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RECALLS: Portable generators, Justice canopies, Starbucks coffee presses

SAN ANTONIO – Swedish furniture giant IKEA has issued a safety announcement about its Sundvik changing table after reports of children falling.

IKEA attributed the falls to the improper use of the safety lock fittings. The company has received three reports of injuries.

IKEA is urging parents to make sure they are using the safety lock fittings and to contact Ikea for free replacements if they are needed.

In the U.S., customers may contact IKEA at 888-966-4532 for more information.

IKEA released the following statement regarding the Sundvick changing table:

"In the U.S. and Canada, IKEA is not recalling the SUNDVIK Changing table/Chest, as we believe it is safe to use according to instructions and with the included hardware. The model created for North America adheres to ASTM standards and is therefore slightly different than the model sold in Europe and Asia.
 
However, as a precautionary measure, we are making a safety announcement to alert consumers to the importance of using the product as intended, according the instructions, and with the hardware provided. IKEA urges customers who have misplaced or lost the safety locking fittings to contact IKEA for new fittings, free of charge. No proof of purchase (receipt) is needed to obtain replacement safety fittings."

 

Nearly 19,000 portable generators sold at Costco this year are recalled because they may be fire hazards.

The recall involves Firman P03615 generators. The company has nine reports of the canister leaking gas, posing a fire danger.

Owners can return it to Costco for a refund or take to a Firman service center for a free repair.

For more information: http://www.firmanpowerequipment.com.

Nearly 24,000 light-up bed canopies sold at Justice are being recalled. The lights can overheat and are a fire hazard.

Tween Brands has received 17 reports of the canopy lights melting the wiring or mesh canopy, or overheating. Three of those reported involved burns to a pillowcase or minor damage to bedding.

Consumers can return the canopies to the store for a refund.

They were sold in white, blue and pink. For more information: www.shopjustice.com and click on “recalls.”

Starbucks recalled 230,000 French coffee presses because the knob can break and the user can be cut or punctured.

The recall involves Bodum+Starbucks co-branded coffee presses partially made from recycled materials.

Returns are not being accepted at the stores. Instead, consumers should contact Starbucks for instructions on getting store credit.

For more information: www.cpsc.gov/recalls.


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