CPSC announces 4 recalls for safety hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced four recalls Thursday that include a bicycle components, water heaters, a child carrier and a mattress pad.

1. Box Components recalls about 4,100 BMX Bicycle forks due to a fall hazard.

The steer tube can become loose in the crown of the fork, posing a fall hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled forks and contact Box Components for a free replacement bicycle fork. Contact Box Components toll-free at (888) 279-9691 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at the Box Components website and click on “Recall” for more information.

No falls or injuries have been reported.

2. Rheem Recalls to repair Rheem Electric Water Heaters due to fire and burn hazards; sold exclusively at Home Depot.

Consumers should immediately turn off and stop using the recalled water heaters. Consumers should contact Rheem to request a free repair by a Rheem field technician. Contact Rheem toll-free at 866-369- 4786 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT on Sunday or online at Rheem’s website and click on Recall Information for more information.

This recall involves Rheem brand “Performance Platinum” electric water heaters in 40, 50 and 80 gallon capacities. The recalled water heaters are gray and have the “Performance Platinum” Rheem logo decal on the front above the thermostat control panel. The water heaters have a rating plate near the bottom of the unit with the model number, date of manufacture and serial number.

No injuries have been reported.

3.  Osprey recalls about 3,100 Child Backpack Carriers due to fall hazard.

The hazard includes a cut in the plastic buckle on the shoulder strap can cause the shoulder strap to release, posing a fall hazard to a child in the carrier. Consumers should immediately inspect the buckles on both straps of the carrier harness to determine if there is a cut in the plastic buckle on one or both straps. If the buckle is cut, consumers should immediately stop using the carrier and contact Osprey for a free replacement or full refund. Consumers also may contact Osprey and return the carrier for inspection. If the buckle is cut, consumers will receive a replacement or full refund.

This recall involves the Poco AG, Poco AG Plus and Poco AG Premium model child backpack carriers. Recalled carriers have a production date code of S16SB03, S16SB04, S16SB05, S16SB06 or S16SB07. “Osprey” is printed on the back at the top of the carrier. The model name is printed on the back at the bottom. Contact Osprey at 800-303-1350 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT on Monday through Friday, email pocosupport@ospreypacks.com or online at the Osprey website and click on “Poco AG Safety Notice” for more information.

No injuries have been reported.

4. Hollander Sleep Products recalls Wamsutta Mattress Pads due to violation of federal flammability standard; sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond.

The mattress pads fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses and mattress pads, posing a fire hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the mattress pads and contact Hollander Sleep Products for postage paid shipping label and instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Contact Hollander Sleep Products at 800-233-7666 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at to the Hollander website and click on Dream Zone for more information. This recall involves all sizes of Wamsutta Dream Zone cotton 800 thread count mattress pads, manufactured from August 2015 through January 2016. Hollander Sleep Products, style number 266BB and the manufacture date are printed on a label on a side of the mattress pad.

No injuries have been reported.


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