A line of children's eating utensils that can pose a choking hazard to infants, along with infant carriers that can fail, are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include jackets, Christmas trees, and chargers.
Here's a more detailed look:
CHILDREN'S EATING UTENSILS
DETAILS: Edoche's Cubetensils sets of children's eating utensils. Each set consists of a spoon and a matching fork with stainless steel heads and plastic handles. The handle has three segments that rotate to create design combinations and the sets were sold in seven different models/designs: alphabet, moon and stars, nature, princess, rockets, trucks and veggies. They come in a brown cardboard box with a clear viewing window in the front. "Edoche" is printed on the bottom of the utensils and "Stainless Steel China" is embossed on the metal heads. The phrase "Not for children under 3" appears on the back of the product's packaging. They were sold from May 2012 through November 2013.
WHY: The utensil's handle can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.
INCIDENTS: One report of the utensil's handle detaching and a baby putting it in his/her mouth. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,100 sets.
FOR MORE: Call Edoche at 774-295-0170 or visit www.edoche.com then click on About Us at the top of the page for more information. Customers can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DETAILS: Playtex Hip Hammock infant carriers designed to strap the baby against the caregiver's body at the hip. It is made of a soft, quilted fabric and intended for babies that are from 15 to 35 pounds. The child seat is attached with straps that wrap around the carrier's hips and shoulder. "Playtex Hip Hammock" is printed on a label sewn into the front of the carrier. All model numbers are being recalled. Model numbers 05300, 05301, 05302, 05306, 05307 and 05308 are sewn into the inside panel below the instructions for use. They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Walmart, juvenile product, baby and discount stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from June 2004 through December 2008 and January 2010 in Canada.
WHY: The buckles on the waist and shoulder straps can crack or break, posing a fall hazard to the child.
INCIDENTS: 87 reports of the buckles cracking or breaking, including two reports of injuries, where one infant required emergency room treatment.
HOW MANY: About 305,000 and 36,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Playtex at 800-522-8230 or visit www.playtexproducts.com and click on Recall for more information.
DETAILS: Twinkling Pine pre-lit artificial Christmas trees sold under the Enchanted Forrest brand. The recalled model number 287-1261 and UPC code 741895425478 are printed on the retail box and on a red tag attached to a tree branch. They were sold at Menards stores nationwide and online at www.menards.com from September 2013 through November 2013.
WHY: The electrical components of the tree's light strings can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of the tree's light strings overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,800.
FOR MORE: Call Seasonal Specialties at 800-353-3116 or visit www.seasonalspecialties.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Wahl Total Care products used to clean and lubricate hair clippers, trimmers and shavers. The product was sold in six ounce aerosol cans. The white label on the can reads "Wahl Total Care" and "Clipper, Trimmer, Shaver." Model number 03772 is printed on the back of the can. They were sold from June 2009 to October 2013.
WHY: Vapors from the propellant in the product can ignite upon contact with hair clippers, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of incidents of the product igniting, including one report of minor burns
HOW MANY: About 720,000.
FOR MORE: Call Wahl at 800-767-9245 or visit www.wahl.com and click on Recall for more information.
DETAILS: Yoki girl's faux leather jackets with a zipper front closure and bearing a Yoki Girls label at the neck. They were sold in girl's sizes 7 through 16. The jacket comes in black or charcoal, with drawstrings through the neck area. The coats have snap button pockets on each side and a zippered pocket on the top left chest area. Both the black and charcoal jackets have a grey hood. Style number JK2503G is on the product care label located on the lower left inside seam. They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide January 2012 through August 2013.
WHY: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported
HOW MANY: About 758.
FOR MORE: Call Mirage Fashion at 855-221-5888 or send email to Recalls@yokisport.com for additional recall information.
DETAILS: HP Chromebook 11 power supply/chargers. The model number of the charger is MU15-N1052-A00S and is stamped on the face of the battery charger that has the outlet pins. They were sold October 2013 through November 2013 and included with the Chromebook 11.
WHY: The computer's charger can overheat and melt, posing fire and burn hazards.