Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kawasaki Recalls Teryx4 Recreational Off-highway Vehicles Due to Injury Hazard (Recall Alert)

Kawasaki Recalls Teryx4 Recreational Off-highway Vehicles Due to Injury Hazard (Recall Alert)


Recall Summary

Name of product:
Recreational off-highway vehicles
Hazard:
The vehicle's floor boards can allow a stick or other debris to break through and protrude into the foot rest area, posing an injury hazard to the operator and front passenger.
Consumer Contact:
Kawasaki toll-free at (866) 802-9381 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online atwww.kawasaki.com and click on Recall/Safety Info at the bottom of the page.

Recall Details

Units
About 11,000
Description
The recalled vehicles are 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4x4 recreational off-highway vehicles. The four-wheel drive vehicles have automobile-style controls, side-by-side seating for four people, four doors, a roll bar with hand holds and a cargo bed. The 2012 and 2013 models come in three different styles: non-EPS, EPS and EPS LE.  The LE style has a roof and aluminum wheels. The 2012 models were sold in the colors blue, camouflage, green, red and yellow. The 2013 models were sold in the colors black, camouflage, green, red, white and yellow. The model name "Teryx4" is on the driver's side of the hood. For all colors of the EPS model except camouflage, "EPS" appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near the top front corner of the doors. On the EPS LE, "EPS" appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near top front corner of the doors and "LE" appears on the hood on the driver's side.
Incidents/Injuries
Kawasaki has received four reports of debris breaking through floor boards of the vehicles, including two injuries to riders’ toes and thighs. 
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles and contact and authorized Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair, consisting of the installation of floor board guards.
Sold at
Kawasaki dealers nationwide from October 2011 through July 2014 for about $13,400.
Distributor
Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, of Irvine, Calif.          
Manufactured in
United States


L.L. Bean Recalls Children’s Sweaters Due to Choking Hazard - 2014

L.L. Bean Recalls Children’s Sweaters Due to Choking Hazard (Recall Alert)


Recall Summary

Name of product:
Fisherman’s and Open Stitch Children’s Sweaters
Hazard:
Fisherman’s and Open Stitch Children’s Sweaters
Consumer Contact:
L.L. Bean at (800) 555-9717 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET daily or online at www.llbean.com and click on the “Recall & Safety Info” tab under the “About L.L. Bean” heading on the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units
5,300
Description
The recall includes L.L. Bean children’s sweaters sold in two styles: Fisherman’s, and Open Stitch. The Fisherman cardigan sweaters are a cable-knit weave with five or six buttons down the front, sold in solid colors: pink, ivory, green, natural, navy, teal and red. The Fisherman sweaters have product numbers printed on the inside back of the neck tag: 283148 (toddlers), 283149 (infants), 284855 (little girls) or 289727 (little girls). The Open Stitch cardigan sweater has one button at the top of the neckline with a crocheted knit pattern sold in blue, light pink, white and yellow with product number 286158 on the back neck tag. The sweaters were sold in little girl’s sizes 4 to 7.
Incidents/Injuries
None reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately remove the spare button attached to label located on the inside seam of the sweaters to eliminate the hazard.
Sold exclusively at
L.L. Bean stores nationwide, L.L. Bean’s catalog and online at www.llbean.com from July 2013 to June 2014 for about $30-$40.
Distributor
L.L. Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine
Manufactured in
China




Harris Products Group Recalls Welding Torch Handles Due to Fire Hazard

Harris Products Group Recalls Welding Torch Handles Due to Fire Hazard


Recall Summary

Name of product:
Welding torch handles
Hazard:
The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact:
Harris Products Group at (800) 447-6906 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online atwww.harrisproductsgroup.com and click on Recall for more information.
Units
About 13,000 in the U.S. and 350 in Canada
Description
This recall involves two models of torch handles that were sold under the Lincoln Electric® and Harris Products Group® brand names. The torch handles are used in welding. They are gold in color and made out of brass. Welding torch model numbers include 18-5 and 85. Manufacture date codes include FM, GA, GB and GC. The model number and date code are stamped on the torch handle at the end closest to the flame.  The torch handles were sold individually and also as part of the following kits.  Units with “0” above the word “Harris” and to the right of the rivet head are not included in this recall.

