Recalls this week: cleaners, fitness machines

Updated at: 01/23/2015 1:52 PM
By The Associated Press



Cleaning products that may contain ammonia are being recalled because they are mislabeled and may pose a chemical hazard. Other recalled products include potentially defective fitness equipment and hunter's tree stands.

Here's a more detailed look:

CLEANING PRODUCTS

DETAILS: Mean Green cleaning products which came in white plastic spray bottles and white or green plastic containers. The words "Mean Green Super Strength Cleaner & Degreaser" or "Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner & Degreaser" are on a label on the front and the UPC number is on the back. The recall involves products with date codes 4225, 4226, 4227, 4228, 4229 and 4230. The date code is printed on the back of the bottle near the QR code. The recalled units include: Mean Green Super Strength Spray 20-ounce with UPC 720547001208, Mean Green Super Strength Spray 40-ounce with 720547001406, Mean Green Super Strength 128-ounce with UPC 720547001017, and Mean Green Industrial Strength 128-ounce with UPC 720547001024. They were sold at Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Fred's, Walmart and small retailers nationwide from August 2014 to November 2014.

WHY: The products are mislabeled and may contain ammonia, despite a label saying otherwise. This can pose a chemical hazard to consumers. If ammonia is mixed with bleach or other household chemicals, irritating or toxic gases could be produced.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 83,800.

FOR MORE: Call CR Brands at 866-447-3369 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Mondays through Fridays or visit www.crbrandsinc.com and click on Safety Letters for more information.

LA-Z-BOY CONTROL WANDS

DETAILS: La-Z-Boy Control Wands sold with Silver Luxury Lift Chairs. The recalled control wands were sold with the La-Z-Boy Silver Luxury Lift model chairs only. The rectangular-shaped black plastic wands have a large round circle on the top of the wand with two circle-shaped graphics that read "LIFT" and "RECLINE" and the La-Z-Boy logo printed in white lettering at the bottom of the wand. The words "La-Z-Boy," ''REV: 0" and S/N number 37205143800005310 are printed on a label on the back of the wand. They were sold at La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores and independent furniture stores nationwide from August 2014 through November 2014.

WHY: The wand that controls the chair's movements can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of the control wands on floor samples becoming warm. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,000.

FOR MORE: Call La-Z-Boy at 855-592-9087 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.la-z-boy.com and click on the Recall Alert button for more information.

FITNESS MACHINES

DETAILS: Matrix Fitness Varsity series strength training machines. This recall involves five models of the Matrix Fitness series strength training machines with chrome frames, stacked weights, overhead pulleys, and some with black or blue vinyl seats and thigh supports. Models include VY-6021 Lat Pulldown, VY-6042 Bicep/Triceps Press, VY-6046 Lat Pulldown/Low Row, VY-6099 Total Body Trainer, and the J7021 Special Order Lat Pull. "Matrix" and the model number are printed on a white sticker at the base of the machines. They are used in commercial fitness facilities such as health clubs, hotels, apartment complexes and rehabilitation centers, schools and municipal facilities. They were sold at Johnson Health Tech North America and its fitness equipment dealers nationwide from July 2013 through October 2014.

WHY: The handle attachment on the strength training machines can detach during use and hit the user with force and/or cause the user to lose balance and fall. This poses a risk of impact injury, laceration and fall hazards.

INCIDENTS: Two injuries, including a man who was hit and cut on the head when the handle detached and another man who fell when the handle detached on his machine.

HOW MANY: About 140.

FOR MORE: Call Johnson Health Tech North America at 866-218-3674 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.matrixfitness.com and click on Safety Notice at the bottom of the page for more information.

HUNTERS' TREE STANDS

DETAILS: Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger and Sky Walker Tree Stands. This recall involves two 2014 models of hang-on tree stands used by hunters. They include the Ameristep Hyde Cliff Hanger with model number 2RX1H008C and date code JH-2014-3-6 and the Ameristep Hyde Sky Walker with model number 2RX1H009C and date code JH-2014-3-6. The date code is stamped on the back of the tree stand's aluminum seat frame. The model number is printed on the packaging and in the instruction manual. "Hyde" is printed in red on the vertical aluminum bar between the seat and the foot platform. They were sold at Bass Pro Shops and other sporting goods stores nationwide from July 2014 through November 2014.

WHY: The cast aluminum platform can break, causing the user to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries.

INCIDENTS: Six reports of the tree stand's aluminum platform breaking. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,000.

FOR MORE: Call Primal Vantage at 866-972-6168 between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.primalvantage.com and click on "For Hyde Recall Click Here" on the home page or go to the Customer Service tab for more information.

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