19 March 2019
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced a recall of the following products made in mainland China.
Computer Batteries. HP Inc. has recalled approximately 78,500 computer batteries in addition to the 50,000 computer batteries it recalled in January 2018 because these batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. The recall involves lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations sold to businesses and other organisations. The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series, and 4xx G4 series), HPx360 (310 G2), HP Pavilion x360 11inch Notebook PC, HP 11 Notebook PC and HP ZBook (17 G3 and Studio G3) mobile workstations. They were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation, HP ProBook 4xx G5 series, HP ENVY 15, HP Mobile Thin Clients (mt21, mt22 and mt31) or for any of the previously listed products. The batteries were sold by HP and authorised dealers nationwide and on-line at www.hp.com. They were shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through April 2018 and were also sold separately between December 2015 and December 2018.
Pans. H-E-B Grocery Company LLC has issued a recall for about 12,000 sauté pans because their glass lid can crack during normal use, posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves H-E-B’s Kitchen & Table 5.5 quart sauté pans with glass lids. The affected products were sold in red and grey and have a Kitchen & Table logo and a production date code on the bottom. Only pans with a date code from 05/2018 through 12/2018 are included in the recall. These pans were sold at H‑E‑B stores in Texas and on-line at www.heb.com from May 2018 through January 2019.
Children’s Plates. Brush Art Corp. has announced a recall of some 98,000 children’s plates because they are incorrectly labelled as microwave-safe. The plates contain aluminium, which poses a fire hazard if microwaved. This recall involves WIC nutrition plates that illustrate the recommended distribution of the food groups. The plates contain dividers that include labels and colourful pictures showing the portion sizes for protein, grains, vegetables, fruits and dairy. The plates are 12 inches long by nine inches wide and have various information in the back. The units that have an engraved stamp of ISP219 are not subject to recall. These plates were distributed as a free promotional item exclusively by WIC clinics located in Indiana from August through November 2018.
Water Skis. O’Brien Watersports Inc. is recalling about 3,560 water skis in the United States as well as about 700 water skis in Canada because they can detach from the binding during a fall, allowing the ski to break and posing an injury hazard to the user. This recall involves O’Brien Performer Pro Combo skis, which have a binding mounted to a plastic plate that is then mounted on the ski top. The skis were equipped with O’Brien’s X9 or Avid bindings and an aluminium fin. O’Brien’s Performer Combo Skis, which are equipped with a plastic fin and O’Brien’s X8 binding, are unaffected by this recall. The recalled water skis have item number 2111112, 2121100, 2141102, 2161102 or 2181104 and were sold at Overton’s and other watersports and sporting goods stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com from January 2011 through April 2018.
Heated Socks. Tech Gear 5.7 Inc. has recalled approximately 4,000 heated socks because their lithium-ion battery can overheat, melt or ignite when charged with a charger other than the one provided with the product, posing fire and burn hazards to the user. This recall involves Mobile Warming Performance heated socks sold with lithium-ion batteries. Only socks with serial number MW18A04-17-14, MW18A04-17-15, MW18A04-M4-10/W6-11 or MW18A04-M10-14 are included in this recall. These socks are grey and made of a polyester-cotton blend in men’s and women’s sizes 6-10 and 10-14. The socks heat when the battery is connected and is in the on position. The heating on/off is controlled through the battery switch or the phone app when a phone is paired. These socks were sold at Scheels and other sporting goods, workwear and farm supply stores nationwide, as well as on-line at www.mobilewarming.com and www.Amazon.com, from September through November 2018.