Recalls this week: Infant sleepers, ATVs

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Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:16 PM
Recalls this week: Infant sleepers, ATVs

About 800,000 Fisher-Price infant recliner seats were recalled this week because they are prone to gather mold when they remain wet or are not frequently cleaned. Other recalls include several types of all-terrain and off-road vehicles.


DETAILS: Fisher-Price Newborn Rock 'n Play Sleeper infant recliner seat. The sleeper is designed for babies up to 25 pounds and is composed of a soft plastic seat held by a metal rocking frame. The product has a removable, fabric cover that is sold in 14 patterns and color palettes.

WHY: Mold can develop between the removable seat cushion and the hard plastic frame of the sleeper when it remains wet or is infrequently cleaned, posing a risk of exposure to mold to infants sleeping in the product. Although mold is not present at the time of purchase, mold growth can occur after use.

INCIDENTS: 600 reports of mold on the product. Sixteen consumers have reported that their infants have been treated for respiratory issues, coughs, and hives after sleeping in the seat.

HOW MANY: About 800,000.

FOR MORE: Call Fisher-Price at 800-432-5437 or visit for more information.


DETAILS: Power Supply Transformers made by HEICO lighting, a division of EMD Technologies. They were sold at Denco Sales, Graphic Solution, Hart Supply, Interstate Electric, Montroy Supply Co., N.Glantz & Son, Pioneer Supply, Reece Supply Co., Sun Supply, and Tubelite Co. from December 2011 through May 2012. The neon power supply transformers are designed to power commercial signs. They are in black metal boxes about 4.5 inches long by 3.5 inches wide with rows of vents on all sides. "HEICO LIGHTING" and the model information are printed on a plate on the transformer.

WHY: The transformers do not meet the UL standard for this product, posing a fire risk.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 3,900.

FOR MORE: Call HEICO at 800-665-1166 or visit


DETAILS: 2013 Polaris Ranger 400 recreational off-highway vehicles made by Polaris Industries Inc. The effected vehicles have the model number "R13RH45AG" and VIN numbers between "4XARH45A3D4726305" and "4XARH45A7DE648444." They were sold from July 2012 through September of 2012. Not all VIN numbers in the range are included in the recall. To see a complete list of recalled VIN numbers visit the firm's web site.

WHY: The throttle can fail to operate properly, prompting a loss of control.

INCIDENTS: None reported

HOW MANY: About 327.

FOR MORE: Call Polaris at 888-704-5290 or visit and click on Help Center under the Services and Support tab, then Common Rider Questions, then Service bulletins/recalls to check your VIN number.


DETAILS: Deere & Co. is recalling John Deere Gator RSX850i Base, Sport, and Trail models made between May and October 2012. Serial numbers for the recalled vehicles are listed at .

WHY: A fuel line can separate, causing a risk of fire.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of separated fuel lines, but no injuries.

HOW MANY: About 4,650.

FOR MORE: Call Deere and Co. at 800-537-8233 or visit and click on Services & Support for more information.


DETAILS: High-pressure scuba diving air hoses imported by A-Plus Marine Supply Inc. The hoses were sold at scuba diving retailers nationwide from April 2012 through June 2012. They have a black, smooth rubber outer covering and are about 32 to 36 inches long.

WHY: The hose, which connects the regulator to the tank's pressure gauge, can separate, reducing the available air supply to the diver and posing a drowning hazard.

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INCIDENTS: Three reports of hoses separating, but no injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 40.

FOR MORE: Call A-Plus Marine at 800-352-2360 or visit and click the recall notice on High Pressure Braided Hose Safety Recall.


DETAILS: Omni-Heat lithium-polymer rechargeable batteries. The battery packs were sold by Columbia electric jackets at nine specific stores between September and November of 2012. The stores were located in Sunrise, Fla.; Wrentham, Mass.; Birch Run, Mich.; Albertville, Minn.; Central Valley, N.Y.; Las Vegas; Grove City, Pa.; Park City, Utah; and Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

WHY: The batteries have a cell defect that can cause overheating, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: One report of overheating in Europe, but no incidents or injuries in the U.S.

HOW MANY: About 66 batteries (33 jackets with two battery packs each).

FOR MORE: Call Columbia at 800-622-6953, send email to columbia(at), or visit


DETAILS: Can-Am Commander side-by-side off-road vehicles made by BRP Mexico S.A. de C.V. The 2011 models include Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000, Can-Am Commander XT 800R and 1000, and Can-Am Commander X 1000. The 2012 models include Can-Am Commander 800 and 1000, Can-Am Commander XT 800 and 1000, Can-Am Commander X 1000, and Can-Am Commander Limited 1000.

WHY: Improper assembly of the steering column to the rack-and-pinion can result in a loss of control.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of a loss of steering control, but no injuries.

HOW MANY: About 3,400.

FOR MORE: Call BRP 888-638-5397 or visit and click on "Recall Information" under the Owner Center for more information.