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CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.

Electric Scooters
Probity Cell LLC has recalled about 230 electric scooters because their frame can break at the folding point, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Glion SmartScooter Model 100 foldable aluminium electric scooters in black or white. The scooters have a kickstand, two tyres and a USB phone charger. They are powered by lithium-ion batteries and measure about 38 inches long, 5.5 inches wide and 45 inches tall when unfolded. “GLION” is printed on the standing board of the scooter. These scooters were sold on-line at www.amazon.com, www.e-bay.com, www.kickstater.com and www.glion-scooter.com from September 2014 through September 2015.

Bed Canopies
Hallee Inc. has issued a recall for about 1,000 bed canopies because a child can become entangled in the canopy, posing entanglement and strangulation hazards. This recall involves all Hallee Starlit Nights mosquito net bed canopies. The recalled bed canopies are made of 100 percent white polyester fabric and mosquito netting and have glow-in-the-dark stars sewn onto the fabric. The canopies hang from the ceiling or wall above a bed and measure about 400 inches tall, 90 inches wide and 22 inches in diameter. “Hallee” is printed on the label that is attached to the bottom of the canopy. These products were sold on-line at www.amazon.com from July through August 2016.

Office Depot Inc. is recalling some 129,000 chairs because they can tip over when leaning back, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Winsley black or white mid-back chairs with a silver base with five wheels. The recalled chairs have Office Depot SKU number 388262 (black) or Nu907932 (white) or OfficeMax item number 25100033 (black) or 25100649 (white) as well as “US REG. No. CA40105” printed on a label located underneath the seat cushion. They were sold at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nationwide and on-line at officedepot.com from August 2015 through August 2016.

Infant Bath Tubs
Summer Infant Inc. has announced a recall of approximately 86,000 infant bath tubs because fabric slings on these bath tubs can detach from the tub, posing a risk of impact injury and drowning. This recall involves Lil’ Luxuries Whirlpool, Bubbling Spa & Shower with fabric slings. The infant bath tub is a battery-operated whirlpool bath with motorised jets intended for use with children from birth to two years. The product contains a fabric sling on a plastic frame onto which the infant is placed for bathing. The fabric sling on the recalled bath tubs does not have a white plastic attachment clip to hold the headrest area of the fabric sling to the plastic frame. Recalled bath tubs have item numbers 18840, 18850, 18863 and 18873 and were sold between October 2012 and October 2013 with date codes starting with 1210, 1211, 1212, 1301, 1302, 1303, 1304, 1305, 1306, 1307 and 1308, which stand for the two-digit year followed by the two-digit month. These products were sold at Toys R Us/Babies R Us and other juvenile product specialty stores nationwide from October 2012 through October 2013.

Aqua Lung America has recalled about 53,000 inflators installed on buoyancy compensators because the inflation button can remain depressed and cause the compensator to continue inflating, resulting in an uncontrolled ascent and posing injury and drowning hazards to the diver. This recall involves Aqua Lung Powerline inflators installed on Aqua Lung and Apeks Black Ice buoyancy compensators. Buoyancy compensators equipped with Powerline inflators are used by scuba divers to establish buoyancy in the water. The black Powerline inflators measure about 20 inches long and 3.5 inches wide and have a date code beginning with “H” printed on the inflator body. They were made in mainland China and Mexico and sold at Sports Chalet and by authorised Aqua Lung stores nationwide from January 2015 through September 2016.

Wildhorn Outfitters is recalling about 9,700 hammocks because the cinch buckles that came with the hammock and suspension kit can fail, causing straps to detach from the hammock and posing a fall hazard. This recall to repair involves the Outpost 1 one-person hammock, the Outpost II two-person hammock as well as one stand-alone Wildhorn Outfitters Litespeed suspension kit. The 100 percent nylon hammocks came in various colours including grey, blue, orange and green. “Wildhorn Outfitters” is stitched on a label on the hammocks, which were sold on-line at amazon.com and wildhornoutfitters.com from June through August 2016.

Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. has announced a recall of approximately 1,000 bicycles because their rear wheel can come out of the dropout, causing fractures in the rear triangle and presenting an injury hazard to the rider. This recall involves 2016 Specialized S-Works Venge Vias and Venge Pro Vias road bicycles with an S-works or Specialized decal on the downtube. They were sold in black, white, red and black, white and black, and green and blue colour combinations by authorised Specialized retailers from July 2015 through September 2016.
Mamas & Papas Ltd. is recalling about 3,000 strollers because a loose latch on these strollers can cause the seat to tip back unexpectedly when the infant is in the parent-facing position, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Mamas & Papas Armadillo Flip and Armadillo Flip XT folding, single-occupant infant strollers. The strollers weigh about 22 pounds and came in various colours, including black, teal and navy. Recalled items can be identified by their lot number, which is the month and year of manufacture. Lot number ranges for recalled Armadillo Flip strollers are 00814 through 00416 (August 2014 through April 2016) while lot number ranges for Flip XT strollers are 01214 through 00416 (December 2014 through April 2016). These strollers were sold at Albee Baby, Babies ‘R’ Us, Buy Buy Baby and other stores nationwide and on-line at www.mamasandpapas.com and www.Amazon.com from December 2014 through July 2016.

Samsung Electronics America Inc. has expanded a previous recall of Galaxy Note7 smartphones to include some 1.9 million smartphones because the lithium-ion battery in these phones can overheat and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards to consumers. This recall involves all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The recalled devices have a 5.7-inch screen and were sold in 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. This recall involves all Galaxy Note7 devices received as replacements as part of the previous Galaxy Note7 recall on 15 September 2016 as well as any Galaxy Note 7 with a green battery icon, regardless of date purchased or IMEI. The recalled phones were sold by wireless carriers and electronic stores nationwide, including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon stores, as well as on-line at www.samsung.com and other websites and on third party websites from August through October 2016.

Educational Cubes
Roylco Inc. has issued a recall for approximately 1,400 educational light cubes because their lithium-ion battery can overheat and catch fire. This recall involves Roylco educational light cubes with model number R59601. The recall involves a white cube used primarily for creative learning involving light in the early childhood classroom. The cubes have a light source and a battery located in the base and measure 16 inches high by 16 inches wide by 16 inches deep. They were sold by educational dealers and distributors nationwide, including Beyond Play, Charles J. Becker, Excelligence, Hatch and Kaplan, from December 2013 through April 2016.

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