Recalled: JVC televisions, children’s sunglasses with too much lead, thermometers that can melt inside food

consumer alert

BETHESDA, Md. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced several recalls over the past few days, including flat panel televisions sold under the JVC brand name, cooking thermometer probes, and children’s sunglasses that violate lead paint standards.

Scroll down for the information on the recalls with the most impact.

Recalled JVC flat panel television

Recalled JVC flat panel television

JVC 42 inch flat panel televisions — The neck of the stand can crack and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to the consumer.  This recall involves roughly 27,000 JVC 42-inch, Emerald Series Full HD 1080P LED flat panel televisions, model EM42FTR and serial number beginning with “T”.  JVC has received 16 reports of cracked television stand necks. No injuries have been reported.  Consumers using the stand assembly (neck and base) should immediately detach it, place the television in a safe location and contact AmTRAN Video for a replacement stand neck. Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request the replacement neck in case the stand assembly is needed for future use.  Click here for more information on this recall.

Recalled children's sunglasses

Recalled children’s sunglasses

FGX International’s children’s sunglasses — Surface paint on the sunglasses contains excessive levels of lead, which is prohibited under federal law.  This recall includes 215,000 total units in 20 styles of Disney, Marvel and Sears/Kmart brand children’s sunglasses. They come in a variety of colors and with printed images of characters on the frames.  No injuries have been reported.  Consumers should immediately take these sunglasses away from children and return them to FGX International for a free replacement or refund, including free shipping and handling.  Click here for more information — including specific style numbers — on this recall.

Recalled food thermometer probe

Recalled food thermometer probe

iDevices cooking thermometer probes — The plastic insulator located inside the stainless steel probe is not heat resistant and can melt and fall into food, posing an ingestion hazard.  This recall involves all Pro Ambient Temperature Probes and Pro Meat Probes manufactured from May 2014 through June 2014, amounting to about 48,500 in total.  The firm received 11 reports of the probe overheating and the plastic insulator melting during normal use. No injuries were reported.  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled temperature probes and contact iDevices for a free replacement.  Click here for more information on this recall.

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