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Goodman Company Expands Recall of Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

-- 02/19/2016

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Units About 5,300 (In addition, about 233,500 PTAC units were recalledin August 2014.) Description This recall involves Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International-branded Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (PTAC), and Amana-branded Room Air Conditioners (RAC). The units are rated 230/208 volt, 3.5 kW and are most often installed through the walls of hotels, motels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces to provide room climate control. The RAC units are installed through the walls or windows of the same types of properties. The recalled units are beige and have serial numbers ranging from 0701009633 through 0804272329. The brand name is located on the unit’s front cover. The serial number is located on the label found by lifting the front cover of PTAC units or the grille of RAC units. Additionally, any PTAC and RAC units that have a beige power cord labeled with a four-digit date code in the MMYY format and ending in 06 or 07, or ranging from 0108 through 1808 are included in this recall. Incidents/Injuries Goodman has received approximately 10 reports of PTACs catching on fire, including four involving property damage. Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the air conditioning and heating units and call the number listed for your brand or go to www.amana-ptac.com to request a free replacement power cord. Non-commercial owners will receive free installation of the power cord and inspection of the PTAC control board for damages. If the control board has been damaged by the recalled power cord, non-commercial owners will also receive a free installation of a replacement control board. Commercial owners are being contacted directly and will install the power cord and inspect the control board. If the control board has been damaged by the recalled power cord, Goodman will provide a new control board for commercial owners to install. Recalled RAC units do not have a control board. Sold at Goodman and heating and cooling equipment dealers nationwide from January 2007 through June 2008 for between $700 and $1,000. Importer(s) Goodman Company, L.P. of Houston, Texas Manufactured in United States



CE North America Recalls Fan Heaters Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond

-- 02/06/2016

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Units About 28,000 in the United States (in addition, about 260 were sold in Canada) Description This recall involves KUL small, black portable fan heaters. The KUL logo is printed on the front bottom of the heaters next to the power dial. The fan heater measures about 9 inches long by 5 inches wide by 10.5 inches tall. The fans weigh about two pounds. An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number “KU39229” and “Date: 0515” in the lower right-hand corner. Incidents/Injuries CE North America has received four reports of the fan heaters overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported. Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled fan heaters and contact CE North America for instructions on returning the recalled heaters with a prepaid shipping label. The firm will issue a refund check upon receipt of the returned fan heaters. Sold exclusively at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and online at www.bedbathandbeyond.com from August 2015 through October 2015 for about $20. Importer(s) CE North America LLC, of Miami, Fla. Manufactured in China



Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Cordless Drills Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

-- 12/04/2015

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Units About 1.7 million units Description This recall involves Drill Master 18-volt cordless drills with item number 68239 and item number 68287. The drills are black with a red switch and were sold with an 18 volt rechargeable battery pack. Item number 68239 was sold individually and item number 68287 was sold as part of a kit, which included a flashlight. The flashlight is not included in the recall. The item number is located on a black label on the right side of the drill, just beneath the serial number. Drills with item number 69651 and item number 69652 are not included in the recall. Incidents/Injuries Harbor Freight Tools has received 25 reports of the drill switch overheating, including six reports of burns to the hands and fingers, and five reports of minor property damage. Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drills and return the unit to the nearest Harbor Freight Tools store to receive a replacement drill. Sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide, Harbor Freight Tools catalog, and online at www.harborfreight.com between May 2011 and September 2015 for about $35 for item number 68239 and $46 for item number 68287. Importer(s) Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif. Manufactured in China



STIHL Recalls Edgers, Trimmer/Brushcutters, Pole Pruners and KombiMotors Due to Fire Hazard

-- 11/13/2015

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Units About 140,000 (in addition, about 16,000 were sold in Canada) Description This recall involves STIHL edgers with model number FC 56 C, trimmer/brushcutters with model numbers FS 40 C, FS 50 C, FS 56 C and FS 56 RC, pole pruners with model number HT 56 C and KombiMotors with model number KM 56 RC. The model number is located on the starter cover at the rear of the engine. The engine size is about 28 cc. The products are gray and orange with “STIHL” on the engine cover. The serial number range for all of the recalled units is 501830112 through 504083576. The serial number is located on the label on the bottom of the engine. Incidents/Injuries STIHL Inc. has received 319 reports of the fuel tank vents coming loose and fuel leaking. No fires or injuries have been reported. Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free inspection and repair. Sold at Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from November 2014 through September 2015 for between $200 and $400. Manufacturer(s) STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va. Manufactured in United States



