24 Nov 2017
CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China
The CPSC has announced the following recalls of products made in mainland China.
Children’s Rain Ponchos
JW Crawford Inc. has recalled about 1,300 children’s rain ponchos because a drawstring in the poncho’s hood poses a strangulation hazard to children. This recall involves kids’ waterproof hooded rain ponchos sold in clear, red and blue. The lightweight ponchos were sold in packs of six and 12. A white nylon drawstring is attached at the neck of the 40 inches tall by 60 inches wide ponchos. “One size fits all” and “Made in China” are printed on the front of the packaging. These ponchos were sold on-line at Amazon.com and Wealers.com from May through July 2016.
Norco Bicycles is recalling approximately 1,050 children’s bicycles in the United States as well as approximately 1,750 children’s bikes in Canada because their cranks can bend or break during use, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves 2015, 2016 and 2017 model year children’s bikes with Samox SAC30-111NA square taper cranks in 140 mm and 152 mm lengths. The crank model number (AC30) is located on the inside of both crank arms, and the crank length is stamped at the end of each crank arm. Included in this recall are 20- and 24-inch wheeled bikes with the following model names: Storm 2.1, Storm 4.1, Charger 2.1, Charger 4.1, Fluid HT 2.3, Fluid HT 4.3, Fluid FS 2.2 and Fluid FS 4.2. The model name is located on the top tube of the bike. These bikes were sold at Norco Bicycles dealers nationwide from May 2016 through September 2017.
The CPSC recently announced that the companies named below have issued separate recalls for some 12,570 self-balancing scooters/hoverboards because their lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
- About 1,000 Sonic Smart Wheels scooters/hoverboards have been recalled by Dollar Mania. These products have model number S-01 or SBW666SL printed on the bottom of the unit as well as an “S” printed in the centre of the wheel caps. They were sold in black, blue, green, red, white and yellow exclusively at Dollar Mania stores in Bossier City and Shreveport, Louisiana, from August 2015 through December 2016.
- Tech Drift has recalled approximately 100 black and white scooters/hoverboards that were sold on-line at www.techdrift.com and www.amazon.com from December 2015 through April 2016.
- Approximately 8,700 iLive scooters/hoverboards have been recalled by Digital Products International Inc. The recalled units have model number GSB56BC, GSB56RC, GSB65BUC, GSB56WC or GSB56GDC printed on the bottom. “iLive” is printed in the centre of the hoverboard’s top surface as well as underneath the top deck, facing the ground. The hoverboards were sold in black, red, white, blue and gold (some units were sold with a black carrying case) at Ace Hardware and hh gregg stores nationwide, through Heartland America catalogues, and on-line at AceHardware.com and hhgregg.com from April 2016 through March 2017.
- Simplified Wireless is recalling about 900 black, blue, red and white scooters/hoverboards with “iHoverspeed” printed on the front that were sold at Amazon.com, iHoverspeed.com and other on-line retailers from November to December 2015.
- Four Star Imports has recalled approximately 1,800 Go Wheels scooters/hoverboards. These black, white, red, blue, gold and pink units have “Go Wheel” printed in a circle on the middle of the unit where the sides connect. The “Go Wheel” identification will illuminate when the hoverboard is powered on. The scooters/hoverboards were sold exclusively at the Village Mart store in Memphis, Tennessee, from October 2015 through March 2016.
- Drone Nerds Inc. has announced a recall for about 700 scooters/hoverboards sold in a variety of colours at the Drone Nerds store in Aventura, Florida, as well as on-line at www.dronenerds.com, from November 2015 through March 2016.
Wholesale Fireworks Inc. has announced a recall of about 1,700 fireworks units because they are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory standards for fireworks. This recall involves Toxic artillery rockets, Boom Box aerial shells and Detonator firecrackers sold at wholesale fireworks stores in Wyoming from June through August 2017.