Recalls this week: Liquid Plumr, safety gates, dressersComments Off on Recalls this week: Liquid Plumr, safety gates, dressers
(AP) More than 5 million bottles of Liquid Plumr are being recalled because they are not child-resistant and pose a serious risk of poisoning. Other recalled products include IKEA safety gates that are defective.
Here’s a more detailed look:
LIQUID PLUMBER CLOG REMOVER
DETAILS: Three types of Liquid Plumr products sold in 17 ounce bottles from January 2012 through May 2016. They have the Liquid Plumr logo and the name of the product on the front. The products include Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, formerly sold as Slow Flow Fighter with UPC Code 44600-00214, Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Urgent Clear with UPC Code 44600-30548 and Liquid Plumr Industrial Strength Urgent Clear with UPC Code 44600-31484. The UPC code is printed in the lower left corner on the back of the bottle. Only bottles made before March 22, 2016 are included in this recall.
WHY: The recalled bottles are not child-resistant and children can remove the top, posing a risk of chemical burns and irritation to the skin and eyes. These products contain sodium hydroxide which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be sealed with child-resistant packaging.
INCIDENTS: Eight reports of the child-resistant bottle caps not working as intended and 221 reports of the bottles leaking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 5.4 million.
FOR MORE: Call The Clorox Company’s Liquid Plumr call center at 855-490-0705 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit at www.liquidplumr.com and click on “Important Safety Recall Notice” for more information.
DETAILS: IKEA PATRULL, PATRULL FAST and PATRULL KLMMA safety gates and safety gate extensions sold from August 1995 through June 2016. The gates and gate extensions are white, made of beech wood or steel and plastic. A permanent label is attached to the metal bar at the bottom of the safety gate containing “IKEA” and the article number. The PATRULL safety gate has article number 702.390.98. The PATRULL safety gate extension has article number 602.651.44. The PATRULL FAST safety gate (white) has article number 700.377.26 and 702.265.19. The PATRULL FAST safety gate (beech wood) has article numbers 300.375.68, 700.989.51, 701.135.98 and 901.919.53. The PATRULL KLMMA safety gate has article number 302.265.21. The PATRULL KLMMA safety gate extension has article numbers 302.651.45 and 902.265.23.
WHY: The locking mechanism can open unexpectedly, posing a danger to children and other consumers.
INCIDENTS: Fifty-five reports of incidents worldwide, including 10 injuries that resulted in two concussions and cuts and bruising. Four of the incidents were reported in the U.S., with two resulting in cuts and bruising to children.
HOW MANY: About 80,000 in the U.S. and about 28,000 in Canada. The PATRULL KLMMA safety gates were previously recalled in May 2015.
FOR MORE: Call IKEA at 888-966-4532 anytime or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link on the top or bottom of the page for more information.
DRESSERS AND NIGHTSTANDS
DETAILS: Marquesa mirrored glass front dressers with model number 359-044 and Marquesa mirrored glass front nightstands with model number 359-234. The series and style numbers are printed on a white label on the back of the product. The first three characters of the number will be 359 followed by the style number. They were sold at independent furniture stores nationwide from March 2015 through May 2016.
WHY: The recalled dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard that can result in death or injuries to children.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of the furniture tipping over when the drawers were opened, including one injury to an adult involving an arm bruise and neck stiffness.
HOW MANY: About 1,700.
FOR MORE: Call Bernhardt at 844-288-5295 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.bernhardt.com and click on the Recall Alert link at the bottom of the page for more information.
TOILET FLUSHING SYSTEMS
DETAILS: Series 503 Flushmate III Pressure Assist flushing systems installed inside toilet tanks that were made from July 2009 through April 2011. Previously recalled systems were made from October 1997 through June 2009. Recalled units have a date code/serial number that is 16 characters long and is located on the label on the top of the Flushmate III. The first six numerals of the serial number are the date code. The date code range for units included in this recall in MMDDYY format is 070109 (July 1, 2009) through 043011 (April 30, 2011). The date code range for previously recalled systems in MMDDYY format was 101497 (October 14, 1997) through 063009 (June 30, 2009). Units included in this recall were sold individually and installed in toilets made by American Standard, Copperfit, Crane, Ecotech, Eljer, Gerber, Kohler, Lamosa, Mancesa, Mansfield, Orion, St. Thomas, Universal Rundle, Vitra, Vitromex, Vortens and Western Pottery. They were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores, toilet manufacturers, distributors and plumbing contractors nationwide from 2009 through 2011.
WHY: The system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam, releasing stored pressure. This pressure can lift the tank lid and shatter the tank, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers and property damage.
INCIDENTS: There have been two reports of the units included in this recall bursting, resulting in property damage, including one report of a minor injury.
HOW MANY: About 453,000 in the U.S. and about 12,000 in Canada. The Series 503 Flushmate III was previously recalled January 2014 and June 2012.
FOR MORE: Call Flushmate at 800-303-5123 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, or visit www.flushmate.com and click on “Flushmate III Recall” in the black box on the top left of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Brown metal floor lamps with alabaster glass shades. The model numbers LMP4229, LMP4168 and LMP10771 can be found on the label at the bottom of the lamps. They were sold at mall retail stores located in the New York metropolitan area and online at Amazon.com, Houzz.com, Target.com and Wayfair.com from February 2016 to April 2016.
WHY: The lamps can short circuit due to defective sockets, posing fire and shock hazards.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of the lamp’s sockets burning and smoking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,700.
FOR MORE: Call Home Source at 888-660-5549 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.homesourceind.com and click on the “Safety Notice” link for more information.
DETAILS: Nestl Waters North America AccuPure countertop water filtration dispensers. The units connect to the plumbing system, draw water from the system, filter the water and dispense hot and cold water through the unit. “AccuPure” is printed on the front and side panels. The model number is HCB215n and is printed on the back of the water dispensers. The units were sold and rented to businesses nationwide for consumer use from January 2013 to May 2016 as part of individual service contracts that Nestl Waters has with these customers.
WHY: The water dispensers can overheat, causing internal parts to melt and smoke. This poses burn and fire hazards.
INCIDENTS: Seven reports of parts melting, smoking or burning. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 10,900.
FOR MORE: Call Nestl Waters at 844-899-3886 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, or visit www.readyrefresh.com and click on “Safety & Storage” at the bottom of the page for more information.