MEDIA RELEASES

WEEK ENDING APRIL 26

APRIL 22

CROSSBOWS 

Excalibur is recalling Excalibur Matrix Mega 405 Crossbows sold nationwide from February 2014 to March 2014. The crossbow can fire an arrow without the trigger being pulled, posing an injury hazard. 

This recall involves the Excalibur Matrix Mega 405 crossbows. Matrix 405 is printed on a label on the left side of the stock. The crossbow measures about 36 inches long and was sold individually or as part of a package with a black scope, four-arrow quiver and bracket, four arrows, four 150-grain field points and a rope-cocking aid.  

Consumers should return the crossbows to the place or purchase or contact Excalibur at (800) 463-1817 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.excaliburcrossbow.com for instructions on shipping the product directly to Excalibur for a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.  

UTILITY VEHICLES 

E-Z-GO is recalling Golf cars, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles sold nationwide from August 2012 to February 2013. athe steering wheel nut may not have been tightened sufficiently, reducing the driver’s steering control. This can result in a crash. 

This recall involves E-Z-GO, Cushman and Bad Boy Buggies brand gas- and electric-powered, four-wheeled vehicles with bench seats for the driver and passengers. Recalled E-Z-GO and Cushman vehicles have serial numbers from 2823208 to 2850425 and from 3000001 to 3003187. Bad Boy Buggies vehicles have serial numbers from 8005089 to 8006013. The brand and model names are printed on the side and front panels of the vehicles. 

Consumers should contact E-Z-GO at (855) 738-3711 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; or online at www.ezgo.com or an authorized dealer for a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org. 

REMINGTON LEAF BLOWERS     

Remington is recalling Remington electric leaf blowers sold nationwide from May 2011 to December 2013. The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard. 

This recall involves Remington electric leaf blowers with model RM180B, item number 41AA180G983 and serial numbers ranging from S1E131XK0001 through S1E162XK2008. Remington, Mighty Sweep and RM180B appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit. 

Consumers should contact Remington at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.mtdproducts.com for a free replacement. More info at www.recalls.org. 

LEAF BLOWERS 

Troy-Bilt Electric is recalling Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers sold nationwide from May 2011 to November 2013. The blower’s impeller can break and strike the operator during use, posing a laceration hazard. 

This recall involves Troy-Bilt electric leaf blowers with model TB180B, item number 41BA180G966 and serial numbers ranging from S1D111XK0001 through S1F152XK2008.  Model, item and serial number are located on a white label on the bottom of motor housing. The 7.5 amp electric blowers are red. Troy-Bilt and TB180B appear on a sticker on both sides of the unit.  

Lowe’s customers should return them to Lowe’s for a free replacement.  Consumers who bought their blowers online at www.troybilt.com should contact Troy-Bilt at (888) 848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.troybilt.com for a free replacement. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING APRIL 19

APRIL 17

WORK SHOES 

Rocky Brands is recalling Georgia Boot steel-toed work shoes sold nationwide from January 2012 to November 2013. When compressed, the steel toe cap in the shoes can fail to protect the wearer’s feet. 

On the outward side, the boots have a tag with the words “Met-Guard” at the stitching and the Georgia Boot logo near the heel. A white label on inside of the tongue of the recalled boots have the Georgia Boot logo, the product number “G9075” on the left side, a date code between 01-12 and 10-13 in the MM-YY format on the right side, and the words ‘Men’s Georgia Metatarsal 6” Brown.’  

Consumers should contact Rocky Brands at (866) 245-2159 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or online at www.rockybrands.com, www.lehighoutfitters.com or www.lehighsafetyshoes.com for a free pair of replacement steel-toed shoes in a similar style. More info at www.recalls.org. 

EXERCISE DEVICES 

Ontel is recalling ISO7X Isometric Exercise Device sold nationwide from October 2009 to August 2011. The handle grips on each end can break during use and cause parts to be forcefully ejected from the shaft, posing a risk of injury from impact. 

This recall involves ISO7X isometric exercise devices. The device is about 3 feet long. This recall only involves isometric exercise devices with black handle grips. 

Consumers should contact Ontel Products at (800) 245-0511 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.ontel.comto receive instructions on how to obtain a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org. 

HANGING LANTERNS 

Pier 1 Imports is recalling Hanging Glass Star Lanterns sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports nationwide and in Canada from August 2013 to February 2014. The solder welds on the lantern can melt due to heat from a tea light. This can cause the candle holder to break and expose the flame, posing a fire hazard. 

The lanterns were sold in the following colors and SKU numbers:  amber (SKU 2717349), clear (SKU 2717351) and red (SKU 2724169). The SKU number is printed on a hang tag attached to the lantern. 

Consumers should return the lanterns to any Pier 1 Imports store for a full refund or a store credit.  

Consumers can also contact Pier 1 Imports at (800) 245-4595 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT or Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT or online at www.Pier1.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

APRIL 16

GUN STORAGE BOXES 

GunBox is recalling The GunBox™ Gun Storage Boxes sold exclusively online by thegunbox.com from January 2014 to February 2014. The GunBox storage box locking mechanism can open if dropped, allowing access to the gun stored inside. 

