As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.
VTech recalls two products for infants
VTech, a global maker of electronic learning products for children, has recently recalled its Lights & Lullabies Tra
vel Mobiles and Shake and Sing Elephant Rattle after receiving reports of problems with cracking or breaking. No injuries have been reported.
On the mobile, the clamp attaching it to the crib rail can break causing the mobile to fall, posing an injury hazard to an infant in the crib. On the rattle, the ears on the elephant can break off, posing a choking or laceration hazard.
The Lights & Lullabies Travel mobiles were sold in blue and pink — model numbers are 80-503000 (blue) and 80-503050 (pink). The model numbers are printed on the battery compartment door. The mobiles were sold at Kmart, Walmart and online at Amazon.com and zulily.com from December 2015 through November 2017 for about $25.
The Shake and Sing Elephant rattle has a purple elephant with yellow and blue ears at one end and a black and white plastic teething ring at the other end. The rattle has the model number 1848 printed on the back of the rattle adjacent to the battery door. The rattles were sold at Walmart, Kmart, Meijer and other stores and online from November 2015 through November 2017 for about $8.
For either product, call 800-521-2010; or go to vtechkids.com and click on “Support.”
Cribside space heaters recalled
The Vornado Sunny nursery electric space heater (model EH1-0090) has been recalled. A broken motor mount can allow the electric heating element to come in contact with the interior plastic materials and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards. The cribside heaters were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby and other stores nationwide and online from October 2017 through December 2017 for about $100.
Call 844-205-7978; or go to www.vornado.com and search “Recalls.”
Recessed canister light pose shock hazard
LEDVANCE has recalled a series of Sylvania Batch 0, RT56HO900 LED recessed canister light kits which can short circuit, posing a shock and electrocution hazard when consumers try to troubleshoot flickering lights. The recalled canister lights were sold to industrial and commercial distributors between June 2015 and October 2016 for about $45 per kit. The recalled product was not sold directly to consumers.
Call 800-654-0089; or got to www.SYLVANIA.com and click on “Legal” and then “Recalls.”
HP recalls batteries due to fire, burn hazards
HP has recalled lithium-ion batteries for its HP notebook computers and mobile workstations. HP has received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury involving a first degree burn to the hand. The batteries were shipped with HP ProBooks, HP ZBook and Mobile Workstations sold from December 2015 through December 2017 or sold as accessories or replacement batteries for between $50 and $90 at Best Buy and other stores and authorized dealers nationwide and online.
Call 888-202-4320; or go to www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 or www.hp.com and click “Recalls.”