NEW YORK (AP) – Several brands of powdered carpet cleaner are being recalled this week because they could contain harmful bacteria. Other recalled consumer products include laptop batteries and chairs.
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DETAILS: This recall involves model year 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicles sold at Can-Am dealers nationwide from August 2016 through November 2016. Recalled models include the 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 STD, 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 XDS and 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 XRS. To verify if your vehicle is included in the recall, have your VIN ready and contact your authorized Can-Am side-by-side dealer or BRP. The model name and Vehicle Identification Number is printed on a label under the glove box.
WHY: The steering rack and pinion assembly can have an improper amount of grease and result in a loss of steering control and crash hazard.
INCIDENTS: 33 reports of incidents, including reports of intermittent or complete steering lock. No injuries were reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,380.
FOR MORE: Call BRP at 888-272-9222 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Sunday.
DETAILS: This recall involves Practi-VALVES that are used to practice mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or CPR. The trainee connects the blue plastic air valve to a plastic mask, places it over the dummy’s mouth and blows through the valve to fill the dummy’s lungs with air. WNL Products is printed in white on the valves. This recall only involves valves in Lot 3197. “Lot 3197” is printed on the packaging. They were sold at Amazon.com and wnlproducts.com and in the following catalogs: Channing Bete Company, CPR Savers & First Aid Supply, Emergency Medical Products, MCR Medical Supply, NASCO, School Health Company, School Nurse Supply and World Point ECC from July 2016 through September 2016 for about $12 for a 10 pack of valves and about $50 for a 50 pack of valves. The valves were sold separately from the mask.
WHY: The end-cap of the valves can detach in a person’s mouth while being used during CPR training, posing a choking hazard.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of the end-caps of the valves detaching from the Practi-Valve into consumers’ mouths or throats during CPR training.
HOW MANY: About 10,000.
FOR MORE: Call Work ‘N Leisure at 800-884-9629 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com or visit www.wnlproducts.com and click on “Practi-VALVE Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Human Touch’s Perfect Chair, model PC-610 with serial numbers between B613315034 and B614215154. The words “Human Touch” and “Perfect Chair” and the model and serial number can be found on the cross bar connecting the rear legs of the chair. They were sold at Furniture and specialty stores nationwide including Healthy Back, Human Touch, Relax in Comfort, Relax The Back and The Better Back Store and online at ebay.com and vitalityweb.com.
WHY: The chair’s joystick reclining mechanism can malfunction and allow the chair to continue moving, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of the chair’s joystick mechanism malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,100.
FOR MORE: Call Human Touch at 800-355-2762 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.humantouch.com and click on “Support” and then on “Recall” for more information.
DRY CARPET CLEANING POWDER
DETAILS: The recall includes six brands of dry carpet cleaners: Arm & Hammer, Capture, Healthy Home, Oreck, Resista and Riccar. The powder is sprinkled on carpets and rugs to clean and deodorize them. The dry carpet cleaner was sold in various sizes and lot numbers. The lot number is printed on stickers on each container marked with a letter followed by the five-digit lot number. Specific information on recalled items can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Six-Brands-of-Dry-Carpet-Cleaning-Powder-Recalled-by-Milliken . Some of the dry carpet cleaners were sold at Home Depot, Lowes, Menards, Oreck, Walmart and specialty carpet and vacuum stores nationwide from July 2015 through September 2016. They were sold for between $5 and $40 a bottle or between $20 and $50 for a kit.
WHY: The dry carpet cleaning powder can contain harmful bacteria that pose a risk of respiratory and other infections in people with compromised immune systems. Consumers with healthy immune systems are generally not affected by the bacteria.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 550,000.
FOR MORE: Call Milliken at 888-770-7142 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.captureclean.com and click on “Capture Carpet and Rug Dry Cleaner has issued a Recall” at the top of the page or go to www.milliken.com and click on “Carpet Cleaner Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: The recall is for Bat Out of Hell fireworks with model number CP1129 and Powder House fireworks with model number CP1130. The model number is printed on all four sides of the device above the warning label. These are 1.4g consumer fireworks devices that consist of 16 multiple shots in the shape of a square cube. They were sold at fireworks retailers, including display stands and tents in states permitting the sale of consumer fireworks, from May 2005 through June 2005 for about $20.
WHY: The fireworks devices could tip over during use, posing a serious injury hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 9,000 units.
FOR MORE: American Promotional Events at (800) 243-1189 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.TNTFireworks.com.
HP AND COMPAQ LAPTOP BATTERIES
DETAILS: The recall is for the lithium ion rechargeable battery used in various HP and Compaq laptops. The recalled batteries are a subset of those manufactured in early January 2005, and will have a bar code label starting with L3. HP and Compaq Notebook Model Series that may contain a recalled battery include: HP Pavilion dv1xxx and ze2xxx; HP COMPAQ nx48xx; Compaq Presario V2xxx and M2xxx. They were sold at electronic stores, online stores and at hp.com and hpshopping.com from January 2005 through December 2005 for between $1,000 and $3,000. The battery packs also were sold separately for between $100 and $130.
WHY: The battery can overheat and melt or char the plastic case, posing a burn and fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: 20 reports of batteries overheating, including two in the U.S. One minor burn injury has been reported. Eleven cases of minor property damage were reported, including one in the U.S.
HOW MANY: About 15,700 batteries worldwide.
FOR MORE: Visit the HP Battery replacement program website at www.hp.com/support/BatteryReplacement, or contact HP at (888) 202-4320 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.