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Recalls this week: Highchairs, off-highway vehicles

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About 35,000 highchairs are being recalled this week because nearly a dozen children have suffered injuries after removing the tray and falling. Other recalled consumer products include off-highway vehicles with a fuel tank defect.

Here's a more detailed look:


DETAILS: Safety 1st Wood Decor highchairs in three models: HC144BZF (Casablanca), HC229CZF (Gentle Lace) and HC229CYG (Black Lace). The model numbers are printed under the highchair seat. "Safety 1st" is printed on the front center of the tray. They were sold at Babies R US and Toys R Us retail stores nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com, www.BabiesRUs.com, www.ToysRUs.com and www.Walmart.com and other online retailers from May 2013 through May 2015.

WHY: A child can remove the highchair's tray, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: Sixty-eight reports of children removing the trays including 11 reports of injuries such as lacerations, chipped teeth and bruises.

HOW MANY: About 35,000.

FOR MORE: Call Safety 1st at 877-717-7823 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to decorwoodhighchair@djgusa.com or visitt www.safety1st.com and click on "Safety Notices" at the top of the page for more information.


DETAILS: The blinds have a spring-loaded steel frame and a camouflage-colored heavy-duty 150-denier nylon shell with a full-side zipper door, three large full-zip windows and four porthole-style windows with shoot-through mesh. The Guide Gear Ground Pop-up Blinds measure 60" x 60" x 66" fully assembled and weigh 20 lbs. They were sold at The Sportsmans Guide outlet stores and online at www.sportsmansguide.com from January 2013 through July 2015.

WHY: Blinds are not made of flame-resistant materials, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 17,000.

FOR MORE: Call Sportsmans Guide at 800-888-5222 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.sportsmansguide.com and click on Product Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.


DETAILS: Several model year 2015 Polaris RZR recreational off-highway vehicles sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from July 2014 through August 2015. They include the RZR 900, RZR S 900, RZR 900 XC, RZR 4 900, RZR XP 1000 and RZR XP4 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles. Vehicle identification numbers for the recalled vehicles can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2016/Polaris-Recalls-RZR-Recreational-Off-Highway-Vehicles/

WHY: The vehicles' fuel tank vent line can be misrouted, causing it to become pinched. This can cause the fuel tank to pressurize and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Four reports of RZR 900s with fuel leaks and two reports of the vehicles catching on fire, one of which included a minor burn injury to a consumer. The company received 25 reports of RZR 1000s with fuel leaks. No injuries reported for RZR 1000s.

HOW MANY: About 53,000.

FOR MORE: Call Polaris at 888-704-5290 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.polaris.com and click on Product Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.


DETAILS: Model years 2015 and 2016 Youth Model Can-Am TMDS 90TM and DS 90TMX ATVs. The recalled vehicles have an engine size of 90 cubic centimeters. The vehicles came in black and yellow. "Can-Am DS" and the engine size are painted in white on both sides of the vehicle's fairing. "Can-Am" appears in white letters on both sides of the seat. They were sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from May 2015 through September 2015.

WHY: The fuel filter can break and leak, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Eight reports of the fuel-filter breaking and leaking at dealerships. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 240.

FOR MORE: Call BRP at 888-272-9222 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.can-am.brp.com, click on "Off Road," then "Owners," ''Safety" and then "Safety Recalls."


DETAILS: Adult portable bed handles sold by Bed Handles Inc. from 1994 through 2007 that do not have safety retention straps to secure the bed handle to the bed frame to keep the bed handle from shifting out of place and creating a dangerous gap. Recalled models include the Original Bedside Assistant (BA10W), the Travel Handles (BA11W) which is sold as a set of two bed handles, and the Adjustable Bedside Assistant (AJ1). They were sold by home health care stores, drug stores and medical equipment stores nationwide and in home and health care catalogs from January 1994 through December 2007. The original recall was announced on May 20, 2014.

WHY: When attached to an adult's bed without the use of safety retention straps, the handle can shift out of place, creating a dangerous gap between the bed handle and the side of the mattress. This poses a serious risk of entrapment, strangulation and death.

INCIDENTS: A 90-year-old woman living in a senior residence in Castro Valley, California, died after being entrapped in the gap between her mattress and the bed handle. As previously reported, three other women died after becoming entrapped between the mattress and the bed handles. They include an elderly woman, age unknown, who died in an Edina, Minnesota, assisted living facility; a 41-year-old disabled woman who died in a Renton, Washington, adult family home; and an 81-year-old woman who died in a Vancouver, Washington, managed care facility.

HOW MANY: About 113,000.

FOR MORE: Call Bed Handles Inc. at 800-725-6903 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit bedhandles.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

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