Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 20 batches of products in October 2019. There are 9 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 45%.

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

Recall date

Product

Hazard

Incidents/Injuries

Remedy

2019-10-03

NameLuyten Resin Bath Stools

UnitsAbout 200

Recall number : 20-701

Manufactured in : China

The bath stools can break during use, posing fall and injury hazards.

 

Signature Hardware has received one report that a leg of the bath stool bent and broke during use and one additional report that the legs of the bath stool bent in after use. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2019-10-04

Name:  SPRI Ultra Heavy Resistance Bands

Units :About 95000

Recall number :20-005

Manufactured in : China

The rubber resistance bands can separate from the handle and strike consumers, posing an injury hazard.

Fit for Life has received 10 reports of incidents. In six of the incidents, consumers received contusions, abrasions and lacerations.

Refund

Replace

2019-10-04

Name:  Mercane WideWheel Electric Kick Scooters

Units : About 1800

Recall number : 20-702

Manufactured in : China

The brake caliper can fail causing the rider to lose control and suffer serious bodily harm, posing fall and injury hazards.

The firm has received 15 reports of brake failure and four reports of injuries including two bloody knees, lower back bruises and a sprained ankle.

Repair

2019-10-04

Name:   Gordon Folding Knives

Units : About 1.1 million

Recall number : 20-006

Manufactured in : China

The locking mechanism can fail to engage on extension of the blade, posing a laceration hazard.

Harbor Freight Tools has received seven reports of the knife failing to lock, resulting in six reports of laceration injuries, including four that required medical attention.

Refund

2019-10-08

Name:  Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start

Units : About 660000

Recall number : 20-007

Manufactured in : China

The Ronson Tech Torch can continue to produce a flame after the activation trigger is released into the off position, posing a fire hazard.

Zippo has identified 36 reports in the United States of the Ronson Tech Torch continuing to operate after being turned off, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2019-10-10

Name:    ductless heat pumps

Units : About 5350

Recall number : 20-009

Manufactured in : China

The fan motor on the heat pumps can fail, causing the units to overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Carrier has received six reports of the heat pumps catching fire (one occurred in the United States and five in Canada). No injuries have been reported.

Repair

2019-10-29

Name:  tassel keychain mobile power banks

Units : About 14000

Recall number : 20-013

Manufactured in : China

The lithium ion battery in the keychain’s mobile power bank can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

The firm has received two reports of tassel keychain mobile power banks overheating when charging and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2019-10-29

Name:  Coastline Ceramic Mugs

Units : About 34000

Recall number : 20-014

Manufactured in : China

The mugs can crack or break when used with or exposed to hot liquids, posing burn and laceration hazards.

Hit Promotional Products has received ten reports of the mugs cracking or breaking when in use with hot liquids. No injuries have been reported.

Replace

2019-10-31

Name: All-Gloo Craft Glue

Units : About 46000

Recall number : 20-015

Manufactured in : China

The glue contains methanol and poses a poisoning hazard to young children if ingested. The packaging is not child-resistant as required by the Poisoning Prevention Packaging Act.

None reported

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.