Winter 2018 Product Recalls

We don’t like it when people get sick or injured, and neither does the government, so every few months 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 high chairs, slap bracelets, and night lights have in common? Aside from all being things this writer used in the early 90’s, they each feature in this article.

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

White-Rodgers Recalls Thermostats Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date:  December 12, 2018

Recall Number:  19-047

Recall Details:  Emerson Branded Sensi WiFi thermostats

Sold At:  Johnstone, Home Depot and Golden State FC stores and Heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment distributors nationwide from April 2014 through December 2016 for between about $90 and $150.

Hazard:  Contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat, posing a fire hazard.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Emerson branded SensiWiFi thermostats with “Emerson” printed on the front and a date code from 1416 to 1536 on the back. The date code represents the manufacture date from the 16th week of 2014 through the 36th week of 2015. The thermostats are white with an LCD screen. There are three buttons below the thermostat screen. Up and down arrow and Menu buttons are located to the right of the screen. Recalled thermostats have model numbers 1F86U-42WF or UP500W. A product label containing model number and date code information is located on the back of the thermostat.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received eight reports of burn damage to the thermostat, involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately check their Sensi thermostat to determine if “Emerson” is printed on the front with a date code from 1416 to 1536 on the back. Contact the firm to determine if the unit is included in the recall and for instructions on repair and/or replacement.

Contact White-Rodgers toll-free at 888-847-8742 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.white-rodgers.com and click on “Emerson Branded Sensi Recall” at the lower left corner of the homepage for more information.

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


Skip Hop Recalls Convertible High Chairs Due to Injury and Fall Hazards

Recall Date:  December 6, 2018

Recall Number:  19-042

Recall Details:  Tuo convertible high chairs

Sold At:  Babies ”R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, Kohls, Dillards and other children specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Skiphop.com from June 2017 through December 2018 for about $160.

Hazard:  The legs on the highchair can detach from the seat, posing fall and injury hazards to children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Skip Hop’s Tuo convertible high chairs with charcoal gray or silver/white with clouds fabric. They have a reversible seat pad, removable tray, 5-point harness, beechwood footrest and legs. The high chairs can be converted into a toddler chair. One of the following style numbers and corresponding date code can be found on the back of the chair:  Style Number 304200 (charcoal gray) with date codes HH5/2017, HH6/2017, HH7/2017, HH8/2017, HH9/2017, HH092717, HH030518, HH05182018, or HH05312018. Style Number 304201 (silver/white with clouds) with date codes HH092917 or HH010518.

Incidents/Injuries:  Skip Hop has received 17 reports of the legs of the high chairs detaching. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Skip Hop for a full refund or an e gift card of equal value.

Contact Skip Hop toll-free at 888-282-4674 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.skiphop.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

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

 

HoMedics Recalls Nightlights Due to Choking Hazard (Recall Alert)

Recall Date:  November 20, 2018

Recall Number:  19-718

Recall Details:  MyBaby Giraffe Nightlights

Sold At:  Hinda Incentives, Power Sales, and online at Amazon.com and HoMedics.com from March 2018 through October 2018 for about $20.

Hazard:  The small feet on the giraffe-shaped nightlight can detach, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves the HoMedics MyBaby Comfort Creatures Giraffe Portable & Bedside Nightlight, model MYB-N100GIR. The affected nightlights have the date code GP230118 or GP290318 and the date code is located on the underside of the product. It can be powered by an AC adaptor or two AA batteries. It is yellow with brown spots and white underbelly. The nightlight is about 3 inches long, 5 inches wide, 7 inches high, and weighs less than 1 pound.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received one report of the feet on the giraffe-shaped nightlight detaching.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled nightlights and contact HoMedics for a full refund. HoMedics is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Contact HoMedics at 800‑466‑3342 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.homedics.com and click on the Product Recall tab for more information.

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


H.I.S. Recalls Girl’s Clothing Sets Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban

Recall Date:  November 8, 2018

Recall Number:  19-034

Recall Details:  Girl’s clothing sets with pendant necklace

Sold At:  Burlington, Shopko, Meijer’s, and AAFES (Army and Air Force Exchange Services) stores nationwide from February 2018 through November 2018 for about $14.

Hazard:  The metal pendant on the necklace contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Self-Esteem brand girl’s clothing sets with a gold leaf pendant necklace. The recalled clothing sets consists of three items: a short-sleeve teal top with cut-out shoulders, a navy blue legging pant with a teal floral print and a pendant necklace with an orange and teal center. The recalled clothing sets have style num

ber PO#71160/LOT9 and a date of production of 10/2017 printed on a white label on the inside of the garment. The recalled clothing sets were sold in girl’s sizes 4x-12x.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the necklace from the recalled clothing sets, take it away from children and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Contact H.I.S. at 800-451-0285 extension 2879 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at address-info@his-nyc.com or online at www.his-nyc.com and click on Product Safety Recall for more information.

