Appliance . net http://www.appliance.net Appliance news, reviews, ratings, reports and buyers guides. Locate repairs and parts. for home and kitchen appliances. Fri, 08 Jan 2016 02:08:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Recall: Jerdon Style One-Cup Coffeemakers Due to Burn and Fire Hazards http://www.appliance.net/2013/recall-jerdon-style-one-cup-coffeemakers-due-to-burn-and-fire-hazards-2900 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:03:56 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2900  

LARGE_CM12B One Cup Coffee Maker

Name of product:

One-cup Coffeemakers

Hazard:

The coffeemaker can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Jerdon Style; at (800) 223-3571, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday,or online at www.jerdonstyle.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units:

About 6,000

Description:

This recall involves Jerdon Style model CM12B one-cup coffee makers, with date code 1217. The coffee makers are black and have an oval, red indicator light above the on/off switch. The coffee maker brews a single, eight to 12-ounce cup of coffee. The phrases “FIRST CLASS” and “JERDON” are printed in white letters on the front of the product. The model and date code are imprinted on a nameplate located on the bottom of the coffeemaker.

Incidents/Injuries:

Jerdon Style has received four reports of coffee makers overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled coffee makers and contact Jerdon Style for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

Sold at:

Hotel/motel product suppliers and major online retailers from July 2012 to January 2013 for between $15 and $26.

Importer:

Jerdon Style, LLC, of Richardson, TX

Manufactured in:

China

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Recall: One World Technologies Ryobi Cordless Tool Battery Pack Due to Fire and Burn Hazards http://www.appliance.net/2013/recall-one-world-technologies-ryobi-cordless-tool-battery-pack-due-to-fire-and-burn-hazards-2892 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:08:09 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2892 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.

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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

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Recall: Electric Blower Vacuums by OWT Industries Due to Laceration Hazard http://www.appliance.net/2013/recall-electric-blower-vacuums-by-owt-industries-due-to-laceration-hazard-2886 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:26:07 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2886

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

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Recall: Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Laceration Hazard http://www.appliance.net/2013/recall-homelite-electric-blower-vacuums-due-to-laceration-hazard-2880 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:18:43 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2880 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

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Recall: BlueStar Wall Ovens by Prizer Painter Stove Works Due to Fire Hazard http://www.appliance.net/2013/recall-bluestar-wall-ovens-by-prizer-painter-stove-works-due-to-fire-hazard-2793 Mon, 18 Feb 2013 16:15:10 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2793 BlueStar_30

Name of product:

BlueStar™ residential gas wall ovens

Hazard:

Some of the wall ovens have been improperly installed and/or have damaged flexible gas appliance connectors, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

BlueStar; at (800) 449-8691, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.bluestarcooking.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

Units:

About 940

Description:

This recall involves all colors of three models of BlueStar gas-powered stainless steel wall ovens manufactured prior to November 23, 2012. Oven sizes include 24-, 30- and 36-inche wide units. Each of the three sizes was available for use with natural gas or liquid propane. The propane version is designated by the letter “L” at the end of the model number. Model numbers and date codes are located on the rating plate inside the control panel. There is a BlueStar logo on the upper left front of the oven, above the door.

 

Model Name Model Numbers Color
24-Inch BlueStar™ residential wall oven with swing door BWO24AGS

BWO24AGSL

 

All Colors
30-Inch BlueStar™ residential wall oven with French doors BWO30AGS

BWO30AGSL

 

All Colors
36 -Inch BlueStar™ residential wall oven with French doors BWO36AGS

BWO36AGSL

 

All Colors
Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received one report of a fire, resulting in property damage to the cabinet that held the oven. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ovens, contact BlueStar for instructions on identifying affected units and to schedule a repair.

Sold at:

Appliance stores and authorized kitchen equipment dealers nationwide between January 2008 through November 2012 for between $2,250 and $3,900.

Manufacturer:

Prizer Painter Stove Works Inc., of Reading, Pa.

