8 April 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
IKEA North America Services LLC has issued a recall for about 30,600 floor and table lamps because cables damaged during manufacturing can come in contact with the metal body of the lamp, posing a shock hazard to consumers. This recall involves brush-finished, nickel plated Gothem lamps with a dimmer switch. The floor lamps are 49 inches tall and the table lamps are 14 or 18 inches tall. “Gothem” and the IKEA logo are printed on the label attached to the underside of each lamp base. These lamps were sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and on-line at www.ikea-usa.com from October 2015 through February 2016.
Additional injuries have prompted the CPSC to re-announce an October 2014 recall of some 277,000 shears in the United States and 11,000 shears in Canada because their handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration. This recall involves Fiskars Titanium Bypass Lopper shears with model number 6954. The lopper shears have 32-inch dark orange steel handles and black rubber grips with a grey strip. Plastic gears connected to the pruning blades allow the consumers to open and close the blades by moving the handles. “FISKARS” is printed on one handle and product identification information, including model number 6954, is printed on a label on the opposite handle above the barcode. These products were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and on-line and HomeDepot.com from May 2011 through June 2014.
Computer Battery Packs
Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 91,000 computer battery packs in the United States and about 10,000 computer battery packs in Canada because they can overheat and pose burn and fire hazards to consumers. This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 39 models of Toshiba Portege, Satellite and Tecra laptops. The battery packs were also sold separately and also installed by Toshiba as part of a repair. Battery packs included in this recall have part numbers that begin with G71C (G71C*******). Part numbers are printed on the battery pack. Products covered by this recall were made in mainland China and Japan and sold at Office Depot, Staples and other electronics stores nationwide and on-line at Toshibadirect.com and other websites from June 2011 through January 2016.
Black Diamond Ltd. has recalled some 185,000 nylon runners in the United States and 23,600 nylon runners in Canada because nylon runners with a tape splice will fail in normal use, posing a risk of death or injury due to a fall. This recall involves Black Diamond 18 mm wide nylon runners that are 60 cm / 24 inch or 120 cm / 48 inches long and have a tape splice (two cut ends joined by masking tape). The nylon runners were sold in red, blue, gold, green, grey and purple and have “CE 0333” and 2014 or 2015 printed on a sewn-in label. These products were sold at Eastern Mountain Sports, Hansen Mountaineering, The Gear Coop, Peak Experiences Inc., REI and other specialty outdoor stores nationwide and on-line at Backcountry.com and BlackDiamond.com from January 2014 through February 2016.
Creating X LLC is recalling about 5,400 children’s pyjamas because they fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. This recall involves two styles of children’s footed pyjamas. The first style is a child’s 100 percent cotton one-piece, long-sleeved footed pyjama with a zip-up closure starting from above the left ankle. The second style is a child’s 100 percent cotton one-piece, long-sleeved footed pyjama with a hood, two front pockets and a zip-up closure starting from the left ankle. The pyjamas were sold in a variety of colours and patterns, including solids, stripes, plaids, hearts, white snowflakes, yellow moon and white and blue stars, white bunnies and coloured Easter eggs. They were sold on-line in sizes infant large through kids large at www.amazon.com, www.footedpajamas.com, www.sears.com and www.zulily.com.
The Manhattan Toy Company has announced a recall of about 2,100 table top toys in the United States and 448 table top toys in Canada because round plastic beads can break and pose a choking hazard. The recalled Busy Loops table top toys have orange, green, blue and purple plastic tubing with plastic beads threaded on the tubing that can slide up and down. The tubes sit on a blue plastic base with an orange plastic suction cup. The toys are about 4.5 inches wide, 4.5 inches long and seven inches high. Model number 700470 and lot code FH are printed on the bottom of the blue base. These products were sold at BuyBuy Baby and other toy stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com and Kohls.com from September 2015 through January 2016.
CE North America has expanded a recall originally issued in February 2016 to include an additional 8,500 fan heaters that can overheat and pose a fire hazard. This recall involves KUL small, white portable fan heaters. The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the heaters next to the power dial. The fan heater weighs about two pounds and measures about nine inches long by five inches wide by 10.5 inches tall. An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number "KU39221" and “Date: 0715.” These products were sold exclusively at H-E-B grocery stores in Texas from September through December 2015.