Recalls this week: dry erase boards, sweaters, mattresses
More than 3 million magnetic and dry erase boards are being recalled because of metal edges that have already caused several hand and cuts. Other recalled consumer products include mattresses that don't meet safety standards and tablet computers with overheating batteries.
Here's a more detailed look:
MAGNETIC AND DRY ERASE BOARDS
DETAILS: Quartet Magnetic and Dry Erase Boards sold between January 2005 and December 2013. The boards were sold in eight sizes, including 5 1/2 x 14, 8 1/2 x 11, 11 1/2 x 11 1/2, 11 x 17, 12 x 12, 14 x14, 17 x 17 and 17 x 23. They were sold at Ace Hardware, Fred Meyer, Menards, Office Depot and other stores nationwide.
WHY: Sharp metal edges on the back of the boards can become exposed while removing mounted boards, causing a risk for cuts.
INCIDENTS: Seven reports of hand, finger and foot cuts, including four that required stitches.
HOW MANY: About 3.3 million.
FOR MORE: Call ACCO Brands at 800-611-6654 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit http://www.Quartet.com and click the link "Important Safety Information - Wall Mounted Dry Erase Boards" for more information.
DETAILS: Animal-themed, hooded children's sweaters made by Kyber Outerwear and sold from January 2010 through December 2013.
WHY: The sweaters have a drawstring around the neck area that poses a strangulation hazard to children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 3,100.
FOR MORE: Call Kyber collect at 613-724-2579 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to kyberouterwear(at)gmail.com, or visit http://www.kyberouterwear.com and click on the link in the "Our Latest News" box in the bottom, left-hand corner of the homepage for more information.
UMPIRE AND CATCHER FACE MASKS
DETAILS: Diamond Sports umpire and catcher face masks with harnesses. The masks and harnesses are black and "Diamond" is printed in white on the harness. The face masks have lot number D-0143, D-0842, D-1041, D-1142, D-0152 or D-0451. Lot numbers can be found on a sticker on an inside metal bar in the face mask. Only faces mask harnesses that do not have box stitching, a reinforced "X" stitching inside a box, located on the harness straps are included in this recall. They were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide from February 2014 through May 2015.
WHY: Stitching on the face mask's harness can fail causing the mask to loosen or come off, posing a risk of impact injury.
INCIDENTS: 36 reports of the stitching failing on the harnesses. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 10,000.
FOR MORE: Call Diamond Sports at 888-558-2250 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, send email to red(at)diamond-sports.com, or visit http://www.diamond-sports.com and click on Recall Information for more information.
OFF-HIGHWAY UTILITY VEHICLES
DETAILS: Model year 2014 and 2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX. The recalled vehicles include vehicle identification numbers from 303194 through 305166. The VIN is located on the rear frame tube under the rear of the box. "Arctic Cat" is printed on each side of the hood. Also 500 is printed on each side on the front fenders, HDX on each side of the rear cargo box, and "Arctic Cat" on the cargo box tail gate. They were sold by Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from August 2013 to July 2015.
WHY: Fuel can leak from the fuel fitting at the throttle body, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,700.
FOR MORE: Call Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit at http://www.arcticcat.com and click on Customer Care, then Product Recall and List of Safety Bulletins for more information.
DETAILS: Jenn-Air Single, Double Wall Ovens and Combination Microwave/Wall Ovens. The Jenn-Air logo is affixed to the lower right corner of the oven door and ovens included in the recall have models numbers that begin with JJW2, JJW3 JMW2 or JMW3 and a serial number beginning with a D or F. A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is on the firm's website at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com . Model and serial numbers for single and double ovens are located under the control panel, and for combination ovens, the model and serial number are located near the center vent of the lower oven. The ovens were sold at Sears, Pacific Sales and other stores nationwide, and by wholesalers, including Ferguson Enterprises, and homebuilders from March 2012 through June 2015.
WHY: The extendable roller rack can unexpectedly disengage when fully extended, posing a risk of burns to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Eight reports of incidents, including one report of second degree burn injuries to the arm and back.
HOW MANY: About 33,000 in the U.S. and 8,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Whirlpool Corp. at 877-929-2029 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday or visit http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com and click on Product Recall for more information.
DETAILS: All models and sizes of Nipponflex Smart Care, Smart Care split, Smart Flex and Smart Flex split mattresses. The mattresses are white in color and have an electric massage function controlled by a remote. The split mattresses consist of two single mattresses side by side to form a queen or king size mattress. "Nipponflex" and "SMART FLEX" or "SMART CARE" are printed on the label on a side of the mattress. They were sold by independent distributors via in-home sales in Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Utah and Virginia from April 2014 through February 2015.
WHY: The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 400.
FOR MORE: Call Nipponflex at 844-226-0366 any time, send email to mattressrecall(at)nipponflexusa.com, or visit http://www.nipponflexusa.com and click on "Recall Information" for more information.
DETAILS: Stork Craft foam crib and crib/toddler mattresses with model numbers 06710-100 and 06710-200 and a date of manufacture between August 2014 and January 2015. The model number, date of manufacture and "Stork Craft Manufacturing (USA) Inc." are printed on white federal label attached to the white mattress cover. The mattresses' box has a Graco logo. They were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, EChannel.com, ToysRUs.com, Walmart.com and Wayfair.com from August 2014 through April 2015.
WHY: The crib mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal mattress flammability standard for open flames, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 18,500.
FOR MORE: Call Stork Craft at 800-274-0277 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT, send email to parts(at)storkcraft.com, or visit http://storkcraftdirect.com and click on Product Recall near the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: NVIDIA SHIELD tablet computers with model numbers P1761, P1761W and P1761WX and serial numbers 0410215901781 through 0425214604018. The model and serial numbers are etched on the left side edge of the tablets. The SHIELD logo is on the back of the tablets. They were sold at GameStop stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, GameStop.com, NewEgg.com, TigerDirect.com and other websites from July 2014 through July 2015.
WHY: The lithium-ion battery in the tablets can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of batteries overheating due to thermal runaway, including two reports of damage to flooring.
HOW MANY: About 83,000 in the U.S and 5,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call NVIDIA at 888-943-4196 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit http://www.nvidia.com and click on "NVIDIA Tablet Recall Program" at the bottom center of the page in green letters.