9 June 2017
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Pulse Performance Products, a division of Bravo Sports, has recalled about 18,700 scooters because their down tube can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider. This recall involves Pulse Krusher Pro Freestyle scooters with factory code 083WY, item number 164257, and a date code of 10-8-2016 or earlier. The factory code, item number and date code can be found on a label printed on the underside of the scooter deck. The 30-inch high scooters were sold in blue and have the words “PULSE PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS” printed on the down tube. They were sold at Walmart and Westminster Trading stores nationwide and on-line at Walmart.com from June 2016 through May 2017.
Dynacraft BSC Inc. is recalling approximately 20,000 ride-on toys because the acceleration pedal on these toys can stick, posing fall and crash hazards. This recall involves three models of 12V battery-operated ride-on toys, including Surge 12V Camo 4X4, Surge 12V XL Quad and Tonka 12V Mighty Dump trucks. Affected model numbers include 8803-31, 8803-38 and 8801-96U. The Surge 12V Camo 4X4 was sold at Walmart stores nationwide between June 2016 and March 2017, the Surge 12V XL Quad was sold at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores nationwide from September 2016 through March 2017, and the Tonka 12V Might Dump Truck was sold at Toys R Us stores nationwide and on-line at ToysRUs.com from July through November 2016.
Hobby Lobby has recalled about 43,400 spinner toys because the battery cover can detach and expose the small coin cell batteries, posing choking and ingestion hazards to young children. This recall involves children’s battery-powered, light-up spinner toys sold in two themes: Easter and July 4th. The Easter-themed toys were sold in blue with a pink bunny on the dome as well as yellow with a yellow and orange chicken on the dome. The July 4th spinners are red with white stars painted on the blue dome. “Hobby Lobby” and item number 9130033 or 9130082 are printed on the spinner handle. The spinners are powered by three LR44 coin cell batteries and were sold at Hobby Lobby and Mardel stores nationwide from February through April 2017.
Leggett & Platt Office Components LLC has announced a recall of about 47,900 office chairs in the United States and approximately 1,000 office chairs in Canada because the seat slider bolts and push nuts can disconnect and fall from the chair, which could cause the seat to detach from the chair and pose a fall hazard to consumers. This recall involves office chairs with a Leggett & Platt Office Components LP01 synchro slider mechanism, which allows the user to adjust the seat depth. The sliders were sold on five brands of office chairs: Hon, Hugg, JSI, Sitmatic and Via Seating. These chairs were sold at Costco, OfficeMax, Office Depot, Staples and other furniture stores nationwide, as well as on-line at Amazon.com, Costco.com, OfficeDepot.com, Staples.com, Walmart.com and other on-line stores, from July 2015 through February 2017.
Digital Clamp Metres
Extech has announced a recall of about 1,700 digital clamp metres in the United States as well as 20 digital clamp metres in Canada because they can fail to give an accurate voltage reading, resulting in the operator falsely believing the electrical power is low or off and thereby posing an electrocution hazard. This recall involves Extech green and orange digital clamp metres with model numbers EX650, EX655, MA160, MA61 and MA63. These models are all AC/DC clamp metres, which are electrical testing devices that measure AC/DC voltage, resistance, capacitance, frequency, temperature, continuity and diode. Serial numbers included in the recall range from R15XXXXXXX to R17XXXXXXX. The "EXTECH" logo and the model number are printed on the front of the unit and the serial number on the back. These products were sold at Grainger and Platt Electric Supply stores, by industrial and electrical distributors and wholesalers nationwide, and on-line at Amazon.com and other websites from January 2016 through April 2017.
Approximately 28,000 electric lawn mowers have been recalled because their circuit board can short circuit and catch fire. This recall involves Kobalt and Greenworks brands of cordless electric walk-behind lawn mowers. The recalled lawn mowers have four wheels (two smaller ones in the front and two larger ones in the back), a 40-volt max lithium ion battery and a deck width of 20 inches. Both models have a large label on the rear bag door area with a serial number, model number (KM2040X-06 or 25302) and date code. The Kobalt brand mowers also have an item number on the label. “Kobalt” or “Greenworks” is printed on the side of the bag. These items were sold by Lowe’s and other retailers nationwide and on-line at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from May 2014 through July 2016.
Kreative Kids has recalled about 7,600 children’s robes because they fail to meet the flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. This recall includes eight styles of children’s 100 percent polyester hooded robes. The robes were sold in sizes 4-6 and 7-9 in the following styles: purple elephant, lion, pink bear, lady bug, blue puppy, duck, monkey and princess cat. A label sewn in the robes has item number 2013NW081 and “Kreative Kids” printed on it. The robes also have a hood, long-sleeves, a belt, a cinched back and two front pockets. They were sold on-line at Amazon.com as well as at gift and specialty stores in California, Iowa, New York, Ohio and Texas from September 2013 through April 2017.