Tag: US Consumer Products Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announces a voluntary recall extension of Omni-Heat(tm) Lithium-Polymer Rechargeable Batteries. The batteries were originally listed in a recall reported November 2011. The batteries have a cell defect which can cause overheating, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves battery packs that power heating systems in jackets. The black battery packs are 3.25 inches long by 2.3 inches wide by 0.7 inches deep and marked with “Columbia” on the top and “OMNI-HEAT(tm)” on the bottom of the pack. Part number 054978-001 is printed on the side of the battery label. The recalled battery packs were sold with Columbia electric jackets sold by Columbia online and at Columbia Sportswear stores in the cities and states listed below between September and November 2012 for about $260.
Consumers should immediately check the battery packs included with the electric jacket to determine if they are part of the recall. Those with affected batteries should immediately remove the affected battery pack(s) from the jacket and contact Columbia Sportswear for a free replacement.
The CPSC works to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
The U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission has issued a consumer product safety recall notice fora baby recliner. The notice is a voluntary recall action of the Nap Nanny recliner made by Baby Matters, LLC of Berwyn, Pennsylvania.
CPSC is warning parents and caregivers that these baby recliners contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to infants. This recall includes the Nap Nanny Generations One and Two, and the Chill(tm) model infant recliners.
The Nap Nanny is a portable infant recliner designed for sleeping, resting and playing. The recliner includes a bucket seat shaped foam base and a fitted fabric cover with a three point harness.
Five thousand Nap Nanny Generation One and 50,000 Generation Two models were sold between 2009 and early 2012 and have been discontinued. One hundred thousand Chill Models have been sold since January 2011.
The recalled Nap Nanny recliners were sold at toy and children’s retail stores nationwide and online, including at www.napnanny.com. All models were priced around $130.
Consumers are advised to refiew the return policy of the retailer from which they purchased their recliner. The following retailers are participating in this recall:
- Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com
Canon U.S.A., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is expanding their recall of the Canon EOS REBEL T4i Digital SLR camera. The expansion affects T41 camera bodies with certain serial numbers (see below).
The front rubber grips of some units of the Canon EOS REBEL T4i Digital SLR camera (EOS 650D/EOS Kiss X6i overseas models) can change color (turn white) after a short period of time. Affected EOS REBEL T4i units produced in certain lots between May 31st through June 27th, 2012. The substance that causes the grips to turn white can pose an allergic reaction to contact with human skin and sensitive tissue.
Affected cameras that exhibit this phenomenon will be inspected and the rubber grips will be replaced free of charge. Consumers can check their cameras vulnerability to the recall by checking their camera serial number. Canon U.S.A. declares that affected units will have serial numbers where the sixth digit is “1”. If the sixth digit is “2” or higher, the camer is not under the recall notice.
Canon advises that more serial numbers have been added to the recall list since the initial notice release of July 13, 2012. Consumers who checked their cameras under the first notice are advised to re-check as their serial numbers may be in the enlarged range of numbers.
Consumers with affected cameras should contact the Canon Customer Support Center:
Phone: 1-855-902-3277; TTD: 1-866-251-3752 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.