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Recall Roll Call: June, 2023

Posted on July 3, 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 June 2023.

Ashley Furniture Party Time Power Loveseats, Sofas and Recliners

The furniture has cupholders with LED lighting that can overheat, posing a fire hazard. There have been 6 reports of the cupholder overheating, causing fire and smoke damage. There have been no injuries. Consumers should immediately unplug the furnishings and contact Ashley for a free repair.

Units affected: 253,000

Sold: Ashley Home stores and other furniture stores nationwide and online at Ashleyfurniture.com from November 2018 through March 2023

For more information: https://www.PartyTimeReclinerRecall.expertinquiry.com or (866) 482-2893

Baby Shark and Mini Baby Shark Bath Toys

Zuru recalled its bath toys because the hard plastic fins pose a risk of impalement, lacerations, and punctures. There have been 12 reports of injuries, including to children’s genital, anorectal, and facial areas. The company is offering a full refund.

Units affected: 7.5 million

Sold: Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Dollar General Corp., Family Dollar Services, HEB Grocery Company, Meijer, Target, TJX Companies, Ross, and Walgreens stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com, www.target.com, www.amazon.com and other websites from May 2019 through March 2023

For more information: https://www.recallrtr.com/bathshark and (833) 820-0839

Boost the Mood Ceramic Mugs

Michael Giordano International has recalled its ceramic mugs, which are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the mug’s metallic print can spark, posing a fire hazard. No injuries have been reported, but there was one report of a smoking mug. The company is offering a full refund.

Units affected: 26,400

Sold: Exclusively at Ulta Beauty stores nationwide and online at www.ulta.com as part of a promotional set from October 2022 through March 2023

For more information: https://www.ceramicmugrecall.com or (833) 870-6579

Bose Acoustimass, Lifestyle and Companion Bass Modules

These modules were sold as part of home theater systems. The electrical components in the speakers can fail, posing a fire risk. No injuries have been reported but there are 21 reports of the modules igniting or melting, and 3 fires that resulted in property damage. Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the modules. The company is offering a free repair or a 40% discount on a new product.

Units affected: 884,000

Sold: Bose stores, Best Buy, Circuit City, Sam’s Club, Sears, and other electronics stores nationwide, and online at Bose.com from January 1994 through April 2007

For more information: https://www.bose.com/en_us/support/bm_safety_service.html or (888) 260-0819

Chervon North America EGO Power+ Cordless Brushless Hedge Trimmers

The hedge trimmer’s rear switch can fail, which can cause the unit to activate unexpectedly. That poses a laceration hazard. There have been 8 reports of lacerations requiring stitches. The company is offering a free repair.

Units affected: 85,000

Sold: Home improvement stores, hardware stores and authorized dealers and distributors nationwide and online at Acehardware.com, Acmetools.com and Homedepot.com from September 2017 through March 202

For more information: https://www.egopowerplus.com/recalls or (800) 492-0777

Empower Brands Power XL Self-Cleaning Juicers

During use, the juicers can rupture and pose a laceration hazard. The juicers also can leave particle shavings in the juice, presenting an ingestion hazard. There have been 47 reports of injuries, including severe cuts that required stitches and emergency treatment needed for ingestion of small particles. The company is offering a full refund.

Units affected: 469,000

Sold: BJ’s Wholesale Club, CVS, Kohl’s, Marshall’s, Target, T.J. Maxx, Walmart, and other stores nationwide, including online at www.walmart.com and www.amazon.com from September 2020 through August 2022

For more information: http://www.prodprotect.com/recall/juicer and (866) 606-2441

Giro Merit Helmets

Bell Sports has recalled its helmets because they do not comply with federal safety standards. They pose a risk of head injury. No injuries have been reported. The company will replace or refund the helmet.

Units affected: 15,000

Sold: Epicenter Cycling, Freewheel Bike West Bank, Velotech and other stores nationwide, online at Giro.com, Backcountry.com and other websites from September 2021 through January 2023

For more information: https://www.giro.com/news/cycling/merit-helmet-voluntary-recall.html or (800) 456-2355

Haining Degao Benches

TJX has recalled its benches because the legs can break or detach, posing a falling risk. There have been 17 reports of injuries, including bruises, scratches, and back strains. The company is offering a full refund.

Units affected: 10,850

Sold: Marshalls and T.J. Maxx stores nationwide from December 2021 through March 2023

For more information: https://www.recallrtr.com/fabricbench or (833) 408-0502

Jetson Electric Bikes Nova and Star 3-Wheel Kick Children’s Scooters

The scooter’s rear wheel can loosen and fall off, posing a fall hazard to riders. There have been 12 reports of the wheels loosening or falling off, including one report of scratches and bruises to a child’s face. The company is offering a free repair kit.

Units affected: 15,300

Sold: Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com and www.ridejetson.com from September 2022 through February 2023

For more information: https://www.ridejetson.com or (800) 635-4815

Promax Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Trek has recalled its disc brakes due to a brake hose that can detach, posing a crash hazard. There have been 195 reports of the hoses detaching but no injuries to date. Trek is offering a free inspection and repair at an authorized dealer.

Units affected: 96,900

Sold: Trek dealers nationwide and online at www.trekbikes.com from June 2021 through March 2023

For more information: https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/company/legal_policies/safety_recalls or (800) 373-4594

Research Products Steam Humidifiers

The humidifiers contain an electrode wire with a D shaped connector that can loosen. This presents a possibility of arcing or overheating, and both pose a fire hazard. There have been 103 reports of the humidifiers overheating with 10 incidents of fires creating $10 million in damage. The company is offering a free wire repair kit.

Units affected: 36,200

Sold: HVAC contractors nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Sylvane.com, Supplyhouse.com, Humidifiers.com and other websites from June 2010 through January 2015

For more information: https://www.rpcrecall.com/steamhumidifier or (888) 742-2401

Zooby Video Baby Monitors for Cars

Infanttech has recalled its popular car baby monitor due to a battery that can overheat and burst, posing a fire hazard. There have been 3 reports of fires but no injuries. The company is offering a free replacement battery.

Units affected: 17,100

Sold: Online at infanttech.com and Amazon.com from January 2022 through May 2023

For more information: https://zoobyrecall.com/ or hello@infanttech.com

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.