30 June 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Charging Cords Sold with Toys
Auldey Toys North America has issued a recall for about 325,000 USB charging cords sold with certain toys because they can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. This recall involves yellow USB charging cords sold with Aero Spin and Aero Cruz Sky Rover remote-controlled flying toys. The toys are shaped like a ball with two blades on top and wings on the side and were sold in red, orange and citron green. They measure about 3.5 inches tall by five inches wide and are operated by a small one-channel remote control unit. The recall affects toys with item numbers YW859110-2, YW859110-3, YW859110-5, YW859110-6 or TTYW859110-5. These toys were sold by Walmart and other mass merchandisers and independent toy stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com from January 2015 through January 2016.
Direct Distributors Inc. has recalled about 200 angle grinders because the spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even with the safety switch locked in place, posing a finger, hand or other laceration risks. This recall involves four-inch air angle grinders with model number 20687. The grinders have a blue handle and some models have the ASC logo on the top. These products were sold exclusively at Agri Supply stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia as well as on-line at www.agrisupply.com from January 2015 through April 2016.
Sony Electronics Inc. is recalling about 1,700 laptop computer batteries in the United States and 21 laptop computer batteries in Canada because they can overheat and pose burn and fire hazards. This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 18 models of Sony’s VAIO series laptop computers. The Panasonic battery packs were also sold separately and installed by Sony as part of repairs. Panasonic battery packs included in this recall have model number VGP-BPS26 and part number 1-853-237-11 or 1-853-237-21. Recalled model numbers for the Sony VAIO Series laptop computers are SVE15132CXW, SVE1513KCXS, SVE15134CXP, SVE1513MCXB, SVE15134CXS, SVE1513MCXW, SVE15134CXW, SVE1513MPXS, SVE15135CXW, SVE1513RCXB, SVE151390X, SVE1513RCXS, SVE1513APXS, SVE1513RCXW, SVE1513BCXS, SVE1513TCXW, SVE1513JCXW and SVE171390X. Recalled batteries were sold at Best Buy, Sony retail stores, other consumer electronic stores nationwide and on-line at www.store.sony.com and other websites from February through October 2013.
Mayborn USA Inc. has announced a recall of about 255,000 bottle and food warmers because they can overheat and catch on fire. This recall involves Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature electric bottle and food warmers sold separately or as an accessory with the Complete Starter Kit or the All in One Newborn Set. The bottle and food warmer is white with a grey adjustable control dial located next to the on/off light and has Tommee Tippee stamped in grey on the front. It measures about five inches high, 5.5 inches wide and five inches long. Bottle and food warmers included in this recall have “Min” or “0” stamped on the left-hand side of the control dial as well as the UL logo and a six alpha-numeric batch code that begins with a number and ends with “GY” stamped on the underside. They were sold by mass merchandise stores including Baby Depot, Baby Heaven, Bealls Outlet, BuyBuy Baby, CVS, Giant, Ideal Baby and Kids, Kohl’s, Marco Baby, Marshalls, Meijer, Ross Stores, Sam’s Club, Target, TJ Maxx, Toys R Us, Walgreens and Wal-Mart nationwide as well as on-line at Amazon.com, Diapers.com, Drugstore.com and Quidsi.com from July 2011 through April 2016.
Ecovent Corp. has recalled about 600 room sensors because the cover can come off during normal use, exposing high voltage components and posing an electrical shock hazard. This recall involves room sensors that plug into an electrical outlet to measure room temperature, humidity and barometric pressure. The unit also provides electrical outlets in the centre of the device and USB ports on the sides. “Ecovent,” model number “SS1,” part number “901-00001” and date numbers 4415-5215 and 0116-0916” are printed on a label on the back of the device. These products were made in mainland China and the United States and sold on-line at www.ecoventsystems.com from December 2015 through April 2016.
HP Inc. is recalling about 41,000 notebook computer batteries in the United States, approximately 2,600 notebook computer batteries in Canada and about 4,500 notebook computer batteries in Mexico because they can overheat and pose fire and burn hazards. This recall involves lithium-ion batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers. The black batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion notebook computers. They measure about eight inches long, two inches wide and about one inch high. The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery and “HP Notebook Battery” and the model number are printed on the battery. Batteries included in this recall have one the following barcodes: 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL or 6EBVA. They were sold at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Costco, by authorised dealers nationwide and on-line at www.hp.com from March 2013 through August 2015.