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The following three items have been taken from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website.
Recalled Product #1: Avengers and Darth Vader Themed Water Bottles
The gray paint on the metal portion of the water bottle can contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead paint standard.
About 15,200 (in addition, 430 units were sold in Canada)
This recall involves Avengers and Darth Vader themed stainless steel water bottles with images of Thor, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man on one and an image of Darth Vader and the Death Star on the other style. The water bottles are gray with a blue or black plastic top, a vacuum-valve stopper and are 5 ½ inches tall by 2 ¾ inches in diameter. SKU number 7939721 (Avengers) or 7939721 (Darth Vader) is printed on the price sticker affixed to the bottom of the bottle, along with one of the following date codes: 12/2013, 8/2014 or 12/2014. A tracking label imprinted on the underside of the bottle contains the date code printed along with the words, “Pottery Barn Kids,” “LOT 1, BATCH 1” and “JINHUA, CHINA.”
Consumers should immediately take the recalled water bottles from children and return them to the nearest Pottery Barn Kids store or contact the company’s toll-free number for free shipping information. Consumers will have the option of a full refund or replacement water bottle, plus a $20 Pottery Barn Kids gift card.
Sold exclusively at:
Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Outlet stores nationwide, through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and online at www.potterybarnkids.com from June 2014 through September 2015 for about $16.
Amax Enterprises (HK) Limited, of China
Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.
Manufactured in China
Recalled Product #2: Pellet Heater/Stove
The internal fire box baffle can degrade, overheat and pose a fire hazard.
The recall includes United States Stove Company’s HomComfort 2400 24K BTU Pellet Heater/Stoves. These steel and polycarbonate products are grey and are used as a window mounted heating appliance. The heaters measure about 21.5 inches high by 24.5 inches deep by 23 inches wide. Serial numbers included in the recall are 0451 through 4420, 5681 through 5890, and 6301 through 6310. The firm name and serial number are printed on the faceplate attached by screws on the front bottom of the unit.
The United States Stove Company has received 16 reports of fire and property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately unplug these units, stop using the product and return the circuit board and serial face plate to the firm for $868 cash or $1,200 credit towards the purchase of any United States Stove Company product.
Northern Tool, Orsheln, Orgill Brothers and Rural King home heating retailers and online at www.HomeDepot.com, www.Lowes.com and www.NorthernTool.com from April 2010 through March 2012 for about $1,000.
United States Stove Company, of South Pittsburg, Tenn.
Manufactured in China
Recalled Product #3: Climbing Sticks
Folding steps can bend or break during use, posing a fall hazard.
This recall includes 2014 and 2015 Hawk 2085 RAZOR 3PK (32 inches long), the 2085-1 RAZOR 1PK (32 inches long), and the 2015 Hawk 2084 RAZOR SHORTMAX 4PK (20 inches long) and 2084-1 RAZOR SHORTMAX 1PK (20 inches long) climbing sticks. The aluminum sticks, which have a gray finish, tie with nylon strap to tree trunks and provide steps for consumers to climb. Recalled steps have three rectangular holes cut in the bottom of them, which differentiate them from non-recalled steps, which have circular holes. Model 2085 and 2085-1 have two 32-inch long metal poles with steps and a tree V-bracket to contact the tree. Model 2084 and 2084-1 have two 20-inch long metal poles with steps and a tree V-bracket to contact the tree. The model number is on the black and gray sticker located on the back side of the vertical post.
Incidents and/or Injuries:
The firm has received reports of five incidents of steps breaking. Only minor injuries, including scratches and bruises, have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the climbing sticks and contact Innopower for information on returning the folding steps for a free replacement.
A-1 Archery, Camofire LLC, Cinnamon Creek Ranch Archery, DNW Outdoors, Eunice Archery Range, Franks Great Outdoors, GameMasters, Grabow Archers, Hunter’s Refuge, & Gear, Innovations of Home, Jay’s Sporting Goods, Jon’s Sports Shop, Long Range Archery, Mack’s Sport Shop, RackFan Addicts, Simmons Sporting Goods and Woodbury Outfitters from June 2014 to August 2015 for between $38 and $130.
Innopower, Inc. (owner of the Hawk brand), of Frankenmuth, Mich.