A line of window shades that pose a strangulation hazard for small children are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include strollers and water heaters.
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DETAILS: Blinds To Go custom-made window shades. They have a clear, P-shaped hook to hold down the cord. The cord or chain loop of the window shades clips into the device. The hook is screwed to the side of the wall or window during installation. It was shipped with the Blinds To Go custom-made roller shades with Sidewinders, Smartlift pleated and cellular shades, Panel Tracks shades and Serenity shades. They were sold at Blinds To Go showrooms and online at www.blindstogo.com for between $60 and $770 from January 2009 to November 2014.
WHY: The shade's chain or cord loop can slip out of the hook, posing a strangulation hazard for small children.
HOW MANY: About 200,000.
FOR MORE: Call Blinds To Go at 800-254-6377 from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT on Sunday, or visit www.blindstogo.com and click on "Child Safety Update" under Customer Service at the bottom of the page for more information. The company is offering a free kit to replace the hook.
HOCKEY GOALIE MASKS
DETAILS: The recall is for the metal cages on the Bauer Concept C1 goal mask with certified titanium oval wire and the NME 10 goal mask with certified titanium oval wire that cost about $900. The recall is also for the $90 RP NME Ti Titanium replacement cage for the Concept C1 and NME 10 goalie masks. The Concept C1 and NME 10 goalie masks were sold in black or white with a titanium wire cage that attaches to the mask with two screws on each side of the mask. The Concept C1 mask is a Senior mask in sizes S/M and M/L. "Concept C1" is printed at the top of the shell. A sticker inside the shell at the jaw also lists the model and size. The NME 10 Goal Mask is a Senior mask in sizes Fit 1, Fit 2, and Fit 3. "NME10" is printed at the top of the shell. A sticker inside the shell at the jaw also lists the model and size. A side plate reads "Bauer Titanium Oval Wire" and "RPNME Ti Sr." They were sold at sporting goods stores and online from April 2013 through February 2015.
WHY: The metal wires on the cages can break, which cause facial injuries or cuts.
INCIDENTS: Nine reports of wire breakage. Lacerations were reported in four of the incidents.
HOW MANY: About 1,200 in the U.S. and 1,300 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Bauer Hockey at 844-448-4246 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.bauer.com and click on "Titanium Cage Recall" for more information. The company is offering a free wire cage replacement and throat protector.
DETAILS: Stokke Trailz strollers sold between November 2014 and December 2014. The strollers were black, black mélange, beige mélange, deep blue, red and purple. The Stokke logo is printed on the front of the seat and the "Trailz" model name is printed on a tracking label affixed to the front of the wheelbase assembly. They were sold at baby boutiques nationwide and online at AlbeeBaby.com, buybuyBABY.com, Diapers.com, Nordstrom.com and Stokke.com.
WHY: The stroller handle can break while in use and could fall on the infant.
INCIDENTS: One report of a broken handle in the U.S. and eight reports of handles breaking in other countries. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 400.
FOR MORE: Call Stokke LLC at 877-978-6553 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.stokke.com and click on "Important Safety Announcement" for more information. The company is repairing the strollers.
DETAILS: Propane and natural gas water heaters in 30, 40, 50 and 60 gallon capacities. The recalled water heaters are white with a red "Giant" logo on the front. The water heaters have a nameplate near the gas valve with the model number, date of manufacture and serial number. They were sold at distributors in Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania from April 2014 through October 2014. Details on the model and serial numbers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Giant-Factories-Recalls-Water-Heaters-Due-to-Risk-of-Fire-Explosion/
WHY: On units with a space between the bottom of the water tank and the combustion chamber, the flame arrestor or its plate can fail, posing a risk of fire or explosion if flammable liquids or gases are nearby.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 240.
FOR MORE: For a free inspection or water heater replacement, call Giant at 800-363-9354 anytime or visit www.giantinc.com then click on Recall Information on the bottom of the page for more information.