November 23, 2014

Recall: LG Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury

 

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Name of Product: Top-Loading Washing Machines

Units: About 457,000

Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea

Hazard: An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area.

Incidents/Injuries: LG has received at least 343 reports of washing machines vibrating excessively, of which at least 187 involved minor property damage. One minor injury has been reported.

Description: The recall involves three LG and three Kenmore Elite Brand top-loading washing machine models manufactured between February 2010 and November 2011. The units come in beige, white and graphite steel colors. Recalled washing machines have the following model and serial number ranges: [Read more...]

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: Ceiling Fans by Emerson Air Comfort Products Due to Injury Hazard

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Name of Product: Emerson Corsair Ceiling Fans

Units: About 870

Importer: Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The ceiling fan’s hanger bracket can spread apart due to heat from the motor and/or out-of-balance operation, causing the fan to fall from the ceiling. This poses a risk of injury to bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Emerson is aware of three reports of these Corsair fans falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Emerson “Corsair” model ceiling fans with two blades and 44- or 52-inch blade spans. The fans were sold in two finishes, oil-rubbed bronze and antique pewter.

Sold at: Fan and lighting stores nationwide and various websites, including www.emersonfans.com and www.amazon.com, from January 2009 through June 2012 for between $450 and $530.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Emerson Air Comfort Products to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Emerson Air Comfort Products toll-free at (866) 994-8759 between 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.emersonfans.com (pdf)

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Recall: Energizer Night Lights Due to Burn Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

night light recall

Name of product: Energizer Rotating Night Lights

Units: About 260,000

Importer: Energizer, of St. Louis, Mo.

Manufacturer: Ningbo Sun-alps Industry Develop Co. Ltd, of China

Hazard: The night lights can overheat and smoke, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Energizer has received nine reports of the night lights overheating, including three reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Energizer LED rotating night lights. The night lights are white and have an LED light inside an adjustable dome on top. The night lights measure about 2 inches wide by 2 ½ inches long. Model number “NLPLROT” and date codes between 0110 (for January 2010) through 0111 (for January 2011) are included in this recall. The model number is stamped onto the side of the night light. The date code is stamped in a circle on the back of the night light. The arrow points to the month of production (i.e. 12 = December) and the number positioned on either side of the arrow represents the year (i.e. “10” = 2010).

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from February 2010 through July 2012 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled night lights. Contact Energizer for instructions on returning the night lights for a $7 coupon towards the purchase of an Energizer product.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Energizer at (800) 383-7323 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.energizer.com

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Recall: LG Electronics and Sears Gas Dryers For Repair Due to Fire Hazard

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Name of Product: LG Electronics and Kenmore Elite® Gas Dryers

Units: About 21,000

Manufacturer: LG Electronics, Inc., of South Korea

Hazard: The gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures inside and on the exterior surface of the dryers can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation.

Incidents/Injuries: LG Electronics and Sears have received 141 consumer complaints about dryers continuing to heat after the drying cycle is complete. There were three reports of minor burns to hands or arms. Burnt or scorched clothing was reported in more than 50 incidents.

Description: LG Electronics and Sears’ Kenmore Elite brand gas dryers come in the following colors: LG models in white; Kenmore Elite® in red, white and ginger (gold). Model and serial numbers can be found on a label fixed to the front of the dryer above the opened door, which can be viewed only when the dryer door is open. To confirm if your dryer is part of this recall, identify both model and serial numbers, since not all dryers with the listed models are recalled.

Brand Model Numbers Serial Numbers
LG Electronics DLG0452W

DLG1320W

DLG2051W

001KW**00001 through 001KW**00090
911KW**00271 through 911KW**00630

001KW**00001 through 001KW**01518
002KW**00001 through 002KW**00450
911KW**00184 through 911KW**00561
912KW**00001 through 912KW**00090

001KW**00001 through 001KW**03150
002KW**00001 through 002KW**01620
911KW**00061 through 911KW**01860
912KW**00001 through 912KW**02520

Kenmore Elite® 796.90512900

796.90518900

796.91022900

796.91028900

796.91029900

796.92192900

796.92198900

796.92199900

001KW**00001~001KW**00180
911KW**00091~911KW**00450
912KW**00001~912KW**00450

001KW**00001~001KW**00540
002KW**00001~002KW**00090
911KW**00001~911KW**00450
912KW**00001~912KW**00270

001KW**00001~001KW**00360
002KW**00001~002KW**00042
911KW**00001~911KW**00315
912KW**00001~912KW**00540

001KW**00001~001KW**00270
002KW**00001~002KW**00090
911KW**00001~911KW**00171
912KW**00001~912KW**00539

001KW**00001~001KW**00270
911KW**00271~911KW**00402
912KW**00001~912KW**00450

001KW**00001~001KW**00270
911KW**00181~911KW**00542
912KW**00001~912KW**00270

001KW**00001~001KW**00360
911KW**00001~911KW**00440
912KW**00001~912KW**00270

001KW**00001~001KW**00084
911KW**00091~911KW**00361
912KW**00001~912KW**00270

 

