Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 19 batches of products in December 2018. There are 11 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 57.89%.

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

Recall date

Product

Hazard

Incidents/Injuries

Remedy

2018-12-04

Name Glass shower doors and panels

Units About 700

Recall number : 19-720

Manufactured in : China

The pivot hinges can fail and cause the glass door panel to separate from its frame, posing impact and injury hazards.

Foremost has received 86 reports of incidents, including 73 reports of the pivot hinges failing and the glass doors separating from their frame and falling and 13 reports of the glass doors separating from their frame and shattering. No injuries have been reported.

Replace

2018-12-04

Name: Wall-mounted shower seats

Units :   About 7,200 (in addition, about 80 were sold in Canada)

Recall number : 19-043

Manufactured in : China

The aluminum hardware supporting the shower seat can corrode, posing fall and laceration hazards.

Signature Hardware has received 194 reports of the shower seats breaking, including 37 reports of falls without injuries and 23 reports of injuries. Injuries include scrapes and bruises, three reports of lacerations for which consumers received stitches and one report of lumbar fractures.

Refund

2018-12-06

Name:  Falls Creek Kids infant and toddler hoodies

Units :  About 25,000

Recall number : 19-044

Manufactured in : China

The zipper slider can detach from the hoodie, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Meijer has received one report of the zipper slider body and pull detaching from a hoodie. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2018-12-06

Name:   Tuo convertible high chairs

Units :  About 32,300 (In addition, about 8,600 were sold in Canada)0

Recall number :  19-042

Manufactured in : China

The legs on the highchair can detach from the seat, posing fall and injury hazards to children.

Skip Hop has received 17 reports of the legs of the high chairs detaching. No injuries have been reported. 

Refund

2018-12-11

Name:   Quick change jaw chuck systems

Units : About 1000

Recall number :  19-045

Manufactured in : China

The jaws can loosen from the chuck and break off, posing a laceration hazard.

Penn State Industries has received seven reports of the jaw loosening or ejecting from the chuck. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2018-12-12

Name:   Emerson Branded Sensi WiFi thermostats

Units : About 135,000 (in addition, about 15,000 were sold in Canada)

Recall number :  19-047

Manufactured in : China

Contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received eight reports of burn damage to the thermostat, involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Replace

Repair

 

2018-12-12

Name:   Door locksets

Units :  About 13,500 (in addition, about 800 were sold in Canada and about 200 were sold in Mexico)

Recall number :  19-0469

Manufactured in : Taiwan

The lockset can fail to open, posing an entrapment hazard and inability to vacate a location in an emergency.

The firm has received eight reports of lockset latch failures. No injuries have been reported.

Replace

2018-12-13

Name:  Lotus Foods rice ramen noodle soup cups

Units :  About 239,000

Recall number : 19-048

Manufactured in : China

The paper soup cup’s labeling incorrectly instructs consumers to use the microwave for cooking, posing fire and burn hazards.

Lotus Foods has received 12 reports of the soup cups becoming extremely hot and/or sparking or catching fire during microwaving, including one report of a minor burn. Reported damage has been limited to the noodle cups.

Replace

2018-12-18

Name:   TerraTrike Rambler E.V.O adult tricycles

Units : About 450

Recall number : 19-052

Manufactured in : Taiwan

The torque sensor in the wheel can activate unexpectedly and cause the trike to power forward, posing crash and injury hazards.

The firm has received five reports of the torque sensor activating while not pedaling. No injuries have been reported.

Repair

2018-12-18

Name:  Infant snowsuits

Units :  About 14,900 (in addition, about 750 were sold in Canada)

Recall number :  19-053

Manufactured in : China

The metal snaps on the snowsuit can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The firm has received one report of a metal snap detaching from a snowsuit. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2018-12-19

Name:  Children’s soft books

Units :  About 1,180 (in addition, about 20 were sold in Canada)

Recall number :  19-054

Manufactured in : China

A metal grommet used to attach a fabric flap to a page in the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Manhattan Toy has received one report of the metal grommet detaching from the page. No injuries have been 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.