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Recall Roll Call: March, 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 March 2023.
2-in-1 Outdoor Kids Swings by Delta Enterprise Corp.
The restraint straps on the swing can break, which presents a potential fall hazard to young children. There have been seven reports of the restraints breaking but no injuries. The company is offering free replacement straps.
Units affected: 43,380
Sold: Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com and www.deltachildren.com from March 2022 through October 2022
For more information: https://www.deltachildren.com/pages/kids-swing-recall or (800) 377-3777
Anker Power Banks by Fantasia Trading
The lithium-ion batteries in the power banks can overheat, posing a fire hazard. There have been 10 reports of overheating and one minor injury. The company is offering a full refund. The power banks must be properly disposed, according to local and state regulations.
Units affected: 42,000
Sold: Target stores nationwide and online at Anker.com, Amazon.com and eBay.com from October 2022 through January 2023
For more information: http://www.anker.com or (800) 988-7973
Aprepitant Capsules and Lidocaine and Prilocaine Cream by Sandoz
The packaging of these products is not child resistant, and poses a poisoning risk to young children. No injuries have been reported. Sandoz is providing a free child-resistant pouch.
Units affected: 156,750
Sold: Pharmacies nationwide from October 2020 through January 2023
For more information: https://www.us.sandoz.com/patients-customers/product-safety-notices or (866) 300-2207
Bedsure Electric Heating Blankets by Bedshe International
The blanket’s controller can malfunction, posing a fire and burn hazard. There have been 137 reports of the blankets and pads catching fire, and 17 reports of burn injuries. The company is offering a full refund.
Units affected: 350,000
Sold: Online at Amazon.com and BedsureHome.com from August 2022 through November 2022
For more information: https://safety.bedsurehome.com or (855) 888-9966
BeyondMedShop Vaunn Medical Adult Bed Rails
The bed rails present a serious entrapment and asphyxiation hazard. No injuries have been reported. The company is offering a free repair.
Units affected: 102,000
Sold: Online at BeyondMedShop.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com and eBay from December 2018 through December 2022
For more information: http://www.beyondmedshop.com/pages/product-recall or (877) 836-8838
Calico Critters Animal Figures by Epoch Everlasting Play
The Calico Critters animal figures and sets were sold as bottle and pacifier accessories. As it turned out, they posed a choking hazard to children. Two deaths were reported. The company is offering a free replacement accessory.
Units affected: 3.2 million
Sold: Walmart, Meijer, and other stores nationwide and online at www.calicocritters.com and www.amazon.com from January 2000 through December 2021
For more information: http://www.epocheverlastingplay.com/recalls or (800) 631-1272
Carhartt Men’s Work Pants
These pants have an elastic drawstring loop near the ankle that can pose a trip and fall hazard. No injuries have been reported. The company is offering a refund. Consumers can cut the elastic, and send proof to Carhartt if they wish to get the refund and keep the pants.
Units affected: 32,505
Sold: Dick's Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at http://www.dickssportinggoods.... from July 2022 through November 2022
For more information: https://www.Carhartt.com/recall or (888) 894-7601
Helly Hansen Adult Workwear Sweatshirts and Hoodies
The clothing does not meet flammability standards, posing a risk of burn injuries. No injuries have been reported. The company is offering a full refund.
Units affected: 13,900
Sold: Helly Hansen clothing stores and uniform clothing suppliers nationwide and online at www.hhworkwear.com from August 2019 through August 2022
For more information: http://www.hhworkwear.com/recall-usa or (888) 889-8950
IKEA LETTAN Mirrors
The plastic that attaches the mirror to the wall can break, causing it to fall and presenting a laceration hazard. There have been 55 reports of incidents worldwide, including one mirror that fell off the wall in the U.S. IKEA is offering a free set of replacement fittings or a full refund.
Units affected: 22,400
Sold: IKEA stores nationwide and online at IKEA.com from December 2019 through October 2022
For more information: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/customer-service/product-support/recalls or (888) 966-4532
Kawasaki Motors USA Riding Lawn Mower Engines
Kawasaki has recalled its engines used on the Ferris and SCAG Riding Lawn Mowers due to a fuel leak that can pose burn and fire hazards. The high-pressure fuel line can be damaged by contact with the fuel pump cover, which can cause the leak. There have been four reports of leaks including one fire, but no injuries.