Sold by: LG Electronics brand gas dryers were sold by various appliance stores, including Sears, nationwide from November 2009 through August 2010. Kenmore Elite® brand gas dryers were sold at Sears stores nationwide from November 2009 through August 2010. The approximate retail cost for the recalled dryers was between $650 and $1500 for these various models.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should turn off the gas supply and stop using the dryers until repaired. LG brand owners who purchased their dryer at retailers other than Sears should contact LG customer service to arrange for a free gas valve replacement. Customers who purchased Kenmore or LG brand dryers from Sears should contact Sears’ customer service to schedule a free repair to replace the gas valve. Some consumers have already been notified and have received the repair service.

ATTENTION: Dryers that have a colored sticker on the back, top, or a colored sticker or a plus sign (“+”) on the back, bottom, near the gas valve assembly, have already been repaired. If accessible, consumers can check for these stickers or sign. If not accessible, contact LG or Sears as detailed below.

LG Consumer Contact: For additional information about the recall and to schedule a repair, contact LG toll free at (866) 223-5355 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT on Saturday, or visit the firm’s website at www.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices.

Sears Consumer Contact: For additional information and to schedule a repair, contact Sears toll-free at (888) 375-9741 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and between 7:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Saturday, or visit the firm’s website at www.sears.com and click on Product Recalls under Customer Service.

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Recall: GE Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

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Name of product: GE, GE Adora™, GE Eterna™, GE Profile™ and Hotpoint®, Dishwashers

Units: About 1.3 million in the United States

Manufacturer: GE Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint brand dishwashers. They were sold in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel™ exterior colors and finishes. The model and serial numbers can be found on a metallic plate located on the left tub wall visible when the door is opened. Model and serial numbers will start with one of the following sequences:

Brand Model Number Begins With: Serial Number Begins With:
GE
GE Adora
GE Eterna
GE Profile
GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61,
GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67,
GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7,
EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4,
GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6
FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL,
AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM,
MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM,
AR, DR, FR, GR
Hotpoint HLD4

 

Sold at: Appliance dealers, authorized builder distributors and other stores nationwide from March 2006 through August 2009 for between $350 and $850.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire. For all dishwashers, contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate of $75 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control plastic tub dishwasher, or a rebate of $100 towards the purchase of a new GE front-control stainless tub dishwasher or GE Profile top control dishwasher. Consumers should not return the recalled dishwashers to the retailer where they purchased as retailers are not prepared to take the units back.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GE toll-free at (866) 918-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.geappliances.com/recall

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Recall: Sears Kenmore Dehumidifiers Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

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Name of Product: Kenmore Dehumidifiers

Units: About 795,000

Retailer: Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Manufacturer: LG Electronics (Tianjin) Appliance Co., Ltd., of Tianjin, China

Hazard: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke, melt and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 107 reports of incidents, with more than $7 million in property damage and three reports of smoke inhalation injuries.

Description: This recall involves 35-, 50- and 70-pint dehumidifiers with a Kenmore logo on the front top of the unit, manufactured between 2003 and 2005. The dehumidifiers are made of white plastic and are between 21 and 24 inches tall, about 15 inches wide and about 13.5 inches in depth. They have fan and humidity controls on their top front panels and some models include remote controls. They come with front-loading water buckets. The model number can be found on the right side of the interior of the unit once the bucket has been removed. Recalled units have the following model numbers:

35-pint (2004) - 580.54351400
50-pint (2003) - 580.53509300
70-pint (2003) - 580.53701300
70-pint (2004) - 580.54701400
70-pint (2005) - 580.54701500

 

Sold Exclusively at: Sears and Kmart stores nationwide and Sears.com and Kmart.com from 2003 to 2009 for between $140 and $220.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact the firm to receive a Sears gift card for either $75, $80, $90 or $100, which may be used at any Sears or Kmart store or at Sears.com or Kmart.com. The gift card amount will depend on the capacity and year of the dehumidifier. In lieu of a gift card, consumers may request a check for the refund amount. All consumers with recalled units will also receive a $25 coupon that may be used at Sears Department Stores or Sears.com toward the purchase of a new Kenmore dehumidifier.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Recall Fulfillment Center toll-free at (855) 400-4641 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit www.Kenmoredehumidifierrecall.com

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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