May 2019 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, and neither does the government, so once a month or so 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 super-cute reindeer rattle socks, a Starbucks coffee press, and the Craftsman M350 walk-behind lawn mower all have in common? Aside from all being things that would have made totally satisfying Arbor Day gifts had they not been inopportunely recalled, they each feature in this article.

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

Starbucks Recalls Bodum Recycled Coffee Presses Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Date:  May 1, 2019

Recall Number:  19-114

Recall Details:  Bodum + Starbucks Recycled Coffee Presses

Sold At:  Starbucks stores nationwide and online at Starbucks.com from November 2016 through January 2019 for about $20.

Hazard:  The coffee press’ plunger knob can break and expose the metal rod, posing a laceration hazard.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Bodum + Starbucks co-branded coffee presses partially made from recycled materials.  The 8-cup French coffee press’ cylindrical glass beaker, screen and plunger are held in place by a plastic dark gray frame with locking lid and a light gray handle and knob. The coffee presses measure about 9 inches high by about 4 inches in diameter. SKU number 011063549 is printed on a white label on the bottom of the base. Bodum and Made in Portugal are embossed on the bottom of the dark gray plastic base.

Incidents/Injuries:  Starbucks has received eight reports of the plunger’s knob breaking in the U.S. and one report of the plunger’s knob breaking in Canada, resulting in lacerations or puncture injuries.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee presses and contact Starbucks for instructions on how to return the coffee press to receive a full refund in the form of a store credit. Returns will not be accepted in stores.

Contact Starbucks toll-free at 888-843-0245 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.starbucks.com and click on Customer Service at the bottom of the page and then select “Starbucks” under Recall Information for more information.

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

 

Tween Brands Recalls Light Up Bed Canopies Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Justice (Recall Alert)

Recall Date:  April 30, 2019

Recall Number:  19-743

Recall Details:  Justice Light Up bed canopies

Sold At:  Justice stores nationwide and online at www.shopjustice.com from July 2017 through October 2018 for between $11 and $40.

Hazard:  The canopy lights can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Justice Light up bed canopies. The round, mesh canopies have lights along the trim. They were sold in white, blue, and pink. The following style numbers are included in the recall and are located on the product tag found near the battery compartment.

Style  Number Product Name
White 215218, 775218 Justice Light Up Canopy – White
Blue 215219, 775219 Justice Light Up Canopy – Blue
Pink 215220, 775220 Justice Light Up Canopy – Pink

 

Incidents/Injuries:  Tween Brands has received one report of a consumer with a burned finger. In addition, the firm has received 17 reports of the canopy lights melting the wiring or mesh canopy or overheating, including one report in Canada that the lights burned a consumer’s pillowcase and two other reports of minor damage to nearby bedding. No serious injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled canopy and return it to any Justice store for a full refund or store credit. Tween Brands is notifying all known purchasers directly.

Contact Justice at 800-241-7011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.shopjustice.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.

 

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Recalls Toy Train Carts Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date:  April 23, 2019

Recall Number:  19-110

Recall Details:  Wooden Train Carts

Sold At:  Flying Tiger Copenhagen stores nationwide from November 2018 through March 2019 for about $2.

Hazard:  The steam dome on the toy train’s engine car can come loose, posing a choking hazard

Recall Description:  This recall involves all five pieces of the wooden toy train carts. The train carts have a blue base, and colorful wagon on top, as either the front part of the train, with two steam domes, an apple cart, a wood log cart, a milk cart and a caboose cart. All train carts were sold with a white label, which was placed around each cart with a nylon string. The model number (3010874) and batch number (211693US) is printed on the label. Each piece has been sold individually.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should take the recalled toy train cart away from children immediately and return it to the nearest Flying Tiger Copenhagen store for a full refund. No receipt is needed.

Contact Flying Tiger Copenhagen toll-free at 844-350-0560 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at info.us@flyingtiger.com, or online at www.flyingtiger.com and click on “Product Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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

 

Target Recalls Wooden Toy Vehicles Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date:  April 18, 2019

Recall Number:  19-108

Recall Details:  Bullseye’s Playground wooden toy vehicles

Sold At:  Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from October 2018 through November 2018 for about $1 for individual vehicles and for about $8 for the 8-pack.

