9 April 2019
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced a recall of the following products made in mainland China.
Infants’ Jackets. Amerex Group LLC has recalled approximately 1,550 infants’ jackets because the jacket’s snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves faux fur mid-weight jackets sold in infant sizes 12 to 24 months. The underside of the jacket’s label contains the printed style number C2185125-CT or C218525 and “Amerex Group” is printed on a label underneath the washing instructions label. These jackets were sold at Carter’s, Century 21 Stores and TJ Maxx/Marshalls stores nationwide as well as on-line at www.Zulily.com and www.carters.com from July 2018 through February 2019.
Power Banks. Spector & Co. Inc. has issued a recall for about 4,500 power banks in the United States as well as about 2,600 power banks in Canada because the charger can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves T119 Elf power bank chargers, which are used for charging the battery of a mobile phone or other electronic device. The unit measures about four inches long by 0.75 inches high by 0.75 inches wide. It has a colour match end with a wire key loop and the sides are either gun metal blue, black, red or grey. On the black top of the charger in white letters are “5V OUT” and “5V IN”. The power banks were given away as a free promotional item at various meetings, trade shows and industry conventions from May 2016 through January 2019. The name and/or logo of the organisation that gave away the units as a promotional item appears on the side of the power bank.
Wireless Chargers. Professional Tool Products LLC has announced a recall of about 4,800 wireless chargers in the United States as well as about 200 wireless chargers in Canada because they can overheat and pose a burn hazard. The recalled Matco Tools brand wireless chargers are round and have “MATCO TOOLS” and the Matco logo printed on a black background in the centre. They measure about four inches in diameter and half an inch in height and were sold with a USB connector cable exclusively at Matco Tools mobile truck stores nationwide from November 2018 through January 2019.
Hot/Cold Massage Balls. Sakar International (doing business as Vivitar) has recalled some 60,000 hot/cold massage balls because they can leak or rupture during or after microwaving, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The recalled massage balls are teal, light pink or lavender and come in a package of two balls – one smooth ball and one with raised bumps. The name “Vivitar” as well as the model number (F19-MB-TL, F19-MB-LP or F19-MB-LV), date code (MID# 1940918) and UPC (681066474037, 681066305645 or 681066182475) can be found on the bottom of the product packaging. The date code can also be found on the smooth ball. These products were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from December 2018 through February 2019.