The GunBox™ is an aluminum, square, clam-shaped case with an RFID scanner with a T-shaped logo on the top center of the box and two USB ports for charging devices. The recall includes version 01 of The GunBox™ RF ,(model GBRF1.0); RF+Biometric, (Model GBBIO1.0); and the Premier, (model GBPREM1.0). The model number and “The GunBox™” are printed on a label on the bottom of the units.   

Consumers should contact The GunBox at (866)764-0009 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.thegunbox.com for instructions on returning their gun box for a free replacement locking mechanism. More info at www.recalls.org.  

WEEK ENDING APRIL 12

APRIL 10

TOOL CHESTS 

Whalen is recalling Stainless steel tool chests sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale Corp. from March 2010 to October 2013. The inside of the right door has a metal stopper or flange with a sharp edge running the length of the door, which poses a laceration hazard. 

Consumers should  contact Whalen at (866) 942-5362 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.whalenstorage.com for a free  repair kit. More info at www.recalls.org.

CHILDREN'S PAJAMAS 

BedHead Pajamas is recalling Children’s Two Piece Pajama Sets sold nationwide from January 2011 to February 2014. The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries. 

This recall involves BedHead children’s 95% cotton and 5% Lycra, two-piece pajama sets sold in toddler size 12 months through youth 14. The two-piece pajama sets were sold in three prints, Navy Cream Stripe, Pink Holland and Pink Spot. The recalled pajama sets say “Boo Boo BedHead” on the sewn in label located on the back neckline of the pajama top. 

Consumers should return the pajamas to BedHead for a $25 store merchandise credit. 

Consumers can contact BedHead at (844) 312-3651 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.bedheadpajamas.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

APRIL 9

BOYS’ PAJAMAS 

J.P. Boden is recalling Boys’ pajamas sold exclusively online at www.bodenusa.com during January 2014. The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury. 

This recall involves Johnnie B boys’ pajama sets with a top and shorts and model number 84004, and Mini Boden pajama sets with a top and shorts and model number 24106. The pajamas were sold in boys’ sizes 2T to 16 and are 100 percent cotton.   

Consumers should contact J.P. Boden at (866) 206-9508 from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bodenusa.com for a full refund.   More info at www.recalls.org.

APRIL 8

FIREPLACES AND INSERTS 

Hussong Manufacturing and American Flame are recalling Kozy Heat, Ambiance and Stellar Hearth gas fireplaces and fireplace inserts sold nationwide and in Canada from October 2009 to April 2013. The main control module can allow gas to be released and buildup in the burner area, posing an explosion hazard. 

This recall involves Hussong Manufacturing direct vent gas fireplaces and gas fireplace inserts that use American Flame brand main control modules. The recalled products are 22 models sold under the brand names Kozy Heat Fireplaces, Ambiance Fireplaces and Stellar Hearth Products. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org

Consumers should contact the dealer where the unit was purchased or Hussong Manufacturing at (800) 253-4904 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.kozyheat.com, www.ambiancefireplace.com, or www.stellarhearth.com to have the ignition board on the fireplace main control module replaced free of charge. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING APRIL 5

APRIL 3

SNOWBOARD BINDINGS 

K2 Sports is recalling K2 Kwicker and Kwicker BC snowboard bindings sold nationwide from October 2013 to December 2013. The bindings can release unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard. 

This recall involves Kwicker and Kwicker BC snowboard bindings. Kwicker bindings are black and silver with a green release lever knob and have item number B1304028010 printed on the binding’s box. Kwicker BC bindings are silver with a green release lever knob and green lock loop and have item number B1304027010 printed on the binding’s box.   

Consumers should contact K2 Sports at (800) 985-2191 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.k2sports.com to arrange for free replacement bindings and installation.  More info at www.recalls.org.

APRIL 1

DYSON HEATERS 

Dyson is recalling Portable electric heaters sold nationwide and in Canada from September 2011 to March 2014. The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall is for all Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters having model number AM04 and all Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05. The model number is found above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker on the underside of the heater’s base. 

Consumers should contact Dyson at (866) 297-5303, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or online at www.dyson.com for a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING MARCH 29

MARCH 27

BATTERY PACKS FOR NOTEBOOKS 

Lenovo is recalling ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs sold nationwide and in Canada from October 2010 to April 2011. The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves Lenovo battery packs sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers: the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series. Recalled battery packs have one of the following part numbers starting with the fourth digit in a long series of numbers and letters printed on a white sticker below the bar code on the battery pack: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890.  

Consumers should contact Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lenovo.com for a free replacement battery pack.  More info at www.recalls.org.

MARCH 26

LED LIGHT BULBS 

SATCO Products is recalling KolourOne Brand Panel Array 2.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR LED Light Bulbs sold nationwide and in Canada from December 2012 to February 2014. The metal housing/lens assembly can separate from the bulb’s base and fall. This poses a risk of injury from impact. 

