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K-State Today

August 8, 2013



Consumer product safety commission recalls for July

By Steve Galitzer

Angel's Touch Collections recalls butterfly and shell lamps due to shock and fire hazards; Sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Angels-Touch-Collections-Recalls-Butterfly-and-Shell-Lamps/.

Toys R Us recalls remote-controlled helicopters due to fire and burn hazards. The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Toys-R-Us-Recalls-Remote-Controlled-Helicopters.

Outdoor Solutions hammock and sunshade recalled by H-E-B due to fall hazard. The seam in the lounge of the hammock can open and rip, posing a fall hazard. Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Outdoor-Solutions-Hammock-and-Sunshade-Recalled-by-H-E-B/.

Johnny G. Krankcycle by Matrix with detachable seat recalled by Johnson Health Tech due to fall hazard. The seat can unexpectedly detach from the Krankcycle's frame during use, posing a fall hazard to users. Photo available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Krankcycle-by-Matrix-with-Detachable-Seat-Recalled-by-Johnson-Health-Tech/.

Kids II recalls Baby Einstein musical motion activity jumpers due to impact hazard; sun toy can snap backward. The "sun" toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant, posing an impact hazard.

Nan Far Woodworking recalls Rockland furniture round cribs due to entrapment, suffocation and fall hazards; sold exclusively at JC Penney. The crib's drop-side rails can malfunction, detach or otherwise fail. When this happens, the drop-side rail can fall out of position and create a space where an infant or toddler can become wedged or entrapped, posing a risk of strangulation or suffocation. A child can also fall out of the crib. In addition, drop-side related incidents can also occur due to incorrect assembly and with age-related wear and tear.

Port surveillance News: More than 4.8 million units of violative imported products kept at bay during fiscal year 2012. CPSC ended fiscal year 2012 having stopped a total of about 4.8 million units of products that violated U.S. safety rules or were found to be hazardous during the fiscal year, which spanned October 2011 to September 2012.

CPSC has been screening products at ports since the agency began operating in 1973. The agency intensified its efforts in 2008 with the creation of an import surveillance division and again in 2011 with the creation of the Office of Import Surveillance.

The Import Stoppage Report and the table of Violative Products Seized at the port during 4th Quarter, FY 2012 are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/News-Releases/2013/More-than-48M-Units-of-Violative-Imported-Products-Kept-at-Bay-During-Fiscal-Year-2012/.