Products & foods are frequently recalled for a variety of reasons. It could be that injuries or illnesses have been reported by consumers, or that the United States government has found a defect or some misrepresentation on the part of the manufacturer.
Whatever the reason, the company has to make it right with consumers. Sometimes they will send a replacement, while other times they’ll refund your money.
Because we are bombarded in our busy lives with so much news and information every day, an important recall can be easy to miss.
To help you keep your family safe, I’ve put together this list of current recalls from Recalls.gov. If you have any question about whether or not a product you own is affected, contact the company directly for clarification.
Skip Hop High Chairs – The front legs on the high chair can detach. Stop using them immediately and contact Skip Hop toll-free at 888-282-4674 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.skiphop.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.
Lithium-ion batteries for HP notebook computers and mobile workstations – The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Contact HP toll-free at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018.
Ultra Lounge bean bag chair covers – The zippers on the bean bag chair covers can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, become entrapped, suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.Contact Comfort Research toll-free at 844-578-8933 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.comfortresearch.com and click on the Safety Recall Notices link for more information.
Western Gas Propane – The recalled propane may not contain sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers to a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire, explosion and thermal burn hazards. Contact Western Gas toll-free at 833-444-1451 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at email@example.com or online at www.propaneawareness.com.
The Land of Nod Nook toddler beds – The headboard can disconnect from the bed frame and fall onto the bed, posing an entrapment hazard to children. Contact The Land of Nod at 800-933-9904 from 8:30 a. m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at.landofnod.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles – The brake cable housing was not secured properly during manufacturing, which can cause brake failure, posing a crash hazard to the rider. Contact Rocky Mountain at 866-522-2803 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.bikes.com and click on Safety/Recall.
Children’s Pajama Sets by Wohali sold at Bass Pro Shops – The children’s pajama sets fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Contact Wohali toll-free at 833-282-0442 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or by email email@example.com .
Squatty Potty children’s toilet step stools – The top removable step on the recalled children’s toilet step stools can detach while a child is standing on it, posing injury and fall hazards.Contact Squatty Potty toll-free at 855-628-1099 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.squattypotty.com and hover over the “More” tab and then click “Press” for more information.
Dream On Me crib and toddler bed mattresses – The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard. Contact Dream On Me toll-free at 877-201-4317 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.dreamonme.com and click on “Customer Care” for more information.
Toys“R”Us clay craft kits – Mold can be present in the clay, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.Contact Toys“R”Us at 800-869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.toysrus.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
For more information and to check even more types of recalls, visit USA.gov/recalls.