The Federal Trade Commission has just released the top recently recalled summer products. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, millions of these products are still in homes.
Products for Children:
Product: Adventure Playsets
Hazard: The plastic coated lumber on the horizontal ladder (monkey bar/swing beam) can weaken over time due to rotting of the whitewood (spruce, pine and fir species), resulting in a fall hazard.
Sold At: Walmart, Toys R Us, Academy Sports, Menards, and Mill stores nationwide, and online at Walmart.com, ToyRUs.com, Willygoat.com and through the DMSI catalog from January 2004 through December 2007.
Product: The Dartmouth Metal Swing Set
Hazard: The sling-style swing seats can crack or split prematurely, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Sold At: Toys “R” Us stores nationwide.
Product: Disney Fairies Plastic Racing Trikes
Hazard: The plastic fairy figures protrude from the top of the handle bar posing a laceration hazard if a child falls on them.
Sold at: Target stores nationwide since 2009
Product: Build-A-Bear Teddy Bear Swimwear Set
Hazard: The inner tube accessory can be pulled over a small child’s head, posing a strangulation hazard.
Sold at: Build-A-Bear Workshop® stores nationwide and online at www.buildabear.com from April 2011 to August 2011.
Outdoor and Adult Products:
Product: Marshall Gardens PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel
Hazard: The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly to the consumer and expel onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited. Gel fuel that expels and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers that can be fatal.
Sold at: Gift shops, home and garden stores, and online stores nationwide from November 2010 until August 2011.
Product: Pourable NAPAfire and FIREGEL Gel Fuel bottles and jugs
Hazard: The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning. This hazard can occur if the consumer does not see the flame or is not aware that the firepot is still ignited. Fuel gel that splatters and ignites can pose fire and burn risks to consumers.
Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, Shopko, Restoration Hardware, specialty and gift shops, furniture stores, and home and garden stores nationwide, as well as through Amazon.com, home and garden catalogs, and home decorators and landscape architects between December 2009 and June 2011.
Product: O-Grill Portable Gas Grills
Hazard: The regulator on the grill can leak gas which can ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Sold by: LL Bean, Stoneman, BBQG, Walgreens, REI, Dillards and Dick’s Sporting Goods nationwide from November 2008 through December 2010. The O-Grill 1000 sold for $149 and the O-Grill 3000 sold for $189.
If you suspect that you have any of these products inside or outside of your home, check the consumer product safety commission website at cpsc.gov.