Consumer Product Safety Commission Reminder About Product Recalls

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has issued a reminder about various produce recalls that involve products used outdoors.

Source:  http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12165.html

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Here’s the text of the CPSC bulletin:

Spring has sprung. Warm weather means kids are playing outside and families are firing up their grills and working on the lawn. Before you use spring-related products this season, check to see if they have been recalled. It could save your family’s lives. You can find out more about these recalls at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Product Recall Press Release Hazard Photo
Adventure Playsets (240,000 units) 11-262 The wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard. Click For Larger Image
Pacific Cycle Dartmouth Swing Sets (5,500 units) 11-313 The sling-style swing seats can crack or split prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Click For Larger Image
Slalom Glider (900 units) 12-109 The Slalom Glider is a playground slide that lacks a transition platform on the top and sides on the chute. Children can fall when moving from the ladder to the slide and when descending the chute. Click For Larger Image
Uni-O Portable LP Gas Grills (4,530 units) 12-077 The regulator on the grill can leak gas, which can ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Click For Larger Image
Westinghouse Ceiling Fans (7,000 units) 12-135 The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan’s maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail. This poses fire and shock hazards to consumers. Click For Larger Image
Pourable Gel Fuel (2.5 million bottles) 11-255 11-336 11-337 11-338 11-339 11-340 11-344 11-346 12-002 12-007 12-020 The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited. Gel fuel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal. Click For Larger Image
Kiddieland Toys Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes (12,000 units) 12-029 The plastic fairy figures protrude from the top of the handle bar, posing a laceration hazard if a child falls on them. Click For Larger Image
Build-A-Bear Swimwear Set With Inflatable Inner Tube (19,720 units) 12-041 The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard. Click For Larger Image
American Honda Grass Trimmers (14,000 units) 12-121 The shaft can crack and cause the lower gear case and cutting attachment to detach, posing a laceration hazard to the operator and bystanders. Click For Larger Image
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