RECALL ROUNDUP: What consumer products have been recalled this week?

Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 10:56 AM

RECALL ROUNDUP: What consumer products have been recalled this week?

Infant bodysuits, cribside heaters, pain and itch cream, and some recessed lighting units are among the latest recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

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Alstyle Infant Bodysuit

Alstyle Infant Bodysuit (Contributed Photo)

The Alstyle infant bodysuit is being recalled because the crotch snaps can come off and pose a choking hazard. 

There is one report of the snaps detaching, but no children have been hurt. 

Don’t put the bodysuit on your child and contact Alstyle at 877-562-1499 to return it and receive a $10 gift card. 

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Vornado Cribside Space Heater

Vornado Cribside Space Heater (Contributed Photo)

Cribside space heaters by Vornado are being recalled because they make catch on fire. 

There are five reports of fires but no injuries or damage. 

Stop using the Sunny CS nursery space heaters EH1-0090 and contact Vornado at 844-205-7978 to receive a free replacement unit. 

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Greenworks, Kobalt, and Snapper Cordless, Electric Chainsaws

Kobalt brand electric, cordless chainsaw (Contributed Photo)

Greenworks, Kobalt, and Snapper brands of cordless electric chainsaws are under recall because the chain brake guard may fail and cause an injury.

The recall involves the Greenworks Pro with the model numbers CS80L211 and CS80L00, the Greenworks Commercial GS180, the Kobalt KCS 180, and the Snapper XD SXDCS82. No injuries have been reported.

If you have one of these chainsaws stop using it and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading at 888-266-7096 for a free repair. 

Hunter Douglas Sheer Blinds 

Hunter Douglas Sheer Blinds (Contributed Photo)

Sheer blinds sold by Hunter Douglas are being recalled because they are a strangulation hazard.

There have been 11 reports of the wand/cord on the Luminette privacy blinds breaking but no injuries.

They were sold under the names: Allen + Roth Vertical Sheers, Alta Shadings, Budget Blinds Enlightened Style Shadings, Comfortex Vertical Sheer Shadings, Luxaflex, MyBlinds Shadings, Smith and Noble, Vertical Sheer Shadings (by Turnils, Unique Wholesale, United Supply, Century, Oxford House, and Matisse), and Vista Shadings. 

Stop using the blinds and contact Hunter Douglas at 800-997-2389 for a free repair kit. 



LEDVANCE SYLVANIA (Contributed Photo)

Some LEDVANCE SYLVANIA Recessed canister lights are being recalled because they can short circuit and cause electrocution.

Three people have reported being shocked, but no one was seriously injured.

This recall involves SYLVANIA RT56HO 900 lumen recessed canister light kits with the model numbers 75137-0, 75138-0, 75139-0, and 75140-0. 

Stop using the lights and Contact LEDVANCE at 800-654-0089 to receive a free replacement and expert installation. 

Well at Wallgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream

Well at Wallgreens Pain and Itch Relief Cream (Contributed Photo)

Pain and itch relief cream by Well at Wallgreens is under recall because the packaging is not child resistant.

No one has been hurt, but the 2 oz packages of cream contain lidocaine which is a poisoning risk for young children. 

The packaging has the UPC barcode 3 11917 18962 8. 

Contact Natureplex at 866-323-0107 for more information, or return the product to Walgreens for a full refund. 

John Deere Riding Mower and Compact Utility Tractor

John Deere ZTrack Riding Mower (Contributed Photo)

Two John Deere products have been recalled.

The ZTrak riding mower’s blades can keep going after the rider gets up- which could cause cuts, but no one has been hurt. 

The model numbers being recalled are Z335M, Z345M, Z345R, Z355R, and Z375R with multiple serial numbers.

The John Deere Compact Utility Tractor 2025R has brakes that may fail causing you to crash. No injuries have been reported.

The serial numbers range from 1LV2025R×HJ100101 – 101005.

Stop using the mowers and tractors and contact Deere & Company at 800-527-8233 for a free repair.

