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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:



Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Oil Filled Heaters Due to Scald Hazard

-- 01/30/2015

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Units About 34,000 in United States Description This recall involves Holmes brand oil-filled heaters that are black or white in color. The heaters included in the recall are about 23 inches tall, 6 inches deep and 12 inches wide and have model number HOH3000 or HOH3000B printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The “Holmes” logo is near the power switch and temperature control. Products affected have a code on the heater plug blade within the following range: G192 through G298. No other codes are affected. Incidents/Injuries The firm has received approximately 40 reports of units that unexpectedly sprayed heated oil, resulting in reports of property damage involving damaged carpet and fabrics. No injuries reported. Remedy Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heater, unplug it and contact Sunbeam for instructions on how to obtain a full refund. Sold at Target and small department stores nationwide from August 2014 through November 2014 for about $50. Distributor(s) Sunbeam Products, Inc., Boca Raton, Fla. Manufactured in China



Keurig Recalls MINI Plus Brewing Systems Due to Burn Hazard

-- 12/23/2014

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Units About 6.6 million in the U.S. and 564,000 Canada Description This recall involves Keurig® MINI Plus Brewing System with model number K10 (previously identified as model number B31). Recalled brewers have an identification number starting with “31” followed by a range of numbers printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer. They are single-serve, hot beverage brewers and were sold in 13 different colors with silver trim. Colors include black, red, white, cobalt blue, aqua blue, purple, platinum, emerald, yellow, orchid, bayberry, mauve and poinciana. The recalled brewers measure about 11 inches tall, have a “Brew” button, three cup size brewing options (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.), and a removable drip tray. The water tank is located on top of the unit towards the back. K10 is marked on the packaging. Recalled units were produced between December 2009 and July 2014 and can be identified by the serial number printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer:



Lenovo Recalls Computer Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

-- 12/10/2014

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Units About 500,000 in the U.S. and 44,000 in Canada Description This recall involves Lenovo's LS-15 AC power cord manufactured from February 2011 to December 2011. The power cords were distributed with IdeaPad brand B-, G-, S-, U-, V- and Z-series laptop computers and Lenovo brand B-, G- and V-series laptop computers. The recalled power cords are black in color and have the "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end. The manufacture date code in the format REV: 00 YYMM is on a label attached to the cord. Incidents/Injuries None reported in the U.S. or Canada. Lenovo has received reports from outside the U.S. of 15 incidents involving overheating, sparking, melting and burning. No injuries were reported. Remedy Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled power cords and contact Lenovo for a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power. Sold at Laptop computers with the AC power cords were sold at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.lenovo.com from February 2011 through June 2012 for between $350 and $1,500. Manufacturer(s) Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, N.C. Manufactured in China



Sanus Simplicity Television Wall Mounts Recalled by Milestone AV Technologies Due to Impact Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco

-- 10/17/2014

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Units About 207,000 Description This recall involves the Sanus Simplicity model SLF5. The wall mounts are black and made of metal. They are about 30 inches long and 18 inches tall. The center bar of the mount can extend out to about 13 inches. The mounts fit most 37 inch to 80 inch, flat-panel televisions up to125 lbs. The words “Sanus Simplicity” are located on the top left corner of the box the product is sold in and on the instructions manual. The words are not found directly on the product. The model numbers can be found on the product label sticker located on the metal wall plate, under the plastic cover that covers the top horizontal bar. Incidents/Injuries Milestone has received two reports of the television becoming detached from the arm assembly. One injury to a shoulder has been reported. Remedy The company is contacting consumers and providing a free repair kit. Consumers should follow the instructions to do the repair provided in the letter and contact Milestone if they have any questions or concerns. Sold exclusively at Costco from July 2013 to September 2014 for about $125. Importer Milestone AV Technologies LLC of Eden Prairie, Minn. Manufactured in China



Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure

-- 09/29/2014

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Units About 1.2 million in the United States and about 112,000 in Canada Description This recall involves Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014. They are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. The il2010S and il2010SCO come with sealed 10 year batteries inside. The KN-COSM-IBA model has a compartment on the front for installation of replaceable AA backup batteries. The alarms are white, round and measure about 5 to 6 inches in diameter. Kidde is engraved on the front of the alarm. Kidde, the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back of the alarm. “Always On” is also engraved on the front of alarms with sealed 10-year batteries. Incidents/Injuries None reported Remedy Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement smoke or combination smoke/CO alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms. Sold at CED, City Electric Supply, HD Supply, Home Depot, Menards Inc. and other retailers, electrical distributors and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and shopkidde.com from January 2014 through July 2014 for between $30 and $50. Importer Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc., of Mebane, N.C. Manufacturer Fyrnetics Ltd. of Hong Kong Manufactured in China



SolarWorld Recalls Solar Systems with Copper Grounding Lugs Due to Electrocution, Electric Shock or Fire Hazard

-- 08/22/2014

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Units About 1.3 million in the U.S. and 210,000 in Canada Description This recall includes SolarWorld solar systems installed with bare-copper grounding lugs installed after June 1, 2010. These solar systems use energy from the sun to generate electricity within a system circuit. The installation instructions for SolarWorld solar systems sold after June 1, 2010 called for the use of GBL-4DB lugs for grounding. SolarWorld has revised these installation instructions to explicitly call for tin-coated lugs, specifically Ilsco part number GBL-4DBT. “T” is for tin-coated and indicated by the silver color of the lug. Incidents/Injuries The firm has received one report of corrosion related to the bare copper lugs. No injuries have been reported. Remedy Customers may be able to identify from the ground whether a tin-coated lug (silver) or a bare-copper lug (brown) has been used on their solar panels. Consumers who can identify the improper lugs should contact SolarWorld for replacement. If customers cannot determine which grounding lugs were used, they should contact SolarWorld to have an authorized SolarWorld agent inspect the installation and replace the lugs with tin-coated grounding lugs or equally safe alternative remedy at no cost to consumers. SolarWorld is requesting that distributors and others remove SolarWorld’s installation instructions dated before June 2014 from their websites or other commercial information sources. Sold through SolarWorld installers and distributors, or other distribution companies from June 2011 to June 2014 for about $1,000 to $10,000 depending on system size. Distributor SolarWorld Americas, of Camarillo, California, a subsidiary of SolarWorld AG, of Bonn, Germany.



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