Recalls this week: Steel straws, tractors, elevators

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Posted: Aug 05, 2016 1:53 PM

More than 2.5 million steel straws sold at Starbucks are being recalled because they pose a risk of lacerations to children. Other recalled consumer products include faulty lawn and garden tractors.

Here's a more detailed look:

STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS

DETAILS: Reusable stainless steel Cold-to-Go food grade drinking straws in two sizes sold at Starbucks stores nationwide. The straws were packaged and sold in sets of three and were also sold as a component of two sizes of stainless steel beverage cups: Grande 16-ounce cups and Venti 24-ounce cups. They were sold from June 2012 through June 2016.

WHY: The stainless steel straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth, posing a risk of injury.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of mouth lacerations to young children while drinking.

HOW MANY: About 2.5 million in the U.S. and about 301,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Starbucks at 800-782-7282 from 3 a.m. to Midnight PT daily or visi https://news.starbucks.com com and click on "stainless steel straw warnings" for more information.

HAMMOCKS

DETAILS: BYA Sports Double Hammocks with the following UPC bar codes printed on the back of the merchandising card attached to the hammock are included in the recall: 7456112010186 (orange) and 7456112010193 (blue). The BYA logo and "DOUBLE HAMMOCK" is printed on the front of the merchandising card. Sold at Gander Mountain stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, dicksportinggoods.com, promotive.com and target.com from January 2015 through March 2016.

WHY: A weld on the ring of the hammocks can fail, allowing the hammock to pull free and fall while in use, posing a fall hazard to the user.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of ring failure, including one report of bruising from a fall.

HOW MANY: About 760.

FOR MORE: Call BYA Sports collect at 303-443-0163 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or visit at www.BYAsports.com and click on the Recall Information tab for more information.

FIRE ALARM PULL STATIONS

DETAILS: National Time & Signal 541S fire alarm pull stations. The red and white rectangular pull stations have "National Time" printed on the bottom. The fire alarm pull stations included in the recall have batch code 0805, which is printed on a sticker inside the pull station. "PULL" is printed on the pull handle. They were sold by National Time & Signal Corporation, and installed by electrical contractors, for use in educational, residential and business facilities in the Michigan area from October 2005 through April 2007.

WHY: The pull handle on the fire alarm pull station can break when manually pulled and fail to activate the alarm system.

INCIDENTS: One report of the pull handle breaking and failing to activate during routine testing. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 3,500.

FOR MORE: Call National Time & Signal at 844-856-9177 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to recall@natsco.net or online at http://www.natsco.net/ or http://www.sigcom.com and click on Safety Notices and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

MAGNETIC TRAVEL MAPS

DETAILS: World Magnetic Travel Maps with a burlwood frame. The maps affected by this recall have item number 145684. The item number is printed on the packaging. They were sold at Frontgate retail and outlet stores and at www.frontgate.com from October 2015 through March 2016.

WHY: When two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside the intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death. Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,500.

FOR MORE: Call Cinmar at 888-263-9850 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.frontgate.com and click on "Safety Recall Notices" at the bottom of the page for more information.

LAWN AND GARDEN TRACTORS

DETAILS: John Deere models X710, X730, X734, X738, and X739 lawn and garden tractors with serial numbers beginning with 1M0X. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is available on the firm's website. The lawn and garden tractors have "John Deere" printed on the side and are green and yellow with yellow rims. The model number is on both sides of the engine hood. The serial number is located on the right side, below the foot rest. They were sold at John Deere independent dealers nationwide from December 2015 through July 2016.

WHY: The reverse implement option (RIO) system can fail, posing a laceration hazard to bystanders. RIO is a safety system that shuts off power to the mower blades when the machine is placed into reverse.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 5,400 in the U.S. and about 166 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Deere & Co. at 800-537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or visit www.deere.com and click on "Recall Information" on the drop-down menu under "Services & Support" for more information.

RESIDENTIAL ELEVATORS

DETAILS: All Porta residential elevators with plastic electro mechanical door locks. The EMDLs are installed as part of a complete residential elevator system. Locks included in this recall have a plastic generation 1, 2, 3 or 4 latch and keeper attached to the upper corner on the elevator side of each landing door. A UL or ETL label affixed to the bottom of the EMDL box has "Porta Inc." printed on it. They were sold by elevator manufacturers nationwide from January 2005 through December 2011.

WHY: The plastic locks can allow the landing door to open before the elevator car arrives, posing a serious fall hazard to consumers attempting to board the elevator.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of lock failure. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 60,000.

FOR MORE: Consumers should contact their elevator service company. Consumers can also contact Porta Inc. at 844-719-9037 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday or visit www.emiporta.com and click on "Important Product Safety Notice" for more information. Consumers also can email the firm at emdlinfo@emiporta.com.