GE Recalls Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Risk of Fire

-- 11/04/2015

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Units About 33,500 Description This recall involves GE Zoneline Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and heating units with listed serial numbers. These units are most often used in hotels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces. The GE logo is affixed to the control panel door. Units with the following models and serial numbers are included in this recall:



Philips Recalls Halogen Bulbs Due to Laceration and Burn Hazards

-- 09/11/2015

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Units About 370,000 Description This recall involves Philips 60W PAR 16 120V halogen bulbs manufactured from November 2013 to March 2015. Date codes that represent the month and year of production are painted on the bulb glass along with “PHILIPS Halogena PAR 16,” “China” and “60W/120/V.” Recalled bulb date codes include:



Touchless Kitchen Faucets Recalled by Lota Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

-- 09/11/2015

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Units About 4,500 Description This recall involves Glacier Bay and Sch?n brand touchless kitchen faucets that allow the user to waive a hand in front of a sensor to start and stop the flow of water, a pull-down sprayer head with a white LED light and a single handle to manually turn the water on and off. The touchless feature is powered by four 1.5V batteries installed into a battery box connected to the faucet. The Glacier Bay faucets include a matching soap dispenser. Glacier Bay is printed on the base of the Glacier Bay faucets. Sch?n is printed on the base of the Sch?n faucets. The Glacier Bay faucets were sold in chrome, Mediterranean bronze and stainless steel. The Sch?n faucets were sold in chrome and stainless steel. The model number and the manufacturing date are printed on the faucet’s black piping that connects the faucet to the kitchen’s water pipe under the sink. Manufacturing dates are the YY-MM-DD format, e.g. 14-10-29 was manufactured on October 29, 2014. The faucets have the following model numbers and manufacturing dates:



Robert Bosch Tool Recalls Dremel Rotary Tool Due to Burn Hazard

-- 08/28/2015

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Units About 93,000 (an additional 2750 sold in Canada) Description This recall involves the Dremel® MICRO™ Model 8050 Rotary Tool with date codes 407 through 505. The model number and date codes are located on the name plate of the product, which is on the side opposite the Dremel logo. Products are dark gray with a silver label and blue control buttons and have 8V lithium ion batteries. Incidents/Injuries Bosch Tool has received six reports from consumers of tools overheating. There are no reports of injuries. Remedy Consumers should immediately contact Robert Bosch Tool for information on a free repair. Sold at Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards and other home improvement, hardware and major retailers nationwide and online including www.acehardware.com, www.amazon.com, www.homedepot.com, www.lowes.com and www.menards.com from July 2014 through May 2015 for about $90. Importer(s) Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill. Distributor(s) Robert Bosch Tool Corp., of Mount Prospect, Ill. Manufactured in Mexico



Hearth & Home Technologies Recalls Pellet Stoves and Inserts Due to Laceration Hazard

-- 07/27/2015

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Units About 2,000 Description This recall involves Quadra-Fire® Mt. Vernon E2 pellet stoves and inserts. The cast iron pellet stove is about 32 inches high, 28 inches wide, 29 inches deep and has a matte black, sienna bronze, porcelain mahogany or porcelain black finish. The inserts are about 34 inches wide in front by 24 inches high by 15 inches deep. The viewing area is 21 inches by 14 inches and has a matte black, sienna bronze or porcelain mahogany finish. The following recalled model numbers are printed on the unit rating plate, which is located near the controls and in the instruction manual.



Hearth & Home Technologies Recalls Gas Fireplaces Due to Fire Hazard

-- 07/27/2015

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Units About 2,500 Description This recall involves Heat-N-Glo® and Heatilator® Corner Unit Series indoor gas fireplaces. The fireplaces are LP or NG-fueled corner units with tempered glass fronts. The following model numbers are printed on the unit rating plate, located near the controls used to operate the units, and in the instruction manual.



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