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At Lowe's your safety and satisfaction are our first priorities. So we will post product recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). For more information, you may also visit the CPSC Web site at www.cpsc.gov. As it relates to Lowe's, the information provided here is based on press releases that involve product sold through Lowe's stores or on Lowes.com in the last several years, with information on older recalls available at www.cpsc.gov. The information includes the products involved and the steps to take if you have one of the recalled items. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Also, the Web site www.recalls.gov links visitors to the home pages of government regulatory agencies responsible for product recalls. In addition to finding details about recalled products, visitors will gain additional safety information and may sign up for e-mail alerts on recalled products, as they become available.

Products Safety Advisories Issued by the CPSC

CPSC Warns of Carbon Monoxide Hazards When Using Portable Generators - 1/12/05.

Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they also can be hazardous. The primary hazards to avoid when using a generator are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning from the toxic engine exhaust, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. Never use a generator in enclosed or partially-enclosed spaces. Generators can produce high levels of CO very quickly. When you use a portable generator, remember that you cannot smell or see CO. Even if you can't smell exhaust fumes, you may still be exposed to CO. For more information, please click on the link: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/portgen.html

CPSC Warns of "Hidden Hazard" to Young Children - Old Window Coverings Pose Strangulation Risk - 10/05.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Window Covering Safety Council, and independent retailers have joined forces to urge consumers to repair or replace window coverings purchased before 2001.

Consumers possessing window coverings purchased before 2001 can obtain a free repair kit from the Window Covering Safety Council's Website at www.windowcoverings.org, or call (800) 504-4636. For more information, please click on the link: www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06014.html

Products Recalled from Lowe's stores and Lowes.com in Recent Years

Harris Products Group Recalls Welding Torch Handles Due to Fire Hazard

The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: July 31, 2014
Recall number: 14-243

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Welding torch handles

Units: About 13,000 in the U.S. and 350 in Canada

Hazard: The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Description: This recall involves two models of torch handles that were sold under the Lincoln Electric® and Harris Products Group® brand names. The torch handles are used in welding. They are gold in color and made out of brass. Welding torch model numbers include 18-5 and 85. Manufacture date codes include FM, GA, GB and GC. The model number and date code are stamped on the torch handle at the end closest to the flame. The torch handles were sold individually and also as part of the following kits. Units with “0” above the word “Harris” and to the right of the rivet head are not included in this recall.

Kit Model Number Description
1400299 WELD-HDL,63EWAC-CV A-245-100
1401340 WELD-HDL,85 with C/V
1401346 WELD-HDL,85 LECO
1401347 WELD-HDL,64003055 85 RAD
1401820 WELD-HDL,18-5
4400250 KIT,8525 C DLX RAD
4400259 KIT,8525 CD DLX RAD
4400263 KIT,8525C DLX BRZ OXARC
4403181 KIT,85601-200 DLX P.A.T. RAD
4403184 KIT,8525F-510P DLX LPG RAD
4403208 KIT,MED DUTY WELD WE250A
4403209 KIT,STANDARD DUTY WE200A
4403211 KIT,85601-200 INDUSTRIAL P.A.T.DLX
4403212 KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG
4403213 KIT,85601-200 PAT STD
4403224 KIT,8525GX-510 DLX STEELWORKER BAG
4403225 KIT,8525GX-300 DLX STEELWORKER BAG
4403226 KIT,8525GX-510 STD STEELWORKER BAG
4403228 KIT,85601-510 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG
4403229 KIT,85601-300 DLX EXPERT CLASSIC BAG
4403239 KIT,8525FGX-510P LPGw/NX BAG
4403243 KIT,85601-510 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG
4403244 KIT,85601-300 STD EXPERT CLASSIC BAG
9101228 VALVE-ASY,VA85
9101230 VALVE-ASY,VA63
KH776 KIT,85601-200 PAT
KH777 KIT,85601-510 DLX CUTWELDER BAG
KH784 KIT,8525F-510P PROPANE/LPG BAG

Incidents/Injuries: None Reported

Sold at: Home Depot and Lowe's stores, industrial gas distributors including Airgas, Praxair and Matheson and other retailers nationwide, and online at www.homedepot.com and www.lowes.com from December 2013 through May 2014 for between $125 and $450 when sold individually and for between $250 and $1,230 when sold as part of a kit.

Manufactured in: Poland

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torch handles and contact Harris Products Group to receive a free replacement.

Remedy Details: In conjuction with: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/40729r-eng.php

Importer: Harris Products Group, of Gainesville, Ga

Consumer Contact: Harris Products Group at (800) 447-6906 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.harrisproductsgroup.com and click on Recall for more information.

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Dyson Recalls Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard

Recalled Dyson Hot and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters can short circuit and overheat. Burned or melted internal parts have been reported.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: April 01, 2014

Recall number: 14-143

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Portable electric heaters

Hazard: The heaters can develop an electrical short and overheat, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.

Consumer Contact: Dyson toll-free at (866) 297-5303, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6p.m. Saturday and Sunday or online at www.dyson.com and click on Safety Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 338,000 in the U.S. and about 43,000 in Canada

Description: This recall is for all Dyson Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters having model number AM04 and all Dyson Hot+Cool heaters with model number AM05. The heaters are 23 inches tall with a round base and an upper body shaped like an elongated ring. The heaters have no external fan blades. They are made of plastic and were available in the colors silver, black and silver, blue and gray, gray and silver, pink and gray, purple and gray, and white and gray. Each heater came with a remote control. The model number is found above the Dyson logo on the product information sticker on the underside of the heater’s base.

Incidents/Injuries: Dyson is aware of 82 incidents of the recalled heaters short-circuiting and overheating, including four reports of heaters with burned or melted internal parts. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled heaters and contact Dyson for a free repair.

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, Fry's, Kohl's, Lowe's, Macy's, Sears, Target and other retailers nationwide, and online at Abt.com, Amazon.com, Dyson.com, Groupon.com, HSN.com, QVC.com and Walmart.com from September 2011 to March 2014 for about $399.

Importer: Dyson Inc., of Chicago

Manufactured in: Malaysia

Hitachi Koki Recalls Grass Trimmers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

The gasoline-powered Hitachi and Tanaka-brand grass trimmers can overheat.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 5, 2014

Recall number: 14-122

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Grass trimmers

Hazard: The grass trimmers can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to the consumer.

Remedy: View Details

Consumer Contact: Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd. toll-free at (855) 880-6638 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.hitachipowertools.com and click on "Safety Notice Recall" for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with Canada.

Units: About 115,000 units in the United States and 12,400 in Canada

Description: This recall involves twelve models of Hitachi Koki and Tanaka-brand hand-held grass trimmers. The gasoline-powered trimmers have either a green engine cover (Hitachi) or orange (Tanaka). The Hitachi or Tanaka logo is printed on the circular plate on the starter pull housing. Model and serial numbers are also located on the circular plate. Trimmers included in the recall have one of the following model numbers and have a serial number that begin with J, P or a number:

Brand Model Number
Hitachi CG22EAB(SLP)
CG22EAD(SLP)
CG22EAS(SLP)
CG24EASP(SL)
CG27EASP(SL)
Tanaka TCG22EAB(SLP)
TCG22EAD(SLP)
TCG22EAS(SLP)
TCG24EASP(SL)
TCG27EASP(SL)
TCG40EAS(LP)
TCG40EAS(P)

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grass trimmers and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A. for instructions on how to return the product for a free repair.

Sold at: Lowe's, Sears and other home improvement and building supply stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from March 2010 through November 2013 for between $300 and $800.

Importer: Hitachi Koki U.S.A. Ltd., of Norcross, Ga.

Manufactured in: China

Genie Recalls Garage Door Openers Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. View Details

Name of Product: Garage door openers

Recall date: February 25, 2014

Recall number: 14-114

In conjunction with Canada.

Units: About 10,000 in the U.S. and 8,000 in Canada

Manufacturer: GMI Holdings, Inc., dba The Genie Company, of Mt. Hope, Ohio

Hazard: The control board can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Genie has received four reports of the control board overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Genie, models PowerMax 1200 and 1500, and Genie Pro, models TriloG 1200 and 1500, screw drive garage door openers. The garage openers are gray and have a rating of ¾ HPc for the models ending in 1200 and 1 HPc for the models ending in 1500. “Genie” and the model name appear on both sides of the opener. The serial numbers are printed on a label located on the side opposite to the light. Serial numbers for the recalled units start with the following five numbers:

Genie Serial Number Genie Serial Number Genie Pro Serial Number
11214 11347 11214
11215 11348 11313
11235 12006 11332
11256 12009 11336
11298 12018 11347
11311 12019 11348
11312 12026 11349
11313 12027  
11326 12034  
11327 12036  
11336 12037  
11332 12038  

12058  

Sold at: Canadian Tire, Carter Lumber, Lowe's, Menards, The Home Depot, and other retailers and distributors nationwide and online at homedepot.com from August 2011 through October 2012 for about $250.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled garage car opener and contact Genie to receive a free repair kit, which includes a new control board and installation instructions.

Consumer Contact: Genie at (800) 488-9918 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.geniecompany.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

Shaw Industries Recalls Carpet Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Aristocrat II Carpet

Hazard: The carpet fails to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact: Shaw Industries at (800) 241-4031 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.shawfloors.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 16,300 yards

Description: The recall involves Aristocrat II brand wall-to-wall carpet with style number 7L514. The carpet was sold in one color, "Pale Clay." A date stamp on the back of the carpet reads "USA 760 MEA 52545," the date "06-07-2013," a time range between 00:45 and 3:00 and the words "Pile: 100% Polyester." The stamp is repeated every six feet.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Shaw Industries to determine if their carpet is included in the recall and for instructions on returning the product for refund or replacement.

Sold at: Lowe's stores nationwide between June 2013 and September 2013 for about $1 a square foot.

Manufacturer: Shaw Industries Inc., of Dalton, Ga.

Manufactured in: USA

Denver Global Products Recalls Multi-Purpose Yard Vehicles Due to Laceration, Fire Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores (Recall Alert)

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Multi-Purpose Yard Vehicles

Hazard: The mower blades can detach during use or start without being activated by the operator and the vehicle can move forward unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard. Also, the fuel lines can leak, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:

View Details

Refund

Consumer Contact:

Denver Global Products, toll-free at (888) 321-5700 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.denverglobal.com and select Partner Websites, then click on MPV-710 Refund Program, or www.thempv.com, and click on the MPV-710 Refund Program at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 11,000

Description

The recalled products are Raven multi-purpose yard vehicles manufactured between December 26, 2012 and May 7, 2013. The vehicles are gas-powered four-wheeled vehicles designed to be used as a lawn mower, garden tractor or portable generator. The recalled vehicles have a cargo bed and a detachable 46-inch cutting deck. The vehicles are black with red grab-rails on either side of the rear cargo bed, red center panels on the seat and hood and red front suspension components. The first six digits of the serial number indicate the manufacture date in a MM/DD/YY format. The serial number is on an identification plate attached to the lower right-hand chassis rail near the front wheel. "Denver Global Products Inc.," "Model # MPV710-001," "1-888-321-5700" and "www.denverglobal.com" can also be found on the identification plate.

