3 June 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Infant Bike Helmets
Pacific Cycle Inc. has issued a recall for about 129,000 infant bicycle helmets because the magnetic buckle on the helmet’s chin strap contains small plastic covers and magnets that can come loose, posing a risk of choking and magnet ingestion to young children. This recall involves infant bike helmets with magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles. The helmets are made for infants ranging from one to three years old. They were made in various colours and design patterns and the buckles have small plastic covers and enclosed magnets. “SCHWINN” is printed on the front of the helmets. Only helmets with the magnetic no-pinch chin strap buckles are affected by this recall. Recalled helmets were sold exclusively at Target stores and on-line at www.target.com from January 2014 through April 2016.
Target Corp. has issued a recall for about 2,600 menorahs because they can melt when the candles are burning, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves clear acrylic Hanukkah menorahs in a pyramid design that are 10.5 inches long, 1.2 inches wide and 2.3 inches high. Model number 240-14-0169 and a bar code can be found on a round white label on the side of the menorah. These products were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from October through December 2015.
phil&teds has recalled about 630 strollers in the United States and approximately 240 strollers in Canada because the hinge used to fold the stroller can become damaged while opening and closing the stroller, posing a pinch hazard to consumers. This recall involves phil&teds dash v5 buggy-style strollers with serial numbers ranging between PTRV 0715/0746 and PTRV 0815/2525. The serial number is printed on the lower left rear cradle, next to the identification label. The strollers came in black, grey marl, blue marl and red colours and had UPC code 9 420015754 155, 9 420015754 179, 9 420015754 186 or 9 420015754 162. Recalled strollers were sold at Baby Street, Dainty Baby, Mega Babies and other baby product and specialty stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, diapers.com and philandteds.com from August 2015 through April 2016.
Rocky Mountain Bicycles is recalling about 17,300 bikes in the United States and approximately 61,000 bikes in Canada because an open quick release lever on the bike’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bike and posing a risk of injury to the rider. This recall involves all 2003 through 2016 models of Rocky Mountain bikes equipped with front disc brakes and a black or silver quick-release lever on the front wheel hub. Bikes that do not have disc brakes are not included in this recall. If there is less than six millimetres between the quick release and disk brake rotor on the wheel when the front quick release is fully opened, the bike is included in this recall. Recalled bikes were made in mainland China, Taiwan, Canada and Vietnam and sold by Rocky Mountain bike dealers nationwide and on-line at www.Bikes.com, www.Ems.com, www.JensonUsa.com, www.MikesBikes.com and www.PerformanceBike.com from May 2002 through April 2016.
Digital Clamp Metres
Klein Tools has announced a recall of about 114,000 digital clamp metres in the United States, 3,300 digital clamp metres in Canada and 3,750 digital clamp metres in Mexico because they can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is off. This poses shock, electrocution and burn hazards. This recall involves digital clamp metres used to detect electrical current in wiring. Model numbers CL110, CL210, CL310 and CL110KIT with date codes 0815U-A1, 1015U-A1, 1115U-A1, 1215U-A1, 0116U-A1, 0216U-A1 and 0316U-A1 are included in this recall. “Klein Tools” and the model number are printed on the front of the clamp metre and the date code is printed on the back. The metres are black with a backlit LCD display and an orange trigger and clamp mechanism. They are rated CAT III 600 volts and measure voltage up to 600 volts and alternating current up to 400 amps. These metres were sold by Home Depot and other hardware stores, industrial distributors and electrical wholesalers nationwide from November 2015 through April 2016.
Rixson Exterior has recalled about 130 exterior gate closers because their mechanism can break and eject metal pieces or spray oil, posing a risk of injury. These gate closers are affixed to external gates and have a body that is approximately 6.5 inches long with a sliding arm that is about three feet wide when extended. The gate closers have model number 1350 and are marked on the side of the body with “MAB/ASSA ABLOY.” The recall only includes units produced between January 2014 and December 2015. Recalled gate closers were sold by wholesale and hardware distributors from April through November 2015.
Noble House Home Furnishings LLC is recalling about 2,000 counter stools because their kick plates can have a sharp edge, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. This recall involves Noble House’s Louigi and Tate counter stools with solid wood legs and a metallic kick pate. The Louigi black leather counter stool has a backrest and measures about 18 inches wide by 26 inches deep by 41 inches tall. The backless Tate counter stools were sold in white or brown and measure about 16.5 inches wide by 16.5 inches deep by 27 inches tall. “MADE BY: PERMAISURI CO., LTD: No. 30 YUANCUO ROAD HONGSHANQIAO, FUZHOU, FUJIAN 350002 CHINA” is stamped on a tag on the underside of the stool’s seat. These stools were sold on-line at Amazon.com, ATC.com, eBay.com, Greatdealfurniture.com, Groupon.com, Houzz.com, Overstock.com and Wayfair.com from October 2013 through March 2015.
Box Components Inc. has recalled about 4,100 bike forks because the steer tube can become loose in the crown of the fork, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves black carbon fibre BMX bike forks with “BOX” printed in white on the side. Model number XE, XL or XS is printed in white letters on the front face of fork crown. Affected models have one of the following three serial numbers printed above the crown: 140508, 140606 or 140702. These products were sold by independent bike shops and on-line at www.danscomp.com and www.jrbicycles.com from July 2013 through April 2015.
Currey & Company has issued a recall for about 1,000 crystal chandeliers because the loop at the top of the chandelier can break, causing it to fall. The frame of the chandelier is silver with crystal ornaments and eight candle-shaped lights. The loop at the top of the chandelier is made of zinc or steel. Model number 093682 can be found on the inside of the canopy and on the outside of the original carton. These chandeliers were sold exclusively at Ethan Allen Design Centers nationwide from October 2007 through January 2016.
Mayborn USA Inc. is recalling some 3.1 million cups in the United States and about 227,000 cups in Canada because mould can develop on the removable one-piece white valve inside the cup, posing a risk of gastrointestinal symptoms and infections in consumers with compromised immune systems. This recall involves five types of spill-proof Tommee Tippee Sippee cups all with a removable one-piece white valve: the First Sips Transition cup, the Trainer Sippee cup, the Sippee cup (including Cute Quips), the Sportee bottle and the Insulated Swiggle/Sippee tumbler. The plastic drinking cups have spill-proof tops, easy-grip sides with detachable handles and were sold in clear with coloured lids and a variety of colours and character prints. Some of the cups include short phrases on the front of the cups, including “You Pour I’ll Fling” and “Drink Drop Repeat.” The cups have a seven to ten ounce capacity and were sold for children ages 4 to 12 months at BuyBuy Baby, CVS, Giant, Kohl’s, Marco Baby, Marshalls, Meijer, Sam’s Club, Ross Stores, Target, Bealls Outlet, Walgreens and Wal-Mart and other mass merchandise stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, Babyhaven.com and Diapers.com from December 2014 through May 2016.