Autumn 2019 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, especially when it’s only the start of the school year. That’s when you’re supposed to be getting back into the homework swing — not worrying about whether or not this or that product might be a hazard to you and your kids. Instead, we’ve done the worrying for you (with a bit of an assist from the Consumer Product Safety Commision). So grab a sweater, polish off that pumpkin spice latte, and join us as we throw ourselves into the leaf pile of autumn product recalls.

Keep reading to find out more, and stay safe out there!

ASKO Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date:  September 26, 2019

Recall Number:  19-210

Recall Details:  ASKO dishwashers

Sold At:  Exclusively at ASKO North America authorized dealers nationwide from October 2016 through July 2019 for between $1,000 and $2,200.

Hazard:  The dishwasher power cord can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Recall Description:  This recall involves ASKO dishwashers with the serial numbers listed below. The recalled dishwashers come in stainless steel with customizable doors and handles, and each is about 24 inches wide, 22 inches deep and between 32 and 35 inches tall. ASKO is printed in the front and in the center on the top dish rack. The following model and serial numbers are printed on the inside the inside on the left side of the dishwasher door opening:

Model Number Serial Number Range
D5426XLS 49130164130001 through 49130171830050
D5526XLFI 49130464130001 through 49130480530127
D5526XXLFI 49130564130143 through 49130573530207
D5436XLS 49223164130001 through 49223173531000
D5536XLFI 49256564130001 through 49256572730426
D5536XXLFI 49256664230001 through 49256695030114
D5536XXLFISOF 49256764230001 through 49256772830024
D5636XLHS/TH 49256864130001 through 49256872430334
D5636XLHS/PH 49256964130001 through 49256971230025
D5636XXLHS/TH 49257064130001 through 49257073430220
D5636XXLHS/PH 49257164130106 through 49257184230232
D5636XXLSHI 49261264130001 through 49261273438338
D5556XXLFI 49263264230001 through 49263273930290
D5656XXLHS/TH 49263364630001 through 49263372830060

Incidents/Injuries:  ASKO North America has received 53 reports of the power cord overheating. No property damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, turn off power to the dishwasher at the circuit board and contact ASKO to schedule a free, in-home repair.

Contact ASKO North America toll-free at 888-651-9376 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at NAsupport@asko.com, or online at www.askona.com and click “Customer Care,” then “Safety Notices” for more information.

Read the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s full report here.

Chronicle Recalls Power Armor Collectible Helmets Due to Risk of Mold Exposure (Recall Alert)

Recall Date:  September 19, 2019

Recall Number:  19-781

Recall Details:  

Sold At:  Online at GameStop.com in June 2019 for about $150.

Hazard:  Mold can be present on the fabric insert inside the helmet, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.

Recall Description:  This recall involves the  T-51b Power Armor Helmet. The one-size fits-all helmet is constructed of ABS plastic and has a polyester/cotton blend fabric liner with elastic. The product name “T-51b” and “Power Armor Helmet” appears on the product packaging. 

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled collectible helmets and contact GameStop for a full refund and return instructions. GameStop is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Contact GameStop  at 800-883-8895 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at ProductSafety@gamestop.com with “Product Recall” as the email subject, or online at www.GameStop.com and click on the “Recall” link at the top of the page for more information.

Read the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s full report here.

Ragdoll & Rockets Recalls Children’s Loungewear Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Recall Date:  September 10, 2019

Recall Number:  19-204

Recall Details:  Children’s loungewear

Sold At:  Sold exclusively at children’s boutiques nationwide and online at www.ragdollandrockets.com from May 2018 through May 2019 for between $16 and $28.

Hazard:  The children’s loungewear fails to meet the flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves five styles of children’s 100 percent micro polyester fleece sleepwear. The recalled sleepwear was sold in sizes 2 through 6 and S through XL. The recalled styles include a one-piece, hooded and footed children’s onesie, pants with waistband drawstring, shorts, long-sleeved crew top and, ‘Cozy Baby Onesie”.

The recalled loungewear was sold in the following sixteen prints: Big Stars, Elephant, Ghost Glow, Happy Feet, Hello Bunny, Kitty, Love Paws, Lush Dots, Moon and Stars, Owl, Panda, Pineapple, Polar Bear, Rainbow Glow, Snowman and Winter Deer. The loungewear styles have the following production codes on the care label inside the garment: L47/1705, LPJ/1806 or L47/1710.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled loungewear, take it away from children and contact Ragdoll & Rockets for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Contact Ragdoll & Rockets toll-free at 888-669-9313 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall2775@genexus.us with “Product Recall” as the email subject or online at www.ragdollandrockets.com and click on the “Product Recall” tab at the top of the page for more information.

Read the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s full report here.

