Check out the latest safety product recalls on the table, as well as an update on the IKEA Malm Dresser, responsible for the deaths of eight children due to its toppling over.

Libbey Bourbon Glasses Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Date: November 29, 2017
Recall Number: 18-046

Recall Details: Bourbon Taster Glasses

Sold At: Libbey outlet stores in Shreveport, LA and Toledo, OH, Total Wine stores nationwide, various distillery gift shops, commercial customers for use in restaurants, and online at libbey.com, iwawine.com and kyboyrbontrailshop.com from May 2017 through October 2017, ranging in price between $20-$25 for the four-piece, and $6 for the individually sold glass.

Hazard: Glasses can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard.

Recall Description: This recall involves 8 oz. Bourbon Taster Glasses.  The glasses are made of clear, colorless glass and measure about 3 ⅞” tall.  The glasses have one of three logos laser-etched on the bottom of the glass: “Kentucky Bourbon Trail,” “Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tours” or “SIV”.  The glasses were sold in boxed sets of four glasses and also sold individually.

Incidents/Injuries: Libbey has received two reports of incidents involving 12 glasses breaking, but no injuries have been reported as of this posting.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled glasses and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Commercial customers should contact Libbey to arrange for a credit, full refund, or replacement.

Contact: Libbey Glass at 800-982-7063 between 8am – 5pm ET Monday – Friday, or online at www.libbey.com and click on ‘Product Recall” for more information.

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

Toys “R” Us Totally Me! Clay Craft Kit Due to Risk of Mold Exposure

Recall Date: November 29, 2017
Recall Number: 18-045

Recall Details: Clay Craft Kits

Sold At: Babies “R” Us and Toys “R” Us stores nationwide from January 2017 – October 2017 for approximately $10.

Hazard: Mold can be present in the clay, 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 “totally me!” clay craft kits. Model number AD11244 is printed on the bottom of the box. The “totally me!” logo is printed on the front of the craft kit box.

The clay craft kits contain:

  • two bricks of air dry acrylic paints
  • paint brush
  • three sculpting tools
  • plastic rolling pin
  • sponge
  • 19.5” x 15.25” instructional work mat
  • two texture rollers
  • plastic clay cutting tool
  • 12” ribbon

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled craft kits and return them to Babies “R” Us or Toys “R” Us for a full refund or store credit.

Contact: Toys “R” Us at 800-869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.toysrus.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

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

Omega Pacific Recalls Carabiners Due to Risk of Injury or Death

Recall Date: November 21, 2017
Recall Number: 18-041

Recall Details: Carabiners

Sold At: Arizona Hiking Shack, Atlantic Diving Supply, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Columbus Supply, Dvbe Supply, Evac Systems, General Factory/WD Supply, Lafco Outillage, The Rescue Source, Witmer Associates (Firestone) stores nationwide and online at www.omega.com from February 2017 through October 2017 ranging between $31 – $51.

Hazard: The carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user.

Recall Description: This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners. They are typically used to allow ropes and harnesses to be linked together. “Omega-17 UL Classified USA” is printed on the front and “Meets NFPA 1983 17ED MBS kN 40 G” statement is located on the back side. The 2-digit lot code “OD” is embedded on the bottom side of the carabiner spine. They were sold individually in silver, black, and red colors.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported as of this printing.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Omega Pacific to receive a free replacement or a full refund.  

Contact: Omega Pacific at 800-360-3990 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email  info@omegapac.com, or online at www.omegapac.com and click on the Voluntary Recall banner at the top of the page, or click on “Notices & Recallsat the bottom of the page for more information.

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

Plycem Recalls Allura Decking Due to Fall and Injury Hazards

Recall Date: November 21, 2017
Recall Number: 18-044

Recall Details: Allura Decking

Sold At: Kelseyville Lumber and Trademark Exteriors as stock items and at Home Depot as a special order item from February 2014 through June 2017 for between $25 to $30 per board for the decking and about $25 to $40 per board for the fascia.

