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Product Recalls

06/21/2012 10:12 AM EDT
On June 20, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Big Lots Portable Space Heater and Portable Oscillating Space Heater. The heaters can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard. This recall is of two models of 1500 watt Climate Keeper ceramic heaters. Both models have a fan, two dials on top, a wire mesh panel in front and the name Climate Keeper and a label on the bottom with the model number and ETL 3130679. Model FH107A has grey plastic housing. Model PTC-902T is an oscillating heater with silver-grey plastic housing, a molded handle on top of the heater and a small extra button between the two dials which controls the oscillation. Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores nationwide from September 2010 through March 2012 for about $20 for Model #FH107A and $25 for Model PTC-902T.
06/21/2012 10:12 AM EDT
On June 19, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of EDIC air movers/blowers. The air mover/blower's internal electrical capacitor can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves air movers/blowers that are used to dry floors in homes and other buildings. Aqua Dri is printed on the top of some of the air movers. Model 3004AD or model 3004ADxxx (with additional letters) is printed on the serial number plate on the back of the units. Model numbers with N are not included in this recall. The air movers' plastic housing measures about 18 inches high by 18 inches long by 18 inches deep and has a 25-foot yellow electrical cord. Sold to: Flood remediation contractors and other service professionals nationwide from January 2003 through September 2011 for between $160 and $285.
06/21/2012 10:12 AM EDT
On June 19, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Bel Air Lighting Recalls Outdoor Wall Mount Lanterns. An electrical short circuit can occur in the lanterns' internal wiring, posing a risk of fire, burn and electric shock to consumers. 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.
06/21/2012 10:12 AM EDT
On June 20, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Thomas Lighting ceiling flush mount light fixtures. The fixture's socket wire insulation can degrade, leading to charged wires becoming exposed, causing electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture. This poses a fire and electric shock hazard to consumers. This recall involves 28 different models of ceiling flush-mounted light fixtures manufactured between June 1, 2010 through November 25, 2010 with a diameter ranging from 7.5 inches to 13 inches. All affected fixtures have a round base or canopy affixed to the ceiling and a dome- or cylindrical-shaped cover. The recalled fixtures have a variety of finishes including metal and/or clear or frosted glass and contain one, two or three light bulbs. Canopies are a range of colors including white, bronze, brass (gold) and nickel. Most models have a nib in the center of the dome cover in the same color as the canopy. Although the manufacturer's name, the fixture model number and production date can be found on a printed label on the ceiling-side of the fixture's metal canopy, consumers are advised not to remove the metal canopy from the ceiling in order to access this label. Sold at: Electrical distributors and lighting wholesalers nationwide from July 2010 through July 2011 for between $19 and $50 as Thomas Lighting products.
04/23/2012 04:05 PM EDT
On April 18, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of STOK Island and STOK Quattro gas grills. The regulator on the grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing fire and burn hazard to consumers. The STOK Island has a round grill base and two burners. "STOK" is written on the grill cover and a label on the bottom of the grill stand. The STOK Quattro gas grill is a rectangular, four-burner grill. "STOK" is printed on the grill's lid. To identify whether a specific Island or Quattro grill is included in this recall, you will need to look at the grill's regulator. The recalled grills have regulators on them with the model number "AZF" on the front and a date code between 1046 and 1143 on the back of the regulator. Sold at: Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada and Direct Tools Factory Outlet stores nationwide from March 2011 through February 2012 for between $79 and $350.
03/22/2012 05:41 PM EDT
On March 22, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioned announced a voluntary recall of Leggett and Platt adjustable mattress bases. Electrical components in the motor control board can fail and short causing overheating, which poses a fire hazard. These power foundations were offered in all bed sizes and they were sold with handheld remote controls. The recalled models are Titanium, Gold and Signature by Leggett and Platt and other brands names including Interflex, American Signature, Spring Air, Sealy and Simmons. Sold at: Mattress retailers nationwide from March of 2008 to October of 2011 for about $1,700 to $2,200.
