Name of product:
Children’s nightgowns and pajama sets
Hazard:

The children’s nightgowns and pajama sets fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
November 1, 2017
Recall number:
18-020
Consumer Contact:

Little Mass at 800-977-9086 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at infolittlemass@gmail.com or teamlittlemass@gmail.com and online at www.littlemass.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves children’s nightgowns and two-piece pajama sets. The 95 percent rayon and 5 percent spandex sleepwear was sold in a variety of styles in sizes 7 through 14. Little Mass and style number T927S, T933, T935, T935S, T949, T952S or T953 are printed on a sewn-in side seam label.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the recalled sleepwear away from children and contact Little Mass for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:

Nordstrom and children’s boutiques nationwide and online at www.littlemass.com from July 2016 through October 2017 for between $27 and $42.

Manufacturer(s):

Little Mass, a Mass Creation, Inc. subsidiary, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Little Mass, a Mass Creation, Inc. subsidiary, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Manufactured In:
United States
Units:
About 2,300
Name of product:
Polaris General side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)
Hazard:

The steering wheel shaft can shift and detach while in use, resulting in a loss of control and crash hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
October 30, 2017
Recall number:
18-018
Consumer Contact:

Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” for more information. In addition, consumers can check vehicle identification numbers (VIN) on the “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if your vehicle is included in any recalls.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves model year 2016 and 2017 Polaris General 2- and 4-seat side-by-side recreational off-highway vehicles. The vehicles were sold in black, blue, camouflage, orange, red, silver and white and have a cargo box on the back. “Polaris” is printed on the front grill, “GENERAL” is printed on the rear panel and “1000” is printed on the front panel. The VIN is printed on the left rear vehicle frame below the cargo box.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

Polaris has received five reports of the steering shaft separating and one report of a broken hand injury.

Sold At:

Polaris dealers nationwide from December 2015 through September 2015 for between $16,000 and $21,000.

Manufacturer(s):

Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minn.

Manufactured In:
U.S. and Mexico
Units:
About 19,000
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
Name of product:
Soothing Motions Seats
Hazard:

The motor housing can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
October 24, 2017
Recall number:
18-015
Consumer Contact:

Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.service.mattel.com and click on Recalls & Safety Alerts for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves Fisher-Price Soothing Motions Seats with model numbers CMR35, CMR36, CMR37, and DYH22 and Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seats with model number CMR39. The seat bounces, sways, or bounces and sways together. The seat also vibrates, plays 10 songs and nature sounds, and has an overhead mobile.  The model number is located on the underside of the motor housing.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Soothing Motions Seats and contact Fisher-Price for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Fisher-Price has received 36 reports of the product overheating, including one report of a fire contained within the motor housing. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

BuybuyBaby, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from November 2015 through October 2017 for about $160 for the Soothing Motions Seat and $175 for the Smart Connect Soothing Motions Seat.

Importer(s):

Fisher-Price, of East Aurora, N.Y.

Manufactured In:
China
Units:
About 63,000 (In addition, 2,000 were sold in Canada)
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

Tim Smith Participating in a Conference Call of the ASTM Ad Hoc Language Task Group

Dec
01
2017
Tim Smith Participating in a Conference Call of the ASTM Ad Hoc Language Task Group
10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
12/1/17 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Rockville, MD
Category:
Status:
2017-12-01 10:00:00 2017-12-01 12:00:00 America/New_York Tim Smith Participating in a Conference Call of the ASTM Ad Hoc Language Task Group

Tim Smith, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call of the ASTM Ad Hoc Language Task Group; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST. The meeting was requested by ASTM and will discuss new business. For additional information, please contact Tim Smith, tsmith@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/22/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/22/17.  (S)

Rockville, MD

Tim Smith, Directorate for Engineering Sciences/Human Factors, and other CPSC staff will be participating in a conference call of the ASTM Ad Hoc Language Task Group; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST. The meeting was requested by ASTM and will discuss new business. For additional information, please contact Tim Smith, tsmith@cpsc.gov. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/22/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/22/17.  (S)

Name of product:
Street Charge solar powered mobile device charging stations
Hazard:

The weld connecting the top and bottom posts can fail and allow the top post to fall, posing an impact hazard to nearby consumers.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
November 22, 2017
Recall number:
18-703
Consumer Contact:

Goal Zero toll-free at 877-897-3193 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.goalzero.com and click on “Product Notifications” for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Street Charge solar powered charging stations used to charge up to six mobile devices at a time. The charging stations are approximately 150 inches tall by 63 inches wide by 54 inches deep. Aluminum panels cover three sides of the tree-shaped charging station’s top post. “Street Charge” is etched on the product panels.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charging stations until a free inspection and repair of weld connections is conducted by Goal Zero. The firm is notifying all known customers.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received three reports of the top post detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Colleges, stadiums and other public facilities nationwide from October 2014 through February 2017 for between $5,500 and $10,000.