Incidents/Injuries: Denver Global Products has received 82 reports of blades detaching, one of which resulted in lacerations and bruising to a bystanders legs, and three reports of mower blades starting without the operator activating them with no reported injuries. There have also been three reports of unintended vehicle movement with no reported injuries and 34 reports of fuel leaking with no reported injuries.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vehicles. Turn off the key switch and remove the key, apply the parking brake, and remove the green and the yellow fuses from the white plastic fuse holders on the right hand side under the seat. Return the unit to your nearest Lowe's store for a full refund. The firm is contacting consumers directly.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's Stores nationwide between January 2013 and May 2013 for about $3,000.

Distributor: Denver Global Products, of Lincolnton, N.C.

Manufactured in: United States

Cuisinart Recalls Food Processors Due to Laceration Hazard

Name of Product: Cuisinart 7-cup food processors

Units: About 25,000

Manufacturer: China

Hazard: The reversible slicing/shredding disc can loosen when in use and the blade can strike and break the food processor's cover. The cover's broken plastic pieces can hit consumers, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Cuisinart has received one report of an incident involving a consumer being struck on the cheek by a piece of the food processor's plastic cover that cracked off while the reversible slicing disc was being used. No medical attention was sought.

Description: This recall involves nine models of Cuisinart food processors including, MFP-107, MFP-107BC, MFP-107BCWS, MFP-107BK, MFP-107BKWS, MFP-107DCWS, MFP-107MGSLT, MFP-107MR or MFP-107WS. The model number is on the underside of the food processor base. The food processors were sold in white, black, brush chrome, metallic gray, metallic red and silver colors. They have a seven cup plastic work bowl and three push buttons "On," "Pulse" and "Off." Cuisinart is stamped on the front.

Sold at: Belk, Best Buy, Dillards, J.C. Penney, Macy's, Sears, Williams-Sonoma and other stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and Zappos.com from October 2012 through June 2013 for about $100.

Distributor: Cuisinart, a division of Conair Corp., of Stamford, Conn.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled food processors and contact Cuisinart to receive a free replacement lid and reversible slicing/shredding disc. Replace

Customer Contact: Cuisinart toll-free at (877) 339-2534 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday or Sunday, or online www.cuisinart.com and click on Recall for more information.

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HeathCo Recalls Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights

Hazard: The internal fixture wiring can energize the entire surface and fittings of the fixture, posing an electrical shock hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: HeathCo toll-free at (855) 704-5438 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email hzproductnotice@heathcollc.com, or visit the company's website at http://www.heath-zenith.com and click on "Recall" for more information.

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Recall Details

In conjunction with Canada.

Units: About 210,000 in the U.S. and 13,000 in Canada

Description: This recall includes multiple Heath®/Zenith Motion Activated Outdoor Lights used for porch: lighting. The product comes in 21 designs with a variety of finishes and is designed to turn on at night when motion is detected. The product replaces a standard outdoor wall-mounted light fixture. The brand name and model number can be found on a label located on the back of the motion sensor for wall-mounted models, or underneath the motion sensor cover for ceiling-mounted models. The following brand names with their model numbers are recalled:

BRAND MODEL NUMBER
PortfolioPF-4129-AZ
Heath®-ZenithSL-4129-AZ
Heath®-ZenithSL-4148-RB4-A
Heath®-ZenithSL-4148-RB-A
Heath®-Zenith Secure HomeSH-4169-BK
Heath®-Zenith Secure HomeSH-4169-SV
Heath®-ZenithSL-4169-BK
Heath®-ZenithSL-4169-SV
Heath®-ZenithSL-4254-RS
PortfolioPF-4294-OR
Heath®-Zenith Secure HomeSH-4294-OR
Heath®-ZenithSL-4294-OR
Heath®-ZenithHZ-4305-BK
Heath®-ZenithHZ-4305-WH
Heath®-ZenithSL-4305-BK4-B
Heath®-ZenithSL-4305-BK-B
Heath®-ZenithSLV-4305-BK4-B
Heath®-ZenithSLV-4305-WH4-B
Heath®-ZenithSL-4350-AZ-B
Heath®-ZenithSL-4350-BK
Heath®-ZenithSL-4350-NB-B

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries were reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lights and turn off the power switch before removing the light from its mounting. Contact the company for instructions on how to return the light fixture and receive a free replacement.

Sold at: Large home improvement retailers, lighting, electrical and other retail stores nationwide and online from December 2006 to July 2013 for between $50 and $120.

Importer: HeathCo, LLC, of Bowling Green, Ky.

Manufactured in: China

Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Than $2 Million in Property Damage Reported

Note: Four additional models of SoleusAir dehumidifiers have been added, several date code ranges have been expanded and 160 additional incidents and 25 more fires reported. (Oct. 30, 2013) This recall was expanded on January 30, 2014 to include 350,000 GE-brand dehumidifiers made by Gree.

Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Than $2 Million in Property Damage Reported

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire. Brands included in this recall are Danby, De'Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: September 12, 2013

Recall number: 13-283

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Dehumidifiers

Hazard:

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Remedy:

View Details

Refund

Consumer Contact:

Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details

In conjunction with

Description: at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/35547r-eng.php

Units

About 2.2 million in the United States and 52,500 in Canada

Description

This recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima. Recalled model numbers and date codes are listed below. The brand name and the pint capacity are printed on the front of the dehumidifier. The model number and date code are printed on a sticker on the back, front or side of the unit. The dehumidifiers are white, beige, gray or black plastic and measure between 19 and 24 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep.

Danby or Premiere

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DDR3011

30-pint

All units

DDR30P

30-pint

All units

DDR4511

45-pint

All units

DDR45P

45-pint

All units

DDR6511

65-pint

All units

DDR65CHP

65-pint

All units

De’Longhi or SuperClima

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DDSE30

30-pint

All units

DDSE40

40-pint

All units

DG50

50-pint

All units

Fedders

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

FEDH-MAH030-C15

30-pint

All units

FEDH-MAH070-C15

70-pint

All units

Fellini

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

13-06030

50-pint

All units

13-06031

70-pint

All units

Frigidaire

Model number

Pint capacity

Date code range

FDB30R1

30-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDB50R1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDB70R1

70-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDD25S1

25-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDF50S1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDF70S1

70-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL30R1

30-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL50R1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL50S1

50-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL70R1

70-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDL70S1

70-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDM30R1

30-pint

01/07 through 09/08

FDR30S1

30-pint

01/07 through 09/08

Gree

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

13-06090

30-pint

All units

13-06091

45-pint

All units

13-06092

50-pint

All units

13-06093

70-pint

All units

GDN20AH-K4EAB1A

20-pint

All units

GDN20AH-K5EBB3A

20-pint

All units

GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

30-pint

All units

GDN30AH-A4EBB1A

30-pint

All units

GDN40AH-A4EBB1A

40-pint

All units

GDN45AH-A3EBB2A

45-pint

All units

GDN50AF-A3EBA8A

50-pint

All units

GDN50AF-A3EBA8B

50-pint

All units

GDN70AF-A3EBA8A

70-pint

All units

GDN70AF-A3EBB3A

70-pint

All units

GDN70AI-A3EBB2A

70-pint

All units

GDNE30AEBA1A8A

30-pint

All units

GDNE40AEBA1A8A

40-Pint

All units

GDNE50AFBA1A8A

50-pint

All units

GDNE65AFBA1A8A

65-pint

All units

Kenmore

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

407.52301210

30-pint

2012-04 through 2012-09

407.52501210

50-pint

2012-04 through 2012-09

407.52701210

70-pint

2012-04 through 2012-09

407.52702210

70-pint

2012-04 through 2012-08

Norpole

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

NPDH30PG

30-pint

All units

Seabreeze

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

DH450S

50-pint

All units

DH470S

70-pint

All units

SoleusAir

Model Number

Capacity

Date code range

CFM-25E

25-pint

All units

CFM-40E

40-pint

All units

DPI-30-03

30-pint

All units

DPI-40-03

40-pint

All units

DPI-50-03

50-pint

All units

DPI-50-30A

50-pint

All units

DPI-70-03

70-pint

All Units

GL-DEH-30-1

30-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-45-2

45-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-50-2L2

50-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-50-2Q2

50-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-70-2S2

70-pint

1211 through 0612

GL-DEH-70P-2S2

70-pint

0112 through 0612

GM-DEH-30M-1L2

30-pint

010512 through 061412

GM-DEH-30M-1R2

30-pint

010512 through 061412

GM-DEH-45-1

45-pint

122511 through 062112

GM-DEH-70-1S2

70-pint

010512 through 062112

SG-DEH-25-4

25-pint

032711 through 081712

SG-DEH-30-2

30-pint

032711 through 050712

SG-DEH-30B-1

30-pint

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SG-DEH-30M-1

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SG-DEH-30M-1A

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SG-DEH-30M-1L2

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SG-DEH-30M-1R2

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SG-DEH-45-1

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010210 through 071512

SG-DEH-45-1A

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121510 through 111011

SG-DEH-45-2

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032711 through 050712

SG-DEH-50-2

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010712 through 010712

SG-DEH-70-1

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010210 through 071512

SG-DEH-70-1A

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SG-DEH-70-2

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SG-DEH-70-2S2

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Incidents/Injuries

The firms have received reports of 325 incidents, including 71 fires and $2,725,000 in property damage.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund.

Sold at

AAFES, HH Gregg, Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe’s, Menards, Mills Fleet Farm, Sam’s Club, Sears and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400.

Importer

Airwell of France; CNA of Wood Dale, Ill.; Danby of Ontario, Canada; De’Longhi of Italy; Frigidaire, of Charlotte, N.C.; Gree USA Sales Ltd. of City of Industry, Calif.; IRP of Pineville, N.C.; MJC America Ltd. dba Soleus International Inc. of Walnut, Calif.; and Sunrise of Quebec, Canada.

Manufacturer

Gree Electric Appliances, of China

Manufactured in

China

Recall Notice Kichler Lighting Chandeliers “Aztec” Model Number 34330 Sold July 2006 through August 2011

Recall Notice
Kichler Lighting Chandeliers

“Aztec” Model Number 34330
Sold July 2006 through August 2011

The fixture loop that connects the hanging chain to the lamp can fail during use causing the chandelier to fall from the ceiling and injure bystanders.

“Aztec” Model Number 34330 Fixture Loop that can fail

Only Model Number 34330 chandeliers are affected

Call toll free 1-800-215-2107 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for information on how to obtain a repair kit or replacement chandelier or visit www.kichler.com for more information.

Bel Air Lighting Recalls Chandeliers Due to Impact Injury Hazard

Recall Date: June 25, 2013

Bel Air Lighting Recalls Chandeliers Due to Impact Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall Summary

Name of product: Portfolio and Transglobe nine-light chandeliers Hazard: The mounting loop that holds the chandeliers to the ceiling can break, causing the chandelier to fall, posing an impact injury hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair Consumer Contact: Bel Air Lighting; toll-free at (888) 803-0509 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.regcen.com/belair for more information.