Kit Model Number 
Description 
1400299
WELD-HDL,63EWAC-CV A-245-100
1401340
WELD-HDL,85 with C/V
1401346
WELD-HDL,85 LECO
1401347
WELD-HDL,64003055 85 RAD
1401820
WELD-HDL,18-5
4400250
KIT,8525 C DLX RAD
4400259
KIT,8525 CD DLX RAD
4400263
KIT,8525C DLX BRZ OXARC
4403181
KIT,85601-200 DLX P.A.T. RAD
4403184
KIT,8525F-510P DLX LPG RAD
4403208
KIT,MED DUTY WELD WE250A
4403209
KIT,STANDARD DUTY WE200A
4403211
KIT,85601-200 INDUSTRIAL P.A.T.DLX
4403212
KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG
4403213
KIT,85601-200 PAT STD
4403224
KIT,8525GX-510 DLX STEELWORKER BAG
4403225
KIT,8525GX-300 DLX STEELWORKER BAG
4403226
KIT,8525GX-510 STD STEELWORKER BAG
4403228
KIT,85601-510 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG
4403229
KIT,85601-300 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG
4403239
KIT,8525FGX-510P LPGw/NX BAG
4403243
KIT,85601-510 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG
4403244
KIT,85601-300 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG
9101228
VALVE-ASY,VA85
9101230
VALVE-ASY,VA63
KH776
KIT,85601-200 PAT
KH777
KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG
KH784
KIT,8525F-510P PROPANE/LPG BAG
Incidents/Injuries
None reported
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torch handles and contact Harris Products Group to receive a free replacement.
Sold at
Home Depot and Lowes stores, industrial gas distributors including Airgas, Praxair and Matheson and other retailers nationwide, and online at www.homedepot.com and www.lowes.com from December 2013 through May 2014 for between $125 and $450 when sold individually and for between $250 and $1,230  when sold as part of a kit.
Importer
Harris Products Group, of Gainesville, Ga.
Manufactured in
Poland


Lea Industries Recalls Lighted Night Stands Due to Burn Hazard

Lea Industries Recalls Lighted Night Stands Due to Burn Hazard


Recall Summary

Name of product:
Lea lighted night stands
Hazard:
The light fixture under the night stand can overheat and scorch carpet, posing a burn hazard.
Consumer Contact:
Lea Industries toll-free at (888) 770-7116 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.leafurniture.com and click on “Safety” for more information.
Units
About 500 in the United States and 20 in Canada
Description
This recall involves lighted night stands sold in three different styles and finishes. The night stands are made of wood, have two drawers, a power strip on the back panel and a 20 watt halogen bulb on the underside of the bottom panel. Recalled models include: 244-421 Willow Run in a toffee finish, 245-421 Willow Run in a white finish and 237-420 Americana in a medium oak finish.  They measure about 22 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 27 inches high. “Lea” and the model number are printed on a label on the back of the night stands. There are two touch buttons on either side of the side panels which operate the nightstand’s lamp.
Incidents/Injuries
The firm has received three reports of the lighting fixtures underneath the night stands overheating and scorching carpets.  No injuries have been reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately unplug the night stand light from the outlet and contact Lea Industries to arrange for a free repair and a $50 gift card. Only night stands with a light fixture are included in this recall.
Sold at
Furnitureland South and other major furniture stores nationwide and online at Hayneedle.com and others from March 2013 through April 2014 for about $350.
Importer
Lea Industries, of High Point, N.C.
Manufactured in
Vietnam


JPC Equestrian Recalls Stirrup Leathers Due to Fall Hazard

JPC Equestrian Recalls Stirrup Leathers Due to Fall Hazard


Recall Summary

Name of product:
HDR Stirrup Leathers
Hazard:
The stirrup leather can crack and break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
Consumer Contact:
JPC Equestrian toll-free at (866) 273-3243 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at JPC Equestrian’s website www.breeches.com and click on the “Recall Notification” link for more information.

