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[August 25, 2014]  According to, a nonprofit organization, the following recalls were issued by various federal and state agencies during the week ending August 23: 



Ace Bayou is recalling bean bag chairs sold nationwide before July 2013. The zippers on the bean bag chairs can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, get trapped and suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair’s foam beads. 

The recalled bean bag were sold in a variety of colors, including purple, violet, blue, red, pink, yellow, Kelly green, black, port, navy, lime, royal blue, turquoise, tangerine and multi-color.   “ACE BAYOU CORP” is printed on a tag sewn into the bean bag chair’s cover seam. 

Consumers should contact Ace Bayou at (855) 751-8151 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at for a free repair kit. More info at


SolarWorld is recalling  Solar Systems with Copper Grounding Lugs sold nationwide and in Canada from June 2011 to June 2014. SolarWorld solar panels installed with bare-copper grounding lugs can corrode which could result in a faulty ground circuit, posing an electric shock, electrocution or fire hazard. 

This recall includes SolarWorld solar systems installed with bare-copper grounding lugs installed after June 1, 2010. The installation instructions for SolarWorld solar systems sold after June 1, 2010 called for the use of GBL-4DB lugs for grounding. 

Consumers should contact SolarWorld at (877) 360-1787 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at for replacement. More info at


Attwood is recalling Kayak and Watersports Storage Hangers sold nationwide from January 2014 to July 2014. The length adjustment buckles release unexpectedly, causing the item being stored to fall. 

This recall involves kayak and watersports storage hangers sold as a pair of blue and black fabric straps that measure approximately 1 inch wide and 84 inches long when unbuckled. Model number 11917-6 is located on the back of the retail package near the barcode. 

Consumers should return the hangers to Attwood or the store where the item was purchased for a full refund or replacement. 

Consumers can also contact Attwood Corporation at (844) 808-5704 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at More info at

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Bexco is recalling Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs sold nationwide and in Canada from January 2012 to June 2014. The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels. 

This recall includes Franklin & Ben Mason style 4-in-1 style cribs model number 5601 that were manufactured from January 2012 through August 2012. The model number and the date of manufacture are printed on a label on the inside of a side panel of the crib. Listed on the label as a “serial number,” the following purchase order numbers are included in the recall: H004522, H004546, H004548 or H004777. 

Consumers should contact Franklin & Ben, a division of Bexco, toll-free at (888) 673-6652 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit for a free repair kit. More info at 


BRITA is recalling Brita hard-sided water filter bottle for kids sold nationwide from June 2013 to July 2014. The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard. 

The four recalled children’s water bottles have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has the model number BB07 and the following UPC codes: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 

Consumers should contact Brita at (800) 926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to to receive a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles for a full refund. More info at 

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