Recall Details

Units: About 20,500 Description: The recalled nine-light chandeliers have a two-tone antique bronze-colored metal frame with antique gold-accents and champagne frosted color glass shades. The six antique gold colored lamp holders at the bottom and three at top have a floral pattern that is repeated on components at the top and bottom of the center lamp stem. Antique bronze-colored ornamental scrolling connects all the elements. The chandeliers were sold at Lowe's as Portfolio brand with item number 256047 and at other stores as Transglobe item number 2579 EBG. The item numbers are located inside the ceiling canopy of the chandelier.

Incidents/Injuries: Bel Air has received 18 reports of the chandeliers falling from ceilings with some incidents resulting in property damage.

Remedy: Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the chandeliers. Contact Bel Air immediately to receive a free replacement mounting ring to repair the chandelier and instructions on being reimbursed for the cost of the installation.

Sold at: The Portfolio brand sold exclusively at Lowe's stores and the Transglobe brand sold at lighting stores nationwide, both from February 2007 to June 2010 for about $250.

Importer: Bel Air Lighting Inc., of Valencia, Calif.

Manufactured in: China

Kichler Lighting Recalls Chandeliers Due to Injury Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Aztec Light Chandeliers

Units: The chandelier's fixture loop that connects the hanging chain to the lamp can fail during use causing the chandelier to fall from the ceiling and injure bystanders.

Remedy: View Details
Repair
Replace

Consumer Contact: Kichler Lighting's Home Center Division "Aztec"); at (800) 554-6504, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kichler.com and click on "Aztec" and then on "Model No. 34330 Safety Information" for more information. Report an Incident Involving this Product


Recall Details

Units: About 48,900

Description: This recall involves Aztec nine-light chandeliers sold at Lowe's stores under the PORTFOLIO brand name. The chandeliers are metal with an olde bronze finish and measure about 31-inches wide and 31-inches high. They come with etched amber glass shades and a decorative faux marble ball in the center. The upper arms of the fixture are single long curves and the lower arms of the fixture are "S" shaped. "Aztec" and model number 34330 are printed on a sticker located inside the ceiling canopy at the top of the chandelier.

Incidents/Injuries: Kichler Lighting has received six reports of the chandeliers falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported. Approximately $6,000 in property damage has been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the chandeliers and contact Kichler for information on how to obtain a free repair kit or replacement for chandeliers that have fallen.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from July 2006 through August 2011 for about $240.

Importer: The L.D. Kichler Co., of Cleveland, Ohio

Manufactured in: China

3M Recalls Filtrete Room Air Purifiers Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 26, 2013

Recall number: 13-154

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Filtrete™ room air purifiers

Hazard: The ion generator in the air purifiers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact: 3M Company; at (800) 388-3458 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.filtrete.com/roomairpurifiers and click on the link FAP00-RS recall for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 10,000

Description: This recall involves 3M air purifiers branded Filtrete. The air purifiers are white, made of plastic and plug into the wall. They measure about 19 inches tall by 8 inches wide with a 13 inch tall by 4.5 inch wide air filter. They have a two-speed fan knob with Filtrete embossed on the top. The two recalled models are Ultra Quiet, number FAP00-RS, and Maximum Allergen, number FAP00-L, which was sold only at Lowe's stores. The products serial numbers begin with E, F, G, H, I or J and the model and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the product.

Incidents/Injuries: 3M has received two incident reports: one of an air purifier overheating and another of an internal room air purifier filter catching fire. No injuries or property damage reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled air purifier and contact 3M to obtain a prepaid shipping box to return the product for a free replacement.

Sold at: Ultra Quiet at Ace Hardware, Bi-Mart, Do It Best, Fred Meyer, Handy Hardware Wholesale, Nuthouse, Orchard Supply, Orgill Bros., Petco, Rite Aid, Strosniders, Theisen Farm & Home, True Value Hardware stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and others. Maximum Allergen sold only at Lowe's stores. The FAP00-RS model was sold from November 2008 through January 2013, and the FAP00-L model was sold from October 2012 through January 2013, both for about $60.

Importer: 3M Company, of St. Paul, Minn.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: March 19, 2013

Recall number: 13-142

Recall Summary

Name of Product: LED Light Bulbs

Hazard: The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact: Lighting Science Group toll free at (855) 574-2533 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.lsgc.com/recall

Recall Details

Units: About 554,000

Description: The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40 or 50 watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed. The date code reflects the week and year of manufacture; for example date code L4010 was produced during the 40th week of 2010. The date codes listed below may have the letters "CH " or "MX " at the end. For example, date code L4010 can also appear as L4010CH or L4010MX. The date codes are:

  • L4010
  • L4110
  • L4210
  • L4310
  • L4410
  • L4510
  • L4610
  • L4710
  • L4810
  • L4910
  • L5010
  • L5110
  • L5210
  • L0111
  • L0211
  • L0311
  • L0411
  • L0511
  • L0611
  • L0711
  • L0811
  • L0911
  • L1011
  • L1111

Incidents/Injuries: Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures, eight of which were accompanied by visible smoke or fire conditions. The incidents include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/ floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp. There have been no reports of personal injuries.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the bulbs from sockets and lamps and contact Light Science Group for replacement bulbs.

Sold at: Various retailers including hardware and lighting and electrical supply stores.

Importer: Lighting Science Group Corporation, of Satellite Beach, Fla.

Manufacturer: Citizen Electronics and Lighting Science Group

Manufactured in: China (with a small number of products having final assembly in Florida or Mexico)

Sauder Woodworking Company Recalls Gruga Office Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Gruga Office Chairs

Units: About 70,000 in the United States and 2,300 in Canada

Importer: Sauder Woodworking Company, of Archbold, Ohio

Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Sauder Woodworking Company has received 17 reports of seat plates breaking, two of which involved consumers falling and receiving bumps and bruises.

Description: The recalled chairs are entertainment, executive, manager's and task chairs with the brand name "GRUGA - Seating from Sauder." The chairs are sold in a variety of fabrics and colors. The model number and Universal Product Code (UPC) are on a tag attached to the bottom of the seat. A blue date code is stamped on the legal disclaimer label on the underside of the chair seat. Recalled chairs are dated August 2009 and later. The following chair models have been recalled:

DescriptionModelUPC
Black Fabric Butterfly Chair403612042666601627
Executive Chair Leather Brown404237042666604659
Executive Chair Leather Black404238042666604666
Executive Chair Fabric Black404240042666604680
Executive Chair Leather Black404241042666604697
Manager's Chair Fabric Black404242042666604703
Manager's Chair Leather Black404243042666604710
Task Chair Fabric Black404244042666604727
Task Chair Fabric Black404245042666604734
Task Chair Fabric Black404246042666604741
Exec Chair Leather Black404260042666604888
Manager's Chair Fabric Black404261042666604895
Executive Chair Fabric Silver / Brown404279042666605335
Executive Chair Leather Burnt Brown404281042666605359
Air Seat Managers Chair404370042666605373
Black Micro Fabric Executive404398042666607742
Premium Executive Leather405147042666609678
Premium Executive Fabric407688042666609685
Fabric Manager's Chairs407702042666609708
Leather Manager's Chair407894042666609722
Deluxe Fabric Task Chair407895042666609739
Executive Fabric Mesh Chair407896042666609746
Executive Mesh Back Chair407897042666609920
Task Chair408989042666104920
Vinyl Manager's Chair408993042666101561
Deluxe Leather Executive Chair409977042666101578
X-Vibe Entertainment Chair410409042666105187
X-Vibe Entertainment Chair410573042666105170
Duraplush Mid Manager's Chair410593042666104883
Duraplush Manager's Chair410879042666104890
Air Comfort Executive Chair412429042666109284

For photos of all 31 chairs, go to www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices, then click on the link for model numbers, descriptions and UPCs.

Sold at: Meijer, Menards, Shopko and Target and a variety of retail outlets nationwide, and online retailers including BestBuy.com and Kohls.com from August 2009 to September 2012 for between $79 and $399.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Sauder for a free replacement seat plate and attachment tool.

Consumer Contact: Sauder Woodworking Company; toll-free (888) 800-4590, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1714

Master Forge Gas Grills Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Made by Guangdong Vanward Electric

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Master Forge Gas Grills

Units: About 37,000 in the U.S.

Manufacturer: Guangdong Vanward Electric Co., Ltd., of China

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Hazard: If improperly installed, the hose connecting the gas tank and regulator to the burner control can touch the burner box and cause the hose to melt and rupture when the grill is lit. This poses a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Guangdong Vanward is aware of two reports of hoses melting and rupturing. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Master Forge four-burner gas grills with a single-door base. "Master Forge" is written on the grill's hood. The model number GD4825 is located on a label inside the door of the grill's base. "Item 94227" is written on the cover of the instruction manual.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from November 2011 through May 2012 for about $270.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the grill and inspect the grill to make sure that the gas hose runs along the outside of the grill cabinet and passes through the round hole in the side panel. Consumers should contact Guangdong Vanward Electric for revised instructions and a warning label to apply to the grill that shows how to properly install the hose and the regulator.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Guangdong Vanward Electric toll-free at (888) 584-3648 between 8 a.m. through 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's recall website at www.94227info.com

JELD-WEN Recalls to Repair Interior Bifold Doors Due to Impact Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: JELD-WEN and Reliabilt Interior Bifold Doors

Units: About 170,800

Manufacturer: JELD-WEN, Inc., of Klamath Falls, Ore.

Hazard: The lower pivot pin can break causing the door to disengage from the overhead track, posing an impact hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: JELD-WEN is aware of twelve incidents of broken pivot pins causing the bifold doors to disengage from the overhead track, including three incidents involving minor injuries.

Description: The recalled molded white panel and flush natural wood grain bifold doors run on upper tracks and lower pivot pins. The lower pivot pin is a metal screw that fits into a white plastic sleeve that is inserted into the bottom edge of the door during the installation process. Only doors with pivot pins that have 12 rectangular indentations in the collar at the end of the sleeve are subject to the recall.

Sold at: Home Depot, Lowe's and other building products retailers between February 2011 and March 2012 for about $40 to $80.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the doors and contact JELD-WEN for assistance in identifying and obtaining free replacement hardware and technical assistance.

Consumer Contact: JELD-WEN toll-free at (877) 228-4888 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, online at www.jeld-wen.com or directly to the product safety page at: www.jeld-wen.com/newhardware for more information.

GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: GE ProfileTM Front Load Washers

Units: About 62,000

Importer:GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: The washer's basket can separate during use and break the washer's top panel, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received 19 reports of washer baskets separating, including 10 reports of top panel breakage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE ProfileTM frontload washing machines with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900 and WPDH8910. All serial numbers with these models are included in this recall. The washers were sold in gold, red and white colors. The model number is located on the washer's right side near the bottom and behind the door near the door frame visible when the door is opened.