Distributor(s):

Goal Zero LLC, of Bluffdale, Utah

Manufactured In:
United States
Units:
About 118

Acting Chairman Buerkle and Staff Meeting with the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory

Nov
28
2017
Acting Chairman Buerkle and Staff Meeting with the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
11/28/17 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Bethesda, MD
Category:
Status:
2017-11-28 15:30:00 2017-11-28 16:30:00 America/New_York Acting Chairman Buerkle and Staff Meeting with the American Fireworks Standards Laboratory

Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle and staff will meet with John Rogers, Executive Director, American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) to discuss issues related to fireworks. The meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, Room 724. The meeting was requested by John Rodgers.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello at 301-504-7237. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/22/17.  (S)

Bethesda, MD

Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle and staff will meet with John Rogers, Executive Director, American Fireworks Standards Laboratory (AFSL) to discuss issues related to fireworks. The meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m., Bethesda Towers, Room 724. The meeting was requested by John Rodgers.  For additional information contact Katelyn Costello at 301-504-7237. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/22/17.  (S)

Release date: November 21, 2017
Release number: 18-043

Release Details

“Stand By Your Pan”: Thanksgiving Cooking Tips That You Can Be Thankful For

There’s nothing quite like sharing special moments with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day. To keep families safe this holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) encourages consumers to follow safe cooking practices to ensure a memorable and enjoyable Thanksgiving meal.

Most home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day. From 2012 through 2014, there was an average of 2,100 cooking fires on Thanksgiving Day alone—more than three times the average rate of 400 cooking fires a day.

‘STAND BY YOUR PAN!’

 “Being prepared in the kitchen is important, especially on Thanksgiving Day when there is a lot of activity and people are at home,” said CPSC Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle. “Never leave the stove unattended as cooking is the top cause of home fires. Keep an eye on your food to prevent a fire from starting in the first place.”

PRACTICE SAFE COOKING.

- Avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing and keep flammable items away from hot ranges or ovens.

- Be on alert! Keep children and pets away from hot stovetops.

- Turn pan handles to the back and away from the front of the range.

- Have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. Visit www.cpsc.gov/recalls to see if your fire extinguisher has been recalled.  

Never pour water or flour on a pan fire. Cover the pan with a lid to smother the flames or use a fire extinguisher. Call 911 if necessary.

 

COOK THE TURKEY, NOT THE HOUSE!

  • Only use a turkey fryer outside and away from your home. Never use a turkey fryer in a garage or on a porch.
  • Don’t overfill the oil or leave the turkey fryer unattended.
  • Be sure to cook your turkey to a minimum internal temperature of 165 °F as measured by a food thermometer. For more tips on how to cook a turkey, check out the Consumer Guide to Safely Roasting a Turkey provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Since 1998, there have been more than 214 turkey fryer-related fires, burns, explosions or incidents reported. These incidents caused 80 injuries (none fatal) and over 9.6 million in property damage.

SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES.

Protect your family by installing smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every bedroom. Test your smoke alarm every month to make sure they are working properly. Change batteries in smoke alarms every year – many people do so at daylight savings time.

“The Fire Service has long been witness to the many lives saved through the presence of working smoke alarms,” said U.S. Fire Administrator G. Keith Bryant.  “As we begin this year’s holiday season we encourage everyone to ensure their families and homes are protected by a working smoke alarm.”

PLAN YOUR ESCAPE!

Establish a fire escape plan and practice with everyone who lives in your home.

  • Find two ways out - Make sure there are two ways out from each room and a clear path to the outside from each exit.
  • Children, disabled persons, and the elderly will need additional assistance during a fire emergency, so plan accordingly.

For more information and tips on how to protect your family in the event of a fire, check out our multigenerational toolkit. You can also find more fire safety tips in our fire safety information center.  

 

2018 Thanksgiving Cooking Safety Video

Cook the Turkey, Not the House

 

Watch this short video from CPSC Acting Chair Ann Marie Buerkle with tips on how to stay safe while cooking for your family this Thanksgiving:

Media Contact

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Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

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Name of product:
Allura decking
Hazard:

The recalled decking can deteriorate and crack, causing the deck surfacing to break. Consumers can fall through broken decking and suffer serious injuries.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
November 21, 2017
Recall number:
18-044
Consumer Contact:

Plycem toll-free at 844-452-6787 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.allurausa.com and click on Decking Recalls to complete an online registration form and for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recall involves Allura™ fiber cement decking and fascia. The recalled decking was sold in 12-foot lengths and is 6 inches wide and one inch thick, and came in two styles: a hidden fastener application and a direct screw application. The recalled Allura™ fiber cement fascia, which was for vertical applications only, was sold in 12-foot lengths, is 8- and 12-inches wide and 7/16 inches thick. The decking and fascia were sold in a natural wood color with a wood grain texture. There are no labels or other identifying marks on the decking materials. 

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using decks with the recalled decking materials and contact Plycem to schedule a free repair. Plycem is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

Plycem has received three reports of the recalled decking cracking, resulting in one report of a leg injury to an adult male whose leg went through the cracked decking.

Sold At:

Kelseyville Lumber and Trademark Exteriors as stock items and at Home Depot as a special order item from February 2014 through June 2017 for between $25 to $30 per board for the decking and about $25 to $40 per board for the fascia.

Manufacturer(s):

 Plycem Construsistemas, of Costa Rica, S.A.

Importer(s):

Plycem USA LLC, of Houston, Texas

Manufactured In:
Costa Rica
Units:
About 37,500 boards
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.