9 Sept 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
McDonald’s Corp. has recalled some 29 million activity wristbands in the United States and about 3.6 million activity wristbands in Canada because they can cause skin irritation or burns to children. This recall involves “Step-iT” activity wristbands in two styles: “Activity Counter” and a motion-activated “Light-up Band.” The Activity Counter comes in translucent plastic orange, blue or green and features a digital screen that tracks a child’s steps or other movement. The Light-up Band comes in translucent plastic red, purple or orange and blinks light with the child’s movement. Both styles of activity wristbands have a square face with the words “STEP-iT” printed on them and a button to depress and activate the wristband. The back of the square face contains the etched words “Made for McDonald’s.” These products were distributed exclusively by McDonald’s restaurants nationwide from 9 August through 17 August 2016 with Happy Meals and Mighty Kids Meals.
Infant Building Play Sets
ALEX Toys has issued a recall for about 91,000 infant building play sets because small parts can detach from these products, posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves three ALEX Jr. branded sets of infant building toys: Baby Builder (model 1982), First Pops (model 1981P) and First Snaps (model 1981S). These toys were produced prior to November 2010 and include an assortment of plastic shapes in bright colours. The pieces are designed to be pulled, pushed, snapped and twisted and come in stackable plastic jars. The toys were sold in sets of 14 and 26 pieces at Barnes & Noble and Land of Nod stores and on-line at www.Zulily.com from March 2009 through June 2016.
Crownplace Brands Ltd. is recalling about 500 kerosene lamp burners because the burner’s threads can disengage, allowing the burner to disconnect from the base and posing burn and fire hazards to the user. This recall involves Crownplace Brands’ Aladdin MaxBrite kerosene lamp burners. There burners are made of solid brass and measure about four inches tall and three inches in diameter. The burner thread is about 0.375 inches long (about nine millimetres). “Aladdin MAXBrite500” is printed on the burner knob and “Aladdin” and patent number 3551086 are printed on the barrel of the burner. These products were sold at hardware and antique stores nationwide and on-line at www.amazon.com from July 2015 through July 2016.
Dorel Juvenile has recalled about 20,000 strollers in the United States and approximately 5,800 strollers in Canada because the tray folding mechanism can partially disengage on one side when used with an infant car seat attached to the stroller, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Step and Go Travel Systems sold under the Safety 1st brand and manufactured by Dorel Juvenile. The stroller has a step-to-open design that opens by stepping on the pedal. It was sold in a variety of colours along with the OnBoard 35 infant car seat. Safety 1st is imprinted on the front of the stroller tray and model number TR314 is printed on a white label on the back of the stroller seat. These strollers were sold by Babies R Us and other retailers and on-line at amazon.com, babiesrus.com and Walmart.com from May 2015 through June 2016.
J.D. North America Corp. has recalled about 12,000 portable generators in the United States and approximately 300 portable generators in Mexico because the fuel tank can leak, posing explosion, fire and burn hazards to consumers. This recall involves All Power portable gasoline generators with model numbers APGG6000 and APGG7500. The black and red generators have a black fuel tank on top of the units. Model APGG6000 generators are rated at 6,000 watts and have UPC code 846766000553 and serial number JD29014S18035 through JD29014U020742. Model APGG7500 generators are rated at 7,500 watts and have UPC code 846766000560 and serial number JD42014S16027 through JD42014T210606. They were sold at Big Sandy Superstores, Family Farm & Home Inc., Home Owners Bargain Outlet, Mills Fleet Farm Corp., Nexcom West Coast and other stores nationwide and on-line at Bluestem.com, BrandsmartUSA.com, HomeDepot.com, hoboonline.com and jbtoolsales.com as well as by other on-line retailers from March 2014 through May 2016.