Brand Model Number Begins With: And Serial Number Begins With:
GE ProfileTM WPDH8800 All serial numbers with these models are included.
WPDH8900
WPDH8910

Sold at: Best Buy, Lowe's, Sears, The Home Depot and other department and retail stores nationwide, from July 2008 to August 2011 for between $1,199 and $1,599.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers and contact GE for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE Appliances at (888) 641-9739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall

Cabot Recalls Wood Cleaner and Wood Brightener With Spray Pump Due To Irritation and Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Wood Cleaner and Wood Brightener in container with spray pump.

Units: About 17,500 units of the Wood Cleaner and 10,900 units of the Wood Brightener.

Manufacturer: Cabot Stains, a division of Valspar Corp., of Newburyport, Mass.

Hazard: The spray pump used for both products can lose its seal, causing the product to leak. Chemicals in these products can cause burning or other serious injuries if the product comes into contact with skin or eyes or is ingested.

Incidents/Injuries: Three incidents of leaks have been reported. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Both products come in 1.3 gallon white handle tanks with black pump assembly and sprayer hose. The front has a yellow Cabot label with the product name. The back panel label contains instructions for use and product information and UPC codes 080351810503 on the Wood Cleaner bottles and 080351810497 on the Wood Brightener bottles.

Sold at: Ace Hardware, Do It Best, Farm & Fleet, Lowe's Home Improvement Stores, United Hardware, and other hardware stores nationwide from March 2011 until June 2012 for about $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately discontinue use of the products and return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. Consumers should also not attempt to reuse empty containers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Cabot toll-free at (877) 755-3336 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. 7 days a week, or log on to www.cabotstain.com/recall

Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recalled by JCS Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Mr. Coffee® Single Cup Brewing System

Units: 520,000 in the United States and 80,700 in Canada

Manufacturer: Sunbeam Products Inc. d/b/a Jarden Consumer Solutions ("JCS"), of Boca Raton, Fla.

Hazard: A build-up of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water, posing a burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: JCS has received 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, including approximately 59 reports in the U.S. and two in Canada of burn injuries to consumers' face, upper torso and hands.

Description: The recalled coffeemaker comes in black with silver, red or white trim. It stands about 11 inches tall and has a Brew Now /Off button and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. The model number is printed on the bottom of the brewer. Recalled model numbers are:

BVMC-KG1 BVMC-KG1A-001 BVMC-KG1-WM-001
BVMC-KG1-001 BVMC-KG1-BEA BVMC-KG1R-001
BVMC-KG1-044 BVMC-KG1BP-PAL BVMC-KG1R-006
BVMC-KG1A BVMC-KG1-WM BVMC-KG1W-001

Sold at: Mass merchandisers nationwide, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Brandsmart, JC Penney, Kmart, Lowe's, Target and Walmart, and online at www.mrcoffee.com from September 2010 through August 2012 for between $60 and $80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coffee brewer and contact JCS to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement unit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JCS at (800) 993-8609 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.mrcoffeerecall.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1674

GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: GE, GE Adora™, GE Eterna™, GE Profile™ and Hotpoint®, Dishwashers

Units: About 1.3 million in the United States

Manufacturer: GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint brand dishwashers. They were sold in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel™ exterior colors and finishes. The model and serial numbers can be found on a metallic plate located on the left tub wall visible when the door is opened. Model and serial numbers will start with one of the following sequences:


Brand

Model Number Begins With:

Serial Number Begins With:

GE
GE Adora
GE Eterna
GE Profile

GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61,
GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67,
GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7,
EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4,
GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6

FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL,
AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM,
MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM,
AR, DR, FR, GR

Hotpoint

HLD4

Sold at: Appliance dealers, authorized builder distributors and other stores nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009 for between $350 and $850.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. For all dishwashers, contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $75 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control plastic tub dishwasher, or a rebate of $100 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control stainless tub dishwasher or GE Profile top control dishwasher. Consumers should not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where they purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back.

Consumer Contact: : For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (866) 918-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.geappliances.com/recall

Patio Bistro Sets Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Fall Hazard; Made by Midas Lin Co.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Patio Bistro Sets

Units: About 16,400

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Manufacturer: Midas Lin Company Ltd., of China

Hazard: When the chair support bar is not fully engaged, the chair poses a fall hazard to a consumer who sits in the partially engaged chair.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received thirteen reports of consumers who fell from partially opened chairs, resulting in reports of back injuries, contusions and scrapes.

Description: This recall involves folding chairs sold with three-piece patio bistro sets. Each set contains two folding chairs and a folding table. The chairs have a black steel frame and dark stained wooden seats and backs. Model #S658-01, item # 0355053 and "Garden Treasures" is printed on the cover of the instruction manual sold with the patio bistro sets.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from August 2011 through February 2012 for about $98 for the set.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chairs and contact Midas Lin for a new set of warning labels and supplemental instructions for the chairs. Do not return the product to the store.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Midas Lin toll-free at (877) 556-0886 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit their website at www.cobernbistroset.com

Bosch Recalls SkilSaw Miter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Miter Saw

Units: Approximately 22,149

Importer: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation of Mount Prospect, Ill.

Hazard: The lower guard can break and contact the blade during use, posing a laceration hazard to users.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

Description: The recalled product is the SkilSaw® 10-inch compound miter saw, with model number 3316 and date codes 111, 112, 201, 202, 203 or 204. The model number and date code are on the lower right side of the name plate located on the motor housing. The SkilSaw logo appears at the top of the upper blade guard and on the dust collection bag.

Sold at: Lowe's Home Centers nationwide and OC Tanner from January 2012 to April 2012.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the miter saw and contact Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for a free lower guard replacement kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the firm toll-free at (888) 727-6109 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.skiltools.com

Exhaust Fans Sold at Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Delta Electronics Dongguan

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light

Units: About 68,000

Importer: Homewerks Worldwide LLC, Lincolnshire, Ill.

Manufacturer: Delta Electronics (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China

Hazard: The fan's heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the fan to overheat and posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 11 reports of the fan overheating with smoking or flames within the fan housing, including three reports of minor property damage.

Description: This recall involves plastic Harbor Breeze bathroom fans with a center light and a heater. The fans are white and measure about 11 x 17 inches. Model number 7109-01-L, Lowe's item number 194492 and UPC code 820633985358 are printed on the fan's packaging. A date code beginning with either 0, 11, 12 or 13 is printed on the fan's housing, which indicates the fan was manufactured between August 2010 and March 2011.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide and at www.lowes.com from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bathroom exhaust fans immediately and contact Delta Electronics Dongguan to schedule a free repair by a trained service technician.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Delta Electronics Dongguan toll-free at (855) 301-6578 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.heaterfanrecall.com

Frigidaire Gas Range Recalled Due to Fire Hazard, Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Frigidaire Self-Clean Gas Range

Units: About 185

Manufacturers: Frigidaire, of Charlotte, N.C.

Hazard: There can be a delayed ignition on the bake/broil features of the oven, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: One incident was reported. No injuries or damage have been reported.

Description: This recall for inspection and/or repair involves Frigidaire Gas Ranges Model # LGGF3043KFM with serial numbers within the following range: VF20457216 to VF20457555. The model and serial numbers are located near the base of the range just below the bottom right portion of the oven door. This gas range has five burners, stainless steel exterior and Frigidaire nameplate centered on the lower part of the oven door.

Sold at: Lowe's stores from February 2012 through March 2012 for between $800 and $1,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers with the recalled model and serial numbers should stop using the bake and broil functions immediately and contact Frigidaire. Frigidaire will provide information about an inspection and arrange for a free in-home service and repair if necessary.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Frigidaire toll free at (888) 360-8556 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.selfcleangasrangerecall.com

Bel Air Lighting Recalls Outdoor Wall Mount Lanterns Due to Fire, Burn and Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Outdoor wall mount lanterns

Units: About 99,700

Importer: Bel Air Lighting Inc., of Valencia, Calif.

Manufacturers: Zhongshan De Gao Lighting Co. Ltd. and Zhongshan Huayi Lighting Co. Ltd., of Guangdong, China

Hazard: An electrical short circuit can occur in the lanterns' internal wiring, posing a risk of fire, burn and electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of incidents, including two reports of lanterns catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves outdoor wall-mount lanterns made of cast aluminum in a rust color with beveled glass. A question mark shaped piece of metal connects the lantern body to the wall-mount plate. The lanterns were sold at Lowe's stores under the Portfolio brand name with item number 253366 and at lighting showrooms with item number 44181. The brand name and item number are printed on the product's packaging. Lanterns included in the recall are 19.25-inches tall by 9.75-inches wide by 9.25-inches deep and have a three-light candelabra base cluster inside. Part number "E194303" is printed on the base plate and on a label affixed to one of the light sockets.

Sold at: Lowe's stores and in lighting showrooms nationwide and at Lowes.com from June 2006 through May 2012 for about $48.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lanterns and contact Bel Air Lighting for a free replacement lantern.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bel Air Lighting at (888) 770-7018 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.regcen.com/belairlighting

Black & Decker Coffeemakers Recalled by Applica Consumer Products Due to Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Black & Decker® Spacemaker™ 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers

Units: About 159,000

Distributor: Applica Consumer Products Inc. of Miramar, Fla.

Hazard: The coffee pot handle can break, causing cuts and burns to the consumer.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 1,276 reports of handles breaking, including 68 reports of burns and/or cuts.

Description: This recall involves Black & Decker® brand 12-cup coffeemakers designed to mount under a cabinet. Available in either white or black models, the words "BLACK & DECKER® SPACEMAKER™" are printed in the top right-hand corner. The coffeemakers have a digital time display in the top left corner and five round buttons above the water reservoir. The 12-cup coffee pots are glass with a molded handle the same color as the machine and a silver metallic bracket running around the glass near the bottom. The recall includes model numbers SDC740, SDC740B, SDC740BR, SDC740C, SDC740DIS, SDC740R, SDC750, SDC750C and SDC750DIS. The model number is printed on the underside of the coffeemaker, directly below the water reservoir.

Sold at: Major retailers nationwide from July 2008 through May 2012 for about $50-80.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the coffeemakers and contact Applica to exchange their coffee pot for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Applica Consumer Products toll-free at (866) 708-7846 between 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's website at www.acprecall.com

Clip-on Desk Lamps Sold At Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Shock Hazard; Made by He Shan Lide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: LED Clip-On Desk Lamps

Units: About 33,000

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C.

Manufacturer: He Shan Lide of China

Hazard: The power cord for the lamp can detach where it meets the clamp, exposing energized wires, posing an electric shock risk to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received five reports of cords detaching, including one reported electric shock and one report of a child receiving burns to her hand and leg.

Description: This recall conducted by He Shan Lide involves pink and blue plastic LED desk lamps with a flexible metal neck approximately 12" long and a clamp at the base. The power cord has a silver label attached to it. On one side of the label "MET," "Electrical Safety", "E113152" and "Apr. 2011" are printed. The other side of the label includes the model number F3044-AC-01 (pink lamps) or F3044-AC-02 (blue lamps). The plug on the power cord is labeled "KENIC KE 01P E155176."

