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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Product Recall | Off-road Vehicles

The following ALERT was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on April 13, 2017.

Product Name | Ranger 900 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles.

# Affected | 51,000.

Reason |  A heat shield can fall off the vehicle, posing fire and burn hazards to riders.

Description | 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box, and “900” is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2015 Ranger 900 models and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver’s side towards the rear of the vehicle. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.

2015 RANGER CREW 900 SOLAR RED RANGER XP 900 EPS SANDSTONE METALLIC

Vehicle identification number (VIN) location on the ROVs  2015 RANGER CREW 900 EPS WHITE LIGHTNING

Incidents / Injuries | Polaris has received 13 incident reports involving the recalled ROVs, including five reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy | Get it repaired by contacting Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday and Friday, or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

NOTE:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Sold At | Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2014 through March 2017 for between $13,400 and $21,300.

Manufacturer / Importer | Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota.

Manufactured In | U.S. and Mexico.

POLARIS ALSO RECALLS ON THE SAME DAY

Product Name | Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

# Affected | 3,000.

Reason | The electronic power steering unit can malfunction, posing a crash hazard.

Description | This recall involves model year 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 model ATVs. The recalled ATVs have “Polaris” printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 450,” “Sportsman 570,” “Sportsman 850,” “Sportsman 1000” or “Scrambler 1000” printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit www.polaris.com.

MY 2017 Sportsman 450  MY 2017 Sportsman 570 6x6 EPS Sage Green

MY 2017 Sportsman 850 sp Matte-Sunset Re  Sportsman 570 VIN location

Incidents / Injuries | Polaris has received 15 reports of the electronic power steering unit malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy | Get it repaired by calling Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.polaris.com and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” for more information.

Sold At | Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2016 through March 2017 for between $6,900 and $13,300.

Manufactured | Same as above.

Built in the | U.S.

Source:  CPSC [https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/polaris-recalls-sportsman-all-terrain-vehicles-recall-alert]

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Product Recall | High Risk | Samsung Galaxy 7 Phones

Updated 2230 Hours PDT

RECALL DESCRIPTION

On September 15, 2016, U.S.-based Samsung Electronics of Ridgefield, NJ issued a recall through the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission of 1 Million of its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15th.

Courtesy: CPSC

These phones were manufactured in South Korea and China.

COUNTRIES AFFECTED

This affects products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

HAZARD

The  lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.

REMEDY

Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016.

Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where you purchased your device to receive free of charge a new Galaxy Note7 with a different battery, a refund or a new replacement device.  Go to www.samsung.com for more details.

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Courtesy: CPSC

If traveling, it is recommended that you shut off your completely.  Do not store in luggage or overhead compartments.

–> The Commission 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 by visiting this link:  http://www.saferproducts.gov/ <–

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HORSETANK WILDFIRE in Coconino NF [AZ] – June 18, 2015

Lightning ignited timber, litter and understory on June 6, 2015, in the Coconino National Forest, located 6 miles North of Strawberry and just South of Highway 260 near the Junction which merges with Highway 87 in Arizona.

#FireImages by Rand Snyder with the #USFS

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The fire is being managed by a Type 3 IMT and is currently under control with 1815 acres of the expected 5000 acres.  This is one of many, where the fire is eating away at hazards that will eventually bring back to a healthy state for the environment and the animals that feed in the area.

The fire is creeping and smoldering and burning pine needle.  Wet weather has aided firefighters stopping the scorching of larger brush.

Smoke is reportedly being seen from Highways 20, 87; I-17; Towns: Paxson, Pine, Strawberry, Blue Ridge and Verde Valley.

#FireImages by Rand Snyder with the #USFS.

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The following roads are closed until further notice:

Forest roads:  9366R, 9384A, 9381, 609 and part of 9361A.

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KEARNEY RIVER FIRE on Arizona State Forest Land – June 17, 2015

A NEW Wildfire has exploded on to the fire scene causing all kinds of fear and havoc amongst Firefighters and the residents that are being affected by this fast-moving fire event.

Photo Credit:  AZ Dept of Forestry/@inciweb

Photo Credit: AZ Dept of Forestry/@inciweb

FIRE STATUS

#KearneyRiverFire ignited on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, around 1103 hours this morning located on Arizona State Forest land.   It is burning Salt Cedar in the river bed and is expected to burn the bottom of the riverbed.

START TIME, ACRES SCORCHED

Photo Credit: AZ Dept of Forestry/@inciweb

Photo Credit: AZ Dept of Forestry/@inciweb

Around 1100 hours at the beginning of the fire, mainstream media began reporting this started out at 100 acres and resources were en route.  The fire has since exploded into 300 acres.

