12 Aug 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Hong Kong and Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
E. Mishan & Sons Inc. (Emson) has issued a recall for about 10,000 neck and shoulder heat wraps because they can overheat and pose a burn hazard. This recall involves electric powered UComfy neck and shoulder heat wraps that provide heat to the user’s neck, shoulders and upper back. The wraps come in two colours: beige (item number 9700FE) and blue (item number 9699FE). The item numbers appear on the product washing instructions label, while Ucomfy is printed at the top of the white label attached to the heat wraps. The connection between the power supply and the heat wrap has four prongs and the electric controller unit states “TYPE HP74.” These products were sold by HSN, Groupon and other on-line retailers from October through November 2015.
Lekker LLC is recalling about 2,200 power generators because the battery sold with these generators can catch fire. This recall involves 1,500 watt Patriot Power generators sold in black or dark blue with “Patriot Power Generator” printed on the right side of the unit. The recalled generators have serial numbers U14040001 through U14041092 and U14110001 through U14111092 printed on a sticker in the upper right hand corner of the rear panel of the unit. They measure about 18 inches long by 10 inches wide by 12 inches tall. These products were sold exclusively on-line at www.4patriots.com from November 2014 through April 2015.
Loot Crate Inc. has recalled some 360,000 oven mitts in the United States, about 15,000 oven mitts in Canada and approximately 380 oven mitts in Mexico because they lack thermal protection, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The recall involves 100 percent polyester Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet oven mitts with an outer shell primarily in a golden yellow colour with blue, purple, green, red and black accents. The Marvel logo can be found on the upper centre part of the oven mitt. “Made in China” and “UPC code 15129322” are printed on the care label on the inside seams of the oven mitts. These mitts were sold exclusively at www.lootcrate.com as an item included in the May 2016 subscription “Power”-themed box, which was available from April through May 2016.
BYA Sports has recalled about 760 hammocks because a weld on the ring of the hammocks can fail, allowing the hammock to pull free and fall while in use. This recall involves BYA Sports double hammocks sold in blue or orange. The nylon hammocks measure about 12 feet by 6.5 feet with an attached nylon stuff sack and metal ring on the ends. The BYA logo is printed on the front of the stuff sack. Hammocks with the following UPC bar codes printed on the back of the merchandising card attached to the hammock are included in the recall: 7456112010186 (orange) and 7456112010193 (blue). The BYA logo and “DOUBLE HAMMOCK” is printed on the front of the merchandising card. These products were sold at Gander Mountain Stores nationwide and on-line at amazon.com, dicksportinggoods.com, promotive.com and target.com from January 2015 through March 2016.
Starbucks Corp. has issued a recall for some 2.5 million beverage straws in the United States and about 301,000 beverage straws in Canada because these straws are rigid and can poke children in the mouth. This recall involves reusable stainless steel Cold-to-Go food grade drinking straws in two sizes. The straws were packaged and sold in sets of three and were also sold as a component of two sizes of stainless steel beverage cups: Grande 16-ounce cups and Venti 24-ounce cups. They feature a ridge at the bottom that keeps the straw attached to the lid. The Grande straws measure approximately 9.5 inches and the Venti straws measure approximately 10.4 inches. These straws were sold exclusively at Starbucks stores nationwide and on-line at Starbucks.com from June 2012 through June 2016.
Fire Alarm Stations
Signal Communications Corp. has recalled about 3,500 fire alarm pull stations because the pull handle on these stations can break when manually pulled, thus failing to activate the alarm system. This recall involves National Time & Signal 541S red and white rectangular fire alarm pull stations with “National Time” printed on the bottom. The stations included in the recall have batch code 0805 printed on a sticker inside the station, while “PULL” is printed on the pull handle. These products were sold exclusively by National Time & Signal Corporation and installed by electrical contractors for use in educational, residential and business facilities in the Michigan area from October 2005 through April 2007.