Recalls this week: Blenders, light fixtures, adaptor kits
More than 1 million blenders that pose a laceration risk to users are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include light fixtures and adaptor kits.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: This recall involves 12 models of Ninja professional blenders with model numbers located in the rating label that is molded into the bottom of the motor base. The 12 affected model numbers are BL660, BL660B, BL660C, BL660QCN, BL660QPL, BL660W, BL660WM, BL663, BL663CO, BL665QBK, BL665QCN, and BL665QWH. All recalled models have a motor base that is gray, white, black, cinnamon, or platinum. The power of the models' motors vary from 1,000 to 1,200 watts. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Kohl's, Macy's, Target, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online including www.Amazon.com, www.Costco.com, www.Macys.com, www.Target.com, www.Walmart.com and www.ninjakitchen.com from March 2012 through September 2015.
WHY: The blender poses a laceration risk if consumers pour or invert the pitcher after removing the lid while the loose stacked blade assembly is still inside the pitcher.
INCIDENTS: 53 reports of lacerations.
HOW MANY: About 1.1 million in the U.S. and an additional 99,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call SharkNinja at 877-593-5140 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday or visit www.ninjarecall.com and click "Download New Manual" for the revised instructions. Consumers need not return the blenders.
KIDS DRINKING TUMBLERS WITH STRAWS
DETAILS: Eight different styles of plastic drinking tumblers. The tumblers were sold with a lid and a straw. Some of the straws have a plastic mold in the shape of fangs, lips, a mustache or a zipper affixed to the top. The tumblers are branded "Bueno by Contigo" on the retail packaging and "Bueno" on the lid of the cup. All cups have the number "036201" engraved on the bottom. Model numbers and styles included in the recall are: 71591/71844 Clear with fangs straw accessory, 71592/71842 Clear with nectarine zipper straw accessory, 71593/71841 Clear with mustache straw accessory, 71594/71843 Clear with cherry blossom lips straw accessory, 71596 Yellow with off-white lid, 71597 Pink with white lid, 71602 Blue with green lid, 71603 Orange with blue lid. Model numbers are printed on a label affixed to the bottom of the cup. They were sold at Meijer and Target retail stores nationwide from May 2015 through September 2015.
WHY: If a child chews on the drinking straw, small pieces can break off into the child's mouth, posing a risk of ingestion or aspiration of the small part.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 130,000.
FOR MORE: Call Ignite USA LLC at 888- 434-0415 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.gocontigo.com and click on "Recalls" on the home page or go to buenorecall.gocontigo.com to register for a refund.
DETAILS: Two styles of Richie House boys' hooded jackets. The striped red and purple jacket comes with a drawstring in the hood, and has a crest-shaped emblem sewn onto the front of it. The model number is RH1045C. The polyester and cotton padded jackets were sold in brown, dark green and red, and have a white drawstring located at the bottom. The jackets have a round emblem sewn onto the front and were sold in sizes 2T-5. The model number is RH1332-B or RH1332-C and is printed on the care label. "Richie House" is also printed on a label sewn into the neck of the coat. They were sold online at www.Zulily.com and www.Richiehouse.com from April 2015 through October 2015 for about $20.
WHY: The jackets have drawstrings in the hood and at the bottom, which pose an entrapment hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported
HOW MANY: About 40.
FOR MORE: Call Richie House at 844-742-1303 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit www.richiehouse.com and click on "Recall Safety Information" on the top bar or at the bottom of the page, or email email@example.com for more information.
DETAILS: Two pendant lamp light fixtures. The fixtures have a round base suspended mount, a central bowl-shaped glass shade, and a lower 39-inch disc-shaped glass shade. The fixture is supported by either a single stem or three metal cables. The fixtures have a round matte-white pendant mount and model number M3748 printed on a label affixed to the mount. The central bowl and lower disc-shaped glass shades come in white or red. A special order fixture, with model number SPM3748, was sold with a round matte white mount and a 46-inch disc-shaped tempered glass shade. The company uses letters M, S, V as prefixes in order to identify the mount, the bowl and the glass. They were sold at lighting stores and by individual designers nationwide from January 2008 through June 2015.
