August Recall Roundup – Beware Of Toppling Bar Stools

vornadoIn the Recall Roundup for August, dangerous beanbag chairs and overheating heaters could lurk around every corner, and there could be a defective car in your garage right now. Don’t be scared, though. The CPSC is here to protect us all from toppling bar stools and overheating night lights.

Ace Bayou Corporation bean bag chairs – can be unzipped, so children crawl inside
SolarWorld solar panels – may corrode and pose electric shock or fire risk
Vornado Air Electric Space Heaters – may overheat, melt, and catch fire
ESL and Interlogix brand 400/500 series smoke detectors – may fail to alert users to a fire, which is kind of the point
DD Brand Tin Candles – high flame may ignite container
Lea Industries Lighted Night Stands – may overheat and scorch carpet
Spencer Bar Stools (Costco) – footrest may break
Pottery Barn Donovan Bar Stools – footrest may break
Philips “Lightolier” Decorative Glass Lens – lens may shatter
Far East Brokers Glass Beverage Dispenser Set (Publix) – metal stand may break
Nantucket Distributing (Christmas Tree Shops) Wicker Outdoor Patio Set Chairs – rear legs may break

Top Fin aquarium heaters (Petsmart) – electric shock hazard

Sports & Outdoors
Attwood Kayak and Watersports Storage Hanger – may “release unexpectedly,” or drop your kayak for no reason
Arctic Cat snowmobiles – risk of fuel leak
JPC Equestrian Stirrup Leathers – strap may crack and break
Avigo 20 Inch Turn N’ Burn Youth Bicycles (Toys ‘R’ Us) – front wheel may detach
Kawasaki Teryx4 Recreational Off-highway Vehicles – sticks may poke through floorboards
Trayl TRN Mountain Bikes (Sports Authority) – brakes may suddenly fail
GT Brand Mountain Bicycles – wheel hubs may break, causing brakes to fail

Vizio E-series 39- and 42-inch Full-Array LED flat panel televisions – TV might fall
Popkiller USB car charger adapters, power adapters and 8-pin charger (Apple Lightning) cables – fire and electric shock hazard


Babies & Kids
Brita children’s water bottles with cartoon characters – bottles may shatter or crack
Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs – child may become trapped between front panels
L.L. Bean Fisherman’s and Open Stitch Children’s Sweaters – choking hazard
Tommee Tippee Monitor with Movement Sensor Pad – baby may pull sensor pad cord into crib
Dream On Me Dinah High Chairs – baby may fall through leg opening and become trapped
Oeuf Sparrow cribs – top rail may detach from crib

Buckyballs and Buckycubes – magnets may stick together in the digestive tract

Vehicle Recallapalooza
2015 Honda Fit – recalled to improve crash resistance
2013 and 2014 Ford Focus ST and Escape – wiring problem could cut power to the engine
2012 to 2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX – cars may fail to stay parked
2013 to 2014 Ford Flex and Taurus; Lincoln MKT and MKS – cars may fail to stay parked
2010 to 2015 Land Rover LR2 and 2012 to 2013 Range Rover Evoque – front passenger airbag may fail to deploy
A whole bunch of Buicks, Cadillacs, Chevrolets, Saturns, and Pontiacs – various electric, safety restraint, brake fluid problems
2006 to 2007 Buick Rainier, Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, and Saab 9-7X – vehicles may catch fire, even while parked
2001 to 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe – rusted coil spring could shatter
2011 Hyundai Sonata – brake line could leak
2011 to 2014 Hyundai Sonata – car may not stay parked
2007 to 2012 Hyundai Veracruz – oil may leak
2002 to 2004 Infiniti and Nissan Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra – may have defective airbags
Various Chevrolets, Cadillacs, and Buicks – at this point it may be more effective just to list the cars that aren’t recalled.

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