Recall Details

Units
About 1,200
Description
This recall involves five models of pre-stretched stirrup leathers. The stirrup leathers are branded with the HDR logo and name “HENRI DE RIVEL”.  The item number and UPC code are located on the hang tag.  The following models are included in the recall:
Product NameLengthColor  UPC CodeItem Number
HDR Pre-stretched Stirrup Leathers54”Oakbark8456540403504004-O54
HDR Pre-stretched Stirrup Leathers54”Hazelnut8456540403434004-H54
HDR Child’s Pre-stretched Stirrup Leathers48”Oakbark8456540403674005-O48
HDR Advantage Pre-stretched Stirrup Leather54”Oakbark8456540692385067-O54
-stretched Half Hole Stirrup Leather (1”x54”)54”Oakbark8456540668175046-O54
Incidents/Injuries
JPC has received three reports of broken stirrup leathers. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the stirrup leathers and contact JPC for a full refund.
Sold at
Choice Brands/Horse Loverz, Dover Saddlery, The Equestrian Corner and other equestrian supply retailers nationwide from October 2013 to May 2014 from between $30 and $40.
Importer
JPC Equestrian Inc., of Drums, Pa.
Manufacturer
Ducks N Drakes, of Kampur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Manufactured in
India



ESL, Interlogix Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers of a Fire

ESL, Interlogix Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms Recalled Due to Failure to Alert Consumers of a Fire


Recall Summary

Name of product:
ESL and Interlogix brand 400/500 series smoke detectors
Hazard:
Radio frequency interference can cause the smoke detectors to fail to alert consumers of a fire.
Consumer Contact:
Edwards at (800) 655-4497 select option 5, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.edwardsfiresafety.com and click on Contact Us. Interlogix toll-free at (855) 286-8889 select option 2, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.interlogix.com and click on Customer Service for more information.
Units
About 141,000 in U.S. and 13,000 in Canada
Description
This recall involves thirty-three models of the 400 and 500 series Edwards (ESL)-branded and Interlogix smoke detectors hard-wired into a security system. Edwards and Interlogix smoke detectors are identical. The 2-wire or 4-wire detectors are round, white and measure 6 inches across by 2 inches high. The smoke detectors were made for professional installation and used primarily in commercial buildings, schools, hotels/motels, apartments, dormitories and homes as part of the fire alarm system. Recalled units have date codes 13084 through 14059 with the first two digits representing the year, for example: 13 for 2013 and 14 for 2014; and the last three digits representing the day of the year, for example: 084 is the 84th day of 2013, which is March 25, 2013. The initials ESL, the date code and one of the following model numbers are printed on a label on the back of the detector’s cover and on the product’s packaging.

400 series: 429AT, 429C, 429CAD, 429CRT, 429CST, 429CT, 429CTAD, 449AT, 449C, 449CRT, 449CSRH, 449CSRT, 449CST, 449CSTE, 449CT and 449CTE.

500 Series: 511C, 518C, 521B, 521BXT, 521B-10PKDMP, 521B-10PKG, 521BXT-10PKG, 521BXT-DMP-10PKG, 528B, 528CRXT, 541C, 541C-10PKG, 541CXT, 541CXT-10PK and 548C.
Incidents/Injuries
None.
Remedy
Customers should immediately contact their security or fire system provider to determine if any of their units are included in the recall. If so, they will receive free replacement and free installation of new smoke detectors. Consumers should not take the alarms out of service until the replacement alarm has been installed. Only professional installers should remove and replace these units.
Sold at
Alarm system, security equipment and electrical equipment contractors, dealers and installers for use in fire alarm systems for commercial buildings, hotels/motels, apartments, dormitories and homes from March 2013 to February 2014. The cost of the individual detectors varies between $30 and $50. The cost of the integrated alarm or security systems varies greatly.
Importers
UTC Fire & Security Americas Corporation Inc, of Arden Hills, Minn. owns the Interlogix assets. Edwards assets were acquired by Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C. in January 2014. Both importers are units of United Technologies Corp., of Hartford, Conn.
Manufacturer
Fyrnetics Limited of Hong Kong, China.
Manufactured in
China


BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard


Recall Summary

Name of product:
Brita hard-sided water filter bottle for kids
Hazard:
The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard
Consumer Contact:
Call Brita at (800) 926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to www.brita.com and click “Safety Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Units
About 242,500
Description
The four recalled children’s water bottles have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer®, violet; Hello Kitty®, pink; SpongeBob Square Pants®, blue; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, green. The bottles stand 6 inches tall, hold 15 ounces of liquid, have white lids that screw off and have fold-up straws and filters that sit inside the straw below the lid.  Each bottle bears a Brita logo and features the image of a popular children’s cartoon character. The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has the model number BB07 and the following UPC codes: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Incidents/Injuries
Brita has received 35 reports of lids breaking or cracking. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact Brita to receive a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles for a full refund.
Sold at
Alaska Housewares, Associated Food Stores, Bartell Drug, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Quidsi, Royal Ahold, Shopko, Target, US Navy Exchange, Walmart Stores, and online at Amazon.com, Drugstore.com and Target.com. Hello Kitty bottles were sold from February 2014 through July 2014. Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob Square Pants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles bottles were sold from June 2013 through July 2014. The bottles sold for about $13 to $19.
Importer
BRITA LP of Oakland, Calif.
Manufactured in
Mexico





Bexco Recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards

Bexco Recalls Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards


Recall Summary

Name of product:
Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs
Hazard:
The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels.
Consumer Contact:
Contact Franklin & Ben, a division of Bexco, toll-free at (888) 673-6652 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm’s website at www.franklinandben.com and click “Safety Recall” to request a repair kit.
Units
About 1,000 in the U.S and 100 in Canada
Description
This recall includes Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs model number 5601 that were manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. Listed on the label as a “serial number,” the following purchase order numbers are included in the recall: H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. The cribs have solid wood sideboards and wood rails on the front and back of the crib in varying heights and can convert to a daybed, toddler bed or full-sized bed. There is a storage drawer at the base of the crib with two metal knobs. The recalled cribs were sold in weathered gray and rustic brown, and measure 57 inches long by 33 inches wide by 51 inches high.
Incidents/Injuries
The firm has received 14 reports of the front separating from the side panels of the crib. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled cribs and contact the firm for a free repair kit. In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a bassinet, play yard or toddler bed depending on the child’s age.
Sold at
Juvenile products specialty retailers nationwide from January 2012 through June 2014 for between $600 and $700.
Manufacturer
Bexco Enterprises Inc., of Montebello, Calif.
Manufactured in
Taiwan



SolarWorld Recalls Solar Systems with Copper Grounding Lugs Due to Electrocution, Electric Shock or Fire Hazard

SolarWorld Recalls Solar Systems with Copper Grounding Lugs Due to Electrocution, Electric Shock or Fire Hazard


Recall Summary

Name of product:
SolarWorld Solar Systems
Hazard:
SolarWorld solar panels installed with bare-copper grounding lugs can corrode which could result in a faulty ground circuit, posing an electric shock, electrocution or fire hazard.
Consumer Contact:
Contact SolarWorld toll-free at (877) 360-1787 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online atwww.solarworld-usa.com and click on the “Product Safety” tab for more information.
Units
About 1.3 million in the U.S. and 210,000 in Canada
Description
This recall includes SolarWorld solar systems installed with bare-copper grounding lugs installed after June 1, 2010. These solar systems use energy from the sun to generate electricity within a system circuit. The installation instructions for SolarWorld solar systems sold after June 1, 2010 called for the use of GBL-4DB lugs for grounding. SolarWorld has revised these installation instructions to explicitly call for tin-coated lugs, specifically Ilsco part number GBL-4DBT. “T” is for tin-coated and indicated by the silver color of the lug.
Incidents/Injuries
The firm has received one report of corrosion related to the bare copper lugs. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy
Customers may be able to identify from the ground whether a tin-coated lug (silver) or a bare-copper lug (brown) has been used on their solar panels.  Consumers who can identify the improper lugs should contact SolarWorld for replacement. If customers cannot determine which grounding lugs were used, they should contact SolarWorld to have an authorized SolarWorld agent inspect the installation and replace the lugs with tin-coated grounding lugs or equally safe alternative remedy at no cost to consumers. SolarWorld is requesting that distributors and others remove SolarWorld’s installation instructions dated before June 2014 from their websites or other commercial information sources.
Sold through
SolarWorld installers and distributors, or other distribution companies from June 2011 to June 2014 for about $1,000 to $10,000 depending on system size.
Distributor
SolarWorld Americas, of Camarillo, California, a subsidiary of SolarWorld AG, of Bonn, Germany.
Manufactured in
United States