Recall Sunday: Kids’ toys, beer mugs, exercise machines and more

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the following recalls over this past week:

Lamaze Munching Max chipmunk stuffed toys

Hazard: Parts inside the toy can break creating a sharp point that can penetrate the surface of the toy, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Recall date: July 13, 2017

Description: This recall involves Lamaze Munching Max chipmunk stuffed toys with item number L27578. “Tomy,” “Lamaze” and the item number are printed on a sewn-in fabric label near the tail of the toy. The stuffed toy is multi-colored with a white clip on the head of the chipmunk. When the clip is pulled, the chipmunk toy vibrates and simulates eating the cloth nut attached to its arm.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact TOMY International to receive a free replacement toy and a TOMY online store coupon.

Incidents/Injuries: TOMY International has received one report of a minor laceration injury to a child’s hand.

Sold At: Babies R Us, Toy R Us and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from May 2016 through July 2017 for about $16.

Importer(s): TOMY International Inc., of Oak Brook, Ill.

Manufactured In: China

TJX Glass beer mugs

Hazard: The glass beer mug can break if heated or used with hot liquid, posing burn and laceration hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Recall date: July 13, 2017

Description: This recall involves 16.9 ounce (500 ml) glass beer mugs. The mugs have a label attached to the side of the mug that reads: “Handmade in Poland.” A second label on the bottom of the mug has the HomeGoods style number 069386.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop heating or using the recalled glass beer mugs with hot liquid and return them to the nearest HomeGoods store for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported in the U.S. HomeGoods has received two reports of the glass beer mugs breaking in Canada when heated or used with hot liquids, including one report of a burn injury to a consumer’s abdomen.

Sold Exclusively At: HomeGoods stores nationwide from May 2017 through June 2017 for about $4.

Importer(s): The TJX Companies, Inc. of Framingham, Mass.

Manufactured In: Poland

Superpedestrian Electric bicycle conversion Copenhagen wheels

Hazard: The rear axle can fail, posing fall and crash hazards to riders.

Remedy: Replace

Recall date: July 11, 2017

Description: This recall involves the Copenhagen Wheel electric bicycle conversion wheels with serial numbers 01031708600020000000 through 01031710400250000000 for multi-speed wheels and 02031708600020000000 through 02031710400250000000 for single speed wheels. The Copenhagen wheel converts a standard bicycle into an electric bike. It is compatible with 26 inches and 700c (about 28 inches) wheel sizes. All components are housed inside the wheels red hub. The Superpedestrian logo appears in white on the hub. The serial number can be found on the wheel’s user interface panel just above the axle.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric bicycle conversion wheel and contact Superpedestrian to receive a free replacement electric bicycle conversion wheel, including shipping.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold Exclusively At: Superpedestrian.com from March 2017 through April 2017 for about $1,500.

Manufacturer(s): Superpedestrian Inc., of Cambridge, Mass.

Manufactured In: United States

Retailer: Superpedestrian Inc., of Cambridge, Mass.

Core Health & Fitness Exercise machines

Hazard: The height adjusting carriage assembly can loosen and fall on the consumer, posing an impact hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: July 12, 2017

Description: This recall involves five styles of Inspiration® Cable Cross Over and Dual Adjustable Pulley machines installed primarily in fitness centers and gyms. The units are stainless steel adjustable pulleys with single hand adjustment designs and high-low cable positioning components. “Inspiration” is printed on each Dual Adjustable Pulley model, and “Star Trac” or “Nautilus” is printed on the Cable Cross Over models.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled exercise machines and contact Core Health & Fitness to schedule a free onsite repair. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 48 reports of the height-adjusting carriage assemblies loosening and falling, resulting in 31 reports of injuries, including cuts requiring staples or stitches.

Manufacturer(s): Core Health & Fitness and Land America Health and Fitness, of Vancouver, Wash.

Importer(s): Core Health & Fitness, of Vancouver, Wash.

Manufactured In: China and United States

Sold by: Core distributors nationwide from November 2010 through April 2017, and by Unisen distributors from 2001 to 2010 for between $2,700 and $8,400.

TriggerTech Crossbow triggers (Carbide Triggers)

Hazard: Rollers on the triggers can crack causing the weapon to discharge without trigger activation, posing an injury hazard to the user or bystander.

Remedy: Replace

Recall date: July 12, 2017

Description: This recall involves TriggerTech carbide triggers, including the Rem 700 Carbide Triggers, the AR15 Carbide Triggers, and the Excalibur, Mission, Killer Instinct, and Parker Crossbow Triggers. The various carbide triggers used in crossbows can be identified by the model number and corresponding serial number or date code. The serial number/date code can be found on the side of the Rem 700 and AR15 triggers, and on the bottom of the Killer Instinct, Excalibur, Mission, and Parker triggers. The recalled products all have carbide rollers.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled triggers and contact the firm for a free replacement trigger with stainless steel rollers. TriggerTech will offer a full refund instead of the replacement trigger if the recalled item has been discontinued.

Incidents/Injuries: TriggerTech has received 16 reports of broken carbide rollers, one incident involving weapon discharge without trigger activation. No reports of injuries.

Sold At: CanadaAmmo ,Wyvern Creations and other stores nationwide and online at www.triggertech.com from June 2015 to August 2016 for between $120 and$ 190.

Manufacturer(s): TriggerTech, of Mississauga, Canada

Manufactured In: Canada

YSN Imports Refillable propane cylinders

Hazard: The refillable propane cylinders can leak propane gas, posing fire and explosion hazards.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Recall date: July 13, 2017

Description: This recall involves Flame King, Little Kamper and U-Haul refillable propane cylinders used with outdoor appliances. The serial numbers are printed on the foot ring of the cylinder. The brand logo and size is printed on the front of the cylinder.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled propane cylinders and contact YSN Imports for a full refund or replacement propane cylinder.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of the connecting valve starting to unscrew from the cylinder. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At: Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Kamps, Propane Depot, U-Haul and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from November 2013 through September 2016 for between $10 and $15.

Importer(s): YSN Imports Inc., DBA Flame King, of Gardena, Calif.

Distributor(s): YSN Imports Inc., DBA Flame King, of Gardena, Calif.

Manufactured In: Thailand

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