Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 29 batches of products in March 2017。 There are 7 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 24。14%。
Based on our statistics, the Chinese products notified through the CPSC in March were as below:

SN

Date

Name

Manufactured in

Remedies

Hazards

1

31/03/2017

Black+Decker portable table saws

China

Replace

The table saw stand can collapse unexpectedly, posing laceration and impact injury hazards to the operator.

2

30/03/2017

Infant caps

China

Refund

The button on the top of the infant cap can detach, posing a choking hazard.

3

30/03/2017

humangear capCAP bottle caps

China

Refund

The capCAP can leak, dislodge or come off, posing a burn hazard to consumers when the bottles are used to hold hot liquids。 

4

30/03/2017

Whiskware™ glass dressing shaker bottles

China

Replace

The bottom of the glass dressing shaker bottle can break when the metal agitator strikes the glass bottom, posing a laceration hazard。

5

29/03/2017

Bricolo by Janod ® Push toy trolleys

China

Repair

The toy trolleys can tip backwards, posing an impact injury hazard to children.

6

29/03/2017

Magnetic tic tac toe games

China

Refund

The magnets can come off the tic tac toe game pieces, posing a choking hazard。 In addition, when two or more magnets are swallowed, they can link together inside the intestines and clamp onto body tissues, causing intestinal obstructions, perforations, sepsis and death。 Internal injury from magnets can pose serious lifelong health effects。

7

28/03/2017

Connectors sold with solar panels

China (connectors), U.S. (solar panels)

Replace

The connectors that are attached to the solar panels can develop microscopic cracks that allow moisture to leak into them while the system is producing electricity, posing an electrical shock hazard。

8

28/03/2017

Look Cycle road bikes and Aerostems

France and Switzerland

Repair

The stainless steel clamp that secures the stem to the handlebars can corrode and break, posing a fall and crash hazard.

9

24/03/2017

Gas station hose swivel connectors

China (Taiwan)

Replace

The swivel connectors can separate from the hose or nozzle of the gas station pump and cause fuel spillage, posing fire and explosion hazards。

10

23/03/2017

Self-balancing scooters/hoverboards

China

Repair

The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of smoking, catching fire and/or exploding。

11

23/03/2017

Electric bicycles

Germany and Taiwan

Repair

The fork on the front wheel of the bicycles can rupture or break while in use, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

12

23/03/2017

LectroFan Sound Machines

China

Replace

The casing on the power adapter can break when plugged into an electrical outlet, exposing its metal prongs, posing an electrical shock hazard.

13

23/03/2017

Little Giant multipurpose ladders

China

Repair

The ladder’s locking pins/rung fasteners can fail, posing a fall hazard to consumers on the ladder.

14

22/03/2017

Environments™ brand children’s waterproof bibs

China

Refund

The bib has a waterproof plastic backing that can separate from the terry cloth fabric, creating a suffocation hazard to children.

15

21/03/2017

Sportsman 850 and 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)

U.S.

Repair

The right side panel heat shield can melt, posing burn and fire hazards to riders. In addition, in 2015 Sportsman 1000 ATVs, the exhaust springs can stretch and damage the exhaust seal, which can result in exhaust leaks and pose burn and fire hazards.

16

15/03/2017

Fuji bicycles

China and Taiwan

Replace

The rear wheel freehub can slip while pedaling, posing a fall hazard.

17

14/03/2017

Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers

China

Refund

The battery chargers can overheat and damage the XBOX ONE video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers。

18

14/03/2017

Children’s robes and two-piece pajama sets

Peru

Refund

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

19

10/03/2017

Firomatic® fusible safety valves

China

Refund and repair

The safety valve stem does not properly seal and shut off the flow of fuel, allowing fuel to leak and posing a fire hazard.

20

09/03/2017

Neely and Dahlia Bistro Chairs

China

Repair

The bolts and/or nuts connecting the chair legs to the chair base can loosen and make the chair unstable, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

21

09/03/2017

Girls’ hooded sweatshirts

China

Refund

The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring in the hood, which poses a strangulation hazard to children。 Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation or an entanglement hazard to children。

22

07/03/2017

Snowshoes and snowshoe packages

China (Taiwan)

refund

The plastic material on the snowshoes can weaken and break during use, posing a fall hazard to users.

23

07/03/2017

Craftsman portable table saws

China

Replace

The table saw’s stand can collapse unexpectedly, posing laceration and impact injury hazards to the operator.

24

02/03/2017

Oball Rattles

China

Refund

The clear plastic disc on the outside of the ball can break, releasing small beads, posing a choking hazard to young children.

25

02/03/2017

Air handlers

U.S.

Repair

The pull-out disconnects may not disable power to the air handler, posing an electrical shock hazard to individuals servicing the units.

26

02/03/2017

Ryobi Electric Jet Fan Blowers

China

Replace

The plastic fan inside the blower can break causing the fan blades to be discharged from either end of the blower tube, posing a laceration hazard。

27

02/03/2017

Polaris recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs)

Mexico and U。S。

Repair

The vehicle engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby components can get too hot and cause the components to melt, and/or a contaminated brake master cylinder may cause unintended brake drag, posing burn and fire hazards.

28

01/03/2017

Metal Halide Lamps

United States

Replace

The outer bulbs can shatter, resulting in hot internal pieces of glass falling from the lamps, posing fire and laceration hazards.

29

01/03/2017

Glass knobs

India

Refund

The glass knobs can break while in use, posing a risk of laceration to users from broken pieces。

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.

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