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from May 2011 to December 2011 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lamp, unplug the power cord, cut the power cord off 2" to 3" above the plug, discard the lamp and send the plug to He Shan Lide, 4570 Eucalyptus Ave, Suite C, Chino, CA 91710 along with their name and address to receive a full refund, including the cost of postage for returning the plug.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact He Shan Lide toll-free at (800) 584-1664 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the website at www.diogenlighting.com (pdf).

Irwin Recalls 10-Inch Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack Due to Laceration Hazard Posed by Defective Packaging

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Classic Series Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack

Units: About 55,260

Manufacturer: Irwin Industrial Tool Company, Huntersville, N.C.

Hazard: The saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Irwin has received three reports of the saw blades falling out of the packaging. No injuries were reported.

Description: This recall involves Irwin Classic Series 10-inch Circular Saw Blade Limited Promotion 3-Packs. The blister packs contain one 10-inch trim and finish saw blade with 60 teeth (60T) and two 10-inch general purpose saw blades with 40 teeth (40T). The blades are stacked offset in the packs. The packaging is blue, orange and yellow and has the words "Irwin" and "Classic Series" on the front top left corner and "3 Circular Saw Blades" on the front lower left corner. Model number "ICSLD3PK" is located on the front top right corner.

Sold exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from approximately October 2011 through November 2011 for $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact the firm to receive a free storage container for the saw blades. Consumers should not disturb any saw blades that remain in the packaging but should store the saw blades in the packaging in a safe and secure location until the container arrives, then immediately transfer the saw blades to the container and discard the original packaging.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Irwin at (800) 464-7946 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm's website at www.irwinrecall.com.

Husqvarna Recalls Grass and Hedge Trimmers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Grass and Hedge Trimmers

Units: About 19,500 grass trimmers and 6,500 hedge trimmers

Importer: Husqvarna Professional Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Manufacturer: Husqvarna Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd., of Shanghai, China

Hazard: Fuel can leak from the rubber spacer holding the fuel lines in the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Husqvarna has received seven reports of fuel leaking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the Husqvarna Grass Trimmer Model 122C with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. "Husqvarna" and the model number are written on top of the tool. The serial number is located on a black plate on the bottom of the muffler side of the tool. The recalled Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers are Models 122HD60 and 122HD45 with serial numbers that range from 2011 17 00001 to 2011 52 99999. "Husqvarna" and the model number are written on top of the tool. The serial number is located on a black plate on the gear box, which is on the lower portion of the tool.

Sold at: Lowe's, Sears and Husqvarna dealers and distributors nationwide for between $150 and $320 from May 2011 to January 2012.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the place of purchase for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Husqvarna toll-free at (877) 257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.husqvarna.com, or e-mail recalls@husqvarna.com.

Safety 1st Cabinet Locks Recalled Due to Lock Failure; Children Can Gain Unintended Access to Dangerous Items

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Push 'N Snap Cabinet Locks

Units: About 900,000

Importer: Dorel Juvenile Group (DJG) Inc., of Columbus, Ind.

Hazard: Young children can disengage the cabinet locks, allowing access to cabinet contents and posing the risk of injury, due to dangerous or unsafe items.

Incidents/Injuries: DJG has received 200 reports of locks that did not adequately secure the cabinet, including reports of damaged locks. Of the reported incidents, the firm is aware of 140 children between the ages of 9 months and 5 years who were able to disengage the locks and gain access to the cabinet's contents. In three of the reported incidents, the children who gained access swallowed or handled dishwashing detergent, window cleaner or oven cleaner, and were treated, observed and released from emergency treatment centers.

Description: This recall involves Safety 1st Push ‘N Snap cabinet locks with model numbers 48391 and 48442. The model numbers are printed on the back of the product and on packaging. The locks are used to secure cabinets with two straps that wrap around the knobs or handles on a cabinet door. When the product is in the "lock" position, a green triangle is shown through a window on the device. The Safety 1st logo is embossed on the front of the lock. Locks manufactured between January 2004 and November 2010 are included in the recall. The date of manufacture is embossed on the back. The arrow on the date wheel points to the month and the numbers of either side of arrow represent the year of manufacture.

Sold at: Bed Bath & Beyond, and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from January 2004 through February 2012 for between $2 and $4.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the recalled locks from cabinets and contact DJG for a free replacement Push 'N Snap lock with model numbers HS158 or HS159. When removing the recalled locks, consumers are urged to immediately store dangerous items out of reach of children.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact DJG toll-free at (866) 762-3212 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.djgusa.com.

LED Night Lights Recalled by AmerTac Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: LED Night Light

Units: About 227,000

Importer: American Tack & Hardware Co. Inc. (AmerTac), of Saddle River, N.J.

Hazard: An electrical short circuit in the night light can cause it to overheat and smolder or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: AmerTac has received 25 reports of the night lights smoking, burning, melting and charring. No injuries have been reported.

Description: Three AmerTac night lights are being recalled. Each has a model name and two model numbers. The model name and a secondary model number appear only on the packaging. The basic model number appears on the back of the night light. The night lights are rectangular, about 2-3/16 inches high, 3-1/2 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches deep. The front housings for each are either white- or nickel-colored plastic with four horizontal vents and a round light sensor above the top vent. The backs of the night lights are gray plastic with the AmerTac™ logo, the basic model number, "SY" identification code and "ETL" molded into them. Only models bearing "SY" on the back are being recalled. The following night lights are being recalled:

Model Name on Packaging Model Number on Packaging Model Number on Night Light
Amerelle 71190
Amertac 327895
Everyday Basics 076092
71190 or 71190A

Sold at: Hardware stores, home centers and lighting showrooms from March 2009 through October 2010 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled night lights, remove them from the wall sockets and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact AmerTac at (800) 420-7511 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit AmerTac's website at www.recall-center.com or www.amertac.com.

Gas Cylinders Recalled by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders

Units: 29,026,000 units in the U.S.; 1,371,100 units in Canada

Manufacturer: Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, of Chilton, Wis.

Hazard: The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The cylinders contain propylene gas and are used for soldering, brazing, cutting and welding. They contain 14.1 oz Map-Pro, 14.1 oz Propylene or 16 oz MAPP (Methyl Acetylene Propadiene Stabilized). The cylinders are approximately 3" in diameter and 11" tall and are either yellow or black in color. They were sold alone and in kits that include a torch and a cylinder. The cylinders and torch kits have a variety of labels, including:

ACE Mastercraft® and TURNER®
ASCO Master Mechanic®
BENCHMARK® MAPP
BERNZOMATIC® NAPA BERNZOMATIC®
CRAFTSMAN® PREST-O-LITE®
EMC RONA
EXPRESS ROTHENBERGER
Firepower® SUPER-EGO
GENTEC® SureFire™
HOTERY TurboTorch®
Jones Stephens Corp UNIWELD®
LENOX® WORTHINGTON MAPP® GAS
Mag-Torch® WORTHINGTON MAP/Pro™
MAGNA WORTHINGTON PROPYLENE

Sold at: Various plumbing/HVAC distributors, Home Depot, Lowes and Ace Hardware Stores nationwide and in Canada from October 2004 through January 2012 for about $7 to 13 for cylinders and $45 to 75 for the torch kits.

Manufactured in: United States

Unused cylinders: If the cylinder has never been connected to a torch or other device, do not use cylinder. Return cylinder to store where it was purchased for exchange or full refund.

Partially-used cylinder currently connected to torch or other device: Do not disconnect torch or other device. Take outdoors and ignite the torch and burn off entire contents* of the cylinder. Disconnect the torch from empty cylinder and dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.

Partially-used cylinder NOT connected to a torch or other device: Take cylinder outdoors. Leak test top of the cylinder with soapy water. If bubbles develop, attach the torch. Ignite the torch and burn off entire contents* of the cylinder. Remove the torch from empty cylinder and dispose of empty cylinder per cylinder label instructions or return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund. If no bubbles develop, do not use cylinder. Return it to the store where it was purchased for exchange or a full refund.

*NEVER LEAVE LIT TORCH AND CYLINDER UNATTENDED. USE TORCH ONLY IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.

Consumer contact: For additional information, contact Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin toll free at (866) 511-8967 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email the manufacturer at MapCylinderRecall@WorthingtonIndustries.com or go to www.MAPCylinderRecall.com

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1536

Tassimo Single-Cup Coffee Makers Recalled by BSH Home Appliances Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Tassimo Single-Cup Brewers

Units: About 835,000 in the United States and an additional 900,000 in Canada

Manufacturer: BSH Home Appliances Corp., of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The plastic disc, or T Disc, that holds the coffee or tea can burst and spray hot liquid and coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers using the brewer and onto bystanders, posing a burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been 140 reports of incidents with the brewers spraying hot liquid, coffee grounds or tea leaves onto consumers, including 37 reports of second-degree burn injuries. One incident involved a 10-year-old girl from Minnesota who received second-degree burns to her face and neck and had to be hospitalized.

Description: This recall involves Tassimo brewers with the Bosch brand name and Tassimo Professional brewers. The brewers use plastic T Discs that are filled with coffee or tea to brew hot drinks. "BOSCH" and "TASSIMO" are printed on the front of the brewers. "TASSIMO PROFESSIONAL" is printed on the front of the professional model. The Bosch-brand brewers were sold in black, white, anthracite, gray, silver, red, titanium and white/gray colors. The Tassimo Professional brewers were only sold in black. The following model numbers and date codes are included in this recall. The model number and date code are located on the bottom of the brewer. No other Tassimo brewer is included in this recall.

Brand Model Numbers That Begin With: Date Codes Beginning with FD and Within the Range of:
Bosch® TAS100 FD 8806 through 9109
TAS200
TAS451
TAS46
TAS651
Tassimo Professional TAS6512CUL FD 8905 through 9109

Sold at: Department, mass merchandise and home improvement stores nationwide and on various websites, including www.tassimodirect.com, from June 2008 through February 2012 for between $100 and $250. The Tassimo Professional model was sold directly to hotels and food service providers and they are being contacted directly.

Manufactured in: Slovenia and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Tassimo brewers and contact the firm to order a free replacement T Disc holder for the brewing mechanism.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, visit www.tassimodirect.com/safetyrecall to order a free replacement T Disc holder or contact the firm toll-free at (866) 918-8763 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET Saturday.

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12106.html

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1529

John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors; Brake Failure Can Cause Loss of Control

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: D100 Lawn Tractors

Units: About 5,200

Manufacturer: Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.

Hazard: Hardware used to hold the brake assembly to the transmission housing can break. This can cause the brakes to fail, posing an injury hazard due to loss of control.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The recalled lawn tractors are green with yellow seats and mower decks. Model D100 tractors are included in this recall. The model number is located on both sides of the tractor's hood. Tractors with the serial numbers below are included in this recall. Serial numbers are located under the right rear fender.

  • 1GXD100A…BB051247 thru 1GXD100A…BB053312
  • 1GXD100E…BB114388 thru 1GXD100E…BB139599

Sold at: John Deere dealers, Lowe's, and Home Depot stores nationwide, except California, from October 2010 through September 2011 for about $1,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn tractors and contact the company for a free hardware inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday or visit the firm's website at www.johndeere.com.

