5 Jan 2018
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Matrix Fireworks Inc. has recalled about 56,200 fireworks overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect because they violate the federal standard for these products. This recall involves “Surprise Fountain” jumbo fireworks. The recalled fireworks were sold individually and have product code JFG4279 printed on the front panel above the cautionary text. The fireworks are small red cylinder devices that measure three inches tall by about one inch wide. “Jumbo Fireworks,” “Surprise Fountain,” “Warning” and an image of fountains with happy faces are printed on the front. These fireworks were sold exclusively at Matrix Fireworks of Wahpeton, North Dakota, from May through August 2017.
Superior Importers LLC is recalling approximately 6,200 mattresses because they fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for these products. This recall involves Basic six-inch and Basic eight-inch Home Life mattresses sold in twin, full, queen and king sizes. Recalled mattresses are ivory with tan and grey. “Made For: Superior Importers company, 502 Jersey Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901” is printed on a white tag located on the top side near the foot of the mattress. These mattresses were sold exclusively at Amazon.com from May 2016 through May 2017.
Children’s Toilet Step Stools
Squatty Potty LLC has issued a recall for about 2,400 children’s toilet step stools because the top removable step on these stools can detach while a child is standing on it, posing injury and fall hazards. This recall involves SquattyPottymus children’s toilet step stools used to assist a child in reaching a toilet seat. The plastic step stools measure about 15.8 by 16.8 by 10 inches and were sold individually or as a part of a set, which included a toilet seat and decorative stickers. The step stool is designed to look like a grey hippopotamus with blue or purple eyes. It has a height-adjusting aqua blue hat top step and cut-outs that function as handles on each side. These products were sold on-line at squattypotty.com and Amazon.com from September through November 2017.
Melville Direct has announced a recall of about 1,700 Christmas trees because the AC power adapter in these trees can overheat and pose a fire hazard. This recall involves Bits and Pieces Fiber Optic indoor plug-in Christmas trees. The full foliage branches have fibreoptic light strands that change colour. Each tree comes with an AC power adapter attached to the gold tone coloured base that holds the tree in place. The 18-inch tall tree weighs about three pounds and has item number 43560, while the 31-inch tall tree weighs about four pounds and has item number 43559. The item numbers can be found on the UPC barcode label on the box. These trees were sold through the Bits and Pieces mail order catalogue as well as on-line at www.bitsandpieces.com from October through December 2017.
Wohali Outdoors is recalling approximately 26,800 children’s pyjama sets in the United States and about 2,000 children’s pyjama sets in Canada because they fail to meet the flammability standards for children’s sleepwear. This recall involves children’s 100 percent polyester, three-piece pyjama sets that include a printed long-sleeve shirt, pants, and a co-ordinating solid colour robe that has matching printed lapels and cuffs. The sets have a printed label with “BASS PRO SHOPS” on the back of the neck of the long-sleeve shirt and robe and at the back of the pants. Each of the garments also has a sewn-in side label with “RN number 74747” printed on it, and underneath that label another sewn-in label has PO# 3515 or 3516, a style number and the phone number 1-800-BASS PRO. These garments were sold exclusively at Bass Pro Shops stores, through the Bass Pro Shops catalogue, and on-line at basspro.com from October 2016 through August 2017.
Shoes for Crew has recalled about 4,300 work boots because they were advertised as puncture-resistant but were not manufactured with the puncture-resistant plate, posing an injury hazard to users. This recall involves two styles of ACE Zeus and ACE Republic black work boots. The ACE Zeus model has style number 76054 and was sold in men’s sizes 7-11.5, 12, 13 and 14, while the ACE Republic model has style number 77667 and was sold as a unisex product in men’s sizes 4.5-11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16. These boots were sold through the Shoes For Crews catalogue as well as on-line from August through October 2017.