Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 19 batches of products in January 2018. There are 14 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 73.68%.

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

S/N

Recall date

Name of product

Manufactured In

Hazard

Incidents/Injuries

Units

Recall number

Remedy

1

2018-01-02

Lounge bean bag chair covers

U.S. and China

The zippers on the bean bag chair covers can be opened by children who can then crawl inside, become entrapped, suffocate or choke on the bean bag chair's foam beads.

None reported

About 1200

18-076

Refund

2

2018-01-04

riding lawn mower blade spindle shafts and assemblies

China

The blade spindle shaft can break during lawn mowing and the broken blade pieces can become projectiles. This poses a risk of an impact injury to bystanders or damage to property.

The firm has received one report of blade spindle shaft breaking. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

About 900 (In addition, about 75 were sold in Canada)

18-713

Replace

3

2018-01-04

Lithium-ion batteries for HP notebook computers and mobile workstations

China

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

HP has received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury involving a first degree burn to the hand.

About 50,000 (in addition, 2,600 were sold in Canada)

18-077

 

Replace

4

2018-01-09

Convertible High Chairs

China

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

Skip Hop has received 13 reports of the legs of the high chairs detaching, resulting in two reports of bruises to children.  

About 7,900 in U.S. (In addition, 2,000 in Canada)

18-078

 

Replace

5

2018-01-12

Snow globes

China

Light refraction through the globes can singe or melt items in contact with or in the immediate proximity, posing a fire hazard.

Coldwater Creek has received one incident report that damaged nearby property. No injuries have been reported.

About 43

18-714

 

Refund

6

2018-01-16

Power adapter wall plugs sold with Fujifilm digital cameras

China

The power adapter wall plug can crack, break or detach and remain in the wall and expose live electrical contacts, posing a shock hazard.

None reported

About 270,000 (In addition, about 24,000 were sold in Canada.)

18-079

 

Replace

7

2018-01-18

Bar stools

China

The stool seat can loosen or break off at the base, posing a fall hazard to the user.

The firm has received nine reports of the stool seat detaching from the base. No injuries have been reported.

About 500

18-715

 

Refund

8

2018-01-18

Hudson comforters by UGG

China

Mold can be present, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.

None reported

About 175,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 20 in Canada)

18-080

 

Refund

9

2018-01-24

Fidget spinner keychains

China

The center post on the fidget spinner can become loose or fall out, posing a choking hazard.

None reported

About 20000

18-082

Refund

10

2018-01-25

Shake & Sing Elephant Rattles

China

The ears on the elephant rattles can break off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Vtech has received five reports of the ears breaking off of the rattle. No injuries have been reported. 

About 280000

18-083

Refund

11

2018-01-25

Murphy Bed Hardware Kits

China

The hardware kits used to secure the wooden wall enclosures to the wall studs do not provide sufficient bracing support, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children.

The firm has received five reports of the wooden wall enclosure falling from the wall, including one report of injury. The injury involved muscle strain and soreness to an adult. 

About 2300

18-717

Replace

12

2018-01-25

Lights & Lullabies travel mobiles

China

The clamp attaching the mobile to the crib rail can break causing the mobile to fall, posing an injury hazard to an infant in the crib.

Vtech has received six reports of the clamp cracking. No injuries have been reported.

About 37,000 in the U.S. (In addition, 4,800 were sold in Canada.)

18-084

Refund

Replace

 

13

2018-01-31

Recessed canister light kits

China

The recalled recessed canister light kits can short circuit, posing a shock and electrocution hazard when consumers try to troubleshoot flickering 

LEDVANCE has received three reports of consumers being shocked by the recalled canister lights. No injuries have been reported.

About 45,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 11,000 were sold in Canada)

18-089

Replace

14

2018-01-31

Sunny CS (cribside) nursery space heaters

China

A broken motor mount can allow the electric heating element to come in contact with the interior plastic materials and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.

Vornado has received five reports of the electric heaters catching on fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

About 5,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 100 were sold in Canada.)

18-088

Replace


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.