August 22, 2014

Recall: One World Technologies Ryobi Cordless Tool Battery Pack Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Ryobi battery recall

Name of product:

Ryobi Lithium 18 V 4Ah Battery Pack

Hazard:

The battery pack can overheat and burst while on a charger, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

One World Technologies, at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, ET or online at www.ryobitools.com and click on Important Safety Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units:

About 54,200 in the United States and 2,200 in Canada

Description:

This recall involves Ryobi brand, Lithium 18 V 4Ah battery packs, with model P108 and part number 130429028. The battery pack is green, silver and black. “Ryobi” and “Lithium+18V” are printed in white lettering on both sides of the battery pack. The model and part number can be found on the data plate located on the bottom of the battery pack.

ryobi recall info

Incidents/Injuries:

One World Technologies has received four reports of battery packs overheating, resulting in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately remove the battery from the charger, stop using the recalled battery pack and contact One World Technologies for instructions on the free shipping and repair of the recalled product.

Sold at:

The Home Depot stores nationwide and in Canada, online at Homedepot.com, and at other retailers from September 2012 to December 2012 for about $99.

Importer:

One World Technologies, Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Manufacturer:

Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd. of China

Manufactured in:

China

Recall: Electric Blower Vacuums by OWT Industries Due to Laceration Hazard

OWT vacuum recall

Name of product:Expert Gardener Electric Blower Vacuums

Hazard:

Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:OWT Industries Inc.; at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.expertgardenertools.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

Units:

About 131,500

Description:

This recall involves Expert Gardener electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model 20254EG with serial numbers BMP3010001 through BMR3311972, and model 20254EGC with serial numbers EUP3120001 through EUP3630730. Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the motor housing. The blower vacuums are green and black. “Expert Gardener” and “BlowerVac 2 Speed Quiet 150 MPH Powerful 220 MPH” are printed on the side of the green motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.

Incidents/Injuries:

There has beenone report of an incident with the recalled blower vacuums.  No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and contact OWT Industries Inc. for a free replacement blower vacuum.

Sold exclusively at:

Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from January 2012 through December 2012 for about $40.

Importer:

OWT Industries Inc., of Pickens, S.C.

Manufacturer:

Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd. and Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured in:

China

Recall: Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Laceration Hazard

homelite vacuum

Name of product:

Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums

Hazard:

Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Homelite Consumer Products;  at (800) 597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homelite.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

Units:About 241,000 in the United States and 13,600 in Canada

Description:

This recall involves Homelite electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model UT42120 with serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100, and model UT42120A with serial numbers BMR2120001 through BMR3421250. Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the red motor housing. The blower vacuums are red and black. “Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH” is printed on the side of the motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.

Incidents/Injuries:

Homelite receivedone report of an incident with the recalled blower vacuums.  No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and contact Homelite for a free replacement blower vacuum.

Sold exclusively at:

Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from February 2012 through December 2012 for about $40.

Importer:

Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C.

Manufacturer:

Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured in:

China

Check Your Home for These Cold Weather-Related Products Recalled Last Summer

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Here’s a reminder from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to 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 30 years.

 

With winter weather upon us, you may be hauling out products recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) last summer. Play it safe by checking if your cold weather-related products have been previously recalled. It could save your life or that of your family. You can find out about these and other recalled winter products at www.SaferProducts.gov

 

Product Recall Press Release Hazard Photo
ECHO Bear Cat log splitters

(120 units)

12-189 The end cap of the log splitter’s hydraulic cylinder can break away from the body of the log splitter, posing an impact hazard to the user or bystander. ECHO Bear Cat log splitters
Big Lots Portable Ceramic Space Heaters

(70,500 units)

12-200 The heaters can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard. Big Lots Portable Ceramic Space Heaters
Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light

(68,000 units)

12-212 The fan’s heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the fan to overheat and posing a fire hazard. Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light
Snowpulse Avalanche Airbags

(1,200 units in the United States and 2,600 in Canada)

12-268 A leak in the airbag’s cartridge can result in the airbag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche. Snowpulse Avalanche Airbags

Recall: Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drill Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

Name of product: Cordless Drill

Hazard: The black trigger switch on the 19.2v cordless drill can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact: Harbor Freight Tools; toll-free at (800) 444-3353, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or www.harborfreight.com and click on Recall Safety Information under Customer Service for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at recall@harborfreight.com

Units :About 108,000
Description:

This recall involves Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drills, model number 96526. The drills are blue and black and have a black trigger switch. They have a 19.2v rechargeable battery pack. The drill’s model number is located on a yellow label on the left side of the drill. “Made in China” appears in black and red lettering on a yellow warning sticker located on the right side of the unit.

Incidents/Injuries:

Harbor Freight Tools has received one report of a drill overheating and burning through the handle of the unit, which resulted in a consumer receiving a minor injury.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled drill immediately, remove the rechargeable battery and contact Harbor Freight Tools to receive a free replacement drill.

Sold at:

Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, via catalog and online at www.harborfreight.com from April, 2008 through May 2012 for between $27 and $30.

Importer:

Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif.

Manufactured in:

China

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Recall: Bosch SkilSaw Miter Saws Due to Laceration Hazard

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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

Recall: STOK Gas Grills by One World Technologies Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

 

Stok gas grill recall

Name of Product: Gas Grills

Units: About 87,600 in the U.S., 1,400 in Canada

Importer: One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, S.C.

Hazard: The regulator on the grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of 569 reports of regulators leaking propane gas. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves STOK Island and STOK Quattro gas grills. 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.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled grills and contact One World Technologies for a free replacement gas regulator for the grill.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact One World Technologies toll-free at (800) 867-9624 between 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.stokgrills.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=1445

Stok gas grill recall details

Recall: Husqvarna Grass and Hedge Trimmers Due to Fire Hazard

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: Lowes, 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

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