Recall News


Salon Staff
February 4, 2012 8:27AM (UTC)

The following recalls have been announced:

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GAS FURNACES

DETAILS: Fas furnaces made for manufactured homes and made by Unitary Products Group, a division of York International Corp. of York, Pa.; The recall involves Coleman, Coleman Evcon and Red T brand furnaces.

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WHY: The furnace can overheat and cause the heat-exchanger to crack and create openings that allow flames to be exposed, posing a fire and smoke hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: The firm has received reports of 393 incidents, including some involving extensive property damage that could be related to these hazards, 366 of those reports were received after the November 2004 recall announcement. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 223,600 in the U.S. and 2,400 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact UPG toll-free at 1-888-665-4640 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.dgatprogram.com.

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INFANT BODYSUITS

DETAILS: Bodysuits imported/manufactured by Weeplay Kids LLC of New York, N.Y.; Sold at various outlets nationwide from November 2010 through August 2011 for about $4 to $9. The bodysuits were manufactured in Bangladesh.

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WHY: The snaps can detach from the fabric of the garment, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.

INCIDENTS: approximately 30 reports of snaps detaching from the garments. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 128,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Weeplay toll-free at 1-888-226-2200 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or by e-mail at info(at)weeplaykids.com

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STROLLERS

DETAILS: Strollers imported by Bumbleride Inc., of San Diego, Calif.; sold at Buy Buy Baby and other baby product stores nationwide, online at Bumbleride.com, and other online retailers between January 2009 and January 2012 for between $500 and $700. The strollers were manufactured in Taiwan.

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WHY: The front wheel can break at the axle hub, causing the stroller to tip and posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: There have been 36 incidents of the front wheel cracking, including two reports of the stroller tipping over resulting in minor injuries,

HOW MANY: About 28,000 (an additional 2,700 were sold in Canada)

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FOR MORE: Contact Bumbleride at support(at)bumbleride.com or at 1-800-530-3930 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.


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