18 Aug 2017
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Cell Phone Cases
MixBin Electronics LLC has recalled some 263,000 cellular phone cases in the United States, about 11,400 cell phone cases in Canada and approximately 400 cell phone cases in Mexico because liquid and glitter can leak out of the case, causing skin irritation and burns to consumers. This recall involves all liquid glitter cases for iPhone 6, 6s and 7 cell phones. These cases were sold in various styles and colours and measure about 5.5 inches by 2.75 inches. They were sold at Amazon, Henri Bendel, MixBin, Nordstrom Rack, Tory Burch and Victoria’s Secret stores nationwide and on-line from October 2015 through June 2017.
Children’s Building Sets
Panelcraft Inc. is recalling approximately 2,000 children’s magnetic building sets because the building set’s corner welds can break, allowing the panels and frames to separate and release magnets during play. When released, exposed magnets can create a choking hazard. This recall involves two styles of Panelcraft™ Rainbow magnetic building sets: the Rainbow Dream Builder and the Rainbow Solid Builder. The solid builder set includes 19 pieces: 11 solid panels in red, yellow, green, blue and purple, and eight white windows that measure nine inches by nine inches. The rainbow dream builder set includes 19 windows in red, yellow, green, blue and purple colours that also measure nine inches by nine inches. These building sets were sold at Discount School Supply, Kaplan Early Learning Company, Panelcraft and Tout About Toys from November 2016 through January 2017.
Sweet Bamboo has issued a recall for about 500 children’s pyjama sets because they fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. This recall involves children’s 50 percent polyester and 50 percent viscose from bamboo, woven two-piece, short-sleeve shirt and pant pyjama sets. The pyjama sets were sold in four colours: dark blue gingham, light blue gingham, purple gingham and black pin dot. The pyjama tops have white buttons down the front and the bottoms have an elastic waistband. They were sold in sizes 12 to 18 months, 18 to 24 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5 and 6 years at children’s boutique stores nationwide and on-line at www.mysweetbamboo.com from February 2016 through May 2017.
Fred’s Stores of Tennessee Inc. has announced a recall of about 2,000 charcoal grills because the exterior paint on the grills can ignite, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Living Traditions mini barrel charcoal grills with a black handle on the lid and one on each side and a heat gauge and a silver latch at the front. The black steel grills measure about 18 inches by 15 inches by 18.5 inches and have model number SXB1501 and UPC code 00000 19877 printed on their packaging. They were sold at Fred’s stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas from January through June 2017.
Belle Investment Corporation has announced a recall of about 1,500 children’s robes because they fail to meet federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. This recall involves Richie House-branded children’s 100 percent polyester robes. They were sold in youth sizes 4/5 through 12/14 and in four different colour/print combinations: red with dog print, blue with butterfly print, pink and white with white polka dots, and solid pink. The robes have long-sleeves, a belt and two front pockets, and the red robe comes with a hood. “Richie House Los Angeles” and the size are printed on a label sewn into the neck of the robe. This apparel was sold exclusively at Amazon.com from December 2015 through March 2017.
European Plug Heads
NVIDIA Corp. is recalling approximately 6,900 European plug heads in the United States as well as 360 European plug heads in Canada because they can break and expose metal prongs, posing an electric shock hazard. This recall involves European plug heads for power adaptors included with NVIDIA SHIELD™ world charger kits, as well as with NVIDIA SHIELD tablet computers and TVs intended for use in Europe. The plug head has two thin round metal prongs within a black plastic hexagonal extender on a black plastic base plate that can be attached to the power adaptor. The power adaptor has model number SPA011AU5W2 and the NVIDIA name and logo etched on the side where the European plug head can be attached. There are six different plug heads that come with the world charger kit but only the European plug head is being recalled. These products were sold on-line at NVIDIA.com, Amazon.com, BestBuy.com and NewEgg.com from October 2015 through June 2017.
Meijer has issued a recall for about 22,200 children’s swimsuits because the snaps on these swimsuits can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. This recall involves the Wave Zone one-piece, zip-back swimsuit for new-borns, infants and toddlers. The swimsuits have a zipper on the back and four snaps on the bottom and were sold in four colours: blue and grey with a shark on the front, white and navy stripes with an anchor pattern, pink and teal with a strawberry on the front, and pink arms with a multi-coloured fish pattern. They were sold in sizes 0-3m, 3-6m, 6-9m, 12m, 18m and 24m. “Wave Zone” and “Made in China” are printed on the inner collar and tracking number “NOV 2016 021-14328” is located on the sewn-in label on the inner side seam. These swimsuits were sold exclusively at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin from January through July 2017.