July Product Recalls 2019
Product recalls are signs that something is amiss. The product may contain a defect that could be highly dangerous for consumers. Many product recalls come too late – after an unsuspecting consumer has already suffered a defective product injury. Keeping up with the national product recalls list from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, however, could help shoppers stay away from potentially dangerous items. Here are a few highlights for July 2019.
Dorel Juvenile Group Sleepers
Dorel Juvenile Group USA has recalled a line of infant sleepers due to potential hazards for children. Although no one has reported an injury or death related to the sleepers, the company is preemptively recalling the item due to concerns about infants sleeping while inclined. There have been cases of infant death in reclined sleeping products. Stokke brand also recalled a sleeper in July due to the potential of infants falling out.
Spansive Wireless Phone Chargers
Spansive Source recalled its wireless multi-phone charger due to potential consumer burn injuries. If a phone has a metal accessory attached, it could heat up while on the wireless charger to the point of posing a burn risk. Spansive initiated the recall after one instance of this occurring.
H&M Children’s Pajamas
H&M had to recall a pair of kid’s pajamas – pants and a top – that do not comply with federal fire safety standards. Although consumers have not reported any injuries, an inspection discovered the cotton knit, long-sleeve pajamas were not up to code. Wearing them could pose serious burn injury risks to children. Another recalled pair of child’s pajamas from Just Love Fashion had the same issue.
Cycling Sports Group Bicycles
Cycling Sports Group has recalled its Cannondale CAADX cyclocross bicycle due to incidents of the fork breaking and causing serious fall accidents. Sadly, this recall came too late for several victims. Consumers have reported 1 fatality related to the bicycle defect, as well as 7 serious injuries (including a brain and spine injury) and 11 total incidents.
Bodum has removed two lines of toasters due to an electric shock hazard: the two-slice and four-slice stainless steel Bodum Bistro toasters. Consumers could suffer electric shocks while using the toasters at their maximum temperatures. Eight people have reported this happening in Canada, but none in the U.S.
K2 Sports Inline Skates
K2 Sports recalled a pair of inline skates with an axle that could loosen or break during use, posing an unreasonable risk of falls. The recall affects about 2,700 pairs in the U.S. Four people have experienced loose axles, with no reported injuries.
Universal Security Instruments Fire Alarms
A smoke alarm from Universal Security Instruments made the recall list in July after the company received 134 reports of the alarms failing to activate during installation. This could point to alarms that will not properly respond to smoke during fires.
Nature’s Truth Essential Oils
Nature’s Truth recalled its bottles of wintergreen essential oil due to a child-poisoning hazard. The caps on these bottles do not meet federal child resistance standards under the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. Thus, they could pose a health risk if a child opens the bottle and swallows the oil. Another brand of wintergreen essential oil from Epic Business Services is on the July recall list for the same issue.
SRAM Bicycle Suspension Forks
SRAM recalled two front suspension bicycle forks: the RockShox Lyrik and RockShox Yari due to the potential to snap and cause serious rider injuries. The company has not received any injury reports but is warning users to immediately stop using the recalled item and contact SRAM for a free replacement.
Faraday Electric Bicycles
Faraday Bikes has recalled a line of electric bicycles with defective seat posts. These seat posts could break during use, posing a rider fall hazard. Faraday is contacting consumers who purchased the defective electric bicycles directly. The bicycle models affected are the electric Cortland, Porteur, Cortland S and Porteur S. Nine people have reported the seat posts breaking, with one reported injury.