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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.

Battery Packs
Brunton Outdoor Inc. has issued a recall for about 1,050 battery packs in the United States and about 40 battery packs in Canada because the lithium ion batteries can overheat and catch fire during charging. This recall involves Impel and Impel 2 rechargeable portable battery packs that are used to charge cell phones, tablets, laptops and other devices. The Impel battery came in a rubberised shell in dark grey with orange or blue and the Impel 2 in light grey with black trim. The battery packs can be plugged into an A/C wall outlet, a 12 volt car charger or an attachable solar panel for recharging. They measure about 7.5 inches long by seven inches wide by one inch thick and have 16 and 19 volt outputs and a USB port. The Impel model also has a 12 volt output. Brunton is embossed on the top of the battery pack along with the power button and five LED lights. These products were sold at Adorama, Austin Canoe & Kayak, Moontrail, REI, The Clymb and other outdoor equipment retailers nationwide and on-line at www.amazon.com, www.backcountry.com, www.bhphotovideo.com, www.forestry-suppliers.com and www.opticsplanet.com from February 2011 through May 2015.

Wooden Toys
Flying Tiger Copenhagen has issued a recall for approximately 1,000 wooden toy blocks and giraffes because parts of these toys can become detached, resulting in small pieces that can pose a choking hazard to young children. The Twist & Lock blocks were sold in a combination of blue, green and yellow and red, pink and yellow. Item number 1701354 is printed on the packaging for the blocks. The Twist & Lock giraffe toys were sold in a pink and red combination as well as a yellow and orange combination. Item number 1701493 is printed on the packaging for the giraffe. These toys were sold exclusively at Flying Tiger Copenhagen in New York from November through December 2015.

Drywall Lifts
YTL International has recalled about 17,000 drywall lifts in the United States and approximately 2,700 drywall lifts in Canada because they can fail during use, causing the load of drywall to fall onto the lift operator. This recall involves red lifts used for lifting sheets of drywall. The metal lifts have three 30 inch legs with casters at the base, horizontal bars at the top to hold the drywall, and a telescoping post that can extend vertically to a height of 11 feet using the manual crank. They have a label on the vertical mast stating “PERFORMANCE BUILT,” “MUD BOSS” OR “150 LB. DRYWALL PANEL HOIST.” These lifts were sold at Lowe’s, Menards and Orgill Inc. stores nationwide from January 2013 through January 2016.

Tie Downs
Alltrade Tools LLC is recalling some 129,000 tie downs because the ratchet handle can fail during use, releasing the secured load and posing an injury hazard to consumers. This recall involves snap-on ratcheting tie downs sold in a package of four. The 15 foot long tie downs are straps used to secure heavy items or oversize loads to trailers, lorries and hand trolleys. The product’s ratchet mechanism is black and the straps are yellow with “Snap-On” printed in red across the strap. Product number 871343S is printed on the upper right corner of the packaging. Recalled units have at least one silver metal tab that is flush with the openings in the black metal ratchet handle. These products were sold exclusively at Sam’s Clubs stores nationwide from May through September 2015.

Snow Blowers
One World Technologies Inc. has announced a recall of about 300 snow blowers in the United States and 370 snow blowers in Canada because they can overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves Ryobi 40-volt brushless snow blowers with item number RY40802 printed on the data label on the back of the blower. The snow blowers are black and green with two LED lights located on the front of the unit and are approximately 22 inches wide by 43 inches tall. “RYOBI” is printed on the front of the snow blowers. The models included in this recall are RY40802, RY40802A and RY40822. The model numbers are printed on the packaging and “40 V” is printed on each side of the snow blowers. These products were sold on-line at www.homedepot .com from November 2015 through February 2016.

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