Here are just a few of the latest product safety recalls from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Howard Blau Law discusses Product Safety Recalls, including this Skip Hop Nightlight Soother.Skip Hop’s Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Recall Date: September 28, 2017
Recall Number: 17-235

Recall Details: Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother

Sold At: Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, and other retailers nationwide and online at Skiphop.com and Amazon.com from July 2016 – August 2017, priced around $40.

Hazard: The soother’s USB wall power adapter can break, posing an electrical shock hazard.

Howard Blau Law reviews the latest product safety recalls, including this Elephant Nightlight Soother made by Skip Hop.Recall Description: The recall involves Skip Hop’s Moonlight & Melodies owl and elephant nightlight soothers that play melodies or nature sounds and project images. They have a USB wall power adapter and cord. The white and gray owl soothers measure about 5.5” x 4.5” x 6”. The white elephant soother measures about 7” x 4.2” x 5.7”. The soothers have a sound speaker on each side and operation buttons at the top or the back. The Skip Hop logo is on the underside of the soother.

Incidents/Injuries: One resulting in electrical shock.

What to Do if You Own One: 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nightlight soothers and contact Skip Hop for instructions on returning the USB wall power adapter with a prepaid shipping label and receive a free repair kit which includes a free USB wall adapter.

Reach Skip Hop at 888-282-4674 from 9a-5pm ET Mon-Fri, online at www.skiphop.com, or via email recall@skiphop.com.

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

Howard Blau Law discusses the latest product safety recalls, including this Toys R Us Bruin Wiggle Ball.Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball Toys Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date: October 5, 2017
Recall Number: 18-004

Recall Details: Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball Toys

Sold At: Babies R Us and Toys R Us stores nationwide from June 2016 – January 2017 for about $13.

Hazard: The wiggle ball’s rubber knobs and plastic back can detach, posing a choking hazard.

Recall Description: This recall involves Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball toys, also called a giggle ball. The blue ball has textured bumps for gripping and has orange, green, and yellow rubber knobs around the ball. The ball wiggles, vibrates, and plays three different musical tunes. It has an on/off switch and requires 3 AA batteries to operate. The recalled wiggle balls have model number 5F6342E and Toys R Us printed on the product.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of rubber knots breaking off, including four reports of pieces of the product found in children’s mouths.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled balls, take them away from babies and return them to Babies R Us or Toys R Us for a full refund.

Contact Toys R Us at 800-869-7787 from 9a to 5pm ET Mon.-Fri., or online at www.toyrsrus.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

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

 

Howard Blau Law discusses the latest product safety recalls, including this Playtex Mealtime Set.Playtex Children’s Plates and Bowls Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date: October 3, 2017
Recall Number: 18-001

Recall Details: Children’s Playtex plates and bowls.

Sold At: Babies R Us, Target, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from October 2009 through August 2017 for about $2.50 for a single plate or bowl, and $15 for a Mealtime set.

Hazard: The clear plastic layer over the graphics can peel or bubble from the surface of the plates and bowls, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Howard Blau Law discusses the latest product safety recalls, including this Playtex Princess Bowl.

Recall Description: This recall involves Playtex plates and bowls for children. The plates have various printed designs including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes, and more. The white polypropylene plates and bowls also have a colored rim on top and a non-slip bottom.

Playtex is written on the bottom of the plates and bowls. The plates and bowls were sold separately and together as sets. A Mealtime set is comprised of a plate, a bowl, two utensils, and a cup.

 

Howard Blau Law discusses the latest safety product recalls including this Playtex Construction plate.Incidents/Injuries: Playtex has received 372 reports of the clear plastic layer over the graphics bubbling or peeling. The firm has received 11 reports of pieces of the detached clear plastic found in children’s mouths, including four reports of choking on a piece of the clear plastic layer.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled plates and bowls and take them away from young children. Consumers should contact Playtex for a full refund.

Contact Playtex at 888-220-2075 from 8am to 6pm ET Mon. – Fri., or online at www.playtexproducts.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

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

 

Howard Blau Law discusses the latest in safety product recalls, including this Pro-Tec Multisport Helmet.Pro-Tec Recalls Multisport Helmets Due to Risk of Head Injury

Recall Date: September 25, 2017
Recall Number: 17-232

Recall Details: Pro-Tec City Lite Helmet with LED Light.

Sold At: McCully Bicycle & Sporting Goods, Quality Bicycle Products, Uncle Funky’s Boards, and other sport specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and ProtecB2C.com from February 2016 – January 2017 for about $80 for the City Lite Helmet, and about $60 for the Street Lite Helmet.

Hazard: The buckle on the helmet fails to meet current federal safety standards, posing risk of head injury.

Recall Description: This recall involves Pro-Tec City Lite and Pro-Tec Street Lite adult multisport helmets. The helmets have chin straps secured by plastic buckles and were sold in sizes S, M, L, and XL. The same buckle was used on all sizes of both helmets. The buckle bears the markings “ERGO-LOK” and the “UTX D-FLEX” logo. A label on the inside of the helmet reads “

Howard Blau Law reviews some of the latest product safety recalls including this Pro-Tec Multisport Helmet, inside label shown.

Pro-Tec City Lite” or “Pro-Tec Street Lite.” The recalled helmets have a date code inside on the EPS liner in the format MM/DD/YYYY-090EO. There are two vent holes in the back of the helmet. The left vent hole has either an LED light or a plastic insert. The City Lite helmet was sold in rubber black and glass white, and the Street Lite helmet was sold in rubber black, rubber red, and gloss white.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported thus far.  

What to Do if You Own One 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to Pro-Tec for a full refund.

Contact Pro-Tec at 844-368-3695 from 7:30am to 4pm PT Mon – Fri., or online at www.protecbrand.com and click on CPSC Safety Recall for more information.

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

Howard Blau Law discusses the latest in product safety recalls, including these resistance bands sold by DICK'S Sporting Goods.DICK’S Sporting Goods Recalls Resistance Tubes Due to Injury

Hazard: The resistance tubes can break while in use and strike the user, posing an injury hazard.

Recall Date: September 27, 2017
Recall Number: 17-234

Recall Details: Fitness Gear Resistance Tubes

Sold At: DICK’S Sporting Goods stores nationwide and online at DicksSportingGoods.com from September 2015 – August 2017 ranging in price from $15 – $80.

Hazard: The resistance tubes can break while in use and strike the user, posing an injury hazard.

Recall Description: This recall involves Fitness Gear resistance tubes used as upper and lower body workout equipment. The latex tubes were sold in blue, gray, green, orange, purple, and red with grey handles. The tubes range in resistance from 5 – 30 lbs. And were sold individually and in kits of three, four, or five resistance tubes. The resistance level is marked on the black strap between the handle and the tube. The recalled model numbers are: STA00560, STA00561, STA00562, STA00563, STA00564, STA00566, STA00567, and STA00568.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 12 reports of tubes breaking, resulting in two reports of consumers who were struck by a broken tube and a consumer who fell when the tube broke.  

Howard Blau Law discusses the latest in consumer product safety recalls, including these exercise resistance bands sold at DICK'S Sporting Goods.What to Do if You Own One

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest DICK’S Sporting Goods store. Consumers with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive store credit.

Contact DICK’S Sporting Goods at 877-846-9997 from 8am-Midnight ET, Mon.-Fri., or online at www.DicksSportingGoods.com and click on “Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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

 

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