March 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 light-up children’s globes, half-fold fitness miniature trampolines, and 5.5 qt. sauté pans with glass lids all have in common? Aside from making terribly ineffective modes of transportation, they each feature in this article.

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

Rechargeable Power Banks Recalled by Daniel M. Friedman & Associates Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date:  March 26, 2019

Recall Number:  19-090

Recall Details:  Universal rechargeable power banks

Sold At:  Burlington, Kohl’s, Ross and other stores nationwide from November 2016 through January 2019 for about $25.

Hazard:  The power banks can overheat, posing a fire hazard

Recall Description:  This recall involves Universal Rechargeable Power Banks for use with smart phones and tablets. The recalled chargers came in a variety of colors and shapes, including a unicorn head, a cat with sunglasses, and a rainbow between two clouds.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received three reports of the charger overheating including one report of a house fire causing up to $150,000 in property damage.  No injuries reported received.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power banks and contact Daniel M. Friedman & Associates to arrange to return the product for a full refund.

Contact Daniel M. Friedman toll-free at 855-706-6500 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday,  e-mail at info@betseyjohnson.com or online at https://betseyjohnson.com and click on the “Voluntary Recall” button for more information.

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

Bulk Unlimited Recalls Children’s Globes Due to Fire and Burn Hazards (Recall Alert)

Recall Date:  March 21, 2019

Recall Number:  19-731

Recall Details:  Little Experimenter 3-in-1 World Children’s Globes

Sold At:  Online at Amazon, eBay and Littleexperimenter.com from October 2018 through January 2019 for about $30.

Hazard:  The globe’s internal wires can short out and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Recall Description:  This recall involves children’s Little Experimenter 3-in-1 World globes. The globes show the countries in different colors, the oceans in blue and black text for each country, capitals, deserts and ocean names. They have an orange base with two white buttons that light up the globe and display a projection of stars and constellations in color-changing motion. Little Experimenter is printed on the base of the Globe. Date Code 102018-107 is printed on a sticker on the battery compartment cover and on the product packaging right below the UPC or barcode.

Incidents/Injuries:  Bulk Unlimited has received two reports of the globe overheating with one igniting. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take away the recalled globes from children, stop using them and contact Bulk Unlimited to receive a free replacement globe. Bulk Unlimited is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Contact Bulk Unlimited toll-free at 877-206-1171 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.littleexperimenter.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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

Brush Art Recalls WIC Nutrition Plates Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date:  March 14, 2019

Recall Number:  19-08

Recall Details:  WIC nutrition plates

Sold At:  Distributed as a free promotional item exclusively by WIC clinics located in Indiana from August 2018 through November 2018.

Hazard:  The plates are incorrectly labeled as microwave-safe. They contain aluminum, which poses a fire hazard if microwaved.

Recall Description:  This recall involves WIC nutrition plates which illustrate the recommended distribution of the food groups. The plates contain dividers that include labels and colorful pictures showing the portion sizes for protein, grains, vegetables, fruits, and dairy. The plates are 12 inches long x 9 inches wide. The back of WIC Nutrition Plate has the safety label, Brush Art website and logo, date code of 7-18 and location of manufacture. The units that have an engraved stamp of ISP219 are not subject to recall.

Incidents/Injuries:  Brush Art has received two reports of plates catching fire while in the microwave and one report of the plate melting. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled plates, and return them to their WIC Clinic for free replacement plates. Replacement plates are being manufactured and will be sent to Indiana WIC clinics when they become available.

Contact Brush Art at 800-778-9005 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.brushart.com 

 

and click on WIC Plate Recall for more information.

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

 

HP Expands Recall of Batteries for Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Recall Date:  March 12, 2019

Recall Number:  19-079

Recall Details:  Lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations

Sold At:  HP and authorized dealers nationwide and online at www.hp.com. The batteries were shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through April 2018 for between $300 and $4,000 and were also sold separately between December 2015 and December 2018 for between $50 and $9

Hazard:  The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Recall Description:  The recall expansion involves lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations were sold to businesses and other organizations. The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, 4xx G4 series), HPx360 (310 G2), HP Pavilion x360 11inch Notebook PC, HP 11 Notebook PC, HP ZBook (17 G3, and Studio G3) mobile workstations. The batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation, HP ProBook 4xx G5 series, HP ENVY 15, HP Mobile Thin Clients (mt21, mt22, and mt31), or for any of the products listed above.

