GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Meijer agreed to pay big bucks in civil penalties Wednesday.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Meijer, Inc. has agreed to pay $2 million to settle charges for knowingly selling and distributing recalled consumer products. Federal law prohibits the sale or distribution of a product that is subject to corrective change. Staff said that Meijer distributed recalled products through a third party contractor.
The CPSC says between April 2010 and April 2011 about 1,700 recalled products were resold to consumers. They include:
- Discovery Kids Animated Marine and Safari Lamps imported by Innovage LLC
- SlingRider Baby Slings manufatured by Infantino
- Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaners with cord rewind imported by Hoover Inc.
- Fisher-Price Trikes and Tough Trikes toddler tricycles manufactured by Fisher-Price
- Little People Wheelies Stand ‘n Play Rampways imported by Fisher-Price
- Ocean Wonders Kick and Crawl Aquariaums imported by Fisher-Price
- Bathtub Subs imported by Munchkin Inc.
- Refreshing Rings Infant Teethers/Rattles imported by Sassy
- Touch Point Oscillating Ceramic Heater
- Harmony High Chair manufactured by Graco Children’s Products
- Random Orbit Sander manufactured by Black and Decker
- Box Fans manufactured by Lasko
In addition to paying the penalty fees, Meijer has implemented a compliance program since the initial incident to ensure that this mistake does not happen again.
If you purchased any of these products recently, please let us know. We will keep you updated on the story as information comes in. You can see the full news release and other recall information here.