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Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Kidde-Recalls-Smoke-and-Combination-SmokeCO-Alarms/
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Recall Date: September 11, 2014
Recall Number: 14-275

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

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms

Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at (844) 553-9011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on Recalls for more information.

Recall Details

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


 

 

Lasko Recalls Portable Electric Heaters Due To Fire Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2011
Release #11-121

Lasko Recall Hotline: (800) 363-8044
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Lasko Recalls Portable Electric Heaters Due To Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Type of Product: Portable electric heater

Units: About 107,500 units.

Manufacturer: Lasko Products Inc., of West Chester, Pa.

Hazard: An electrical connection in the base of the unit can overheat, causing it to melt and expose the electrical connection, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lasko received a total of 36 reports of the electrical connection overheating with no reports of injury. There were 18 reports of minor burn damage to floors or carpets.

Description: The portable, electric, tower heaters are 20.5 inches tall x 8.25 inches wide x 9.25 inches deep. They are dark grey with silver front covers and black vent slats. The brand names Lasko or Air King are on the top, center of the front cover. The Lasko Model 5540 and Air King Model 8540 subject to this recall were manufactured in 2002 and have date codes that begin with a "2." The date code is on the label located on the bottom of the unit. The date code is a four-digit number on the bottom left area of the label, above the voltage number. Heaters with date codes beginning with "3," "4" or "5" are not subject to this recall.

Sold at: The Lasko Model 5540 was sold at Sam's Club and other retailers from September 2002 through early 2004 for $39 to $49. The Air King Model 8540 was sold primarily through the maintenance, repair and operating products supply company, W.W. Grainger Inc. from late 2002 to 2004 for approximately $80.00

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and contact Lasko to receive a free replacement heater.

Consumer Contact: For additional information and pictures of affected models, visit Lasko's website at www.Laskoproducts.com, or call Lasko anytime, toll-free at (800) 363-8044.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11121.html



 

Heaters sold at Wal-Mart Recalled!
Flow Pro, Airtech, Aloha Breeze & Comfort Essentials 1500-watt electric heaters, sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores between December 2001 and October 2009

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs

Washington, DC 20207


October 5, 2010
Alert #11-702

 

Fire Alarm Control Panels Recalled by Fire-Lite Alarms Due to Alert Failure

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Building managers should stop relying on this product's models listed below to provide adequate fire warning. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Fire Alarm Control Panel

Units: About 530

Manufacturer: Fire-Lite Alarms of Northford, Conn.

Hazard: The recalled fire alarm control panels used with an SLC-2LS expander module can fail to sound an alarm in the event of a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description and Models: This recall involves the Fire-Lite model MS-9600LS Series control panel that uses the SLC-2LS Expander Module. The following control panel model numbers included in this recall are: MS-9600LS, MS-9600LSC, MS-9600LSE, MS-9600UDLS, MS-9600UDLSE, UNIMODE9600LS and UNIMODE9600UDLS. The control panel is the main portion of the fire alarm system. The software in the expander module tells the system to sound an alarm and flash warning lights. The words "Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell" and the model number are located on the front of the fire alarm control panel.

Sold by: Authorized wholesalers and distributors nationwide from October 2008 through March 2010 for between about $875 for the expander module and $2,285 for the control panel. These distributors resold and/or installed the control panels and modules for use in commercial facilities such as office buildings.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Building managers should contact Fire-Lite Alarms for a free software upgrade. Fire-Lite Alarms is contacting its customers directly.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Fire-Lite Alarms' technical service department at (800) 627-3473 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.firelite.com



 

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CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054. To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain recall and general safety information by logging on to CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.go

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2010
Release #10-182 

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 826-8546
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Lennox Hearth Products Recalls Vent-Free Gas Logs and Fireplaces Due to Gas Leak and Fire Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Superior VFGL Vent-Free Gas Log Sets and VF Vent-Free Fireplaces

Units: About 5,700

Manufacturer: Lennox Hearth Products, of Nashville, Tenn.

Hazard: The front burners of vent-free gas log set fireplace inserts and the vent-free fireplaces can fail to ignite allowing gas to escape and posing a fire or explosion hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Lennox received two reports from installers of the log sets failing to light. No injuries were reported.

Description: The recalled products are Lennox Superior brand VFGL Log Sets and VF4000, VF5000 and VF6000 fireplaces. Log sets are comprised of ceramic-fiber logs with a dual gas burner system and are designed to be placed in a wood-burning fireplace or a ventless firebox enclosure. Fireplaces are comprised of log sets, a ventless firebox enclosure and accessories. Each product has a metal rating plate attached to the grate of the log sets or to the frame of the fireplaces containing the unit's model number, serial number and other information. The following models are affected by this recall:

Vent-Free Gas Log Set Models
VFGL18 - MSN - 4
VFGL18 - MSP - 4
VFGL24 - MSN - 4
VFGL24 - MSP - 4
VFGL28 - MSN - 4
VFGL28 - MSP - 4
VFGL18 - VSN - 4
VFGL18 - VSP - 4
VFGL24 - VSN - 4
VFGL24 - VSP - 4
VFGL28 - VSN - 4
VFGL28 - VSP - 4

Vent-Free Gas Fireplace Models
VF4000 - CHN - 2
VF4000 - CHP - 2
VF4000 - CMN - 2
VF4000 - CMP - 2
VF5000 - CMN - 2
VF5000 - CMP - 2
VF6000 - CMN - 2
VF6000 - CMP - 2


Included in this recall are units with serial numbers starting with "6408C" through "6408M," and those starting with "6409." Units that had repairs made to the burner assembly between March 2008 and December 2009 are also included.

Sold by: Various fireplace and HVAC retailers and installers from March 2008 through December 2009 for approximately $540 to $775 for the log sets and $1,300 to $1,850 for the fireplaces.

Manufactured in: U.S.A.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled log sets and fireplaces and contact Lennox for information about how to arrange for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Lennox Hearth Products at (800) 826-8546 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.lennoxhearthproducts.com


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