John Deere Compact Utility Tractor 2025R (Contributed Photo)

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Victim identified in fatal crash, car fire in Trotwood

Published: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 2:04 AM
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2018 @ 4:08 PM

Crash, car fire fatal in Trotwood

UPDATE @ 4:05 p.m.

The victim in a deadly early Friday morning crash in Trotwood has been identified as Antwahn Swain, 35, of Dayton by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office.

No preliminary information was available on Swain’s cause and manner of death.


The Montgomery County coroner has been requested to a fiery crash in Trotwood.

The crash was reported around 1:20 a.m. in the 5200 block of Little Richmond Road. Initial reports indicated one person was trapped in the car after the car crashed and caught fire.

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This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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Bicyclist struck, killed on West Main Street in Troy

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:14 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 3:20 PM

Bike rider killed.

UPDATE @ 3:20 p.m.

The bicyclist who was hit and killed by a sport-utility vehicle was traveling west in the curb lane when he ended up in the path of the oncoming SUV and was struck, Troy police Capt. Joe Long said.

The accident remains under investigation, and the victim’s name has not been released.

UPDATE @ 12:40 p.m.

A bicyclist was fatally struck just before noon in Troy.

According to police, the man rode his bike into the path of an oncoming car.

Both directions in the 900 block of West Main Street, near Madison Street, were shut down while Troy police investigate the man’s death.

The Miami County coroner was called to the scene.


A pedestrian was struck and killed today in Troy.

The crash was reported just before noon in the 900 block of Main Street.

According to a witness, a man was struck by a vehicle and then thrown into the path of a second vehicle.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office dispatch confirmed the accident was a fatality.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this report.

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Community celebrates honorary street naming for Dean Lovelace

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 6:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:45 PM


The family of Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton city commissioner, celebrated an honorary street renaming for him Saturday.

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Dean Lovelace Drive was unveiled at 11 a.m. at Madden Hills Drive in Dayton.

The ceremony also included a balloon release in memory of the late commissioner who died last year on Memorial Day weekend at the age of 71.

Dean Lovelace

He served as commissioner for 22 years and left the commission in 2016 for health reasons after finishing his sixth term.

Lovelace was described by friends and peers as a firebrand committed to serving the most needy residents of Dayton.

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How to keep yourself and others safe at the pool over the summer

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 12:31 PM

            Head Lifeguard Morgan Avers holds pages of a checklist as she monitors lifeguards treading water as they are being trained at the Miamisburg pool in preparation for the summer swimming season in 2015. JIM WITMER/STAFF
Head Lifeguard Morgan Avers holds pages of a checklist as she monitors lifeguards treading water as they are being trained at the Miamisburg pool in preparation for the summer swimming season in 2015. JIM WITMER/STAFF

With Memorial Day right around the corner, several area pools will be opening their doors in the coming weeks.

Pools are a community gathering place, so officials recommend you take some steps to keep them clean and yourself safe while you’re there.

Here’s what you can do to ensure a safe experience at the pool this summer:

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Keep it clean

While most public pools are chlorinated or filtered, safety officials still recommend you take a shower before you enter the pool to keep bacteria out. They also stress following general cleanliness best practices and not throwing trash in the area around the pool.

If you can’t see the bottom, don’t swim.

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Watch your children

Children should never be left unsupervised or allowed to swim alone.

All public pools are required to have certified lifeguards, but it’s recommended that you still keep a phone nearby to call for help if it’s needed.

Montgomery County Public Health Spokesperson Dan Suffoletto said parents should be sure to give their kids sunscreen and adequate bathroom breaks in addition to keeping a watchful eye on them.

The American Red Cross recommends learning CPR and first aid to help ensure everyone’s safety at the pool.

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Keep your body healthy

Safety at the pool means more than just swimming carefully and abiding by the rules — it’s also important to stay hydrated and use sunscreen.

Suffoletto recommends using waterproof sunscreen if you plan on swimming, and reapplying it when you get out of the water.

It’s important to stay hydrated, especially in the summer heat — but Suffoletto said it’s a bad idea to drink pool water.

Of course, it’s not always sunny. Suffoletto said it’s important to monitor the weather and avoid swimming when thunderstorms are in the area

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