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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.

Terminal ACs

Carrier Corporation has recalled an additional 94,000 packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps (some 285,000 units were previously recalled in December 2015 and 185,000 were recalled in November 2007) because the power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. This expanded recall involves products sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords as well as those that received a replacement power cord as part of the 2007 recall. The recalled units have capacities of 7,000, 9,000, 12,000 and 15,000 BTUs and plug into 208/230 volt outlets. The following models are covered by this recall: Carrier models 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE, 52PQ, 52PC, 52ME and 52MQ; Bryant models 840, 841 and 842; and Fast models 840, 841 and 842. These products were made in mainland China and Mexico and sold by HVAC dealers and through factory-direct sales nationwide from January 2002 through December 2009.

Baby Jackets

Dillard’s Inc. has recalled about 1,800 baby jackets because the metal snaps on these garments can detach and pose a choking hazard to children. This recall involves the Starting Out baby girls 3-24 months faux-fur hooded bear coat with style numbers F64CI801I and F64CI801N. The coat is labelled for children aged 3-24 months and has metal snap closures. It is an ivory faux fur coat with animal ears on the hood. The “Starting Out” logo and style number can be found on the tag sewn into the garment. These garments were sold at Dillard’s stores nationwide and on-line at www.dillards.com from September through December 2016.

Electric Blowers

One World Technologies Inc. is recalling about 121,000 electric blowers in the United States, about 1,900 electric blowers in Canada and approximately 1,100 electric blowers in Mexico because the plastic fan inside these blowers can break, causing the fan blades to be discharged from either end of the blower tube and posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves Ryobi eight-amp electric jet fan blowers with model number RY42102 and a serial number between EU15401D170001 and EU16239N999999. The model and serial numbers are printed on the data label on the bottom of the blower. The blower is black and green with “RYOBI” printed on the side of the blower. “8amp JET FAN” is also printed on the side of the blower. These products were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores in the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as through www.homedepot.com from December 2015 through December 2016.


Kids II Inc. has recalled some 680,000 rattles in the United States and about 17,000 rattles in Canada because the clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break, releasing small beads and posing a choking hazard to young children. This recall involves Oball Rattles in pink, blue, green and orange with model number 81031 printed on the inner surface of one of the plastic discs and on the packaging. The balls have 28 finger holes and measure four inches in diameter. Embedded in the rattles are a clear plastic disc with all orange beads and two clear plastic discs with beads of varying colours on the perimeter. Only rattles with date codes T0486, T1456, T2316, T2856 and T3065 located on a small triangle on the inner surface of the rattle are included in the recall. These rattles were sold by Target, Walgreens, Walmart and other retailers nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, Babyhaven.com, Diapers.com, ToysRUs.com, Walgreens.com and other on-line retailers from January 2016 through February 2017.

Table Saws

Rexon Industrial Corp. has announced a recall of about 46,000 table saws because the table saw’s stand can collapse unexpectedly, posing laceration and impact injury hazards to the operator. The recall involves model number 137.415030 Craftsman brand 10-inch table saws. The table saws sit on a black metal foldable stand and have “15 AMP 10-inch table saw,” “Sears Brands Mgt. Corp.” and the model and serial numbers printed on a silver label on the front. These products were sold at Sears stores nationwide and on-line at www.sears.com from April 2014 through October 2016.

Girls’ Sweatshirts

RDG Global is recalling about 2,600 girls’ hooded sweatshirts because they have a drawstring in the hood that poses a strangulation hazard. This recall involves girls’ olive green-coloured hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings inside the lining of the hood. The sweatshirts are made of polyester and spandex with a sherpa-lined hood. The garments have an asymmetric zipper on the front and were sold in girls’ sizes S (6-7), M (8-10) and L (12). A blue size label with “Freshman 1996” and “Made in China” is located at the centre back neck of the sweatshirts, while another label in the neck seam has the words RDG Global LLC and VB740 and 8K80375N. A label in the side seam, meanwhile, has the care instructions and RN# 146919. These garments were sold exclusively at Nordstrom stores nationwide and on-line at www.Nordstrom.com from November 2016 through January 2017.

Bistro Chairs

Pier 1 Imports has recalled about 13,300 bistro chair sets and 700 individual chairs in the United States, as well as 760 bistro sets and 40 individual chairs in Canada, because the bolts and/or units connecting the chair legs to the chair base can loosen and make the chair unstable, posing a fall hazard to consumers. This recall involves Neely and Dahlia bistro chairs sold separately and as part of a set. The chairs are made from powder coated cast aluminium and were sold in eight colours. They are approximately 33 inches high by 20 inches deep by 18.25 inches wide and were sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and on-line at www.Pier1.com from January 2013 through July 2016.

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