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April 2021 Product Recalls
A product is recalled when it is deemed unsafe for the consumer market. The Consumer Product Safety Commission was established in 1972 and is an independent agency of the United States Government which seeks to promote the safety of consumer products by addressing “unreasonable risks” of injury, developing uniform safety standards, and conducting research into product-related illness and injury. The Consumer Product Safety Commission posts all product recalls on their website so that consumers may be informed about recalls on a product they own or were thinking about purchasing. Below are three products recalled in April of 2021.
- Sauder Woodworking Counter Height Bar Stools
On April 28, 2021, Sauder Woodworking Co recalled 3,100 units of its counter-height bar stools due to a fall hazard. The legs on the stools can become unstable over time which poses a fall hazard. The barstools were sold under the Sauder and Aliesha-May brands and were manufactured between September 2019 and August 2020. The stools were sold in sets of two at wayfair.com, cymax.com, and other online retailers from January 2020 to February 2021. Owners of this product should immediately stop using the barstools and contact Sauder Woodworking to receive a refund for each two-piece set. Sauder Woodworking is contacting all known purchasers directly. To date, Sauder Woodworking has received three reports of the stools being unstable which resulted in two falls. No injuries have been reported.
- Pentair Pool Heaters
On April 28, 2021, Pentair Water Pool and Spa Inc recalled 4,700 units of its StaRite and Mastertemp pool heaters due to a fire hazard. A connection in the heaters can leak combustible air-gas mixture which could start a fire. The recall includes various models of the Pentair Water Pool and Spa StaRite and Mastertemp pool heaters with manufacturing dates between December 2020 and January 2021. The heaters were sold at pool equipment distributors nationwide between December 2020 and January 2021. Owners of this product should cease use immediately and contact Pentair Water Pool and Spa for a free repair. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
- LifeSeasons Blood Nourish-R Iron Supplement
On April 28, 2021, LifeSeasons Inc recalled 7,800 units of its LifeSeasons Blood Nourish-R Iron Supplement due to a risk of poisoning. The supplement is a dietary supplement containing iron which is required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act to be in child-resistant packaging. The packaging of the supplement is not child-resistant which poses a poison hazard to children. The recalled supplement has the UPC code 5376000245 printed on the back. The recalled lot numbers are:
- 06242008; expiration 8/23
- 03262012; expiration 10/23
- 06242007; expiration 10/23
- 06242021; expiration 11/23
The iron supplements were sold at health food stores nationwide and online at LifeSeasons.com and Amazon.com from October 2020 to January 2021. Consumers of this product should immediately store the product in a safe location out of reach of children. Consumers should contact LifeSeasons for instructions on how to return the recalled supplement for a full refund or a refund in the form of a merchandise credit. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.