Product Recall | Mini Strollers due to Fall Hazard

 Product Recall Description

A product recall was issued to the general public via the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, an United States of American (USA) consumer protection governmental agency on Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Recalled Tango Mini Stroller

This recall involves four models of black Tango Mini Strollers, each with its own model number and identifiable by a uniquely colored bonnet top sold in Quartz Pink (Model Number ST31D09A), Sedona Gray (Model Number ST31D10A), Jet Black (Model Number ST31D11A), and Purest Blue (Model Number ST31D03A).  Model numbers are printed in black on a white sticker located on one of the stroller’s legs.

There are approximately 2,000 strollers affected under this chinese manufactured product and distributed by Baby Trend of Fontana, California.

Recalled stroller model number is printed in black on a white sticker attached to the stroller’s leg

Seller Locations

These strollers were sold between October 2019 and November 2019 for around $100.00 to $200.00 at amazon.com, Target stores and through their online website http://www.target.com.

 

Origin of Products

This product is manufactured in China and chinese products have lately been on a string of recalls broadcasted by the U.S. government agency, Consumer Product Safety Commission or also known as CPSC for short and one we will refer to in this post.

Hazard Description

Both of the stroller’s hinge joints can release and collapse under pressure, posing a fall hazard to children in the stroller.  We are unsure of the testing method prior to putting this product on the market. 

There have been no injuries reported.

Both of the stroller’s hinge joints can release and collapse under pressure, posing a fall hazard to children in the stroller.

Remedy

Immediately stop using this product and request a replacement or refund.  Baby Trend at 800-328-7363 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (West coast time/Pacific Standard Time) Monday through Friday, e-mail info@babytrend.com or online at www.babytrend.com and click on “Safety Notices” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Source

CPSC = https://nortonsafe.search.ask.com/web?q=google+earth&geo=en_US&prt=&ctype=&o=APN11910&chn=&ver=&tpr=2&ts=1451155128231

#productrecall #CPSCrecall #babysafety #kidsafety

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 1/18/2020 – 2010 hours PST

US Product Recall | Wood and Masonry Protectors | Recall No. 20-056

The Recall

The Thompson’s Company, a Cleveland, Ohio company issued a product recall for their Thompson’s® WaterSeal® Waterproofing Wood Protector and Masonry Protector in Aerosol Cans on January 14, 2020.

852,000 cans are affected.  Recall # is 20-056.

This recall is due to posing a fire hazard.

“The contents of the cans can react with the package, causing rust to form along the can seam, which could spread to other areas of the can and create pinhole leaks.  Leaking propellant poses a fire hazard when it comes into contact with sources of ignition.  Leaking sealer can also result in property damage.” – CPSC.gov website

What to Do

Consumers should immediately stop using Thompson’s WaterSeal Waterproofing Wood Protector and Masonry Protector in aerosol cans, discard the products in accordance with local requirements and contact The Thompson’s Company for a full refund.

Incidents Reported

The Thompson’s Company received approximately 18 reports of leaking cans from retailers.  No injuries, fires, or property damage were reported.

Contact Info

The Thompson’s Company toll-free at 888-304-3769 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at thompsonsaerosolrecall@sherwin.com, or online at www.thompsonswaterseal.com and click on “RECALL” for more information.

Purchase Locations

Lowe’s Home Improvement, Walmart, Menards, Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2014 through September 2019 for about $8.

Recalled Thompson’s WaterSeal Aerosol Wood and Masonry Protectors

Photo Credit:  The Thompson Company

Product Recall Sources

For more information on which actual cans are being recalled, visit the CPSC.gov website (see recall below) for specifics.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/The-Thompsons-Company-Recalls-Aerosol-Waterproofing-Wood-and-Masonry-Protectors-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Posted: 1/15/2020 – 2135 Hours PST

Medical Device Product Recall | Mavidon

THE RECALL

Today, a voluntary product recall was issued for Hospitals and  Clinics to stop using Mavidon which is also known by brand names of LemonPrep, PediaPrep, Wave Prep, Cario Prep.  These are 4 -ounce tubes and single use cups, cardio Prep and Collodions, Collodion removers, medhical adhesive remover, acetone and all products manufactured by Mavidon need to STOP using the products immediately.

These products were distributed to hospitals, clinics and distributors across the USA and around the world.

REASON BEHIND RECALL

They have issued this recall due to contamination with Burkholderia cepacia, which is the name for a group or “complex” of bacteria that can be found in soil and water. B. cepacia bacteria are often resistant to common antibiotics.

Contaminated products with this could potentially result in serious infections to life-threatening situations for those with weakened immune systems, such as babies, elderly, pregnant women, cancer patienties and in some cases, healthy people.

