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Weekly recalls: Electric griddles, bicycles, toys

First Published      Last Updated Jan 15 2016 11:51 am

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 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 www.pier1.com and click on "Product Notes & Recalls" at the bottom of the page for more information.


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