15 July 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Ten companies announced on 5-6 July separate recalls involving some half a million self-balancing hoverboards/scooters because the lithium-ion packs in these items can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. Details of these recalls are provided below.
- Hype Wireless Ltd. – About 25,000 Hype Roam brand hoverboards were sold in black, red and blue at Bed Bath and Beyond, Sports Chalet, VMZ Enterprises LLC and Trans World Entertainment stores nationwide from November 2015 through January 2016.
- Keenford Limited – Approximately 84,000 iMoto brand hoverboards with 6.5 inch, 8 inch or 10 inch wheels were sold at Macy’s, The Athlete’s Foot and other stores nationwide as well as on-line at imotohk.com and hoverboard360.com from September through December 2015. The iMoto Smart Balance Board (model M1A1) has 6.5 inch wheels and was sold in blue, black, green, multi, pink, yellow, gold-plated chrome and platinum-plated chrome. The iMoto Smart Balance Board 2.0 (model M2A2) has eight inch wheels and was sold in blue, black, black/red, chrome, neon, Oreo and white. The iMoto Smart Balance Board SUV (model M3A3) has 10 inch wheels and was sold in carbon fibre, mahogany and graffiti.
- Razor USA LLC – About 28,000 non-UL certified Hovertrax brand hoverboards with serial numbers beginning with 55X120-01, 55X120-02, 55X110-01, 55X110-02 and 55X230-01 were sold at Big 5, Scheels, Toys R Us and other stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, Razor.com, Target.com, Walmart.com and other websites from December 2015 through May 2016.
- Overstock.com – Approximately 4,300 hoverboards were sold on-line at Overstock.com in a variety of colours and brand names from September through December 2015.
- Digital Gadgets LLC – Approximately 16,000 Hover-Way brand hoverboards with model number HWSBB601-R were sold in red, black and white colours exclusively through QVC’s televised shopping programmes and on QVC’s website from November through December 2015.
- Boscov’s Department Store LLC – About 1,300 Orbit brand hoverboards were sold in black, blue, gold, green, red and white colours at Boscov’s stores in the Mid-Atlantic region and on-line at boscovs.com from December 2015 through May 2016.
- ovHHoverboard LLC – Some 70,000 Powerboard brand hoverboards with model number PB-001 were sold in green, blue, black, red, white, chrome, gold chrome and pink at mall kiosks operated by Hoverboard LLC at 35 locations nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com and powerboard.com from September 2015 through April 2016.
- Yuka Clothing – About 800 Wheeli, 2 Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider and X Rider brand hoverboards were sold in various colours at Yuka Clothing stores nationwide and on-line choxi.com, groupon.com, Starshop.com and zulily.com from June 2015 through May 2016.
- PTX Performance Products USA – About 4,900 Airwalk brand hoverboards were sold in black or white colours at The Sports Authority, MC Sports stores nationwide and on-line at Academy.com and DICKS.com from December 2015 through May 2016.
- Swagway LLC – Some 267,000 Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smartboard brand hoverboards were sold in gold, black, blue, green, red and pink colours by mass merchandisers, department stores, home improvement stores and others nationwide as well as on-line at Amazon.com, modells.com, swagway.com, target.com and other on-line retailers from September 2015 through March 2016.
Kinsey’s Inc. (doing business as October Mountain Products) has issued a recall for about 640 hanging bow scales because the mounting ring on the scale can break during use, posing impact and laceration hazards to the user. This recall involves OMP M-100 digital hanging bow scales that measure the user’s peak or holding weight in archery and bow hunting. The orange plastic pocket-size, portable scales have three buttons on the front and measure about eight inches long by four inches wide by 1.2 inches deep. The scale has a hook on one end and a metal ring on the other. M-100 and the OMP logo are printed in black lettering on the front of the scale. These products were sold at Academy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Gander Mountain, Gun World & Archery Shop, Scheel’s and other sporting goods stores nationwide as well as on-line at Amazon.com, Eder’s, OctoberMountainProducts.com, Walmart.com and other websites from November 2015 through March 2016.
Saro Trading Company has recalled about 7,800 children’s nightgowns because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. This recall involves five styles of children’s 100 percent white cotton nightgowns with “Taleen” printed on the neck label. The nightgowns are embroidered with either eyelet trimming, ribbons on the chest, or buttons on the centre front of the garment. They were sold at Francie Hargrove Interior Designs, Georges Girls Luxe Sleep and Nichols stores nationwide and on-line at www.sarostore.com and fennco.com/en from February 2012 through April 2016.
Winco Fireworks is recalling about 14,000 cone fountain fireworks because they can burst and spread sparks and pyrotechnic materials outward instead of upward as intended, posing fire and burn hazards to bystanders. This recall involves Black Cat Glitter fountain cones sold in packages of three. The cones have model number BC269 printed on the bottom of the packaging. The cone-shaped fireworks devices are approximately six inches tall and have the Black Cat logo on the packaging. The words “Crackling Glitter,” “Colorful Glitter” or “Gold Glitter” are printed in black type on the front of the cone. These products were sold by fireworks retailers nationwide from March through June 2016.
Pacific Cycle Inc. has recalled about 217,600 strollers because their front wheel can become loose and detach, posing crash and fall hazards. This recall involves single and double occupant swivel wheel jogging strollers that have a quick release mechanism for removing and re-attaching the front wheel. Recalled jogging stroller models include Instep Safari, Instep Grand Safari, Instep Flight, Schwinn Turismo and Schwinn Discover Single and Double Occupant Swivel. These strollers were sold by small retailers nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, Target.com, Toys-R-Us.com, Walmart.com and other on-line retailers from January 2010 through June 2016.