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CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

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

Space Heaters
Vornado Air LLC has recalled about 5,000 space heaters in the United States and approximately 100 space heaters in Canada because a broken motor mount can allow the electric heating element to come in contact with the interior plastic materials and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves Vornado Sunny CS (cribside) model EH1-0090 electric space heaters. These products were sold in white with an accent of melon and grey colours. They measure approximately 12 inches high, eight  inches deep and 11 inches at the base. The controls are mounted in a soft touch panel on the top of the unit with a multi-colour display in the centre of the control panel. “Vornadobaby” is printed on the side of the heater and the Vornado logo is printed on the front centre of the unit. The model/type “SUNNY CS EH1-0090” and serial number are printed on a silver decal on the bottom of the unit under the elastic cord wrap. These heaters were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby and other stores nationwide as well as on-line at Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from October through December 2017.

Light Kits
LEDVANCE LLC is recalling approximately 45,000 light kits in the United States and about 11,000 light kits in Canada because they can short circuit, posing a shock and electrocution hazard when consumers try to troubleshoot flickering. This recall involves SYLVANIA RT56HO 900 lumen recessed canister light kits with the following model numbers and product descriptions: 75137-0 (LEDRT56HO900827 2/CS 1/SKU), 75138-0 (LEDRT56HO900830 2/CS 1/SKU), 75139-0 (LEDRT56HO900840 2/CS 1/SKU) and 75140-0 (LEDRT56HO900835 2/CS 1/SKU). They were sold to industrial and commercial distributors between June 2015 and October 2016.

The CPSC has recalled about 48,100 chainsaws sold by mainland China’s Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd. in the United States as well as approximately 2,100 chainsaws sold by that company in Canada because the chain brake guard in these chainsaws can fail and allow the chainsaw to continue operating, posing an injury hazard to users. This recall involves Greenworks, Kobalt and Snapper brands of cordless electric chainsaws. The recalled chainsaws have a 16 or 18 inch saw and an 80 or 82 volt lithium ion battery. “GreenworksPro,” “Greenworks Commercial,” “Kobalt” or “Snapper” is printed on the saw blade. The model number and item number (if applicable) are printed at the top of the warning label underneath the chainsaw switch handle. These chainsaws were sold at Lowe’s and other stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from January 2015 through October 2017.

Lenovo Inc. has announced a recall of about 78,000 laptops in the United States as well as approximately 5,500 laptops in Canada because an unfastened screw can damage the battery, causing overheating and posing a fire hazard. This recall involves 14 inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th generation laptops sold in silver and black. The product name (5th Generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon), the machine type (20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 or 20K4), and the serial number or S/N are printed on the bottom of the laptop. Laptop manufacture dates from 16/12 through 17/10 (for December 2016 through October 2017) are included in the recall. These laptops were sold at Lenovo.com, CDW, Insight, Connection and Zones as well as by other PC resellers from December 2016 through November 2017.

Kohler Engines has recalled about 24,000 gasoline engines because they have a faulty fuel cap that can allow over-pressurisation in the fuel tank, posing a risk of a fuel leak. This recall involves Kohler gasoline engine models SH265, CH245, CH255, CH270, CH395, CH440 and ECH440. The engines are used in a variety of outdoor power equipment, including log splitters, generators, wood chippers, stump grinders, pressure washers, water pumps and snowbrushes, and were also sold separately. The engines were sold in December 2017 by authorised Kohler and original equipment manufacturers, distributors and dealers, as well as on-line at www.HomeDepot.com and other websites.

Poppin Inc. is recalling about 2,800 chairs because the seat plate can break and detach from the seat base, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Popping Pitch rolling chairs upholstered in fabric and sold in red (model 103772), blue (model 103767), dark grey (model 103769), khaki (model 103771) and dark blue (model 103768). The chairs have a chrome-plated base and five roller wheels and measure about 33 inches tall and 25.5 inches wide. The Poppin logo and model number are printed on the seat plate underneath the chair. These chairs were sold exclusively at Poppin showrooms nationwide and on-line at www.poppin.com from March 2016 through September 2017.

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