Recall Round-Up: July 19, 2019
Recall Round-Up: July 19, 2019
In this week’s installment of Recall Round-Up, we cover product 5 product recalls including ones from Disney, Office Depot and Bed Bath and Beyond.
Disney Forky Toy
Disney recalled 80,000 “Forky” plush toys this month due to a possible choking hazard for young children. The 11″ toy, as seen in the movie Toy Story 4, has plastic eyes that can detach and potentially harm a child. The manufacturer asks consumers to immediately discontinue playing with the toy and return it to a Disney Store, Walt Disney World or Disneyland retail store for a full refund. The item under recall was sold from April 2019 through June 2019 for $20. For more information on this recall, please call Disney at 866-537-7649.
Levolor announced a recall of 30,000 cellular shades due to a possible strangulation hazard. The manufacturer stated the two-corded custom shades have pull cords that are joined by a cord connector that is non-breakaway. This could potentially become a risk of strangulation for small children. The shades were manufacturer from December 2019 to April 2019. Consumers should stop using the product and contact Levolor for a free repair kit at 800-752-9677 or visit them online in the Custom Cellular Recall section of their webpage.
Fitz and Floyd Nevaeh Mugs
Lifetime brands is recalling 150,000 of their Fitz and Floyd Nevaeh white mugs sold exclusively at Bed Bath and Beyond. The mugs can crack or break when used with hot liquids which poses burn and laceration hazards. Both individually and as part of a 4-piece dinnerware set, the recalled mugs were sold in stores and online from January 2013 through April 2019. Lifetime Brands urges consumers to immediately stop using the mugs and contact them at 888-561-2269 for a free replacement.
Office Depot Desk
Office Depot announced a recall of 19,000 Realspace Magellan Performance Electric Height-Adjustable Desks. The desks have an electric issue that could pose a shock hazard for the consumer. Office Depot will provide consumers with a free replacement control box and will notify consumers directly. The desk were sold in Office Depot stores April 2017 through February 2019 for $500. No injuries have been reported. For more information, consumers can visit Office Depot online to review the Recall Notices.
Universal Security Instruments Smoke Alarm
Universal Security Instruments recalled 180,000 defective smoke alarms. The manufacturer stated the battery powered smoke alarms have a misaligned internal switch that has caused the alarm not to activate in the event of a fire. They have received 134 reports of the alarms failing to activate correctly during installation, but no injuries or failures during an actual emergency. These smoke alarms were sold online from July 2015 through December 2016 for $20. If your home contains a Universal Security Instruments smoke alarm with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB, the manufacture will provide a free replacement. Contact Universal Security Instruments at 877-612-6955 or visit the Product Safety Notice on their website.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a recalled product, please contact us today. We also encourage anyone to visit the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration websites to file formal complaints about potential safety hazards.
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