Consumers risk getting cut from falling or simply using any of numerous products recalled this week: plastic racing trikes, knife sets, glass bowls, chin straps and wardrobe mirror doors.
Some injuries have been reported from the items, none of them serious.
Here’s a rundown of the details:
DETAILS: Disney Fairies plastic racing trikes manufactured in China for Kiddieland Toys Limited, of Scituate, Mass.; sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from July 2009 through December 2009.
WHY: The plastic fairy figures protrude from the top of the handlebar, posing a laceration hazard if a child falls on it.
INCIDENTS: CPSC and Kiddieland have received one report of a 3-year-old girl from Ohio who suffered a facial laceration near her right eye.
HOW MANY: About 12,000 (9,000 Disney Princess Trikes were recalled in April 2011).
FOR MORE: Call 800-430-5307; visit www.kiddieland.com.hk .
DETAILS: Winchester hunting knife sets manufactured in China and imported by Gerber Legendary Blades, of Portland, Ore.; sold at sporting goods stores nationwide from July through September 2011. The knife sets have a single handle with a lock release button and four interchangeable blades. “Winchester” is printed in red on the knife set’s handle and is etched onto the side of each of the four blades.
WHY: The latching mechanism for the knife’s interchangeable blades can unexpectedly fail and release the blade, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 13,000.
FOR MORE: Call 877-314-9130; visit www.gerbergear.com .
DETAILS: Fantasy glass bowls manufactured in China and imported by Libbey Glass Inc., of Toledo, Ohio; sold at Libbey Outlet stores, Home Outfitters and to commercial customers for use in food service establishments nationwide from August 2010 through September 2011.
WHY: The glass bowl can break when subjected to sudden temperature changes or impact, posing a laceration hazard.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received one report of a glass bowl breaking while being washed in a commercial dishwasher. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 16,600 in the United States and 2,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call 800-982-7063; visit www.libbey.com .
DETAILS: UA Defender Chin Straps manufactured in China and imported by JR286, Inc., of Redondo Beach, Calif. and sold by Under Armour, Inc., of Baltimore; sold at sporting goods stores and Under Armour nationwide from January 2008 through September 2011.
WHY: The metal snap that connects the chin strap to the helmet has sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard when the user’s metal snap comes into contact with another player.
INCIDENTS: Under Armour has received six reports of injuries that required stitches.
HOW MANY: About 541,000.
FOR MORE: Call 888-823-0343; visit www.underarmour.com .
WARDROBE MIRROR DOORS
DETAILS: PAX AURLAND wardrobe mirror doors manufactured in Sweden and imported by IKEA North America Service, of Conshohocken, Pa.; sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide from October 2010 through September 2011.
WHY: The mirror glass can detach unexpectedly from the wardrobe door, fall and shatter.
INCIDENTS: IKEA has received reports of 14 incidents, including one minor injury.
HOW MANY: About 1,700 in the United States and 500 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call 888-966-4532; visit www.ikea-usa.com .
DETAILS: Drop-side cribs manufactured in China and imported by Dutailier Group Inc. of Quebec, Canada; sold at baby specialty and children’s products stores from January 2009 through February 2010.
WHY: The slats on the drop side can detach from the top and bottom rails, creating a space between the slats, posing a strangulation and/or suffocation hazard if a child’s body becomes entrapped in the space. It also can cause a falling hazard.
INCIDENTS: 16 reports of slats becoming detached. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 440 cribs.
FOR MORE: Call 800-363-9817.
MAGNETIC SKETCH BOARDS
DETAILS: Toulouse-LapTrec magnetic sketch boards imported by Battat Inc., of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and manufactured by Rainbow Force Plastic Products, of China; sold at Target and Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and by various online retailers from March 2010 to March 2011.
WHY: The magnetic tip of the drawing pen affixed to the front of the sketch board can dislodge from the pen, posing a choking hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: Battat has received 19 reports of the magnetic tip separating from the pen. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 95,000 in the United States and 4,300 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call 866-665-5524; visit www.battatco.com .
WIND TECH JACKETS
DETAILS: Cub Scout Wind Tech jackets made in China and imported by Boy Scouts of America, of Charlotte, N.C.; sold at Boy Scouts of America retail outlets nationwide and online from November 2009 through July 2011.
WHY: The jackets have retractable cords with toggles at the hood/neck area and at the waist, which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 5,400.
FOR MORE: Call 855-873-2408; visit www.scoutstuff.org .