Recalls this week: smoke alarms, generators
More than 1 million smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled because a power outage could render them useless. Inflatable rubber tubes that can irritate skin and boys jackets posing an entanglement hazard are also among this week's recalled consumer products.
Here's a more detailed look:
SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
DETAILS: Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. They include model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm model il2010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014. They are hard-wired into a home's electric power. The il2010S and il2010SCO come with sealed 10 year batteries inside. The KN-COSM-IBA model has a compartment on the front for installation of replaceable AA backup batteries. Kidde is engraved on the front of the alarm. Kidde, the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back of the alarm. "Always On" is also engraved on the front of alarms with sealed 10-year batteries. They were sold from January 2014 through July 2014.
WHY: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a carbon monoxide incident following a power outage.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 1.2 million in the U.S and about 112,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Kidde at 844-553-9011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.kidde.com and click on Recalls for more information.
INFLATABLE RUBBER TUBES
DETAILS: Sevylor brand River Racer inflatable rubber tubes. The tubes have the Sevylor logo and name, and the River Racer logo and name printed in blue on the outer side. Model number 2000014090 is located on the inner side of the tube below the bottom left corner of the English language warning. They were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from January 2014 through July 2014.
WHY: Contact with the tube can cause skin irritation.
INCIDENTS: 24 reports of consumers with skin irritation after contact with the tube.
HOW MANY: About 20,500.
FOR MORE: Call The Coleman Co. at 800-835-3278 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com, or visit www.coleman.com and click on "Safety Information" at the bottom of the page under Customer Support for more information.
DETAILS: United Colors of Benetton boy's jackets made of 100 percent cotton. They were sold in boy's sizes S through XL. United Colors of Benetton is printed on the sewn-in green label at the center back neck of the jackets. Style number 2GQ1534Q0 is on the white label located inside the jacket near the waist. They were sold at Benetton stores nationwide and online at www.benetton.com and www.zappos.com from January 2014 through March 2014.
WHY: The jackets have a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing significant entanglement hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 93.
FOR MORE: Call Benetton at 800-535-4491 from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.benetton.com and click on the Recall tab located under the Product Recall section on the bottom left side of the home page for more information.
DETAILS: 2014 Honda gasoline-powered EU7000isN AT generators. The recalled model is a 7,000-watt generator, with a black metal frame, folding handles and two wheels on the side opposite the handles. "Honda," ''FI" and "EU7000is" are printed on the side of the generator. "Honda" is also on the front of the generator above the control panel. The full model name "EU7000isN AT" is on the UPC label near the fuel level indicator on the top of the generator. Recalled generators have a serial number in the range EEJD-1000001 to EEJD 1006288. The serial number is on the inside of the side cover that is to the right of the control panel. They were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide from June 2014 through July 2014.
WHY: The rear frame support can fail during lifting, posing an impact hazard. The owner's manual can have missing or duplicated pages, which could cause consumers not to receive important operating or safety information.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of incidents in Canada involving rear frame support failures. No injuries have been reported. The firm also received two reports of owner's manuals with errors.
HOW MANY: About 8,100.
FOR MORE: Call American Honda at 888-888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.powerequipment.honda.com and click on Recalls and Updates under the heading Service and Support at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT Side by Side utility vehicles with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) 000001 through 316232. The VIN is located on the frame tube near the driver's side front wheel. These units were sold in red, green, lime green, team arctic green and mat black. The words "Arctic Cat" and "Wildcat Trail" appear on the sides of these vehicles and on the hood. They were sold at Arctic Car dealers nationwide from December 2013 through July 2014.
WHY: Oil can leak from the oil cooler lines, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: 60 reports of oil leaking and one report of fire. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 5,600.
FOR MORE: Call Artic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.articcat.com and click on Consumer Care, then Product Recall and then List of Safety Bulletins for more information.
KITEBOARDING CONTROL SYSTEMS
DETAILS: Cabrinha Kiteboarding 1X and Overdrive 1X Control Systems. The 1X control system has model number and the Overdrive 1X has model number KS5CSSDODO. The model numbers are located on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars. They were sold in August 2014.
WHY: The RecoilTM spring on the control mechanism can jam, leading to a loss of control, which poses a risk of injury.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of the spring jamming, but no injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,700.
FOR MORE: Call Pryde Group Americas (PGA); collect call at (305) 591-3922 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.cabrinhakites.com and click on Safety Alert under Support at the top of the page for more information. Consumers can also send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.