8 Aug 2018
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Miller Fireworks has recalled 3,800 fireworks units because they are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory requirements for these products. This recall involves ball bullet rocket fireworks packed in bags of four with model number LB6103, as well as M-150 cracker fireworks packed in boxes of 36 with model number LA150B. The model numbers are printed on the packaging. The recalled ball bullet rocket fireworks were sold with four different coloured fireworks and have “Ball Bullet Rocket” printed on the packaging. The M-150 cracker fireworks were sold in a yellow/orange box and have “Legend Fireworks M-150 Cracker 36 Pieces” printed on the front of the box. These products were sold at Fremont Fireworks stores in Indiana, Miller Fireworks and J&W Fireworks stores in Ohio, and Red Falcon Fireworks and Rocky’s Fireworks stores in Michigan from May 2017 through June 2018.
Power Supply Units
Zebra Technologies Corp. is recalling 1.37 million power supply units in addition to the 166,000 power supply units that were recalled in December 2016 because they can degrade and corrode over time when exposed to moisture and overheat, posing a fire hazard. This additional recall involves power supply units that serve as the power source for various models of Zebra manufactured thermal industrial printers (sold under the Zebra brand, including co-branded or re-branded) used to make bar codes and other commercial labels. The recall was originally announced in December 2016 and is now being expanded to include power supply units manufactured by the FSP Group between 1 October 2006 and 31 December 2012. The Zebra logo or FSP North America logo, date code and part number are printed on the power supply unit. The power supply units were either sold as after-market kits or included with the sale of various models of printers manufactured by Zebra. They were sold directly to businesses, hospitals and end-users by Zebra and through Zebra distributors and resellers, including BlueStar Inc., Ingram Micro Data Capture Pos. Div., ScanSource and Wynit Distribution LLC, from October 2006 through June 2013.
Electric Bike Motor Controllers
Clean Republic has issued a recall for about 3,350 electric bicycle motor controllers because water can enter the controller and cause it to accelerate on its own, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider. This recall involves Hill Topper Electric Bike Kits with motor controller circuit boards used to convert regular bikes to electric bikes. The circuit boards, 24V/250W and 36V/350W, were sold separately and as part of the kits. Model numbers KT24WSH-BF08 and KT36WSH-BFZ13504 can be found on the front of the motor control units, which were sold at Hill Topper’s Seattle store and on-line at www.electric-bike-kit.com from January 2017 through June 2018.