Recalls: Carafes, camping gear, cribs listed
The following recalls were issued Nov. 21-24 by federal and state agencies:
Carafes: J & H International is recalling Kitchentrend stainless steel carafes sold at Macy's September -October 2010. The handle can come loose from the body of the carafe and cause liquid to spill, posing a burn hazard. Consumers should return the carafe to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact J & H International, 800-770-3214.
Camp Rockers: L. L. Bean is recalling folding camp rockers sold at L.L. Bean stores April 2009-July 2010. The plastic anchors attaching the fabric seat back to the frame can break, posing a fall hazard. Consumers should contact L. L. Bean, 800-555-9717, www.llbean.com, to receive a free replacement rocker.
Hammer Drills: Robert Bosch Tool Corp. is recalling Bosch hammer drills sold September 2009- August 2010. The models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and/or ground connector failure posing a shock hazard. In addition, the switch trigger could become stuck in the "on" position posing an injury hazard. Consumers should contact Bosch toll-free, 866-244-2110, www.Boschtools.com, for instructions on how to return hammer drill to Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for repair.
Candle Tapers: General Wax & Candle Company is recalling silver and gold metallic taper candles sold at Yankee Candle stores October-November 2010. The metallic paint can ignite on the candles, posing a risk of fire. This recall involves 10-inch metallic silver and gold taper candles. Consumers should return the candles to any Yankee Candle store or contact General Wax and Candle, 800-543-0642, www.generalwaxrefund.com, for a full refund.
Ceramic Heaters: Meijer is recalling Touch Point oscillating ceramic heaters sold in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio October 2009-October 2010. The oscillating mechanism in the heaters can short out, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should return the heaters to the nearest Meijer retail store for a full refund of the purchase price. Consumers can also contact Meijer, www.meijer.com, 866-280-8419.
Utility Vehicles: Cub Cadet is recalling Cub Cadet Volunteer utility vehicles sold April-September 2010. The front lower ball joint can detach and cause a loss of steering control. This poses a crash hazard. This recall involves four-wheel drive Cub Cadet Volunteer gasoline-powered utility vehicle. Consumers should contact their local Cub Cadet dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers can also contact Cub Cadet, www.cubcadet.com, 888-848-6038.
Camping Equipment: Katadyn North America Inc. is recalling camping stoves and equipment sold January 2009-September 2010. Damaged fuel lines and-or O-rings may cause fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should contact Katadyn, 800-755-6701, www.optimusstoves.com, to receive a free repair.
Cribs: Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. is recalling Bassettbaby drop-side cribs with external plastic hardware sold January 2000-August 2010. The cribs' drop-side rail can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail, causing part of the drop side to detach from the crib. When a drop-side rail partially detaches, it creates a space between the drop-side and the crib mattress causing en entrapment hazard. Consumers should contact Bassettbaby, 800-308-7485, www.bassettbaby.com, for a free kit that will immobilize the drop side.
For more information: www.recalls.org