Whirlpool Corporation has announced a recall of about 15,200 microwave ovens because internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations sold in stainless steel, black and white. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall: model WMH53520CS with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999; model WMH53520CW with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999; model WMH53520CB with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999; model WMH53520CE with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999; model WMH53520CH with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999; model WMH73521CS with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999; model WMH73521CW with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999; model WMH73521CB with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999; model WMH73521CE with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999; and model WMH73521CH with serial numbers TR33500000 to TR34899999. Model and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit above the oven cavity on the left hand side. These microwave ovens were sold at Best Buy, HH Gregg, Lowes, Sears and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores and by homebuilders nationwide from January 2014 through April 2016.
Mars Retail Group has issued a recall for about 52,400 units of M&M’S-branded jewellery because it can contain high levels of lead. This recall involves all M&M’S-branded jewellery, including earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and some children’s jewellery. Items included in the recall have the M&M’S logo “M” as a charm or another feature. These items were made in mainland China and Vietnam and sold at M&M’S World Stores in New York; Orlando, Florida; and Las Vegas and Henderson, Nevada, from May 2015 to June 2016.
Cree Inc. is recalling some 104,000 lamps in the United States and about 8,500 lamps in Canada because they can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard. This recall involves Cree LED T8 replacement lamps, including lamps that were provided as free replacements for a previous recall in June 2015 and new lamps sold since the recall. These lamps are used indoors to replace traditional two-pin T8 fluorescent tubes. The white lamps have a cylindrical shape and measure 48 inches long. “Cree,” “BT848 Series Lamp,” the product number and a four-digit date code are printed on the lamp or on a white label affixed to the lamp. Product numbers covered by this recall include BT848-17027FLW-BDG13-2C100, BT848-17040FLW-BDG13-2C100, BT848-17027FLW-BDG13-2C120 and BT848-17040FLW-BDG13-2C120. These lamps were made in mainland China and the United States and sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and on-line at amazon.com from September 2015 through May 2016. Also covered by this recall are LED T8 lamps received by consumers as free replacements from June 2015 through May 2016.
Dazzling Toys has announced a recall of about 800 chicken toys because they contain small eggs and the chicken can break into small pieces, both posing a choking hazard to children. This recall involves the Bump and Go Action Egg Laying Chicken with lights, music and bump and go action. The battery-powered plastic toy was sold in two styles: a yellow chicken with an orange head and wings and a multi-coloured (yellow, green and orange) chicken. The chicken toy includes three white plastic eggs that are placed into the back of the chicken and then released from the bottom. The yellow-coloured chicken measures seven inches wide by six inches tall by seven inches deep, while the multi-coloured chicken measures seven inches wide by five inches tall by four inches deep. The eggs for both toys are one inch wide by one inch tall by one inch deep. These toys were sold on-line at www.amazon.com and www.ebay.com from February through July 2016.
Salewa North America Inc. has recalled about 70 climbing harnesses because excess materials on the left waist belt tab can cause the harness to loosen, posing a fall hazard to the user. This recall applies to all Wild Country Syncro harnesses sold in the United States. The harness has a black nylon exterior and an orange interior. “Wild Country” and “Syncro” are printed on a label affixed to the interior, above batch code 01 A 01 16. These harnesses were sold at Alpenglow Adventure Sports, Climb UP LLC, Rock Fitness, UNLTD and Wilderness Exchange stores nationwide and on-line at amazon.com and other websites from April through June 2016.
SAHN Designs Inc. has issued a recall for about 2,000 bicycle helmets in the United States and about 1,600 bicycle helmets in Canada because the helmets do not comply with federal impact requirements, posing a risk of head injury. This recall involves SAHN Classic SH523 adult bike helmets. “SAHN” is printed on the outer shell of the helmet on the right side and the production date and “SH-523 Classic” are printed on a white sticker label on the inside of the helmet. The helmets came in matte colours (including black, white, blue, tan, grey, green, cream and brown) as well as gloss colours (including black, white, blue, tan, cream and green). They were sold by authorised boutique bike dealers from May 2013 through December 2015.