Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls 25 batches of products in August 2018。 There are 12 batches of Chinese products, accounting for 48%。

Recall date

Product

Hazard

Incidents/Injuries

Remedy

2018-08-01

Name  Timemachine 01 bicycles

Units About 430

Recall number : 18-197

Manufactured in : Taiwan

Variations in tire dimension, tire pressure, head set play and ride load, can result in insufficient space between the front wheel and downtube, posing a fall hazard.

The firm has received four reports of fall incidents in the U。S。, including one report of a broken finger。

Replace

2018-08-02

Name:  Fireworks

Units : About 3800

Recall number : 18-196

Manufactured in : China

The recalled fireworks are overloaded with pyrotechnics intended to produce an audible effect, violating the federal regulatory requirements for this product. Overloaded fireworks can result in a greater than expected explosion, posing burn and explosion hazards to consumers. The fireworks are banned hazardous substances and are prohibited from being sold under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA).

None reported

Refund

2018-08-02

Name:  Power supply units for Zebra brand thermal printers

Units : About 1,370,000 

Recall number : 18-186

Manufactured in : China

The power supply units can degrade and corrode over time when exposed to moisture and overheat, posing a fire hazard。

The firm has received a total of 30 reports of the power supply units overheating or catching fire, including a fire that spread from the connector to the printer, damaging the printer and surrounding work space。 No injuries have been reported。

Replace

2018-08-02

Name:   Hill Topper Electric Bike motor controller circuit board

Units : About 3,350

Recall number : 18-200

Manufactured in : China

Water can enter the motor controller and cause it to accelerate on its own, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider。

The firm has received six reports of a rider losing control of his bike when the motor accelerated without rider input, including one reported injury resulting in scrapes and bruises to the rider.

Replace

2018-08-07

Name:  Stargaze recliner chairs

Units : About 7,500

Recall number : 18-201

Manufactured in : China

The plastic joint supports attached to the legs of the chairs can break, posing a fall hazard。

The firm has received 14 reports of the joint supports breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Replace

2018-08-09

Name:  Electronic handgun safes

Units : About 25,000

Recall number : 18-203

Manufactured in : China

The handgun safes can open without the use of a key or combination upon impact and allow unintended access to the contents of the safe, posing a risk of serious injury to children and others.

None reported

Refund

2018-08-15

Name:  Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers

Units : About 235,000

Recall number : 18-205

Manufactured in : China

The hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire, burn and electrical shock hazards.

The firm has received 193 reports of the hair dryers or power cords overheating, melting, exploding or catching fire, including 18 reports of burns and two reports of a minor electrical shock。 Four of the reported burn incidents resulted in a blister to the hand, wrist or finger。 One consumer reported a severe burn。

Replace

2018-08-22

Name: VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters

Units : About 350,000

Recall number : 18-199

Manufactured in : China

The electric space heater can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards.

In December 2017, a 90-year-old man in Chanhassen, Minnesota died as a result of a fire involving the recalled heater. Vornado has received a total of 19 reports of the heaters catching on fire.

Refund

Replace

2018-08-23

Name: Pull-Back Speedy Jets

Units : About 5,100

Recall number : 18-206

Manufactured in : China

The rubber tires can separate from the wheels, posing a choking hazard for young children。

The firm has received two reports of the rubber tires separating from the wheels. No injuries have been reported.

Refund

2018-08-29

Name: Rubber critter toys

Units : About 31,200

Recall number : 18-763

Manufactured in : China

The orange and yellow surface paint on the rubber critter toys contains levels of lead that exceed the federal lead paint ban。 Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues。

None reported

Refund

2018-08-30

Name: Reptile strip light fixtures

Units : About 23,000

Recall number : 18-212

Manufactured in : China

The strip light’s fluorescent bulb can overheat causing the hood on the light fixture to ignite, posing a fire hazard.

PetSmart has received six reports of the hood on the recalled light fixtures igniting.

Refund

2018-08-30

Name: StairMaster® branded 8G Gauntlet Stepmill machines

Units : About 3500

Recall number : 18-764

Manufactured in : China

The steps can accelerate rapidly without input from the user, posing a fall hazard.

The firm has received reports of 52 incidents of steps accelerating unexpectedly, resulting in 12 minor injuries。

Repair

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

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.