Associated Press, Published August 09 2013
Recalls this week: Toys, knife and sheath setsA line of toys that pose a choking hazard and knife sets with defective sheaths are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include youth beds and bicycles.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Light-up toy frogs and ducks sold exclusively at Cost Plus World Market between July 2012 and December 2012. The frog comes in green and the ducks come in yellow, pink, and clear. There is a round tag attached to the product with the UPC number 2424 5159.
WHY: The metal conductor pin on the bottom of the toys can come out, posing a choking hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 30,000.
FOR MORE: Call Toysmith at 800-356-0474 or visit www.toysmith.com and click on Safety on the left side of the page for more information.
KNIFE AND SHEATH SETS
DETAILS: Gerber Uppercut fixed blade knife and sheath set. All sets include a black nylon sheath with an engraved Gerber sword and shield logo printed on the front and "GERBER" engraved on the snap clip on the back. The Uppercut sets that were sold in a box have model number 30-000650 printed on the box. Sets sold in blister pack packaging have model number 31-001727 printed on the packaging. They were sold from March 2013 through June 2013.
WHY: The Uppercut sheath does not hold the knife securely, allowing the knife to come out of the sheath unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of a laceration to a consumer that required medical attention, but no stitches.
HOW MANY: About 2,900.
FOR MORE: Call Gerber Legendary Blades 800-289-4560 or visit www.gerbergear.com and click on "Product Notifications" at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Sleepharmony metal youth beds in pink with model number MB-YPT-R1, which can be found on the box and the instruction sheet that came with the bed. The manufacture date code is located on a yellow label affixed to the inside of the metal side rail and appears as MFG: year/month/day: "MFG: 2013/01/25." The recalled beds were made between December 2011 and May 2013 and sold from February 2012 through June 2013.
WHY: The surface paint on the pink-colored youth beds contains levels of lead that exceed the limits allowed by law.
INCIDENTS: No information available.
HOW MANY: About 1,850.
FOR MORE: Call Glideaway at 800-428-5222, ext. 265 or visit www.glideaway.com/recall/for more information.
DETAILS: Tabletop torches sold exclusively at Big Lots stores from March 2013 through June 2013. The torches have a wick and burn liquid citronella fuel. "Table Top Torch distributed by Big Lots, Inc." and item #DC12-21111 (large torch) or Item #DC10-20160 (small torch) is printed on a yellow label on the bottom of the large torch and on a hang tag on the small torch.
WHY: Once lit, the glass citronella table torches can flare up and emit burning lamp oil onto consumers and property, posing fire and burn hazards.
INCIDENTS: 20 reports of liquid fuel erupting from the torches with high flames, including two serious injuries with second and third degree burns and seven with minor burns. One of the serious burn injuries involved burns to the legs and abdomen and a second victim received burns all over the body while attempting to extinguish the flames. All of the incidents involved property damage.
HOW MANY: About 30,000.
FOR MORE: Call Big Lots at 866-244-5687 or visit www.biglots.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom for more information.
DETAILS: Giant Bicycle Inc.'s XtC Bicycles and Seatposts. The recall includes 2013 model year Giant XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and 29er 1 series bicycles and 27.2 mm carbon fiber seatposts sold separately. The SL 29er 0 model bicycle is white, black and blue. The SL 29er 1 model is white, black and red. The letters "XTC" appear on the down tube of the frame on both bicycles. The name "Giant" and "Contact SLR" appear on the 27.2 mm carbon fiber seatposts. They were sold from November 2012 and May 2013.
WHY: The bicycle seatposts on the affected bicycles and the after-market seatposts can crack, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Giant Bicycles received five reports of the bicycle seatposts breaking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: Information not available.
FOR MORE: Call Giant Bicycle at 866-458-2555 or visit www.giant-bicycles.com-en-us/ and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Holgate Toys playmat sets sold exclusively at Wegmans Food Stores from October 2012 through June 2013. The set includes a 24-inch by 30-inch cotton canvas playmat and four toy wooden vehicles. The toy vehicles include a blue car, a red "Wegmans" delivery van, a green "Wegmans" farm tractor, and a yellow "School Bus." The sets were sold in a yellow box measuring about 12-inches by 12-inches with "Wegmans Playmat Set," an age label circle with "2+" and "Made in the USA" printed on the front of the box. UPC Code 0 7789028735 4 is printed on the back of the box.
WHY: The wheels on the wooden vehicles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: One report of the wheels detaching from the body of a vehicle. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 5,000.
FOR MORE: Call Holgate Toys at 855-344-7488 or visit www.holgatetoy.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.