Tagged Articles

voluntary recall 2 articles

New rule establishes requirements for mandatory recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission approved a new rule this week that establishes guidelines and requirements for mandatory recall notices. While nearly every recall announced by the CPSC is conducted with the voluntary cooperation of the manufacturer (every one of last year’s product recalls was voluntary), forced, mandatory recalls are sometimes necessary when the manufacturer is either unwilling or unable to participate in the voluntary recall effort. Mandatory recalls may be ordered by the CPSC or by a U.S. District Court. With the new rules, written as an amendment to the Consumer Product  Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), the CPSC aims ... Read More

Wii Battery Recharge Stations recalled; pose burn or fire hazard risk

Wii Battery Recharge Stations have been recalled by distributor Griffin International Cos., Inc. because the battery packs can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard to the customer, according to an announcement by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC). Consumers with Psyclone Essentials or React Wii 4-Dock Battery Recharge Stations should stop using the recalled products immediately. The voluntary recall follows six incidents reported to the firm of overheating. Two consumers reported minor burns to the hand. Both charging stations were manufactured in China. The Wii 4-Dock Recharge Station includes a white docking station with four recharge stations and ... Read More