Children’s cribs, steam iron, and ski equipment recalled from Ontario stores this week
Published April 29, 2023 at 6:36 pm
This week several products are being pulled from the marketplace including two different brands of children’s cribs, a steam iron and a safety device used to help locate individuals lost during an avalanche.
Residents in Mississauga and Brampton are urged to check their homes for the following products. Consumers are asked to discontinue using the item and safely dispose of it. If possible they are encouraged to try and contact the retailer for a refund.
Black Diamond Equipment Recon LT Avalanche Transceiver
The recall involves the Recon LT Avalanche Transceiver which was manufactured between May 2021 and March 2023.
The serial numbers with the first four digits between the range of 2119-2239 are the models that are affected. The serial number can be identified by connecting the beacon to the PIEPS app using Bluetooth.
The transceiver is made of plastic and measures 11 cm tall by 7 cm wide. The exterior is grey exterior, with a blue top, and an LCD screen on the front.
The devices are worn by skiers/snowboarders/snowmobilers to aid search and rescue should they or their partners become buried in an avalanche. The transceiver was sold as a standalone unit and as part of two avalanche safety sets.
The transceivers can unexpectedly enter ‘search’ mode despite the rotary switch being in its ‘send’ position. As a result the device can fail to transmit a signal.
Risk: May pose delayed search and rescue operations in the case of an avalanche.
What you should do: It is advised to immediately stop using the product and follow the instructions on the Black Diamond website to update the firmware or request to receive a full refund.
As of April 11, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Steamfast brand lightweight handheld travel steam iron
The following Steamfast brand lightweight handheld Home and Away Travel Steam Irons: SF-717, SF-720 is being recalled. It was manufactured between January 2008 and March 2017. The model numbers along with the production date codes are printed on the back of the irons.
Another way to identify the recalled item is that the irons have a gray or black cord bushing that extends less than one inch from the enclosure along the power cord.
The power cord can become damaged near the cord bushing, which can lead to overheating. In some cases the bushing can expose the copper wire
Risk: Posing a fire and burn and shock hazard to consumer.
What you should do: Stop using the above Steamfast irons (manufactured before 2017) and contact Vornado for a refund.
As of April 20, 2023, the company has received 1 report of an incident in Canada, and no reports of injuries.
3-in-1 LEA Baby Luna – White and natural cribs
The 3-in-1 LEA Baby Luna cribs in white and natural colour with the model/article number 1066827 are affected.
According to Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program, it was determined that the product does not meet the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations in Canada.
Also, the space between the bars may be too wide and a child could get stuck between them. There is a chance that crib bars may break.
Risk: Posing a risk of entrapment and injury to children.
What you should do: Stop using the product and dispose of it safely so that it cannot be reused. Contact the company for a refund
As of April 18 2023, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada.
Kalon Studios Caravan Crib recalled
The convertible crib identified by model number 041 and serial number S10846 are being recalled.
The product is made from solid European ash with an oil/wax finish. The affected crib was manufactured on October 28, 2022.
According to Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program, it was determined that product does not meet the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations in Canada.
The crib failed to meet the testing standards for strength of slats with vertical upward force. When the force was applied it caused the slats to separate from the top rail.
Risk: Poses an entrapment and injury hazards to the child.
What you should do: Immediately stop using the recalled crib and contact Kalon Studios for a replacement or contact the retailer where the product was purchased and request for a refund.
As of April 25, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising