Recalls & alerts for March 15, 2018

The following product recalls and alerts were announced today.

Southwire recalls Wi-Fi switches for fire hazard

wion-switch-finalThis recall involves the WiOn Indoor In-wall Wi-Fi Switch. The switch allows a consumer to control and monitor the lights and appliances at home or at the office with a smart phone from anywhere using a smart phone app.

The product is designed to be installed into a single-switch outlet and is white in color with the “WiOn” logo in green on the front.

About 24,000 of these were sold in the U.S. and about 6,000 in Canada at home improvement and hardware stores and online at and for about $40 and about $80 for a three-pack.

They were made in China and imported and distributed by Southwire Company LLC of Carrollton, Ga.

No incident or injuries have been reported to date.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission on March 15, 2018; Recall #18-124

Louis Garneau recalls bicycle helmets because of risk of head injury

Louis Garneau is recalling about 650 bicycle helmets in the U.S. and about 550 in Canada because they do not comply with the impact requirements of the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury. The company says that no incidents or injuries have been reported to date.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Louis Garneau for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet. Contact Louis Garneau at (800) 448-1984 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recall Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

This recall involves Louis Garneau Course Helmets with model number LG1261 printed on the inside of the helmet. “Garneau,” “Course” and “LG” are printed on both sides of the recalled bicycle helmets. They were sold in matte black and matte fluorescent yellow. The manufacturer’s date and serial number are printed on a sticker inside the helmet.

The affected helments were made by Strategic Sports Limited in China and imported by Louis Garneau USA Inc. of Derby, Vt. They were sold at authorized bicycle dealers nationwide from December 2015 through January 2018 for $180-$240.

Only lot and serial numbers listed below are included in the recall:

Recalled Bike Helmets

Helmet Lot/Manufacturer’s DateSerial Number Range
2016-09712713 to 712955
2016-09713088 to 713195
2016-09713298 to 713783
2016-09713859 to 713948
2016-09714284 to 714433
2015-11719591 to 719740
2015-09716198 to 716560
2015-09716621 to 717010
2015-09717122 to 718070

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission on March 15, 2018; Recall #18-125

Handi-Craft recalls Dr. Brown’s Lovey Pacifier & Teether Holders because of choking hazard

Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders from August 2015 to March 2018 are being recalled because the snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children.

The firm has received a total of 67 reports of the ribbon fraying and the snap detaching. No injuries have reported.

This recall involves Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier & teether holders. The holders were sold in eight styles: Giraffe, Zebra, Turtle, Reindeer (Special Holiday Edition), Frog (Special Holiday Edition), Spring Bunny (Special Holiday Edition), Deer and Bunny.

Only holders with the following lot codes are included in this recall: RICH0615; RICH0715; RICH0815; RICH1215; RICH0516; RICH0616; RICH0716; RICH1116; RICH1016; RICH0916; RICH1216; RICH0317; RICH0417; RICH0517; RICH0617; RICH0717; RICH0817; RICH0917. The lot codes are printed on the tag attached to the holder.  Consumers can confirm lot codes included in the recall at

Consumer should immediately take the recalled holders away from young children and contact Handi-Craft for further instructions to receive a replacement product or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value.

Call Handi-Craft toll-free at (833) 224-7674 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or visit online at and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

About 590,000 of these items were sold in the U.S., plus an additional 10,500 in Canada.

The items were made by Yangzhou Rich Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd., of Yang Zhou City, China; they were imported and distributed by Handi-Craft Company, of St. Louis, Mo. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B Grocery, K-Mart, Target, Toys ‘R Us/Babies ‘R Us, Wal-Mart and various stores nationwade and online at from August 2015 to March 2018 for about $10.

Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission on March 15, 2018; Recall #18-126