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Top 3 Home Product Recalls of the New Year


It is less than a week into the New Year and federal agencies have already announced multiple recalls for dangerous foods, toys, electronics, medical devices, and automobiles. These are the Top 3 New Year recalls dealing with items you may find in your home.

Bean Bag Chair Covers

Comfort Research has recalled roughly 1,200 Ultra Lounge bean bag chair covers after determining the products may resulted in a suffocation hazard to children. While no injuries or deaths have been reported, bean bag chair covers with similar design flaws have been associated with child deaths in the past.

Comfort Research says the zippers on the bean bag chair covers can be opened by children who can in turn crawl into the bean bags, become entrapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads.

The recalled covers can be identified by three sewn-in tags. One tag reads “id COLORS” on the front and “RN48711” on the back. The second tag has the UPC label code “PO#12991” or “PO#13539” on the front. And, the third tag has the care and use instructions printed on one side and the warning notice on the other.

Lawn Mower Components

This recall covers SureFit riding lawn mower blade spindle shafts and assemblies that pose a laceration and impact hazard to bystanders. The defective blade spindle shaft can break during use and pieces of the blade can become projectiles.

Federal regulators have received one report of a blade spindle shaft breaking.

The recall covers about 900 units sold in the U.S. Products were sold separately replacement assemblies for John Deere riding lawn mowers.

HP Batteries

HP has issued a recall for lithium-ion batteries equipped in HP Notebook computers and mobile workstations.

The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series), HPx360 310 G2, HP Envy m6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11, HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) Mobile Workstations. The batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation or for any of the aforementioned products.

The recalled batteries were sold at Best Buy and other retailers nationwide as well as online through Amazon.com and HP.com.

The batteries were sold from December 2015 to December 2017.

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