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Monday September 26, 2016

Foreign & International Briefs

Defective Products: An EU 'roadmap' document made available September 19 mostly addresses liability issues, but does address how they intersect product safety, including consumers' expectations of safety as well as applicability of requirements such as those in the GPSD or more specific directives. As an issue to watch, it briefly noted safety concerns related to the Internet of Things. Download the repot at bit.ly/2crglg6.

 

Non-U.S. Recalls

 

Country

Product

Date

 

Company

Units Distributed

Dates Sold

 

Hazard

Incidents

Reported

 

Remedy

Australia

Bean Bag Covers: Adairs Kids and Adairs Adult

9/21/16

Adairs Retail Group

(U)

Jul 2016-Sep 2016

No warning against infant sleep

(U)

Refunds

 

Infant Clothing: Baby Bonds

9/21/16

Bonds Outlets

(U)

Aug 2016-Sep 2016

No flammability warnings

(U)

Refunds

 

Lawnmowers: Massport with MSV blade disc cutting system

9/20/16

Massport

(U)

Jul 2012-Mar 2014

Blade disc can detach

(U)

Repairs or new blades

 

Sweatshirts: Indigo Elephant crew

9/21/16

Country Road

(U)

Jun 2016-Aug 2016

Snaps can detach

(U)

Refunds

 

Utility Vehicles: KAF820 and KAF1000

9/21/16

Kawasaki Motors

(U)

(U)

Tires can deflect debris into floor

(U)

Repairs

Canada

Battery Packs: HEOS 1 Go Pack lithium ion rechargeable

9/20/16

D&M Canada

240

May 2015-Jun 2016

Overheating

Two but no injuries

Replacements

 

Bicycle Carriers: CPE/Power Sports Receiver Hitch

9/15/16

Champion Power Equipment

10,180

Jan 2016-Aug 2016

Hitch adapter can bend

127

Refunds

 

Clothes Washers: Profile Harmony top loading

9/15/16

GE Appliances

455

2008-

2011

Circuit board can overheat

71, three property damage, no injuries

Repairs

 

Fire Pits: Drift propane

9/21/16

Protégé Casual

76

Unknown

Too much pro­pane can be released

One injury

(U)

 

Football Helmets: Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth

9/15/16

Xenith

111

May 2015-Mar 2016

Shells can crack

None

Replacements

New Zealand

Circular Saws: 5057KB 185mm

9/19/16

Makita

(U)

(U)

Blade cover can get stuck open at 45°

(U)

Repairs

 

Sweatshirts: Indigo Elephant crew

9/14/16

Country Road

(U)

(U)

Snaps can detach

(U)

Refunds

United

Headbands: Nursery Time babies

9/20/16

Sheldon International

(U)

(U)

Small parts detach

 (U)

Refunds

Kingdom

Hedge Trimmers: Mac Allister 710w electric

9/21/16

B&Q

(U)

Jan 2015-Sep 2016

Motor fragments can be ejected

(U)

Refunds

(U) = Unspecified in the notice

 

EU RAPEX Notices Issued September 16, 2016 (Report 37)

 

Country

Product (number of notices)

Hazard

Remedy

Austria

Toys: Lezhou Naughty Dancing Robot

Laser is too powerful

Voluntary withdrawal

Bulgaria

Strollers: Doux Bebe A88 16PJ03/16PJ02

Lack of safety instructions

Mandatory withdrawal

 

Swim Trunks: QCDEF 7023 boys'

Waist cords

Mandatory withdrawal

France

Drink Covers: Charles Viancin 5205EU

Grape decorations are foodlike

Voluntary withdrawal and recall

 

Toys: Selecta Crocolini Pram Chain

Small parts detach

Voluntary withdrawal and recall

Germany

Work Gloves: Triuso H240, H240W

Chromium VI

Voluntary withdrawal

Hungary

Toys: Charm Girl - Lovely Girl doll

DEHP

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

 

Toys: OM Art. n° 2163 doll

DEHP

Mandatory withdrawal and recall

Netherlands

Lighters: Lux Jet Double Flame

Fuel leaks

Import rejection

 

Lighters: TOM Electronic Lighter

Can break and leak fuel

Ban

 

Lighters: TOM Original Flamer

Overfilled

Ban

 

Lighters: Unilite

Too-long flame extinction

Ban

 

Lighters: Zorr Mega Turbo Transparent

Flame too high

Import rejection

 

Toys: Booster wooden puzzle

Some pieces are small parts

Voluntary withdrawal

Slovenia

Sweatshirts: Brugi JA48 children's

Hood drawstrings

Voluntary withdrawal

Sweden

Headlamps: Party Headlamp Professional

Insufficient creepage/clearance

Mandatory recall

 

Surge Protectors: Highlands ODL-BPXZ-1/1

Insufficient creepage/clearance

Mandatory recall

 

USB Chargers: 3in1 Charger Set

Insufficient creepage/clearance

Mandatory recall

U.K.

Headbands: Nursery Time Baby Headband

Rhinestones and flowers detach

Voluntary recall