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Recall Roll Call: January, 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 January 2023.
Bissell Cordless Wet Dry Vacuums
The circuit board on the Bissell Cordless Multi-Surface Wet Dry Vacuum can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard. There have been 66 reports of the vacuum smoking and 5 reports of the battery pack catching on fire. There has been 1 burn injury and 3 instances of property damage as a result. The company is offering a free in-home repair.
Units affected: 61,000
Sold: Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.bissell.com, www.walmart.com, www.qvc.com, www.amazon.com, www.costco.com, www.fingerhut.com, www.acehardware.com, www.kohls.com, and www.wayfair.com from January 2019 through November 2022
For more information: http://www.BISSELL.com/recall or (855) 417-7001
Children’s Pajama Sets
Pajamas by the Selfie Craft Company don’t meet federal flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injuries. No injuries have been reported. Full refunds are being offered.
Units affected: 38,740
Sold: Online at www.etsy.com, www.uncommongoods.com, www.macys.com, www.selfiecraft.co.uk, www.thetot.com and boutiques nationwide from November 2017 through June 2022
For more information: http://www.selfiecraft.co.uk/us-recall or (800) 423-4618
Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play Sleepers
The sleepers were previously recalled in 2019 after 30+ infant fatalities. Since that time, an additional 70 infant deaths have been reported from infants rolling from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained or under other circumstances. The company is offering a refund.
Units affected: 4.7 million
Sold: Major stores nationwide including Walmart, Target, and online at Amazon from September 2009 through April 2019
For more information: https://service.mattel.com/us/recall/default.asp?recall_id=52466 or (866) 812-6518
Meguiar’s Heavy Duty Headlight Sealant does not meet federal child-resistant packaging requirements, and therefore poses a poisoning risk to children if swallowed. The company is offering a free replacement. No injuries have been reported.
Units affected: 140,000
Sold: Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, O’Reilly Auto Parts and Walmart stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from January 2022 through August 2022
For more information: http://www.meguiars.com/recalls/G2402 or (800) 347-5700
Honda Talon 1000 ROVs
Honda’s two-seater recreational off-highway vehicle can go into sudden engine failure if the vehicle’s intake funnel band screw loosens and enters the engine. This can result in a loss of control and risk of crash and injury. There have been 18 reports of incidents, including one report where loss of control resulted in a crash with minor injuries to the occupants.
Units affected: 34,000
Sold: Authorized Honda Powersports dealers nationwide from March 2019 through September 2022
For more information: https://powersports.honda.com or (866) 784-1870
Kids2 Rocking Sleepers
Deaths have occurred when infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained and under other circumstances. There has been a total of 15 infant deaths reported, including 4 after the recall was announced. The company is offering a refund.
Units affected: 694,000
Sold: Major retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Target and Toys “R” Us and online from March 2012 through April 2019
For more information: https://www.kids2.com/pages/sleeper-recall-us-models or (866) 869-7954
LG Smart Televisions and Stands
LG recalled its freestanding 86-inch Smart Televisions and Stands because they could become unstable and tip over, injuring or entrapping children and others. There were 12 reports of the TV/stand tipping over but no injuries so far. They are offering a free repair.
Units affected: 52,000
Sold: Walmart, Best Buy, Costco and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Bestbuy.com and Costco.com from March 2022 through September 2022
For more information: http://www.lgecares.com/tvstand or (256) 888-9977
Sold under the names of Credhedz Lizard Helmets, Crayola Dry Erase Helmets and Tony Hawk Multi-Purpose Helmets, this headgear fails to protect in the event of a crash. The helmets do not comply with stability and retention requirements. No injuries have been reported. Refunds are being offered.
Units affected: 33,100
Sold: Big Lots, Ollies Bargain Outlet and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from November 2020 through October 2022
For more information: https://www.vivitar.com/pages/recalls or (800) 592-9541
Vinyl Single-Hung Impact Windows
MI Windows and Doors recalled its vinyl single-hung impact windows due to a malfunctioning latch. The windows pose a risk of falls and serious injuries. No injuries have been reported. The company is offering a repair.
Units affected: 25,000
Sold: Independent window distributors, including C and C Window & Door and Southeastern Sash, in the U.S. southern coastal region, including in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas, from September 2017 through November 2022
For more information: http://www.miwindows.com/1620impactWOCDRecall or (800) 276-0408
ZLINE Gas Ranges
The oven emits dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. This poses a risk of injury or death. There have been 44 reports of carbon monoxide emission including 3 instances of consumers needing medical attention. The company is offering a free in-home repair.
Units affected: 30,000
Sold: Best Buy, Lowe’s, The Home Depot, The Range Hood Store stores nationwide and online at www.bestbuy.com, www.build.com, www.costco.com, www.homedepot.com, www.therangehoodstore.com, www.overstock.com and www.wayfair.com from February 2019 through December 2022
For more information: http://www.zlinekitchen.com/recalls or (888) 359-4482
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.