Recalls Start Off With A Bang | March 1, 2018

United States and Canada | It was a busy first day of the month for the Consumer Product Safety Commission or commonly known as CPSC.  Today, there were three recalls issued.

PACKAGED TERMINAL A/C, HEAT PUMPS (GOODMAN COMPANY)

Goodman Company Recalls Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

These products are being recalled due to burn and fire hazards.  About 534,000 U.S. products along with about 3,400 in Canada are affected.  Customers should contact the company at 888-803-0512 or got to their website at https://www.amana-ptac.com to request a free repair kit and installation by an authorized technician.  The company states they are contacting Commercial owners directly and being provided with free repair kits.

There have been nine reports of these units catching fire, including one report of smoke inhalation that required medical attention.

TABLE2TABLE 6-IN-1 HIGHCHAIRS (GRACO)

Highchair Front

Graco Table2Table 6-in-1 Highchairs sold exclusively at Walmart are being recalled due to the rear legs that can pivot out of position  and pose a fall hazard to the child in the highchair after it becomes unstable.

There have been 38 reports of the rear leg pivoting out of position injuring five children who suffered bumps and bruises after  their highchair fell over when they were in it.

The company states to have consumers to stop using the product immediately and contact the manufacturer directly for a free repair kit.

There are approximately 36,000 U.S. products along with 3,200 sold in Canada.  Consumers can reach Graco at 800-345-4109 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.gracobaby.com and click on Support, then Product Recalls for more information.

GEM 65 8-IN-1 MULTICOOKERS (FOSHAN LINSHINE TECHNOLOGY CO – CHINA)

Gem 65 8-in-1 multicooker

About 104,000 GEM 65 8-in-1 multicookers are being recalled  due to being a fire hazard.  These are sold exclusively at Walmart.  The importer is Double Insight Inc. of Canada.  The manufacturer is Foshan Linshine Technology Co., Guangdong, China.

You can reach Double Insight toll-free at 888-891-1473 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday or online at www.instantpot.com and click on “Product Recall” or visit www.gemmulticooker.com for more information.

The recall states that there is a manufacturer defects which can cause the product to overheat and melt on the underside and posing a fire hazard.   There is no remedy except for a replacement.  Stop using and unplug immediately.  Return to Walmart for a free replacement.

There have been 107 reports of overheating which five cases resulted in minor property damage.  No injuries were reported.

Do you have an unsafe product and don’t know how to report it?

If you know of or have an unsafe product, go to http://www.SaferProducts.gov to the Report an Unsafe Product tab and answer all of the questions on the page.   Businesses, you can also report as well.  If you wish to find out more about Current and Former Recalls and Reports , there is a third tab on this same website.

(Source:  CPSC.gov)

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