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Best Buy Announces Multi-Product Recall

by BROOKE GOLD HASSON | Aug 13, 2014

Electronic Devices Present Significant Fire and Burn Risk

Best Buy has released a large list of various consumer electronics that it is recalling due to many different hazards, such as fire risks, burns, shocks, flying parts and chemical skin irritations.

These recalls were issued by Best Buy because it was the chief store where many items were sold and it is also providing free service on some products. As with all recalled goods, ensure you follow the proper replacement or fix steps before starting to use your device.

The product recalls below may impact you even if you did not buy your goods at Best Buy, as the company notes that these items were also sold at Magnolia and local liquidation stores, plus national liquidation chains such as Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom and TechLiquidators.

Unfortunately, the companies aren’t 100% sure of how many devices were sold, so the recall size is unclear.

canon-t4iCanon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras

Sale Dates: June 2012 through July 2012

Hazard: A chemical used in the camera’s rubber grips can result in a reaction that poses a risk of skin irritation to the user. Before irritation is caused, the chemical usually changes grips from black to white, so this can be a warning sign.

Remedy: Obtain and install free replacement grips provided by Canon. Some Best Buy locations may also help with replacement-grip installation.

Recall Contact Information: Canon toll-free at (855) 902-3277 between 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday; or visit its website at www.usa.canon.com and click on the “Recalled to Repair” section.

coby-tv-300x217Coby Televisions Model TFTV3229

Sale Dates: August 2011 through November 2013

Hazard: The sets have internal issues that cause them to catch fire and also potentially ignite other items near your TV.

Remedy: Colby Electronics USA has gone out of business, but Best Buy is still allowing you to return this items. It will provide a gift card for a replacement item, though amount and replacement units have the potential to vary. If you’ve bought this at another store, such as hh Gregg or Toys R Us, these companies are offering similar replacement opportunities.

Recall Contact Information: Call Best Buy at (800) 566-7498 or use the www.BestBuy.com website’s Product Recalls section at the bottom of the page.

super-cube-definitive-283x300Definitive Technology SuperCube 2000 Subwoofers

Sale Dates: November 2012 through January 2013

Hazard: An internal failure with the subwoofer’s level input jack (RCA jack) can cause a harmful shock hazard.

Remedy: Definitive Technology will provide a free replacement, including any shipping costs.

Recall Contact Information: Call Definitive Technology at (800) 228-7148 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, or go online at www.definitivetechnology.com and click on “view the recall notice on select SuperCube 2000 models” link at the bottom.

dishwasher-geGE Dishwashers

Sale Dates: March 2006 through August 2009

Models:

Brand

Model Number Begins With:

Serial Number Begins With:

GE
GE Adora
GE Eterna
GE Profile

GLC4, GLD4, GLD5, GLD6, GSD61,
GSD62,GSD63, GSD66, GSD67,
GSD69, GLDL,PDW7, PDWF7,
EDW4, EDW5, EDW6,GHD4,
GHD5, GHD6, GHDA4, GHDA6

FL, GL, HL, LL, ML, VL, ZL,
AM, DM, FM, GM, HM, LM,
MM, RM, SM, TM, VM, ZM,
AR, DR, FR, GR

Hotpoint

HLD4

 

Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a fire hazard.

Remedy: GE will provide a free repair or replacement. The service technician may not be directly from GE, but they will be certified to do the repair work on your dishwasher.

Recall Contact Information: Call GE toll-free at (866) 918-8760 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit its website at www.geappliances.com/recall.

GreeGree Dehumidifiers

Sale Dates: January 2005 through August 2013

Models:

Model number

Capacity

Date code range

13-06090

30-pint

All units

13-06091

45-pint

All units

13-06092

50-pint

All units

13-06093

70-pint

All units

GDN20AH-K4EAB1A

20-pint

All units

GDN20AH-K5EBB3A

20-pint

All units

GDN30AE-A3EBA8A

30-pint

All units

GDN30AH-A4EBB1A

30-pint

All units

GDN40AH-A4EBB1A

40-pint

All units

GDN45AH-A3EBB2A

45-pint

All units

GDN50AF-A3EBA8A

50-pint

All units

GDN50AF-A3EBA8B

50-pint

All units

GDN70AF-A3EBA8A

70-pint

All units

GDN70AF-A3EBB3A

70-pint

All units

GDN70AI-A3EBB2A

70-pint

All units

GDNE30AEBA1A8A

30-pint

All units

GDNE40AEBA1A8A

40-Pint

All units

GDNE50AFBA1A8A

50-pint

All units

GDNE65AFBA1A8A

65-pint

All units

 

Hazard: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing a significant fire and burn hazard.

