2015 in Recalls (So Far)

NPD Furniture Recalls 250 “Chairs”

On January 14, 2015, North Pacific Direct issued a recall  for approximately 250 Abbey Dining Chairs, which were sold from July 2014 to November 2014.  NPD issued the recall as the legs of the chairs can break unexpectedly, which poses a falling hazard.  NPD has received at least four reports of the chair legs breaking, but no injuries were reported.  If you are a proud owner of one of the 250 Abbey Dining Chairs, you may contact New Pacific Direct here to claim your refund.

Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser Recalled for Containing Chemicals

Earlier this month, CR Brands, Inc. recalled approximately 83,800 containers of its Mean Green Super and Industrial versions of its Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser sold between August 2014 and November 2014.  The products were recalled as they contain ammonia, which wouldn’t be an issue, except that the label says the product does not contain ammonia.  As a result, people could potentially mix the chemical with bleach, which can result in deadly vapors.  No injuries have been reported at this time.  If you have any Mean Green products, you should check the UPC and date code with those listed on the Consumer Protection Safety

Third Times the Charm: DD Brand Candles Are Being Recalled, Apparently the Wax Can Ignite

On January 8, 2015, CoScentrix expanded its recall of DD Candles to include an additional 168,000 DD brand candles sold at Hobby Lobby from June 2014 to October 2014.  I use the word expanded because CoScentrix previously recalled 256,000 candles in November 2014 and 126,000 candles in April 2014.  According to the recall, the candle’s high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, which is the reason CoScentrix originally recalled nearly 400,000 candles.  Strangely, the recall is limited only to candles sold at Hobby Lobby.  I have little to no idea of the chemical differences between the wax in CoScentrix’s candles, but it would seem that regardless of the packaging, if there is a need to recall some candles in April 2014 because the wax used can ignite (How was that not discovered during testing . . . Do they test candles?), it may be best to fix that before you sell another 400,000 candles.

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