John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Lawn Tractors

Units: About 15,500

Manufacturer: Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.

Hazard: Hardware used to hold the mower blade brake assemblies on the mower decks can break. This can cause the mower blades to spin longer than normal after the operator turns off the power, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The recalled lawn tractors are green, with yellow seats and mower decks. Model numbers D100, D110, D120, and D130, all with a 42-inch Edge™ Cutting System mower deck, are included in this recall. The model number is located on both sides of the tractor's hood. Lawn tractors with the serial numbers listed below are included in the recall. The serial number is located under the right rear fender.

Model Serial Numbers
D100 1GXD100A…BB050246 thru 1GXD100A…BB051508
1GXD100E…BB104567 thru 1GXD100E…BB114387
D110 1GXD110A…BB051350 thru 1GXD110A…BB054905
1GXD110C…BB010187 thru 1GXD110C…BB010413
1GXD110E…AB106157 thru 1GXD110E…AB106342
1GXD110E…BB106358 thru 1GXD110E…BB115481
D120 1GXD120A…BB101040 thru 1GXD120A…BB101642
1GXD120C…BB010026 thru 1GXD120C…BB010035
1GXD120E…BB101959 thru 1GXD120E…BB102750
D130 1GXD130A…BB050470 thru 1GXD130A…BB052004

Sold at: John Deere dealers, Lowe's, and Home Depot stores nationwide from December 2010 through September 2011 for between $1,500 and $2,000.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn tractors and contact the company for a free hardware inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday or visit the firm's website at www.johndeere.com.

Nine Manufacturers, Distributors Announce Consumer Recall of Pourable Gel Fuel Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with nine manufacturers and distributors, is announcing a voluntary recall of all pourable gel fuels made or sold by these companies. Due to the serious risks of flash fire and burns when consumers add pourable gel to an already burning fire pot, consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel.

The recall involves an estimated 2 million units of various pourable gel fuels packaged in one-quart plastic bottles and one-gallon plastic jugs and sold in scented and non-scented formulations, which were sold since 2008 for between $5 and $20 by the companies listed below.

Consumers can contact these firms to obtain instructions for a refund of the product and for returning unused bottles and jugs:

The pourable gel fuel can ignite unexpectedly and splatter onto people and objects nearby when it is poured into a firepot that is still burning. CPSC is aware of 65 incidents resulting in two deaths and 34 victims who were hospitalized with second and third degree burns of the face, chest, hands, arms or legs.

Of the 65 incidents, 28 of them, including 37 burn injuries and two fatalities, occurred with fuel gel products made by Napa Home & Garden, which conducted a recall of its products in June 2011, in cooperation with CPSC. Also in June, CPSC issued a press statement alerting consumers to the hazards of pourable gel fuels. All pourable gel fuel, regardless of manufacturer, poses flash fire hazards.

Consumers should not attempt to use or fix pourable gel fuel bottles with homemade remedies, or replace the fuel with other flammable materials.

Retailers should stop sale of existing inventory and immediately remove all stock of pourable gel fuel from shelves. Some firms are working on a design for caps that may prevent flash fire hazards.

For more information, please click on the following link:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11315.html

Changzhou Globe Tool Group Recalls Electric Log Splitters Due to Laceration or Amputation Hazard; Firm to Provide Additional On-Product Warnings; Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Task Force 5-ton electric log splitters

Units: About 20,000

Manufacturer: Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd., of China

Importer: L G Sourcing, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, NC

Hazard: The electric log splitters have a hydraulic arm that, during use, slides under the handle used to move the machine. The moving hydraulic arm poses a laceration or amputation injury hazard to individuals who place their hands on that handle while the splitter is in operation.

Incidents/Injuries: There have been two reports of injuries including a fingertip amputation of an 18-year-old man and one finger laceration injury of a 60-year-old man. Both individuals were injured after placing their hands on the handle while the splitter was in operation.

Description: The log splitters are silver and black, electric 5-ton models. The log splitter brand name, model and item number below is included in this recall.

Brand Name Mrg. Model No. Item Number
Task Force 26083 241483

The item number and model number is printed on the power switch label at the rear of the log splitter. "Task Force" is printed on the side rail of the log splitters.

Sold Exclusively at: Lowe's stores nationwide from January 2008 through March 2011 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled log splitters and contact Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. to receive a free set of warning labels including placement instructions.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. toll-free at (866) 456-8934 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or send an e-mail to logsplitter@sunrisetools.ca

For more information, please click on the following link:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11273.html

Kohler Recalls Engines Sold with Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt Riding Lawn Tractors; Laceration Hazard Posed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Kohler Courage Engines

Units: About 10,000

Manufacturer: Kohler Co., of Kohler, Wis.

Hazard: A wire connector on the engine can become disconnected causing the operator's seat switch to fail. When this happens, the blades will not shut down, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Kohler Courage twin-cylinder engines sold with three brands of lawn tractors: Husqvarna, Cub Cadet, and Troy-Bilt. The vertical-shaft gasoline engines range in horsepower from 20 to 25. Engines included in this recall have serial numbers with the first five digits beginning with 41028 through 41056. Serial numbers can be found on the black engine cover.

Sold at: Lowe's, Tractor Supply Company stores, and by authorized Cub Cadet dealers nationwide from February 2011 through April 2011 for between $1,500 and $5,700.

Manufactured in: USA

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the lawn tractors and contact an authorized Kohler dealer or the retail location where the tractor was purchased for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kohler Co. at (800) 451-2294 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.kohlerengines.com

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11215.html

Lasko Recalls Box Fans Due To Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Box fans

Units: About 4.8 million units

Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Hazard: An electrical failure in the fan's motor poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lasko has received seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire, resulting in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Lasko box fans with model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733 and Galaxy box fans with model number 4733 that have date "2002-03" or "2003-04" stamped on the bottom of the metal frame. "Lasko" or "Galaxy" is printed on the front of the fan. The model number is either stamped or printed on the bottom of the fans.

Sold at: Mass merchandisers nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fans and contact Lasko to receive a free fused plug safety adapter.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lasko toll free at (877) 445-1314 anytime or visit the firm's website at www.laskoproducts.com

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11183.html

Sunjoy Industries Recalls Outdoor Wood Burning Fireplaces Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Freestanding Steel Outdoor Fireplaces

Units: About 20,000 in the United States and 400 in Canada

Manufacturer: Sunjoy Industries Group Limited, of Steubenville, Ohio

Incidents/Injuries: Sunjoy has received 14 reports of the chimney's decorative powder coat finish catching fire, resulting in one report of melted siding. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves "Garden Treasures Living" steel outdoor fireplaces with a bronze finish chimney and slate colored accents. The wood burning fireplace is approximately 24 inches deep by 35 inches wide and 57 inches tall, has two glass doors and a tile back inside. Item number 0027705 and model number L-OF082PST-3 are printed on the front page of the product's instruction manual. No other "Garden Treasures Living" brand outdoor fireplaces are included in this recall.

Sold at: Lowe's retail stores nationwide from March 2010 through November 2010 for about $300.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the fireplace and contact Sunjoy to obtain a free replacement chimney and chimney cap.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sunjoy toll-free at (877) 343-5651 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at http://www.sunjoydirect.com/fireplacerecall.htm. Consumers can also email the firm at fireplacerecall@sunjoydirect.com.

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1289. For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11157.html.

Two Strangulation Deaths Prompt Summer Infant to Recall Video Baby Monitors with Cords; Firm to Provide New On-Product Label & Instructions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Summer Infant Inc., of Woonsocket, R.I., is announcing the voluntary recall to provide new on product label and instructions for about 1.7 million video baby monitors with electrical cords. The cords can present a strangulation hazard to infants and toddlers if placed too close to a crib. Because of this serious strangulation risk, parents and caregivers should never place these and other corded cameras within three feet of a crib.

Over the past year CPSC and the firm have received reports of two strangulation deaths of infants with the electrical cords of Summer Infant video baby monitors. In March 2010 a 10-month old girl from Washington, D.C. strangled in her crib in the electrical cord of a Summer Infant video monitor. The monitor camera had been placed on top of the crib rail.

In November 2010 CPSC received a report of a six-month old boy from Conway, S.C., who strangled in the electrical cord of a baby monitor placed on the changing table attached to the crib. In January 2011 CPSC learned the product involved was a Summer Infant video baby monitor.

CPSC and the firm are also aware of a near strangulation incident in which a 20-month old boy from Pittsburg, Pa. was found in his crib with the camera cord wrapped around his neck. The Summer Infant monitor camera was mounted on the wall, but the child was still able to reach the cord. He was freed from the cord without serious injury.

Summer Infant has initiated a campaign to provide new on-product labels for electric cords and instructions to consumers with the recalled video monitors distributed between January 2003 and February 2011. The baby monitors were sold at major retailers, mass merchandisers, and juvenile products stores nationwide for between $60 and $300. They were sold in more than 40 different models, including handheld, digital, and color video monitors. All video monitors include both the camera (placed in the baby's room) and the hand held device (some models have two hand-held devices) that enable the caregiver to see and/or hear the baby from a specific distance. The brand "Summer" is found on the product

The product was manufactured in China.

CPSC and Summer Infant urge parents to immediately check the location of the video monitors, including cameras mounted on the wall, and all electric cords to make sure the cords are out of arm's reach of their child. Consumers should contact Summer Infant toll-free at (800) 426-8627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.summerinfant.com/Home/Product-Recall.aspx to receive a new permanent electric cord warning label about the strangulation risk and revised instructions about how to safely mount camera and keep cords out of child's reach.

In October 2010 CPSC issued a safety alert warning consumers that there had been six reports of strangulation in baby monitor cords since 2004. Since that alert the number of death reports has risen to seven. CPSC has revised the safety alert Infants Can Strangle in Baby Monitor Cords.

Watch a video clip about the hazard of baby monitor cords (transcript) (in "streaming video" format)

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11127.html

Hoover Recalls WindTunnel Canister Vacuums Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product:Hoover® WindTunnel Canister Vacuums

Units:About 142,000

Hazard:The power cord between the power nozzle and the wand connector can short-circuit posing fire and shock hazards to consumers. This condition can occur even if the vacuum has been turned off but left plugged in.

Incidents/Injuries:Hoover has received 69 reports of overheating or electrical malfunction, including one report of fire and smoke damage, and two reports of carpet damage. There has been one report of a minor injury.

Description:This recall involves the Hoover WindTunnel Bagless Canister Vacuum model S3755. The vacuum is silver and black in color, and comes with a power nozzle. The model number can be found on a label on the bottom of the canister.

Sold at:Mass merchandisers, department stores and independent vacuum retailers nationwide and online from March 2003 to December 2008 for between $250 and $280.

Manufactured in:China

Remedy:Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuum cleaners and contact Hoover for a free repair.

