Recalls Archives - Central County Fire & Rescue

Metal Halide Lamps Recalled

Hallide bulb recall

Philips Lighting has expanded its recall of its metal halide lamps.

This item — sold for high-ceiling industrial, commercial and resident use — was first recalled in May 2016; the recall has been expanded to include approximately 256,000 new units due to fire and laceration hazards. The company has received 12 new reports of lamps shattering, including one incident involving a fire.

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Carpet Powder Recalled

carpet products

Six brands of dry carpet cleaners have been recalled.

The dry carpet cleaning powders can contain harmful bacteria that poses a risk of respiratory and other infections in immunocompromised individuals. Consumers with healthy immune systems are generally not affected by the bacteria. Brands include Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar.

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Starbucks Straws Recalled

Starbucks straw recall

Starbucks has recalled nearly 3 million of its stainless steel beverage straws.

The straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth, posing a risk of laceration. This recall involves reusable stainless steel Cold-to-Go food grade drinking straws for Grande and Venti cups.

Consumers should not allow children to continue to handle or use the stainless steel straws. Click here for the full recall.

Infant Bike Helmets Recalled

Infant helmet

Pacific Cycle has recalled approximately 129,000 of its infant bicycle hazards due to choking and magnet ingestion hazards.

These helmets, sold exclusively at Target, feature magnetic buckles on the chin strap that contain small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet ingestion to young children. Pacific Cycle has received three reports of the plastic cover coming loose, but no injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately take the helmets away from children and contact Pacific Cycle for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.

Electric Kettles Recalled

recalled kettle

Walmart has recalled approximately 1.2 million of its Rival brand electric water kettles.

The kettles were recalled after reports that they might pose burn and shock hazards to users. Walmart has received 80 reports of incidents, including seven reports of burns. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kettle — sold exclusive at Walmart and from 2011-2014 — and return it to any Walmart store for a full refund.

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Cradle Swings Recalled

Recalled Child Swings

Fisher-Price has recalled three models of its Cradle ‘n Swing infant cradle swings.

Approximately 34,000 cradle swings have been recalled after the manufacturer received two reports of a seat peg coming out from the seat, causing the seat to fall. No injuries have been reported.

This recall includes three models of the Fisher-Price cradle swings, sold at buybuyBaby, Target, and other retailers from November 2015-March 2016: Soothing Savanna Cradle ‘n Swing, Sweet Surroundings Cradle ‘n Swing and Sweet Surroundings Butterfly Friends Cradle ‘n Swing.

The product number if located on the seat under the pad. If you believe you own one of the affected models, you should stop using it immediately and contact Fisher-Price for revised assembly instructions. Click here for more information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Aquarium Filter Recall

Aquarium filter recall

PetSmart has recalled approximately 155,000 of its Top Fin Power Filters for aquariums due to a potential shock hazard.

A conductor on the pump motor can become exposed and electrify the aquarium water, posing a shock hazard to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported, but consumers are advised to unplug the filters immediately and and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement power filter.

Travel Adapters Recalled

Recalled Travel Adapter

Apple has recalled its travel adapter kits made for use in Australia/New Zealand/Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe and Korea due to risk of electric shock. Approximately 895,000 of these travel adapter kits and plugs were sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The company has received at least 12 reports of wall plug adapters breaking and consumers receiving electric shocks overseas, including three reports of consumers who were medically evaluated and released.

Visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for more information about the recall and to find out how to receive a free replacement.

Shower Rug Recall

Recalled shower rug

TriStar Products has recalled more than 1.4 million of its AquaRug shower rugs, which have been found to pose a fall hazard to users. The four suction cups on the rugs’ undersides can fail to prevent slipping. The company has received 60 reports of consumers falling in the shower or bathtub, including 30 reports that included injuries such as bruises, cuts, and fractured or broken bones.

If you purchased one of these rugs — sold at Bed Bath and Beyond, Dollar General and other retailers, — click here for instructions on how to dispose of the rugs and to obtain a free replacement.

Blender Recall

Blender recall

Ninja has recalled more than 1.1 million of its blenders, which have been found to pose a laceration risk.

The company will provide new warnings and instructions for the recalled models.

Click here for the full recall.Click here for the full recall.