20 May 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has issued a recall for about 1.2 million electric water kettles because the heating element can fail and rupture, posing burn and shock hazards to the user. This recall involves Rival brand electric water kettles with model numbers WK8283CU and WK8283CUY, which are printed on a label on the underside of the product. The white plastic water kettles were sold with a warming base and a pitcher. A window on the side pitcher has markings that measure the water levels and “Rival” is printed beneath the window. These products were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and on-line at Walmart.com from March 2011 through October 2015.
Munchkin Inc. has issued a recall for some 180,000 pacifiers and clips because the clip cover can detach from the pacifier’s clip, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves Munchkin’s Latch lightweight pacifiers and clips sold as a set. The pacifiers were sold in five styles: designer, rattle and heartbeat clips with 0m+ natural shape pacifiers, and designer and rattle clips with 6m+ orthodontic pacifiers. The designer pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ were sold in three colour patterns: blue and white strips, orange with white polka dots, and pink with white polka dots. The rattle pacifiers and clips 0m+ and 6m+ are green with beads in the pacifier cover to make a rattle sound and have a polka dot strap. The heartbeat pacifiers and clips have a red, heart-shaped pacifier cover and red and white polka dots on the strap. These products were sold at Babies R Us, Target, Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers, juvenile product, baby boutique and discount stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, munchkin.com and other websites from March 2014 through March 2016.
Robert Bosch has recalled about 91,000 grinders in the United States and approximately 18,000 grinders in Canada because they can overheat while in use, causing the brush covers to melt and expose the end of the brush holder, which poses a risk of burns to the consumer. This recall involves Bosch 1380 Slim small, 4.5-inch angle grinders with date codes 502 through 511. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate affixed to the underside of the grinder. The grinders are blue and silver with a black label and black and red control buttons and have “BOSCH” printed in red on the side. These products were sold at Lowe’s, Menards, The Home Depot and other home improvement hardware stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com, Lowes.com and Menards.com from March through November 2015.
TwinGo LLC is recalling about 4,000 baby carriers in the United States and 160 baby carriers in Canada because the waist buckle can break, posing a fall hazard to children in the carrier. The Twin Go Original Carrier is an infant carrier designed to carry one or two babies against the caregiver’s body at the waist. It is intended for babies who weigh 10 to 45 pounds. “Twin Go” is printed on a label located on the front of the carrier and an 11-digit batch number (either 23014024003, 01515026003 or 21615019001) is printed on a label sewn to the waistband. The carriers were sold in fabric that is black on the outside and blue or orange on the inside at boutique stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com and TwinGoCarrier.com from December 2014 through May 2016.
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. has announced a recall of about 12,900 pacifier holders because the fin of the whale and the head of the octopus can detach from the pacifier holder, posing a choking hazard. This recall involves Little Wishes Summer Plush pacifier holders, including the Blue Whale (item number 5202601) and the Pink Octopus (item number 5725213). The pacifier holders are made of a plush fabric, stuffed with fibre, measure approximately 4.5 inches by two inches, and have a 10-inch ribbon attached to the body. The item number is printed on the top left corner of the product hang tag and “Hobby Lobby 9123069” is printed on the front and back of the sewn-in label. These products were sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby Stores nationwide from January through April 2016.
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. has recalled about 14,400 infant rattles because the rattle seams can separate, exposing the fibre stuffing and bell rattles and posing a choking hazard. This recall involves Little Wishes chenille stuffed rattles, including the Pink & Green Fish rattles (item number 5141577) and the Blue & Yellow Fish rattles (item number 5127642). The rattles are made of a soft chenille fabric with a fibre stuffing. They measure 8.5 inches by seven inches and have a hole cut out in the middle. The item number is printed on the top left corner of the product hang tag. Rattles have a sewn-in label with “Reg. No. PA-15130(CN)” and “Hobby Lobby 9123069” printed on the front. These rattles were sold exclusively at Hobby Lobby Stores nationwide from January through April 2016.