Hazard: The decking can deteriorate and crack, causing the deck surfacing to break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries.

Recall Description: The recall involves Allura™ fiber cement decking and fascia. The recalled decking was sold in 12-foot lengths and is 6 inches wide and one inch thick, and came in two styles: a hidden fastener application and a direct screw application. The recalled Allura™ fiber cement fascia, which was for vertical applications only, was sold in 12-foot lengths, is 8- and 12-inches wide and 7/16 inches thick. The decking and fascia were sold in a natural wood color with a wood grain texture. There are no labels or other identifying marks on the decking materials.

Incidents/Injuries: As of this posting, Plycem has received three reports of the recalled decking cracking, resulting in one report of a leg injury to an adult male whose leg went through the cracked decking.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using decks with the recalled decking materials and contact Plycem to schedule a free repair. Plycem is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Contact: Plycem toll-free at 844-452-6787 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.allurausa.com and click on Decking Recalls to complete an online registration form and for more information.

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

Kubota Recalls RTV-X Series Utility vehicles Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Date: November 30, 2017
Recall Number: 18-704

Recall Details: RTV-X series utility vehicles.

Sold At: Authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from June 2015 through June 2017 for between $15,000 and $25,000.

Hazard: The seat belt stays can break, posing an injury hazard to consumers in the event of a crash.

Recall Description: This recall involves Kubota RTV-X series utility vehicles with model numbers ending in 900, 1100, 1120D and 1140. The diesel-powered vehicles were sold in orange and camouflage. Kubota and Diesel are printed on the side of the rear bed box.  The model number is on the side of the unit and on the data plate located on the back of the cab, between the cab and the bed. The utility vehicles with the following serial numbers, located on the data plate, are included on this recall.

Incidents/Injuries: Kubota has received three reports of seat belt stays breaking worldwide. No incidents have been reported in the U.S., and no injuries have been reported as of this posting.

What to Do if You Own One:

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact an authorized Kubota dealer to schedule a free repair. The firm is contacting consumers directly.

Contact: Kubota at 800-752-0290 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.kubota.com and click on More, then Safety and then Safety Notices for more information.

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

Other Safety Recall News

Latest Update on IKEA’s MALM Dresser 

IKEA is re-announcing the recall of the MALM dresser and other models of chests and dressers due to the serious tip-over hazard. Eight child fatalities have been reported as of this year.

The initial recall came June 2016 and stopped selling the dresser, and offered refunds to millions of customers who purchased this unit. Sales of this unit go back more than a decade, amounting to 65 million units sold worldwide.

In late 2016, IKEA paid out $50 million in a settlement to the families of three boys who died as a result of the dresser toppling over on them. Part of the settlement also included IKEA agreeing to donate money to children’s hospitals.

The full report of this latest recall can be found here.

Howard Blau Law will continue to provide updates on important developments involving safety recalls and notices.

Check Out These References for Further Reading:

“Ikea Dresser Reportedly Kills Eight Child Despite Recall and Repair Offer.” Fortune. Retrieved 30 November 2017. http://fortune.com/2017/10/20/ikea-dresser-death-child-tip-over/

“Ikea will top selling dressers cited in deaths of three children.” Fortune. Retrieved 30 November 2017. http://fortune.com/2016/06/27/ikea-dresser-recall-malm-tipover-death/

“Ikea will pay $50 million to families of 3 children killed by tipping dressers.” Fortune. Retrieved 30 November 2017. http://fortune.com/2016/12/22/ikea-payment-children-malm-dressers/

“Ikea to settle for $50 million after its dressers tipped over, killing three young boys.” The Washington Post. Retrieved 30 November 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/12/22/ikea-to-settle-for-50-million-after-its-dressers-tipped-over-killing-three-young-boys/?utm_term=.c71a0e5c17a3

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