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Recall Roll Call: February, 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 February 2023.
Betsy & Lace Children’s Nightgowns
The nightgowns do not meet federal flammability standards and should be destroyed.
Units affected: 90,550
Sold: Online at www.betsyandlace.com from March 2018 through September 2022
For more information: email@example.com
COSORI Air Fryers
The air fryers pose a fire and burn hazard due to a wire connection that can overheat. The company has received 205 reports of the air fryers catching fire, burning, melting, overheating and smoking. These include 10 reports of minor, superficial burn injuries and 23 reports of minor property damage. The company is offering a free replacement, either of the air fryer or other Cosori product.
Units affected: 2 million
Sold: Best Buy, Target and The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Adorama.com, Bedbathandbeyond.com, Cosori.com, eBay.com, Homegoods.com, Kohls.com, Lowes.com, Macys.com, QVC.com, Staples.com, Vesync.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com, Wellbots.com and Woot.com from June 2018 through December 2022
For more information: http://www.recall.cosori.com or (888) 216-5974
Textron Specialized Vehicles has recalled its E-Z-GO PTVs due to a fire hazard. The electronic board that powers the USB port can overheat and ignite nearby components. There have been 30 reports of overheating, including 2 that resulted in fires and property damage. The company is offering a free repair.
Units affected: 143,000
Sold: E-Z-GO dealerships nationwide and online via E-Z-GO’s Dealer to Driver program from May 2020 through November 2022
For more information: https://ezgo.txtsv.com or (888) 525-6040
Fabuloso Multi-Purpose Cleaners
Colgate-Palmolive recalled these cleaners, which can contain Pseudomonas species bacteria. Those with weakened immune systems, external medical devices, and underlying lung conditions can face a risk of serious infection. The company is offering a free replacement product or refund.
Units affected: 4.9 million
Sold: Online at Amazon.com and other websites and at Dollar General, Family Dollar, The Home Depot, Sam’s Club, Walmart, and other major retailers nationwide from December 2022 through January 2023
For more information: http://www.Fabulosorecall.com or (855) 703-0166
Lancaster Table & Seating Brand Highchairs
These highchairs can break, presenting a fall hazard for the child sitting in them. There have been 3 reports of the highchairs breaking. The company is offering a free replacement or refund.
Units affected: 22,400
Sold: The Restaurant Store and online at www.therestaurantstore.com and www.webstaurantstore.com from January 2022 through September 2022
For more information: http://www.lancastertableandseating.com/recall or (800) 285-8172
Liftmaster myQ Garage Door Control Panels
The entrapment protection system can fail, causing the garage door to close even with an obstruction. No injuries have been reported. This poses an entrapment hazard. The company is offering a free repair.
Units affected: 96,400
Sold: Online and in stores at The Home Depot, Lowes, Menards and other stores and distributors nationwide from March 2022 through October 2022
For more information: https://support.chamberlaingroup.com or (833) 775-1951
LumaRail Adult Portable Bed Rails
Users can be trapped between the bed rail and the mattress or entrapped in the bed rail, posing a risk of asphyxiation. The company is offering a free repair kit for most models and a replacement kit for the model PHB7000D for twin beds, available in late March. There has been one report of a death.
Units affected: 53,000
Sold: By Platinum Health
For more information: http://www.recallrtr.com/bedrails or (833) 408-0509
Mainstays Three-Wick Candles
The wicks of these candles are too close to the side of the container. As a result, when they are lit, the glass could break, posing fire and laceration dangers. There has been one report of a minor cut and 12 reports of damage to nearby items. The manufacturer is offering a full refund.
Units affected: 1,210,000
Sold: Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from September 2022 through November 2022
For more information: http://www.recallrtr.com/autumncandle or (800) 680-2474
“My First” Disney Character Figurines
These soft vinyl figurines depict Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Buzz Lightyear, and Stich. Their arms and legs can detach, posing a choking hazard. The company, Kids Preferred, is offering a full refund.
Units affected: 16,140
Sold: BuyBuy Baby and other toy, gift, and bookstores nationwide and online at amazon.com from May 2022 through December 2022
For more information: https://kidspreferred.com/pages/recall-safety-announcements or (888) 968-9268
Ovation Protégé Equestrian Helmets
English Riding Supply has recalled the helmets due to an impact injury hazard. The helmets fail to meet the impact requirements, posing a risk of injury should the rider fall. The company is offering a replacement or refund.
Units affected: 49,300
Sold: Tack shops and English equestrian specialty stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com and www.statelinetack.com from January 2021 through December 2022
For more information: https://www.englishridingsupply.com/ProtegeRecall or (866) 569-1600
Paradise Grills Outdoor Kitchens
Liquid propane gas can accumulate inside the closed lid and cabinets of the grill. When the user goes to relight the grill, it can cause an explosion, and risk for burns. There have been 2 reports of the grill exploding, causing severe burn injuries. The company is offering a free repair, which includes a vent to be installed on the grill.
Units affected: 18,000
Sold: Paradise Grills showrooms and at home, boat and RV shows nationwide from January 2009 through December 2020
For more information: http://www.paradisegrillsdirect.com/safety-notice or (800) 604-2023
Silver Lining Cloud Activity Gyms
Skip Hop is recalling its activity gym due to raindrops that can detach from ribbons and pose a choking hazard to a child who places them in his/her mouth. The company is offering a $10 gift card and free shipping code for proof that the raindrops have been cut from the ribbons and discarded in household trash.
Units affected: 472,850
Sold: Amazon, Target, Buy Buy Baby, Babylist, Macy’s, Barnes & Noble, Kohl’s and specialty stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com and www.skiphop.com from June 2016 through December 2022
For more information: http://www.skiphoprecall.com or (800) 692-4674
SmartBase Euro Slats Metal Platform Bed Frames
The bed frame kit did not include reinforcing brackets for the corners, making it more likely for the frame to collapse, causing injuries. There has been one injury reported and 14 instances of the bed frame collapsing.
Units affected: 30,400
Sold: Online at Amazon, Wayfair, Wal-Mart, Target, Overstock and The Home Depot from May 2022 through November 2022
For more information: http://www.zinus.com/requestkit or (800) 613-1225
WeeSprout Baby Sleep Sacks
The zipper on the sleep sack can detach, posing a choking hazard. The company is offering a refund or credit for proof of a destroyed sleep sack.
Units affected: 31,630
Sold: Online at Amazon.com nationwide and on weesprout.com from August 2022 through December 2022
For more information: http://www.weesprout.com/pages/sleep-sack-recall or (888) 770-7092
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.