water during use. The company is offering a full refund. This recall includes units that were previously repaired as part of a 2022 recall, and which continue to pose a burn risk. There have been 82 reports of burn injuries, including 7 second degree burns.

Units affected: 1.6 million

Sold: Walmart, Target, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores nationwide, including online at www.walmart.com, www.target.com, www.amazon.com, www.bedbathandbeyond.com, and www.blackanddeckerappliances.com from June 2021 through February 2024

For more information: http://www.prodprotect.com/recall or (800) 990-5298

C2 Crank Cocking Aids for Excalibur Crossbows

The cocking hooks can break and become plastic projectiles, posing a risk of injury and laceration. There have been 538 reports of the hooks breaking and hitting consumers, including a permanent eye injury. The company is offering a free replacement.

Units affected: 15,000

Sold: Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, and other stores nationwide and online at excaliburcrossbow.com, ebay.com and amazon.com from January 2008 through December 2021

For more information: http://www.excaliburcrossbow.com or (888) 689-1289

Delta Cycle Bicycle Stem Raisers

The stem raiser can shift the bicycle’s handlebars unexpectedly, which poses a fall risk. The company is offering a free repair at an independent bicycle dealer.

Units affected: 500,000

Sold: REI and local bicycle stores nationwide and online at Designbydelta.com and Amazon.com from January 1998 through January 2024

For more information: http://www.designbydelta.com/stemrecall or (800) 474-6615

Essential Medical Supply Adult Portable Bed Rails

The bed rails pose a risk of entrapment and asphyxiation. Three deaths have been associated with the product. Consumers should immediately stop using the bed rails and contact the company for a refund.

Units affected: 272,000

Sold: Medical supply stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com and www.walmart.com from October 2006 through December 2021

For more information: http://www.essentialmedicalsupply.com/ or (800) 826-8423

Full Speed Ahead Gossamer Pro AGX+ Bicycle Cranksets

The crank arms can loosen or detach, posing an injury risk. There have been 277 reports of bicycle crank arms loosening or detaching. The company is offering a free repair at an authorized dealer.

Units affected: 12,300

Sold: Independent bicycle stores nationwide and online through the bicycle brands including Cannondale, Canyon, Marin, Haro, Fuji, and Pinarello from January 2022 through June 2023

For more information: https://www.fullspeedahead.com/en/support/recall or (877) 743-3372

Intimidator and Mahindra Utility Vehicles

The universal joint can fail, and pierce the brake line, which poses a crash hazard. There have been 40 incidents reported with 12 impacting the brake lines. The company is offering a free repair.

Units affected: 19,264

Sold: Intimidator and Mahindra authorized dealers nationwide from August 2013 through November 2023

For more information: http://www.intimidatorutv.com or (888) 215-8121

JAKKS Pacific Children’s Mario Kart Ride-On Racer 

The battery-operated car poses a crash hazard if the acceleration pedal becomes clogged with debris. It can stick to the floor of the car even after the user’s foot is removed from the pedal. There have been 65 reports of the pedal sticking, including 15 crashes into permanent structures. The company is offering a free repair kit that includes a replacement pedal with installation instructions.

Units affected: 17,500

Sold: Online and in stores at Target, Walmart, Entertainment Earth, and Nebraska Furniture Mart and online at Amazon.com, Macy’s and Game Stop from October 2022 through January 2024

For more information: https://www.jakks.com/ or (855) 602-5464

Lovey & Grink Children’s Pajamas

These pajamas do not meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. The company is offering a full refund.

Units affected: 23,720

Sold: Five Loaves Two Fish, Sassy Pants, Wards Terrilee, Little Luna, Groove, Bean 2 Tween, Reform Kids, Stella Mara, State of Kid, and Blue Jean Baby and online at loveyandgrink.com, Saks.com, Bloomingdales.com and Maisonette.com from September 2022 through January 2024

For more information: https://loveyandgrink.com/pages/product-safety or (877) 360-5470

Oregon Tool Log Splitters and Cylinder Kits

The hydraulic cylinder rod can separate from the piston. Reengaging the rod with the piston can cause the rod and wedge to move unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard. There have been 7 reports of the rod and wedge moving forward at an unexpected increased speed. The company is offering a free repair at an authorized dealer.

Units affected: 29,560

Sold: Lowe’s, Tractor Supply Company, and other stores nationwide and online from July 2020 through December 2023

For more information: https://www.oregontool.com/product-recalls/ or (833) 948-2590

Procter & Gamble Tide, Gain, Ace & Ariel Laundry Detergent Packets

Tide pods, Gain flings, Ace pods, and Ariel pods are packaged in flexible film bags. This packaging can split open near the zipper, posing a risk of injury by ingestion or skin or eye contact. There were 4 reports of children accessing the liquid laundry packets, including three who ingested them. The company is offering a free child-resistant bag for the detergent, a refund, or replacement.

Units affected: 8.2 million

Sold: Big Lots, CVS, Family Dollar, Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart, and other major stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from September 2023 through present

For more information: https://www.pggoodeveryday.com/bags/ or (833) 347-5764

Red Land Cotton Quilts and Shams

Some of the quilts and shams had pieces of broken needles inside them, posing a risk of laceration. There have been three reports of consumers being jabbed by a needle. Red Land Cotton is offering a refund or replacement.

Units affected: 17,400

Sold: Red Land Cotton store and online at redlandcotton.com and amazon.com from May 2023 through February 2024

For more information: http://www.redlandcotton.com/pages/voluntary-quilt-recall or (877) 478-3467

Walmart Mainstays Electric Mini Choppers 

The choppers pose a laceration hazard, as the chopper blade can operate unexpectedly when not enclosed in the container. This includes when assembling or cleaning the product. There have been 5 reports of lacerations, including 2 that required stitches. Consumers should stop using the choppers and contact Walmart for a full refund.

Units affected: 51,750

Sold: Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from August 2022 through October 2023

For more information: https://corporate.walmart.com/recalls or (800) 925-6278

Yoto Mini Speakers for Children

These speakers contain lithium-ion batteries which can overheat and catch fire. This can pose burn injuries to consumers and fire hazards to property. There have been 7 reports of the speaker overheating or melting. The company is offering a free replacement smart charging cable.

Units affected: 251,165

Sold: Online at us.yotoplay.com, Amazon.com, Target.com and maisonette.com, and in toy and gift stores nationwide from November 2021 through April 2024

For more information: https://us.yotoplay.com/recall or (844) 370-0426

To see additional recalls by the Food and Drug Administration, click here.

Life-changing injuries and tragedies occur due to risky ingredients and errors made by manufacturers. If you have a question about what you believe may be a harmful or faulty product that may have caused injury, it may help to speak with a leading Philadelphia product liability attorney