Recalls this week: Children's lamps, jackets

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm •  Published: May 2, 2014
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IKEA is expanding its recall of children's lamps to include more than 30 million worldwide because they pose a strangulation hazard to babies. Other consumer products being recalled this week include portable chargers that can overheat and dehumidifiers that can short-circuit.

Here's a more detailed look:

LAMPS

DETAILS: IKEA children's wall-mounted lamps sold in various style names, shapes and colors from May 1984 to April 2014. The lamps have a cord, about 7 to 8 feet long with either a switch on the cord or a switch located on the lamp. The following lamp styles are included in the expanded recall: BILEN, FLABB, KUSLIG, LJUSNING, MINNEN, MINNEN FACKLA, MYS HJÄRTLIG, MYS KANIN, MYS MÅNE, MYS RIVIG, PIFFIG, SEGLATS, SKOJIG, SMILA BAGGE, SMILA BLOMMA, SMILA HJÄRTA, SMILA MÅNE, SMILA SNÄCKA, SMILA STJÄRNA, SMILA SJÖHÄST, SMULTRON GRODA, SMYG, SNOIG, STOJA, SUSSA, TASSA, and TASSA NATT. Additional descriptions for the style names can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/IKEA-Reannounces-and-Expands-Recall-of-Childrens-Wall-Mounted-Lamps/

WHY: Children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the children's wall-mounted lamps, posing a strangulation hazard.

INCIDENTS: A 15-month-old baby became entangled in the TASSA NATT lamp's cord and nearly strangled. This incident, and the death of a 16-month-old baby who died after getting entangled in the SMILA lamp's cord, were reported in the previous recall. In both incidents, which occurred in Europe, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infants.

HOW MANY: About 3.5 million in the U.S., 1.4 million in Canada, And 30.2 million worldwide. This new recall includes IKEA children's lamps in the firm's previous recall in December 2013 and expands the number and types of lamps.

FOR MORE: Call IKEA at 888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.

USB PORTABLE CHARGERS

DETAILS: Vibe USB Mobile Power Bar, also known as portable USB power supply or portable chargers. The power bars were sold in black, white, blue, green, pink and purple. "Power Bank" is embossed on the face of the device. "Vibe" and "Power Bar" are printed on the front of the black packaging along with an image of the device in one of the six colors. Model number FB-Bar is printed below the UPC code on the bottom of the packaging. They were sold at Five Below stores nationwide from January 2014 to March 2014.

WHY: The power bar can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Six reports of incidents involving melted parts, smoking, leaking batteries and fire resulting in reports of bursting power bars and minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 99,000

FOR MORE: Call DGL Group at 888-456-4251 or visit www.dglusa.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.

DEHUMIDIFIERS

DETAILS: 30-pint portable GE brand dehumidifiers. "GE" and digital controls are located on top of the dehumidifier. Model, serial and manufacture dates are located on a label on the back of the dehumidifier. The recall includes model number ADKW30LN with serial numbers that begin with AT1, DT1, FT1 or GT1. They were sold at Walmart stores nationwide from March 2010 to December 2010.

WHY: A component in the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: One report of a fire contained within the dehumidifier unit. No other property damage or injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 15,500.

FOR MORE: Call Midea at 855-861-2799 or visit www.midea.com/us/ and click on Product Recall Info at the bottom of the page under the Support heading.

CHILDREN'S JACKETS

DETAILS: FXR Factory Racing Children's jackets and hoodies. This recall involves 11 styles of FXR child/youth outerwear jackets and hoodies for both boys and girls. They come in sizes 2 through 12. The styles include 9 Child Blizzard Jacket, Child Chase Softshell Hoodie, Child Phase Softshell Hoodie, Youth Chase Softshell Hoodie, Youth Drift Hoodie, Youth Fracture Hoodie, Youth Phantasy Hoodie, Youth Phase Softshell Hoodie, Youth Sophia Hoodie, Y Highland Softshell Hoodie, Y Peak Softshell Jacket. The name of the recalled product is located on the content care label which is sewn into the neck area of the garment. They were sold at U.S. Snowmobile Dealers and on the firm's website www.fxrracing.com between August 2008 and January 2014.

WHY: Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 420 in the U.S. and 34,357 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call FXR Factory Racing at 877-999-9798 or visit www.fxrracing.com and click on the Recalls link located at the bottom of the page for more information.

OFF-ROAD MOTORCYCLES

DETAILS: Model year 2014 KLX110 and KLX110L off-road motorcycles. The motorcycles have a 110 cubic centimeter engine, a green fuel tank, shroud cover and fenders, a black seat and white side covers. "Kawasaki" is on both sides of the shroud cover. Model numbers are on both side covers directly beneath the seat. KLX110 models have an automatic clutch, a shift pedal and no clutch lever on the handlebars. KLX110L models have a manual clutch, a shift pedal and a clutch lever on the handlebars. The emission label located below the handlebar and behind the number plate on the steering head states that it is a 2014 model. They were sold at Kawasaki authorized dealers nationwide from July 2013 through March 2014.

WHY: The camshaft sprocket bolts can loosen and come off causing the engine to lock and stop the vehicle, posing a crash hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 611.

FOR MORE: Call Kawasaki at 866-802-9381 or visit at www.kawasaki.com and click on Recall/Safety Info at the bottom of the page.

THERMOSTATS

DETAILS: This recall involves four models of White-Rodgers digital thermostats. The thermostats are white with blue lighted screens and have one of the following names printed on the front of them: "COMFORTSENTRY," ''DICO," ''Emerson," ''Frigidaire," ''Maytag," ''Nutone," ''Partners Choice," ''Rheem," ''Ruud," ''Unico," ''Water Furnace," ''Westinghouse," ''White-Rodgers" or "Zonefirst." The thermostats have a battery door on the top left corner. There are three or four buttons to the right and also below the thermostat screen. Recalled thermostats do not show a battery icon on the left side of the blue lighted screen. They were sold at heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment manufacturers and distributors and at hardware retailers nationwide from January 2006 through December 2013.