Archive for the ‘safety recall’ Category
It’s already hot and I’ve been feeling really lazy lately but I wanted to quickly post some recent recalls. The first is for a chest freezer. While these are usually placed in the garage for extra storage a potential fire hazard deems it worthy of a mention.
Haier America is recalling about 41,000 chest freezers manufactured in China under their name and the”Black and Decker” name due to a faulty circuit board. The board can overheat and potentially cause a fire. This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall in November 2010.
If you own one of these freezers, try to find a place to store the freezer’s contents so you can unplug it as soon as possible. Call Haier America; toll-free at (877) 878-7579 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET to schedule your free repair.
The next recall comes from one of my favorite lighting manufacturers. Currey and Company is recalling 10 models of chandeliers manufactured by YQF Lighting Manufacturer Co, LTD, of China due to defective wiring that could potentially shock you when trying to change a light bulb.
At this time, there are no reported incidents of electrical shock to consumers, however the hazard exists. If you have the following fixtures, you should disconnect the power and contact Currey and Company for a free replacement or repair toll-free at 877-617-1032 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET or send them an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the canopy label to see if your model is part of the recall. Most chandeliers are 21″ wide and 55″ high and were sold between January 2010 and February 2013.