26 May 2017
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
DGFA Inc. has recalled about 200 women’s scarves because they fail to meet the federal flammability standard for clothing textiles, posing a risk of injuries to consumers. This recall includes DG Fashion women’s scarves with fringe. The recalled scarves measure about 78 inches long by 27 inches wide, are shimmery in appearance, and were sold in black gold, blue, green, purple, gold and wine red. The scarves are made from 70 percent silk and 30 percent polyester and were sold exclusively at www.amazon.com from June 2015 through March 2017.
Springs Window is recalling approximately 59,100 Zeus brand AA lithium batteries sold with motorised window coverings in the United States and about 2,100 of these batteries in Canada because they can overheat, leak or discharge, posing fire and burn hazards. Window coverings with batteries included in this recall were sold under the Bali, Graber and Signature Series brands as well as private labelled products of Blinds Galore and JCP Home. The custom window coverings include cellular, roller, Roman (fabric and natural shades), pleated, sheer and layered shades, as well as wood blinds. These items were sold at Budget Blinds, Gotcha Covered, Home Depot, Lowe’s, JC Penney, Menards and independent Graber dealers nationwide and on-line at Blinds.com from December 2015 through November 2016.
AM Conservation Group Inc. has recalled about 37,000 luminescent night lights because they can overheat and pose a fire hazard. This recall involves model 2017-G square-shaped night lights with a rounded top. The night light glows green when plugged into an electrical outlet and the back of the night light has a metallic sticker with the “UL” logo on it. If the UL label has a number on it beginning with the letter H or I followed by seven numbers, it is included in this recall. The recalled night lights were distributed as free promotional products by various companies between November 2016 and March 2017.
Little Passports Inc. has announced a recall of about 7,000 science kits in the United States and 700 science kits in Canada because the battery packs included in these kits can overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves the Science Expeditions Northern Lights science kits with “Make an Electromagnet” and “Aurora in a Box” experiments that use battery packs. The “Magnet Lab” experiment and comic book included in these kits do not use battery packs and can still be used. These products were sold exclusively on-line at www.littlepassports.com to Little Passports subscribers in February 2017.
Bradshaw International Inc. has announced a recall of about 85,000 coffee presses in the United States as well as 300 coffee presses in Canada because the glass beakers can break during normal use, posing a laceration hazard to users. This recall involves Bialetti coffee presses with a glass beaker in a plastic frame and a stainless steel metal plunger. The coffee presses were sold in blue, green, black and red and hold eight cups of water. The plunger is stainless steel metal and mesh with a polypropylene lid and handle in matching colour to the frame. The coffee press exterior measures 6.5 inches by 9.5 inches and the interior of the glass beaker measures 7 inches by 3.75 inches. The polypropylene lid has 14 vents in the bottom of the rim to strain fluids while pouring. The Bialetti icon and logo are printed on each side of the frame and “Bialetti” is printed on the top of the plunger. The date stamp of March 2017 or earlier is printed on the underside of the plunger in a dial date code. These products were sold at Fred Meyer, Kroger, Ross, Target, HomeGoods, and other specialty and grocery stores nationwide as well as on-line at Amazon.com from July 2016 through March 2017.
Kiteboard Control Systems
Cabrinha Kites, a subsidiary of Pryde Group Americas, is recalling approximately 2,900 kiteboard control systems because the point of connection between the lower front line with the landing line can break, causing a loss of kite control and posing injury and fall hazards. The component subject to recall is the stainless steel power bracket seat and the lower front line that connects with the landing line on the Overdrive 1X Recoil with Fireball or Quickloop, Overdrive 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop, 1X Trimlite with Fireball or Quickloop and the Chaos 1X Control system models. The stainless steel PBS is mounted on the top of the depower mainline between one of the lower front lines and the landing line. The PBS is used as a stopping point for one of the flying lines while allowing the activation of the 1X security landing line. Model numbers included in the recall are KS7CSODFR, KS7CSODQR, KS7CSODFC, KS7CSODQC, KS7CSFXFC, KS7CSFXQC and KS7CSCHFX. Only models with “2017 1X” printed on a cloth tab attached to the bungee line restrainers at the end of the bars are included in this recall. These products were sold exclusively at water sports stores nationwide from July 2016 through March 2017.
Douglas Company Inc. has recalled about 25,000 plush toys because the plastic eyes on these toys can detach, posing a choking hazard. This recall involves the Oliver™ the Bear, Chewie™ the English Bulldog and Charlotte™ the Fox model plush toys. Oliver the Bear is a brown and tan stuffed bear with a blue t-shirt that reads “Oliver the Bear” and a red, removable cape. Chewie is a stuffed, brown and white English bulldog with a blue patch sewn on the chest that reads “Chewie.” Charlotte is a stuffed, brown, black and white fox with removable blue cape. Each of these toys has a sewn-in label with the words “DOUGLAS® the cuddle toy.” These toys were sold at specialty toy and gift stores nationwide from July 2014 to April 2017 and were also distributed by UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation to various individuals and organisations.
Pier 1 Imports Inc. has announced a recall of about 15,300 mugs in the United States and 900 mugs in Canada because they can crack when filled with hot liquid, posing a burn hazard to users. This recall involves the Pier 1 Imports Chalk Note Mugs that can be written on with chalk. These stoneware mugs were sold in black and measure 5.25 inches tall by 5 inches in diameter. “Stoneware” and “Pier 1 Imports” are printed on the bottom of the mug. These mugs were sold exclusively at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide and on-line at Pier1.com from March 2016 through April 2017.
Michaels Stores Procurement Co. Inc., a subsidiary of The Michaels Company Inc., has recalled about 27,000 travel mugs because the mug’s lid does not fit securely and can cause liquids to leak from the bottom of the lid when tilted, posing a burn hazard. In addition, the mug does not have a silicone hand wrap so the consumer could burn their hand on the side walls of the mug. This recall involves Michaels private brand Celebrate It™ ceramic travel mugs with a silicone lid. The mugs measure about 6.5 inches tall and hold about 16 ounces of liquid. The travel mugs have four designs: Motherhood the greatest adventure (lime green lid), MOM (lime green lid), Blue floral (turquoise lid) and Pink floral (pink lid). Only ceramic mugs with SKU number 508992 and UPC code 886946619458 printed on a label on the bottom of the mugs are included in the recall. These mugs were sold at Michael’s stores nationwide from March through April 2017.