#RecallRoundUp February 2017
Compared to January, February 2017 is pretty light on recalls. To be fair, though, February is also a shorter month, giving dangerous products less time to rear their ugly heads! Still, February had its fair share of recalls, with many of them concerning home good and appliances.
Typically, defects do not actually harm anyone. However, this wasn’t the case for Target and Restoration Hardware. A patio bench sold by Target caused one knee injury after collapsing during use. There were six other reports of similar incidents. Restoration Hardware’s metal table top contained a high level of lead, leading to elevated lead levels in children in two homes that used the table. Additionally, a mirror from Restoration Hardware poses a falling and laceration hazard.
If you own a NOOK, check the charger. Exposed metal prongs forced a recall of the NOOK Table 7 charger. Barnes and Noble sold the chargers between November 2016 and January 2017. If the charger overheats, the exposed prongs could cause a fire.
Like last month, Mickey Mouse is a recall victim again. About 3,000 holiday-themed nightlights, sold exclusively at the Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, contain a fluid that can leak, posing a fire hazard. A baby stroller, manufactured by Britax and sold at popular stores like Babies R Us and Target, poses a fall hazard. Consumers can contact Britax for a free repair kit.
Three varieties of applesauce from Trader Joe’s were recalled due to the potential threat of glass pieces. Two types of recalled applesauce were sold at all Trader Joe’s locations. The third was only sold in select states, not including Florida.
Sargento is facing an on-going cheese recall. Earlier this month, they recalled two types of specialty cheeses over reports of Listeria contamination. The first type is Ultra Thin Longhorn Colby, sold between April and May 2017. The other is Chef Blends Shredded Nacho and Taco Cheese, sold between June and July 2017. There are no reports of illnesses. But to play it safe, Sargento already ended its relationship with the suppliers of the contaminated cheese.
Have you purchased one of these recently recalled products? Visit the product or company’s website to further instruction, and check out our past blog on dealing with a product recall.
Since we put emphasis on prominent recalls and popular companies or brands, we have not mentioned every recall that took place in February 2017. For more recall information, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/
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