Recalls this week: children's wristbands, toys, strollers
More than 30 million children's wristbands distributed at McDonald's restaurants are being recalled because they can cause skin irritation or burns. Other recalled consumer products include strollers and microwaves.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: "Step-iT" activity wristbands distributed by McDonald's restaurants from August 9 to August 17. They come in two styles_"Activity Counter" and a motion-activated "Light-up Band." The Activity Counter comes in translucent plastic orange, blue or green and features a digital screen that tracks a child's steps or other movement. The Light-up Band comes in translucent plastic red, purple, or orange and blinks light with the child's movement. Both styles of activity wristbands have a square face with the words "STEP-iT" printed on them and a button to depress and activate the wristband. The back of the square face contains the etched words "Made for McDonald's."
WHY: The recalled wristbands can cause skin irritation or burns to children.
INCIDENTS: More than 70 reports of incidents, including seven reports of blisters, after wearing the wristbands.
HOW MANY: About 29 million units in the U.S. and about 3.6 million units in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call McDonald's at 800-244-6227 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT daily, or visit www.mcdonalds.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.
DETAILS: Three ALEX Jr. branded sets of infant building toys including: the Baby Builder, model 1982, First Pops, model 1981P, and the First Snaps, model 1981S produced prior to November 2010. They were sold in sets of 14 and 26 pieces at Barnes & Noble and Land of Nod and online at www.Zulily.com between 2009 and 2016. The batch codes are located on a sticker above the UPC code on the container. They include P0002073, P0001713, P0001330, P0000954, P0002107, P0001628, P0001009, P00000814, P0001948, P0001536, P0001098, P0001427, P0001677, and P0000983.
WHY: Small parts of the plastic toy building sets can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: 22 reports of the ends of small parts detaching from the building sets. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 91,000.
FOR MORE: Call ALEX at 844-310-6691 anytime or visit www.alexbrands.com and click on the "Recall Information" link beneath the carousel for more information.
KEROSENE LAMP BURNERS
DETAILS: Crownplace Brands' Aladdin MaxBrite kerosene lamp burners. "Aladdin MAXBrite500" is printed on the burner knob. The patent number is 3551086. "Aladdin" and the patent number are printed on the barrel of the burner. They were sold at hardware and antique stores nationwide and at www.amazon.com from July 2015 through July 2016. The lamp burners were sold separately and as part of a lamp assembly.
WHY: The burner's threads can disengage, allowing the burner to disconnect from the base, posing burn and fire hazards to the user.
INCIDENTS: One report of thread failure, resulting in a first degree burn.
HOW MANY: About 500.
FOR MORE: Call Crownplace Brands at 800-457-5267 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com or visit www.aladdinlamps.com for more information.
DETAILS: All model year 2016 Arctic Cat 700 HDX models and model year 2017 Arctic Cat 700 HDX CREW models within the vehicle identification number range of 300001 through 301280. "Arctic Cat" is printed on the sides, front and rear of the utility vehicles. "HDX" is printed on the sides of the front fenders. The vehicle identification number on the 700 HDX CREW models is stamped into the upper frame tube under the rear of the cargo box. They were sold at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from April 2015 through July 2016.
WHY: The throttle cable can stick and prevent the throttle mechanism from returning to an idle position upon release of the throttle and cause the rider to lose control, posing a crash hazard and risk of injury.
INCIDENTS: 14 reports of the throttle cable malfunctioning, including one report of a wrist injury.
HOW MANY: About 4,500.
FOR MORE: Call Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.arcticcat.com and click on "Customer Care," then "Product Recall," and then "List of Safety Bulletins" for more information.
DETAILS: Step and Go Travel Systems sold under the Safety 1st brand and made by Dorel Juvenile. It was sold in a variety of colors along with the OnBoard 35 infant car seat. Safety 1st is imprinted on the front of the stroller tray. Model number TR314 is printed on a white label on the back of the stroller seat. They were sold at Babies R Us and other retailers nationwide and online at amazon.com, babiesrus.com and Walmart.com from May 2015 through June 2016.
WHY: The stroller tray folding mechanism can partially disengage on one side when used with an infant car seat attached to the stroller, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: 30 reports of the front stroller tray that supports the infant car seat disengaging on one side. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 20,000 in the U.S. and about 5,800 were sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Safety 1st toll-free at 866-762-3036 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visiti www.safety1st.com and click on "Safety Notices" for more information.
DETAILS: All Power portable gasoline generators with model numbers APGG6000 and APGG7500. Model APGG6000 generators are rated at 6,000 watts and have UPC code 8 4676600055 3 and serial number JD29014S18035 through JD29014U020742. Model APGG7500 generators are rated at 7,500 watts and have UPC code 8 4676600056 0 and serial number JD42014S16027 through JD42014T210606. The model number is located on both sides of the unit. The UPC code and serial number can be found on a silver plate on the upper right hand-side of the back side panel. They were sold at Big Sandy Superstores, Family Farm & Home, Inc., Home Owners Bargain Outlet, Mills Fleet Farm Corp., Nexcom West Coast and other stores nationwide and online at Bluestem.com, BrandsmartUSA.com, HomeDepot.com, hoboonline.com, jbtoolsales.com and other online retailers from March 2014 through May 2016.
WHY: The fuel tank can leak, posing explosion, fire and burn hazards.
INCIDENTS: 21 reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 12,000 in the U.S. and 300 in Mexico.
FOR MORE: Call J.D. North America at 844-287-4655 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com, or visit www.allpoweramerica.com and click on the APGG Recall link for more information.
DETAILS: Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations. Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit, above the oven cavity on the left hand side. A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is posted on the firm's website at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com . They were sold at Best Buy, HH Gregg, Lowes, Sears and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores and by homebuilders nationwide from January 2014 through April 2016.
WHY: Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Five reports of incidents, including one home fire, two fires involving the surrounding cabinets, one report of smoke, and one report of a burning odor.
HOW MANY: About 15,200.
FOR MORE: Call Whirlpool Corp. at 800-990-6254 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com. Consumers can also visit www.whirlpool.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.
DETAILS: All M&M-branded jewelry, including some children's jewelry sold at M&M'S World Stores in New York; Orlando, Fla.; Las Vegas; and Henderson, Nev. from May 2015 to June 2016 . Recalled items include earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces.
WHY: The jewelry can contain high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.
INCIDENTS: No injuries or incidents have been reported in connection with these products.
HOW MANY: About 52,400.
FOR MORE: Call M&M'S World at 866-915-5058 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.mmsworld.com and click on the "Product Safety & Recalls" link at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Cree LED T8 Replacement Lamps sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and Amazon.com from September 2015 through May 2016. The recall includes lamps that were provided as free replacements for a previous recall in June 2015 and new lamps sold since the recall. These lamps are used indoors to replace traditional two-pin T8 fluorescent tubes. The white lamps have a cylindrical shape and measure 48 inches long. "Cree," ''BT848 Series Lamp," the product number and a four-digit date code are printed on the lamp or on a white label affixed to the lamp. More details on the lamps can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Cree-Recalls-LED-T8-Lamps/
WHY: The recalled lamps can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard.
INCIDENTS: 12 reports of the recalled lamps overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 104,000 in the U.S. and about 8,500 sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Cree at 888-338-7883 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, send email to T8Rledlamps@cree.com or visit www.cree.com and click on "Recalls" for more information.