Recalls this week: Laptop batteries, chairs

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Posted: Feb 10, 2017 12:15 PM

A recall for overheating laptop batteries made by Panasonic was expanded this week. Other recalled consumer products include Laz-Z-Boy chairs.

Here's a more detailed look:

LAPTOP BATTERIES

DETAILS: This expanded recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 18 models of Sony's VAIO Series laptop computers. Sony has expanded the number of affected battery packs under this recall. The battery packs may have come with certain VAIO E Series personal computers released in February 2013, or may have been installed in some VAIO computers during repair. They were sold at Best Buy, Sony retail stores, other consumer electronic stores nationwide and online at www.store.sony.com and other websites from February 2013 through October 2013 as part of Sony VAIO laptops. Panasonic battery packs included in this recall have model number VGP-BPS26 and part numbers 1-853-237-11 and 1-853-237-21 printed on the back of the battery pack. Recalled model numbers for the Sony VAIO laptop computer can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Sony-Expands-Recall-of-VAIO-Laptop-Computer-Battery-Packs

WHY: The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 700. In addition, about 1,700 units were previously recalled on June 15, 2016.

F0R MORE: Call Sony Electronics at 888-476-6988 from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET Monday through Friday or 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or visit www.sony.com , click on "Support" and then "Support Alerts."

LA-Z-BOY CHAIRS

DETAILS: Power supplies sold with Gold Series electric Lift Chairs, the Clayton Luxury-Lift (Model 1HL562) and Power Lift (Model 1ML562), and Luxury-Lift (Models 1LF505 and 1LF819). They were also part of conversion kits for older lift chairs with Models 1LL320, 1LL508, 1LL515, 1LM320, 1LM508 and 1LM515. The power supply enables the chair's seat to lift a consumer from a seated into a standing position. Only power supplies with LOT #150113 are included in this recall. The model name, model number and lot number are printed on the back of the power supply. They were sold at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries and independent furniture stores nationwide and online at la-z-boy.com from September 2015 through November 2016.

WHY: The lift chair's power supply cover can crack within the screw housing and break, causing the cover to detach and exposing the power supply's electrical components, posing a shock hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,500 in the U.S. and about 210 were sold in Canada.

F0R MORE: Call La-Z-Boy at 855-592-9087 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.la-z-boy.com and click on the "Recall" button at the bottom of the page.

TOY WANDS

DETAILS: Light-spinner wands with lot numbers 954544 and 954603 imprinted on the bottom of the toy. The light-spinner wands have either Mickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse at the top. The Mickey Mouse wands are yellow, red and black. The Minnie Mouse wands are pink, white and blue. The wands measure about 18 inches tall. They were sold at Disney On Ice and Disney Live shows from October 2016 through November 2016.

WHY: The top component can detach and expose an eight inch metal rod, posing an injury hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: 30,100.

F0R MORE: Call Feld Entertainment at 800-755-1530 or 703-448-3683 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to Recall@feldinc.com or visit www.feldentertainment.com and click "Press Room" for a Feb. 9 news release.

TABLES

DETAILS: Restoration Hardware's Railroad Tie & Parsons Railroad Tie dining tables. The recalled tables are round or rectangular with thin sheets of zinc/dark gray color metal on the table tops. They were sold at Restoration Hardware Outlet stores nationwide and at Restorationhardware.com from March 2012 through December 2016. The item number is printed on a white sticker underneath the tabletop. Details on the specific items numbers and table descriptions can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Restoration-Hardware-Recalls-Metal-Top-Dining-Tables

WHY: The table's metal top can contain lead and presents a risk of lead exposure to children. Lead is toxic if ingested and can cause adverse health effects.

INCIDENTS: Restoration Hardware has received reports of elevated blood lead levels in four children in two homes where a recalled table was present. One incident involving two children occurred in Cranston, Rhode Island and another incident involving two children occurred in Beverly Hills, California.

HOW MANY: About 2,700.

F0R MORE: Call Restoration Hardware at 888-728-8419 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.