|By Member Ed St. Louis|
|June 29, 2017|
1. Fireworks Recalled By American Promotional Events Due to Burn and Injury Hazards: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Fireworks-Recalled-By-American-Promotional-Events
1. Horizon Hobby Recalls Remote-Controlled Model Vehicles Due to Fire Hazard: www.cpsc.gov
Name of Product: ECX Circuit, Ruckus, and Torment remote-controlled model vehicles
Hazard: The vehicle’s electronic speed control (ESC) can fail and short circuit, posing a fire hazard.
Consumer Contact: Horizon Hobby at 800-338-4639 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 P.M. CT on Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Sunday or online at www.horizonhobby.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.
Photos available here https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/horizon-hobby-recalls-remote-controlled-model-vehicles
Units: About 18,600 (In addition, 540 were sold in Canada)
Incidents/Injuries: Horizon Hobby has received 19 reports of the ESC in the model truck and cars catching fire. No injuries or property damage has been reported.
Sold at: Horizon Hobby stores nationwide and online at www.horizonhobby.com from October 2016 through December 2016 for about $180.
Importer: Horizon Hobby LLC, of Champaign, Ill.
Manufactured in: China
May 2, 2017
1. Women’s Sweaters Recalled by FatFace Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard:
2. Chromag Bicycle Stems Recalled by Riser Holdings Due to Fall and Injury Hazards:
Name of Product: Women’s overhead and zip-up sweaters
Hazard: The recalled women’s sweaters fail to meet federal flammability standards for clothing textiles, posing a risk of burn injuries.
Consumer Contact: FatFace at 800-585-0178 from 4 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET Saturday and 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Product Recall” as the email subject or online at http://us.fatface.com and click on the “Important Notice” tab for more information.
Photos available here https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Womens-Sweaters-Recalled-by-FatFace
Units: About 400
Description: This recall involves two styles of FatFace women’s sweaters: overhead Cowes (style number 918043) and zip-up (style number 918041). The style numbers are printed on a care label on the inside seam of the sweaters.
The Overhead Cowes sweater is 97 percent cotton and 3 percent polyester sold in ivory. This sweater has a 3.5 inch cowl or funnel neckline that can be tightened or loosened by the drawstring located at the center front of the neckline. These sweaters also have a kangaroo-style pocket located at the bottom front of the sweater.
The zip-up sweater is 97 percent cotton and 3 percent polyester with a Yarmouth textured zip-up sweater. It sold in ivory, ocean surf (green) and lilac ice (lavender) colors. The sweater has a hood that can be tightened and loosened with a drawstring. The sweater has a silver metal zipper extending from the neckline to the bottom of the sweaters with two pockets on each side of the zipper.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a burn injury.
Sold exclusively at: FatFace stores in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and online at www.fatface.com
Importer: FatFace Corp., of Wilmington, Del.
Manufactured in: China
Name of Product: Chromag bicycle stems
Hazard: The clamping bolts that secure the stem to the fork steerer and/or the handlebars can break, posing fall and injury hazards to riders.
Consumer Contact: Chromag Bikes at 800-380-4102 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Thursday, email email@example.com or online at www.chromagbikes.com and click on Stem Bolt Recall at the top of the page for more information.
Units: About 100
Description: This recall involves Chromag bicycle stems used to clamp the fork steerer and/or handlebars. The recalled stems include models BZA, Director, HiFi and Ranger. Only stems with a “Z” marked inside the bolt head are included in this recall. “Chromag” and the model name are printed on the stems. The stems were sold separately from bicycles. Bolts used in the stems are 6 mm in diameter and 20 mm in length. The stems were sold in various colors including black, red, blue, gold, purple and silver.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the clamping bolts breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using bicycles with the recalled stems and contact Chromag for free replacement bolts for the stem.
Sold at: Arts Cyclery, Beatchwood Cycles, Beat Cycles, Breadwinner Cycles, Blazin Saddles, Harpers, Quality Bicycle Products, The Bike Hub and Squatch Cycles nationwide or online at www.chromagbikes.com from November 2016 through March 2017 for about $120 for the stem.
Importer: Riser Holdings Ltd., of Canada, dba Chromag Bikes
Manufactured in: Taiwan and Canada
May 2, 2017
1. HoMedics Recalls Massagers Due to Electric Shock and Burn Hazards: https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/HoMedics-Recalls-Massagers-Due-to-Electric-Shock-and-Burn-Hazards
Name of Product: HoMedics handheld massagers
Hazard: The cord can break near the base of the massager and expose the wires, posing an electric shock and burn hazards.
Consumer Contact: HoMedics toll-free at 888-803-0509 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.homedics.com and click on the Product Recall tab for more information.
Units: About 400,000
Description: This recall involves three models of handheld massagers, HHP-375H, HHP-250 and the PA-MH-THP. All models of the massagers have a 120 VAC, 60 HZ power cord. “HoMedics” is printed on the massagers.
The HHP-375H model Handheld Dual Node Percussion Massager with Heat is white with a gray handle or black with a gray handle. The massager has three sets of interchangeable nodes.
The HHP-250 model Handheld Hot and Cold Massager is white with a gray stripe or gray with a blue stripe. The massager has three, five or eight interchangeable nodes.
The PA-MH-THP model Handheld Compact Percussion Massager with Heat is white on the bottom of the base with gray on top. The massager has two sets of interchangeable nodes.
All manufacturing dates for all three models are included in the recall and the item date code can be found in either one of the cord prongs or in the rating label located on the underside of the product. Date codes can be identified as a 4-digit number WWYY where WW is the sequential week of the year and YY is the last two digits of the manufacturing year.
Incidents/Injuries: HoMedics has received 140 reports of exposed wires, sparks, smoking and some shooting flames coming from the massagers. There have been 15 reports of burn injuries to consumer’s fingers and other parts of the body.
Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, Rite-Aid, Walmart and other stores nationwide and HSN from August 2013 through February 2017 for between about $30 and $50.
Importer: HoMedics USA LLC, of Commerce Township, Mich.
Manufactured in: China
Name of Product: Gas-fired furnaces
Hazard: The blower motor is not grounded, posing an electrical shock hazard to individuals servicing the units.
Consumer Contact: Goodman toll-free at 888-770-7126 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.goodmanmfg.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom right hand corner of the page for more information.
Photos available here https://cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Goodman-Recalls-Furnaces
Units: About 4,100
Description: This recall involves 80% efficiency gas-fired furnaces sold under the Goodman, Amana and Daikin brand names used with home heating and cooling systems. The recalled products have model numbers beginning AMEH80, DM80HE, and GME8, and serial numbers beginning 1609, 1610, 1611 and 1612. The brand name is shown on the outside of the furnace, and the serial number is located on the label found by opening the furnace door.
Sold at: Goodman, Amana and Daikin heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from September 2016 through January 2017 for between $850 and $1,150.
Manufacturer: Goodman Manufacturing Company L.P., of Houston, Texas
Manufactured in: U.S.