Convenience comes at a price with Mr. Coffee single cup brewers, 520,000 of which were recalled because steam can force open the brewing chamber, spattering hot grounds and water at the user. Caution: two million faulty baby bathtubs by Summer Infant were recalled because they can fall apart when carrying your baby in it. If you plan on biking through the fall foliage, you may just end up falling yourself if you're on one of several brand of bicycle, some 68,000 bikes in all, recalled by Meijer stores this week. The pedals can loosen and detach while in use.
For these and more recalls this week, read on.
Sunbeam Products Inc./Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) recalled 520,000 Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewing Systems after 164 reports of the brewing chamber being forced open by steam pressure, including 59 reports of burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso and hands. The recalled coffeemakers were sold at mass merchandisers nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe's, Target and Walmart, and online at www.mrcoffee.com from September 2010 through August 2012. Consumers may contact JCS at (800) 993-8609 to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement unit. In the market for a new single cup brewer, check out our latest report.
Summer Infant recalled about 2 million M other's Touch/Deluxe Baby Bathers because it poses a fall hazard to infants. When the bather is lifted and/or carried with an infant in it, its folding wire frame can suddenly disengage from the side hinge, dropping the baby out of the bather. There have been seven reports of such incidents, including five reports of infants suffering head injuries from falls from the bathers. The bathers were sold at mass merchandise stores nationwide and online from September 2004 through November 2011. Consumers may contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 for a free repair kit that includes a locking strap and instructions. Note: Even with the new locking strap installed, Summer Infant advises the baby bather product should never be used to lift and carry an infant.
Meijer stores recalled 68,000 bicycles, from several manufacturers--various models of Huffy, Iron Horse, Mongoose, Northwoods, Pacific, Razor and Schwinn bicycles--because the pedals can loosen or detach during use, posing a fall hazard to the rider. So far, 29 such incidents have been reported, including 16 reports of minor injuries. The recalled bikes were sold at Meijer stores in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky from March 2012 through August 2012. Bicycles sold at Michigan Meijer stores in Cadillac, Gaylord, Petosky and Traverse City are not included in this recall. Customers may return the recalled bikes to any Meijer store for a full refund or a replacement bicycle of the same type and value. Consumers will also receive a $10 store coupon. Consumers looking for more information may contact Meijer at (800) 927-8699.
DeVilbiss Air Power Company recalled about 460,000 air compressors, sold under the EX-CELL, Craftsman, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II brands, because the motor can overheat, posing a fire risk. EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II-brand compressors were sold by industrial and construction distributors from July 2003 through December 2008. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2008. Consumers may contact DeVilbiss Air Power Co. at (866) 885-1877 or Sears at (888) 710-9282 for a free repair kit.
In food safety
Several retailers and manufacturers pulled products related to last week's mango recall, for fear of salmonella contamination:
In other food recalls, watch for these: