Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 22 batches of products in May 2019. There are 11 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 50%.

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

Recall date

Product

Hazard

Incidents/Injuries

Remedy

2019-05-01

Namestackable mugs

Units700

Recall number : 19-113

Manufactured in : China

The mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard. 

None reported

Refund

Replace

2019-05-02

Name: Excalibur EZ DRY food dehydrators

Units : 2400

Recall number :19-115

Manufactured in : China

The food dehydrator can overheat, posing a fire hazard

Greenfield World Trade has received eight reports of the food dehydrators overheating and melting or burning, including three incidents of property damage to floors and countertops and minor burn injuries。

Refund

2019-05-02

Name:  electric generator

Units : About 19000 

Recall number : 19-744

Manufactured in : China

The carbon canisters of portable electric generators leak air, posing a fire hazard.

The firm has received nine reports of gas leaks from the carbon canister。 No injuries have been reported。

Refund

Repair

2019-05-09

Name: wireless charging pad

Units : About 64000

Recall number : 19-118

Manufactured in : China

Wireless charging pad can overheat in use, posing a burn hazard。

Imagine Nation Books/Collective Goods has received 10 reports of the wireless charging pads overheating and causing minor damage to the surface of furniture or bedding. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2019-05-14

Name: Office Workstations

Units : About 76,000

Recall number : 19-121

Manufactured in : China

A problem with the office workstations causes the gas canister to detach from the workbench and forcibly deflates, posing an injury hazard。

Knape & Vogt has received two reports of the gas cylinder separating from the workstation, in one case, the cylinder discharged from the unit resulting in damage to drywall in an office. 

Repair

2019-05-16

Name: French Fry Cutters

Units : About 5800

Recall number : 19-123

Manufactured in : China

French Fry Cutters blades can fall off, posing a cutting hazard.

Meijer has received 12 reports of blade detachment。 No injuries have been reported。

Refund

2019-05-21

Name: Portable Speakers

Units : About 41,000

Recall number : 19-124

Manufactured in : China

The hydrogen in the megaphone's battery leaks when it is charged, causing the megaphone to burst, posing an explosion hazard.

Ion Audio has received five reports of speakers exploding including four incidents resulting in property damage to the surrounding area. No injuries have been reported. 

Refund

2019-05-23

Name: Pineapple Corer & Slicers

Units : About 2300

Recall number : 19-125

Manufactured in : China

The metal blade of a pineapple core-removing cutter can detach from the machine, posing a cutting hazard to consumers.

Far East has received one report of the metal blade becoming detached。 No injuries have been reported。 

Refund

2019-05-23

Name: Ethos Pull-Up Assist Units : About 10000

Recall number : 19-127

Manufactured in : China

The plastic clip on the nylon mesh belt connected with the resistance belt of the lock buckle can break and form the harm of cutting. Fitness resistance bands are used for stretching.

The firm has received seven reports of equipment breaking, resulting in six lacerations. One incident required the consumer to receive stiches; another required the consumer to receive staples.

Refund

2019-05-29

Name:  Children’s Sleepwear

Units : About 500

Recall number : 19-128

Manufactured in : China

Children's Sleepwear does not meet federal standards for fire resistance and pose a risk of burns to children.

None reported

Refund

2019-05-29

Name:  Charging Cables  Units : About 90000

Recall number : 19-129

Manufactured in : China

When the metal around the USB charging cable comes into contact with the USB wall charger plug fork during charging, it will become electrified, causing electric shock and fire hazard.

Target has received 14 reports of the cables smoking, sparking or igniting, including two reports of consumer finger burns.

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.