Walker Edison Furniture Recalls Children’s Bunk Beds Due to Fall and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)

Recall Date:  September 5, 2019

Recall Number:  19-779

Recall Details:  Children’s bunk beds

Sold At:  Online at Overstock.com, Pier1.com, Target.com, WalkerEdison.com, Walmart.com,  Wayfair.com and other online retailers from July 2018 through April 2019 for about $650.

Hazard:  The bunk bed’s support boards can break, posing fall and injury hazards.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Walker Edison’s Twin Cottage bunk beds. The wooden bunk beds were sold in blue (BWTOTCOTBU), brown (BWTOTCOTES), red (BWTOTCOTRD) and white (BWTOTCOTWH) and in a twin over twin combination. All models have a ladder down the side. Walker Edison Furniture, Made in Brazil and the model number are printed on a label on the inside of the bed rail or foot board.

Incidents/Injuries:  Walker Edison is aware of two incidents of the bunk bed’s support boards breaking.  No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the bunk beds and contact Walker Edison Furniture to arrange for free replacement bunk beds and free installation by Walker Edison Furniture. The firm is contacting all known customers directly.

Contact Walker Edison Furniture toll-free at 877-203-2917 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, email at service@walkeredison.com or online at www.walkeredison.com and click on the Contact Us link for more information.

Read the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s full report here.

Pearhead Recalls Ubbi Connecting Bath Toys Due To Choking Hazard

Recall Date:  August 29, 2019

Recall Number:  19-195

Recall Details:  Ubbi Connecting Bath Toys

Sold At:  buy buy BABY, Nordstrom, Bump Box and other specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and ubbiworld.com from January 2019 through August 2019 for about $8 for Ubbi Connecting Bath Toys and $40 for the Ubbi Bath Toy Gift Set.

Hazard:  The recalled toys can break and create a sharp point, posing laceration and choking hazards to young children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Ubbi Connecting Bath Toys. The toys are plastic with a big circle in the middle with an engraved smiley face attached to six smaller circles. The toys can be connected to one another. They were sold in a set of six pieces in red, orange, yellow, navy, blue, and green colors. They were also sold in an Ubbi Bath Toy Gift Set, which includes four sets of bath toys, including the Ubbi Connecting Bath Toy.

Incidents/Injuries:  Pearhead received two reports of broken bath toys. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled Ubbi Connecting Bath Toys away from children and return them to Pearhead for a full refund and a free replacement Ubbi Squeeze Bath Toy. Pearhead is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Contact Pearhead collect at 718-422-0592 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email service@ubbiworld.com or online at www.ubbiworld.com and click on Product Recall for more details.

Read the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s full report here.

Contigo Recalls 5.7 Million Kids Water Bottles Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date:  August 27, 2019

Recall Number:  19-186

Recall Details:  Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles

Sold At:  Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online on various websites from April 2018 through June 2019 for between $9 and $24.

Hazard:  The water bottle’s clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles. The base and cover of the clear silicon spout will always be BLACK. Only black color spout base and spout cover models are included in this recall. Contigo is printed on the rim and along the front near the bottom of the bottle. The water bottles come in three sizes (13 ounce, 14 ounce and 20 ounce) and four bottle colors (solid color, graphics, stainless steel and stainless steel solid colors). The water bottles were sold individually as well as in two-packs and three-packs.

Incidents/Injuries:  Contigo has received 149 reports of the spout detaching including 18 spouts found in children’s mouths.

What to Do if You Own One

 

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles, take them away from children and contact Contigo for inspection instructions and a free replacement lid.

Contact Contigo toll-free at 888-262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.gocontigo.com/recall or www.gocontigo.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Read the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s full report here.

Crate and Barrel Recalls Push Walkers Due to Choking and Laceration Hazards

Recall Date:  August 20, 2019

Recall Number:  19-184

Recall Details:  Activity Push Walkers

Sold At:  Exclusively online at www.crateandbarrel.com from January 2019 through April 2019 for about $100.

Hazard:  Walkers can be damaged over time exposing sharp points and small parts, posing choking and laceration hazards to small children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Crate and Barrel Activity Push Walkers also known as Baby Push Walkers used to aid toddlers learning how to walk. The wooden recalled walkers stand about 17 inches high on four wheels and include a variety of integrated child development activities on their face.  The SKU Number 124-248 can be found on a white 1-square-inch sticker on the bottom of the walkers.

Incidents/Injuries:  Crate and Barrel has received three reports of small parts becoming exposed. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled push walkers, put it out of reach of young children and contact Crate and Barrel for a full refund.

Contact Crate and Barrel at 800-451-8217 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Saturday and Sundays, email or online at www.crateandbarrel.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Read the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission’s full report here.

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Check Out These References for Further Reading:

“Safety Issues & Recalls.” NHTSA. Retrieved 26 September 2019. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.

2019-09-27T13:17:16-08:00September 27th, 2019|Child Safety, Product Recalls, Safety|0 Comments