17 June 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Southwire Company LLC has issued a recall for some 1.2 million voltage detectors in the United States and 3,640 voltage detectors in Canada because they can give a false “no voltage” reading when testing live wires for electric current, posing shock, electrocution and burn hazards to consumers. This recall involves Southwire non-contact voltage detectors with model number 40110N or 40120N. The recalled voltage detectors are cylindrical shaped, about six inches long and about two inches in circumference. They are brownish gold in colour with a black centre insert and have red LED lights to indicate the presence of live electric current. “Southwire,” the model number, and the CE and UL listing symbols are printed on the voltage detectors. These products were sold at Lowe’s and other home and hardware stores nationwide and on-line at lowes.com and other websites from June 2013 through February 2016.
GreenWave Scientific Inc. (doing business as Mohu) has issued a recall for about 1,700 boomboxes because they can overheat and pose burn and fire hazards. This recall involves all models and serial numbers of the Mohu BeBox smart boombox with a built-in Android touchscreen tablet. The unit is a black, portable speaker that measures approximately 13 inches in height, 19 inches in width and five inches in depth and weighs about 14.5 pounds. It came with a power supply 18V@3.5A and 3.5mm shielded stereo auxiliary cable. The front surface is covered in a black, metallic grill and the back of the unit is black plastic. It features a small Mohu logo on the middle, lower front and an embossed Mohu logo on the middle, centre back. These products were sold at the Huppins audio store in Spokane, Washington, as well as on-line on amazon.com, gomohu.com and onecall.com from December 2015 through April 2016.
LaRose Industries has recalled about 175,000 jewellery making kits because the “slider bracelet” in these kits contains high lead levels. This recall involves two models of LaRose’s Jewelz Gem Creations jewellery making kits and one refill product, specifically the Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine, the Shimmer N’ Sparkle Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Gem Charm and Slider Bracelets, and the My Look Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Jewelz Gem Creations Ultimate Gem Machine. Recalled kits have UPC code 884920174504, 884920174849 or 884920466340 printed on the outside of the product box and on the bottom of the “Gem Machine.” These products were sold by Kmart, Toys R Us, Walmart, Target and other retailers from August 2015 through April 2016.
Debco Bag is recalling about 150 ceramic mugs in the United States and approximately 24,000 ceramic mugs in Canada because they can break and pose a burn or laceration hazard to consumers. This recall involves four models of Tonal Thirst ceramic mugs. The 12-ounce mugs have a glossy two-tone finish with a white exterior and coloured interior with matching coloured handles. They were sold in white/black, white/blue, white/lime and white/red colour combinations and some mugs had promotional logos printed on them when distributed as giveaways. The mugs were distributed by Ad Specialty Distributors as promotional items from August 2015 through April 2016.
Kwik Tek has announced a recall of about 4,200 sleds because the front handle bar assembly can break and pose a crash hazard. This recall involves Hammerhead sleds sold in blue, green, orange and yellow. The front handle bars have a steering system with polycarbonate skis and the rear HDPE skis are attached to the main aluminium frame. The units measure 23 inches wide by nine inches high by 51 inches deep and weigh about ten pounds. “Hammerhead Pro” is written on the top of the sled. These products were sold at LL Bean and Yukon Charlie’s stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, EMS.com, LLBean.com, SharperImage.com and YukonCharlies.com from June 2014 to June 2016.
Children’s Chairs and Swings
Far East Brokers and Consultants Inc. has recalled about 6,000 children’s chairs and swings because the screen-printing on the fabric of these products contains excessive lead levels. This recall involves Leisure Ways pink butterfly themed children’s camp chairs, moon chairs, and swings. The chairs and swings have a metal frame with large red butterfly images and other colourful images on the pink polyester fabric. “Distributed by: Far East Brokers and Consultants, Inc.” and “Tracking # November/2015” are printed on the tracking label sewn into the seat of each chair. These products were sold by Weis Markets, wholesale distributors, and grocery and drug stores nationwide from January through April 2016.
Handgun Security Safes
Rhino Metals Inc. is recalling about 400 handgun security safes because they can be opened without the use of a combination, thereby allowing unauthorised access to a handgun. This recall involves all Bighorn P-20 handgun security safes. The grey and black metal safes measure about 3.25 inches high by 12 inches wide by 10.5 inches deep and weigh about 15 pounds. The Bighorn logo in blue and a four-button, back-lit electronic key pad are located on the top of the safe. The safes have serial numbers 1412160001 through 1412163000 printed on a sticker on the right hand side and were sold at Canyon Sports, Coastal Farm & Ranch, Dean Safes, High Noble Safe Co., North River Customs and other stores nationwide from March 2015 through March 2016.
Electrical Surge Protectors
360 Electrical LLC has recalled about 9,300 electrical surge protectors in the United States and about 1,000 electrical surge protectors in Canada because they can short circuit when non-grounded plugs are connected, posing a shock or fire hazard. This recall involves three models of surge protectors: Idealist (360320), Idealist 2.4 (360321) and Agent (360322). The units have seven outlets, come in black or white, and measure 14.5 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. “360electrical” is printed on the front of the units and the model number is located on the underside of the unit. Recalled surge protectors do not have a single check mark engraved on the underside of the unit, right next to the model number. These products were sold at B&H Photo stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com and bhphotovideo.com from July 2015 through February 2016.