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About 330,000 electric griddles sold at Wal-Mart are being recalled because of a defect that poses a shock hazard.
Other consumer products recalled this week include faulty bicycles and chairs.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: Rival brand electric griddles with model number XJ-14207. "Walmart" and the model number are printed on a label molded into the bottom of the griddle. "Rival" is printed on the outside edge of the griddle and on the griddle's temperature dial. They were sold at Walmart stores nationwide and online at Walmart.com from July 2015 through December 2015.
WHY: The heating element can crack and water can get inside, posing a shock hazard when the griddle is plugged into an electrical outlet.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 330,000.
FOR MORE: Call Walmart at 800-925-6278 between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday and between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. CT Sunday or visit http://www.walmart.com and click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page under "Customer Service" for more information.
DETAILS: Pier 1 Imports Swingasan chairs and stands, which were sold separately from January 2010 through August 2015. The product description and dimensions in inches included in this recall are: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Pier-One-Imports-Recalls-Swingasan-Chairs-and-Stands/
WHY: The suspension hardware on the chair and stand can break, or the stand can become unstable during use, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: There have been 101 reports of incidents with the chairs and stands. These include 93 reports of the chair with stand becoming unstable during use and tipping over, resulting in 23 injuries. There have been eight reports of the suspension hardware failing, including four reports of injuries.
HOW MANY: About 260,000 in the U.S. and about 16,000 were sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Pier 1 Imports at 855-513-5140 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Sunday or visit http://www.pier1.com and click on "Product Notes & Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Upholstered Tovin chairs sold in a black and white print. SKU number 507667 is printed on a UPC sticker affixed to the underside of the chair. They were sold at Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at http://www.worldmarket.com from July 2015 through October 2015.
WHY: The legs on the chair can bend or break, posing a fall hazard to the user.
INCIDENTS: Five reports of the chair legs bending or breaking. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,180.
FOR MORE: Call Cost Plus World Market at 877-967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily or visit http://www.worldmarket.com and click on "Product Recalls" under "Customer Service" at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Stolen series BMX bicycles, including Stolen Agent 16CB and 16FW, Stolen Compact, Stolen Casino and Stolen Stereo models. "Stolen" and the model name are printed on the frame of the bicycles. They were sold at BMX bicycle/product dealers, Stolen series BMX distributors and specialty bicycle retailers nationwide and online at http://www.QBP.com and other BMX bicycle/product websites from September 2015 through October 2015.
WHY: The bicycles fail to meet the federal bicycle standard. The bicycle's front wheel can detach due to improperly fitting retention washers, posing a fall hazard to the rider.
INCIDENTS: One report of an incident. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,000.
FOR MORE: Call QBP at 844-610-7484 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit http://www.qbpbmx.com and click on "Recall Information 2016 Stolen Bikes" for more information.
DETAILS: New and previously recalled 18-inch tall and 20-inch tall Classroom Select NeoRok Stools with a tilting and rocking feature, for use by children in the classroom. The Classroom Select logo is printed on one side of the base and the NeoRok name is printed on the other side of the base. The stools were sold in 12 colors. Recalled 18-inch stools are item number 1496340 and recalled 20-inch stools are item number 1496342. They were sold through Classroom Direct catalogs, School Specialty Furniture and Equipment catalogs, School Specialty Education Essentials catalogs, School Specialty Early Childhood catalogs, and on http://www.schoolspecialty.com from May 2015 through November 2015.
WHY: The stool can break during use, posing a fall hazard.
INCIDENTS: Nine reports of stools breaking during use, including one report involving a concussion.
HOW MANY: About 6,000. About 1,350 were recalled in June 2015. In addition, about 800 were sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call School Specialty at 877-204-3948 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit http://www.schoolspecialty.com and click on "Product Recalls" under "Customer Service" on the bottom right.
DETAILS: 12 models of Steelcase "Rocky" style swivel chairs made between 2005 and 2015. They were sold at Steelcase independently owned dealers nationwide from August 2005 to June 2015. Model numbers can be found on the underside of the seat. Details on the model numbers and styles can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Steelcase-Recalls-Chairs/
WHY: The screws connecting the seat and back to the base of the chair can detach, posing a fall hazard to the user
INCIDENTS: There have been 311 reports of incidents, including one report of an injury.
HOW MANY: About 17,000.
FOR MORE: Call Steelcase at 800-210-5109 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit http://www.steelcase.com and click on "Rocky Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information. Consumers can also email Steelcase at retrofits(at)steelcase.com.
DETAILS: White ceramic 16-ounce coffee mugs with gold-painted monograms and accent rims. "Microwave/Dishwasher Safe" is printed in a black panel on the bottom of the coffee mugs. They were sold at Altar'd State stores nationwide from October 2015 through December 2015.
WHY: The coffee mugs are mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic paint accents on the coffee mugs can spark, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: One report of a coffee mug sparking during microwaving. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 14,000.
FOR MORE: Call Altar'd State at 800-284-7348 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit http://www.altardstate.com and click on "Safety Recall Notice" at the top left of the page for more information.
DETAILS: LATTJO Tongue drums and LATTJO Drumstick sets sold at IKEA stores nationwide and online at http://www.ikea-usa.com from November 2015 through December 2015. The LATTJO Drumstick set includes two solid birch drumsticks, two brushes and two mallet-type drumsticks with black rubber balls on the ends. IKEA and LATTJO are printed on a label attached to the pouch.
WHY: The rubber ball on the drumsticks can detach or be unscrewed, posing a choking hazard.
INCIDENTS: Six reports of the rubber ball on the end of the drumsticks detaching or being unscrewed. These reports were from staff in IKEA stores in Germany, Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the U.S.
HOW MANY: About 2,000 tongue drums and 1,300 drumstick sets.
FOR MORE: Call IKEA at 888-966-4532 anytime or go to http://www.ikea-usa.com and click on "Press Room" at the bottom of the page then "Product Recalls" at the top of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Model year 2016 Husqvarna TC and FC and KTM SX and SX-F motocross competition motorcycles with 250cc to 450cc, 4-cycle engines, and 125cc to 250cc, 2-cycle engines. The model name and engine size are on both sides of the rear fender below the rear of the seat. Model year 2016 motorcycles will have the letter G in the 10th position of the vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is located on the right side of the steering head. They were sold at KTM authorized dealers nationwide from March 2015 through October and at Husqvarna Motorcycles authorized dealers nationwide from March 2015 through October 2015.
WHY: The front wheel spoke assembly can fail, causing the operator to lose control of the motorcycle and crash.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of crashes as a result of a wheel spoke failure, including one report of a shoulder injury and three broken ribs.
HOW MANY: About 3,700.
FOR MORE: Call KTM North America and Husqvarna Motorcycles at 888-985-6090 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to http://www.ktmusa.com and click on "Service," then select "Safety," or go to http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com and click on "Service," then "Servicecheck" for more information.