Recall Round-Up: October 11, 2019
Recall Round-Up: October 11, 2019
This edition of Recall Round-Up features several product recalls including an infant bib from IKEA and a dresser with a tipping hazard. Plus, GM recalls a faulty key and fob that was previously recalled 5 years ago.
IKEA Infant bib
IKEA recalled 7,000 MATVRA infant bibs due to a potential choking hazard. According the retailer, the snaps on the bib can detach and infants and children are at risk for accidentally swallowing them and choking. IKEA received reports from 2 consumers of the snaps detaching, but no injuries were reported. The bibs were sold in packs of 2 for $2 between August and September 2019. IKEA asks consumers to discontinue use and return the item to the store for a full refund.
Ronson Tech Torch by Zippo
Zippo recalled 660,000 Ronson branded torches due to a malfunction with the lighting mechanism. The manufacturer received 36 reports of the torch continuing to operate with a flame despite being turned to the off position. No one has been injured, but one consumer reported minor property damage. The Ronson Tech Auto Start torch is red with a black handle and were sold at Walmart, Ace-Hardware and online at Zippo.com and Amazon.com February 2010 to July 2019 for around $40. Consumers should contact the Ronson recall hotline at 800-407-0377 or go online at RonsonRecall.com for information on receiving a replacement.
INK+IVY 3 Drawer Dresser
Another manufacturer has issued a recall for a dresser due to a tipping and potential entrapment hazard. The INK+IVY Renu dresser, manufactured by E&E, were sold online through Bed Bath & Beyond, JC Penney, Kohls, Macy’s and Wayfair from January 2017 through September 2019 for $350. E&E decided to recall around 1,800 of these dressers prior to any reported incidents of injury. Consumers move the dresser to an area not accessed by children and contact E&E for a free replacement dresser or wall anchor-kit.
General Motors announced last month an urgent recall for a key fob that had previously been recalled 5 years ago. The key fob for 2010-2015 Chevrolet Camaro was recalled in 2015 after the manufacturer determined that a driver’s knee could cause the key to become misaligned while driving and turn off the engine. This major safety concern was similar to the recall our firm was involved with regarding the faulty ignition switches. In this case, GM determined it was the key and not the ignition with the issue and recalled thousands of fobs and replaced with a more functional key for both previous and new purchases. Recently, it was determined that the original recalled key fob was still being sold in dealer catalogs as replacement options. GM determined that over 10,000 owners had been issued faulty key fobs that should have been removed from inventory 5 years ago. GM issued a quick recall of the faulty fobs currently in circulation as well as immediately discontinued any delivery of these fobs to dealerships. Owners should receive recall information in October with instructions on replacement. They may also visit NHTSA online, enter their VIN and follow the instructions on next steps.
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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