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Recall Roll Call: May, 2023

Posted on June 1, 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 May 2023.

American Woodmark Continental Cabinets and Hampton Bay Kitchen Wall Cabinets

The cabinets can detach and fall from the wall. There have been 90 reports of cabinets partially or fully detaching, but no injuries to date. The company is offering a free repair kit, and assistance with installation upon request.

Units affected: 235,000

Sold: Ace Hardware, Allied Building Stores, Cimarron Lumber Supply, Do it Best, House Hasson Hardware, HD Supply, True Value Company, and Wurth Wood Group nationwide, and The Home Depot stores and online nationwide from February 2022 through March 2023

For more information: https://continentalcabinetry.com/recall or (888) 273-7896

Blue Ridge Utility Knives

While in the original packaging, the knife can be unlocked and the blade can protrude, posing a risk of laceration. The company has received 2 reports of laceration injuries. Customers need to determine whether the blade tip is protruding, carefully remove the knife from the packaging, and retract and lock the knife in the closed position.

Units affected: 36,250

Sold: Exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from August 2022 through February 2023

For more information: http://www.blueridgetools.com/utilitykniferecall or (855) 516-3557

Bombardier Recreational Products Snowmobiles (sold by Ski-Doo)

The snowmobiles pose a potential fire hazard, due to a screw that can loosen in the fuel injector hose system. There have been 14 reports of leaks and 4 fires. The company is contacting all known purchasers to coordinate a free repair, but consumers may also reach out to a Ski-Doo dealer.

Units affected: 12,500

Sold: Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from October 2020 through September 2022

For more information: https://www.ski-doo.com/us/en/owner-zone/maintenance/safety-recalls.html or (888) 272-9222

Good and Beautiful Math Boxes

The metallic whiteboards attached to the Math 1 and 3 boxes can detach, exposing sharp edges which can cut users. There have been 4 reports of minor lacerations. Consumers should throw away the whiteboards and contact the company for a free non-metallic replacement.

Units affected: 103,200

Sold: The Good and the Beautiful store in Lehi, Utah, and online at www.goodandbeautiful.com from August 2021 through November 2022

For more information: http://www.goodandbeautiful.com/math-1-quality-reporting/ or (800) 627-3097

MATRYX RMK KHAOS and PRO Snowmobiles

The brake system can overheat when a rider engages the throttle and brake/parking brake simultaneously. Polaris received 164 reports of the brake system overheating, including 22 instances where there was fire. Consumers should contact Polaris or an authorized dealer for a free repair.

Units affected: 14,885

Sold: Polaris dealers nationwide from January 2021 through November 2022

For more information: https://www.polaris.com or (800) 765-2747

ODL Severe Weather Doorglass Inserts

In severe weather, the adhesive bond holding the doorglass inserts can fail. This poses risk of injury and property damage. No injuries have been reported. Consumers may contact ODL for a free repair by a technician or a replacement.

Units affected: 39,100

Sold: Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide, online at HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com and Zabitat.com from May 2022 through February 2023

For more information: https://www.odl.com/severe-weather-recall or (800) 221-2839

Peleton Exercise Bikes

The seat post assembly can break, posing a fall risk to the user. There have been 13 reports of injuries, including a fractured wrist, lacerations, and bruises. Consumers should contact Peleton for a free replacement seat post that can be self-installed.

Units affected: 2.2 million

Sold: Peloton and Dick’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at Onepeloton.com, Amazon.com and Dicksportinggoods.com from January 2018 through May 2023

For more information: https://support.onepeloton.com/hc/en-us/articles/360060446032-Peloton-Recalls-Tread-And-Tread-Full-Details-Here or (866) 679-9129

Personal Chiller Mini Gamer Refrigerators with LED Lights

Kell Electronic has recalled its refrigerators due to a power cord that can overheat and burn the consumer. There have been 6 reports of overheating but no injuries. The company is offering a full refund or a replacement cord, upon submission of a photo that shows the cord has been cut. (Consumers must unplug the appliance before cutting the cord.)

Units affected: 25,000

Sold: Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com as well as secondhand stores and websites from September 2022 through January 2023

For more information: https://www.personalchiller.com/recall or (888) 860-9989

PowerXL Stuffed Wafflizer Waffle Maker

Empower Brands recalled these waffle makers, due to hot pieces of waffle or stuffing that can be expelled while using the 5-inch and 7-inch models. There have been 44 reports of incidents, including 34 burn injuries and 3 that needed medical attention. Customers should contact Empower for a free latch adaptor part that repairs the defect.

Units affected: 465,000

Sold: Walmart, Kohls, Big Lots, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Best Buy, The Home Depot, Target, Sam’s Club and other home goods stores nationwide and online at www.QVC.com, www.walmart.com, www.kohls.com and other websites from July 2021 through October 2022

For more information: https://www.prodprotect.com/recall/wafflizer or (866) 276-0063

RZR Pro XP and Turbo R Recreational Off-Road Vehicles

Polaris recalled its off-road vehicles due to a fuel leak that can occur at the fuel pump assembly joint, posing a fire hazard. There have been 5 reports of fuel leaks and 1 fire, but no injuries. Consumers should contact an authorized Polaris dealer for a free repair.

Units affected: 20,330

Sold: Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2019 through November 2022

For more information: http://www.polaris.com or (800) 765-2747

Target Threshold Candles

The candle jar can break, posing potential cut or burn hazards. There have been 6 injuries including severe burns and cuts, and 137 reports of the candles breaking. Customers should return the candles to Target for a full refund. Target is also offering prepaid labels for returns by mail.

Units affected: 4.9 million

Sold: Target stores nationwide and online at www.target.com from August 2019 through March 2023

For more information: https://help.target.com/help/targetguesthelpprarticledetail?articleId=ka95d000000scq3AAA&articleTitle=Threshold+Glass+Jar+Candles&newsSafetyParCat=Product+Safety+%26+Recalls&productRecallCat=Product+recalls&searchQuery or (800) 440-0680

Walker Edison Twin Over Twin Bunk Beds

The wooden slats that support the bunk beds can break, posing a fall risk. There have been 14 reports of the slats breaking including one minor injury. Consumers should contact Walker Edison Furniture for a free repair kit.

Units affected: 121,000

Sold: Online at Walmart.com, HomeDepot.com, Amazon.com, Overstock.com and Wayfair.com from February 2010 through February 2022

For more information: https://walkeredison.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360001011772 or (877) 203-2917

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.