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CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Hong Kong and Mainland China

The CPSC has announced the following recall of products made in Hong Kong.

Mist Diffusers
Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. has announced a recall of about 44,000 mist diffusers in the United States, approximately 4,800 mist diffusers in Canada and about 400 mist diffusers in Mexico because mould can develop on the product, posing a health risk to individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mould. This recall involves Nu Skin Epoch mist diffusers, which consist of a plastic bowl with a glass lid and a bamboo trim ring used to diffuse essential oils. “Nu Skin” is engraved in the bamboo on the side of the product. The white and tan diffusers are 6.5 inches in diameter and 3.5 inches in height. The recalled lot numbers are PZ11351, PZ17051, PZ21551, PZ03151 and PZ03451. These products were sold exclusively on-line at www.nuskin.com from January 2015 through March 2016.

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.

Floor Lamps
Home Source Industries LLC has issued a recall for about 2,700 floor lamps because they can short circuit due to defective sockets, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. This recall involves brown metal floor lamps with alabaster glass shades. They are illuminated with a single 100-watt light bulb and measure about 70 to 72 inches tall. Model number LMP4229, LMP4168 or LMP10771 can be found on the label at the bottom of the lamps, which were sold at mall retail stores located in the New York metropolitan area and on-line at Amazon.com, Houzz.com, Target.com and Wayfair.com from February through April 2016.

Water Dispensers
Nestlé Waters North America Inc. has recalled about 10,900 water dispensers because they can overheat, causing internal parts to melt and smoke and posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. This recall involves Nestlé Waters North America AccuPure countertop water filtration dispensers. The water dispensers are black and measure about 17.5 inches tall by 12.8 inches wide.  The units connect to the plumbing system, draw water from the system, filter the water and dispense hot and cold water through the unit. “AccuPure” is printed on the front and side panels and model number HCB215n is printed on the back of the unit. These products were sold and rented to businesses nationwide for consumer use from January 2013 through May 2016 as part of individual service contracts that Nestlé Waters had with these customers.

Children’s Water Bottles
GSI Outdoors Inc. is recalling about 6,700 children’s water bottles because the lead solder at the exterior base of the bottle contains high levels of lead. This recall involves five styles of kids’ insulated water bottles with printed graphics. The bottles are 13.5 ounces in capacity with the following colour prints: Dino Bones, Flower Power, Orange Grid camo, Purple Tie Dye Butterfly or Robo Shark. Item identification number 297684, “PO#844” and “BB2D2-LLB-R45-0413” are printed on a sticker on the bottom of the bottle. These products were sold exclusively at L.L.Bean retail stores, on-line at www.llbean.com and through the L.L.Bean catalogues from July 2015 through May 2016.

Children’s Jewellery
Things Remembered Inc. has recalled about 6,700 children’s bracelets and 3,300 children’s necklaces in the United States as well as 300 children’s bracelets and 100 children’s necklaces in Canada because the clear surface coating on these products contains excessive levels of lead. This recall involves silver heart bracelets and sweet charm necklaces for children. The six-inch, silver-plated bracelets have ten silver hearts and circle links, a lobster claw clasp, and one silver heart-shaped charm. The necklaces are gold plated on a 13-inch box chain with a two-inch extender, a lobster claw closure and three charms – a pink ice cream cone, a pink crystal cupcake and a gold-plated tag with “SWEET” engraved. These items were sold exclusively at Things Remembered stores nationwide and on-line at www.thingsremembered.com from February 2015 through June 2016.

Baby Monitors
Lorex Technology Inc. has issued a recall for about 26,000 baby monitors in the United States and about 8,000 baby monitors in Canada because the monitor’s batteries can overheat, swell and expand, causing the battery cover to open or come off. This can expose hot batteries and pose a burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves Lorex Care ‘N’ Share video baby monitors with model number WL3520, WL4320 or WL3401. The monitors were sold in bundles with cameras, contain a blue lithium polymer battery, and measure about four inches tall by five inches wide. They have a white plastic back and either a white or black border. “LOREX” or “The Lorex Baby” is printed below the monitor screen. These items were sold at Babies “R” Us, B&H, Best Buy, Target, The Home Depot and Walmart and on-line at www.amazon.com and www.lorextechnology.com from May 2013 through April 2016.

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