December Recall Roundup: Sparking Mugs And Plummeting Parents

Keep out of microwave.

Keep out of microwave.

Reading through this month’s recalls, you may have an interesting question. “Consumerist, why is a mug a fire hazard?” you’re probably asking. That’s a good question. It’s because it apparently didn’t occur to the mug designers that people might want to microwave it, and that silver-colored bucket handle is metallic enough to cause spectacular sparks when zapped. In this months’ recall roundup, you’ll find flaming fireplaces, non-edible magnets, and lead paint on kids’ clothing.

Babies and Kids
Disney character fleece hoodies from Children’s Apparel Network – lead paint on zippers
Double Dazzler Light Shows – Overheating, burn hazard
Graco-branded Avalon Glider Rockers – rocker base may break; baby will fall
Boden Children’s Pajamas – flammability standard violation
Elephantito Girls’ Pajamas – flammability standard violation
Foam Pumpkin Turkey Craft Kit (Jo-Ann Fabric) – children may eat magnets
ValcoBaby Booster Seats – Fall hazard
Eddie Bauer-branded Rocking Wood Bassinets – infant suffocation hazard
Baby Jogger City Versa strollers – stroller may collapse
Water Balz, Growing Skulls, H2O Orbs, and Fabulous Flowers toys – expanding toys shouldn’t be eaten by children
Sassy and Carter’s Hug N’ Tug Baby Toys – choking hazard
Dream On Me Baby Bath Seats – drowning hazard
Dream On Me Children’s Bed Rails – strangulation and suffocation hazard

Bose CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems – fire hazard
Nielsen-Kellerman Microphones – Risk of electric shock and burns
Canon WFT-E7A Wireless File Transmitter – risk of allergic reactions

Ridgid Pneumatic Nailers – may shoot nails when not triggered
G-U Hardware Window Fittings – windows may fall on you
Champion Portable Generators (Costco) – fire hazard
Master Forge Gas Grills (Lowe’s) – Fire hazard
LG Electronics Electric Ranges – fire hazard
Monessen Hearth Systems Fireplaces and Inserts – risk of unwanted fires
Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators (Home Depot) – fire hazard
Dolan Northwest Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixtures – fire hazard
Kawasaki Motors Lawn Mower Engines – fire hazard
Honda Portable Generators – fire hazard
Jotul and Scan gas fireplace inserts – fire and burn hazard
Homer’s All-Purpose Bucket Mug – fire hazard
JELD-WEN and Reliabilt Interior Bifold Doors – doors may disengage and fall
Tricam Industries Easy Reach Step Stools (Home Depot)
Low Lead Ball Valve/Shut-Off Gas Valves – fire and explosion hazard
Sauder Gruga Office Chairs – fall hazard
Enesco Shelly’s Diner Collectibles – power adapter may overheat
American Mattress Manufacturing Renovated Mattresses – flammability standard violation
Classic by Easy-Rest – flammability standard violation
Catalina Outdoor Fireplace (Christmas Tree Shops) – fire and burn hazard
LG Top-Loading Washing Machines – machines may shake excessively and rampage around the room
Papyrus Christmas ornaments, decorative trees, and picture frames – mold
Switch-it Stepladder/Stepstools (Home Depot) – fall hazard
High-Powered Magnet desk toy (Amazon) – ingestion hazard

Sports and Outdoors
Muddy Outdoors Tree Climbing Sticks – sticks may break
Hatsan Striker air rifles – rifle may fire while being cocked
Summit Treestands Crush Series – fall hazard
Rivers Edge Tree Stands – fall hazard
Innovative Scuba Concepts, Trident Diving and A-Plus Marine High Pressure Scuba Diving Hoses – drowning hazard
Rec-Out Camping Chairs (Big 5 Sporting Goods) – Mold
Sportspower Trampolines (Sports Authority) – risk of “deep, penetrating puncture wounds”
Sportspower Children’s Waterslides (Sports Authority) – inadequate warning labels
Norco Havoc Bicycles – frame may crack
Izoard XP Bicycles -steerer tube may crack