Incidents/Injuries:  HP has received eight new reports of battery packs in the U.S. overheating, melting, or charring, including one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage totaling $1,100.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately visit www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 to see if their battery is included in the recall and for instructions on how to enable “Battery Safety Mode” if their battery is included in the recall. The website provides consumers instructions on how to initiate the validation utility to check their battery and what to download if their battery is included in the recall. These batteries are not customer-replaceable. HP will provide free battery replacement services by an authorized technician.  

Contact HP toll-free at 866-671-7362 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 or www.hp.com and click “Recalls” for more information.

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

Clinical Resolution Laboratory Recalls Topical Anesthetic Due to Failure to Meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning

Recall Date:  February 28, 2019

Recall Number:  19-076

Recall Details:  Numb 100 Topical Anesthetic Cream

Sold At:  Laser Jet and other health and beauty stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com and www.laserjetinc.com from May 2017 through November 2018 for about $18.

Hazard:  The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain relieving cream contains lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Numb 100 Topical Anesthetic Cream. The recalled cream is in a 1.35 fluid ounce white jar with a rounded cap. Numb 100 Topical Anesthetic Cream and a blue cross are printed on the jar’s front panel.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately place the recalled topical anesthetic out of reach of children and contact Clinical Resolution Laboratory for a full refund, a free replacement cream, or free replacement child-resistant cap.

Contact Clinical Resolution Laboratory toll-free at 877-566-9687 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday to Friday, email at info@clinicalresolution.com or online at www.clinicalresolution.com and click on the Recall Information tab at the top of the page for more information.

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

JumpSport Recalls Mini Trampolines Due to Injury Hazard; New Instructions and Warning Labels Provided

Recall Date:  February 26, 2019

Recall Number:  19-071

Recall Details:  JumpSport® half-fold fitness mini-trampolines

Sold At:  Online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, JumpSport.com and other websites and specialty fitness equipment stores nationwide from January 2011 through November 2018 for between $250 and $500.

Hazard:  The folding trampoline’s frame can forcefully hit the user, posing an injury hazard.

Recall Description:  This recall involves folding JumpSport mini trampolines. The recalled fitness trampoline models have a hinged, round metal frame with a black fabric jumping surface suspended by bungee cords. Some models were sold with accessories, such as a handlebar or workout videos. The model number is printed on a label on the upper portion of one of the trampoline legs. “JumpSport” and “Fitness Trampoline” are printed on the black fabric jumping surface.

Model Number Product Description
230f 39″, half fold, straight legs
350f 39”, half fold, arched legs
550f Pro 44″, half fold, arched legs
550fi 44″, half fold, arched legs

Incidents/Injuries:  JumpSport has received nine reports of injuries involving contact with the frame, including cuts, bruises, and dental/facial injuries.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trampolines and visit JumpSport’s website to DOWNLOAD a new instructional manual and warning

Incidents/Injuries:  JumpSport has received nine reports of injuries involving contact with the frame, including cuts, bruises, and dental/facial injuries.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled trampolines and visit JumpSport’s website to DOWNLOAD a new instructional manual and warning materials. If the trampoline is set up, consumers should not try to fold it until they have reviewed the new instructions and warnings. New instructions are also available directly from JumpSport.

Contact JumpSport toll-free at 855-782-9980 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recall@jumpsport.com or online at www.jumpsport.com and click on “Recalls” for more information or to request a copy by mail.

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

Crate and Barrel Recalls Holiday Milk Bottles Due To Laceration Hazard

Recall Date:  February 20, 2019

Recall Number:  19-068

Recall Details:  Crate and Barrel Holiday Bear Acrylic Milk Bottles

Sold Exclusively At:  Crate and Barrel retail stores nationwide and online at www.crateandbarrel.com from August 2018 through November 2018 for about $5.

Hazard:  The plastic straw that comes with the milk bottle can crack or break, posing a laceration hazard.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Crate and Barrel’s Holiday Bear Acrylic Milk Bottle. The clear acrylic bottle measures 5.5 inches tall and 2.75 inches wide at the base and has a removable plastic straw. A graphic of a bear in a red sweater is printed on the wide part of the bottle.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received one report of the straw breaking. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled milk bottles and contact Crate and Barrel to receive 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 through Sunday 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 29 March 2019. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.

 

2019-03-29T09:50:32-08:00March 29th, 2019|Child Safety, Product Recalls, Safety|0 Comments