The biggest holiday shopping surge of the year is just weeks away, and here at Vanessa Jane, we're making sure that you're in the know about the latest consumer recalls. Recalls happen all the time. From cell phones that burst into flames, to car seats that put your child in danger, the world of product manufacturing is filled with mistakes that can, potentially, endanger you or your loved ones. While most manufacturers have a great record of safe products, even the best of them have bad runs. Here are the latest consumer product recalls that you need to watch out for, and, what action to take if you own one of these.
Hit Promotional Products Recalls Ceramic Mugs Due to Burn and Laceration Hazards
The mugs can crack or break when used with or exposed to hot liquids, posing burn and laceration hazards.
Michaels Recalls Tassel Keychain Mobile Power Banks Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
The lithium ion battery in the keychain’s mobile power bank can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.
Federal Cartridge Recalls Blackhawk Gun Holsters Due to Injury Hazard
The holster design can change the position of the safety switch on the firearm without the user knowing it. When this occurs, if the trigger is pulled the gun could fire unexpectedly, posing an injury hazard to the user and bystander.
Soft Play Recalls Spider Climb Playground Climbers Due to Fall Hazard
The climbing level platforms were designed too far apart, posing a fall hazard to children who can fall climbing from one level to the next.
Carrier Recalls Carrier- and Bryant-Branded Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard
Name of product:
Carrier- and Bryant-branded 1.5-ton multi-zone, 4-ton multi zone and 4-ton single-zone ductless heat pumps
The fan motor on the heat pumps can fail, causing the units to overheat, posing a fire hazard.
October 10, 2019
About 5,350 (in addition, about 450 were sold in Canada)
What to do: Contact the dealer locator on www.carrierductless.com (for Carrier-branded products) and www.bryantductless.com (for Bryant-branded products) and click on “Find a Dealer” at the bottom of the page or contact Carrier toll-free at 844-468-4301 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, for assistance in locating a Carrier or Bryant dealer in your area for more information.
Ronson Brand Tech Torch Recalled by Zippo Due to Fire Hazard
The Ronson Tech Torch can continue to produce a flame after the activation trigger is released into the off position, posing a fire hazard.
IKEA Recalls Infant Bibs Due to Choking Hazard
What to do: Call IKEA toll-free at 888-966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Gordon Folding Knives Due to Laceration Hazard
The locking mechanism can fail to engage on extension of the blade, posing a laceration hazard.
fluidfreeride Recalls Mercane WideWheel Electric Scooters
The brake caliper can fail causing the rider to lose control and suffer serious bodily harm, posing fall and injury hazards.
Ridgewood Recalls Four-Drawer Dressers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards
The recalled dressers are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. Additionally, those models of dressers over 30 inches tall do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).