Units affected: 33,100
Sold: Kawasaki, Ferris, and SCAG dealers nationwide from November 2017 through September 2022
For more information: https://www.kawasakienginesusa.com/product-recall.html or (866) 836-4463
Nurtec ODT Prescription Drugs by Pfizer
The package for these tablets is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning to young children. No injuries have been reported. Pfizer is offering a free child-resistant pouch to store the medication.
Units affected: 4.2 million
Sold: Pharmacies nationwide from December 2021 through March 2023
For more information: http://www.pfizer.com/contact or (800) 879-3477
Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards by Jetson Electric Bikes
The lithium batteries in the 42-volt Rogue Self-Balancing Scooters and Hoverboards can overheat, posing a fire hazard. A 10-year-old girl and her 15-year-old sister died in a home fire where the Jetson Rogue was the point of origin. Owners should stop using the scooters and hoverboards and contact Jetson for a full refund.
Units affected: 53,000
Sold: Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from August 2018 through June 2019 and at www.ridejetson.com from January 2019 through November 2021
For more information: http://www.ridejetson.com/rogue-recall or (800) 635-4815
Single Strollers by Mockingbird
The lower part of the stroller frame can crack, which poses a fall risk to children riding in the stroller. There have been 13 reports of cracks but no injuries. The company is offering a free frame reinforcement kit. Its single-to-double strollers were previously recalled in November 2022.
Units affected: 25,390
Sold: Online at hellomockingbird.com, babylist.com and goodbuygear.com from March 2020 through March 2023
For more information: http://www.hellomockingbird.com/recall or (877) 274-3240
Solexio Hair Stylers by Lexmark Ventures
The cord can detach if the styler is dropped, posing a potential shock or electrocution hazard. No injuries have been reported. The company is offering a full refund.
Units affected: 26,830
Sold: www.solexio.com and at professional salons and trade shows from December 2021 through February 2023
For more information: https://www.solexio.com/safety or (866) 470-1574
Sportsman All-Terrain Vehicles by Polaris
Operators of the vehicles can lose control of the front brakes due to an error in the assembly, posing fire and crash hazards. There have been 5 reports of fire, 3 report of damaged wires, and 2 reports of loss of front brake function. No injuries have been reported. Polaris dealers are offering free repairs.
Units affected: 80,000
Sold: Polaris dealers nationwide from May 2019 through November 2022
For more information: http://www.polaris.com/en-us/off-road-recalls or (800) 765-2747
Sunbeam Queen Size Heated Blankets
The blankets can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. There have been 13 reports of blankets overheating but no injuries. The company is offering a full refund.
Units affected: 43,000
Sold: Online at Amazon.com and small independent stores nationwide from September 2022 through January 2023
For more information: https://www.sunbeamhome.com/en/support/product-recall or (877) 383-6399
Waterfowl Decoys Battery Packs
Higdon Outdoors is recalling the lithium-ion battery packs and pack replacements on its XS Series Motion Waterfowl Decoys. The battery packs can overheat while charging and pose a fire and/or burn hazard. There have been 20 reports of overheating, including seven fires that involved property damage. No injuries have been reported. The company is offering free replacement battery packs and chargers.
Units affected: 45,000
Sold: Outdoor sporting goods stores nationwide including Bass Pro Shops and Rogers Sporting Goods, and online at www.higdonoutdoors.com from October 2021 through February 2023
For more information: https://www.higdonoutdoors.com or (800) 962-0656
YETI Soft Coolers and Gear Cases
The magnet lined closures can detach. If ingested, they pose a risk of serious injury or death. There have been 1,399 reports of the magnets degrading or failing, including missing or detached magnets. No ingestions or injuries have been reported. YETI is offering a replacement product of equal or greater value or a full refund in a YETI gift card with an additional $25 value.
Units affected: 1.9 million
Sold: Dick’s Sporting Goods, ACE Hardware, Academy Sports + Outdoors, YETI and other stores nationwide and online at www.yeti.com and www.amazon.com from March 2018 to January 2023
For more information: https://www.yeti.com/M20-M30-sidekick-product-recall.html or (833) 444-3151
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.