Recalls this week
METAL CLAD CABLES
DETAILS: United Copper 250-foot and 1,000-foot metal clad aluminum armored cabling with date codes between August 2015 and November 2015. The cable is typically installed behind walls, connecting the circuit breaker panel to a 120-volt wall outlet or lighting switch. The date code is printed, in a MMMYY format (for example, Aug15), on the back side of the hang tag attached to the cabling at the time of purchase. It was sold to electrical distributors nationwide from August 2015 through November 2015.
WHY: A damaged conductor coating can cause the cable to short circuit, posing fire and shock hazards.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 57,000.
FOR MORE: Call United Copper at 866-866-5677 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday or visit www.unitedcopper.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: All Wild Country Syncro harnesses sold in the U.S. The harness has a black nylon exterior and orange interior. “Wild Country” and “Syncro” is printed on a label affixed to the interior, above batch code: 01 A 01 16. They were sold at Alpenglow Adventure Sports, Climb UP LLC, Rock Fitness, UNLTD, and Wilderness Exchange stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other websites from April 2016 through June 2016.
WHY: Excess materials on the left waist belt tab can cause the harness to loosen, posing a fall hazard to the user.
INCIDENTS: One report of the harness loosening, but no injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 70.
FOR MORE: Call Salewa North America at 844-412-7013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain time Monday through Friday or visit www.wildcountry.com and click on the “Product Recalls” link located at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Swarovski Octa Crystal Pendant light fixtures. Model number A9950NR700126, A9950NR700127, A9950NR700130 or A9950NR700131 is printed on the product label inside of the fixture canopy. They were sold at Capitol Lighting, Farrey’s Lighting and Bath, Lighting Palace, New York Lighting and other lighting showroom retailers and online at www.1800lighting.com, www.ylighting.com and www.lumens.com from January 2010 through January 2016.
WHY: The crystal in the light fixture can detach and fall if damaged during shipment, posing an impact hazard.
INCIDENTS: 10 reports of the crystal detaching from the light fixture and falling. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 280 in the U.S. and about 85 were sold in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Swarovski at 800-836-1892 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit www.swarovski-lighting.com and click on “Octa Recall” near the bottom of the page for more information.
DETAILS: Self-balancing scooters, commonly referred to as hoverboards. They were sold at mass merchandisers nationwide and online retailers from June 2015 through May 2016. Recalled self-balancing scooters include Hype Roam, iMoto, Hovertrax, Hover-Way, Orbit, Swagway X1, Powerboard, Wheeli, 2 Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider, X Rider, and Airwalk. More information on the brands and retailers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Self-Balancing-Scooters-Hoverboards-Recalled-by-10-Firms/
WHY: The lithium-ion battery packs in the self-balancing scooters/hoverboards can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding.
INCIDENTS: There have been at least 99 incidents reports of the battery packs in self-balancing scooters/hoverboards overheating, sparking, smoking, catching fire and/or exploding including reports of burn injuries and property damage.
HOW MANY: About 501,000.
FOR MORE: Consumers should contact the recalling companies through their websites and call centers, which can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Self-Balancing-Scooters-Hoverboards-Recalled-by-10-Firms/