Several recalls were announced this week, including three involving serious fall hazards.
The latest list includes:
Fisher-Price infant cradles
Items recalled: Fisher-Price issued a recall of 34,000 cradle swings. The three models affected are the CHM84 Soothing Savanna Cradle 'n Swing, CMR40 Sweet Surroundings Cradle 'n Swing, and CMR43 Sweet Surroundings Butterfly Friends Cradle 'n Swing.
Why: If the seat peg isn't properly in place, the seat can fall, posing a risk of injury.
More details: The company has received two reports of the seats falling. No injuries have been reported to date. Consumers are advised to contact Fisher-Price to receive new assembly instructions. The seats were sold in stores nationwide, including buybuyBaby and Target, as well as online on Amazon and other websites. The cradle swings were sold from November 2015 through March 2016 for around $170.
Yamaha recreational off-highway vehicles
Items recalled: Yamaha issued a recall of about 7,000 vehicles, involving model year 2016 YXZ1000R and YXZ1000R SE Side-by-Side utility vehicles.
Why: If water gets into the throttle cable, it can freeze during cold weather, preventing the throttle from returning to idle. The rider may lose control, posing a crash and injury risk.
More details: The vehicles were sold at Yamaha side-by-side dealers nationwide from September 2015 to February 2016, costing between $19,800 and $21,600. Free repairs are available at Yamaha dealers. Registered owners will be contacted by Yamaha directly. No injuries have been reported to date.
Items recalled: Coleman issued a recall of 8,500 units of Coleman CTAC Lithium-Ion Flashlights, including 500 units in Canada.
Why: There have been two reports of the batteries overheating and catching fire, causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported to date.
More details: The flashlights were sold in sporting goods stores nationwide, including Academy Sports + Outdoors, Green Supply, and Sportsman's Supply Co., as well as online on Coleman's website and Amazon. The flashlights were sold from January 2014 through August 2015 for between $65 and $75. Consumers should contact Coleman for instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.
Staples office chairs
Items recalled: Staples issued a recall of 2,000 of its "Back in Motion" office chairs.
Why: The office chairs can tip over when leaning back, posing a fall hazard.
More details: The chairs were sold in Staples stores nationwide, as well as online at Staples' website and Quill.com, from January 2014 through January 2016 for around $215. Consumers can contact Staples for a free replacement base for the chair.
Rollerblade USA inline skating helmets
Items recalled: Rollerblade USA issued a recall of around 500 of its black Rollerblade brand Maxxum helmets.
Why: The plastic can crack where the straps are attached, causing the helmet to move around on the wearer's head, posing a head injury hazard if the wearer falls.
More details: The helmets were sold at sporting goods stores nationwide, including Inline Warehouse, Paragon Athletic Goods, and Summit Sports, as well as online at Inlineskates.com, Inlinewarehouse.com, rollerblade.com, and Amazon. The helmets were sold from November 2014 through January 2016 for around $60. Consumers can contact Rollerblade USA for instructions on getting a full refund.
Super Herbs dietary supplements
Items recalled: Super Herbs issued a voluntary recall of all bottles of Super Herbs, a weight loss dietary supplement.
Why: Food and Drug Administration laboratory testing found sibutramine, an appetite suppressant that was taken out of U.S. markets in 2010, and desmethylsibutramine. Together, these can increase blood pressure and pulse, posing a risk to consumers with a history of heart conditions. The test also found phenolphthalein, which was taken out of U.S. markets over concerns about carcinogens.
More details: Consumers will be notified by Super Herbs via email about returning the supplements. Super Herbs will be discontinued. No adverse effects have been reported to date.
Reser's Fine Foods' Refrigerated Salads
Items recalled: Reser's Fine Foods issued a recall of 19 types of refrigerated salads, including potato salads, macaroni salads, and tuna salads.
Why: The onions used in the salads may have been contaminated with Listeria, posing a risk of serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with weakened immune systems.
More details: The salads were distributed to retailers in 29 states and British Columbia. The affected products were distributed between March 22, 2016 and April 10, 2016. Consumers can return the salads to the place of purchase for a refund. No illnesses have been reported to date.
Sugarfina Milk Chocolate Malt Balls
Items recalled: Sugarfina issued a voluntary recall of 742 units of its milk chocolate malt balls.
Why: The product may contain undeclared peanuts, posing a serious risk to those with allergies.
More details: The milk chocolate malt balls were sold nationwide online and in retail stores in 25 states through February 18, 2016 and April 9, 2016. Consumers can return the product to the place of purchase. No illnesses have been reported to date.
General Motors pickup trucks
Items recalled: General Motors issued a recall of 1.04 million pickup trucks, including the 2014-15 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups.
Why: Warranty data showed that the cable connecting the seat belt to the vehicle may separate when repeatedly bent by the driver sitting down on the seat.
More details: The recall includes a stop-sale of nearly 3,000 new 2014 and 2015 models on dealer lots. Consumers can visit their local dealers to have the issue corrected. No injuries have been reported to date.