The CDC states that B. cepacia can also be spread to susceptible persons by person-to-person contact, contact with contaminated surfaces and exposure in the environment.

The effects of B. cepacia on people vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis.

REPORTED INCIDENTS

At the time of a FDA inspecition of their facility after taking samples of the 114gm tubes of the Lemon prep on October 15, 2019, was found to be contaminated by this product.  The facility received the results and notified the lab on December 15, 2019.

RELATED OTHER CASES WITH SAME CONTAMINATION RECORDED

In 2005, CDC was notified by several states of clusters of pneumonia and other infections caused by B. cepacia and associated with contaminated mouthwash.

CUSTOMER NOTIFICATIONS (Hospitals & Clinics)

Mavidon is notifying of all of its customers by email and regular mail. Contact Mavidon at 800-654-0385 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT) or by email to cs@mavidon.com.

CONSUMER QUESTIONS

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Mavidon at 800-654-0385 (Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT) or by email to cs@mavidon.com. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use of this product.

SOURCES

FDA.gov is a government site that lists product recalls.  For more information regarding this recall, go to this article at https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/mavidon-issues-voluntary-worldwide-recall-all-manufactured-products-due-burkholderia-cepacia

CDC https://www.cdc.gov/hai/organisms/bcepacia.html

NW Fire Blog – Updated 2030 Hours PST – Monday, 12/23/2019

Product Recall | Boilers due to Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard

NATIONWIDE (USA) – A second product recall was issued on December 20, 2019, and turning into a bad day for some.

Recall Summary

Data plate showing model number

Across the United States, Bosch Thermotechnology recalled about 170 units of the  Buderus GB125-35 oil-condensing boilers due to carbon monoxide poisoning harzards.

The remedy is to have it repaired.   This is being offered free-of-charge by the manufacturer. There have been no US reports of issues with them.

Product Recall # is 20-046.

Consumer Contact Information

Consumers will need to contact Bosch Thermotechnology at 800-323-1943 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, via email at GB125.35Recall@us.bosch.com; or online at https://www.bosch-thermotechnology.us/us/en/residential/home/ and click on the “Knowledge” tab, then click on “Product Approvals, Certifications & Regulatory Info” for more information.

For more information about this recall, go to the CPSC.gov website.  If you have experienced a problem with this product, go to the same site and click on Report Unsafe Products.

Locations Where Sold

Wholesale distributors and installed by independent contractors nationwide from June 2008 through September 2012 for about $6,000 by importer, Bosch Thermotechnology Corp., of Watertown, Massachussetts manufacturer, Bosch is a German company.

#ProductRecall #Boilers #CO2poisoning #SafetyAlert #HealthAlert

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Update 1 – 12/21/2019 2235 PST

Product Recall | Hallmark Frosted Balsam Jar Candles due to Lac Hazard

A product recall was issued on December 20, 2019, by Hallmark due to a hazard that could occur if the candle is lit which can break the glass that could cause fire and laceration hazards.

Recalled Frosted balsam jar candles

About 4,500 products have been sold.  If you have one of these, the manufacturer’s solution is to return it to get a refund.

Here is how you can request a refund:  Hallmark at 800-HALLMARK (800-425-5627) from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at  http://www.hallmark.com  and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the homepage for more information.  Recall # is 20-047.

Products were exclusively sold in Norman’s Hallmark stores in New Jersey and Pennsylvania from September 2019 through December 2019 for about $28.

Six incidents have been reported by causing fire of nearby items but no injuries, prompting the recall to be issued by the seller/manufacturer.

For more information about this recall, click on this link to the CPSC.gov website:  https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Hallmark-Recalls-Candles-Due-to-Fire-and-Laceration-Hazards

Source: CPSC.gov

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – 0300 PST

Product Recall | Adapters by Apple due to Risk of Electrical Shock

EVERYWHERE

What Recalled | Apple has recalled about 814,000 (in US) and 81,000 additionally (in Canada) the Apple AC World Travel adapter Kits on June 5th, due to the three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter and posing an electrical shock risk.Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

The Remedy | Those using this product, need to stop and replace it directly with Apple directly by contacting them by phone at 800-275-2273 any given time or online at http://www.apple.com.

Safety Alerts | The manufacturer has received six reports from other countries (outside of the US and Canada) that the wall plug adapters breaking and consumers receiving shocks including two whom needed immediate medical attention with further long-term care.  No reports by US consumers have been reported.

Locations | This type of product can be found at Apple stores and other home electronic stores nationally, as well as online at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015 for about $30.00

Manufacture Location | China

Recall Number | 19-132.

