Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Recalls this week: baby rattles, boilers

A line of baby rattles with pieces that pose a choking hazard and boilers that could pose a carbon monoxide hazard are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include hooded children’s clothing and mattresses.

Here’s a more detailed look:

BABY RATTLES

DETAILS: Manhattan Toy Quixel baby rattles. The plastic rattles have arches in red, orange, green, and blue with sliding beads on each of the arches. The arches are held together by a single string of red, white and blue elastic. The rattle arches measure about 5 inches in diameter. The product was sold with or without a box. “Manhattan Toy” is printed on one of the arches. They were sold at specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, in Canada, and online at www.manhattantoy.com from September 2011 through October 2013.

WHY: The arches can break, creating a small part which poses a choking hazard to small children.

INCIDENTS: Four reports of the rattles breaking. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 8,300 in the U.S. and 4,100 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Manhattan Group at 800-541-1345 or visit www.manhattantoy.com and click on “RECALLS” at the bottom of the home page for more information.

HEATING BOILERS

DETAILS: Crown Boiler CWD series cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water in home baseboard, floor, or radiator heating systems. The Crown Boiler logo is on the front of the boiler. Recalled boilers have model numbers that begin with CWD and were made between May 1, 2005 and July 1, 2013. The model number and the manufacturing date are located on a white rating label located on the upper right side of the boiler. The manufacturing date appears under “Series” in the MM/DD/YYYY or M/D/YYYY format or as a two-letter code. They were sold at plumbing and heating wholesale distributors nationwide from May 2005 through July 2013. Recalled models have dates between 5/1/2005 and 7/1/2013 or one of the following two-letter codes: EB, FB, GB, HB, IB, JB, KB, LB, AC, BC, CC, DC, EC, FC, GC, HC, IC, JC, KC, LC, AD, BD, CD, DD, ED, FD, GD, HD, ID, JD, KD, LD, AE, BE, CE, DE, EE, FE, GE, HE, IE, JE, KE, LE, AF, BF, CF, DF, EF, FF, GF, HF, IF, JF, KF, LF, AG, BG, CG, DG, EG, FG, GG, HG, IG, JG, KG, LG, AH, BH, CH, DH, EH, FH, GH, HH, IH, JH, KH, LH, AI, BI, CI, DI, EI, FI, GI, HI, II, JI, KI, LI, AJ, BJ, CJ, DJ, EJ, FJ.

WHY: The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners in the event that there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide, posing a carbon monoxide poisoning hazard to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: 2,200.

FOR MORE: Call Crown Boiler Co. at 855-688-0776, send email to cap@crownboiler.com, or visit www.crownboiler.com and click on “CPSC Product Recall Announcement” for more information.

KICKBOARDS/SCOOTERS

DETAILS: K2 Revo Kick kickboards/scooters with item code I10700100. Revo Kick and the item code are printed on a sticker on the underside of the deck. They were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online at K2skates.com from March 2010 through September 2013.

WHY: The front assembly of the kickboards/scooters can break and the handle can detach or partially detach, causing loss of control or loss of balance. This poses a fall hazard to the rider.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 400.

FOR MORE: Call K2 Sports at 866-302-9996, send email to kickboard@k2sports.com, or visit at www.k2sports.com and click on “Important Safety Information” for more information.

BICYCLE DERAILLEURS

DETAILS: SRAM RED WiFLi Rear Derailleur, which is a device that moves a bicycle chain gears on the rear wheel. The name SRAM RED and the serial number of the derailleur are located on the back of the inner pulley wheel cage plate and are visible when looking through the spokes of the bicycle wheel. The recalledderailleurs manufacturing dates are September 2012 through March 2013. Serial numbers of affected products begin with one of the following four-digit codes: 31T2 ,37T2, 43T2, 49T2 , 03T3 ,09T3, 32T2, 38T2, 44T2,50T2, 04T3, 10T3, 33T2, 39T2, 45T2, 51T2, 05T3, 11T3, 34T2, 40T2, 46T2, 52T2, 06T3, 35T2, 41T2, 47T2, 01T3, 07T3, 36T2, 42T2, 78T2, 02T3, 08T3.

WHY: The rear derailleur’s rear pivot pin can loosen or dislodge, causing the rear derailleur to jam or interfere with the wheel, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: Forty-three in the U.S. with one report of scrapes and bruises.

HOW MANY: About 1,700.

FOR MORE: Call SRAM at 800-346-2928 or visit www.sram.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

HOODED JACKETS

DETAILS: Wearever Girl brand girl’s long sleeve zip-up 100 percent cotton hooded jackets sold as a set with brown pants. The brown hooded jackets have thin aqua, light pink and light green horizontal stripes and sold in girl’s sizes 7 to 16. There is a brown, flat drawstring around the neck of the jackets. “Wearever Girl” is printed on a label on the back inside neck of the jackets and on the pants. They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory in August 2013.

WHY: The jackets sold with the set have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 60.

FOR MORE: Call David’s Place Off Price Clothing at 888-394-1398 or send email to dania@ymijeans.com for more information.

HOODED WINDSUITS

DETAILS: Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits in sizes XS, S, M and L. The windsuits are made of water-resistant fabric and include a jacket and pants. The jacket has a front zip closure and elastic cuffs. The windsuits come in pink with black on the jacket at the top shoulder and a black side strip on the pants; gray with blue on the jacket at the top shoulder and a blue side strip on the pants; and purple with lighter purple on the jacket at the top shoulder and a pink strip on the pants. They were sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and on the firm’s website www.academy.com between September 2013 and October 2013. The style number is SGBCGA9001 and the following SKUs: XS 0024229635, 0024229486, 0024229569, S 0024229643, 0024229494, 0024229577, M 0024229650, 0024229502, 0024229585, and L 0024229668, 0024229510, 0024229593.

WHY: The hooded windsuits have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 6,600.

FOR MORE: Call Academy Sports + Outdoors at 888-922-2336 or visit www.academy.com and click on “Product Recall Info” for more information.

MATTRESSES

DETAILS: L&F International Trade’s rebuilt twin, full, queen, and king-size mattresses and mattresses with foundations. The used mattresses were stripped to the springs and rebuilt by L&F International Trade. They have an ivory knit fabric cover with a botanical pattern. The recalled mattresses have a yellow tag with “L&F International Trade Inc., 10726A Tucker St., Beltsville, MD 20705″ printed on them. They were sold at Best Buy Furniture, Takoma Park, Md.; Capital Discount, Washington, D.C.; Carolina Furniture, Hyattsville, Md.; Easy Buy Furniture, Washington, D.C. and Value Furniture, Bladensburg, Md., from November 2011 through July 2012.

WHY: The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,000.

FOR MORE: Call L&F International Trade at 301-595-1062 or send email to LFinternationalinc@gmail.com for more information.

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