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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.

Food Processors
Conair Corp. has recalled about eight million food processors in the United States and approximately 300,000 food processors in Canada because the processor’s riveted blade can crack over time and small metal pieces of the blade can break off into the processed food, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. This recall involves the riveted blades in Cuisinart food processors with model numbers that begin with the following: CFP-9, CFP-11, DFP-7, DFP-11, DFP-14,  DLC-5, DLC-7, DLC-8, DLC-10, DLC-XP, DLC-2007, DLC-2009, DLC-2011, DLC-2014, DLC-3011, DLC-3014, EV-7, EV-10, EV-11, EV-14, KFP-7 or MP-14. The model number is located on the bottom of the food processor. The blades have four rivets, are silver-coloured stainless steel and have a beige plastic centre hub. Only food processors with four rivets in the blades are included in this recall. Cuisinart is printed on the front and on the bottom of the food processors, which were sold at department, gourmet and specialty stores nationwide and on various websites from July 1996 through December 2015.

World Trading has issued a recall for about 1,900 Orbit brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards because their lithium-ion battery pack can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. The hoverboards have two wheels at either end of a platform and are powered by lithium ion battery packs. They were sold in black, blue, gold, green, red and white through Evine’s televised shopping programmes as well as on-line at evine.com in December 2015.

Chicken Toys
Bingo Deals is recalling about 2,700 egg laying 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 'N Go Walking Egg Laying Chicken with light, sound and music. The battery-powered plastic toy is a yellow chicken with an orange head and orange wings. It includes three white plastic eggs that are placed into the back of the chicken and then released from the bottom. The chicken measures seven inches wide by six inches tall by seven inches deep and the eggs measure one inch wide by one inch tall by one inch deep. “QQ Chicken” is printed on the wing and a small yellow chicken sits on the chicken’s back. These toys were sold on-line at Amazon.com and through Bingo Deal’s website from July 2015 through June 2016.

Christmas Tins
Figi’s Companies Inc. has announced a recall of approximately 5,000 Christmas Wishes tins because the tin’s sound chip mechanism can separate and expose button batteries, posing choking and button battery ingestion hazards to children. The metal Christmas Wishes tins have a red lid and a white base painted with a Christmas tree and a winter snow scene. They measure nine inches in diameter and have a music sound chip that is found in an envelope on the underside of the lid. The sound chip contains three button batteries and the products inside the tin have Figi’s labels. The recalled tins were made in the United States and the sound chips were made in mainland China. They were sold on-line at www.figis.com and www.birchlandmarket.com as well as through Figi’s companies and Birchland Market mail-order catalogues from October through December 2016.

MTD Southwest Inc. is recalling about 19,500 chainsaws because they can leak fuel and pose a fire hazard. This recall involves Craftsman-branded chainsaws powered by a two-cycle gasoline engine ranging in size from 42cc to 46cc and with either a 16-inch, 18-inch or 20-inch bar. The chainsaw’s housing is red and black and Craftsman is printed on the side of the unit and on the bar. Chainsaws included in the recall have model numbers 41AY427S799 316.38070, 41AY429S799 316.38090, 41AY462S799 316.38098 and 41AY469S799 316.38188, as well as serial numbers 1K155XQ0198 through 1F076XQ0200. They were manufactured between 15 November 2015 and 7 June 2016 and sold at Ace Hardware, Atwoods, Orchard Supply Hardware and Sears stores as well as on-line at OSH.com and Sears.com from February through July 2016.

MTD Southwest Inc. is recalling about 8,000 chainsaws because they can leak fuel and pose a fire hazard. This recall involves Remington-branded chainsaws powered by a two-cycle gasoline engine ranging in size from 42cc to 46cc and with either a 14 inch, 18-inch or 20-inch bar. The chainsaw’s housing is orange and black and Remington is printed on the side of the unit and on the bar. Chainsaws included in this recall have model numbers RM4214, RM4218 and RM4620, as well as serial numbers 1K155XQ0198 through 1F076XQ0200. They were manufactured between 15 November 2015 and 7 June 2016 and sold at Bi-Mart, Farmer’s Furniture, Lowe’s, Mid-States Distributing Co. and other retailers nationwide as well as on-line at Amazon.com and Lowes.com from February through July 2016.

