GSI Outdoors is recalling about 6,700 children’s water bottles because the lead solder at the exterior base of the bottle contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues. The recall involves five styles of children’s insulated water bottles with printed graphics. The bottles are 13.5 ounces in capacity with the following color prints: Dino Bones, Flower Power, Orange Grid Camo, Purple Tie Dye Butterfly and Robo Shark. Affected units were sold at L.L.Bean retail stores, online at llbean.com and in L.L.Bean catalogs between July 2015 and May 2016 for about $20. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles and contact L.L.Bean for a full refund.
Ten companies are recalling about 501,000 hoverboards because the lithium-ion battery packs in the boards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. The recall involves self-balancing scooters with two wheels at either end of a platform. Affected units were sold under the brand names Hover-Way, Powerboard, Hype Roam, iMoto, Airwalk, Hovertrax, Swagway, Wheeli, 2Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider and X Rider at mass merchandisers nationwide and online retailers between June 2015 and May 2016 for between $350 and $900. Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled products and contact the recalling company to return the hoverboards for a full refund, a free repair or a free replacement, depending on the model.
Ikea is recalling about 80,000 safety gates and safety gate extensions because the locking mechanism can open unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to children and other consumers. The recall involves Patrull, Patrull Fast and Patrull Klamma safety gates and safety gate extensions. Affected units were sold at Ikea stores nationwide and online at ikea-usa.com between August 1995 and June 2016 for between $10 and $60. Consumers should immediately stop using the safety gates and safety gate extensions and return them to any Ikea store for a full refund.
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