The Associated Press
Baby socks with decorations that can pose a choking hazard and handgun vaults that could fail to lock are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include propane cylinders with potential leaks and infant clothing with potentially faulty zippers.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: "Aubree's" and "Hearts" baby socks made by Asia Socks and imported by Trumpette Inc. They were sold in sizes 0 to 12 months. "Aubree's" socks have flowers attached to the toes. "Hearts" socks have bows attached to the toes of the heart-patterned socks. "TRUMPETTE" is printed on the soles. They were sold in packages of six pairs of socks in multiple colors. They were sold from Dec. 2012 through Feb. 2013.
WHY: The flowers and the bows on the baby socks can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children
INCIDENTS: Eight reports of the flowers or bows detaching from the socks. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 33,000 pairs.
FOR MORE: Call Trumpette at 877-938-7265 or visit www.trumpette.com and click on Recall for more information.
DETAILS: One-piece footed infant clothing with a zipper imported by Carters Inc. The recall involves eight styles of one-piece, footed cotton clothing for infants with a zipper from the foot to the neck. They were sold in sizes newborn, 3, 6, and 9 months from Dec. 2012 through Jan. 2013. They include: Baby B'gosh with style number 414-208; Child of Mine with style number 715-839; and Just One You with style numbers 520-242, 597B537, 520-243, 597B538, 520-244, and 597B539.
WHY: The zipper pull can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 218,000.
FOR MORE: Call Carter's at 888-282-4674 or visit www.Carters.com and click on Product Recalls.
DETAILS: Six retailers are recalling Buckyballs and Buckycubes, which are high-powered magnet sets. They were imported by Maxfield & Oberton LLC, which has refused to participate in the recall and the Consumer Product Safety Commission has filed a complaint against the company. The companies taking part in the recall include Barnes & Noble Inc., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc., Brookstone, participating Hallmark retailers, Marbles the Brain Store, and ThinkGeek. The sets vary in the number of magnets included and come in a variety of colors. Individual magnets in the set are about 5 millimeters in diameter.
Consumers should take the high-powered magnet sets and all associated individual magnets away from children and teenagers and contact the retailer from which they purchased the product to obtain instructions for their remedy.
WHY: These products contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to children and teenagers.
INCIDENTS: 54 reports of children and teens ingesting the product, with 53 of these requiring medical interventions.
HOW MANY: About 3 million sets have been sold since 2010.
FOR MORE: Call Barnes & Noble at 800-843-2665 or visit www.barnesandnoble.com; call Bed Bath & Beyond at 800-462-3966 or visit www.bedbathandbeyond.com; call Brookstone at 866-576-7337 or visit www.brookstone.com; call participating Hallmark retailers at 800-425-5627 or visit www.hallmark.com/recall-product/; call Marbles the Brain Store at 877-527-2460 or visit www.marblesthebrainstore.com; call ThinkGeek at 888-433-5788 or visit www.thinkgeek.com/buckyballs/index.shtml
DETAILS: CE Tech riser cables sold in boxes of 1,000-foot lengths. It is intended to run between floors of a building as data cable. This type of cable must self-extinguish in a fire. The cable is gray and marked (UL) E316395. The box is blue and black and is marked CE Tech 1,000 ft. riser cable, Cat 6 23-4. They were sold at Home Depot Inc. stores from Jan. 2013 through Feb. 2013.
WHY: The riser cable does not meet fire resistance standards for riser cable, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 11,300.
FOR MORE: Call Home Depot at 800-394-7519 or visit www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.
DETAILS: 100-pound Propane Cylinders made by Manchester Tank & Equipment Co. They were made from January through September of 2012. The date of manufacture is printed on the collar by month and year, so "6 (asterisk) 12" represents June 2012. The name Manchester and the water capacity "WC238(hash)" are also pressed into the collar. Manchester 100-pound propane cylinders with a green dot on the hand-wheel on the top of the cylinder are not included in the recall. They were sold from Jan. 2012 through March 2013.
WHY: Fuel can leak from the thread connection between the cylinder and valve, posing a fire hazard if exposed to an ignition source.