03/22/2012 08:20 AM EDT
On March 21, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioned announced a voluntary recall of Westinghouse Lighting ceiling fans with 24, 30 and 42-inch diameter blades. "Westinghouse" is printed on the fan's ceiling canopy. See the CPSC website for information on item numbers involved in this recall. The two 60-watt light bulbs included with the ceiling fans exceed the fan's maximum wattage, which can cause the ceiling fans to overheat or fail. This poses fire and shock hazards to consumers.
02/27/2012 08:14 AM EST
On February 23, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioned announced a voluntary recall of ECHO Gas Powered Backpack Blowers sold at Home Depot and authorized ECHO dealers from August 2011 through January 2012 for about $270. The fuel line between the fuel tank and carburetor could have been damaged during assembly leading to fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard.
02/27/2012 08:14 AM EST
On February 23, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioned announced a voluntary recall of Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin Map Pro Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders 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. The seal on the cylinders can leak after torches or other fuel consuming equipment are disconnected from them, posing a fire hazard.
02/23/2012 07:56 AM EST
On February 22, 2012, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissioned announced a voluntary recall of Touch Point Forced Air Heaters sold at Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio from September 2011 through November 2011 for about $20. Exposed and unshielded electrical components can cause the heater to overheat and melt, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.
01/12/2012 08:48 AM EST
The tea light can burn with an excessive flame height, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The recalled tea lights were sold as part of the Carruth Candleholder Collection sets. The Carruth candleholder sets are resin votive candle holders with a glass insert that holds a tea light. The stock number is printed on a label on the bottom of the candleholders. The tea lights are white. The following eight models and stock numbers are included in this recall: Butterfly, 17708; Smile, 17709; Sun, 17710; Roots of Love, 17711; Sunflower, 17712; Hummingbird, 17713; Bunny, 17714; Friendship, 17715. Sold by: Home decorating and gift stores nationwide from January 2010 to November 2011 for about $14.

01/11/2012 01:02 PM EST
Ford is recalling certain model year 2001-2002 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 22, 1999 through July 19, 2002, equipped with a brake master cylinder reservoir cap that could leak brake fluid. If brake fluid leaks from the cap, it could come in contact with the antilock brake system (ABS) module wiring harness connector. Consequence: corrosion can develop in the electrical connector leading to melting, smoke, or a fire.
01/06/2012 09:10 AM EST
When turned on, the flashlights can heat up, smoke or melt, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves 6-pc. LED Flashlight Sets. They are made of silver plastic with black rubber around the handle and light base. The flashlight sets have UPC code 490021010049 printed on the back of the package. They were sold in sets of six, including two small flashlights measuring about 3 inches long, two medium flashlights about 6 inches long and two large flashlights about 7 1/2 inches long. Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from October 2010 through December 2011 for about $10 per set.
01/04/2011 04:19 PM EST
The pajamas fail to meet the federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear posing a risk of burn injury to children. The pajamas are a Petit Lem-brand, two-piece, cotton shorts and short-sleeved sleepwear set sold in sizes 2 to 12. The pajamas are blue with flowers, white with flowers and dots, yellow with umbrellas, or pink with butterflies and fairies. Petit Lem Lounge is printed at the inside neck of the shirt. Sold at: Specialty children's stores and websites from January 2009 to November 2009 for about $30.
01/04/2011 04:19 PM EST
The regulator on the grill can leak gas which can ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. This recall involves Iroda O-Grill models 1000 and 3000 produced before 2010. Some were also sold under the Tailgating Gear brand. Both models are lightweight, portable, clamshell-type propane grills with steel bodies, cast iron cooking surfaces, retractable legs and a handle. They can be used with either 1-pound propane cylinders or 20-pound propane tanks. The grills come in orange, red, green, blue, silver and black and have the words "O-Grill" stamped on the metal grill cover. Recalled O-Grills do not have ventilation slots in the regulator cover where the propane bottle screws in. Grills with ventilation slots in the regulator cover are not subject to the recall. Sold by: LL Bean, Stoneman, BBQG, Walgreens, REI, Dillards and Dick's Sporting Goods nationwide from November 2008 through December 2010. The O-Grill 1000 sold for $149 and the O-Grill 3000 sold for $189.