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Recall Roll Call: March 2024

Posted on March 31, 2024

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 2024.

Best Buy Insignia Air Fryers

Best Buy is recalling its popular air fryers/ovens, due to fire, burn, and laceration risks. The air fryers/ovens can overheat, causing the handles to melt or break, or the glass to shatter. There have been 24 reports of air fryers/ovens overheating, including 6 reports of the products catching on fire. Consumers should stop using the air fryers and contact Best Buy for a refund or store credit.

Units affected: 187,400

Sold: Best Buy stores nationwide and online at www.bestbuy.com, www.eBay.com, and third-party sellers from November 2021 through November 2023

For more information: https://www.recallrtr.com/airfryer or (800) 566-7498

BJ’s Wholesale Club Berkley Jensen Citronella Tiki Torch

BJ’s is recalling its 72-inch Tiki Torches due to their potential to break open and/or fall while lit, posing a burn hazard and property damage risk. There have been 9 reports of the tiki torch top breaking open and/or falling, including 2 burn injuries. Consumers should destroy and dispose of the torches or return them with the fuel reservoir empty to a BJ’s Wholesale Club for a full refund.

Units affected: 90,000

Sold: Exclusively at BJ's Wholesale Club locations nationwide and online at www.bjs.com from January 2015 through November 2023

For more information: https://www.bjs.com/help/ or (800) 257-2582

Fisher-Price Little People Mickey and Friends Figures

The heads on Donald and Daisy Duck can detach, posing a choking hazard. Consumers should immediately take them away from children and send them in for a $10 refund. Note that only Donald and Daisy Duck are affected.

Units affected: 204,000

Sold: Walmart, Kohls, Meijer, HEB and Kroger stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com and other various eCommerce sites from May 2023 through February 2024

For more information: http://www.service.mattel.com/us/recall.aspx or (855) 853-6224

Honeywell System Sensor L-Series Low Frequency Fire Alarm Sounders and Strobes

The fire alarm sounds and strobes can malfunction and fail to alert consumers of a fire. The company is offering a free repair.

Units affected: 29,000

Sold: Honeywell authorized System Sensor installers and fire equipment distributors nationwide from March 2023 through April 2023

For more information: https://buildings.honeywell.com/us/en/brands/our-brands/system-sensor/resources/recall and (800) 736-7672

Jool Baby Nova Baby Infant Swings

While the swings are marketed for infant sleep, they are angled at greater than 10 degrees, posing a suffocation risk. The swings also fail to carry warning labels, required by federal standards. Consumers should immediately stop using the swings and contact Jool for a free repair kit.

Units affected: 63,100

Sold: Walmart stores and online at www.JoolBaby.com, www.amazon.com, www.babylist.com, www.target.com, www.walmart.com and other websites from November 2022 through November 2023

For more information: http://www.JoolBaby.com/recall or (888) 788-5665

Ravin Crossbows R500 Series

The crossbow can discharge unexpectedly when it is nearly cocked, posing an injury risk. Ravin is offering a free repair.

Units affected: 13,300

Sold: Ravin, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods stores, and other stores nationwide, and online at www.ravincrossbows.com from September 2021 through October 2023

For more information: https://www.ravincrossbows.com/r500recall or (888) 298-6335

Starbucks Branded Nestle Metallic Mugs 

The mugs were sold as part of holiday gift sets and can overheat and break if microwaved or filled with extremely hot liquid. This can pose burn and laceration hazards. There have been 12 reports of the mugs breaking, causing 10 injuries including 9 severe burns/blisters and one cut. Consumers may return the mugs to the place of purchase for a full refund, or contact Nestle USA for reimbursement. They will need to complete a form and attach a photo of the mug. Proof of purchase is not required.

Units affected: 440,500

Sold: Online and in-store at Target and Walmart, and through Nexcom (military retail outlets) nationwide from November 2023 through January 2024

For more information: https://www.nestleusa.com/media/pressreleases/metallicmugrecall or (800) 681-1676

TJX Children’s Brown Stretch Twill Pants

The Tommy Bahama brand pants pose a choking hazard due to plastic pieces on the pants’ faux drawstrings that can come loose and fall off. Consumers should cut the faux drawstrings to eliminate the hazard. They can also return the pants to Marshalls for a full refund or contact TJX on how to destroy the pants for a full refund.

Units affected: 14,500

Sold: Marshalls stores nationwide from December 2023 through February 2024

For more information: https://www.marshalls.com/us/store/jump/topic/Find-Help/Our-Product/6500006p#productrecalls and (888) 627-7425

Twenty Four Six Foods Happiness USA Roller Ball Candy

The rolling ball from the candy can dislodge, posing a choking hazard for children. There has been one report of the rolling ball dislodging into a seven-year-old child’s mouth, causing a choking incident that could have been fatal. The child underwent emergency surgery to successfully remove the rolling ball from his throat. Consumers should immediately take the candy away from children and contact Twenty Four Six Foods for a full refund. 

Units affected: 290,000

Sold: Kosher market stores nationwide from January 2018 through July 2023

For more information: recall246foods@gmail.com or (833) 436-1200

Yamaha Corporation of American Power Adapters

The adapters pose a risk of electric shock and electrocution due to exposed wires from a crack that can occur between the upper and lower cases. Consumers should contact Yamaha for a free replacement.

Units affected: 34,500

Sold: Guitar Center, Amazon.com, Sweetwater Sound, Sam Ash, Musicians Friend, B & H Foto & Electronics, American Musical Supply, and other independent, authorized Yamaha professional audio stores nationwide; and directly by Yamaha online at www.usa.yamaha.com and www.shop.usa.yamaha.com from June 2021 through November 2023

For more information: http://www.yamaha.com/us/support/pa10recall/ and (844) 703-5446

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