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1. Recall Date: December 12, 2013
Recall Number: 14-053
Shaw Industries Recalls Carpet Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Aristocrat II Carpet

Hazard: The carpet fails to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Remedy: Replace, Refund

Consumer Contact: Shaw Industries at (800) 241-4031 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.shawfloors.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Shaw-Industries-Recalls-Carpet/

Recall Details

Units: About 16,300 yards

Description: The recall involves Aristocrat II brand wall-to-wall carpet with style number 7L514. The carpet was sold in one color, “Pale Clay.” A date stamp on the back of the carpet reads “USA 760 MEA 52545,” the date “06-07-2013,” a time range between 00:45 and 3:00 and the words “Pile: 100% Polyester.” The stamp is repeated every six feet.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Shaw Industries to determine if their carpet is included in the recall and for instructions on returning the product for refund or replacement.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe’s stores nationwide between June 2013 and September 2013 for about $1 a square foot.

Manufacturer: Shaw Industries Inc., of Dalton, Ga.

Manufactured in: USA
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2. Recall Date: December 12, 2013
Recall Number: 14-054
Eight Retailers Recall 32” Coby Flat Screen Televisions Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Coby 32-inch flat screen televisions

Hazard: An electronic component can fail, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Consumer Contact: The U.S. company is out of business so eight retailers have stepped up to voluntarily recall the televisions.

ABC Warehouse: Toll-free at (855) 510-0070 or www.abcwarehouse.com for more information.
Best Buy: (800) 566-7498 or www.BestBuy.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Fry’s Electronics: Toll-free at (877) 688-7678 or www.frys.com for more information.
h.h. gregg: Toll-free at (888) 723-7385 or www.hhgregg.com for more information.
Nebraska Furniture Mart: (800) 359-1200 or www.nfm.com for more information.
P.C. Richard & Son: Toll-free at (866) 312-4493 or www.pcrichard.com for more information.
Sears/Kmart: Toll-free at (888) 852-3571 or www.sears.com or www.kmart.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Toys R Us: (800) 869-7787 or www.toysrusinc.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Eight-Retailers-Recall-32-Coby-Flat-Screen-Televisions/

Recall Details

Units: About 8,900

Description: This recall involves black Coby 32-inch flat screen televisions with model number TFTV3229 and serial numbers beginning with LG and that have M07 or M10 in the 9th, 10th and 11th position of the serial number. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the back of the televisions and Coby is printed on the front. Coby USA is out of business.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC has received reports of six incidents involving the televisions overheating, smoking or catching fire. One incident involved a television catching on fire and scorching a wall. Another involved a fire that was limited to the television. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the recalled televisions and contact the participating retailer where their television was purchased for instructions on the remedy available from that retailer, which could be a refund, store credit, gift card or replacement TV. Because the importer/distributor Coby USA is out of business, the retailers are providing the remedy. The remedy and terms vary between the retailers.

Sold at: ABC Warehouse, Fry’s Electronics, h.h. gregg, Nebraska Furniture Mart, P.C. Richard & Son, Sears/Kmart, Toys R Us and online at BestBuy.com, dealtree.com, techliquidators.com and bestbuy.dtdeals.com, and other stores and sites nationwide, from August 2011 through November 2013 for between $170 and $260.

Importer/Distributor: Coby USA is out of business

Manufacturer: Coby Electronics Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong

Manufactured in: China
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3. Recall Date: December 12, 2013
Recall Number: 14-055
Trek Recalls Madone Bicycles Due to Crash Hazard; Front Brake Can Fail

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Trek model year 2013 Madone bicycles

Hazard: The bicycle’s front brake can fail, posing a crash hazard.
Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Trek at (800) 373-4594 from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.trekbikes.com and click on Safety and Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Trek-Recalls-Madone-Bicycles/

Recall Details

Units: 6,800

Description: This recall involves model year 2013 Trek Madone bicycles with model numbers 5.2, 5.9, 6.2, 6.5, 7.7 or 7.9, and serial numbers starting with WTU and ending with G or H. A list of all serial numbers included in the recall is at www.trekbikes.com. Some of the recalled models are custom-ordered Project One Madones. The model number is printed on the bicycle frame. The serial number is printed on a sticker underneath the frame of the bicycle. The bicycles were sold in a variety of colors.

