Water heaters with an unstable connection that could lead to the release of carbon monoxide, canopy beds made for kids that may come apart, and glass-top dining tables with a weak wooden base are among the consumer products recalled this week.
Here’s a look at the products that could pose safety risks:
TANKLESS WATER HEATERS
DETAILS: Navien Instantaneous or Tankless Water Heaters imported by Navien America Inc. of Irvine, Calif., and manufactured by Kyung Dong Navien Co. Ltd., South Korea; sold at wholesale distributors to in-home installers nationwide from February 2008 through March 2009.
WHY: An unstable connection can cause the water heater’s vent collar to separate or detach if pressure is applied, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 13,000.
FOR MORE: Call 800-244-8202; visit http://www.navienamerica.com .
POTTERY BARN MADELINE BED CANOPIES
DETAILS: Bed canopies imported Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.; sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, online at potterybarnkids.com and through Pottery Barn Kids catalogs from December 2003 until August 2011. The bed canopies were manufactured in Vietnam.
WHY: The connections of the posts to the top rails of the canopy can come apart and allow components of the canopy to fall, posing an impact hazard.
INCIDENTS: The company has received 33 reports of components of the canopy falling, including one report of a cut that required stitches and nine other reports of minor cuts, bruises and/or bumps.
HOW MANY: About 7,700 in the U.S. and 230 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call 855-662-4114; visit www.potterybarnkids.com .
DOVER DINING TABLES
DETAILS: Glass-top dining tables imported by West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco; sold by West Elm retail and online stores nationwide from July 2011 through October 2011 for about $500. The label “SKU: 2188233” is printed on a white label on the underside of the long, center beam.
WHY: The wooden base of the table can collapse, causing the glass table top to fall.
INCIDENTS: 14 reports of tables collapsing or breaking, including one report of a bruise to a consumer’s leg.
HOW MANY: About 830 in the U.S. and about 10 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call 1-855-369-4335; visit www.westelm.com .