The CPSC announced 24 recalls in June, of which, five (21%) were children’s products. Almost half (46%) were for Home & Garden products, and the rest were a mix of Sports & Recreation products as well as hardware, tools and building supply products.
Three of the five children’s product recalls were for sleepwear that failed to meet the federal flammability standards. One incident was reported, in which a 9-year old boy’s garment caught fire, causing severe burns to the front and back of both legs. In total, 228,000 pajamas, bottoms and sleep-sets were recalled in June. Boys and Girls styles from sizes 12 months to Youth 14 are affected. Check yours and find out how to get a refund or exchange here: http://wemakeitsafer.com/Sleepwear-Loungewear-Recalls.
The other two children’s product recalls were for baby and toddler gear. The first, an Evenflo convertible high chair, was recalled because the tray can unexpectedly detach and allow a child to fall. There were 18 reports of trays detaching, including 8 reports of children who fell. The other was for Kolcraft strollers that were recalled because a child or adult’s finger can get caught in the hinge mechanism, posing an amputation and laceration hazard. There were 5 reported incidents at the time of recall, including 3 children whose fingertips were amputated and 2 adults whose fingers were smashed or lacerated.
The recall with the highest number of units in June was for a Flushmate toilet flushing system. Over 2 million units of the flushing system, which have been installed in toilets since 1997, were recalled because it can burst, causing the tank lid to lift and the tank to shatter. This product caused the most incidents of property damage among June recalls, including 304 reports of the system bursting and 14 injuries at the time of recall.
Two other recalls topped 100,000 units. 880,000 units of Cryofreeze gel packs were recalled because they can leak gel that can cause illness if ingested. No incidents or injuries were reported at time of recall; however, the same product was previously recalled with lunch food carriers and children’s lunch boxes, and in one of those cases, it was reported that two pets were injured or killed by ingesting the gel.
The last recall to top 100,000 units was also the recall with the highest number of incidents this month, Black & Decker Spacemaker coffeemakers. The recall involved 159,000 coffeemaker units, which were recalled because the handle on the coffee pot can break, causing cuts and burns to the consumer. At the time of recall, there were 1,276 reports of the handle breaking and 68 reports of burns and/or cuts. The number of incidents reported at the time of recall is statistically significant in terms of both incidents per units sold (0.8%) and the average number of incidents reported per month that the product was on the market (27.1), which average around 0.3% and 1.5 for CPSC recalls, respectively.
Other recalls in June included light fixtures, furniture, bikes, exercise equipment, spas, tools and industry supplies. See all the latest recalls and register your product for recall alerts at WeMakeItSafer.com