Recalls

Recent Safety Recalls of Possible Interest  (see http://www.cpsc.gov/):

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/samsung-recalls-galaxy-note7-smartphones

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/GE-Appliances-Recalls-Top-Loading%20Clothes-Washers

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/Denon-Recalls-Rechargeable-Battery-Packs

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/SAHN-Designs-Recalls-Bicycle-Helmets

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/whirlpool-recalls-microwaves

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/all-power-portable-generators-recalled-by-jd-north-america/

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2016/Inovonics-Recalls-Pendants-Universal-Transmitters-and-Receivers

9/27/16

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

Briggs & Stratton Recalls Ariens Compact Snow Blowers Due to Fire Hazard

One World Technologies Recalls Snow Blowers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

5/9/16

Osram Sylvania Recalls T8 LED Tubes Due to Burn Hazard

J.M. Mattress Recalls Renovated Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Trane and American Standard Recall Accessory Heaters Due to Fire Hazard (Recall Alert)

Ambient Weather Recalls Weather Radios Due to Fire Hazard

Viking Range Expands Dishwasher Recall Due to Fire Hazard

NVIDIA Recalls Tablet Computers Due to Fire Hazard

Stork Craft Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard

Nipponflex Recalls Mattresses Due to Violation of Federal Mattress Flammability Standard

Cooper Lighting Recalls Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

Scag Power Equipment Recalls Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

MiWorld Accessories Recalls Plug-in Wall Chargers for iPhones Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Charlotte Russe Stores

CPSC Launches Nation’s Largest Campaign to Prevent Furniture and TV Tip-Over Deaths and Injuries

9/04/15

Epoca International Recalls Glass Whistling Kettle Due to Laceration and Burn Hazard

Hearth & Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces Due to Fire Hazard

Cooper Lighting Recalls Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

7/22/15

Lenovo Expands Recall of Battery Packs for ThinkPad Notebook Computers Due to Fire Hazard

Hair Dryers Recalled by AG Hair Due to Electrocution Hazard

Roberta Roller Rabbit Recalls Children’s Pajama Sets Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Whistler Recalls Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart and Power Supply Units Due to Fire Hazard

Viking Range Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard

IKEA Recalls Pressure-Mounted Safety Gates Due to Fall Hazard

Kenmore Elite Ranges Recalled by Electrolux Due to Laceration Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Sears

Power Reclining Furniture Recalled by Franklin Due to Fire Hazard; Power Switch Can Fail

Precision Trading Expresso Maker – Risk of Burns

 

6/11/15

Over 1 Million Yard Blowers Recalled for Fire Danger

4/16/15

K.J. Sportswear Pajamas Recall

3/11/15

Pocket Jump Starter Battery Recall

Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Recall

Children’s Pajamas and Robe Recall

Oil-Filled Heater Recall

Fiber Optic Christmas Tree Recall

3/02/15

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Extensive Fire Extinguisher Recall, February 12, 2015 – Montgomery Fire Marshals wishes to let residents know of an extensive fire extinguisher recall which could involve the extinguishers in their homes. Kidde is recalling nearly 5 million disposable fire extinguishers because they may not discharge properly, posing a risk of injury. The recall includes approximately 4.6 million fire extinguishers in the U.S. and 175,000 in Canada.

Kidde said that a faulty valve component may cause the fire extinguishers to not fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency.  Consumers should contact Kidde immediately for a free replacement fire extinguisher.

There are 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel black plastic valves included in the recall. The recalled fire extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. The ratings are located to the right of the nameplate.

The fire extinguishers were sold from August 2013 through November 2014. They were sold online and at Home Depot, Menards, Walmart and other department, home and hardware stores across the country. The fire extinguishers priced between $18 and $65, and about $200 for model XL 5MR.

According to Montgomery Twp. Fire Marshal Roy Mondi the most common kitchen fire extinguishers impacted are Models 1A10BC or 2A10BC. He urges residents to check and if the recall includes their model, to contact Kidde for a free replacement.

Model numbers involved in the recall include 10BC, 1A10BC, 1A10BCW, 2A10BC, 5BC, 5BCW, FA10G, FA110, FA5B, FC10, FC110, FC5, FH/ RESSP, FX10, FX10BC, FX10K, FX210, FX210R, FX210W, FX340GW, FX340SC, FX5II, KFH Twin, M110 Twin, M5 Twin, Mariner 10, Mariner 110, Mariner 5, Mariner 5 G, RESSP and XL 5MR. Model numbers can be found on a nameplate on the front of the fire extinguisher.

Kidde can be reached toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on Product Safety Notice for more information.