Incidents/Injuries: Trek has received five reports of loose front brake attachment bolts. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and take the bicycles to a Trek dealer for a free replacement front brake system.

Sold at: Bicycle stores nationwide from July 2012 through December 2013 for between $3,400 and $6,300, and for custom models between $4,000 and $15,000.

Importer/Distributor: Trek Bicycles Corp., of Waterloo, Wis.

Manufactured in: Taiwan, United States and Germany
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4. Recall Date: December 12, 2013
Recall Number: 14-056
Doodlebutt Recalls Jelly BeadZ Jumbo BeadZ and Magic Growing Fruity Fun Toys Due to Serious Ingestion Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Water-absorbing polymer toys

Hazard: These soft and colorful products can be mistaken by a child for candy. When swallowed, they can expand inside a child’s body and cause intestinal obstructions, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and could be life threatening. Similar toys have not shown up on x-rays and needed surgery to be removed from the body.
Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Doodlebutt, collect at (239) 313-9779 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at e-mail whitmana@live.com.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Doodlebutt-Recalls-Jelly-BeadZ-Jumbo-BeadZ-and-Magic-Growing-Fruity-Fun-Toys/

Recall Details

Units: About 1,500

Description: This recall involves Doodlebutt Jelly BeadZ Jumbo BeadZ and Magic Growing Fruity Fun water-absorbing polymer toys. The toys can absorb from 300 to 500 times their weight in water and can grow up to eight times their original size.

Jumbo BeadZ toys are marble-sized water-absorbing balls. They were sold in a package consisting of three separate 2.5-inch x 2-inch clear, resealable bags inside a 3.5-inch x 4-inch clear, resealable bag. Each smaller bag had eight to 12 water balls of slightly different sizes. The balls came in clear, blue, red, orange, yellow, green and purple colors. The front of the larger bag had a multi-colored label with the words “Jelly BeadZ,” “Easy to follow directions” and had instructions for use.

Magic Growing Fruity Fun toys are water-absorbing polymers in the shapes of apples, bananas, butterflies, cherries, grapes, pineapples, roses and strawberries. They were sold in 3.5-inch x 4-inch, clear, resealable bag with seven assorted shapes in it. They came in blue, green, orange, pink, red and yellow. The label on the front of the bag has the words “For ‘Kidz’ of All Ages,” “Jelly BeadZ,” “Bouncy and Beautiful,” “Colorfast,” “Non Toxic,” “Safe for the Environment,” and other words that describe uses for the product. The back of the package has two smaller labels. One label contains instructions for use and the other has a barcode with “XU00EC1JRN” beneath it.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported. CPSC is aware of one incident with a similar water-absorbing polymer ball product in which an 8-month-old girl ingested the ball and it had to be surgically removed and two cases outside of the U.S. with one death.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled polymer products and take them away from small children. Consumers should contact Doodlebutt for a full refund.

Sold at: Amazon.com from February 2012 through September 2013 for about $9

Importer: Doodlebutt, Lehigh Acres, Fla.

Manufactured in: China
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5. Recall Date: December 12, 2013
Recall Number: 14-057
Hobby Lobby Stores Recalls Accent Chairs Due to Risk of Injury

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Accent Chair

Hazard: The front legs on the chair can loosen and detach, posing a fall hazard and risk of injury to the consumer.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Hobby Lobby Stores at (800) 326-7931 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.hobbylobby.com, and click on the “Recall” tab at the bottom of the page for additional information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Hobby-Lobby-Stores-Recalls-Accent-Chairs/

Recall Details

Units: About 1,400

Description: This recall involves black wooden accent chairs with a shaped wood top rail and center back splat. The chairs have a black and white chevron print seat cushion. Item number 5218300 and PO number 9099294 are printed on the chair’s hang tag and a tag affixed to the underside of the chair.

Incidents/Injuries: Hobby Lobby has received one report of the chair collapsing.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chair and return it to the nearest Hobby Lobby store. Consumers with a purchase receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit.

Sold exclusively at: Hobby Lobby Stores nationwide from March 2013 to August 2013 for about $180.

Importer: Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Manufactured in: China
 
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