The following recalls were issued Dec. 20 - 23 by federal and state agencies:
Highchairs: IKEA Home Furnishings is recalling Leopard Highchairs sold exclusively at IKEA stores October - November 2009. The snap locks used to secure the seat to the frame can break and allow the seat and child to drop through the frame, posing a fall hazard. Detached snap locks can pose a choking hazard. This recall involves all colors of the Leopard highchairs sold as a seat and a frame individually. The seat and tray has an adhesive label affixed to the underside with the words Leopard and "Made in Italy," an eight-digit article number and a five-digit supplier number (19589). Consumers should return the highchairs to any IKEA store for a full refund. Consumers can also contact IKEA, www.ikea-usa.com, 888-966-4532.
ATVs: Polaris Industries Inc. is recalling 2009-2010 Polaris All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) sold February - November 2009. The front suspension ball joint stem can separate from the steering knuckle and cause the rider to lose steering control, posing a risk of injury or death. This recall involves model year 2009 and 2010 Polaris Sportsman ATVs with certain VIN numbers. Consumers should contact their local Polaris dealer to determine if your model and VIN number are included in this recall and to schedule a free repair. Consumers can also contact Polaris, www.polarisindustries.com, 888-704-5290.
Patio Fireplaces: W.S. Badcock Corp. is recalling Vintage Verandah Patio Fireplaces sold at Badcock Home Furniture stores September 2008 - November 2009. A paint used to finish the exterior shell may catch fire, posing a fire hazard. The recalled fireplace is made of black metal with wire mesh sides, a black metal cap and chimney, and a metal grate with two accessory tools. Consumers should return the fireplaces to their local Badcock store or place of purchase. Consumers can also contact W.S. Badcock Corporation's Corporate call center, www.badcock.com, 1-800-223-2625.
Utility Knives: Dollar Tree Stores Inc. is recalling Tool Bench Utility Knife sold April - October 2009. The utility knife's blade can slide past the blade support during use, posing a laceration hazard. The utility knife is black or gray and measures about 6-inches long and about 1 -inches wide. "Tool Bench Utility Knife" is printed on the front of the product's packaging. "975942," date code "93" and "UPC 639277759429" are printed on the back of the packaging. Consumers should return the knife to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Dollar Tree Stores, www.dollartree.com, 800-876-8077.
Relief Valves: Watts Regulator Co. is recalling One-inch 140X-9 Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves sold October 2006 - July 2009. The relief valve can fail to reduce pressure and avert failure or rupture of the water heater tank and associated valves, posing rupture and burn hazard. This recall involves the one-inch 140X-9 Temperature and Pressure Relief valves, which are typically used in large water heaters for commercial buildings or possibly for large homes. The valves bear item codes 0259844 (75 psi/210°F); 0259924 (100 psi/210°F); 0259708 (150 psi/210°F); 0259925 (125 psi/210°F); and 0259930 (150 psi/210°F). The affected date codes are 0641R through 0930R. The date code is printed after the model number "M15" on a green metal tag fastened to the pressure relief valve. Consumers should immediately contact Watts Regulator, 888-272-4649, www.watts.com, to schedule a free repair.
Tactical Knives: 5.11 Tactical® is recalling Promotional Knife given away as a promotional item September - December 2009. The knife can fail to lock into its open position, posing a cutting hazard. The recalled folding knives, Style No. 51041019, have a black handle with a pocket clip and are approximately five inches in length when closed and seven and three-quarters inches in length when the blade is open. Consumers should either return the knives to their local 5.11 Tactical retailer or contact 5.11 Tactical, 866-451-1726, www.511tactical.com, to arrange for the return and exchange of the knives.
Diving Equipment: Dive Rite is recalling Dive Rite Wings sold June 2006 - October 2008. The over pressure valve springs in the diving equipment could rust and fail allowing the buoyancy compensator devices to leak, posing a drowning hazard. The Dive Rite Wings affected in this recall include the following models: Travel, Venture, Rec, Trek, Classic, Nomad and Super Wings. Only the Dive Rite wings that have a serial number range from 42000 through 72000 are affected by this recall. The serial numbers can be found on a white tag attached along a seam of the wing. Consumers should return the equipment to an authorized distributor or dealer for a free replacement of the overpressure valve spring. Consumers can also contact Dive Rite, www.diverite.com, 800-495-1046.
Scuba Regulators: Cressi-sub USA is recalling Cressi Ellipse Black MC5 Regulators sold March - August 2009. Partial obstruction of the High Pressure (HP) port can produce an inaccurate reading on the pressure gauge, resulting in a slow descent of the needle in the pressure gauge. The inaccurate reading on the gauge poses a drowning hazard. This recall involves regulators used to control the flow of air while scuba diving, making it possible for divers to breathe under water. The recalled regulators have model name Ellipse Black MC5. "Cressi MC5" and "Cressi Black" are printed on the regulator. Consumers should return the regulators to a Cressi authorized dive shop for a free repair. Consumers can also contact Cressi, www.cressi.com, 800-338-9143.
The following recalls were issued Dec. 6 - 10 by federal and state agencies:
Nightlights: Osram Sylvania Products is recalling LED Rocketship PalPODzzz™ Portable Nightlights sold October 2008 - November 2009. The bottom plastic cover on the recharging base of the portable nightlight can break, exposing internal electrical components. This poses an electric shock hazard. This recall involves LED Rocketship PalPODzzz™ portable nightlights with model number 72174. The product can also be used as an emergency light or a flashlight. The model number and date codes "0808" or "0908" are printed on the label attached to the bottom cover of the recharging base. Consumers should contact Osram Sylvania, 877-423-3772, www.sylvania.com, for a free replacement portable nightlight and a $5 coupon credit.
AC-Heat Pump Units: Goodman Company LP is recalling Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner-Heat Pump (PTACs) Units sold February 2007 - June 2008. The power cords on the PTACs can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard. The recall includes 5.0 kW Amana-brand, Comfort-Aire-brand and Century-brand Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner units with model numbers PTxxx3x50xx (Amana) and EKTxxx-150x (Comfort-Aire and Century) and serial numbers 0702112056 through 0804237539. The model and serial numbers are located on the control board plate found under the PTAC unit's front cover. Consumers should contact Goodman to receive a free replacement power cord. Commercial and institutional owners will be contacted directly and will install the power cord. For a free replacement power cord, consumers with Amana-brand units should contact Goodman, 800-366-0339; for Comfort-Aire and Century-brand units, www.regcen.com, 877-442-4482.
Log Splitters: MTD Products Inc. is recalling Log Splitters sold November 2008 - October 2009. The control handle of the log splitter could fail to automatically return to the neutral position as it should and could fail to stop the splitting wedge from moving forward, posing a risk of amputation to consumers' hands and fingers. Consumers should contact MTD Products Inc., 888-848-6038, www.mtdproducts.com, to determine if their log splitter is included in the recall.
Grills: JCPenney Purchasing Corp. is recalling Cooks Outdoor® BBQ Grills sold at JC Penney stores February - September 2009. The drip pan on the grill does not allow for adequate drainage, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves Cooks® brand outdoor BBQ grills. The grill has a digital thermometer on the hood, stainless steel top and a global LP regulator. Lot number 780-2176 is printed on the underside of the grill's stand. Consumers should return the regulator and hose to the Catalog/Customer Service Desk at any JCPenney store for a full refund. Consumers should contact JCPenney, 888-333-6063, www.jcp.com, for instructions on how to disconnect the gas regulator and hose.
For more information: www.recalls.org