Consumer Contact:For additional information, contact Hoover toll-free at (888) 564-2066 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.hoover.com/windtunnelcanisterrecall

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11124.html

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Bosch Hammer Drills Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bosch hammer drills

Units: About 20,000 units

Importer: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, of Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Hazard: The models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and/or ground connector failure posing a shock hazard. In addition, the switch trigger could become stuck in the "on" position posing an injury hazard to the user.

Incidents: None

Description: Bosch 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drill with model number HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L and 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drills with model number HD 21-2 are included in this recall. "BOSCH" is printed in red lettering on the side of the drills.

Sold at: Home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and various distributors from September 2009 through August 2010 for between about $140 and $220.

Manufactured in: Switzerland

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammer drill and return hammer drill to Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bosch toll-free at (866) 244-2110 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.Boschtools.com

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11051.html

DeVilbiss Recalls Air Compressors Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Air compressors

Units: About 460,000

Manufacturer: DeVilbiss Air Power Company of Jackson, Tenn.

Hazard: The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: DeVilbiss received nine reports of motors overheating, including three reports of fire damage to surrounding property. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled compressors were sold under the Craftsman, Delta Shopmaster, DeVilbiss, Husky and Porter-Cable brand names. The model number and manufacture date on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The model numbers, brands, tank size, orientation and color are shown below:

Brand Model Number Tank Tank Color Manufacture Date Range
Craftsman 919-16644 15 gal. vertical Red 5/2004 - 3/2005
Craftsman 919-16724 15 gal. horizontal Red 9/2000 - 3/2003
Craftsman 919-16724-1 15 gal. horizontal Red 9/2002 - 12/2003
Craftsman 919-16724-2 15 gal. horizontal Red 7/2003 - 5/2005
Craftsman 919-16724-3 15 gal. horizontal Red 5/2004 - 1/2005
Craftsman 919-16725 15 gal. horizontal Red 12/2002 - 12/2003
Craftsman 919-16725-1 15 gal. horizontal Red 7/2003 - 8/2004
Porter-Cable C2000-WK 6 gal. pancake Red 1/2004 - 5/2004
Porter-Cable C3001 4 gal. stacked Red 1/2004 - 7/2004
Delta Shopmaster CP503 12 gal. horizontal Gray 6/2002 - 3/2003
Delta Shopmaster CP503-1 12 gal. horizontal Gray 5/2003 - 3/2004
DeVilbiss Impact Series HFAC 3030 3 gal. horizontal Blue 1/2003 - 7/2004
Husky Y6010-WK 25 gal. vertical Red 2/2003 - 9/2003
Husky Y6010-WK-1 25 gal. vertical Red 7/2003 - 9/2003
Husky Y6020-WK 25 gal. vertical Red 5/2003 - 3/2004

Sold at: DeVilbiss, Porter-Cable, Husky, and Delta Shopmaster brand compressors were sold at home centers nationwide from January 2003 through December 2004 for between $199 and $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from September 2000 through December 2005 for between $199 and $229.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss or Sears for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers with DeVilbiss, Porter-Cable, Husky and Delta compressors should contact DeVilbiss toll-free at (866) 220-5627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.porter-cable.com or www.devap.com (pdf). Consumers with Craftsman-brand compressors should call Sears toll-free at (888) 279-8013, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT, or visit their website at www.sears.com

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11117.html?tab=recalls

Lowe's Stores Recall to Repair Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds; Two Near Strangulations Involved Young Children

Lowe's has added its name to the retailers joining the voluntary recall announced in December 2009 of all Roman shades and roll-up blinds.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Roman shades and roll-up blinds

Units: About 6 million Roman shades and about 5 million roll-up blinds

Retailer: Lowe's Home Centers, Inc., of Wilkesboro, N. C. and Lowe's HIW, Inc., of Tukwila, Wash. (Lowe's Stores)

Hazard:
Roman Shades: Strangulations can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the blind or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck.
Roll-Up Blinds: Strangulations can occur if the lifting loop slides off the side of the blind and a child's neck becomes entangled on the free-standing loop or if a child places his/her neck between the lifting loop and the roll-up blind material.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC is aware of two incidents of children that became entangled in the exposed cord found on the backside of Roman shades while looking out of windows. In November 2009, a 2-year-old boy from Arvada, Colorado was found with the inner cord wrapped around his arm and neck. In July 2010, a 4-year-old boy from Lexington, South Carolina suffered a rope burn to his neck after becoming entangled in the cord of a Roman shade. No incidents have been reported related to roll-up blinds.

Description: This recall involves all styles and sizes of Roman shades and roll-up blinds sold by Lowe's. Roman shades with repair kits and roll-up blinds with release clips right below the head rail on the backside of the blind are not included in this recall (see pictures below).

Sold at: Lowe's stores, other retail stores and at www.lowes.com since at least 1999 through June 2010 (Roman shades) and between at least 1999 and January 2005 (roll-up blinds) for between $10 and $1,800.

Manufactured in: China, United States, Mexico and Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled Roman shades and roll-up blinds immediately and contact the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) for free repair kits at (800) 506-4636 anytime or visit www.windowcoverings.org.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lowe's at (800) 445-6937 anytime.

ROLL-UP BLINDS

Hazard

Roll-up blind hazard
Roll-up blind with release clips NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Roll-up blind with release clips
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Roll-up blind without release clips INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Roll-up blind without release clips
INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Roll-up blind without release clips INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Roll-up blind without release clips
INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Roll-up blind with release clips NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Roll-up blind with release clips
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

ROMAN SHADES

Hazard

Roman ShadesRoman Shades hazard
Roman shades with repair kits NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Roman shades with repair kits
NOT INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL

Note: Examine all shades and blinds in your home. Make sure there are no accessible cords on the front, side, or back of the product. CPSC recommends the use of cordless window coverings in all homes where children live or visit.

CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11054.html

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Recalls Bosch Hammer Drills Due to Electrical Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Bosch hammer drills

Units: About 20,000 units

Importer: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, of Mt. Prospect, Illinois

Hazard: The models have a grounding system and trigger switch that could cause ground wire abrasion and/or ground connector failure posing a shock hazard. In addition, the switch trigger could become stuck in the "on" position posing an injury hazard to the user.

Incidents: None

Description: Bosch 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drill with model number HD19-2, HD19-2D, HD19-2L and 1/2 inch 2-Speed Hammer Drills with model number HD 21-2 are included in this recall. "BOSCH" is printed in red lettering on the side of the drills.

Sold at: Home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and various distributors from September 2009 through August 2010 for between about $140 and $220.

Manufactured in: Switzerland

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the hammer drill and return hammer drill to Robert Bosch Tool Corporation for repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bosch toll-free at (866) 244-2110 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.Boschtools.com

For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11051.html

Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Electric Smoothtop Cooktops and Slide-In Ranges Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON Smoothtop Electric Cooktops and Frigidaire Slide-in Ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays

Units: About 122,000

Importer: Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Hazard: Liquids can pool under the control knob and cause the surface heating element to turn on unexpectedly, heat to temperatures other than expected and then not turn off, posing a risk of fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Electrolux has received 70 reports of incidents, including three reports of fires that resulted in property damage. Three minor burn injuries were reported.

Description: This recall involves Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON smoothtop electric cooktops and Frigidaire slide-in ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays. Model and serial numbers for the slide-in ranges can be found inside the oven door on the left side of the unit or on the underside surface on cooktop models. The following model and serial numbers are included in this recall:

Frigidaire Serial Number Range and Models

Serial Number Range: NF501XXXXX through NF952XXXXX

Model Numbers

GLEC30S9EB

GLEC36S9ES

GLES389FQ

PLEC30S9EC

GLEC36S9EB

GLES389EB

GLES389FS

PLEC36S9EC

GLEC30S9EQ

GLES389EQ

LEEC30S9FE

PLES389EC

GLEC36S9EQ

GLES389ES

LEEC36S9FE

PLES399EC

GLEC30S9ES

GLES389FB

LES389FE


Electrolux ICON Serial Number Range and Models

Serial Number Range: NF501XXXXX through NF045XXXXX

Model Numbers

E30EC65ESS

E36EC65ESS


Sold at: Mass merchandise and independent retail stores from January 2005 through August 2010 for between $500 and $2,500.

Manufactured in: Canada

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled ranges or power off cooktops at the circuit breaker. Contact Electrolux for information on how to obtain a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Electrolux at (888) 281-5310 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or visit the firm's website at www.smoothtoprangerecall.com (Frigidaire) or www.cooktoprecall.com (Electrolux).

For more information, please click on the following link:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11016.html

GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: GE Profile™ and GE Monogram® Dishwashers

Units: About 174,000

Importer: GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: Water condensation can drip onto the electronic control board, causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector. This poses a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received five reports of fires, four of which caused minor damage to the kitchen countertops where the dishwashers were installed and one caused minor damage to adjacent cabinets and smoke damage to the home. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves the GE Profile dishwashers manufactured between July 2003 and December 2005 and GE Monogram dishwashers manufactured between January 2004 and December 2006. They were sold in white, black, bisque, stainless steel and with custom panels. The recalled model and serial numbers listed below are located on the inside on the front left side of the dishwasher tubs.

Brand

Model Number Begins With:

Serial Number Begins With:

GE Profile

PDW9200J, PDW9280J

MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH

PDW9800J, PDW9880J

MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH

PDW9700J

MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH

GE Monogram

ZBD6800K00, ZBD6800K01, ZBD6800K03, ZBD6800K10

AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL

ZBD6880K00, ZBD6880K01, ZBD6880K03, ZBD6880K10

AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL, TL, VL, ZL

ZBD6890K00, ZBD6890K01, ZBD6890K03, ZBD6890K10

DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL

ZBD0700K00, ZBD0700K01, ZBD0700K03, ZBD0700K10

VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL

ZBD0710K00, ZBD0710K01, ZBD0710K03, ZBD0710K10

RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG, AH, DH, FH, GH, HH, LH, MH, RH, SH, TH, VH, ZH, AL, DL, FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, RL, SL, TL, VL


Sold at: Retail stores nationwide, appliance dealers and authorized builder distributors from July 2003 through December 2006 for between $750 and $1,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. Contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $200 for the purchase of a new GE Profile dishwasher and a GE rebate of $400 for purchase of a new GE Monogram dishwasher.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (877) 275-6840 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.geappliances.com/recall

For more information, please click on the following link:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11022.html

Siemens Recalls Circuit Breakers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Siemens and Murray Circuit Breakers, Load Centers and Meter Combos

Units: About 2.2 million

Importer: Siemens Industry Inc., of Alpharetta, Ga.

Hazard: The recalled circuit breakers have a spring clip that can break during normal use, leading to a loss of force to maintain a proper electrical connection in the panelboard. This can lead to excessive temperature, arcing or thermal damage at the connection point, and damage to the panelboard's electrical insulation and can result in a fire, property damage, or personal injury.

