Recalls this week include magnetic Maze toys, double strollers, flat screen TV wall mounts

Friday, August 27, 2010

Recalls This Week: Magnetic Maze toys, strollers

NEW YORK — Magnetic toys and double strollers are among the recalled products in this week’s roundup. Television wall mounts for flat screen TVs are included, too, along with gas smokers used for barbecuing that could explode and baby bottle warmers.

Here are some of the items recalled this week:


DETAILS: Wooden magnetic maze toys, made in China for Lakeshore Learning Materials of Carson, Calif., have been recalled. They recall includes several types of toys, including ones that read: “Who’s Hiding in the Garden?,” ”Who’s Hiding in the Ocean?,” ”Magnetic Counting Maze,” ”Magnetic Alphabet Board” or “My Community Magnetic Board” across the top. They were sold in company stores and through its catalog and website around the country between January 2009 and May.

WHY: The plastic wand used to move the magnets beneath the cover can separate and become a choking hazard to children. The magnets also pose a danger if they detach and children swallow them.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 10 reports of wands separating and magnets detaching, but no reports of injuries.

HOW MANY: About 18,500.

FOR MORE: Call 800-428-4414; visit or


DETAILS: Flat screen television wall mounts made in China for Milestone AV Technologies LLC of Savage, Minn., have been recalled. The recall involves two models, the Sanus Vision Mount model LF228-B1 was sold through independent television mount dealers nationwide from June 2009 through July for about $450. The Simplicity model SLF2 was sold through Costco from June 2009 through July for about $200.

WHY: The elbow joint components on the mount’s arm do not fit together properly. That causes the TV to tilt and could result in it falling when it’s adjusted.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 181,000.

FOR MORE: Call 877-894-6280; visit or


DETAILS: Zooper Tango double strollers, made in China for Lan Enterprises of Hillesboro, Ore., have been recalled. The strollers carry model numbers SL808B and SL808F, and were sold nationwide and online, including through, from January 2007 through August 2008 for between $400 and $430.

WHY: The frame latch above the front wheels can fail when the stroller hits an object, causing the stroller to unexpectedly collapse.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 185 reports of frame latch failures, including one in which a 13-month-old and a 3-year-old received minor injuries.

HOW MANY: About 3,700.

FOR MORE: Call 888-966-7379; visit or


DETAILS: Vertical gas smokers made for Char-Broil LLC of Columbus, Ga., have been recalled. The model number 07701413 smokers, which were sold at Walmart stores and other retailers nationwide from March 2009 through June are involved.

WHY: When the temperature setting is on low, the smoker’s hose/valve/regulator does now allow sufficient gas to flow and the flame is extinguished. A small amount of gas does continue to flow inside the smoker, however, and if it is reignited the built-up propane could cause an explosion.

INCIDENTS: The company has received five reports of explosions causing doors to burst open and hit consumers. Injuries have included burns, concussion and cuts.

HOW MANY: About 18,450.

FOR MORE: Call 866-671-7988; visit or


DETAILS: The Beaba Express Steam Bottle Warmer that was sold during June and July at Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide, in catalogs and online has been recalled. The warmer, used for baby bottles and baby food, is green with an orange dial and “Beaba” printed on the base. Model number 9602 is printed on the bottom.

WHY: The bottle warmers can overheat liquids and baby food, which could burn adults and babies.

INCIDENTS: There have been 10 reports of the bottles overheating, including one report of an adult who burned a finger touching a hot bottle.

HOW MANY: About 11,000.

FOR MORE: Call 877-548-0850; visit or

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