31 March 2017
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
R.W. Becket Corp. has recalled about 18,000 oil valves because the safety valve stem does not properly seal and shut off the flow of fuel, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard. This recall involves the Firomatic 0.5-inch FPT Fusible Safety Valves series 200 Fusible Inline valve, 1/2F X 1/2F Out. The valves are located on the fuel lines that lead to oil-burning appliances and have a UL metal ring on top of their body stamped with “FIROMATIC SERIES 200.” “Firomatic” is cast into the body of the recalled valves, which were sold by HVAC wholesale distributors nationwide, including Ferguson Enterprises, FW Webb, Johnstone Supply, RE Michel Co. and Sid Harvey Industries, from September 2011 through September 2016.
Performance Designed Products LLC is recalling about 121,000 battery chargers for XBOX controllers in the United States, about 7,250 battery chargers for XBOX controllers in Canada, and approximately 2,560 battery chargers for XBOX controllers in Mexico because they can overheat and damage the video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart chargers used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers. The black plastic chargers measure about 3.5 inches long, five inches wide and 11 inches tall. “Energizer®” is printed on the charger’s label and item number 048-052-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers, which hold up to two XBOX controllers, were sold at Best Buy, GameStop and other stores nationwide as well as on-line at Amazom.com and other on-line retailers from February 2016 through February 2017.
Advanced Sports International has recalled about 650 bicycles because their rear wheel freehub can slip while pedalling, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves 2017 Fuji bikes with Oval Concepts rear wheels. The aluminium or carbon fibre bikes come in a variety of colours and have the model name printed on the frame and the wheel model number printed on the rim of the wheel. The hub model number, meanwhile, is printed on the drive-side hub flange. Recalled bike models include Fuji Altamira CX 1.1, Fuji Altamira CX 1.3, Fuji Brevet 1.1 Disc, Fuji Cross 1.1, Fuji Gran Fondo 1.1 Disc, Fuji Gran Fondo 1.3 Disc, Fuji SL 1.3 Disc, Fuji Gran Fondo Elite Disc, Fuji SL 1.1 Disc, Fuji Norcom Straight 1.1, Fuji Norcom Straight 1.3, Fuji SL 1.1, Fuji SL 1.3 and Fuji Transonic Elite. These bikes were made in mainland China and one other location and sold by Fuji Bicycle and authorised Oval Concept dealers from April through October 2016.
Discount School Supply has announced a recall of about 10,400 packages of children’s waterproof bibs because the bib’s backing can separate from the terry cloth fabric, creating a suffocation hazard to children. This recall involves Environments-brand children’s waterproof-back terry bibs sold in in packages of 12. There are two styles of bibs included in the recall. The “Pocket” style bib is 10 inches wide by 16 inches long with an adjustable snap closure, while the “Cover-Up” style bib is 10 inches wide by 16.5 inches long with cap sleeves and smock-back snap closures. Both styles were sold in blue and have clear plastic waterproof backing. “Environments, Inc.” and SKU number 900822 or 900823 is printed on a label affixed to the bib. These bibs were sold at DiscountSchoolSupply.com and Environments.com nationwide from January 2008 to October 2016.
Wing Enterprises Inc. is recalling about 37,000 ladders because the ladder’s locking pins/rung fasteners can fail, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves Little Giant Velocity, LT and Liberty multi-purpose ladders. The ladder has joints that allow it to bend and lock in various positions. “Little Giant,” the model name, the model number and the part number are printed on the side of the ladder. Ladders subject to this recall were sold at AAFES, NEXCOM and PPG Paints stores nationwide as well as on-line by Amazon.com, DirectBuy.com, Eladders.com, Grainger.com, Groupon.com, Homedepot.com, Houzz.com, Laddersales.com, LittleGiantLadder.com, Lowes.com, Overstock.com, Samsclub.com, Target.com, Wayfair.com, Zorotools.com,1800Ladders.com and other Web retailers from March 2016 through February 2017.
Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc. has recalled about 35,000 power adapters sold with LectroFan sound machines because the casing on the adapter can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs and posing an electrical shock hazard. The adapter has “ASTI AC Adapter” and model number XHY050050UCC printed on the side. The LectroFan sound machines are black or white with a matching black or white power adapter and have a serial number between 3 551615 528640 and 3 551615 618639 or between 3 551636 000010 and 3 551636 285179. The serial number is printed on a label on the bottom of the machine and “LectroFan” is printed on the front. These products were sold exclusively at Amazon.com from November 2016 through February 2017.
Veraco LifeStyle has announced a recall of about 500 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards because the lithium-ion battery packs in these products can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. This recall involves the Vecaro brand Glide65, Drift8 and Trek10 self-balancing scooter/hoverboard. Hoverboards have one wheel at each end of a platform and are powered by lithium-ion battery packs. The boards have “Vecaro” printed on the front outer casing and come in black, white, red, blue, metallic gold, metallic silver, graffiti white print and red flame print. The Trek10 model number is on top of the board while the Glide65 and Drift8 model numbers are on the right. These products were sold at the Audio Shop and Stereo Zone in California as well as on-line at VecaroLifeStyle.com from November 2015 through November 2016.