Recalls this week include sanders, bamboo blinds, toy cars

Friday, September 10, 2010

Recalls this week: Sanders, blinds, toy cars

NEW YORK — Flying discs, exposed wires and adapters that overheat. It’s fortunate that many of the faulty products recalled this week haven’t yet resulted in injuries.

However, Black & Decker says it received dozens of reports of a plastic disc flying off one of its sanders. One incident ended with serious facial lacerations.

Here are the recalled items this week:


DETAILS: The Black & Decker random-orbit sanders were manufactured in China by Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. of Towson, Md. The sanders were sold at home center, hardware and discount stores, as well as by authorized Black & Decker dealers, nationwide from January 2007 through July 2009.

WHY: The plastic disc can fly off or break apart while in use.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 73 reports of incidents and 15 reports of injuries, including one report of serious facial lacerations.

HOW MANY: About 192,000.

FOR MORE: Call 866-220-1767; visit or


DETAILS: The bamboo roll-up blinds with valance were manufactured in China and distributed by Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores of Hudson, Ohio. The blinds were sold at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores nationwide between April 2009 and December 2009.

WHY: They pose a strangulation hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,800.

FOR MORE: Call 888-739-4120; visit or


DETAILS: The FIXIT One Million Candlepower rechargeable spotlights were manufactured in China and imported by Innovage LLC of Foothill Ranch, Calif. The spotlights were sold at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Bealls, Tuesday Morning, Ace Hardware, Boscov’s and Winn-Dixie stores nationwide from October 2003 through October 2009.

WHY: The adapter can overcharge the battery causing it to leak acid.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 13 reports of burns to skin, clothing, carpeting or upholstery.

HOW MANY: About 1.4 million.

FOR MORE: Call 888-408-1140; visit


DETAILS: The Play With Your Veggies toys were manufactured in Nepal by The Land of Nod of Northbrook, Ill. The toy vegetables were sold through the Land of Nod catalog and website, as well as in Land of Nod stores in Illinois and Washington.

WHY: A wire in the toy asparagus can be exposed and pose a risk of cuts.

INCIDENTS: The company has received one report of an exposed wire but no reports of injuries.

HOW MANY: About 2,100.

FOR MORE: Call 800-933-9904; visit


DETAILS: The staffs to assist in wading rivers and streams were manufactured in the United States and recalled by Simms Fishing Products of Bozeman, Mont. The staffs were sold by authorized dealers around the country from March 2010 through June 2010.

WHY: They can collapse and pose a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 3,000.

FOR MORE: Call 877-789-6555; visit or


DETAILS: The Sand & Water Transportation Station Toys were imported by Step2 Company, of Streetsboro, Ohio. The toys were sold at Target and other major retailers, specialty stores and by online retailers from December 2008 through June 2010.

WHY: The toys pose choking concerns. The light blue plastic wheels on the train cars, which are part of the station, can detach.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 56,000. Another 7,700 are being recalled in Canada.


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