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:

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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.
Name of product:
Children’s pajamas
Hazard:

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

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
November 21, 2017
Recall number:
18-042
Consumer Contact:

Woolino toll-free at 844-882-8080 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at contact@woolino.com or online at www.woolino.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves children’s 100 percent merino wool one-piece, long-sleeve, footed pajamas. They have a blue, gray, lilac or lilac gray horizontal stripe print and a zipper that extends from the center of the neckline down to the left ankle. The sleepwear was sold in sizes 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months and 2T. Woolino and the size are printed on the back of the neckline. 

 
Remedy:

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

Incidents/Injuries:

None Reported

Sold At:

Clothes Pony and Caro Bambino stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Zulily.com and Woolino.com from May 2015 through November 2017 for between $50 and $60.

Importer(s):

Jojo Group LLC, of Rocky River, Ohio

Distributor(s):

Woolino, of Westlake, Ohio

Manufactured In:
China
Units:
About 4,100

Commissioner Adler and Staff Meeting with PSD, Inc.

Nov
27
2017
Commissioner Adler and Staff Meeting with PSD, Inc.
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
11/27/17 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Bethesda, MD
Category:
Status:
2017-11-27 15:00:00 2017-11-27 16:00:00 America/New_York Commissioner Adler and Staff Meeting with PSD, Inc.

Commissioner Robert Adler and Staff will meet with Paul McKain of PSD, Inc., Alan Korn of Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation, and Quin Dodd (attorney) to discuss vacuum diffusion technology and how pool drains equipped with it might be considered an “other system” for compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, Room 714. The meeting was requested by Quin Dodd. For additional information contact Maureen Kentoff at mkentoff@cpsc.gov or 301-504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/17.  (S)

Bethesda, MD

Commissioner Robert Adler and Staff will meet with Paul McKain of PSD, Inc., Alan Korn of Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation, and Quin Dodd (attorney) to discuss vacuum diffusion technology and how pool drains equipped with it might be considered an “other system” for compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. The meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m., Bethesda Towers, Room 714. The meeting was requested by Quin Dodd. For additional information contact Maureen Kentoff at mkentoff@cpsc.gov or 301-504-7731.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/17.  (S)

Andrew Lock, Allyson Tenney and Kris Hatlelid Attending the UL Furniture Flammability and Human Health Summit

Dec
2017
12
to
Dec
2017
14
Andrew Lock, Allyson Tenney and Kris Hatlelid Attending the UL Furniture Flammability and Human Health Summit
6:00 pm to 06:30 pm EST
12/12/17 6:00 pm to 12/14/17 6:30 pm EST
Atlanta, GA
Category:
Status:
2017-12-12 18:00:00 2017-12-14 18:30:00 America/New_York Andrew Lock, Allyson Tenney and Kris Hatlelid Attending the UL Furniture Flammability and Human Health Summit

Andrew Lock and Allyson Tenney, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, as well as Kris Hatlelid, Directorate for Health Sciences, will attend the UL Furniture Flammability and Human Health Summit to present on and discuss furniture flammability issues with industry, academic, and government representatives from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 12th and from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on December 13th and 14th  at Emory University Conference Center, Atlanta Georgia.  For more information contact Andrew Lock (preferred:alock@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2099).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/17.  (S)

Atlanta, GA

Andrew Lock and Allyson Tenney, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, as well as Kris Hatlelid, Directorate for Health Sciences, will attend the UL Furniture Flammability and Human Health Summit to present on and discuss furniture flammability issues with industry, academic, and government representatives from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 12th and from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on December 13th and 14th  at Emory University Conference Center, Atlanta Georgia.  For more information contact Andrew Lock (preferred:alock@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2099).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/17.  (S)

Andrew Lock Participating by Phone in the ASTM E05.15 Subcommittee Meeting on Furnishings and Contents

Dec
07
2017
Andrew Lock Participating by Phone in the ASTM E05.15 Subcommittee Meeting on Furnishings and Contents
8:00 am to 9:30 am EST
12/7/17 8:00 am to 9:30 am EST
Rockville, MD
Category:
Status:
2017-12-07 08:00:00 2017-12-07 09:30:00 America/New_York Andrew Lock Participating by Phone in the ASTM E05.15 Subcommittee Meeting on Furnishings and Contents

Andrew Lock will be participating by phone in the ASTM E05.15 subcommittee meeting on furnishings and contents to discuss upholstered furniture flammability standards development from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Andrew Lock (preferred:alock@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2099).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/17.  (S)

Rockville, MD

Andrew Lock will be participating by phone in the ASTM E05.15 subcommittee meeting on furnishings and contents to discuss upholstered furniture flammability standards development from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. For more information contact Andrew Lock (preferred:alock@cpsc.gov or 301-987-2099).  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/21/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/17.  (S)

