Fabulous Home Pineapple Corer & Slicer Recall [US]

Fabulous Home Pineapple Corer & Slicer Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Washington: Far East Brokers & Consultants, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida establishment, recalls an estimated 2,300 Fabulous Home branded Pineapple Corer & Slicers due to suspected component detachment and consequential risk of laceration damage, all serious health hazards.

CPSC: http://ht.ly/lNEr30oREmL

Direct link: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Far-East-Brokers-Recalls-Pineapple-Corer-and-Slicers-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain Pineapple Corer & Slicers sold under the Fabulous Home brand. The Corer & Slicer is white with a black top and made mostly from plastic with a metal blade. It works much like a cork screw to core and slice pineapples.

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Leisure Ways Children’s Chair and Swing Recall [US]

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US/Washington: Leisure Ways Children's Chair and Swing Recall [US]Far East Brokers recalls an estimated 6,000 Leisure Ways brand Children’s Chairs and Swings due to excessive Lead levels, a violation of the Federal lead paint standard and a serious health hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/fsZs301Zqf9

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Far-East-Brokers-Recalls-Childrens-Chairs-and-Swings/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Leisure Ways pink butterfly themed Children’s Camp Chairs, Moon Chairs and Swings.

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Glass Beverage Dispenser Set Recall [US]

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US/Washington: Glass Beverage Dispenser Set Recall [US]Far East Brokers recall approximately 4,000 Glass Beverage Dispenser Sets due to injury hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/AgYLe

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Far-East-Brokers-Recall-Glass-Beverage-Dispenser-Set/

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves Glass Beverage Dispenser Sets that include a clear glass ovoid-like shaped container with a clear glass lid, a silver spigot and a wire three-legged metal stand.

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Ladybug-themed Kids’ Outdoor Furniture Recall [US]

US CPSC RecallUS/Washington: Far East Brokers recalls some Ladybug-themed Kids’ Outdoor Furniture due to violation of US Federal Lead Paint Standard hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/nvOEz

Direct link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Far-East-Brokers-Recalls-Ladybug-themed-Kids-Outdoor-Furniture/

Additional information:Ladybug-themed Kids' Outdoor Furniture Recall
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves some Red Ladybug-Themed Kids’ Metal-Framed Outdoor Furniture sold under the Leisure Ways brand. The recalled items have large ladybug images on the fabric and include a camp chair, folding chair, moon chair, double-seat swing chair and patio set that includes two chairs, a table and an umbrella. A tracking label sewn into the seat of each chair includes the production date “December/2012” and the words, “Distributed by: Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc.”

According to the CPSC, the red surface paint on the furniture contains excessive levels of lead, a violation of the Federal lead paint standard.

About Lead Poisoning:
Lead is highly toxic and can enter the body through the digestive system or the lungs. It accumulates throughout the body and can damage nearly every one of the body’s systems, but is particularly toxic to the nervous system including the brain.

Lead is especially dangerous to children even at low exposure levels and has also been clinically shown to have the potential to cause intellectual, behavioral and other problems in kids. Potential health effects associated with exposure to high levels of Lead in all ages include vomiting, diarrhea, convulsions, coma and death.

Common sources of Lead include the following:

  • House paint before 1978. Even if the paint is not peeling, it can be a problem. Lead paint is very dangerous when it is being stripped or sanded. These actions release fine Lead dust into the air. Infants and children living in pre-1960s housing (when paint often contained Lead) have the highest risk of Lead poisoning. Small children often swallow paint chips or breathe dust from Lead-based paint.
  • Toys and furniture painted before 1976. After this date, paint was reformulated to remove Lead.
  • Painted toys and decorations made outside the US and Canada.
  • Lead bullets, fishing sinkers, curtain weights.
  • Old plumbing, pipes and faucets. Lead can be found in drinking water in homes containing pipes that were connected with Lead solder. Although new building codes require Lead-free solder, Lead can be still found in some modern faucets.
  • Soil contaminated by decades of car exhaust or years of house paint scrapings. Lead is more common in soil near highways and old houses.
  • Hobbies involving soldering, stained glass, jewelry making, pottery glazing, and miniature Lead figures (always look at labels to help determine risk).
  • Children’s paint sets and art supplies (again, always look at labels to help determine risk).
  • Pewter pitchers and dinnerware.
  • Storage batteries.

You can learn more about the harmful effects of Lead ingestion by visiting the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) at http://ht.ly/nvU2k

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CPSC recall number: 13-255
Recalls Direct RIN: 2013-2335
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