The week’s recalls…
Fisher-Price Little People Play ‘n Go Campsite
Hazard: The plastic Sonya Lee figure in the play set can break at the waist, exposing small parts that pose a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of the Sonya Lee figure breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves the Little People Play ‘n Go Campsite. The seven-piece plastic play set includes Sonya Lee, a tent and other accessories. Product number R6935 is printed on the toy’s packaging. The name Sonya Lee is printed on the underside of the figure. Only Sonya Lee figures that bend at the waist, have a green sweater and purple camera around the neck are included in this recall. No other Sonya Lee figure is affected. The remaining pieces of the Little People Play ‘n Go Campsite are not affected.
What to do: Consumers should immediately take the Campsite’s Sonya Lee figure away from children and contact Fisher-Price to arrange for the figure’s return in exchange for a free replacement figure.
Consumer Contact: Contact Fisher-Price at (800) 432-5437 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.service.mattel.com
Pottery Barn Kids Madeline Bunk Beds
Hazard: The end structure of the bunk bed can pose an entrapment hazard to young children, a violation of the Safety Standard for Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Beds, 16 C.F.R. Part 1513. Children can get their necks caught in the opening between the post and the decorative molding.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported, and only about 400 units have been sold.
Description: This recall involves Madeline bunk beds. The bed is white and is made of wood and medium-density fiberboard. It has guardrails on either side of the top bunk and a ladder that attaches to the side of the beds.
Where you bought it: Pottery Barn Kids stores, catalog and www.potterybarnkids.com from July 2009 to March 2010 for $1,400
What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the bed and contact Pottery Barn Kids to schedule installation of a free repair kit. You can contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (888) 779-8692 between 7 a.m. and midnight PT seven days a week or visit the company’s website at www.potterybarnkids.com.
Reannouncement: Goldstar and Comfort-Aire Dehumidifier Recall
This one is a reannouncement of a recall originally released in December 2009. More reports of fires and low response from consumers prompted federal officials to re-recall the dehumidifiers.
Hazard: The power connector for the dehumidifier’s compressor can short circuit, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: LG has received four additional reports of fires involving the recalled dehumidifiers, including one that resulted in significant damage to a home.
Description: This recall involves 30-pint portable dehumidifiers sold under the brand names in the chart below. The dehumidifiers are white with a red shut-off button, controls for fan speed and humidity control and a front-loading water bucket. “Goldstar” or “Comfort-Aire” is printed on the front. The model and serial numbers are printed on the interior of the dehumidifiers and can be viewed after the water bucket is removed.
Affected models:Goldstar GHD30Y7 (sold at Home Depot), Goldstar DH305Y7 (sold at Walmart), Comfort-Aire BHD-301-C (sold at Heat Controller Inc.)
Where you bought it: Home Depot, Walmart and Heat Controller Inc. nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $140 and $150.
What to do: Stop using the product immediately and contact LG to return it to an authorized LG service center for a free repair. You can contact LG toll-free at (877) 220-0479 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Saturday for the location of an authorized LG service center for the repair, or visit the firm’s website atwww.30pintdehumidifierrecall.com