Recall Details | This is deemed a voluntary recall by the company.  This information has been released by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.  This recall is also being put into effect by Amazon and other retailers.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/10/2019 2015 hours PDT

Product Recall | Off-road Vehicles

The following ALERT was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on April 13, 2017.

Product Name | Ranger 900 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles.

# Affected | 51,000.

Reason |  A heat shield can fall off the vehicle, posing fire and burn hazards to riders.

Description | 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box, and “900” is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2015 Ranger 900 models and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver’s side towards the rear of the vehicle. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.

2015 RANGER CREW 900 SOLAR RED RANGER XP 900 EPS SANDSTONE METALLIC

Vehicle identification number (VIN) location on the ROVs  2015 RANGER CREW 900 EPS WHITE LIGHTNING

Incidents / Injuries | Polaris has received 13 incident reports involving the recalled ROVs, including five reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy | Get it repaired by contacting Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday and Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

NOTE:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Sold At | Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2014 through March 2017 for between $13,400 and $21,300.

Manufacturer / Importer | Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota.

Manufactured In | U.S. and Mexico.

POLARIS ALSO RECALLS ON THE SAME DAY

Product Name | Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

# Affected | 3,000.

Reason | The electronic power steering unit can malfunction, posing a crash hazard.

Description | This recall involves model year 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 model ATVs. The recalled ATVs have “Polaris” printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 450,” “Sportsman 570,” “Sportsman 850,” “Sportsman 1000” or “Scrambler 1000” printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.

MY 2017 Sportsman 450  MY 2017 Sportsman 570 6x6 EPS Sage Green

MY 2017 Sportsman 850 sp Matte-Sunset Re  Sportsman 570 VIN location

Incidents / Injuries | Polaris has received 15 reports of the electronic power steering unit malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy | Get it repaired by calling Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” for more information.

Sold At | Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2016 through March 2017 for between $6,900 and $13,300.

Manufactured | Same as above.

Built in the | U.S.

Source:  CPSC [https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/polaris-recalls-sportsman-all-terrain-vehicles-recall-alert]

2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

Product Recall | Bicycle Lights Pose Hazard for Rider

Updated 10:45 PM PST

Trek Bicycle’s Bontrager Flare RT bicycle light

Lights Pose Hazard for the Rider

A recall for Trek Bike Lights are in currently in process due to pairing with a remote transmitter can pose a visibility to and for the rider, posing an injury hazard to the rider.

7 cases have been reported that the lights have been inoperable off and on.

No injuries have been reported.

Number of Products Affected

600.

Date code location on Flare RT bicycle light

Solution

Stop using the recalled product and call to request a replacement light.

Customer Contact

Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on “Safety & Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Trek Bicycle’s Bontrager Ion 700RT bicycle light

Website Link reporting the Product recall information.  https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Trek-Recalls-Bicycle-Lights

Source

Consumer Product Safety Commission

 

2016 The #NWFireBlog

Product Recall | High Risk | Samsung Galaxy 7 Phones

Updated 2230 Hours PDT

RECALL DESCRIPTION

On September 15, 2016, U.S.-based Samsung Electronics of Ridgefield, NJ issued a recall through the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission of 1 Million of its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15th.

Courtesy: CPSC

These phones were manufactured in South Korea and China.

COUNTRIES AFFECTED

This affects products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

HAZARD

The  lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.

REMEDY

Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016.

Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where you purchased your device to receive free of charge a new Galaxy Note7 with a different battery, a refund or a new replacement device.  Go to www.samsung.com for more details.

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Courtesy: CPSC

If traveling, it is recommended that you shut off your completely.  Do not store in luggage or overhead compartments.

–> The Commission is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product by visiting this link:  http://www.saferproducts.gov/ <–

2016 The #NWFireBlog

KIDS PRODUCT RECALL | Croker Kids Ireland Hoodie

RECALL ISSUED BY

About 1200 Croker Kids Ireland kids hoodies [A Chinese manufactured product] by The James Trading Group of Orangeburg, NY was being recalled in an alert posted on September 4, 2015, on the CPSC site due to posing a strangulation hazard.

Croker Kids Ireland Sports Hoodie (back)

HAZARD

The site stated the hazard:

The sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard.

Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

CONSUMER CONTACT

Consumers can contact the company directly at:  The James Trading Group at 800-541-5004 from 9am to 4:30pm ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.thejtg.com and click on the “Recall” tab on the top menu bar for more information.

Croker Kids Ireland Sports Hoodie (front)

SOLD AT

Irish boutiques and other specialty retail stores nationwide and online at www.thejtg.com from November 2012 through August 2015 for about $20.

REMEDY

Consumers should immediately take these recalled hoodies away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstring from the hoodie to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place where purchased for a full refund.

2015 The NW Fire Blog