The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced recalls on two children’s products, and a popular dehumidifier.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
1. Name of Product: Hoodie Footie(tm) Infant and Toddler Footed Pajamas
Units: About 800
Importer: The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. Inc., dba Pajamagram, of Shelburne, Vt.
Hazard: The metal snaps that attach the hood to pajamas can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The Hoodie-Footie(tm) infant and toddler footed pajamas have a front zipper and a detachable hood. The style "Winter Whimsy" is red fleece with multi-colored penguins, snowmen and snowflake designs. They were sold in infant sizes 0 to 18 months and toddler sizes 2T to 5T. "Hoodie Footie," the size and the code GPU#SUNHFH1 or GPU#SUNHFH2 are printed on a label at the neck of the pajamas.
Sold at: Pajamagram catalogs and on the firm's website www.pajamagram.com from November 2010 through December 2010 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pajamas away from children and contact Pajamagram to receive free replacement pajamas plus a $25 gift card.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Vermont Teddy Bear Company/Pajamagram at (800) 262-1162 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.pajamagram.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11089.html
2. Name of Product: Children's hooded sweatshirts and jackets
Units: About 18,000
Distributor: Mejoong Corp. dba Hot Kids
Hazard: The children's hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood and/or waist that can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf), which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves children's sweatshirts and jackets sold in sizes 2 through 12. The items are made of various materials and were sold in 13 colors and various prints. The brand names MJC, Hot Kids or MJ Collection are printed on the sewn-in label at the neck.
Style Number | Description | Material | Color | Sizes
805 | Hooded sweatshirt | Cotton | Gray, pink, black, burgundy | Kids 4-20
806 | Hooded sweatshirt | Cotton | Gray | Kids 4-20
903 | Hooded sweatshirt | Polyester | Black, brown | Kids 2-18
2056 | Hooded flannel shirt | Cotton | Black/white | Kids 2-18
2059 | Hooded plaid jacket | Cotton | Black/white, pink/black, purple/black, red/black | Kids 2-14
4010 | Jacket | Polyester | Black/white, pink/black, purple/black, red/black | Kids 2-14
4015 | Hooded sweatshirt | Cotton Navy, white, pink, charcoal, black, burgundy | Kids 4-20
4049 | Hooded sweatshirt | Cotton | Navy, red, burgundy, gray, blue, pink, green | Kids 4-18
4116-B | Hooded plaid jacket | Cotton | Blue, white | Kids 2-18
4121 | Two-piece sports outfit | Polyester | Black, navy, red, green Kids | 2-18
4122 | Hooded sweatshirt | Cotton | Black Kids | 4-20
4123 | Hooded sweatshirt | Cotton | Black, red, heather, gray Kids | 4-20
5027 | Hooded plaid jacket | Cotton | Black, purple, white Kids | 2-18
Sold at: The Hot Kids Store in Los Angeles and from nationwide wholesalers from June 2002 through January 2010 for between $6 and $15.
Manufactured in: China and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts and jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the clothing to Hot Kids for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hot Kids at (888) 946-8546 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.mejoong.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11091.html
3. Name of Product: GE and Professional Series Brand Dehumidifiers
Units: About 198,000
Importer: GEA Products L.P., of Louisville, Ky., and CEM Global LLC (Professional Series) of China
Manufacturer: GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd., of China
Hazard: A component in the dehumidifier's compressor can short circuit, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Midea and GE have received a total of 14 reports of incidents involving smoke and fumes emitting from the unit and eight reports of fires. In six of the reported fire incidents, property damage extended beyond the unit. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves 30-pint and 40-pint portable dehumidifiers manufactured between November 2006 and August 2007, and during April 2008. The dehumidifiers are white with a front-loading water bucket. "GE" or "Professional Series" and digital controls are located on top of the dehumidifier. Model and serial numbers are located on the back of the dehumidifiers. Model and serial numbers included in the recall are:
Brand Model | Number Begins With: | Serial Number Begins With:
GE | AHK30LK, AHW30LK, AHM30LK, AHK40LK, AHH40LK, and AHM40LK | VL1, ZL1, AM1, DM1, FM1, GM1, HM1, LM1, MM1, RM1
CEM "Professional Series" | PS78303 | from C10102336010841 4100001 to C10102336010841 5103037
Sold at: Walmart, Sam's Club, Home Depot, Menards and other retail stores nationwide from February 2007 through June 2009 for between $140 and $180.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers and contact Midea to determine if their product is included in the recall. Consumers with recalled dehumidifiers will return their product to an authorized service center for a free repair. Consumers should not return the recalled dehumidifiers to the place of purchase.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Midea toll-free at (877) 593-8721 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.recallverification.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11088.html