The following recalls were issued Aug. 22 - 26 by federal and state agencies:
Baby Hammocks: MamaLittleHelper is recalling Infant and Toddler Hammocks sold May 2008 - February 2010. The side-to-side shifting or tilting of the hammock can cause the infant to roll and become entrapped or wedged against the hammock's fabric and/or mattress pad, resulting in a suffocation hazard. This recall includes MamaLittleHelper Hammocks with model numbers 1010, 1020 and BL222. They have a steel frame and a fabric hammock with a mattress which are connected by a large spring, safety rope and a metal hanger. Model BL222 has a computerized rocker device. "MamaLittleHelper" is printed on a label sewn onto the hammock models 1010 and 1020. Model BL222 does not have a label. Parents and caregivers should contact MamaLittleHelper, 866-612-9986, www.mamalittlehelper.com, to receive a free repair kit for hammock models 1010 and 1020. Consumers who own model BL222 should return the hammock to Mama's Little Helper in exchange for a new hammock.
Baby Hammock Stands: MamaLittleHelper LLC is recalling Infant and Toddler Hammock Metal Stands sold December 2009 - February 2010. The C-shaped metal stand can break where the curved arm attaches to the leg of the metal frame, posing a fall hazard to an infant in the hammock. The baby hammock hangs from the recalled metal C-shaped stand which is about five feet tall and is silver-colored. The metal C-shaped stands were sent to the six consumers with hammock model numbers 1010 and 1020 instead of the original metal frame advertised with the hammock. Parents and caregivers should contact MamaLittleHelper, 866-612-9986, www.mamalittlehelper.com, to receive a free metal hammock stand in exchange for the recalled C-shaped metal stand.
Bottle Warmers: Williams-Sonoma Inc. is recalling Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmers sold at Williams-Sonoma stores June 2010 - July 2010. The bottle warmers can overheat liquids and baby food, posing a burn hazard. This recall involves the Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmer which uses steam to heat baby bottles or baby food. The bottle warmer is green with an orange temperature dial. "Beaba" is printed on the base and model number 9602 is printed on the underside of the warmer. Consumers should call Williams-Sonoma, 877-548-0850, www.williams-sonoma.com, for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.
Magnetic Boards: Lakeshore Learning Materials is recalling magnetic maze boards sold January 2009 - May 2010. The magnetic maze board's plastic wand can separate and expose a magnet that can be a choking hazard. Also, if a child has more than one of these toys and the magnets detach and are swallowed, the magnets can attract each other and cause intestinal perforations or blockages. This recall involves wooden magnetic maze boards. The wooden boards have a clear plastic sheet that covers small wooden or plastic pieces located inside a maze.. The top of the board reads: "Who's Hiding in the Garden?," "Who's Hiding in the Ocean?," "Magnetic Counting Maze," "Magnetic Alphabet Board" or "My Community Magnetic Board." Consumers should contact Lakeshore, 800-428-4414, www.lakeshorelearning.com, to receive a free replacement product.
TV Wall Mounts: Milestone AV Technologies LLC is recalling flat screen television wall mounts sold June 2009 - July 2010. The elbow joint components on the wall mount's arm do not fit together properly, causing the attached television to tilt and possibly fall when the television is adjusted. This could pose an injury hazard. This recall involves the Sanus Vision Mount model LF228-B1 wall mounts and Simplicity model SLF2. The wall mounts were sold for flat screen televisions. The model numbers can be found on the UL sticker on the wall plate. Consumers should contact Milestone, 877-894-6280, www.milestone.com, for a free replacement wall mount arm.
Gas Smokers: Char-Broil LLC is recalling Char-Broil vertical gas smokers sold March 2008 - June 2010. When the temperature setting is in "low," the smoker's hose/valve/regulator (HVR) assembly does not allow sufficient gas to flow, causing the flame to extinguish. Gas continues to flow and build up inside the smoker. If the smoker is reignited the build-up of propane gas can cause an explosion that bursts the smoker's door open, posing an injury hazard. This recall involves the Char-Broil vertical gas smokers with model number 07701413. The model number is printed on a metal tag located on the right rear leg of the smoker. The smoker measures 21.5" x 19.5" x 45.5" and weighs 75 pounds. A "G" inside a triangle is printed on the regulator. Consumers should contact Char-Broil, 866-671-7988, www.charbroil.com, for a free replacement hose-valve-regulator assembly and installation instructions.
For more information: www.recalls.org