AGENCY PARTNERS

The following are Incident Cooperators:

  • Bureau of Land Management [BLM]
  • USDA Forest Service [USFS]
  • Avra Valley Fire Department [AVFD]
  • Caminos Fire [CFD]
  • Eloy Fire Department [EFD]
  • Golder Ranch Fire Department [GRFD]
  • Kearney Fire Deparment [KFD]
  • Queen Valley Fire Department [QVFD]
  • Winkelman Fire Department [WFD]

COMMAND STRUCTURE

This is in a Unified Command Structure with Arizona State Forestry [#AZFire] with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.  This event is considered as a Type 3 incident.

EVACUATIONS, SHELTER INFO

Evacuations are currently under way.  Media and additional sources are reporting about 200 homes are under this evacuation notice, equalling to around 300 residents.  Destroyed are 2 trailer homes, 1 vehicle and 2 sheds.

The Red Cross has opened a shelter as of 1800 hours MST [same as West Coast time now] this evening at the Superior High School located at 100 W May Drive in Superior, AZ.  Some media had stated 100 residents were staying on the Ray High School campus.  Unsure if residents are still there or this is a secondary location?

Photo Credit:  AZ Dept of Forestry/@inciweb

Photo Credit: AZ Dept of Forestry/@inciweb

RESOURCES ON SCENE

Current fire resources on-scene are:

  • 20 Engines
  • 5 Crews
  • 5 Water Tenders
  • 2 Single Engine Air Tankers [SEAT]
  • 2 Helos
  • 200 Personnel

INJURIES, CASUALITIES

No fire or civilians injuries or casualties have been reported.  [Note: We hope that still stays that way.]

FIRE STATUS

The fire has burned 300 acres and is fast-moving.  It is expected to burn the river bottom this evening.

TONIGHT’S FIRE PLAN

Tonight’s Priorities is to continue suppression with the aid of ground and aerial activities.

HASHTAGS 

Hashtags we are using:  #FireNews #WildFireNews #AZFire #KearneyRiverFire

Hashtags media using:  #AZFire #KearneyRiverFire

Photo Credit: AZ Dept of Forestry/@inciweb

Photo Credit: AZ Dept of Forestry/@inciweb

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GUADALUPE WILDFIRE | Coronado NF / Hildalgo Co NM | Update #3

The Guadalupe Wildfire, located approximately 30 miles East of Douglas, Arizona in the Coronado National Fire has grown to 5,974 acres, as of Saturday evening.  The lightning caused fire originally started on Tuesday, June 2nd around approximately 1000 hours.

#FireImages Courtesy of @inciweb

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The fire has reached a 10% containment status but it is still creeping at a minimal rate of speed.  Grass and brush are the main fire fuels burning at this time.

Firefighters are working hotspots identified after an aerial shot of the area on the Northwest flank within fire containment lines.  They will be continuing to hold and secure existing fire lines.

#FireImages Credit: The Forest Service – Coronado National Forest

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There are several ranch buildings and private properties that are at this time that are threatened but there are four [4] engines in place for structure protection.

Resources on scene are:

  • 12 Fire engines
  • 2 Type 1 heavy lift helos
  • 2 Light helos
  • 1 medium helo
  • 4 Type 1 Hotshots
  • 2 Type 2 Hotshots
  • 1 Type 2 Initial attack hand crews
  • 272 personnel

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PRODUCT RECALL | Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers by Apple | June 3, 2015

Cupertino CA

In partnership, Apple Inc and Beats Electronics LLC of Cupertino are recalling the Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers [Beats Pill XL Speakers] by Apple manufactured in China due to the battery to overheat and cause a fire.

#ProductImages Courtesy of #CPSC:

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There have been 8 incidents reported, with one consumer’s desk being burned and another receiving burns to his finger.

Affected Products

There are approximately 11,000 products in Canada and 222,000 in the United States.  Both the U.S. and Canada are working in conjunction with this product recall.

Refund

Contact Apple and ask for a refund.

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Consumer Contact

Apple Inc. online at www.apple.com or www.beatsbydre.com orwww.apple.com/support/beats-pillxl-recall or contact Apple Support toll-free at (800) 275-2273 anytime for more information.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

PRODUCT RECALL | Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums

Anderson, SC | Homelite Consumer Products Inc, the importer of Homelite’s 12-amp Electric Blower Vacuums model numbers UT42120, UT42120A and UT42121 has issued a recall for the listed consumer products.

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Over 800k products are being recalled inside the U.S. and over 40k in Canada are involved in the recall due.  These products were manufactured by Chinese companies Changzhou Globe Tools Ltd and Cixi City Best Power Tools Ltd of China.

