3 Feb 2017
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
RH Baby & Child has recalled about 1,000 vintage race car mobiles because the wheels on the mobile’s handing cars can detach and fall, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recalled mobiles are used as decorative items that hang from the ceiling. They contain six wooden cars in various colours with spinning axles and wooden wheels attached to the axles. They were sold at RH Baby & Child stores nationwide and on-line at RHBabyandChild.com from October 2014 through October 2016.
Trek Bicycle Corp. is recalling about 800 bicycles and 300 wheels in the United States as well as about 160 bicycles and 40 wheels in Canada because the front brake caliper can come into contact with a broken spoke, posing a fall hazard to the rider. This recall involves model year 2015, 2016 and 2017 Trek model 720 disc bikes and Bontrager Approved TLR disc 700C 24H front and rear wheels with silver spokes. Model 720 disc bikes have a lightweight aluminium frame and vibration-damping carbon fork. They were sold in 49 through 61 cm frame sizes and have “Trek” printed across the frame. The aftermarket wheels are marked “Bontrager TLR” on the rim and have 24 silver spokes. Bike stores sold the recalled bikes from November 2014 through October 2016 and the aftermarket wheels from March 2015 through November 2016.
HP Inc. has recalled an additional 101,000 notebook computer lithium-ion batteries in the United States (41,000 units were previously recalled in June 2016), as well as 3,000 units in Canada and 4,000 units in Mexico, because they can overheat and pose burn and fire hazards to consumers. This expanded recall involves batteries containing Panasonic cells that are used in HP notebook computers. The batteries are compatible with HP, Compaq, HP ProBook, HP ENVY, Compaq Presario and HP Pavilion notebook computers. The black batteries measure about eight to 10.5 inches long, two inches wide and about one inch high. The battery bar code is printed on the back of the battery and “HP Notebook Battery” and the model number are printed on the battery. Batteries included in this expanded recall have bar codes starting with 6BZLU, 6CGFK, 6CGFQ, 6CZMB, 6DEMA, 6DEMH, 6DGAL and 6EBVA. These products were sold by Best Buy, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club and authorised dealers nationwide and on-line at www.hp.com and other websites from March 2013 through October 2016.
Pulse Performance Products, a division of Bravo Sports, has announced a recall of approximately 8,900 children’s electric scooters because the knuckle that joins the wheel to the axle can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider. This recall involves Pulse Safe Start Transform electric scooters for children with manufacturing date codes between 10 September and 11 October 2016. The date code is printed on a label located under the platform. The blue scooters have two wheels in the front and one wheel in the rear and were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide from October through November 2016.