Lisa Scott, Allyson Tenney and Justin Jirgl Meeting with International Sleep Products Association Representatives

Dec
06
2017
Lisa Scott, Allyson Tenney and Justin Jirgl Meeting with International Sleep Products Association Representatives
1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
12/6/17 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Rockville, MD
Category:
Status:
2017-12-06 13:30:00 2017-12-06 16:30:00 America/New_York Lisa Scott, Allyson Tenney and Justin Jirgl Meeting with International Sleep Products Association Representatives

Lisa Scott and Allyson Tenney, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and Mary Toro and Justin Jirgl, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, will meet with ISPA representatives to discuss mandatory mattress flammability requirements; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This meeting was requested by ISPA.  For additional information, contact Lisa Scott, lscott@cpsc.gov (301) 987-2064. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/20/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/17.  (S)

 

Rockville, MD

Lisa Scott and Allyson Tenney, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and Mary Toro and Justin Jirgl, Office of Compliance and Field Operations, will meet with ISPA representatives to discuss mandatory mattress flammability requirements; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This meeting was requested by ISPA.  For additional information, contact Lisa Scott, lscott@cpsc.gov (301) 987-2064. Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/20/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/21/17.  (S)

Name of product:
Carabiners
Hazard:

The carabiner can break while in use, posing a risk of injury or death to the user.

Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall date:
November 21, 2017
Recall number:
18-041
Consumer Contact:

Omega Pacific at 800-360-3990 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email  info@omegapac.com, or online at www.omegapac.com and click on the Voluntary Recall banner at the top of the page, or click on “Notices & Recallsat the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves six models of Omega Pacific G-FIRST series aluminum carabiners. They are typically used to allow ropes and harnesses to be linked together. “Omega-17 UL Classified USA” is printed on the front and “Meets NFPA 1983 17ED MBS kN 40 G” statement is located on the back side. The 2-digit lot code “OD” is embedded on the bottom side of the carabiner spine. They were sold individually in silver, black and red colors.  

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled carabiners and contact Omega Pacific to receive a free replacement or a full refund.  

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:

Arizona Hiking Shack, Atlantic Diving Supply, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Columbus Supply, Dvbe Supply, Evac Systems, General Factory/WD Supply, Lafco Outillage, The Rescue Source, Witmer Associates (Firestone) stores nationwide and online at omega.com from February 2017 through October 2017 for between $31 and $51. 

Manufacturer(s):

Omega Pacific Inc., of Airway Heights, Wash.

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Units:
About 1,900
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:
Children’s and adult chests and dressers
Hazard:

The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in injuries or death to children.

Remedy:
Refund
Repair
Recall date:
November 21, 2017
Recall number:
18-040
Consumer Contact:

IKEA toll-free at 866-856-4532 anytime, or online at www.IKEA-USA.com or http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/ikea-chest-and-dresser-recall/index.html for more information and to participate in the recall.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall reannouncement involves MALM and other IKEA chests and dressers that do not comply with the requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).  The recalled children’s and adult chests and dressers include the MALM 3-drawer, 4-drawer, 5-drawer and three 6-drawer models and other non-MALM models.  The recalled children’s chests and dressers are taller than 23.5 inches; recalled adult chests and dressers are taller than 29.5 inches. 

The MALM chests and dressers are constructed of particleboard or fiberboard and are white, birch (veneer), medium brown, black-brown, white stained oak (veneer), oak (veneer), pink, turquoise, grey, grey-turquoise, lilac, green, brown stained ash (veneer), and black.  A 5-digit supplier number, 4-digit date stamp, IKEA logo, country of origin and “MALM” are printed on the underside of the top panel or inside the side panel.  

 

RECALLED MALM CHESTS AND DRESSERS

Names

Sold Dates

Measurements

MALM 3

10/2002 to 6/2016

31½” x 18⅞” x 30¾”

MALM 4

6/2002 to 6/2016

31½” x 18⅞” x 39½”

MALM 5

10/2002 to 4/2006

157/8” x 19” x 481/4"

MALM 6

6/2002 to 6/2016

31½” x 18⅞” x 48⅜”

MALM 6 LONG

11/2002 to 6/2016

63” x 18⅞” x 30¾”

MALM 6

4/2006 to 6/2016

153/4” x 191/8” x 483/8"

 

OTHER CHESTS AND DRESSERS INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

To see a complete list of other non-MALM chests and dressers included in this recall, click on this link www.IKEA-USA.com or http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/ikea-chest-and-dresser-recall/index.htmlon IKEA’s website.

