23 Sept 2016
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Creative Sourcing International Inc. has recalled about 11,500 mosquito zapper LED light bulbs because the base of the light bulb can separate from the connector, posing an electrical shock hazard. This recall involves HAUS ZapBulb 2-in-1 mosquito zapper LED light bulbs. The 10-watt bulb has a white grid housing that measures about 3.1 inches high, 3.1 inches wide and 6.1 inches deep. The grid housing has a blue light used to attract insects and a LED light below for lighting. Only units without any markings or labels are included in this recall. SKU number IK 3000 is on the product’s packaging. These products were sold on-line at Amazon, Groupon, Hammacher Schlemmer, Pulse TV, Sharper Image, Sportsman and Universal Direct from April through July 2016.
Toys ‘R’ Us Inc. has issued a recall for about 53,000 pacifier clips because their spring mechanism can break and release small parts, posing a choking hazard. This recall involves Babies ‘R’ Us pacifier clips sold in an assortment of six colours and character designs, including a red monster, blue monster, monkey, giraffe, owl with one eye closed, and owl with both eyes open. The pacifier clips have a circular plastic cover affixed to a metal spring clip and a fabric strip with snaps at the other end. The recalled pacifier clip assortment has model number 5F6237F and “®2014 Geoffrey, LLC” engraved on the back to the plastic cover. These pacifier clips were sold exclusively at Babies ’R’ Us and Toys ’R’ Us stores nationwide from February 2015 through April 2016.
BLACK+DECKER (U.S.) Inc. is recalling some 560,000 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers in the United States and about 20,000 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers in Canada because the fan cover can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves BLACK+DECKER 3-in-1 electric blower/vacuum/mulchers with model numbers BV5600, BV6000 and BV6600. The model number and “Type 1” are printed on the name plate on the right side of the motor housing. Only “Type 1” blower/vacuum/mulchers are included in this recall. They are orange with black accents, a black fan cover and a two-speed switch. They were sold with a blower tube, a vacuum tube and a reusable collection bag (model BV6600 also came with a rake attachment) at Lowes and other stores nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com and other websites from May 2013 through September 2016.
Big 5 Sporting Goods has recalled about 4,100 bungee chairs because the chair rivets can break while in use, posing a fall hazard to consumers. This recall involves Captiva Designs bungee chairs with model number AC098 printed on the header cards of the product packages. The collapsible chair has a navy blue and teal nylon bungee seat and black metal legs. The chair’s bungee cords are laced through the seat frame. These chairs were sold exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods stores nationwide from May through July 2016.
Samsung Electronics America Inc. has recalled about a million smartphones because the lithium-ion battery in these phones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves the Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone sold before 15 September 2016. Recalled devices have a 5.7-inch screen and were sold in the following colours: black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum, and silver titanium with a matching stylus. Samsung is printed on the top front of the phone and Galaxy Note7 is printed on the back of the phone. These phones were made in mainland China and South Korea and sold by wireless carriers and electronic stores nationwide, including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon, as well as on-line at www.samsung.com and other websites from August through September 2016.