Cribs and furniture for babies are being recalled this week because they contain excessive levels of lead. Other recalled consumer products include axes with faulty handles and power reclining furniture that can overheat.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Baby's Dream full-size cribs, furniture and accessories sold in a vintage grey paint finish under the Brie, Braxton, Heritage, Everything Nice and Legendary collections. They were sold at specialty furniture stores nationwide and online at BabysDream.com from March 2014 through March 2015. A label affixed to the bottom of the crib's back frame and the back panel of the furniture lists the product name, date and location of manufacture, model number and purchase order number (PO#). Model numbers included in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Babys-Dream-Recalls-Cribs-and-Furniture/
WHY: The grey paint on the cribs, furniture, and accessories exceeds federal lead limits. If ingested, lead can cause adverse health effects.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 4,600 cribs and furniture pieces.
FOR MORE: Call Baby's Dream Furniture at 800-835-2742 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit www.babysdream.com and click on the recall image for more information.
DETAILS: The Japanese Axe M with item number R-061 printed on the back page of the included manual. The axe was sold with a white leather holder for the axe head that attaches with a snap strap. They were sold at outdoor equipment retail stores including Adventure 16, Backcountry Gear LTD, Camp Saver, Snow Peak Portland Store, UTE Mountaineer, and online at www.snowpeak.com from December 2013 through August 2014.
WHY: The handle of the axe can crack, allowing the axe head to come loose, posing a laceration or impact hazard to the user or bystanders.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 220.
FOR MORE: Call Snow Peak at 855-407-8390, send email to email@example.com, or visit www.snowpeak.com and click on the recall poster for more information.
POWER RECLINING FURNITURE
DETAILS: Power reclining furniture with rectangular power switches. Furniture with the rectangular power switches was sold under the name, Franklin Corp. or one of eight private labels, including Big Sandy Superstore, Cardi's Furniture, Cimarron Lumber/Sutherland's, The Great American Home Store, Levin Furniture, Overstock.com, Raymour & Flanigan and Slumberland Furniture. A label on the underside of the footrest lists the retailer or private label name and the product style number and, if applicable, the basic change (BC) number. They were sold at furniture stores nationwide and online from October 2013 to December 2014.. Style and BC numbers included in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Power-Reclining-Furniture-Recalled-by-Franklin/
WHY: The switch used to operate the reclining function can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of switches igniting and three reports of switches smoking on showroom samples, resulting in minor property damage to the flooring. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 81,000 in the U.S.
FOR MORE: Call Franklin Corp. at 866-551-2706 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or visit http://Franklincorp.com and click on the "Power Switch Recall" button.