Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 20 batches of products in March 2019. There are 11 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 55%.

Based on our statistics, the Chinese products notified through the CPSC in March were as below:

Recall date

Product

Hazard

Incidents/Injuries

Remedy

2019-03-08

NameHome USB Heated Hottie heating pads

Units About 5,600 (in addition, about 3,600 were sold in Canada)

Recall number : 19-077

Manufactured in : China

The heating pads can overheat during use, posing fire and burn hazards. 

None reported in the U.S.

 

Refund

2019-03-12

Name: Lithium-ion batteries for HP commercial notebook computers and mobile workstations

Units : About 78,500 (In addition 50,000 were previously recalled in the U.S. in January 2018.)

Recall number : 19-079

Manufactured in : China

The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

HP has received eight new reports of battery packs in the U.S. overheating, melting, or charring, including one report of minor injury and two reports of property damage totaling $1,100.

Replace

2019-03-13

Name: Kitchen & Table 5.5 qt. Sauté Pan with glass lid

Units : About 12,000 

Recall number : 19-080

Manufactured in : China

The glass lid can crack or shatter during normal use, posing a laceration hazard.

H-E-B received eight reports of the glass lid cracking or shattering, including one report of an eye injury.

Refund

2019-03-14

Name: Performer Pro Combo water skis

Units : About 3,560 (in addition, about 700 were sold in Canada)

Recall number : 19-083

Manufactured in : Taiwan and China

The skis can detach from the binding during a fall, allowing the ski to break, posing an injury hazard to the user

Overton’s and other watersports and sporting goods stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2011 to April 2018 for about $300.

Refund

2019-03-14

Name:  WIC nutrition plates

Units : About 98,000

Recall number : 19-081

Manufactured in : China

The plates are incorrectly labeled as microwave-safe. They contain aluminum, which poses a fire hazard if microwaved.

Brush Art has received two reports of plates catching fire while in the microwave and one report of the plate melting. No injuries have been reported.

Replace

2019-03-14

Name:  Kawasaki Mule™ Pro-MX™ off-highway utility vehicles

Units : About 2,600

Recall number : 19-728

Manufactured in : Taiwan

The vehicle’s oil cooler hoses can separate and the fuel tank cap gasket can crack allowing fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.  

 

Kawasaki has received seven reports of vehicles catching on fire and being damaged. No injuries have been reported.

 

Repair

2019-03-14

Name: Mobile Warming Performance Heated Socks

Units : 4000

Recall number : 19-082

Manufactured in : China

The lithium-ion battery can overheat, melt or ignite when charged with a charger other than the one provided with the product, posing fire and burn hazards to the user.

Tech Gear 5.7 has received four reports of batteries overheating, melting or igniting, resulting in minor property damage in two instances, and melting of the battery case in the others. No injuries have been reported.

 

Refund

Replace

 

2019-03-21

Name: Little Experimenter children’s globes

Units : About 3,000

Recall number : 19-731

Manufactured in : China

The globe’s internal wires can short out and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

 

Bulk Unlimited has received two reports of the globe overheating with one igniting. No injuries have been reported.

 

Replace

2019-03-26

Name: Universal rechargeable power banks

Units : About 170,500 (In addition, 6,900 were sold in Canada)

Recall number : 19-090

Manufactured in : China

The power banks can overheat, posing a fire hazard

The firm has received three reports of the charger overheating including one report of a house fire causing up to $150,000 in property damage.  No injuries reported received.

Refund

2019-03-28

Name: Baby Rattle Socks

Units : About 22,600 (in addition, about 2,600 were sold in Canada)

Recall number : 19-092

Manufactured in : China

Small ornaments can detach from the socks, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Midwest-CBK has received one incident of the rattle detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2019-03-28

Name: ProPlus Brass Flare Swivel Fittings

Units : About 140,000

Recall number : 19-094

Manufactured in : China

The fittings can leak, posing a fire hazard.  

Interline has received two reports of the swivels leaking at installation.

Replace

Refund

Accompanying remedies (refund, replacement and repair) are taken for such notifications.

As notified on the CPSC website, some customers have already got injured due to the potential hazards.

So it is important to track the recalls of products to ensure consumers' legitimate interests and rights. C&K Testing hereby reminds related enterprises to enhance the product quality by learning more about the potential hazards of their product categories.