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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.

Children’s Rain Ponchos
JW Crawford Inc. has recalled about 1,300 children’s rain ponchos because a drawstring in the poncho’s hood poses a strangulation hazard to children. This recall involves kids’ waterproof hooded rain ponchos sold in clear, red and blue. The lightweight ponchos were sold in packs of six and 12. A white nylon drawstring is attached at the neck of the 40 inches tall by 60 inches wide ponchos. “One size fits all” and  “Made in China” are printed on the front of the packaging. These ponchos were sold on-line at Amazon.com and Wealers.com from May through July 2016.

Children’s Bicycles
Norco Bicycles is recalling approximately 1,050 children’s bicycles in the United States as well as approximately 1,750 children’s bikes in Canada because their cranks can bend or break during use, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves 2015, 2016 and 2017 model year children’s bikes with Samox SAC30-111NA square taper cranks in 140 mm and 152 mm lengths. The crank model number (AC30) is located on the inside of both crank arms, and the crank length is stamped at the end of each crank arm. Included in this recall are 20- and 24-inch wheeled bikes with the following model names: Storm 2.1, Storm 4.1, Charger 2.1, Charger 4.1, Fluid HT 2.3, Fluid HT 4.3, Fluid FS 2.2 and Fluid FS 4.2. The model name is located on the top tube of the bike. These bikes were sold at Norco Bicycles dealers nationwide from May 2016 through September 2017.

The CPSC recently announced that the companies named below have issued separate recalls for some 12,570 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards because their lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.

  • Approximately 8,700 iLive scooters/hoverboards have been recalled by Digital Products International Inc. The recalled units have model number GSB56BC, GSB56RC, GSB65BUC, GSB56WC or GSB56GDC printed on the bottom. “iLive” is printed in the centre of the hoverboard’s top surface as well as underneath the top deck, facing the ground. The hoverboards were sold in black, red, white, blue and gold (some units were sold with a black carrying case) at Ace Hardware and hh gregg stores nationwide, through Heartland America catalogues, and on-line at AceHardware.com and hhgregg.com from April 2016 through March 2017.

Wholesale Fireworks Inc. has announced a recall of about 1,700 fireworks units because they are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory standards for fireworks. This recall involves Toxic artillery rockets, Boom Box aerial shells and Detonator firecrackers sold at wholesale fireworks stores in Wyoming from June through August 2017.

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