Recalls this week: Stepstools, strollers

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 14, 2012 at 4:07 pm •  Published: December 14, 2012
Advertisement
;

Stepstools and stepladders that can break from under their users and strollers that can collapse while in use are among this week's recalled products. Others include mattresses that fail to meet fire hazard standards.

Here's a more detailed look:

STEPLADDER/STEPSTOOLS

DETAILS: Stepladder and Stepstools Combination imported by Wing Enterprises Inc. of Springville, Utah, and made by Suzhou Zhongchuang Aluminum Products Co. Ltd. of China. They were sold exclusively at Home Depot and online at Homedepot.com from August to October in 2012. The words "Switch-it by Little Giant" appear on the front of the top platform.

WHY: When extended, the inner side rails can separate from the outer side rails, posing a risk of falling and injury for the user.

INCIDENTS: Nine reports of the ladder becoming unstable, causing the user to fall and sustain injuries ranging from scrapes and contusions to a fractured collar bone.

HOW MANY: About 20,000.

FOR MORE: Call Wing Enterprises at 855-595-3378 or visit http://littlegiantladders.com

STROLLERS

DETAILS: Baby Jogger City Versa strollers made by Baby Jogger LLC of Richmond, Va. They were sold from July through October in 2012. The strollers have charcoal-colored metal frames with black, silver, red or green fabric stroller seats and canopies. The date of manufacture is printed on the stroller's black plastic side hinge below "Baby Jogger" and "City Versa." ''City Versa" is also printed on the stroller's fabric in the child's leg area.

WHY: The stroller frame can fail to lock in place and collapse while in use, posing a risk of injury to children in the stroller.

INCIDENTS: Six reports of incidents with the stroller's frame failing to lock. No injuries reported.

HOW MANY: About 8,400 in the United States and 2,200 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Baby Jogger at 877-506-2213 or visit http://www.babyjogger.com/recall.aspx

COLLECTABLE CERAMICS

DETAILS: Shelly's Diner Collectible Ceramics distributed by Enesco LLC of Itasca, Ill. They were sold from July through September in 2012. The product is part of the Department 56 Original Snow Village collection of lighted buildings and comes with a traditional power cord that lights the interior and a separate power adapter that lights the exterior. The collectible is a ceramic building shaped like a diner.

WHY: The diner-shaped ceramic's power adapter can overheat and melt its plastic housing, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of power adapters partially melting due to overheating. No injuries or property damage were reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,600.

FOR MORE: Call Enesco at 800-436-3726 or visit http://www.department56.com/recall

MATTRESSESS

DETAILS: Classic by Easy-Rest Foam Core Mattresses imported by Easy-Rest Inc. of Portland, Ore. They were sold from September 2011 through September 2012. The Easy-Rest "Classic" model mattresses were sold in twin and in full sizes. Some mattresses were also sold with a foundation. The mattresses have a red, zippered fabric cover over a 5-inch foam core. "Classic 5," the model number and the date of manufacture are printed on the federal label attached to the mattress. The lot number is printed at the bottom of the state label attached to the mattress. "Easy-Rest Inc." is printed on both tags.

WHY: The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Continue reading this story on the...