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Recall Roll Call: December 2023
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 December 2023.
BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders
These blenders can overheat and catch fire. The blades also can break off, posing a laceration hazard. There have been 329 reports of the blades breaking off during use and 17 reports of the blenders overheating and causing $150,000 in property damage claims. There have been 49 reports of burns and one laceration injury. Consumers should immediately stop using the blenders and contact the company for a free replacement.
Units affected: 4.8 million
Sold: Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online at BlendJet.com from October 2020 through November 2023
For more information: http://www.blendjet.com/safetyandrecall or (844) 334-0562
Bunkhouse and Lotsa LITES! Mini String Lights
When the string lights are plugged into an outlet, the bulbs can overheat, posting a burn and fire hazard. There have been three reports of the bulbs overheating but no injuries. Consumers should stop using the lights and contact the company for a full refund.
Units affected: 34,600
Sold: Gift stores and boutiques nationwide and online from August 2023 through September 2023
For more information: https://247dm.com/globalassets/episerver-forms/0923-recall_string-lights.pdf or (800) 548-6784
BRP Side-by-Side Vehicles
Incorrect maintenance information in the operator’s guide can lead to clutch failure, including fragments ejected from the vehicle. There has been one report of a clutch malfunction but no injuries to date. Consumers should contact the company for the new maintenance guide and adjust maintenance as needed.
Units affected: 14,555
Sold: BRP Can-Am authorized dealers nationwide from October 2021 through October 2023
For more information: https://can-am.brp.com/off-road/us/en/resources/contact-us.html or (888) 272-9222
DGL Group Hover-1 Helix Hoverboards
The hoverboards have a lithium-ion battery which can overheat and pose a fire hazard. There have been reports of fires, property damage, and illness from smoke inhalation. Consumers should contact the company for a free replacement.
Units affected: 25,000
Sold: Online at www.walmart.com and www.amazon.com from September 2020 through December 2021
For more information: https://www.hover-1.com/pages/important-safety-information or (888) 556-8426
Empower Brands Power XL Dual Basket Air Fryers
The connector for the two food baskets can break during use, which poses a burn hazard. There have been 41 reports of the piece breaking, leading to burns. Consumers should stop using the fryers and contact the company for a full refund.
Units affected: 319,000
Sold: Target, Walmart, Kohls and other stores nationwide and online at www.target.com, www.walmart.com, www.kohls.com and other websites from August 2021 through October 2023
For more information: http://www.prodprotect.com/recall/duaf or (866) 704-9370
Ergodyne Squids Wire Tool Attachments with Screw Gate Tool Tails
The wire tool attachment can break when attached to a tool that exceeds two pounds, posing an injury risk to bystanders. Consumers should stop using the attachment and contact the company for a prepaid return envelope to receive a refund.
Units affected: 16,570
Sold: Industrial and safety product distributors nationwide and online at https://www.ergodyne.com/ and other online marketplaces including Amazon.com from September 2018 through July 2023
For more information: https://www.ergodyne.com/product-recalls or (800) 522-0520
FeraDyne Outdoors Rhino Tree Stands
These safety harnesses do not comply with the voluntary industry safety standard. The stitching can rip, which poses a fall hazard. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should stop using the harnesses and contact the company for a replacement.
Units affected: 50,000
Sold: Dick’s Merchandising & Supply, Orscheln Farm & Home, and hunting and supply stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from February 2021 through December 2022
For more information: http://www.rhinotreestandsrecall.com or (800) 787-7589
Litti City and Litti Pritti Dress-up Playsets and Prextex Slime Eggs
The playsets and slime eggs contain levels of phthalates and lead that exceed the federal standards and can cause adverse health effects in young children. Consumers should stop using the recalled items and contact the company for a full refund.
Units affected: 205,000
Sold: Online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com, with the Litti Pritti handbag playset also sold at Ocean State Job Lot stores in the northeast, from July 2021 through April 2023
For more information: http://www.recallrtr.com/playsets or (888) 359-4676
Moonsea Pack and Play Mattresses
The mattresses pose a suffocation hazard to infants. Consumers should immediately stop using the pack and play and contact the company for a full refund and directions on how to dispose of the mattresses.
