Recall Roundup: Baby Monitor Batteries, Designer Jackets, Blood Thinner and More
Here is this week's roundup of recalls:
- James Perse recalled about 6,700 men's and women's jackets because they don't meet federal flammability standards, the CPSC said. The jackets were sold at Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys of New York and James Perse Boutiques from July 2010 to December 2010 for $225 to $350 each. The CPSC lists the style numbers included in the recall. Consumers should return the jackets for refunds. Call James Perse at (800) 430-8559 weekdays between noon and 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Perfect Fitness is recalling about 7,000 of its Perfect Pullup exercise devices after 2,200 reports of their handles breaking.
- Upsher-Smith Laboratories recalled one lot -- #284081 -- of its Jantoven Warfarin Sodium USP, 3 mg tablets after a single bottle was found containing a higher, 10mg-strength tablet, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said. Jantoven is an anticoagulant in the same class as the more well-known Coumadin blood thinner. Upsher-Smith said the 3 mg tablet is tan and the 10 mg is white and also has the number 10 printed on it. Consumers can call the company at (888) 650-3789 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
- IKEA Home Furnishings recalled about 26,000 Sniglar cribs in the United States and Canada because bolts used to hold the mattress support aren't long enough and could allow collapse.
- Summer Infant Inc. has issued a recall for 1.7 million video baby monitors after the strangulation deaths of two infants in the cords and the near-strangulation of another.
- Dorel Juvenile Group recalled almost 800,000 child safety seats restraint systems on car seats sold nationwide at stores including Walmart and Costco because the harness locking and release button can sometimes stick and not lock.
- Gold Star Sausage is recalling all of its 16-ounce containers of Johnson's Chili and Johnson's Chili, Hot & Spicy because they contain soy, which is not listed on the labels, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service. The products were packaged from Feb. 15, 2010, to Feb. 15, 2011, and shipped to wholesalers nationwide. So far, there have been no reports of anyone suffering an allergic reaction to eating the chili. Consumers can call the company at (303) 295-6400.
- Burlington Basket Co. has issued a recall for 500,000 bassinets sold nationwide at Walmart and other stores after 10 of them collapsed, hurting two infants.
- Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has issued a recall of light-up watches with the images of Buzz Lightyear, Tinker Bell and Lightning McQueen after reports of children suffering skin irritation or burning sensations.
- Atico International USA recalled its TrueLiving Heater Fans and Portable Quartz Radiant Heaters sold at Dollar General stores nationwide because they can overheat and catch fire, the CPSC said. A consumer suffered minor burns on a hand from a heater and the company has a total of 29 reports of the heaters overheating, including several cases of flames shooting out of the heaters. The CPSC lists the model, item and UPC numbers included in the recall. The heaters were sold between September 2010 and December 2010 for between $15 and $42. Consumers should return the heaters for a refund. Call Atico at (866) 448-7856 weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Prime Choice Foods recalled certain lots of Garden of Eatin' brand of Multi Grain Sea Salt Tortilla Chips, Multi Grain Everything Tortilla Chips and Multi Grain Blues Sea Salt Tortilla Chips because they contain wheat and soy that is not listed on the labels, said the FDA. So far, no one has had an allergic reaction from eating the chips. The FDA lists the UPC and lot codes included in the recall. The chips were sold in stores nationwide. Consumers can return the chips to the store for a refund. Call Prime Choice Foods at (800) 434-4246 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
- Magic Valley Fresh Frozen Inc. recalled certain packages of breaded okra because it may contain whey that isn't listed on the label, the FDA said. So far, no one has reported having an allergic reaction to eating the okra. The FDA lists the lot codes included in the recall. Consumers can return the packages to the store for refunds. Call the company at (956) 994-8947 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Liquid Combustion Technology recalled almost 2,000 Sno-Tek snow blowers in the United States and Canada because the engines are missing a safety shield above the side-mounted electric starter, which creates a possible injury risk to consumers who might cut their fingers, the CPSC said. So far there have been no injuries reported. The CPSC lists the models included in the recall. Consumers should stop using the snow blowers and contact the company for a repair kit or take the snow blowers to an authorized service center for repair. The company service network number is (800) 558-5402. Contact the company at (800) 552-8094 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Kristi G. Co. and SwimWays Corp. recalled about 5,200 Kristi G Go & Grow chairs because the chairs can tip over, spilling children out onto the floor, the CPSC said. SwimWays has eight reports of the chair tipping, with two children getting scrapes on their faces and hands. Included in the recall are lightweight, polyester chairs for children 3 months old and older, up to 75 pounds. The chairs were sold online through retail stores from March 2010 to January 2011 for between $34.99 to $89.99 each. The CPSC lists the model numbers included in the recall. Consumers should stop using the chairs and contact SwimWays for a refund. Call (888) 559-4653 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- LEM Products recalled about 3,500 food dehydrators with digital timers because the motor can come loose and fall onto the heating element, creating a fire hazard, the CPSC said. The company has gotten five reports of the motors hitting the heating elements, causing fire or smoke in the unit. So far, no one has been hurt. The dehydrators were sold nationwide and online from August 2010 through December 2010 for about $160 each. The CPSC lists the serial numbers included in the recall. Consumers should stop using the dehydrators and call the company for a repair kit at (877) 425-4509 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time.
- Balsam Hill LLC recalled 1,333 pre-lit artificial Christmas trees because they were advertised for indoor/outdoor use, but had extension cords rated for indoor use only, the CPSC said. The trees were sold online from October 2007 through December 2010. The CPSC lists the model numbers included in the recall. Consumers can contact Balsam Hill for an outdoor extension cord. Call the company at (877) 694-2752 between noon and 7 p.m. weekdays, Eastern time or email Balsam Hill.
- Nurses Choice Corp. recalled about 4,700 Newborn Keepsake Mittens because the glue-on decorations can be pulled off, creating a choking hazard for the infants, the CPSC said. The company received a single report of a decoration falling off and no one has been hurt. The recalled mittens were given away by hospitals nationwide from October 2010 through January 2011. Consumers can contact Nurses Choice for a replacement set at (800) 747-7076 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, Eastern time or email.