February 2019 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, and neither does the government, so once a month we like to do a deep dive into the most recent product recalls and share with you the ones we think you should be aware of — especially when it comes to the safety of your little ones. What do unicorn booties, dayglo floral snowsuits, and 3/8-inch variable speed reversing drills all have in common? Aside from being the strangest discoordination of accessories one might ever rock to a formal office dinner party (hey, shine on you crazy diamond), they each feature in this article.

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

Target Recalls Toddler Boots Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date:  February 12, 2019

Recall Number:  19-062

Recall Details:  Cat & Jack Unicorn “Chiara” Boots

Sold At:  Target stores nationwide, online at Target.com, and on Google Express from October 2018 through November 2018 for about $27.

Hazard:  The unicorn horn on the boot can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.

Recall Description:  This recall includes the Cat & Jack “Chiara” toddlers’ unicorn boots in sizes 5-13, and size 1. The boots are white with silver shimmer, include a white zipper, and white faux fur lining. The unicorn’s horn and inner ears are silver glitter and its eyelashes and nostrils are stitched and gray in color. At the base of the unicorn’s horn is pink, purple, and blue faux fur.  The back and sides of the boots contain multi-colored stripes. The model numbers are located on the inside tag of the boot. The recalled model numbers begin with TARGET0930156XX, where XX corresponds to a specific sized boot.

Incidents/Injuries: Four consumers reported the unicorn’s horn detached. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled boots away from children and return them to any Target Store for a full refund.

Contact Target at 800-440-0680 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT, daily or online at www.target.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then on “Clothing” for more information. Consumers can also click the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page for more information.

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

Fisher-Price Recalls Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Campers Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Date:  February 5, 2019

Recall Number:  19-058

Recall Details:  Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers

Sold At:  Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from July 2018 through January 2019 for about $400.

Hazard:  The children’s ride-on Power Wheels can continue to run after the foot pedal is released, posing an injury hazard.

Recall Description:  This recall involves children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers with model number FRC29 with a grey foot pedal. The recalled ride-on vehicles are hot pink with blue accents and have the Barbie logo printed on the back. They are battery-operated and have a play kitchen, a fold out grill and pretend campfire. The model number is printed on a label under the hood.

Incidents/Injuries: Fisher-Price has received 17 reports of the power wheels continuing to run after the foot pedal was released. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled Power Wheels away from children, stop using them and contact Fisher-Price for a free repair.

Contact Fisher-Price at 800-348-0751 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.service.mattel.com and click on “Recalls & Safety Alerts” or www.fisher-price.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

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

DeWALT Recalls Drills Due to Shock Hazard

Recall Date:  February 5, 2019

Recall Number:  19-059

Recall Details:  DEWALT DWD110 and DWD112 drills

Sold At:  The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers, from September 2017 through November 2018 for between $60 and $70.

Hazard:  The drill’s wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard.

Recall Description:  This recall involves the DeWALT DWD110 and DWD112 3/8-inch variable speed reversing drills. The drills are yellow with black accents and have a power cable connected at one end. Only drills with date codes 2017-37-FY through 2018-22-FY are affected. If the drill is marked with an “X” after the date code it has already been inspected and is not affected. The model number is located on a label on the right side of the drill. The date code is etched into the body of the drill below the label. Consumers whose drill does not have a date code, or who cannot locate the date code should contact the company.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drills and contact DeWALT to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Contact DeWALT toll-free at 855-752-5259 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET,Monday through Friday, emailat recall@sbdinc.com or online at www.dewalt.com and click on Service and Support then Safety Recall Notice for more information.

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

Hot Mom Recalls Bed Rails Due to Violation of Federal Standard for Portable Bed Rails

Recall Date:  January 30, 2019

Recall Number:  19-724

Recall Details:  Bed Rails

Sold At:  Online at Amazon.com exclusively from March 2017 through August 2017 for about $60.

Hazard:  The bed rails fail to meet the federal mandatory standard for portable bed rails, posing entrapment and suffocation hazards to young children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves bed rails with model number Boom09. Hot Mom is printed on the bottom right corner of the bed rail. They measure approximately 59 inches long by 2 inches deep by 25 inches high. They have a plastic perimeter with two mesh centers and are sold with a light blue and white cover.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bed rails and contact Hot Mom to return them for a full refund. Hot Mom is contacting all known purchasers directly.  

