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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.

Espresso Makers
IMUSA USA LLC has recalled about 17,500 espresso makers because the filler cap at the top of the unit can crack and allow steam to escape, posing a risk of burns to the user. In addition, the cap can pop off unexpectedly as a result of pressure build-up, posing a risk of impact injury to a bystander. This recall involves black and black and grey espresso makers with model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201 and caps with date codes “201407” to “201411.” The model number and date code are printed on a rating label on the bottom of the espresso maker while “IMUSA” is printed on the front of the unit. These products were sold at Kmart, Sears, Target and other stores nationwide from July through November 2014.

BioLite Inc. has issued a recall for about 5,900 lanterns because their lithium-ion battery can overheat while charging, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves BioLite BaseLantern and BaseLantern XL small rechargeable LED lanterns that function as both a light and a powerbank. The silver BaseLanterns are about five inches high by five inches wide by two inches deep and weigh about two pounds. The affected serial numbers, which are located on the bottom of the device and the product packaging, are PLC000001 through PLC004000 and PLCXL000001 through PLCXL006000. These lanterns were sold exclusively at Kickstarter.com from August through October 2016.

LED Lamps
Technical Consumer Products Inc. is recalling about 39,000 LED lamps because they can overheat and expose an energised heat-sink and wires, posing an electrical shock hazard. This recall involves 10-watt LED A19-shape lamps sold under the TCP brand name. The recalled lamps are white and produce a soft white (2700 Kelvin) colour temperature. Recalled units have item number “LED10A19DODLCHP” and the date code printed directly on the white plastic heat-sink just above the screw in the base. These lamps were sold exclusively by Habitat for Humanity of San Joaquin in Stockton, California, from August through September 2016.

Bath Seats and Chairs
Lexibook S.A. has announced a recall of approximately 7,000 bath seats and chairs because they fail to meet federal safety standards, including requirements for stability. In addition, the bath seats can tip over while a baby is in it. This recall includes all Lexibook baby bath seats and chairs, which are intended for children six months and up. These products have a plastic base with suction cups on the bottom, a back/arm support and a toy tray. “Lexibook” is stamped on the back/arm support while “Made in China” and “2014 Lexibook Limited IT028/IT029 SN: 1407/VA09” are stamped on the bottom of the base. These products were sold on-line in a variety of colours at Amazon.com, Unbeatablesale.com, Wayfair.com and Youngexplorers.com from January 2013 through August 2016.

Gas Smokers
Masterbuilt Manufacturing LLC is recalling about 41,000 gas smokers in the United States and approximately 300 gas smokers in Canada because the smoker’s gas hose can disconnect, posing a fire hazard. The recalled Masterbuilt 7-in-1 smoker came in green or stainless steel with a Cabela’s logo as well as in black with a Masterbuilt logo. The 32-pound three-piece cylindrical body design consists of a lid, a centre body, and a base that sits on the LP gas burner stand. The smoker also has a porcelain flame disk bowl, a water bowl, cooking grates, a 10-quart pot and basket, a thermometer, a burner and a PVC hose. These gas smokers were sold at Army, Air Force Exchange, Cabela’s, Gander Mountain and other stores nationwide and on-line at www.Amazon.com from April 2011 through October 2016.

Barnett Outdoors LLC is recalling about 3,300 crossbows because the sensor that senses whether an arrow is properly loaded can malfunction, potentially causing the crossbow to fire unexpectedly and posing an injury hazard to the user or bystanders. This recall involves six models of Barnett crossbows that can be identified by the model number printed on the limbs of the riser and dome label on the bow. The following crossbow models are included in the recall: Barnett Ghost 415 Monochrome model 78044, Barnett Ghost 415 Mossy Oak model 78059, Browning OneSixTwo model 80004, Browning OneSixOne model 80005, Barnett Razr Ice model 78212 and Barnett Razr model 78210. The crossbows were made in the United States with mainland Chinese sensors. They were sold by Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, Dicks Sporting Goods and other retailers and dealers nationwide from April through November 2016.

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