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Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines Recalled by LaRose Industries Due to Risk of Mouth Injury

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 31, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: October 31, 2013
Recall number: 14-010

  • Cra-Z-Art Snoopy sno-cone machine
    Cra-Z-Art Snoopy sno-cone machine

Recall Summary

Name of product:  Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines

Hazard:  A brass rivet can fall out of the sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder and into a sno-cone, posing a risk of injury to the mouth or the teeth.

Consumer Contact:  LaRose Industriestoll-free at (855) 345-4593 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email [email protected] or online at www.laroseindustries.com which takes consumers to the Cra-Z-Art website and click on the Recall tab more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 102,000

Description:  This recall involves Cra-Z-Art Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines with one of three batch numbers BCH003005A28-0812, BCHTRU001A17-0812 or BCHTRU004A16-0712 printed on the back of the white plastic doghouse and on the side of the box. The plastic sno-cone machines are white in the shape of a dog house with a red roof and red shovel. Snoopy is on the dog house and Charlie Brown and Lucy images are on the front along with a snowman. A metal ice-shaving cylinder in the middle of the sno-cone machine dispenses ice shavings out of the front.  The words “SNOOPY” and “SNO-CONES” are on the front of the machine and “Cra-Z-Art” is on the back. 

Incidents/Injuries:  The firm has received 64 reports of brass rivets falling out of the sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:  Consumers should stop using the recalled sno-cone machines immediately and contact LaRose Industries for a free repair kit, which includes a new ice shaving cylinder. Do not return the recalled sno-cone machines to the store where purchased.

Sold at:  Barnes & Noble, Target and Toys R Us stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com from September 2012 through July 2013 for about $15.

Importer:  LaRose Industries LLC, ofRandolph, N.J.

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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