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

 

Fantasia Accessories Recalls Slap Bracelets Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

Recall Date:  October 31, 2018

Recall Number:  19-026

Recall Details:  Slap bracelets

Sold At:  Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com in July 2018 for about $5.

Hazard:  The slap bracelet’s metal wristband can pierce the protective fabric around it and expose sharp edges, posing a

laceration hazard to young children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves children’s furry critter plush slap bracelets in panda, unicorn and heart designs. The recalled bracelets are made of a metal band covered with a protective fabric.  Only slap on bracelets are included in this recall.​​​​

 

Incidents/Injuries:  Fantasia Accessories has received four reports of the bracelets piercing the fabric cover, resulting in five injuries of minor cuts to consumers’ hands or wrists.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bracelets, take them away from young children and contact Fantasia Accessories to receive a free replacement product.

Contact Fantasia Accessories at 800-624-4826 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at info@fantasia.com or online at www.fantasia.com and click on “Safety 

Information” for more information.

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

 

i play Recalls Infant Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date:  October 25, 2018

Recall Number:  

Recall Details:  Infant rattles

Sold At:  Whole Foods Market stores and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from December 2014 through October 2018 for about $15.

Hazard:  Pieces of the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.

Recall Description:  This recall involves the Green Sprouts brand flower rattle made from wood. The recalled multi-colored rattles are made from natural wood and measure 2.5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 4 inches high. Attached to the circular handle are three round wooden balls shaped like flowers, including one that contains a silver metal bell, all attached with an elastic cord. “Green Sprouts,” “Made in Taiwan” and a date code number (14714 or 21815) are printed on the circular rattle handle.

Incidents/Injuries:  i play has received three reports of pieces detaching from the rattle. No injuries have been reported.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattles away from children, stop using them and contact i play for instructions on how to receive a $50.00 coupon code to redeem towards the purchase of new products and shipping costs.

Contact i play at 800-876-1574 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at contactus@iplaybaby.com or online at www.iplaybaby.com and click on “Health & Safety ” for more information.

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

 

Boy Scouts of America Recalls Neckerchief Slides Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban

Recall Date:  September 26, 2018

Recall Number:  18-239

Recall Details:  Neckerchief slides

Sold At:  Boy Scouts of America retail stores and authorized distributors nationwide and online at www.scoutshop.org from February 2018 through August 2018 for about $6.

Hazard:  The colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Recall Description:  This recall involves Boy Scouts of America’s neckerchief slides. About 110,000 were sold. The brass neckerchief slides were sold in four styles:  red wolf, green bear, orange lion and blue Webelos. “Made in China” and P.O. number 200228276, 20023175, 200233281 or 200236630 are printed on a white label attached to the back of the neckerchief slide.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled neckerchief slides, take them away from children and return them to any Boy Scouts of America retail store or distributor for a free replacement neckerchief slide, including shipping.

Contact Boy Scouts of America at 800-323-0736 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at customerservice@scoutshop.org, or online at www.scoutshop.org and click on the Product Recall link at the bottom of the page for more information.

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

 

Weeplay Kids Recalls Children’s Coveralls Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Date:  September 20, 2018

Recall Number:  18-225

Recall Details:  ED by Ellen DeGeneres coveralls

Sold At:  Buy Buy Baby and Marshalls stores nationwide and online at www.buybuybaby.com  from September 2017 through January 2018 for about $16.

Hazard:  The bunny applique on the children’s coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Recall Description:  This recall involves infant ED by Ellen DeGeneres coveralls with hat. The pink striped, two-piece, long-sleeve coveralls are 100% cotton. They have a kangaroo pocket and bunny-shaped applique on the left chest, a hat with pompom and snaps in the crotch. Style ED01210 was sold in infant sizes 3M, 6M and 9M; and style ED13210 was sold in 12M, 18M and 24M. The style number and manufacture date code of August 2017 (08/2017) are printed on the inside garment tag located inside the seam of the garment. “ED by Ellen DeGeneres” and the garment sizes are printed on the inside back of the garment.

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received one report in Canada where the bunny applique detached from the garment, and a young child put it in their mouth.  The grandparent removed it before it caused them to choke. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.

What to Do if You Own One

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coveralls and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.   

Contact Weeplay Kids toll-free at 888-854-6563 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.weeplaykids.com and click on Recall Info for more information.

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

As the holiday season comes into full swing we here at Howard Blau Law want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and a prosperous New Year!

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Check Out These References for Further Reading:

“Safety Issues & Recalls.” NHTSA. Retrieved 12 December 2018. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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