Portable ACs
LG Electronics USA Inc. is recalling some 466,000 portable air conditioners in the United States and about 36,000 portable air conditioners in Canada because they can overheat and pose a risk of fire. This recall involves three models of 7,000 and 8,000 BTU LG portable air conditioners, including model numbers LP0711WNR, LP0813WNR and LP0814WNR. The air conditioners are tan/white with the LG logo on the front. They measure about 30 inches tall, 12 inches wide and 14 inches deep and weigh 50 pounds. They were sold at Home Depot and other stores nationwide from February 2011 through August 2016.

Power Supply Units
Zebra Technologies has announced a recall of approximately 166,000 power supply units for Zebra brand thermal printers because they can degrade and corrode over time when exposed to moisture, posing a risk of overheating and a fire hazard. This recall involves power supply units that serve as the power source for models of Zebra brand thermal industrial printers used to make bar codes and other commercial labels. The units were either sold as after-market kits or included with the sale of the following models of Zebra brand printers: G-Series (GK420D/T, GX420D/T, GX430D/T), GT Series (GT800, GT810, GT820, GT830), ZP455, HC100, P1XX Series (P100, P110, P120) and ZXP3. The Zebra logo or FSP North America logo, date code and part number are printed on the power supply. Date codes between 1039XX through 1052XX and 1101XX through 1152XX are included in the recall. Affected units were sold directly by Zebra and through Zebra distributors and resellers, including BlueStar Inc., Ingram Micro Data Capture Point of Sale Division, ScanSource and Wynit Distribution LLC, to businesses, hospitals and end-users nationwide from July 2010 through June 2012.

Aria Child Inc. has recalled about 29,400 strollers because a gap in the stroller’s folding side hinge can pinch a caregiver’s hand during unfolding, posing a laceration hazard. In addition, the stroller can fold unexpectedly during use, posing an injury hazard to the caregiver and child. This recall involves gb Qbit lightweight strollers for children up to 50 pounds. The strollers can also be used as a travel system with infant carriers. They have four sets of two wheels, a five-point harnessed restraint system, a full-sized reclining seat, a storage basket, a removable cup holder and a travel storage bag. The strollers are mostly black with an accent colour. They have the “gb” red box logo printed on the harness and on both sides of the stroller legs, as well as “Qbit” printed in white on the stroller legs. These products were sold at Babies R Us and other retail stores nationwide as well as by Albeebaby.com, Amazon.com, Dmartstores.com, Medbroad.com and other on-line retailers from May 2015 through November 2016.

Charcoal Grills
4 Sizzle has announced a recall of approximately 1,700 charcoal grills because they can catch fire. This recall involves wooden barrel-shaped charcoal grills with the Shock Top logo at the front. They measure approximately 20 inches in diameter and 33 inches high and have item number 1089930 and PO number CMD8051855 printed on their packaging. The grills were used as display enhancers in retail, liquor, convenience and other stores, received by consumers as promotional giveaways and purchased at charity auctions from November 2015 through October 2016.

Children’s Scooters
Glopo Inc. is recalling about 520 children’s scooters because the front wheels of the scooter can detach while riding, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Joyrider three-wheeled scooters for children. They have a low, foot-gripping deck, multi-coloured handgrips and an adjustable metal T-bar handle. The scooters are made of metal and plastic and come in a variety of colours. The tracking label sticker can be found on the back of the scooter, with batch PO number of G20140423. Recalled model numbers include GT5048R, GT5110R, GT5121R, GT5124R, GT5125R, GT5122R, GT5117R and GT5123R. These scooters were sold on-line at Amazon.com from October 2014 through January 2016 as well as at Zully.com from June 2014 through July 2015.

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