Contact Hot Mom toll-free at 855-723-3893 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email at recalls@consumersafety.online or online at http://www.hotmom-uk.com/   and click on the “Hot Mom Bed Rail Recall” link for more information.

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

 

Miles Industries Recalls Gas Fireplaces Due to Burn Hazard

Recall Date:  December 20, 2018

Recall Number:  19-056

Recall Details:  Valor H5 gas fireplaces

Sold At:  Northeast Hearth & Home, Sutter Home & Hearth, Wallace’s Stove & Fireplace Hearth stores and other stores nationwide and online from June 2014 through March 2018 for about $5,500.

Hazard:  The trim around the fireplaces can leak hot exhaust air, posing a burn hazard.  

Recall Description:  This recall involves Valor H5 gas fireplaces fueled by either natural gas or propane gas. The recalled fireplaces were sold in six different trim options and are a fully enclosed rectangular sheet metal box with a shatter resistant glass front. They were sold with a mesh barrier screen that was installed in front of the glass. The fireplace exhaust is vented to the outside through a ventilation duct. The model number and serial number are printed on a rating sheet behind the trim.

 

Model Number Product Name Serial Number Range
1100 Natural Gas Valor H5 Gas Fireplace 1100N10000 – 1100N12173
1100 Propane Gas Valor H5 Gas Fireplace 1100P20000 – 1100P21132
1150 Natural Gas Valor H5 Gas Fireplace 1150N10000 – 1150N11448
1150 Propane Gas Valor H5 Gas Fireplace 1150P20000 – 1150P20822

 

Incidents/Injuries:  Miles Industries has received one report of mantle charring. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fireplaces and contact Miles Industries to schedule a free repair.

Contact Miles Industries toll-free at 866-420-3360 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at h5@valorfireplaces.com or online at www.valorfireplaces.com and click on “H5 Recall Notice” for more information.

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

 

Women’s Iron Complete Supplements Recalled by GNC Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning

Recall Date:  December 19, 2018

Recall Number:  19-055

Recall Details:  Women’s Iron Complete Dietary Supplement (60 caplets)

Sold At:  GNC retail stores nationwide and online at www.gnc.com from September 2000 through August 2018, and online at www.drugstore.com from September 2000, through August 2016 for about $10.

Hazard:  The dietary supplement blister packaging is not child resistant, as required by federal law. If ingested by a child, these supplements could cause serious injury or death.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Women’s Iron Complete Dietary Supplement 60-count caplets. The recalled dietary supplement is in a white box with “Women’s Iron Complete” printed on the front in gray and red font. The box contains blister packets with a total of sixty caplets. About 756,000 were sold.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should keep these products out of the reach of children and contact GNC for instructions on how to obtain a refund. Consumers can return the unused product to their local GNC store for a refund.

Contact GNC at 888-462-2548 any time, email at customer-service@gnc-hq.com or online at www.gnc.com and click on “Recall Notice” link at the top of the page for more information.

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

 

The Children’s Place Recalls Infant Snowsuits Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date:  December 18, 2018

Recall Number:  19-053

Recall Details:  Infant snowsuits

Sold At:  The Children’s Place stores nationwide and online at www.childrensplace.com from August 2018 through November 2018 for about $50.

Hazard:  The metal snaps on the snowsuit can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves  girls’ infant snowsuits sold in infant sizes 0 to 18 months. The recalled snowsuits were sold in two styles and three colors/patterns. The style number is printed on a label sewn in to the side seam. The snowsuits are 100% polyester and the trim is 95% polyester and 5% spandex. They have matching print hoods with small ears, detachable mittens and a zipper down the front of the suit covered with a fabric snap flap at the chest.

Style Number Colors/Pattern
2111187 White Sophy floral – a white snowsuit with a pattern of flowers of different colors
2111187 Jazzberry ladybug – a pink snowsuit with a pattern of red ladybugs
2111188 Rosebud heart – a pale pink snowsuit with a heart pattern stitched in to the sleeves

 

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a metal snap detaching from a snowsuit. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled snowsuits away from children, stop using them and return them to any The Children’s Place store for a full refund. Online customers will receive return instructions by email from The Children’s Place on obtaining a full refund.

Contact The Children’s Place toll-free at 877-752-2387 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturdays, or online at www.childrensplace.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page 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 XX MONTH XXXX. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.

 

 

 

 

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