Government recalls baby coveralls, wall-mounted lamps, fish bowls and video monitor batteries
J. Crew is recalling about 8,700 baby coveralls because the snaps on the coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recall involves all styles of J. Crew Holiday 2013 and Spring 2014 baby coveralls in sizes newborn to 3T. Affected units were sold at J. Crew stores in New York and California, online at jcrew.com and the J.Crew catalog from October 2013 to March 2014 for about $30. Consumers should immediately stop using the coveralls and contact J. Crew Group Inc. for a full refund.
Ikea is recalling about 3.5 million children’s wall-mounted lamps because children can get entangled in the electrical cord that hangs from the lamps, posing a strangulation hazard. The recall involves lamps sold in various style names, shapes and colors. The lamps have a cord, about 7 to 8 feet long, with either a switch on the cord or a switch located on the lamp. Affected units were sold at Ikea stores nationwide, in Ikea’s catalog and online at www.ikea-usa.com from May 1984 to April 2014 for between $5 and $30. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps, remove them from the wall and contact Ikea for a free repair kit.
PetSmart is recalling about 10,200 Great Choice and Top Fin brand glass fish bowls because the bowls can crack, shatter or break during normal handling, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. The recall involves 1.75 gallon, glass fish bowls shaped like a brandy snifter. Affected units were sold at PetSmart stores nationwide from February 2013 through September 2013 for about $20. Consumers should immediately stop using the fish bowl and return it to any PetSmart store for a full refund.
Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in their handheld color video monitors because the batteries can overheat and rupture, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Affected units were sold at mass merchants, including Babies “R”Us, online retailers and independent juvenile specialty stores, from about February 2010 through 2012 for between $150 and $350. Consumers should remove the battery and contact Summer Infant for a replacement battery. The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with the power cord.