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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.



Positec Tool Recalls Worx Brand Blower/Vacs Due to Shock Hazard

-- 06/26/2015

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Units About 24,300 and 370 in Canada Description This recall involves Worx brand electric blower/vacs. The blower/vacs are black, measure 11 inches high by 19.5 inches long and have the “Worx” logo printed on the side of the motor housing. The model and serial numbers are printed on the opposite side of the motor housing. Model number WG507 and a serial number in one of the following ranges are included in this recall.



Cree Recalls LED T8 Lamps Due to Burn Hazard

-- 06/05/2015

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Units About 700,000 in the U.S. (an additional 11,500 were sold in Canada) Description This recall involves Cree LED T8 lamps used indoors to replace traditional two pin T8 fluorescent tubes. The white lamps have a cylindrical shape and measure 48 inches long. The affected units are marked as “BT848 Series Lamp” with the product part number on the lamp itself or printed on a white label affixed to the lamp. A four digit date code is printed on the lamp under a statement that reads “Compatible with Instant Start, Rapid Start and Dimmable Electronic Ballasts.” Product numbers and UPC codes printed on the product packaging included in the recall are listed below:



Viking Range Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard

-- 05/22/2015

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Units About 52,000 in the U.S. and about 8,300 in Canada Description This recall involves Viking Range freestanding gas ranges sold in stainless steel, black, white and 21 different colors and finishes. The ranges were sold in various surface configurations: All burners or burners with griddle and/or grill. The ranges are about 36 inches tall to the top of the side trim, 30, 36, 48 or 60 inches wide and 24.5 inches deep to the end of the side panel. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label in one of three locations: On the bottom of the control panel above the door, on the front of the oven cavity below the control panel, or on the inside of the left side panel; which can be seen by removing the left front grate and burner bowl. Consumers should only search for the model and serial number when the range is not hot. Model and serial numbers beginning with the following are included in this recall:



Shark Vacuum Cleaners Recalled by Euro-Pro Due to Shock Hazard

-- 04/24/2015

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Units About 142,000 in the United States and about 650 in Canada Description This recall involves four models of Shark® brand Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® series upright vacuum cleaners. They are either maroon or purple in color and have a clear plastic middle section. Shark and Rotator are printed on the front of the vacuum cleaners. They measure about 45 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Recalled model numbers include NV650W, NV651, NV652 and NV660. The model number is printed on a silver sticker on the upper right-hand corner of the back of the unit. Models NV650W and NV652 are maroon. Model NV650W is sold directly to consumers by Euro-Pro and model NV652 is sold at retail stores. Models NV651 and NV660 are purple and are sold at retail stores. The date code is printed on the metal prong of the power plug and shows the week and year of manufacture in the WWYY format. Recalled units have date codes beginning with the number 48 or lower and ending with 14. Vacuum cleaners marked with a dimple or green circle sticker on the outside of the plastic cuff that holds the aluminum wand have been inspected by the firm and are not included in this recall. Incidents/Injuries The firm has received 62 reports of incidents in which the aluminum wand disconnected from the vacuum cleaner’s handle. No injuries have been reported. Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled vacuum cleaners and contact Euro-Pro to receive a free replacement wand. Sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Lowes, Target and other stores nationwide, online at www.sharkclean.com and through television infomercials from August 2014 through March 2015 for between $250 and $350. Importer(s) Euro-Pro Operating LLC, of Newton, Mass. Manufactured in China



Homelite Recalls Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

-- 04/17/2015

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Units About 823,000 in the United States and 41,000 in Canada. (Models UT42120 and UT42120A of this product were previously recalled in February 2013.) Description This recall involves Homelite 12 amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers UT42120, UT42120A and UT42121. Model 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 has received 1,369 reports of blower vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning, including one report of minor injury. Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and return them to any Home Depot or Direct Tools Factory Outlet store for a full refund. Sold at Home Depot and Direct Tools Factory Outlets stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from January 2010 through March 2015 for about $40. Manufacturer(s) Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd. and Cixi City Best Power Tools Co., Ltd., of China Importer(s) Homelite Consumer Products Inc., of Anderson, S.C. Manufactured in China



OWT Industries Recalls Electric Blower Vacuums Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Walmart

-- 04/17/2015

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Units About 225,000 in the United States. (Models 20254EG and 20254EGC of this product were previously recalled in February 2013.) Description This recall involves Expert Gardener 12 amp electric blower vacuums with model numbers 20254EG, 20254EGA, 20254EGB, 20254EGBC, 20254EGC and 21254EG. Model numbers are located on a label on the left side of the motor housing. The blower vacuums are green and black. “Expert Gardener” and “Blower Vac 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 OWT has received 16 reports of blower vacuums sparking, arcing, smoking or burning. No injuries have been reported. Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower vacuums and return them to any Walmart store for a full refund. Sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from January 2012 through March 2015 for about $40. Manufacturer(s) Changzhou Globe Tools Co. Ltd. and Cixi City Best Power Tools Co., Ltd., of China Importer(s) OWT Industries Inc., of Pickens, S.C. Manufactured in China



Kidde Recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Discharge

-- 02/13/2015

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Units About 4.6 million units in the U.S. and 175,000 in Canada Description This recall involves 31 models of Kidde disposable fire extinguishers with Zytel® black plastic valves. The recalled extinguishers are red, white or silver and are either ABC or BC rated. The ratings can be found to the right of the nameplate. Manufacture dates included in the recall are July 23, 2013 through October 15, 2014. A 10-digit date code is stamped on the side of the cylinder, near the bottom. Digits five through nine represent the day and year of manufacture in DDDYY format. Date codes for recalled units manufactured in 2013 are XXXX 20413 X through XXXX 36513 X and 2014 are XXXX 00114 X through XXXX 28814 X. A nameplate affixed to the front of the fire extinguisher has one of the following model numbers:



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