Manufactured in:

United States

 

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Recall: Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits Due to Fire, Burn Hazards http://www.appliance.net/2013/recall-samsonite-dual-wattage-travel-converter-kits-due-to-fire-burn-hazards-2866 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:26:31 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2866 samsonite converter kit

Name of product:

Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits

Hazard:

The converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:Samsonite; toll-free at (800) 382-7259 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; at e-mail recall@samsonite.com or online at www.samsonite.com/recall

Units

About 20,000

Description

This recall involves the Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits used to make standard U.S. and Canadian appliances usable abroad. The kit includes one black converter to change 220-volt AC electricity to 110-volt AC, two adapter plugs with round prongs, two with flat prongs and one grounded adapter plug with three flat prongs. The converter has a red switch to adjust the wattage of the appliance from 50 to 1600 watts. The words “Dual-Wattage Converter” and “Do Not Use 50W on Hair Dryer” appear on the front of the converter. The Samsonite logo appears on each piece in the set.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported in the U.S.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled travel converters and contact Samsonite to return the product for a full refund.

Sold at

Retail stores nationwide and at the Samsonite on-line store from January 2011 through December 2012 for approximately $35.

Importer

Samsonite LLC, of Mansfield, Mass.

Manufactured in

China

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Check Your Home for These Cold Weather-Related Products Recalled Last Summer http://www.appliance.net/2013/check-your-home-for-these-cold-weather-related-products-recalled-last-summer-2781 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:31:09 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2781 CPSC_logo_redblue_QR

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
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Recall: LG Electronics Electric Ranges Due to Burn and Fire Hazards http://www.appliance.net/2013/recall-lg-electronics-recalls-electric-ranges-due-to-burn-and-fire-hazards-2735 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 20:09:10 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2735 Name of Product: LG Electric Ranges

Units: About 161,000

Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea

Hazard: Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: LG has received 80 reports of incidents involving burners failing to turn off or the temperature setting increasing unexpectedly during use. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled ranges involve models LRE30451, LRE30453, LRE30755, LRE30757, and LRE30955ST. They were sold in black, white and stainless steel and with a smooth black ceramic glass top cooking surface. The recalled ranges have serial numbers starting with 512, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, and 906. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label that can be seen by opening the storage drawer at the base of the unit. The electric ranges are about 47 1/2 inches tall to the top of the backguard, 29 inches wide and 28 inches deep.

Sold at: Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, and regional appliance retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2010 for between $800 and $1999.

Manufactured in: South Korea and Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact LG to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers whose burner heat setting cannot be regulated by using the controls or who experience problems with a cooktop burner remaining on, should immediately stop using the recalled electric range until it is repaired.

Consumer Contact: LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4638, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, or www.LG.com/us and click on Public Notices in the Customer Services section for more information.

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Recall: LG Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury http://www.appliance.net/2012/recall-lg-recalls-top-loading-washing-machines-due-to-risk-of-injury-2712 Sun, 30 Dec 2012 17:10:17 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2712  

LG WT5001CW
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:

Brand Model Serial Number Range
LG WT5001CW 002KW*******
WT5101HV through
WT5101HW 111KW*******
Kenmore Elite 29002 005KW*******
29272 through
29278 111KW*******

The model and serial number can be found on a label fixed on the rating plate on the top back of the washing machine.

Sold at: LG models were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Kmart, Sears and local retailers nationwide. Kenmore Elite models were sold at Kmart and Sears. All were sold from April 2010 to December 2012 for between $899 and $1,099.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact LG or Sears for a free in-home repair of the machine. Consumers will also receive supplemental information to be inserted into their owner’s manual and a new caution label to be placed on the washing machine. Consumers who have observed their recalled washing machine shaking excessively should immediately stop using it. Consumers should be aware that loading their machines with water-proof or water-resistant items, such as mattress pads, mattress covers and similar items, increases the chances of loads being unbalanced.

Consumer Contact: For LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4639, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT Saturday, or online at www.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices. For Kenmore or LG washers purchased at Sears or Kmart; toll-free at (888) 812-2935, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Saturday, or online at www.sears.com and click on Customer Service Home then Product Recalls in the Product Information section.

 

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Recall: Harbor Freight Tools Cordless Drill Due to Fire and Burn Hazard http://www.appliance.net/2012/recall-harbor-freight-tools-cordless-drill-due-to-fire-and-burn-hazard-2760 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:19:52 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2760 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 http://www.appliance.net/2012/recall-ceiling-fans-by-emerson-air-comfort-products-due-to-injury-hazard-2818 Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:32:47 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2818 ceiling fan recall

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 http://www.appliance.net/2012/recall-energizer-night-lights-due-to-burn-hazard-sold-exclusively-at-target-2811 Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:19:33 +0000 http://www.appliance.net/?p=2811 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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