MEDIA RELEASES

WEEK ENDING APRIL 12

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.  

WEEK ENDING MARCH 15

MARCH 13

AUTUMN DECORATIONS 

TJX is recalling Gardeners Eden™ light-up autumn decorations sold exclusively at TJ Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods stores nationwide from about August 2013 to September 2013. Exposed wiring near the battery box can lead to a short circuit, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves autumn 2013 Gardeners Eden decorative wreaths and Chinese Lantern plant arrangements. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Customers should return the decorations to any TJ Maxx, Marshalls or HomeGoods store for a full refund. 

Consumers can also contact TJX at (800) 926-6299 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.tjmaxx.com, at www.marshallsonline.com and www.homegoods.com. More info at www.recalls.org. 

ELECTRIC BICYCLES 

BMC is recalling Stromer ST1 electric bicycles sold nationwide and in Canada from January 2012 to May 2013. The bicycle fork can break, posing a crash and injury hazard. 

 This recall involves all 2013 Stromer ST1 women’s and men’s pedal-assist electric bicycles, models M33 Elite and P48 Platinum. The fork’s serial numbers for the recalled bikes start with: ST1S2F, ST1S2G, ST1S2H, ST1S2I, ST1S2J, ST1S3A, ST1S3B, ST1S3C, ST1S3D and ST1S3E. The serial number is etched at the bottom of the rear fork. 

Consumers should take the bicycle to an authorized Stromer dealer to receive a free replacement fork and have it installed at no cost. 

Consumers can also contact BMC-USA at (800) 819-4262 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.stromer.ch and click on Fork Recall for more information. More info at www.recalls.org.

 MARCH 12

ACTIVITY TRACKING WRISTBAND 

Fitbit is recalling Wireless activity-tracking wristbands sold nationwide and in Canada from October 2013 to February 2014. Users can develop allergic reactions to the stainless steel casing, materials used in the strap, or adhesives used to assemble the product. 

This recall involves Fitbit ForceTM wireless activity-tracking wristbands with model numbers FB402BK, FB402BKS, FB402SL and FB402SLS. The model number is on the back of the recalled wristband below the charging port. 

Consumers should contact Fitbit at (888) 656-6381 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET daily or online at www.fitbit.com for a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org.

WEEK ENDING MARCH 8

MARCH 6

TOY MAGNETS 

Design Ideas is recalling Design Ideas and Neatlife Rubber Ducky Magnets, and Design Ideas Blowfish and Splat Magnets sold nationwide from March 2007 to February 2014. The small magnets can easily detach from the product. If swallowed, magnets can link together inside a child's intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. 

This recall involves miniature office and refrigerator magnets sold in the shape of a duck, blowfish and a splat. Model number 3205121 (duck), 993205114 (duck), 3205122 (blowfish) or 3205078 (splat) is printed on the bottom of the packaging. “Magnets” and the Design Ideas’ logo are printed on the front of the package. 

Consumers should contact Design Ideas at (800) 426-6394 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and www.designideas.net for a refund. More info at www.recalls.org. 

DISC BRAKE CALIPERS 

Tektro USA and TRP are recalling Spyre and Spyre SLC dual-piston mechanical disc brake calipers sold nationwide from April 2013 to December 2013. The brake cable actuator arm can over-rotate, dislocating parts, causing the brake calipers to fail. 

This recall includes Spyre and Spyre SLC dual-piston mechanical disc brake calipers sold as original and aftermarket equipment in 2013. Spyre calipers have a black anodized caliper body and a silver actuator arm with “Spyre” on it. Spyre SLC calipers have a polished aluminum caliper body and a black composite actuator arm with “Spyre SLC” on it. 

Consumers should return the calipers to the original place of purchase or contact Tektro USA/TRP at (877) 807-4162 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.tektro-usa.com or www.trpbrakes.com  for a free replacement with an improved version. More info at www.recalls.org. 

CANON CAMERAS 

Canon is recalling Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Digital Cameras sold nationwide from October 2013 to January 2014. A chemical used in the rubber part of the viewfinders on the camera can cause skin or eye irritation or an allergic reaction. 

The PowerShot SX50 HS is a black compact digital camera. The words “PowerShot SX50 HS” are printed on the top of the camera.  The affected cameras have serial numbers beginning with “69”, “70” or “71” and have “1” as the sixth digit of the serial number.  The serial number is on the side or bottom of the camera housing. 

Consumers should contact Canon at (855) 226-3277 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.usa.canon.com to arrange a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.  

AIR MOVERS 

Packaging Tape Inc. is recalling Air movers/blowers sold nationwide from February 2008 to December 2010. The air mover/blower's thermal switch can fail and cause the motor to overheat, posing a fire hazard. 

This recall involves air movers/blowers that are used to dry floors in commercial and residential buildings. Models OPS-2500-CF and OPS-2500-CFR are black and model OPS-2200Y-CF is yellow. The model number is available on the sales invoice. 

User should contact Packaging Tape at (855) 800-1091 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.CleanFreak.com to receive a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org.

MARCH 5

SPACE HEATERS 

Twin-Star is recalling Duraflame electric space heaters sold nationwide from August 2013 to January 2014. The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard. 

This recall involves Duraflame-branded electric space heaters, model DSF-220, sold in three colors, black, red and white. The model number can be found on a white label located on the heater’s back panel. 

Customers should contact Twin-Star at (855) 884-9651 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.twinstarhome.com for a full refund. More info at www.recalls.org. 

GRASS TRIMMERS 

Hitachi Koki is recalling Grass trimmers sold nationwide from March 2010 to November 2013. The grass trimmers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. 

This recall involves twelve models of Hitachi Koki and Tanaka-brand hand-held grass trimmers. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org. 

Consumers should contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. at (855) 880-6638 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hitachipowertools.com for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.