Hazard:  The wheels on the vehicles can detach, posing a choking hazard to children

Recall Description:  This recall includes the Bullseye’s Playground toy vehicles. The vehicles were sold individually in stores and as an 8-pack assortment online.  The vehicles include a caboose, Santa in sleigh, ice cream truck/food truck, train, police car, fire truck, taxi, and digger. The item number, DPCI (model number), and UPC can all be found on a white sticker placed on the bottom of each vehicle. Item numbers included in the recall include:

Name Item# DPCI (Model Number) UPC
Caboose 89304 234-18-0100 765940893043
Santa in Sleigh 89297 234-18-0100 765940892978
Ice Cream Truck/Food Truck 89298 234-18-0100 765940892985
Train 89301 234-18-0100 765940893012
Police Car 89303 234-18-0100 765940893036
Firetruck 89302 234-18-0100 765940893029
Taxi 89300 234-18-0100 765940893005
Digger 89299 234-18-0100 765940892992
Toy Vehicles 8-Pack Assortment NA 234-20-0189 765940893159

 

Incidents/Injuries:  There have been four reports of the wheels detaching including a report of a missing wheel when opened.  No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and return the toys 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 “Toys” for more information or the “Product Recalls” tab on Target’s Facebook page for more information.

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

MTD Recalls Lawn Mowers Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s (Recall Alert)

Recall Date:  April 17, 2019

Recall Number:  19-737

Recall Details:  Craftsman M350 walk-behind lawn mowers

Sold At:  Lowe’s stores nationwide and online at www.lowes.com from January 2019 through February 2019 for about $400.

Hazard:  Sharp objects can pierce through the lawn mower’s collecting bag during use and strike a user or bystander, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Craftsman M350 walk-behind, gas-powered lawn mowers with model 12ABR2BK793. The 23-inch, red lawn mowers have a black collecting bag in the rear. Craftsman is printed on the top of the bag, the engine and the upper handle. The model number and date of manufacture 01/2019 can be found on a label located on the rear discharge door.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact an authorized Craftsman Service Center to arrange for a free repair. MTD is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Contact Craftsman toll-free at 866-864-2949 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday or online www.mtdproducts.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

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

 

Specialized Recalls Bicycles with Steerer Tube Collars Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

Recall Date:  April 11, 2019

Recall Number:  19-104

Recall Details:  Specialized Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge, and Sirrus Bicycles with steerer tube collars

Sold At:  Authorized Specialized Retailers nationwide from July 2016 through January 2019 for between $1,650 and $11,500.

Hazard:  The bicycle’s steerer tube collar can crack if exposed to corrosion resulting in sudden loss of steering control, posing fall and injury hazards to the rider.

Recall Description:  This recall involves select Specialized Roubaix, Ruby, Diverge and Sirrus bicycles equipped with a Future Shock from the 2017 through 2019 model years. The bikes come in a variety of colors and include S-works, Pro, Expert, Comp, Elite, E5 Comp, Sport and Base models. An S-works or Specialized decal can be found on the downtube.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received two reports involving cracking in the steerer tube collar. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact an Authorized Specialized Retailer for a free repair of the steerer tube collar.

Contact Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at 877-808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email ridercare@specialized.com or online at www.specialized.com and click on “Safety Notices” or contact an Authorized Specialized Retailer for more information.

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


KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles Recall Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard (Recall Alert)

Recall Date:  April 10, 2019

Recall Number:  19-735

Recall Details:  KTM 50 SX and Husqvarna TC 50 motorcycles

Sold At:  KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from March 2018 December 2018 for about $4,300.

Hazard:  The throttle can become stuck in the open position, posing a crash hazard to the rider.

Recall Description:  This recall involves model year 2019 KTM 50 SX and Husqvarna TC 50 closed course/competition motorcycles with 50cc 2-cycle engines. Only model year 2019 motorcycles that have the letter K in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number which is located on the right side of the steering head are included in the recall. The KTM motorcycles are orange and white with the KTM logo on both sides of the radiator shrouds covering the fuel tank. Printed on both side panels below the rear seat is 50 SX. The Husqvarna motorcycles are white, blue and yellow with the Husqvarna logo and TC 50 printed on both sides of the radiator shrouds covering the fuel tank.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop riding the recalled motorcycles and contact an authorized KTM or Husqvarna Motorcycles dealer, respective of their motorcycle brand, to schedule a free repair. KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles are contacting all known purchasers directly.

Contact KTM and Husqvarna Motorcycles North America toll-free at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ktm.com/us/ or www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on Service Information then select Service Check for more information.

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


Midwest-CBK Recalls Baby Rattle Socks Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date:  March 28, 2019

Recall Number:  19-092

Recall Details:  Baby Rattle Socks

Sold At:  Boutique gift stores nationwide from October 2017 through December 2018 for about $10.

Hazard:  Small ornaments can detach from the socks, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves various styles of Midwest Gift brand Baby Rattle Socks – Perfect Pair. The socks are 100% cotton and have an animal or character sewn onto the toe of the socks, including a snowman, reindeer, whale, flamingo, tiger, or shark. The socks were sold in children’s sizes 0 to 12 months

Incidents/Injuries:  Midwest-CBK has received one incident of the rattle detaching. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled socks away from children and contact Midwest-CBK for a full refund.

Contact Midwest-CBK at 800-394-4225 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email productrecovery@mwcbk.com 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 8 May 2019. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.

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