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Recall Roll Call: May 2024

Posted on June 1, 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 May 2024.

Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

The snowmobile’s drive clutch can break and send fragments flying which presents a risk of lacerations. There have been 200 reports of clutch failures, including where the fragments hit consumers. Consumers should immediately stop using the snowmobile and contact the company for an additional clutch guard. The company also will inspect and, if needed, replace the primary clutch.

Units affected: 16,200

Sold: Arctic Cat dealerships nationwide from September 2016 through January 2024

For more information: https://arcticcat.txtsv.com/owners/recalls or (800) 279-2281

Bausch & Lomb Project Watson Eyelid Wipes for Dogs

Bacteria and fungi can grow in the container once it’s opened, posing a risk of serious infection. The company is offering a full refund.

Units affected: 32,000

Sold: PetSmart, Walmart, and other stores nationwide, and online at Chewy.com and Amazon.com from February 2023 through March 2024

For more information: https://eyelidwiperecall.com/ or (877) 857-1149

Black & Decker Craftsman V20 Cordless Tillers/Cultivators

The assembly instructions could cause consumers to incorrectly attach the bottom of the tiller/cultivator so that it is upside down. If this happens, it rotates in the wrong direction, posing a laceration hazard to the user. The company has posted updated assembly instructions at the link indicated below.

Units affected: 44,400

Sold: Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Blain’s Farm & Fleet stores nationwide, certain Army & Air Force Exchanges, and online at Amazon.com from October 2022 through April 2024

For more information: https://www.craftsman.com/pages/safety-notices-and-recalls-cmctl320b or (855) 237-6848

Children’s Nightgowns by Zegoo Home

These nightgowns do not meet the flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. The company is offering a full refund for consumers who destroy the sleepwear.

Units affected: 14,000

Sold: Online at Amazon.com from April 2018 through January 2024

For more information: https://www.zegoohome.com or zegoohome@126.com

DR Power Equipment Walk-Behind and Tow-Behind Leaf Blowers

Pieces can come loose inside the unit and, as a result, be ejected. This poses a laceration risk for both users and bystanders. There have been 22 reports of pieces being ejected. Consumers should immediately stop using the leaf blowers and contact DR Power for a free dealer-installed repair.

Units affected: 57,200

Sold: Independent power equipment stores nationwide and online at drpower.com from September 2014 through January 2024

For more information: https://drpower.com/recalls or (877) 221-4038

Electrolux Group Frigidaire and Kenmore Electric Ranges

The surface heating elements can turn on spontaneously and fail to turn off when shut off is selected. They also can heat to different temperatures than selected. For these reasons, they pose a burn risk and fire hazard. There have been at least 212 reports of the ranges behaving erratically, including 14 reports of fires and 8 reports of burn injuries and smoke inhalation. If the range is repairable, a free inspection and repair will be scheduled. If the range cannot be repaired, Electrolux will offer a $50 electronic gift card and reimbursement of up to $60 for a haul away fee.

Units affected: 203,000

Sold: Sears and independent appliance stores nationwide from June 2001 through August 2009

For more information: https://www.ema-recall.com/potentiometer or (888) 845-8226

Igloo Products Youth Sipper Bottles

The silicone cover on the sipper part of the bottle can detach, posing a choking risk to children. Consumers should immediately stop using the bottles, destroy the silicone spout, and submit evidence to receive a full refund.

Units affected: 31,500

Sold: Academy Sports + Outdoors, Rural King, and online at www.igloocoolers.com from April 2023 through March 2024

For more information: http://www.igloocoolers.com/recalls or (800) 273-7024

Medline Industries Adult Portable Bed Rails

These bed rails pose a serious entrapment risk, which can lead to death by asphyxiation. There have been 2 reports of deaths due to entrapment, both at care facilities. Consumers and facilities should immediately stop using the rails and contact the company for a full refund.

Units affected: 1.5 million 

Sold: Medline.com and athome.medline.com, major online retailers, including Amazon and Walmart.com, online pharmacies, including CVS.com and Walgreens.com, and online medical supply stores nationwide, including Cascade Healthcare Solutions and Magic Medical from July 2009 through March 2024

For more information: https://athome.medline.com or (866) 359-1704

Textron Specialized Vehicles Prowler Pro and Tracker Utility Vehicles

The fuel tank cap does not fit properly, which can cause the fuel to leak. This poses a fire risk. There have been 48 reports of fuel leaks but no injuries. The company is offering a free inspection and repair at an authorized dealer.

Units affected: 10,300

Sold: Arctic Cat and Tracker dealers nationwide, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's, and independent dealerships from April 2021 through September 2023

For more information: https://arcticcat.txtsv.com/owners/recalls or (800) 279-2281

True Manufacturing Commercial Refrigerators with Secop Compressors

The compressors can overheat, causing a fire hazard. There have been 14 reports of fires, which resulted in property damage. Consumers should stop using the refrigerators and contact True Manufacturing for a free repair.

Units affected: 29,200

Sold: Directly to commercial food service businesses by dealers and distributors from January 2018 through June 2020

For more information: http://www.true-secopcompressor-retrofit.com or (855) 203-0185

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