Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 29 batches of products in December 2017. There are 11 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 37.93%.

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

S/N

Recall date

Name of product

Manufactured In

Hazard

Incidents/Injuries

Units

Recall number

Remedy

1

2017-12-04

Table lamps

China

The electrical wire that runs through the lamps can be cut or fray by the lamp’s adjustable joint, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.

The firm has received 24 reports of the lamps shorting, sparking or getting hot. There have been no reports of injuries.

About 43000

18-052

Refund

2

2017-12-05

Power adapters for outdoor Arlo cameras

China

Water can leak into the weatherproof connector on the power adapter and cause a short circuit, melting, and overheating, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received seven reports of the power adapter cord melting and overheating, resulting in one fire. No injuries have been reported.

About 7,300 (In addition, about 400 were sold in Canada)

18-047

Refund

3

2017-12-07

Portable Inverter Generators

China

The portable generators can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The firm has received four reports of the recalled generators overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

About 4500

18-055

 

Replace

4

2017-12-08

Children’s pajama sets

China

The children’s pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

None reported

About 350

18-056

 

Refund

5

2017-12-14

Hunter Contempo ceiling fans

China

The owner’s manual instructs consumers to install the light globe incorrectly and the light globe can fall, posing an impact injury hazard.

Hunter has received 38 reports of the light globe falling due to the incorrect instructions in the U.S. and two in Canada. No injuries have been reported.

About 168,000 (In addition, about 1,900 in Canada)

18-062

 

New Instructions

6

2017-12-19

Fireworks

China

The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory standard for this product. Overloaded fireworks can result in a greater than expected explosion, posing burn and explosion hazards to consumers. The product is labeled as a fountain but functions similar to an M-80 or other large firecracker, which are illegal.

None reported

About 56200

18-063

 

Refund

7

2017-12-19

Home Life mattresses

China

The mattresses fail to meet the mandatory federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

None reported

About 6200

18-065

 

Repair

8

2017-12-19

Children’s toilet step stools

China

The top removable step (hat) on the recalled children’s toilet step stools can detach while a child is standing on it, posing injury and fall hazards.

Squatty Potty has received two reports of children falling from the toilet step stool, resulting in one child hitting her chin on the toilet and biting the inside of her mouth causing her to bleed. Another child fell and hit his head on a wall.

About 2400

18-066

 

Refund

9

2017-12-21

Bits and Pieces Fiber Optic Christmas Trees

China

The AC power adapter can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received 449 reports of the AC power adapter overheating. There was one injury reported.

About 1700

18-707

Refund

10

2017-12-21

Children’s three-piece pajama sets

China

The children’s pajama sets fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

None reported

About 26,800 in the U.S. (In addition, 2,000 units were sold in Canada)

18-070

Refund

11

2017-12-22

ACE work boots

China

The work boots were advertised as puncture-resistant, but were not manufactured with the puncture-resistant plate, posing an injury hazard to users.

None reported

About 4300

18-710

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.