11 March 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Adapter Kits. Apple has issued a recall for some 814,000 adapter kits and plug adapters in the United States and about 81,000 adapter kits and plug adapters in Canada because the two-prong wall plug adapters for Australia/New Zealand/Argentina, Brazil, continental Europe and Korea can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, posing an electric shock hazard. This recall involves Apple World Travel adapter kits and wall plug adapters. The kits contain three-prong and two-prong AC wall plug adapters that fit different electrical outlets worldwide. The recalled adapters were also sold with Mac computers and iOS devices. Recalled wall plug adapters have either four or five letters or numbers or no markings on the inside slot where the wall plug adapter attaches to the main power adapter. Redesigned adapters have a three-letter regional code in the slot (EUR, ARG, KOR, AUS or BRA). Recalled adapters were sold at Apple stores and other home electronics stores and on-line at Apple.com from January 2003 through January 2015.
Snowboard Boots. Boa Technology Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 33,000 snowboard boots in the United States and about 4,500 snowboard boots in Canada because the secondary reel can become stuck in the open position, causing the fit at the forefoot of the boot or tongue to loosen and posing a fall hazard. This recall involves snowboard boots with the M3v2 secondary reel dials, which are used to adjust the fit at the forefoot and tongue of the boots. The recall involves all sizes and colours of the following snowboard boot brand models containing the M3v2 reel: 32 (Binary), Burton (Photon, Concord, Felix), DC (Control), DeeLuxe (Spark Summit, Vicious), Flow (Helios Focus), Head (Six Boa Focus), K2 (Darko), Ride (Fuze, Lasso, Triad, Hera, Norris), Rome (Inferno, Memphis), Salomon (Dialogue Focus) and Scarpa (EVO F1). If the M3v2 reel has an adhesive sticker dot on the front, then the recalled dial has already been replaced and nothing further needs to be done. Recalled boots were sold by REI and other retailers nationwide and on-line from June through October 2015.
Zipline Kits. BYA Sports has recalled about 5,700 zipline kits in the United States and 990 zipline kits in Canada because a crimp in the zipline can fail, allowing the cable to pull free or become slack while in use and posing a fall hazard to the user. This recall involves BYA Sports Skyline backyard zipline kits sold in 60-, 75- and 90-foot cable lengths. The kits were sold in camouflage packaging containing a main cable, trolley, short cable, turnbuckle and u-clamps. The following bar codes are found on the bottom left side of the packaging: 7456111220012 (60-ft.), 7456111220029 (75-ft.) and 7456111220036 (90 ft.) The BYA logo and “Skyline (60, 75 or 90) Zipline Kit” are printed on the front of the packaging. These products were sold at REI and other sporting goods stores nationwide and on-line at promotive.com from August 2013 through July 2015.
Girls’ Coats. J. Crew Group Inc. is recalling about 16,400 girls’ coats in the United States and 63 girls’ coats in Canada because the buttons on the front of the coat can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves Crewcuts brand girls’ puffer coats in dark wine (maroon), navy (blue) and sun washed peony (pink) colours. The coats are padded with geometric squares with six buttons down the front and have a faux fur trim lining the hood. Recalled coats were sold in sizes 2-14 and with style number C9048 and PO number 5055794, 5056319, 50565325, 8053606, 8053098 or 8053603. The style and PO number are printed on a care label sewn into the inside seam of the coats along with “FA 15” or “HO 15.” These coats were sold at J. Crew and Crewcuts stores nationwide, through the J. Crew catalogue and on-line at www.jcrew.com from August 2015 through January 2016.
Office Chairs. Raynor Marketing LTD has announced a recall of about 1,200 office chairs because the chair seat can detach, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Eurotech Lume office chairs. The black, mesh mid-back, adjustable chairs have a black base with five wheels. Item number MF2500 and the date of manufacture are printed on a label located on the underside of the seat. Dates of manufacture included in the recall are between 14/10/08 and 15/10/16. These chairs were sold a Davies Office in New York and Office Furniture Depot stores in New Jersey as well as by other independent distributors from January through November 2015.
Weather Radios. Ambient Weather has expanded a recall originally issued in August 2015 to include an additional 57,000 weather radios because they can overheat when plugged into an AC power outlet, posing a fire hazard. The recalled radios are red and black and measure about eight inches wide by four inches tall by two inches deep. “Ambient Weather,” “AM/FM/Weather Band Radio” and “NOAA Weather Radio” are printed in white lettering on the front of the radio. The radios have a black crank handle on the back, an antenna on the top, a LED flashlight on the left side, a clip on the right side and a cable to charge a smartphone. Model number WR-333,WR-333A, WR-334-U or WR-334A-U is printed in the owner’s manual. These radios were sold at Grainger stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com and AmbientWeather.com from October 2012 through June 2014.
Ceramic Mugs. Illume is recalling about 12,300 ceramic mugs because they were mislabelled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic print on the mug can spark and pose a fire hazard. This recall involves 14 ounce, white ceramic coffee mugs with “Love Today” printed in gold metallic on the outside of the mug. “Microwave Safe” and “Illume” are printed on a removable label on the bottom of the mug. The mugs were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and on-line at www.target.com from December 2015 through January 2016.