Recalled Consumer Products
Written by Faith Anderson on May 7, 2012
Potentially Dangerous Products Affected by Recent Recalls
- Adventure Playsets (240,000 units) – The wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard.
- Pacific Cycle Dartmouth Swing Sets (5,500 units) – The sling-style swing seats can crack and split prematurely, posing a fall hazard to children.
- Slolam Glider (900 units) – The playground unit lacks a transition platform on the top and sides on the chute. Children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute.
- Uni-O Partable LP Gas Grills (4,530 units) – The regulator on the grill can leak gas, which may ignite, posing a serious fire and burn hazard.
- Westinghouse Ceiling Fans (7,000 units) – The two 6-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan’s maximum wattage. This can cause the ceiling fan to overheat or fail, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.
- Pourable Gel Fuel (2.5 million bottles) – The gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto consumers and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited. Poursable gel fuel that splatters and ignites can pose potentially fatal fire and burn hazards to consumers.
- Kiddieland Toys Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes (12,000 units) – The plastic fairy figures protrude from the top of the handle bars, posing a laceration hazard if the child falls on them.
- Build-a-Bear Swimwear Set with Inflatable Inner Tube (19,720) – The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard.
- American Honda Grass Trimmers (14,000 units) – The shaft on this grass trimmer can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach. This poses a laceration hazard to the operator and bystanders.
CPSC Protecting Consumers With Product Recalls
The main responsibility of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a chemical, fire, electrical or mechanical hazard, and the agency’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as cribs, toys, cigarette lighters, power tools, and household chemicals – has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries and deaths caused by consumer products over the past 30 years.