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Recalls: Hamilton Beach toaster, Adventure Playsets wooden swing sets and more

Hamilton Beach 2-slice toasters

Company: Hamilton Beach Brands Inc.

Quantity: 300,000

Why? The heating element in these toasters can remain energized indefinitely when an item is placed in the toaster, which may ignite the contents and pose a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items.

What models? Model 22600 toasters with specific series codes. These series codes begin with the letters C or D, and have the format of CXXXXBI or DXXXXBI, where XXXX is a four-digit number ranging from 0190 through 5290.

Where sold? Mass merchandisers and department, grocery and home center stores and various online retailers from February 2008-June 2011.

What to do? Call Hamilton Beach toll-free at 1-800-379-2200, visit www.hamiltonbeach.com or http://tinyurl.com/43va5sd.

Adventure Playsets wooden swing sets

Company: Adventure Playsets

Quantity: 240,000

Why? The wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard.

What models? See www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11262.html for full descriptions.

Where sold? Toys R Us, Walmart

What to do? Call Adventure Playsets toll free at 1-877-840-9068, visit www.recall.adventureplaysets.com or e-mail custservice@adventureplaysets.com.

Glass Votive candle holders

Company: Dollar Tree Stores Inc.

Quantity: 117,000

Why? The glass votive candle holders can shatter while in use, posing a fire and laceration hazard.

What models? Frosted or clear glass votive candle holders with French vanilla scented candles. The votive candle holders are 2 1/2 inches tall. Model number 976127 and date code 1010 are printed on the bottom of the glass votive candle holder.

Where sold? Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores from December 2010-April 2011.

What to do? Call Dollar Tree Stores toll-free at 1-800-876-8077 or visit www.dollartree.com.

Tylenol extra strength caplets

Company: McNeil Consumer Healthcare

Quantity: 60,912 bottles

Why? The caplets may have an uncharacteristic musty, moldy odor has been linked to the presence of trace amounts of a chemical known as 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA). TBA has been associated with temporary and non-serious gastrointestinal symptoms.

What models? Tylenol extra strength caplets, 225 count, lot number ABA619, UPC code 300450444271.

Where sold? Various stores

What to do? Call McNeil toll-free at 1-888-222-6036 or visit www.tylenol.com.

Wm. Wright Roman shade kits

Company: Wm. Wright Co.

Quantity: 48,000

Why? Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade, or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.

What models? Wright's "my home make-it-yourself" Roman shade kits with item numbers 1451007001, 1451008001 and 1451008001A. The kit fits windows of a maximum size of 48 inches wide by 60 inches long. It includes 15 yards of Roman shade tape, 15 yards of drapery cord, 4-inch "L" brackets, 18 screws, one cord cleat and instructions.

Where sold? Walmart, Jo-Ann Stores and other specialty textile and variety retail shops from December 2007-June 2011.

What to do? Call Wm. Wright toll-free at 1-800-545-5740 or visit www.simplicity.com.

Roman shades

Company: The Shade Store

Quantity: 45,000

Why? Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.

What models? Custom-made Roman shades made out of fabric and of woven wood.

Where sold? Five showroom locations and at www.theshadestore.com from February 2006-March 2011.

What to do? Call the Shade Store toll-free at 1-800-754-1455 or e-mail help@theshadestore.com.

Women's multivitamins

Company: General Nutrition Corp.

Quantity: 2,500

Why? The product contains iron, but does not have child-resistant packaging as required by federal law. If ingested by a child, these vitamins could cause serious injury or death.

What models? GNC Women's Ultra Mega 28-count multivitamin bottles with lot numbers 0432AL1781 and 1283CL1781, GNC Women's Ultra Mega Active 180-count multivitamin bottles with lot numbers 1029BL1783 and 1030BL1783, GNC Women's Ultra Mega Energy and Metabolism 90-count multivitamin bottles with lot number 1450CL1789 and GNC Prenatal Formula with Iron 120-count multivitamin bottles with lot number 0785BL2863.

Where sold? GNC retail stores and at the GNC website from March-May.

What to do? Call GNC toll-free at 1-888-462-2548 or visit www.gnc.com.

Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon

Company: General Motors LLC

Quantity: 6,768

Why? The automatic transmission clip may not hold the shift cable in the right position, which could lead to the car not starting or rolling away.

What models? 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

Where sold? Dealers

What to do? Call, toll-free, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463.

Wooden animal drum

Company: Cost Plus Inc.

Quantity: 1,000

Why? The paint used on the drum is in excess of the maximum allowable level of 90 ppm, a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

What models? The recalled toy is a wooden hexagon drum with pictures of animals on the six sides. SKU No. 424857 is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the drum.

Where sold? Cost Plus World Market stores from December 2010-May 2011.

What to do? Call Cost Plus toll-free at 1-877-967-5362 or visit www.worldmarket.com.

Golf cars

Company: Club Car LLC.

Quantity: 800

Why? The brake pedal mounting blocks can crack and separate, resulting in a loss of braking ability.

What models? 2011 DS golf cars and hospitality, utility and transport vehicles used for short-distance transportation. The Club Car has various models, colors and sizes including 2 to 6 passenger seating vehicles. For more detailed information, see www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11746.html.

Where sold? Authorized Club Car dealers from April-May.

What to do? Call Club Car toll-free at 1-800-227-0739, ext. 3580, or visit www.clubcar.com.

GM vehicles

Company: General Motors LLC

Quantity: 739

Why? The intermediate steering shaft bolts may not have been tightened correctly and could result in a loss of steering.

What models? 2011 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV 1500; Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban 1500 and Tahoe; and GMC Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL 1500.

Where sold? Dealers

What to do? Call, toll-free, Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 and GMC at 1-866-996-9463.

Sage Creek Organics children's sleepwear

Company: Sage Creek Organics

Quantity: 600

Why? The garments fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injury to children.

What models? Long sleeve boys' and girls' pajama sets that were part of the Enchanted Forest Collection, Forest Friends Collection or Golden Dragonfly Collection. The sets were sold in sizes 6 months to 4T in cream and green; dark blue and light blue; and pink and lilac.

Where sold? Small boutiques and www.sagecreekorganics.com from August 2010-February 2011.

What to do? Call the company toll-free at 1-877-513-2183.

Recalls: Hamilton Beach toaster, Adventure Playsets wooden swing sets and more

07/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 7, 2011 12:23pm]

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