Monthly Recalls

COMPUTER MONITORS, LAWN MOWERS, CARSEATS, CHILDREN'S BOARD BOOKS, & Many more products are on this month's recalls list.  Attention to recalls in the extensive variety of products listed can play a role in preventing unintentional injuries to you and those you care about.   Use of these products may cause a variety of risks, from strangulation, to fire hazards, to choking, to serious injury or death.   In our continued attempt to "E.R.A.SE." injuries, the Violence & Injury Prevention Program of Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center monitors recalls listed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

This is as a service to you, you family, your patients and our shared community. Attention to these recalls can play a role in preventing unintentional injuries. Please take a minute to review the following recalls and hit the link if you have purchased the item described for more information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. In addition, feel free to email this to anyone you feel may benefit.

March Recalls

This is as a service to you, your family, your patients, and our shared community. Please take a minute to review the following recalls and copy the link into your internet browser if you have purchased the item described for more information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission or the producing company.  In addition, feel free to email this to anyone you feel may benefit.

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In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), IBM, of Armonk, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling to repair 56,000 computer monitors. The monitor's circuit board can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

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In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Random House Inc., of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 360,000 children's board book sets. The book sets were sold in cardboard boxes with plastic snaps. The plastic snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03086.html

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Betesh Group of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 11,200 "Busy Bug" plush toys. The antennae of the plush toy can be chewed or pulled off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The First Years Inc., of Avon, Mass., is providing a new instruction sheet for 120,000 "2-In-1 Fold-Away Tub and Step Stools." When used as a tub, babies' body parts can be pinched if the product's footrest is not fully extended so that it clicks into place firmly.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03084.html
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Playnation Play Systems of Kennesaw, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 1,400 "Fun Buckets," a vinyl bucket attached to a rope used to lift small items up to backyard play sets' forts. As children play on the play set's slide or platform, the 6- to 8-ft free- hanging rope can become entangled around the child's neck. This presents a strangulation hazard to young children.

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A small number of SnugRide infant car seats may have missing hardware used to attach the carrier to the base. If the hardware is missing, the carrier may not be securely attached to the base. In the event of a sudden stop or crash, the carrier may detach from the base, possibly resulting in serious injury or death.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03094.html
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Trudeau Corp., of Woodridge, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 45,200 fondue pots sold as a part of a 17 piece set at Bed, Bath and Beyond stores. The plastic handles that are attached to the fondue pots can melt and crack during heating on a range top, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Makita U.S.A. Inc., of La Mirada, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 350,000 electric orbit sanders. The pads on the sanders can break apart during use and strike the operator, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

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In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA Inc., of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 37,000 electrical hot pots. The bottom of the hot pot can separate from the top, which could pose a serious burn hazard to consumers.

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml03/03089.html
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Murray Inc., of Brentwood, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 270,000 riding lawn tractors. The fuel tank can crack and leak fuel, posing a burn and fire hazard to consumers.

February Recalls

CPSC, Build-A-Bear Workshop Announce Recall of "Founding Bear" Stuffed Bears
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commis sion (CPSC), Build-A-Bear Workshop, of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 80,000 "Founding Bear" stuffed bears. The nose of the stuffed bear can be pulled or twisted off, posing a choking hazard to a young child

CPSC, Innova Inc. Announce Recall to Replace Exploding Frying Pans
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Innova Inc., Davenport, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling to replace about 8,700 Ultrex Thermal/Double Wall frying pans. The pans can explode or separate when preheated, used on high heat, or used for frying, which can pose a serious burn hazard from hot oil or food contents spilling onto consumers.

CPSC, Pace Products Inc. Announce Recall of Children's Soap Making Kits
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pace Products Inc., of Apopka, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 145,000 children's soap making kits. The soap may get too hot when heated in the microwave oven and leak from the tray mold posing a burn hazard to children.

CPSC, Sun Rise Industrial Co., Ltd. and Raleigh America Inc. Announce Recall of Bicycles
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sun Rise Bicycle Industrial Co. Ltd. of Taiwan and Raleigh America Inc., of Kent, Wash., are voluntarily recalling about 2,800 bicycles. The frames on these bicycles can break, which can cause riders to lose control and crash.

Zenith Announce Recall to Repair Large-Screen, Analog Projection Televisions
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Zenith Electronics Corp., of Lincolnshire, Ill., is voluntarily recalling to repair about 80,000 large-screen, analog projection televisions manufactured between 1995 and 1998. This recall is an expansion of a 1998 recall program involving 111,000 projection television sets. A tear in a gasket can cause coolant fluid to leak from the picture tube assembly. This can cause smoking, charring, and electrical arcing inside of the television, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Cooper Lighting Warn About 500-Watt Halogen Bulbs
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cooper Lighting Inc., of Peachtree City, Ga., is warning consumers that nearly 600,000 Regent 500-watt halogen bulbs may pose a fire hazard if used in torchiere floor lamps or other indoor residential fixtures. These 500-watt light bulbs generate very high temperatures compared to incandescent and lower wattage halogen bulbs and can start a fire if they come in contact with curtains, clothes or other flammable material. These bulbs are intended for use in outdoor work lights and flood lamps.

CPSC Announces Recall of Baseline Design Beanbag Chairs
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is announcing the recall of about 30,000 beanbag chairs manufactured in 1999 by Baseline Design, of Linwood, Pa. Some of these beanbag chairs have zippers that can be opened, allowing access to the polystyrene beads inside the chairs. This poses a suffocation hazard to young children who can unzip the chair and inhale the small beads.

CPSC, Tim Hortons Announce Recall of Travel Mugs
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tim Hortons of Oakville, Ontario, Canada, is voluntarily recalling about 6,500 travel mugs distributed in the United States. The lids on some of the mugs can detach allowing hot liquid to leak, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Hufco-Delaware Company and Evenflo Company Inc. Announce Recall to Repair Gerry® and Evenflo® Portable Wood Cribs
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hufco-Delaware Company, of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Evenflo Company Inc., of Vandalia, Ohio, are recalling about 364,000 portable wood cribs. If the hardware used to assemble the crib is not tight, the mattress support platform and mattress can fall to the floor. This poses a risk of injury to young children in the crib.