12 Recalls of Christmas Include Coffee Brewer, Fleece Hoodie
Before you open your gifts, check this list of recently recalled products.
— -- Here’s hoping your true love won't give you a recalled product to start the Twelve Days of Christmas.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regularly releases information about voluntary recalls by manufacturers and mandatory recalls ordered by the commission. Federal law prohibits anyone from selling products subject to one of these recalls.
Before you give or open a Christmas gift, check this list of 12 recent voluntary product recalls.
1. Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems
Keurig announced today that it's voluntarily recalling its MINI Plus coffee brewing systems becausae of a possible burn hazard. Keurig says it has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 reports of burn-related injuries, the CPSC reports.
2. BMW Airbags
BMW is following other car makers to replace air bag inflators made by Takata Corp. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has pushed vehicle manufacturers to recall older cars with these air bags. BMW Monday said it will replace airbags in 140,000 BMW 3 Series cars made between January 2004 and August 2006. No problems with airbags BMW vehicles have been reported, the company said.
3. Kids Fleece Panel Hoodie
James Trading Group voluntarily recalled Croker Kids' Fleece Panel Hoodie because of a strangulation hazard, the company and CPSC announced Monday. There have not been any incidents reported, the CPSC states.
"The sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children," the CPSC said on its websites.
4. Bean Bag Chairs
About 125,000 bean bag chairs made by Comfort Research have been voluntarily recalled, the company and CPSC announced Friday. No incidents have been reported, the CPSC and company state.
"The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, become entrapped, suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads," the CPSC states on its website.
5. Ski-Doo and Can-Am Kids’ Hoodies
About 3,100 hoodies in the United States and 5,100 in Canada have been voluntarily recalled by BRP U.S. Inc., the company and CPSC said Friday. No incidents have been reported.
6. Girls’ Hoodies with Ponies
Clothing maker Kiddie Korral said Thursday it is voluntarily recalling about 2,300 pink hooded sweatshirts with red ponies and a drawstring through the hood because of a strangulation hazard. No incidents have been reported. They were sold at retail stores nationwide from December 2012 through November 2014 for about $25.
7. Yamaha Off-Road Motorcycles
Yamaha is voluntarily recalling 875 off-road motorcycles of model year 2015 with model numbers YZ250FFL and YZ250FFW, the company said Thursday. "The engine can lock up during operation, causing a rider to lose control of the vehicle and crash, resulting in injuries and death," CPSC said on its website. No incidents have been reported however.
8. Animated Monkey Toys
Giggles International says it has received two reports of toys overheating and melting their battery compartments, according to the CPSC, so the company announced Thursday it's voluntarily recalling about 13,000 animated monkey toys sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel.
"The battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn hazard," CPSC said.
9. PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers
No incidents or injuries have been reported but Schneider Electric USA Inc. announced Thursday it's voluntarily recalling about 62,500 J-Frame Circuit Breakers.
"The circuit breaker will not trip during an overload condition, posing a risk of fire, burns and electrical shock," the CPSC said on its website.
10. Moody Face Stress Balls
Wegmans Food Markets said last Wednesday it's voluntarily recalling about 7,000 stress balls produced by importer Gift Craft, though no incidents have been reported.
"These rubber stress balls can break into pieces when squeezed, posing a choking hazard to young children," the CPSC said on its website.
11. Custom Roller Shades
About 6,800 custom roller shades were voluntarily recalled by WindowTex last Tuesday. The company says it has received six reports of steel pins becoming dislodged from the window shade idler, causing some of the shades to fall, but no injuries have been reported.
"A steel pin inserted into the idler on the shades can become dislodged and cause the shade to fall from the mounting bracket, posing a risk of injury from impact to the consumer," the CPSC said.
12. UVEX Sports Bike Helmets
UVEX Sports voluntarily recalled 46,800 bike helmets Dec. 12 because of the risk of a head injury, although no incidents have been reported.
"The anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard," the CPSC said on its website.
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