The company has received 1,369 reports of the vacuum sparking, arcing, smoking or burning.  One minor injury has occurred.

The vacuums sold for $40.00 each were sold between January 2010 through March 2015, at Home Depot and Direct Tools Factory Outlet Stores. 

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The company is asking that you stop using the products and contact the store where the equipment was purchased.   Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com or the importer, Homelite at http://www.homelite.com or by phone at 800-597-9624. 0800-1700 EST, Monday through Friday.

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Product Recall | CreaMiser Refrigerated Creamer Dispensers due to Fire Hazards

Model 200

Broomfield CO | White Wave Foods formerly owned by CreaMiser Products of Phoenix Arizona products are currently under recall due to posing a Fire Hazard to Consumers.

PRODUCT MAKE/MODELS

This recall involves CreaMiser refrigerated coffee creamer dispensers for commercial use with model numbers 200, 210 and 400, digital thermometers and certain serial numbers. The plastic dispensers were sold in the following colors: black granite, gray granite and sand.

Models 200 and 210 have two creamer dispenser stations and model 400 has four creamer dispenser stations.  Model, serial number and “CreaMiser Products Corporation” are printed on a white sticker or metal name plate on the back of the dispensers.

RECALL NUMBER |  15-099

Model numbers Serial numbers
200 CP200-02001 through CP200-05151
210 CP210-00001 through CP210-01925
400 CP400-02001 through CP400-05500

Approximately 5,600 units are affected in this recall.

THE HAZARD

The “Hazard” lists the product’s inside relay the creamer dispenser can overheat posing a fire hazard.

Model 210

INCIDENT HISTORY

Seven have been reported.  Two were from fires inside a repair facility and five had digital thermometers melted. No injuries reported.

CONSUMER REMEDY

Owners should immediately unplug the recalled creamer dispensers, remove them from service and contact CreaMiser for a free repair.

CONSUMER CONTACT INFO

CreaMiser at (800) 905-3366 from 0730 – 1630 Hours Mountain Time, Monday through Friday or online atwww.creamiser.com and click on “CreaMiser Refrigerated Creamer Dispensers Recalled by WhiteWave” below the menu on the left side of the home page for more information.

Model 400

 

CPSC story & link | http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/CreaMiser-Refrigerated-Creamer-Dispensers-Recalled-by-WhiteWave/

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CONSUMER PRODUCT RECALL: Shivvers Recalls Riding Lawnmowers due to Fire Hazard

RECALL INFO 

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Manufacturer

  • Shivvers Manufacturing of  Corydon, Iowa

Recall Date

  • 9/25/14

Recall Info

  • Fire Hazard

914

Incident History

  • 4 reported cases of overheating & melting
  • No injuries

Incident Reporting

Product Names

  • Country Clipper Riding Lawn Mowers aka
  •  Challenger
  • Charger
  • Edge
  • Jazee
  • Jazee Pro DLX

Model Year 2012

  •  2748KOJ-SR225
  • 2748KOJ-SR225
  • 2748KOJ-SR375
  • 2748KOT-SR225
  • 2752KOJ-SR225
  • 2752KOJ-SR375
  • 2752KOJL-SR375
  • 2752KOT-SR225
  • 2752KOT-SR375
  • 2760KOHJ-SR375
  • 2760KOHT-SR375
  • 2760KOJ-SR375
  • 2760KOT-SR1025
  • 2760KOT-SR1220

915

Model Year 2013

  •  2752KOJ-SR400
  • 2752KOJ-SR500
  • 2752KOT-SR400
  • 2752KOT-SR500
  • 2760KOJ-SR400
  • 2760KOJ-SR500
  • 2760KOJ-SR1030
  • 2760KOJ-SR1500

Model Year 2014

  • 2752KOJ-505
  • 2752KOT-505
  • 2760KOJ-505
  • 2760KOJ-1035
  • 2760KOJ-1505
  • 2760KOT-505
  • 2760KOT-1035
  • 2760KOT-1505

Number of Products, Location

  • 1650 in U.S.
  • 261 in Canada

916

Consumer Contact

  • Country Clipper:  800-344-8237
  • Hours: 0800 – 1700 CT
  • Monday – Friday
  • Online:  www.countryclipper.com. Click on “Recall” Left side of page.

Media Contact

  • Phone: (301) 504-7908
  • Spanish:  (301) 504-7800

Remedy

  • Stop using product & return to dealer
  • Dealers are nationwide

Source:  Consumer Product Safety Commission. http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Shivvers-Recalls-Country-Clipper-Riding-Lawn-Mowers/

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