Units affected: 11,000
Sold: Exclusively online at Amazon.com from January 2023 through August 2023
For more information: https://www.moonseasleep.com/pages/product-recalls or email@example.com
Pella Casement Windows
The window’s sash can detach from its frame. If that happens, the window can fall, posing a risk of injury. Consumers should contact the company for a free repair by a Pella service technician. Until they can have the windows repaired, they should keep them shut and locked.
Units affected: 12,000
Sold: Authorized distributors nationwide, including Pella Window and Door stores, Lowe’s, ABC Supply, Allied Building Products, Builders First Source, Builders Supply Co, Inc., Hammond Lumber Company, McCoy’s Building Supply, National Lumber, and The Carter Companies stores nationwide from January 2021 through July 2023
For more information: https://www.pella.com/ or (888) 276-7624
Polaris Industries RZR 200 Youth Recreational Off-Road Vehicles
The steering system can lock up while in use, which poses a risk of crashing and injury to children. There have been 32 reports of the steering system locking, including two reports of crashes and two reports of rollovers and tip overs resulting in abrasion injuries. Consumers should stop using the vehicles and contact the dealer for a free repair.
Units affected: 19,000
Sold: Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2021 through September 2023
For more information: http://www.polaris.com or (800) 765-2747
Sourceone Ventures Windsor Queen XtraBed
The outer case of the bed can break and fall when opening the bed from the front, creating an injury hazard. The bed can also tip over if not anchored to the wall, which poses entrapment and injury risks. There have been 19 reports of the outer case breaking, resulting in 11 injuries, and one report of a tip-over resulting in bruising. Consumers should stop using the bed and contact the company for a free home repair.
Units affected: 12,000
Sold: Online at www.wayfair.com from November 2016 through April 2023
For more information: https://www.roomandloft.com/recalls or (800) 392-0090
TJX Foldable Wood and Rope Bistro Set Chairs
The frame of the chair can break while an occupant is seated in it, posing a fall hazard. There have been eight reports of the chair breaking, including six reports of injuries. Consumers should contact TJX for a full refund and disposal instructions.
Units affected: 29,000
Sold: Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Homesense and Sierra stores nationwide, and online at Homegoods.com, TJmaxx.tjx.com, Marshalls.com, and Sierra.com from March 2020 through September 2023
For more information: https://www.recallrtr.com/woodandropechair or (888) 520-0157
Traeger Pellet Flat Top Propane Grills
Due to an incorrect burner label, the grill can be unintentionally left on, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should contact the company for a free repair kit.
Units affected: 37,000
Sold: Ace Hardware, The Home Depot and Scheel’s stores nationwide and online at www.acehardware.com, www.homedepot.com andwww.traeger.com from February 2023 through October 2023
For more information: http://www.traeger.com/recall or (833) 654-2407
Vornado Steamfast Travel Steam Irons
Damage near the power cord bushing can lead to overheating and exposed copper wiring, which poses fire, burn and shock hazards. There have been 74 reports of incidents and 18 reports of the power cord smoking, sparking, or catching fire. There have been two reports of minor shocks. Consumers should contact the company for a refund or replacement.
Units affected: 1.75 million
Sold: Walmart, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Vornado.com, Steamfast.com and other websites from January 2009 through September 2023
For more information: http://www.steamfast.com/recalls/travelirons or (866) 827-3362
Wet & Forget USA Xtreme Reach Outdoor Mold & Mildew Stain Remover
The end of the hose and nozzle clip can dislodge, which allows the cleaning solution to spray on users. This can cause skin and eye irritation. There have been 3,188 reports of the nozzle dislodging, including 157 reports of exposure to the cleaning solutions and 28 incidences of skin or eye irritation. Consumers should stop using the product and contact the company for a free replacement nozzle.
Units affected: 2.7 million
Sold: Ace Hardware, Costco, Home Depot, Lowes, True Value, Walmart, and other home goods stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com, www.SamsClubs.com, www.walmart.com, and other websites from February 2018 through November 2023
For more information: http://www.recallrtr.com/nozzle or (888) 359-4623
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.