WHY: The glass shade disc on the light fixture can detach and fall, posing a risk of injury from impact. In addition, broken glass can pose a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of a glass lamp shade detaching and falling. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 110.
FOR MORE: Call FontanaArte at 844-247-2308 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit www.fontanaarte.com and click on "Read More" under the words Sonmi Safety Warning for Consumers for more information. Consumers can also send email to the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DETAILS: STIHL edgers with model number FC 56 C, trimmer/brushcutters with model numbers FS 40 C, FS 50 C, FS 56 C and FS 56 RC, pole pruners with model number HT 56 C, and KombiMotors with model number KM 56 RC. The model number is located on the starter cover at the rear of the engine. The engine size is about 28 cc. The products are gray and orange with "STIHL" on the engine cover. The serial number range for all of the recalled units is 501830112 through 504083576. The serial number is located on the label on the bottom of the engine. They were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from November 2014 through September 2015.
WHY: The gasoline tank vent can become dislodged due to incorrect factory installation and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: 319 reports of the fuel tank vents coming loose and fuel leaking. No fires or injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 140,000 in the U.S. and about 16,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call STIHL Inc. at 800-610-6677 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com or visit www.stihlusa.com and click on Information and then Product Recalls for more information.
DETAILS: Ceramic wax warmer sets that include four vanilla-scented wax cubes for melting and a teacup-shaped ceramic warmer with an opening to insert a tea light candle. The ceramic warmers were colored cream with gold trim, and green with gold trim. They were sold at Family Dollar stores nationwide from April 2015 through September 2015.
WHY: The wax warmers can produce high flames, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: 11 reports of the warmers producing high flames, including two reports of burn injuries and three reports of property damage.
HOW MANY: About 32,000.
FOR MORE: Call Family Dollar stores at 800-547-0359 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.familydollar.com, then click on Product Recalls in the Help section at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: WakaWaka electrical adapter kits. The kits allow consumers to charge their electrical equipment using AC current. The components of the kit are black in color and include the adapter, a U.S.-style two-blade plug, a European-style two-prong plug, a USB cable and ten different types of connectors. "Travel Charger, Input 180-240VAC, 50-60Hz, 0.2A, Output 5.0V-500mA" is imprinted on the front of the unit right below the pins on the adapter. They were sold at www.waka-waka.com from November 2013 to April 2015..
WHY: The Adapter Kit can overheat posing a risk of fire, and the plastic shell of the adapter can open exposing a risk of shock to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of adapters overheating, including reports of an adapter smoking and one report of an adapter exploding. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 700 in the U.S. and about 200 units sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call WakaWaka at 888-472-6792 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and visit www.waka-waka.com and click on Adapter Recall.
DETAILS: PNY Portable lithium polymer battery packs with model number T10400 that are used to charge USB-enabled smartphones, tablets and other USB-powered devices. PNY is laser-printed along the bottom on the front of the battery. They were sold at Best Buy, Office Depot, Office Max and other retail stores nationwide and online at amazon.com and frys.com from January 2014 through August 2015.
WHY: Batteries can overheat and vent flames, posing fire and burn hazards.
INCIDENTS: One report of venting with flames. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 56,000 in the U.S. and about 800 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call PNY Technologies at 888-316-1194 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit at www.pny.com and click on "Product Recall" under the "Support" menu at the bottom of the page, or email Tech-Support-T10400@pny.com for more information.
DETAILS: Mahindra eMax compact diesel tractors designed for residential use. They are red with a black seat. The model number and "Mahindra" are in white lettering on the each side of the hood. Serial numbers for the recalled models are located on the right side of the frame above the front axle. They include eMax 22G with serial numbers 22GRH00001-22GRH00596, eMax 22H with serial numbers 22HRH00001-22HRH00710 and eMax 25H with serial numbers 25HRH00001-25HRH00816. They were sold at Mahindra dealers throughout the U.S. and Canada from March 2014 through September 2015.
WHY: Fuel lines can break or leak, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: 61 reports of cracks in the fuel tank pipe. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,000 in the U.S. and about 100 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Mahindra at 877-449-7771 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.mahindrausa.com and click on "Tractor Recall" for more information. The firm is contacting registered owners of the tractors directly.