Incidents/Injuries: Siemens has received one report of a circuit breaker spring clip that broke during installation. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Siemens and Murray 15 through 50 AMP single and double pole circuit breakers, load centers (circuit breakers that come with an electrical panel), and meter combos (contain a load center and a meter socket). "Siemens" or "Murray," date codes 0610 or 0710 and the catalog number are printed on a label on the side of the circuit breakers. Date codes between June 2010 through August 2010 are stamped on the inside of the metal box of the load centers and meter combos. The catalog number for the load centers and meter combos is printed on a label inside the metal box door and on the packaging.

Product

Date Codes

Catalog Numbers

Circuit
Breakers

0610, 0710

Q115, Q120, Q130, Q215, Q230, Q250, MP115, MP115U, MP120,
MP130, MP215, MP230, MP230U, MP250

Load Centers

Jun 23 2010 - Aug 25
2010

G2020B1100CP, G3030B1100CP, G4040B1200CUSGP, LC4040B1200P,
G3040B1200CP, G3040L1200CP, G4040B1200CP, G3030B1150CP,
W3040B1200CP, G1624L1125CP, W4040B1200CP

Meter Combo

Jun 23 2010 - Aug 25
2010

JA2040B1200SP


Sold at: The Home Depot, Lowes, other hardware and building supply stores and numerous electrical distributors nationwide from June 2010 through August 2010 for between $2.50 to $235.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Siemens for a free inspection by an electrician and a free replacement product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Siemens at (800) 756-6996 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.usa.siemens.com

For more information, please click on the following link:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10354.html

Black & Decker Recalls Random Orbit Sanders Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Black & Decker Random Orbit Sanders

Units: About 192,000

Manufacturer: Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md.

Hazard: The black plastic disc (called the platen) that holds the sandpaper can fly off or break apart during use and the disc, or pieces of the disc, can hit the user or those nearby, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Black & Decker has received 73 reports of incidents involving the sander's black plastic disc (platen) breaking or falling apart, including 15 reports of injuries from flying pieces, one of which involved a serious facial laceration.

Description: This recall involves Black & Decker random orbit sanders with model numbers RO400, RO400G, RO410, RO410K, RO410LW and FS3000ROS and date codes between 200701 and 200929. The sanders are orange and black. "Black & Decker" is printed on the sanders. The model number is printed on a label on the sander. The date code is stamped on the underside of the sander where the dust bag is inserted.

Sold at: Home center, hardware and discount stores and by authorized Black & Decker dealers nationwide from January 2007 through July 2009 for about $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled sanders and contact Black & Decker for a free replacement platen to hold the sandpaper.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Black & Decker toll-free at (866) 220-1767 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.blackanddecker.com

For more information, please click on the following link:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10339.html

Maytag Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Dishwashers
Units: About 1.7 million in the United States
Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich.
Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher's heating element can pose a serious fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one report of extensive kitchen damage from a fire. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recall includes Maytag®, Amana®, Jenn-Air®, Admiral®, Magic Chef®, Performa by Maytag® and Crosley® brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers. The affected dishwashers were manufactured with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels. The brand name is printed on the front of the dishwasher. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label located inside the plastic tub on a tag near the left side of the door opening. Serial numbers will start or end with one of the following sequences.


SERIAL number STARTING with

OR

SERIAL number ENDING with

NW39, NW40, NW41, NW42,NW43, NW44, NW45, NW46, NW47, NW48, NW49, NW50, NW51, NW52, NY01, NY02, NY03,NY04, NY05, NY06, NY07, NY08, NY09, NY10, NY11, NY12, NY13, NY14, NY15, NY16,NY17, NY18, NY19

 

JC, JE, JG, JJ, JL, JN, JP,JR, JT, JV, JX, LA, LC, LE, LG, LJ, LL, LN, LP, LR, LT, LV, LX, NA, NC, NE,NG, NJ, NL, NN, NP, NR

Sold at: Department and appliance stores and by homebuilders nationwide from February 2006 through April 2010 for between $250 and $900.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it, inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire and contact Maytag to verify if their dishwasher is included in the recall. If the dishwasher is included in the recall, consumers can either schedule a free in-home repair or receive a rebate following the purchase of certain new Maytag brand stainless-steel tub dishwashers. The rebate is $150 if the consumer purchases new dishwasher models MDB7759, MDB7609 or MDBH979; or $250 if the consumer purchases new dishwasher models MDB8959, MDB8859, MDB7809 or MDB7709. Consumers should not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Maytag at (800) 544-5513 anytime, or visit the firm's website at www.repair.maytag.com

For more information, please click on the following link:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10255.html

GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: GE Front-Load Washing Machines
Units: About 181,000
Manufacturer: GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky.
Hazard: A wire can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of seven incidents in which flames escaped the units and caused minor smoke damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves GE front-load washing machines without auxiliary water heating. Model and serial numbers are listed in the chart below. Recalled washing machines were manufactured between December 2006 and February 2010. The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom right side and on the bottom door frame of the washers.


Brand

Model Number Begins With:

Serial Number Begins With:

GE

WBVH5

AM, AR, AS, AT, DM, DR, DS,FM,
FR, FS, GM, GS, HM, HR, HS, LM,
LR, LS, MM, MR, MS, RM, RR, RS,
SM, SR, SS, TM, TR, TS, VM, VR,
VS, ZL, ZM, ZR, ZS

Sold at: Department and various retail stores nationwide from December 2006 through May 2010 for about $700.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled washers, unplug it from the electrical outlet and contact GE for a free repair. Consumers should not operate the washer until it has been repaired.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (888) 345-4124 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.geappliances.com

For more information, please click on the following link:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10259.html

Evenflo Recalls Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Evenflo Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood Gates
Units: About 150,000 in the United States and 33,000 in Canada
Manufacturer: Evenflo Co. Inc. of Miamisburg, Ohio
Hazard: The slats on the gate can break or detach, posing a fall hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: Evenflo has received 142 reports of slats breaking and/or detaching from the gate. Three children gained access to stairs. One of those children fell through the gate and down five steps; another fell down one step. Injuries included four children who sustained bumps and bruises to the head and seven children who sustained minor injuries including scratches, scrapes and bruises.
Description: The recall involves Evenflo models 10502 and 10512 Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates made from October 2007 through July 2009. The model number can be found on the bottom rail. No other Evenflo model numbers or gates are affected by this recall.
Sold at: Toys "R" Us, Burlington Baby Depot, Kmart and other juvenile product and mass merchandise retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, and on the Web at Amazon.com and other online retailers from October 2007 through March 2010 for about $40.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled gate and contact Evenflo to obtain a free newer model 10503 or 10513 Top-of-Stair™ Plus Wood replacement gate.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Evenflo toll-free at (800) 233-5921 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at safety.evenflo.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=985

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http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10181.html

Remote Control Kits for Electric Fireplaces and Stoves Recalled by Dimplex North America Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Remote Control Kits for Electric Fireplaces and Stoves
Units: About 700,000
Importer: Dimplex North America, of Ontario, Canada
Hazard: The plug-in wall unit can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Dimplex has received about 5,000 reports of the plug-in wall units overheating including 19 reports of damage beyond the remote control and one report of a house fire in Columbus, Ohio that resulted in considerable property damage.
Description: The recalled remote control kits are used with Dimplex, Electraflame, Symphony, Optiflame, Electralog and Charmglow brand electric fireplaces, stoves and fireplace inserts. They include a black or dark gray hand-held remote control and also a black or dark gray wall unit that plugs into an electrical wall outlet. Recalled model numbers include 47-1001, 47-1010-R and APT-1315. The model number is printed on either the plug-in unit or the hand-held remote control. The fireplace or stove's brand name is printed on both units.
Sold at: Mass merchandise, home improvement, specialty fireplace and furniture retailers from January 1998 through December 2008 for between $200 and $1,500 for the fireplaces and stoves. This recall includes remote control kits subsequently replaced under warranty.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the remote control kits, unplug the power cord from the remote control kit's wall unit, remove the wall unit from the electrical outlet and contact Dimplex for a free replacement kit. Consumers can continue to operate the fireplace or stove by plugging the fireplace or stove's electrical cord directly into an electrical outlet.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dimplex North America toll-free at (866) 673-9880 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.recall.dimplex.com

For more information, please click on the following link:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10167.html

Coil Nailers Recalled by Hitachi Koki Due to Serious Injury Hazard

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Coil Nailers
Units: About 50,000 in the United States and about 15,000 in Canada
Importer: Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd., of Norcross, Ga.
Manufacturer: Hitachi Koki Co. Ltd., of Japan
Hazard: The nailers could have a faulty feeder that can allow nails to be ejected sideways, posing a serious injury hazard to the user or bystanders.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 37 reports of nails being ejected sideways, including 15 reports of injuries. The injuries were primarily in the eye region, including five reports of partial blindness.
Description: The coil nailers are used to project nails into drywall, wood or other materials. The model number is NV83A2 and can be found on the body of the product. Only those units manufactured between October 2002 and September 2005 are included in this recall. The manufacturing date can be identified by the serial number engraved at the end of the handle, the first digit representing the month (1 for January, 2 for February, 3 for March, 4 for April, 5 for May, 6 for June, 7 for July, 8 for August, 9 for September, O for October, N for November and D for December) and the second digit representing the year (2 for 2002, 3 for 2003, 4 for 2004 and 5 for 2005).
Sold at: Lowe's, Home Depot, other home improvement and building supply stores and online at Amazon.com nationwide from November 2002 through March 2006 for between $350 and $400.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coil nailer and contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hitachi Koki U.S.A., Ltd. at (800) 706-7337 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.hitachipowertools.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=959

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http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10163.html

Home Improvement Books Recalled by Oxmoor House Due to Faulty Wiring Instructions; Shock or Fire Hazard to Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Home Improvement Books
Units: About 951,000
Publisher: Oxmoor House, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala.
Hazard: The books contain errors in the technical diagrams and wiring instructions that could lead consumers to incorrectly install or repair electrical wiring, posing an electrical shock or fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves nine home improvement books, as listed below:

Title

ISBN

Publication Date

AmeriSpec Home Repair Handbook

978-0-376-00180-1

January 2006

Lowe´s Complete Home Improvement and Repair

978-0-376-00922-7
978-0-376-01098-8

September 2005
December 1999

Lowe´s Complete Home Wiring

978-0-376-00928-9

May 2008

Sunset Basic Home Repairs

978-0-376-01581-5
978-0-376-01025-4

February 1995
January 1975

Sunset Complete Home Wiring

978-0-376-01594-5

December 1999

Sunset Complete Patio Book

978-0-376-01411-5
978-0-376-01397-2
978-0-376-01399-6

January 2006
January 1998
April 1990

Sunset Home Repair Handbook

978-0-376-01258-6
978-0-376-01256-2

October 1998
February 1985

Sunset Water Gardens

978-0-376-03849-4

January 2004

Sunset You Can Build - Wiring

978-0-376-01596-9

January 2009

Sold exclusively at: Home improvement stores and bookstores nationwide from January 1975 through December 2009 for between $13 and $35.
Printed in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these books and contact Oxmoor House for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Oxmoor House toll-free at (866) 696-7602 anytime, or visit the firm´s Web site at www.sunsetrecall.com

More information can be found at the link below: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10104.html


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