This recall involves SATCO KolourOne brand Panel Array 2.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR 30 and 38 LED light bulbs. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers can contact SATCO Products at (888) 770-7125 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.satco.com for free replacement bulbs. More info at www.recalls.org

MARCH 25

SOLAR PANELS 

Centex Homes is recalling SolarSave® roof panels installed nationwide because of fire hazard. 

This recall involves Open Energy 34 watt (OE-34) Solar Panel energy systems sold under the brand name Open Energy SolarSave Roofing Tiles. This recall involves all brown, terracotta and gray OE-34 SolarSave roof tiles installed on new homes sold by Centex Homes (“Centex”). 

Centex has contacted directly customers impacted by the recall and performed free installations of new solar panels. Owners of homes with qualifying solar energy systems who have not been contacted by the company should contact Centex at  www.Centex.com, send an email to NorCalSolar@Centex.com or send a fax to (800) 917-2201 to schedule the installation of free replacement panels. More info at www.recalls.org. 

LED CLAMP LIGHTS 

Ace Hardware is recalling Ace Clamp-On LED Work Lights sold nationwide from September 2013 to December 2013. The cord bushing inside the light base could fail, allowing the cord wiring to pull out of the base, exposing bare wire and presenting a shock and fire hazard. 

This recall includes the Ace Clamp-On LED Work Light measuring 3 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep and 2.25 inches high. The recalled units are stamped with the model number “DC004” and date code “08/13” on the back of the light base.  

Consumers should return the lights to the local Ace Hardware store for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact Ace Hardware at (888) 827-4223 anytime or email carecenter@acehardware.com or online at www.acehardware.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

DOLLS SOLD AT WAL-MART 

Wal-Mart is recalling My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Dolls exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from August 2012 to March 2014. The circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard. 

The My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby electronic baby doll comes in pink floral clothing and matching knit hat. “My Sweet Baby” is printed on the front of the clear plastic and cardboard packaging. The doll is identified by UPC 6-04576-16800-5 and a date code which begins with WM. The date code is printed on the stuffed article label sewn into the bottom of the doll. 

Consumers should return the doll to any Walmart store for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact Wal-Mart Stores at (800) 925-6278 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.walmart.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING MARCH 22

MARCH 20

BED CANOPIES 

IKEA is recalling Children’s bed canopies sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and in Canada from August 1996 to March 2014. An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric, posing a strangulation hazard. 

This recall involves IKEA children’s bed canopies. The canopies are made out of mesh fabric and hang from the ceiling onto a child’s crib or bed. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should return the canopies to any IKEA store for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

WOODEN TOYS 

Minga Fair Trade Imports is recalling Wooden flipping acrobat toys sold nationwide from September 2008 to May 2013. The paint on the wooden flipping acrobat toys contains excessive levels of lead. 

The recalled flipping acrobat toys are made of painted wood and are 8.5 inches tall. The toys consist of two rectangular wooden sticks connected by a wood crosspiece near one end and a coyote, super hero, woodpecker or yellow bird wooden cartoon character suspended by nylon string at the other end. 

Consumers should return the toys to Minga Fair Trade Imports for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product. 

Consumers can contact Minga Fair Trade Imports at (855) 738-5260 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.mingaimports.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

MARCH 19 

STUFFED TOYS 

Ganz is recalling three styles of Plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys sold nationwide from December 2013 to January 2014. The stuffed animals’ eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard. 

This recall involves an 8-inch Grumpy Cat in laying position, a 5-inch long sitting Grumpy Cat and a 4-inch Grumpy Cat key clip. The recalled toys have batch numbers 86754 or 224861, and model numbers printed on the sewn-in label located near the tail of the cat.  Model numbers can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should contact Ganz at (800) 724-5902 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.Ganz.com for a free replacement. More info at www.recalls.org. 

BABY TOYS 

Vera Bradley is recalling Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Stuffed Toys sold nationwide from September 2012 to January 2014. The pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle and the bunny, posing a choking hazard. 

This recall involves all Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny stuffed animal toys.  Serial numbers can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should return the toys to Vera Bradley for a full refund. 

Consumers can contact Vera Bradley at (888) 855-8372 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8:30 am to 5 pm ET Saturday and Sunday or visit www.verabradley.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

MARCH 18

CIRCUIT BREAKERS 

Schneider Electric is recalling Square D branded, molded case F and K frame circuit breakers sold nationwide from May 2013 to June 2013. The circuit breaker can fail to trip when an overload occurs, posing the risk of fire, burn and electric shock. 

This recall involves Square D brand models FA, FH, FI and FY one-, two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 15 to 100 amps, and model KI two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 110 to 250 amps. 

Consumers with uninstalled products will receive a replacement. Installed products will be replaced at no charge to the customer with an allowance of up to $300 per site to cover labor costs. 

Consumers can contact Schneider Electric USA at (800) 634-8730 anytime or visit  www.schneider-electric.us. More info at www.recalls.org.