Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fire Hazards, Critical Recalls And Dehumidifiers to Take Note Of

product recalls, light fixtures, heaters, lawn mowers and dangerous bed products


This time around, we have product recalls on some lighting equipment that wants to overheat and melt your plug panels, while we have some adult bed products that are responsible for three deaths so far. And one dehumidifier that is causing property damage!

Remember, everything can be found over on each product maker's website or on {www.cpsc.gov}for details on these or other recalls.

I try to touch on products that are mass produced or life threatening to persons of all ages.

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Lithonia Lighting Recalls their Quantum® ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture due to the circuit board tending to overheat, creating a fire hazard. It could also cause the light fixture they're plugged into, to melt.

They are about 12.5-inches wide, 5-inches high and 3.75-inches deep in white or black plastic and have two incandescent lights and a rechargeable lead acid battery.

Contact: Lithonia Lighting toll-free at (888) 615-4501from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lithonia.com and click on “Quantum® ELM/ELM2 Recall Information” on the bottom of the page for more information.

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Office Depot Recalls Gibson Leather Task Chairs Due to a Fall Hazard.  A plate weld in the mount can break.  They're offering refunds.

The chairs have the SKU number 105479 and the registration numbers PA 27248 (CN), PA 25498 (CN), PA 25276 (HK) or CA 35181 (RC) on the underside of the seat.

 Contact: Office Depot toll-free at (866) 403-3763 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.officedepot.com and select Recall Notices under “Customer Service” at the bottom of the page

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Critical Product Recall:


Adult Portable Bed Handles Recalled by Bed Handles Inc. Due to Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards. Three Deaths associated with theh issue have been Reported.

When attached to an adult’s bed without the use of safety retention straps, the handle can shift out of place, creating a dangerous gap between the bed handle and the side of the mattress

Contact: Bed Handles Inc. at (800) 725-6903 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at http://bedhandles.com/recall.html.

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Mission Archery and Precision Shooting are recalling crossbows because the crossbow can fire an arrow unexpectedly without the trigger being pulled.

Contact: Mission Archery toll-free at (844) 334-8991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.missionarchery.com and click on the crossbow tab for more information.

Contact:  Precision Shooting Equipment at (800) 477-7789 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.pse-archery.com, then select Support and click on “PSE 2013 TAC & Enigma Recall Information” for more information.

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Holmes oscillating ceramic heaters sold in black, purple, red, blue and white, and have model number HCH1823M printed on a label on the bottom of the product, have been found to be overheating and can be considered a fire hazard.

Contact: Sunbeam Products at (800) 834-0056 anytime, or online at www.holmesproducts.com and click on “Ceramic Heater Recall” for more information.

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Lenovo put out a Recall for their Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard.

Contact: Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lenovo.com and select Support at the top of the page, then click on the link to the recall page in the News and Alerts section at the bottom right of the page

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Dyson Recall:

They recalled their Bladeless Portable Electric Heaters Due to Fire Hazard.

This 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.

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

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Legrand Wiremold Expands Recall of Under-Cabinet Power Strips Due to Electric Fire Hazard.  See www.legrand.us and click on Recall Information

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Exmark Recalls Quest ZRT Riding Mowers Due to Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard. For more info, go online at www.exmark.com and click on Service & Support, then on Safety Resources at the bottom of the page. or callt hem at 800-667-5296.

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Dimension Industries Recalls Outdoor Dining Chairs Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco.  This includes the chairs sold with the Fairview 7-piece woven patio dining set.  Contact: Dimension at (800) 598-6532 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.agio-usa.com and click on “Service Center” and then “Recall Information” for more info.

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Avon Recalls Ergonomic Eyelash Curler Due to Eye Injury Hazard.  The recalled curler has the Avon model number F3093441 which can be found on the product’s box.  There have been reports of injuries from the curler breaking.

 Contact: Avon Products toll-free at (877) 217-5076 (English) or (877) 217-5077 (EspaƱol) from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.avon.com and click on Product Recall at the bottom of the page.

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Critical:  Gree Reannounced their Dehumidifier Recall Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; More Fires and Property Damage have been Reported since their previous recall.

The recall involves 20, 25, 30, 40, 45, 50, 65 and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby, De’Longhi, Fedders, Fellini, Frigidaire, GE, Gree, Kenmore, Norpole, Premiere, Seabreeze, SoleusAir and SuperClima.

Contact: Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

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