In our work, we see an astounding number of consumer product recalls involving everything from children’s toys to clothing and household products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is the agency charged with keeping an eye on regulations meant to ensure harmful products are not placed on the market. Unfortunately, sometimes these items make it into the hands of consumers. It is important for consumers to let the CPSC know if they have encountered a dangerous product that needs to be investigated. The CPSC can request the manufacturer issue a voluntary recall, or can mandate a recall if the product is deemed to pose an especially serious threat to consumers. Following are just a few of the consumer product recalls issued in July 2020.
Costway is recalling certain baby strollers. The recalled strollers violate the Federal Standard for Carriages and Strollers. A child’s torso can pass through the opening between the activity tray and the seat bottom and their head can become entrapped, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards. The location of the crotch restraint creates a large opening between the seat bottom and the restraint, posing a fall hazard to children.
Lidl US is recalling its Silvercrest Bread Makers. The bread maker’s lid can become energized, posing an electric shock hazard. There has been one incident of the bread maker becoming energized. No injuries have been reported.
Polaris is recalling its 2019-2020 Ranger XP 1000 and its 2020 General XP 1000 Utility Vehicles (UTVs). The throttle can fail to return to the idle position after the engine stalls and is restarted in gear without switching the key to the off position due to a software problem, causing the vehicle to accelerate suddenly, posing a crash hazard to the user.
Polaris is recalling its 2018-2020 Polaris Phoenix 200 ATVs. The throttle lever stop can fail due to damage during shipping, posing a crash hazard. The company received five consumer reports; four of them pertain to the throttle stop breaking, and one report of the throttle stop sticking. No injuries reported.
A Better You! is recalling its Belecoo 535-S Baby Strollers. The recalled strollers violate the federal Carriages and Strollers standard. A child’s torso can pass through the opening between the activity tray and the seat bottom and their head can become entrapped, posing entrapment and strangulation hazards. The location of the crotch restraint creates a large opening between the seat bottom and the restraint, and it can become detached, posing a fall hazard to children.
Avalon Furniture is recalling its Cottage Town Bedroom Furniture Collection. The base coat paint used on pieces within the furniture collection contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint standard. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. This collection was sold exclusively at Rooms To Go stores.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles is recalling its Rocky Mountain non-electric alloy frame Instinct, Instinct BC and Pipeline bicycles. The bicycle’s front frame triangle can crack and cause separation of the head tube from the frame, posing fall and injury hazards. The company has received 12 reports of front triangles cracking. There have been no reports of injuries.
Crate and Barrel is recalling its Parke Twin and Full Beds. The headboard on the recalled beds can separate from the side rails, posing a fall hazard. Crate and Barrel has received nine reports of incidents of the headboard separating from the frame, including two foot injuries.
Cooper Lighting is recalling its All Field and Prism RGBA light fixtures. The lenses on the fixture can loosen, separate from the fixture and fall, posing a risk of injury to people below. Cooper Lighting Solutions has received three reports of lenses falling from All Field fixtures at indoor facilities in the U.S. No injuries have been reported.
DaVinci is recalling its DaVinci Bailey bassinets. The bassinet’s mattress support can become disengaged, posing fall and entrapment hazards to babies. DaVinci has received 13 reports of the mattress support becoming disengaged. No injuries have been reported.
RH is recalling its Riveted Mesh Floor Lamps. The lamp’s on/off foot switch can overheat, melt or catch fire, posing a fire hazard. RH has received 11 reports of the lamp’s foot switch overheating, including one report of the foot switch catching fire. No injuries have been reported.
Polaris is recalling its Model Year 2020 Ranger XP 1000 and Ranger CREW XP 1000 Off-Road Vehicles, Model Years 2019 – 2020 PRO XD 4000D UTVs, Model Year 2019 PRO XD 2000D UTVs and Model Year 2020 Bobcat UV34 and UV34XL UTVs. An improperly manufactured clutch component can cause the engine braking feature to fail, resulting in unexpected vehicle motion, posing a crash hazard. Polaris has received 14 reports of unexpected motion or drive clutch locking, including one report of a crash resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Willis Electric is recalling its Home Accents Holiday artificial Christmas Trees. The Christmas tree’s foot-pedal controller can overheat, posing a burn hazard. Willis Electric has received 509 reports of incidents of overheating involving the foot-pedal controller, including one report of a burn. The trees were sold exclusively at Home Depot from June 2019 through December 2019.
DownEast Outfitters is recalling its Mattress on the Go mattresses. The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.
Manhattan Toy is recalling its Manhattan Ball. The toy’s plastic tubes can detach from the center ball and release the small silicone teethers that are threaded on the tubes, posing a choking hazard to young children. Manhattan Toy has received six reports of the plastic tubes detaching from the center ball. Two of the six reports included a silicone teether being separated from the toy. The company also reported one incident of a child mouthing the silicone teether after it came off. The toy was sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from July 2019 through June 2020.
Cookware Company is recalling its Greenpan SimmerLite Dutch Ovens with Lid. The lid on the dutch oven can explode while it is inside the oven, posing injury and burn hazards to the consumer. Cookware Company has received four consumer reports of incidents, including three reports of the lid exploding while the product was inside the oven, resulting in one report of property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Polaris is recalling its 2015-2020 AXYS Trail Performance and Crossover snowmobiles. The fuel hose can be improperly secured, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Polaris has received 13 reports of improperly secured fuel hoses. No fires or injuries have been reported.
Monitor and report defective consumer products
Consumers can review the latest product recalls and alerts, search for specific product alerts, find more information about the recalls listed here, as well as find other helpful information about consumer safety at the CPSC website. There are also links on the site to report a problem with a product. There are links for both consumers and businesses to report these problems. Businesses are required to report potentially hazardous products they manufacture, distribute, import or sell under Section 15 of the Consumer Product Safety Act. Both of these can be done by visiting saferproducts.gov.View More on Consumer Goods