If you own Calphalon knives, a Britax stroller, or furniture from La-Z-Boy or Target, you’re going to want to read about these recent recalls. Calphalon recalled almost 2 million knives sold in retailers nationwide, including Macy’s and Kohl’s. Due to a potential fall hazard to infants, Britax recalled 676,000 of their Click & Go strollers. Target has recieved six reports of a patio bench from their Threshold collection collapsing, including one report of a knee injury. La-Z-Boy recalled some of their lift chairs due to shock hazard. Read below for more information on what to do to keep your family safe if you own any of these products.
Today Calphalon recalled their Contemporary Cutlery knives due to laceration hazard. The blade on the knives can break during use. This recall is in response to 27 reports of finger or hand lacerations, including 4 injuries that required stitches. In total, they’ve received about 3,150 reports of broken knives.
Knives Affected By the Recall:
The recall involves the entire line of Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery knives, including carving, chef, paring, santoku and utility knives sold individually and in sets. These knives were sold at J.C. Penny, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Amazon.com, and other retailers nationwide between September 2008 and December 2016.
What to Do If You Own These Knives:
Stop using the knives immediately and contact Calphalon for a replacement. You can call Calphalon at 800-809-7267. For more information, you can also visit their website.
Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go Receivers
Britax recalled these strollers because they pose a fall hazard to infants in the car seat. They found that these models have damaged receiver mounts, which can cause the car seat to disengage and fall unexpectedly. The recall involved about 676,000 units (most of which were sold in the U.S.).
Strollers Affected by This Recall:
This recall affects all colors and types of the B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers. The specific model numbers are listed here. You can check the model number by looking inside the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel for single strollers and in the front middle underside of the frame on double strollers.
What To Do if You Own One of These Strollers:
Owners of the single strollers are advised to immediately stop using their Click & Go receiver mounts and contact Britax for a free repair kit. The repair kit comes with replacement parts and an instruction manual. There is an additional instructional video on Britax’s website.
Britax advises owners of the double strollers to stop using them with car seats attached. They say that consumers can continue to use their stroller or car seat independently without the car seat attached to the stroller (the Click & Go receiver is the reason for the recall).
For more information, please visit Britax’s website or call them toll-free at 844-227-0300.
Target Patio Benches
Target recalled 1,300 patio benches from it’s Threshold Line due to a potential fall hazard to consumers. The benches can collapse during use. There have already been six reports of the benches collapsing, including one report of a knee injury. The benches were sold in Target stores as well as online at Target.com. They were sold individually and as part of patio sets.
Threshold Products Affected By This Recall:
- Threshold Aluminum Top/Steel X Base Bench
- Mayhew 6 piece Wicker Dining Set
According to the statement from Target, purchasers of the Mayhew 6 piece Wicker Dining Set can continue to use the table and 4 chairs also included in the set.
What to Do if You Own One of These Benches:
Target is advising purchasers to immediately stop using the recalled patio benches and return them to any Target store for a refund. Customers who purchased the individual bench are eligible for a full refund of the purchase price. Those who purchased the bench as part of the patio set will be refunded the price of the individual bench.
La-Z-Boy Lift Chairs
Last week La-Z-Boy announced a recall on the power supply unit sold with lift chairs due to a potential shock hazard. The lift power supply sold with the La-Z-Boy Lift Chairs (and sold as part of lift conversion kit) has a cover that can crack within the screw housing and break. This can cause the cover to detach and expose the power supply’s electrical component, posing a dangerous shock hazard to owners. The power supply enables the chair’s seat to lift a consumer from a seated position into a standing position.
The power supply casing is a black, plastic box like the one featured in this picture to the right. The model name, model number and lot number can be found on the back of the power supply casing. Only power supplies with LOT # 150113 are included in this recall.
La-Z-Boy Chairs Affected by the Recall:
Gold Series electric Lift Chairs:
- The Clayton Luxury-Lift (Model 1HL562)
- The Power Lift (Model 1ML562)
- The Luxury-Lift (Models 1LF505 and 1LF819)
Also sold as part of conversion kits for the following older lift chairs:
- Model 1LL320
- Model 1LL508
- Model 1LL515
- Model 1LM320
- Model 1LM508
- Model 1LM515
What to Do if You Own One of These Chairs:
La-Z-Boy recommends that owners of these chair models immediately stop using the power supplies to power the lift chairs and contact their local store for a free replacement.
Luckily no injuries have been reported concerning this recall.
For additional information, you can contact La-Z-Boy toll-free at 855-592-9087 or visit their website.
Have a serious injury and need legal advice? Contact Howard Blau.
Please Be Sure to Read the Following References:
“B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers: 2/2017.” Britax. Retreived 17 February 2017 from https://us.britax.com/service-support/safety-notices/b-agile-and-bob-motion-strollers-22017/.
“Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard.” U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017 from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/britax-recalls-strollers-due-to-fall-hazard-300408847.html.
“Calphalon Recalls Cutlery Knives Due to Laceration Hazard.” U.S. Consumer Safety Commission. PR Newswire. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017 from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/calphalon-recalls-cutlery-knives-due-to-laceration-hazard-300411076.html.
“La-Z-Boy Recalls Power Supplies Sold With Lift Chairs Due to Shock Hazard.” La-Z-Boy. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017 from http://www.la-z-boy.com/content/recall.
“La-Z-Boy Recalls Power Supplies Sold With Lift Chairs Due to Shock Hazard.” U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. 8 February 2017. Retrieved 10 February 2017 from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/la-z-boy-recalls-power-supplies-sold-with-lift-chairs-due-to-shock-hazard-300403741.html.
“Target Recalls Patio Benches Due to Fall Hazard.” U.S. Consumer Safety Commission. PR Newswire. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017 from http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/target-recalls-patio-benches-due-to-fall-hazard-300406211.html.
“Target Recalls 1,300 Patio Benches Due to Fall Hazard.” NBC New York. 14 February 2017. Retrieved 14 February 2017 from http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Target-Recalls-1300-Patio-Benches-Due-to-Fall-Hazard-413686693.html.