Recalls this week: Sno-Cone machines, blenders

AP News
Posted: Nov 01, 2013 3:24 PM

A line of Snoopy sno-cone machines with parts that could wind up in the finished product are among this week's recalled products. Others include blenders with potentially defective blades and baby blankets with pieces that pose a choking hazard.

Here's a more detailed look:


DETAILS: Cra-Z-Art Snoopy sno-cone machines with one of three batch numbers BCH003005A28-0812, BCHTRU001A17-0812 or BCHTRU004A16-0712 printed on the back of the white plastic doghouse and on the side of the box. The words "SNOOPY" and "SNO-CONES" are on the front of the machine and "Cra-Z-Art" is on the back. They were sold from September 2012 through July 2013.

WHY: A brass rivet can fall out of the machine's ice-shaving cylinder and into a sno-cone, posing a risk of injury to the mouth or the teeth.

INCIDENTS: 64 reports of brass rivets falling out of the machine's ice-shaving cylinder. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 102,000.

FOR MORE: Call LaRose Industries at 855-345-4593, send email to recall@laroseindustries, or visit which takes consumers to the Cra-Z-Art website and click on the Recall tab more information.


DETAILS: Calphalon XL 9 speed blenders, model 1832449, also identified as model ME600BL. The model number is located on the underside of the blender's base. They were sold from September 2012 through September 2013.

WHY: A piece of the blender's mixing blade unit can break off during use, posing an injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: Four reports of a piece of the blender's mixing blade breaking off. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 22,000 in the U.S. and 400 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Calphalon at 800-809-7267 or visit and click on "XL 9 Speed Blender Recall Information" for more information.


DETAILS: BreathableBaby BreathableSack wearable blanket for infants. They are sleeveless, wearable blankets. They come in two sizes: small (10-18 pounds) and medium (16-24 pounds) and come in three colors: kiwi Whoo, pink Hip, and blue Splash. There is one animal stitched on the left chest of each blanket of an owl, hippo or elephant. Only BreathableSacks from Lot No. 124 with a manufacture date of 04/17/2012 are included in the recall. A tag sewn inside the recalled units where the infant's right foot would be located states the "Date of Manufacture: 04/17/2012, Lot No. 124," along with the washing instructions on the back of the tag. They were sold from June 2012 to August 2013.

WHY: The zipper pull tabs and sliders can detach posing a choking hazard to infants.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 15,000.

FOR MORE: Call BreathableBaby at 877-827-4442 or visit and click on Recall Information.


DETAILS: Circo-brand Chloe and Conner sitting stools. The children's sitting stools were sold as part of the Circo-brand Chloe & Conner Collection. Item numbers 249200218 (red), 249200207 (white), 249200217 (navy), 249200208 (pink) are printed on a sticker on the underside of the stools. They were sold at Target stores from April 2012 through June 2013.

WHY: The stabilizing bar can crack and cause the stool to collapse, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: Seven reports of the stools breaking or collapsing and causing a child to fall. In five of the reported incidents, bumps, bruises and cuts were reported.

HOW MANY: About 69,000.

FOR MORE: Call Target at 800-440-0680, send email to, or visit and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page and then select "Children's & Baby Products."

TABLET A/C Adaptors

DETAILS: A/C Adaptor (charger) included with Polaroid PMID 709 Internet Tablets. The adaptor has two prongs for plugging into an outlet on one end and a wire leading to a single plug for the tablet. A label on the bottom of the casing near the plug prongs has "Polaroid Power Adaptor" printed on it with the model number SX-30017-D. They were sold at Big Lots in July 2013.

WHY: The adaptors can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: 10 reports of the adaptor overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

HOW MANY: 21,000.

FOR MORE: Call Southern Telecom at 866-450-4493, or visit and go to Product Support and click on "PMID709 A/C Adaptor Exchange Program" for more information.


DETAILS: Multiple Heath/Zenith Motion Activated Outdoor Lights used for porch lighting. The product comes in 21 designs with a variety of finishes and is designed to turn on at night when motion is detected. The product replaces a standard outdoor wall-mounted light fixture. The brand name and model number can be found on a label located on the back of the motion sensor for wall-mounted models, or underneath the motion sensor cover for ceiling-mounted models. They were sold from December 2006 to July 2013. Brand names with their model numbers involved in the recall can be found here:

WHY: The internal fixture wiring can energize the entire surface and fittings of the fixture, posing an electrical shock hazard.

INCIDENTS: No injuries were reported.

HOW MANY: About 210,000 in the U.S. and 13,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call HeathCo at 855-704-5438, send email to, or visit and click on "Recall" for more information.


DETAILS: Four-wheel drive 2012 and 2013 Honda FourTrax TRX500 Foreman ATV models FE and FM. The ATVs are red, green or camouflage and have "Honda" on both sides of the fuel tank and "Foreman" on the front cowl below the handlebars and on the left rear fender. The model number is on the left front frame down pipe above the driver's left-hand side front wheel. They were sold at Honda ATV dealers nationwide from May 2011 through September 2013.

The following VIN ranges are included in the recall: 2012 TRX500FE models with VIN 1HFTE387(asterisk)C4000006 thru 1HFTE387(asterisk)C4005765; 2012 TRX500FE Camo models with VIN 1HFTE385(asterisk)C4000002 through 1HFTE385(asterisk)C4001201; 2012 TRX500FM models with VIN 1HFTE380(asterisk)C4000004 through 1HFTE380(asterisk)C4007923; 2012 TRX500FM Camo models with VIN 1HFTE381(asterisk)C4000003 through 1HFTE381(asterisk)C4000902; 2013 TRX500FE models with VIN 1HFTE387(asterisk)D4100001 through 1HFTE387(asterisk)D4101860; 2013 TRX500FE Camo models with VIN 1HFTE385(asterisk)D4100001 through 1HFTE385(asterisk)D4100600; 2013 TRX500FM models with VIN 1HFTE380(asterisk)D4100001 through 1HFTE380(asterisk)D4102400; and 2013 TRX500FM Camo models with VIN 1HFTE381(asterisk)D4100001 through 1HFTE381(asterisk)D4100480.

WHY: The ATV's steering shaft can break unexpectedly and cause the rider to lose steering control and crash. This poses a risk of injury or death.

INCIDENTS: 18 reports of the ATV's steering shaft breaking, including two in which the riders were involved in a crash. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 21,000.

FOR MORE: Call American Honda at 866-784-1870 or visit and click on Support for product recall information.