Since 1996, IKEA chests and dressers have been labeled to identify IKEA, the model name and the manufacturing date.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest or dresser that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it in an area that children cannot access. Contact IKEA for a choice between two options: refund or a free wall-anchoring kit. IKEA will pick up the recalled dressers free of charge or provide a one-time, free in-home wall-anchoring service for consumers upon request. Consumers can obtain assistance from IKEA through its website at www.IKEA-USA.com or http://www.ikea.com/ms/en_US/ikea-chest-and-dresser-recall/index.html.  Consumers with chests and dressers manufactured prior to January 2002 are eligible for a partial store credit. 

Incidents/Injuries:

IKEA has received 186 reports of tip-over incidents involving the MALM chests and dressers, including 91 reports of injuries to children. In addition, IKEA has received 113 reports of tip-overs with other recalled IKEA chests and dressers, including 53 reports of injuries to children:

There have been eight reports of child tip-over related deaths with the recalled chests and dressers.

  • The most recent reported death in May 2017 involved a 2-year-old boy in Buena Park, Calif. after he became trapped beneath an unanchored MALM 3-drawer chest that tipped over.

Previously reported deaths with MALM dressers or chests include:

  • February 2016: A 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, Minn. died after an unanchored  MALM 6-drawer chest fell on top of him. 
  • June 2014: A 23-month-old boy from Snohomish, Wash. died after he became trapped beneath an unanchored MALM 3-drawer chest that tipped over.
  • February 2014: A 2-year-old boy from West Chester, Pa. died after an unanchored    MALM 6-drawer chest tipped over fatally pinning him against his bed.
  • September 2011: A 2-year-old boy from Woodbridge, Va. died after an unanchored MALM 3-drawer chest tipped over and trapped him between the dresser drawers.

Previously reported deaths with other model IKEA chests and dressers include:

  • July 1989: A 20-month-old girl from Mt. Vernon, Va. died after an unanchored GUTE 4-drawer chest tipped over and pinned her against the footboard of a youth bed.
  • March 2002: A 2½-year-old boy from Cranford, N.J. died after an unanchored RAKKE 5-drawer chest tipped over and fatally pinned him to the floor.

October 2007, a 3-year-old girl from Chula Vista, Calif. died after a KURS 3-drawer chest tipped over and fatally pinned her to the floor.  It is unknown whether the dresser was anchored or not.

Sold At:

IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.IKEA.com from January 2002 through June 2016 for between $70 and $200. Other chests and dressers subject to this recall were sold between approximately 1985 and June 2016.

Importer(s):

IKEA Supply AG, of Switzerland (May 2009 – present) and predecessors to IKEA Supply AG (1985 – May 2009)

Manufactured In:
Varios países
Note:

Dangerous tip-over incidents often occur when curious kids climb on furniture in an attempt to access TVs, toys, remotes or other desired items.  While the threat is serious, the solution is simple. Anchor TVs, furniture and appliances in the home. And when product recalls are announced, act on them immediately. Visit AnchorIt.gov to see how TV and furniture tip-over incidents occur and the simple steps to prevent them.

Units:
About 17.3 million (Based on updated information from IKEA, the number of U.S. units has been revised downward from June 2016.)

Yeon Seok Kim Participating in a Teleconference of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2157 High Speed Spin Cycle Task Group

Nov
29
2017
Yeon Seok Kim Participating in a Teleconference of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2157 High Speed Spin Cycle Task Group
11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
11/29/17 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Rockville, MD
Topic: Home Appliances
Category:
Status:
2017-11-29 11:00:00 2017-11-29 12:00:00 America/New_York Yeon Seok Kim Participating in a Teleconference of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2157 High Speed Spin Cycle Task Group

Yeon Seok Kim, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in a teleconference of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2157 High Speed Spin Cycle Task Group to discuss the development of proposed test requirements to address the mechanical integrity of high-speed clothes washing machines during high speed spin cycles; 11:00 AM.  The meeting is being organized by the task group chair.  For additional information, contact Yeon Seok Kim, (301) 987-2258; email: ykim@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/20/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/20/17.  (S)

 

 

Rockville, MD

Yeon Seok Kim, Directorate for Engineering Sciences, participating in a teleconference of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 2157 High Speed Spin Cycle Task Group to discuss the development of proposed test requirements to address the mechanical integrity of high-speed clothes washing machines during high speed spin cycles; 11:00 AM.  The meeting is being organized by the task group chair.  For additional information, contact Yeon Seok Kim, (301) 987-2258; email: ykim@cpsc.gov.  Transmitted to the Office of the Secretary 11/20/17.  Posted in the Public Calendar 11/20/17.  (S)