Health alerts: IKEA dressers, hoverboards, jackets, and more
TrishaKorioth, Staff Writer
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the
following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise
instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s searchable online product
safety database atwww.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
IKEA dressers, chests
Units:About 17.3 million
Hazard: Chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall. They
can tip over and fall on children, causing injuries or death.
Description: Recalled are IKEA chests and dressers, including MALM three-drawer, four-drawer, five-drawer
and six-drawer models and other non-MALM models. The recalled children’s chests and
dressers are taller than 23.5 inches; recalled adult chests and dressers are taller
than 29.5 inches. They are made of particle board or fiber board and are white, birch
(veneer), medium brown, black-brown, white stained oak (veneer), oak (veneer), pink,
turquoise, gray, gray-turquoise, lilac, green, brown stained ash (veneer) or black.
Sold at: IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.IKEA.com from January 2002 through June
2016 for $70 to $200. Other chests and dressers sold from 1985 to June 2016 also are
Remedy: Stop using recalled chests or dressers that are not properly anchored to the wall
and place in an area that children cannot access. Contact IKEA for a refund or a free
wall-anchoring kit. Those with chests and dressers manufactured before January 2002
can receive partial store credit.
Hazard: The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat,
posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
Description: The following self-balancing scooters are recalled: Drone Nerds, Go Wheels, iHoverspeed,
iLive, Tech Drift, Sonic Smart Wheels and Smart Balance Wheel hoverboards. The two-wheeled
scooters were sold in a variety of colors.
Sold at: Various retailers and online from 2015 to 2017 for $150 to $500.
Remedy: Contact the company for a refund or credit.
Hazard: Mold might be in the clay, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in people
with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.
Description: This recall involves “totally me!” clay craft kits. Model number AD11244 is printed
on the bottom of the box. Kits contain two bricks of air-dry acrylic paints, a paint
brush, three sculpting tools, a plastic rolling pin, a sponge, an instructional work
mat, two texture rollers, a plastic clay cutting tool and ribbon.
Sold at: Babies“R”Us and Toys“R”Us stores from January through October 2017 for about $10.
Remedy: Return the kits to Babies“R”Us or Toys“R”Us for a refund or store credit.
Hazard: The pajama sets do not meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. They
are a burn risk to children.
Description: Recalled are children’s 100% merino wool one-piece, long-sleeve, footed pajamas. They
have a blue, gray, lilac or lilac gray horizontal stripe print and a zipper that extends
from the center of the neckline down to the left ankle. The sleepwear was sold in
sizes 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months and 2T. Woolino and the size are printed
on the back of the neckline.
Sold at: Clothes Pony and Caro Bambino stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Zulily.com
and Woolino.com from May 2015 through November 2017 for $50 to $60.
Hazard: The cranks can bend or break during use, and riders can fall.
Description: Recalled are 2015, 2016 and 2017 model year Norco children’s bicycles with Samox SAC30-111NA
square taper bicycle cranks in 140 mm and 152 mm lengths. Crank model number AC30
is on the inside of both crank arms, and the crank length is stamped at the end of
each crank arm. The following 20- and 24-inch wheeled bicycles are recalled: Storm
2.1, Storm 4.1, Charger 2.1, Charger 4.1, Fluid HT 2.3, Fluid HT 4.3, Fluid FS 2.2,
and Fluid FS 4.2.
Remedy: Contact an authorized Norco Bicycles dealer for installation of a new crankset.