Archive for the ‘Product Recall’ Category

Eaton Recalls Electrical Meter Breakers Due to Shock Hazard

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Both%20Meter%20Breakers_LARGEThe meter breaker’s electrical components can be easily accessed, posing a shock hazard to consumers. This recall involves MBED 3042 series residential meter breaker. The meter breakers are service entrance equipment systems that consist of a single meter socket and load center or a meter socket and main breaker combined in one enclosure.

The meter breakers have gray metallic enclosures and measure about 14 ¼ inches wide by 42 ½ inches high by 7 inches deep. The recalled units have catalog numbers MBED3042B200BF, MBED3042B200BF6, MBED3042B225PV or MBED3042PV200BF. The catalog number is located on the unit’s packaging. The enclosures have a single warning label on the bottom of the lower right compartment door, which is secured with a latch and hasp at the bottom. Consumers should not open the meter breaker’s enclosure.

Only qualified electrical contractors should repair the product, and consumers should not open the meter breaker’s enclosure. Electrical contractors should immediately contact their meter breaker distributor to determine if any of their units are included in this recall. Contractors will receive a free remedy kit, including shipping. Consumers should contact Eaton or the electrical contractor that installed the recalled meter breaker for the free installation of the repair kit.

Felt Bicycles Recalls Cyclocross Bicycles Due to Risk of Injury

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Felt%20F65X%20CyclocrossLARGEThe frame of the bicycle could break, causing the rider to lose control, fall and suffer injuries. This recall includes Felt Cyclocross bicycles 2015 models F65X and F85X. The 2015 F65X bicycle has a satin black aluminum frame with “Felt” printed in white letters and a diagonal wide white stripe next to a thin white stripe on the frame.

The 2015 F85X bicycle has a dark red berry colored aluminum frame with diagonal stripes in black, mint green and yellow on the frame. The Felt logo is printed on the bike frame and the model number is printed on the chainstay of the bicycle frame.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and contact their local Felt Bicycles dealer for a free inspection and frame replacement.

Daikin Recalls Air Purifiers Due to Fire Hazard

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Air%20PurifierLARGEThis recall involves Daikin brand streamer portable air purifiers with model number MC75KSU. The air purifiers are portable and are designed to remove dust, particles and allergens from indoor air in the home or office.

They are cream-colored and measure about 23 inches tall by 15 inches wide by 8 inches deep. “Daikin” is printed on the front of the units. The model number is located on a rating plate on the lower right side of the units.

Consumers should immediately unplug the recalled air purifiers and contact Daikin for a full refund or a free replacement air purifier.

Pro Armor Recalls Doors for Polaris RZR 800 and 900 Utility Vehicles Due to Impact, Laceration Hazards

Monday, December 1st, 2014

This recall involves Pro Armor doors sold as accessories for model year 2010 through 2014 Polaris RZR 800 and RZR 900 models. The doors have a black powder coated finish and have four major components: a large square sheet metal panel, a smaller triangular sheet metal panel, a tubular metal frame and a latch. The panels are interchangeable and come in two styles. One style has cutout vents along the top and the other style has none. The smaller panel has a white Pro Armor logo below the cutouts. The door frame has the logo and “Pro Armor” on the top tube. The latch is silver with a black locking mechanism that attaches to the vehicle frame and a handle that attaches to the door.

Pro Armor has received 23 reports of the latch pin disengaging. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using vehicles with these doors and contact Pro Armor for a free repair kit.

Ross Stores Recalls Bistro Chairs Due to Fall Hazard

Friday, October 31st, 2014

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Some metal bistro chairs sold at Ross stores are being recalled because the chair’s seat can fail to attach to the frame when unfolding the chair. This could potentially cause the chair to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

This recall involves metal folding bistro chairs that are orange and have perforations on the seat. The chairs measure about 36 inches tall by 15 inches wide by 16 inches deep. SKU 400101018858 is found on the product hangtag.

There have been three reports to Ross of minor injuries from the chairs collapsing including a back strain and some minor bruises. If you have one of these chairs where the seats that do not attach to the frame, return them to ay Ross store for a full refund.

Risk of Injury causes Siemens to Recall Audible Fire Alarm Base

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Siemens is recalling the SBGA-34 Audible Fire Alarm Base because it could fail to sound an alarm in an emergency, causing a risk of personal injury and property damage.

This recall involves the SBGA-34 audible base that is affixed to ceiling-mounted smoke detectors in order to sound an alarm when the fire alarm system is activated. The audible base has part number S54370-F13 and date codes 0113 through 2314 in a WWYY format printed on a white label on the back of the unit part affixed to the wall. “MODEL SBGA-34” is printed on a blue label also affixed to the back of the device. The base is off-white and measures about 6 inches in diameter. The audible base is used with the following fire detectors:

  • Cerberus PRO models (HI921, OOHC941, OOH941, OH921, OP921)
  • Desigo Fire Safety models (FDOOTC441, FDOOT441, FDO421, FDOT421, FDT421)
  • H-Series (HFP-11, HFPT-11, HFPO-11)
  • Faraday 87XX-Series, models (8713, 8712, 8710)

The audible base and fire detectors are used with the following alarm systems:

  • Siemens model FireFinder® XLS via DLC 6312 Device Loop Card
  • Siemens model FS -250
  • Desigo model FC2005, (50-point panel)
  • Desigo model FC2025, (252-point system)
  • Desigo model FC2050, (504-point system)
  • Cerberus PRO FC901, (50-point panel
  • Cerberus PRO FC922, (252-point system)
  • Cerberus PRO FC924, (504-point system)
  • Faraday models MPC-600 & MPC-7000

No incidents or injuries have been reported with this recall.  Consumers who have this base should immediately contact Siemens to schedule a free inspection and replacement of the audible base.

