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Recalls this week: bunk beds, crossbows, sanders

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From page B14 | June 08, 2014 |

A line of bunk beds that pose an entrapment risk to children if they are assembled incorrectly are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include crossbows that can fire arrows accidentally and electric sanders that could pose a fire hazard.

Here’s a more detailed look:

BUNK BEDS

DETAILS: Lea Covington and Hannah Collection bunk beds with bookcases. The beds were sold in twin over twin and full over full sizes with accessories including a bookcase. The Lea name and model information is printed on a label attached to the backside of the headboard on the bottom bunk and on the back of the bookcase. They were sold at Furnitureland South and other furniture stores nationwide and online at Hayneedle.com from September 2011 until March. Details on specific models can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2014/Lea-Industries-Recalls-Bunk-Beds-with-Bookcases/

WHY: The bunk bed can be assembled incorrectly, creating a space that exceeds the 1.88 inches allowed by the industry standard, posing an entrapment hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 500.

FOR MORE: Call Lea Industries at 888-770-7116 or visit www.leafurniture.com and click on “Safety” for more information.

CROSSBOWS

DETAILS: Mission Archery crossbows that have the automatic safety located behind the trigger at rear of scope mount, models MXB 320, MXB Dagger, MXB 400 and MXB 360; and serial numbers ranging from XB04879 to XB16555. The serial number is located on the underside of the rail directly behind the safety. Mission and the model name are printed on each limb. They were sold at archery and hunting sporting goods stores nationwide from May 2013 through April.

WHY: The crossbow can fire an arrow unexpectedly without the trigger being pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of the crossbow firing unexpectedly. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 9,500.

FOR MORE: Call Mission Archery at 844-334-8991 or visit www.missionarchery.com and click on the crossbow tab for more information.

CAR SEAT ADAPTORS

DETAILS: Phil&Teds Travel System 26 infant car seat adaptors for strollers. The models being recalled include, Classic, Dot, Explorer, Hammerhead, Navigator, S3 and S4. Compatible car seats include the Maxi Cosi Cabriofix, Maxi Cosi Mico, Maxi Cosi Pebble and Cybex Anton. The adaptors are two pieces of black plastic, one for the left side and one for the right side, that connect the stroller to the car seat. “TS26,” ”philandteds,” ”L” for left, “R” for right and UPC “9 420015 7 4004″ are printed on the adaptors. They were sold from April 2013 through March.

WHY: The plastic adaptors used to connect an infant car seat to a stroller can crack, become unstable and break during use, posing a risk that an infant could fall.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of the adaptors cracking and breaking when stored in freezing weather conditions.

HOW MANY: About 265 in the U.S. and 122 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Phil&Teds at 855-652-9019 or visit www.philandteds.com and click on “Support,” then “Upgrades and Recalls” for more information.

SANDERS

DETAILS: 5-inch and 6-inch Mirka CEROS compact electric random orbital sanders. The 5-inch sander is model CEROS 550. The 6-inch sander is model CEROS 650. Model names are on a white sticker on the back of the sander housing beneath the hand grip. Serial numbers are engraved on the side of the sander housing just above the dust shroud. They were sold from November 2013 to April. Details on the serial numbers included with the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Mirka-Recalls-Compact-Electric-Random-Orbital-Sanders/

WHY: The sander can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of electrical shorting incidents which included the sanders sparking and smoking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 440 U.S. and 85 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Mirka Abrasives at 800-843-3904 or visit www.mirka-usa.com and click on Recall for more information.

 

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