Recalls this week: infant clothing, dishwashers

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

Infant one-piece garments with a snap that poses a choking hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty dishwashers and children's watches.

Here's a more detailed look:


DETAILS: Precious Cargo infant one-piece garments with a three snap bottom closure. They were sold in multiple sizes and colors. "Precious Cargo" and an elephant are printed on a blue tag sewn into the neck area. Style number CAR40 is printed on a white label sewn into the left inside seam. The one-pieces were sold as promotional products with a corporate or community organization logo on the front from July 2014 through July 2015.

WHY: The snaps on the one-piece garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 479,000.

FOR MORE: Call Precious Cargo at 888-770-7018 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit and click on Product Recalls for more information.


DETAILS: John Deere models D110, D125, D130, D140, D155, D160 and D170 lawn tractors with serial numbers beginning with 1GXD. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is on the firm's website. The model number is printed on the bottom left and right of the hood in yellow. The brand name is printed on top left and right of the hood in black. The serial number is located on the left side of tractor, under the fender, above the left rear tire. They were sold at Home Depot, Lowe's and other John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2015 through August 2015.

WHY: The brake arm on the lawn tractor can fail, posing a crash hazard that could result in serious injury or death.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,700 in the U.S. and 370 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Deere & Co. at 800-537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or visit and select Product Recall Information on the drop-down menu under Services & Support for more information.


DETAILS: My Snuggly Ellie Activity Toys. They are a plush brown elephants with white crinkle ears. There is a green hanging loop on top of its head allowing it to be a stroller or crib attachment. On the stomach there is a mini mirror while a teether and wooden ring hang below its body. The item number is 212520 and can be found on the small white tag sewn into the bottom of the toy. They were sold at specialty toy and baby stores nationwide, and online at from February 2014 through May 2015.

WHY: The wooden ring can break into small pieces, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: One report of the wooden ring breaking. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,700 in the U.S. and 100 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Manhattan Group 800-541-1345 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit and click on "RECALLS" for additional information.


DETAILS: 303 styles of "Light Up" watches that are identified by style number. A complete list of the serial numbers is listed on the firm's website The watches have a flexible plastic wristband sold in multiple colors including pink, pink with white snowflakes, green, blue and navy blue. "MZB" and the style number are printed on the case-back of the watches. They were sold at Kmart, Kohl's, Walmart and other retailers nationwide from October 2012 through June 2015.

WHY: The case-back of the watch can detach and expose the interior to water, posing a risk of skin irritation, redness, rashes or chemical burns.

INCIDENTS: 11 reports of skin irritations or chemical burns. Six of these consumers required medical treatment.

HOW MANY: About 1.9 million in the U.S. and 58,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call MZB at 888-770-7085 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit and click on Product Safety Notice tab at the top of the homepage for more information.


DETAILS: The Gadget Pencil Cases are 9 1/2 inches by 4 inches by 1 inch plastic boxes with spring-loaded compartments for a pencil sharpener, scissors, ruler, eraser, tape and five pencils. The lid contains two 9/16 inch by 1/16 inch by 1/8 inch magnets on the lid. The pencil case covers are available in four different designs, including Avengers, Cars, Miles from Tomorrowland and Multi-Princess. They were sold at Disney Stores nationwide during June 2015.

WHY: The two magnets holding the pencil case lid closed can detach, posing an ingestion hazard. When these two magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside a child's intestines and result in serious internal injuries.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 300.

FOR MORE: Call Disney Store at 866-902-2798 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page for more information


DETAILS: Boys' knitted fleece varsity jackets in sizes 6 months through 5T sold at The Children's Place stores and online at from December 2014 through July 2015. The jackets are royal blue with gray sleeves and have a baseball character with a red hat on the left chest area. "The Children's Place" is printed on a tag at the neck of the jacket. A white sewn-in label at the side seam has product numbers 158805, 158806, 158807 and vendor number 1408.

WHY: The metal snaps on the jackets could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 13,700 in the U.S. and 2,200 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call The Children's Place at 877-752 2387 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page.


DETAILS: The recall includes Viking Professional, Designer and Custom Panel dishwashers made before April 1, 2011. The recalled dishwashers are 24 inches wide and were sold in black, white and 24 other custom colors, stainless steel and with custom wood panels. The name "Viking" appears on the control panel at the top of the door. The model and serial number are located on the identification plate mounted on the inside on the left side of the dishwasher door opening. The recalled items include model numbers starting with DDB200, FDB200, VDB200, DFB450 or VDB450 with date codes before 120110 and model numbers starting with VDB325 or DDB325 with date codes before 040111. The first six numbers in the serial number are the manufacture date in MMDDYY format, e.g., serial number 052610 was manufactured on May 26, 2010. The dishwashers were sold nationwide from July 2008 through March 2012.

WHY: An electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: 136 additional reports of overheating connectors, including 21 reports of fires with property damage. No injuries have been reported. In the previous recall, the company had received 21 reports of incidents, including five reports of property damage from fires. No injuries were reported.

HOW MANY: About 17,300. In addition about 1,300 were sold in Canada and about 2,000 were previously recalled in April 2012.

FOR MORE: Call Viking at 800-241-7239 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit and click on Safety Recall Information for more information.