IKEA Recalls GUNGGUNG Children’s Swing for a Potential Fall Hazard

Friday, October 24th, 2014

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IKEA is now recalling 2,000 GUNGGUNG Child’s swings due to the suspension possibly breaking, causing a child to fall from the swing and posing a risk of a serious injury.

This swing is intended for indoor and outdoor use by children ages 3-7. It is made of green polyester fabric and hangs from a plastic suspension fitting attached to steel hooks. The full length of the suspension strap, including the sling seat, is 17 feet and the width of the seat is 0.8 feet. A permanent label is attached to one of the suspension straps, showing age recommendation (3-7), IKEA logo, Design and Quality IKEA of Sweden, GUNGGUNG article number 302.439.74, supplier number 17915 and Made in Vietnam.

There have been four reports of the suspension fittings breaking in use, one in Germay, two in Austria, and one in Canada. In one incident a child fell and suffered a fractured leg. No incidents have been reported in the United States. If you have one of these swings immediately take it down to prevent the use of it by children, then return it to any IKEA store for a full refund. Proof of purchase is not required for the return.

BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Brita is recalling about 242,500 hard-sided water filter bottles for kids in four different designs.  The lid could potentially break into pieces with sharp points resulting in a laceration hazard.

The four recalled children’s water bottles have popular cartoon characters on a hard-sided plastic bottle. Characters and bottle colors include Dora the Explorer®, violet; Hello Kitty®, pink; SpongeBob Square Pants®, blue; and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles®, green. The bottles stand 6 inches tall, hold 15 ounces of liquid, have white lids that screw off and have fold-up straws and filters that sit inside the straw below the lid.  Each bottle bears a Brita logo and features the image of a popular children’s cartoon character. The removable plastic wrap on the bottle at time of purchase has the model number BB07 and the following UPC codes: 60258-35883 on the Dora the Explorer, 60258-35914 on the Hello Kitty, 60258-35880 on the SpongeBob Square Pants and 60258-35882 on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Brita has received 35 reports of the lids breaking or cracking, however no injuries have been reported.  If you or your child has one of these water bottles, stop use immediately and contact Brita to get a postage-paid shipping package to return the bottles and get a full refund.

Dynacraft Recalls Avigo Youth Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Dynacraft is recalling Avigo 20-inch Turn N’ Burn youth bicycles.  The front wheel can detach from the bike, creating a fall hazard.

This recall involves 20 inch Avigo Turn N Burn youth bicycles with model number 8107-62. The model number and date of manufacture, “08202013,” are printed on a data label on the frame’s seat tube. The bicycles have a silver frame, blue handlebars and black front fork with blue accents, hand brakes and a kickstand. The serial number can be found etched on the frame on the underside of the bottom bracket shell. Serial numbers included in the recall have:

  • Letters “DJFH” followed by a six-digit number between 026588 and 027104, and between 089533 through 090562;
  • Letters “DJFI” followed by a six digit number between 015107 and 015552, and between 100093 and 101193.

Dynacraft has received one report of a consumer falling and sustaining scrapes and abrasions when the front wheel detached from the bike. If you have one of these bicycles, stop using them immediately and contact Dynacraft to arrange a repair free of charge.

Kawasaki now Recalling Teryx4 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles due to Potential Injury Hazard

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Kawasaki is recalling the 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 4×4 recreational off-highway vehicles.  The vehicles floor boards can allow a stick or other debris to break through and protrude into the foot rest, potentially posing as an injury hazard to the driver and the front passenger.

The four-wheel drive vehicles have automobile-style controls, side-by-side seating for four people, four doors, a roll bar with hand holds and a cargo bed. The 2012 and 2013 models come in three different styles: non-EPS, EPS and EPS LE.  The LE style has a roof and aluminum wheels. The 2012 models were sold in the colors blue, camouflage, green, red and yellow. The 2013 models were sold in the colors black, camouflage, green, red, white and yellow. The model name “Teryx4” is on the driver’s side of the hood. For all colors of the EPS model except camouflage, “EPS” appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near the top front corner of the doors. On the EPS LE, “EPS” appears on the driver and passenger side cowling near top front corner of the doors and “LE” appears on the hood on the driver’s side.

Kawasaki has received a total of four incidents of debris breaking through the floor boards, including two injuries to the riders’ toes and thighs.  If you have these off-road vehicles, immediately stop using them and contact their authorized Kawasaki dealer to schedule a free repair.  This free repair will consist of the installation of floor board guards.