Recalls this week: bean bag chair covers, batteries

Published on Friday, 5 January 2018 14:22 - Written by The Associated Press

More than 1,000 bean bag chair covers are being recalled because they pose an entrapment and suffocation hazard to children. Other recalled consumer products include HP batteries that can overheat and faulty lawn mower components.

Here's a more detailed look:

BEAN BAG CHAIR COVERS

DETAILS: Comfort Research's Ultra Lounge bean bag chair covers. The covers have 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. They were sold at Kroger, Meijer and Shopko from April 2017 through August 2017.

WHY: The zippers on the bean bag chair covers can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, become entrapped, suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair's foam beads.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,200.

FOR MORE: Call Comfort Research at 844-578-8933 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.comfortresearch.com and click on the "Safety Recall Notices" link for more information.

LAWN MOWER COMPONENTS

DETAILS: SureFit riding lawn mower blade spindle shafts and assemblies. The recall involves the SureFit blade spindle shaft/assembly with model numbers 504-00341 and 504-00346. The products were sold separately as replacement blade spindle shafts/assemblies in the aftermarket for John Deere riding lawn mowers.

WHY: The blade spindle shaft can break during lawn mowing and the broken blade pieces can become projectiles. This poses a risk of an impact injury to bystanders or damage to property.

INCIDENTS: One report of blade spindle shaft breaking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 900 in the U.S. and about 75 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call SureFit at 855-971-2299 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. or visit www.mtdproducts.com and click on "Product Recall" at the bottom of the page for more information.

HP BATTERIES

DETAILS: Lithium-ion batteries for 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 products listed above. They were sold at Best Buy and other stores and authorized dealers nationwide and at www.Amazon.com , www.hp.com and other websites. The batteries were shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through December 2017.

WHY: The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards

INCIDENTS: Eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury involving a first degree burn to the hand.

HOW MANY: About 50,000 in the U.S. and about 2,600 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call HP at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 or www.hp.com and click "Recalls" for more information.