Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 23 batches of products in September 2018. There are 14 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 60.87%.

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

Recall date

Product

Hazard

Incidents/Injuries

Remedy

2018-09-05

NameIdeal-Air 175-pint industrial grade humidifiers

Units About 4000  (In addition, 70 were sold in Canada)

Recall number : 18-215

Manufactured in : China

The humidifiers can overheat while in use, posing fire and shock hazards.

The firm is aware of 5 incidents of the humidifier overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2018-09-06

Name: Swivel barstools

Units : About 1,100 (in addition, about 500 were sold in Canada)

Recall number : 18-216

Manufactured in : China

The wood joints on the barstool can break; posing a fall hazard.

The firm has received four reports of the barstool breaking, including three reports of minor injuries.

Refund

2018-09-11

Name: Hartley flip daybeds

Units : About 2,300

Recall number : 18-221

Manufactured in : China

The removable bottom cushion on the daybed fails to meet the federal flammability standard for mattresses, posing a fire hazard.

None reported

Replace

2018-09-20

Name:  Titan safety straps

Units : About 970

Recall number : 18-767

Manufactured in : China

The firm has received one report of a strap breaking when subjected to moderate weight. The firm is aware of three other reports of strap failures. No injuries have been reported.

The stitching in the strap can come loose causing heavy weights to fall on consumers, posing an injury hazard to the weight lifter. 

Refund

Replace

2018-09-20

Name:   ED by Ellen DeGeneres coveralls

Units : About 2500

Recall number : 18-225

Manufactured in : China

The bunny applique on the children’s coveralls can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The firm has received one report in Canada where the bunny applique detached from the garment, and a young child put it in their mouth.  The grandparent removed it before it caused them to choke. No incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States.

Refund

2018-09-20

Name:  Stinger Insect Zappers

Units : About 72000

Recall number : 18-227

Manufactured in : China

The insect kill grid can detach inside the housing, posing a shock hazard.

Kaz has received three reports of units exhibiting internal grid detachment. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2018-09-25

Name:   Scout and Ranger portable wood pellet grills

Units : 16100

Recall number : 18-230

Manufactured in : China

Grease can leak from the drip tray, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received six reports of grease fires in the grill. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

Replace

Repair

2018-09-25

Name:  Provata activity trackers

Units : About 30,000

Recall number : 18-231

Manufactured in : China

The activity tracker wristbands can overheat while the user is wearing it or when charging, posing a burn hazard.

The firm has received 13 reports of the activity tracker overheating during use or while charging, including three reports of burns to the wrist.

Replace

2018-09-26

Name:  CFORCE all-terrain off-highway vehicles (ATVs)

Units : About 5300

Recall number : 18-233

Manufactured in : China

The fuel hose can crack and fuel can leak from the vehicle, posing a fire hazard.

None reported

Repair

2018-09-26

Name:  Neckerchief slides

Units : About 110000

Recall number : 18-239

Manufactured in : China

The colored enamel on the neckerchief slides contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

 

None reported

Replace

2018-09-27

Name:   PowerMill climbers

Units : About 11,800

Recall number : 18-235

Manufactured in : Taiwan

Electrical arcing can occur if liquid enters the power receptacle at the front of the climbers, resulting in sparking and smoking, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received eight reports of the PowerMill climbers smoking and sparking, resulting in fire and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Repair

2018-09-27

Name:  Adult tricycles (trikes)

Units : 600

Recall number : 18-236

Manufactured in : Taiwan

The right hand wheel hubmount can bend or break, allowing the user to lose control of the trike, which can result in serious injury or death.

The firm has received seven reports of the hub mounts bending or breaking. No accidents or injuries have been reported.

Repair

2018-09-27

Name:  CALYPSO Ceiling Lamps

Units : About 37000

Recall number : 18-240

Manufactured in : China

The glass shade on the ceiling lamp can detach and fall, posing impact and laceration hazards to consumers.

IKEA has received 19 reports of the glass shade detaching and falling, resulting in three minor injuries, including bumps and cuts.

Refund

Replace

2018-09-28

Name:  Mason & Billy action dolls and Mason & Billy HeForShe special edition action dolls

Units : About 8,500 (in addition, about 40 were sold in Canada)

Recall number : 18-234

Manufactured in : China

The joints on the vinyl dolls can break, creating broken pieces that pose a choking hazard to young children.

Boy Story has received about 32 reports of the vinyl breaking on the joints. 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.