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Recall Roll Call: November, 2022
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 November 2022.
AirWick Aerosol Air Fresheners
A single batch of air fresheners was manufactured without a corrosion inhibitor. This can cause the metal to rupture, posing risk of injury that includes skin lacerations and eye irritation. The recall affects the AirWick Fresh New Day “Fresh Linen” and “Fresh Water” Airwick scents. The company has received two reports of leaking cans, two reports of ruptured cans, and one report of a can that both ruptured and leaked. There have been no injuries.
Units affected: 67,000
Sold: Grocery, mass merchandisers, hardware, home improvement, drug stores and other stores nationwide, including Dollar Tree, True Value and Cumberland Farms between March 2022 and September 2022
For more information: http://www.airwick.us/Voluntary-Recall or (800) 228-4722
Bentex Children’s Clothing Sets
The Disney-themed clothing sets had textile ink that contained lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children.
Units affected: 87,000
Sold: TJMAXX, DD's/Ross, Burlington, Army & Airforce Exchange Service and other stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from November 2021 through August 2022
For more information: http://www.bentex.com/recall or (800) 451-0285
Black+Decker Garment Steamers
The steamers can spray and leak hot water, posing a burn hazard. The company has received 241 reports of hot water expelling from the steamer. Of those, 32 resulted in burn injuries and two caused second-degree burns.
Units affected: 518,500
Sold: Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond and other stores nationwide, including online at www.walmart.com, www.target.com, www.bedbathandbeyond.com and www.blackanddeckerappliances.com from June 2021 through September 2022
For more information: http://www.prodprotect.com/recall or (800) 990-5298
Clarks Americas Women’s Navy Blue Canvas Shoes
The shoes’ upper material contains a toxic chemical. Prolonged exposure could cause adverse health effects. No incidents have been reported.
Units affected: 113,000
Sold: Clarks outlet stores and other stores, including Macy’s, JC Penney, Kohl’s, QVC, Shoe Carnival, DSW and Zappos and online at Clarksusa.com and Amazon.com from February 2022 to October 2022
For more information: http://tinyurl.com/ClarksRecall or (800) 480-5092
Generac Portable Generators
The generator’s unlocked handle can pinch fingers against the frame, which could result in crushing and/or amputation injuries. The company has had 37 reports of injuries, including 24 finger amputations and five crushed fingers.
Units affected: 321,160
Sold: Major home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online, including Ace Hardware, Amazon, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, City Electric Supply, Costco, Do it Best, Fastenal, Home Depot, Lowe’s Stores, Napa Auto Parts, Northern Tool & Equipment, Orgill, Power Equipment Direct, Ravitsky Bros., True Value, and W.W. Grainger from June 2013 through June 2021
For more information: http://www.generac.com/handleguard or (844) 242-3493
Green Sprouts Toddler’s Stainless Steel Bottles and Cups
The bottom base can break off, exposing users to a solder dot that contains lead. If ingested by young children, lead is toxic and can cause adverse health effects. There have been 7 reports of the base breaking off, but no injuries have been reported.
Units affected: 10,500
Sold: Buy Buy Baby and Whole Foods stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, www.buybuybaby.com and www.bedbathandbeyond.com from January 2020 through September 2022
For more information: https://greensproutsbaby.com/pages/swssbrecall or (800) 876-1574
MATRYX, AXYS and Pro-Ride Snowmobiles
The fuel tank can ignite during operation, causing the tank to burst. The manufacturer, Polaris Industries, has received 30 reports of the fuel tank bursting, 16 incidents of fire, and one report of a second-degree burn.
Units affected: 138,000
Sold: Polaris dealers nationwide from October 2011 through August 2022
For more information: http://www.polaris.com or (800) 765-2747
Mockingbird Single-to-Double Strollers
The stroller frame can crack and pose a fall risk to children. The company has received 138 reports of the frame cracking. There have been 8 injuries involving cuts, scratches or bruises to children riding in the stroller.
Units affected: 149,000
Sold: Target stores nationwide and online at hellomockingbird.com, babylist.com, goodbuygear.com and target.com from March 2020 to September 2022
For more information: http://www.hellomockingbird.com/recall or (877) 274-3240
MYX I, MYX II, and MYX III Plus Exercise Bicycles
When not properly tightened, the pedals can loosen and detach, posing an injury hazard. The company has received 864 reports of the pedals loosening or detaching. Of those, 75 resulted in bruises and cuts.
Units affected: 162,000
Sold: Online at www.MyxFitness.com and www.amazon.com from November 2019 through July 2022
For more information: https://www.myxfitness.com/pages/cpsc or (855) 898-1275
RadWagon 4 Electric Cargo Bikes
The company received 137 reports of tires blowing out, deflating, and separating from the sidewalls. There were 5 reports of road rash, cuts and/or bruises, one report of a broken wrist, and one report of a broken arm.
Units affected: 29,300
Sold: Rad Power Bikes stores nationwide and online at www.radpowerbike.com from September 2020 through August 2022
For more information: http://www.radpowerbikes.com/pages/recall-radwagon4-tires or (844) 406-2703
Stashables Finger Skateboard Ramp Sets
There are unsafe levels of lead in the paint on the miniature skateboard and scooter toys. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children. No incidents have been reported.
Units affected: 17,000
Sold: Online at Amazon.com and Walmart.com from April 2020 through May 2022
For more information: http://www.stash-direct.com/recall/ or (888) 808-0173
William Carter Infant Yellow Footed Fleece Pajamas
The pajamas feature small metal wire pieces that can puncture and cut young children. No injuries have been reported.
Units affected: 50,800
Sold: Carter’s, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Belk, Boscov’s and other stores nationwide and online at www.carters.com from July 2022 through September 2022
For more information: http://www.carters.com or (800) 692-4674
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.