The Associated Press
Cute, but potentially dangerous “sippy” cups and defective components that could render a fire sprinkler system useless are among a list of consumer products recalled this week. Other recalled products include jackets with waistband drawstring issues, computers that pose a fire hazard, and knives with a faulty folding mechanism.
Here’s a closer look at the recalled products:
DETAILS: Target Home Bunny Sippy Cup with handles on both sides in pink and blue, female and male. Each contains a corresponding white bunny head screw-on lid and one bent ear and one straight ear. The cups can be identified by imprints on the bottom: “TARGET 200020683″ for pink and “TARGET 200020884″ for blue. They were sold at Target Corp. stores from Feb. 2012 through April 5, 2012.
WHY: The ear on the cup can poke a child in the eye area during use, possibly resulting in an injury.
INCIDENTS: Six reports of the plastic ear poking children during routine use of the cup, with cuts and bruises in three of those reports.
HOW MANY: About 264,000.
FOR MORE: Call Target at 800-440-0680 or visit www.target.com
FIRE SPRINKLER COMPONENT
DETAILS: Gems Sensors Inc.’s 3100 Pressure Transducer. It’s used to detect pressure in a range of applications, including water pressure in a fire suppression sprinkler system. The transducer has “Gems Sensors & Controls,” as well as the 18-digit part number, printed on a label affixed to the center of the transducer. Part numbers beginning with “3100″ are included in the recall. The sensors were sold between Jan. 2006 and Feb. 2012.
WHY: The transducer can fail to accurately detect water pressure in a fire suppression sprinkler system. This could cause the sprinkler system to fail in the event of a fire.
HOW MANY: About 25,000.
FOR MORE: Call Gems Sensors at 855-877-9666 or visit http://www.gemssensors.com
DETAILS: Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z all-in-one desktop computers. This is an expansion of an initial recall announced in March. The computers were sold between May 2010 and March 2012.
WHY: A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of a fire incident and one smoke incident, but no reported injuries.
HOW MANY: About 13,000. In March the company recalled about 50,500.
FOR MORE: Call Lenovo at 855-248-2194 or visit www.lenovo.com/aiopsurecall
DETAILS: “Me Jane” and “B-Hip Kids by Me Jane” girls’ jackets with faux fur trim imported by Louise Paris Ltd. They were sold exclusively at Ross Stores Inc. between Nov. 2011 and Jan. 2012.
WHY: The jackets have drawstrings at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and pose an entanglement hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 13,000.
FOR MORE: Call Louise Paris at 877-537-7517 or contact via e-mail at complaints(at)louiseparis.com
DETAILS: Puma USA V-Konstruct training jacket with pockets. The model numbers are 65110201, 65110202, 65110203, 65110204 and 65110205. They were sold from Jan. 2007 to Jan. 2012.
WHY: The jacket has a drawstring that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing an entanglement hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 5,000.
FOR MORE: Call Puma at 855-351-7489, visit www.puma.com , or e-mail the firm at productissue(at)puma.com
DETAILS: Whoozit Starry Time Rattle, featuring orange, aqua-blue, and purple stars stacked front to back between two clear spheres on a flexible stem. They were sold from Sept. 2011 through March 2012.
WHY: The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of rattles breaking, but no reported injuries.
HOW MANY: About 3,000 in the U.S. and 150 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Manhattan Group at 800-541-1345 or visit www.manhattantoy.com
DETAILS: Gerber Instant Knife with a black handle. They are spring-assisted clip knives with a black retractable 3.18″ blade. The name “Gerber” is written in silver on the knife’s pocket clip. The knives were sold from Feb. 2012 through March 2012.
WHY: The locking mechanism on the spring-assisted blade can fail to engage properly, causing the blade to fold during use, posing a laceration hazard.
HOW MANY: About 3,000.
FOR MORE: Call Gerber Legendary Blades at 877-314-9130 or visit www.gerbergear.com
DETAILS: Teryx recreational off-highway vehicles. They are model year 2012 Kawasaki four-wheel recreational off-highway vehicles with side-by-side seating for two people, automobile style controls. They include model types Teryx 750 FI 4×4, Teryx 750 FI 4×4 LE, Teryx 750 FI 750 4×4 LE SGE and Teryx 750 FI 4×4 Sport. They were sold at Kawasaki dealers from Aug. 2011 through March 2012.
WHY: The vehicles are incorrectly labeled as having a higher occupant capacity than is safe.
HOW MANY: About 2,000.
FOR MORE: Call Kawasaki at 800-954-7228 or visit www.kawasaki.com .