Remedy: Gree is providing a full refund for the items. Consumers can also opt in for a replacement in some cases.

Recall Contact Information: Call Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or go online to www.greeusa.com and click on Recall.

Other brands have noted similar recalls and published them since early 2013. A list of all 2.2 million recalled dehumidifiers can be found here.

isi-171x300iSi North America Twist’n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation Systems

Sale Dates: June 2010 through March 2012

Hazard: The plastic bottles can explode under pressure, expelling plastic parts, resulting in an injury hazard to anyone nearby.

Remedy: iSi will provide a refund, while Best Buy will provide store credit.

Recall Contact Information: iSi at (800) 645-3595 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.twistnsparkle.com for refund information. Contact your local Best Buy store to see if it is participating in the store credit program.

13031_-LG-Range_5_LARGE-207x300LG Electronics Electric Ranges

Sale Dates: January 2006 through June 2010

Models:

Recalled ranges include models:

  • LRE30451,
  • LRE30453,
  • LRE30755,
  • LRE30757, and
  • LRE30955ST.

They were sold in black, white and stainless steel and with a smooth black ceramic glass top cooking surface. Recalled ranges have serial numbers starting with 512, 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 611, 612, 701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 712, 801, 802, 803, 804, 805, 806, 807, 808, 809, 810, 901, 902, 903, 904, 905, and 906.

Hazard: Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase at random, posing a great fire and burn damage.

Remedy: LG will provide free repair through technicians and in-stores at some Best Buy or other retail locations.

Recall Contact Information: Call LG toll-free at (855) 400-4638 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, or visit www.LG.com/us and click on Public Notices.

lg-gas-dryer-176x300LG Electronics Gas Dryers

Sale Dates: November 2009 through August 2010

Models:

Model Numbers

Serial Numbers

DLG0452W

001KW**00001 through 001KW**00090

 

911KW**00271 through 911KW**00630

 

 

DLG1320W

001KW**00001 through 001KW**01518

 

002KW**00001 through 002KW**00450

 

911KW**00184 through 911KW**00561

 

912KW**00001 through 912KW**00090

 

 

DLG2051W

001KW**00001 through 001KW**03150

 

002KW**00001 through 002KW**01620

 

911KW**00061 through 911KW**01860

 

912KW**00001 through 912KW**02520

 

Hazard: The gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures can burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation.

Remedy: Free repair provided by LG.

Recall Contact Information: Call LG toll-free at (855) 400-4638 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, or visit www.LG.com/us and click on Public Notices.

samsonite-dual-converter-300x217Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converters

Sale Dates: January 2011 through December 2012

Hazard: The converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Full refund either in stores or through Samsung. For in-store refunds, bring your device to Best Buy directly.

Recall Contact Information: Call Samsonite at (800) 382-7259 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, send an email to recall@samsonite.com or visit the company online at www.samsonite.com/recall to find out about your recall options.

Large-1-13030-Entertainment-Chair-178x300Sauder Woodworking Company: 31 Gruga Office Chairs

Sale Dates: August 2009 through September 2012

Models:

Description

Model

UPC

Black Fabric Butterfly Chair

403612

42666601627

Executive Chair Leather Brown

404237

42666604659

Executive Chair Leather Black

404238

42666604666

Executive Chair Fabric Black

404240

42666604680

Executive Chair Leather Black

404241

42666604697

Manager’s Chair Fabric Black

404242

42666604703

Manager’s Chair Leather Black

404243

42666604710

Task Chair Fabric Black

404244

42666604727

Task Chair Fabric Black

404245

42666604734

Task Chair Fabric Black

404246

42666604741

Exec Chair Leather Black

404260

42666604888

Manager’s Chair Fabric Black

404261

42666604895

Executive Chair Fabric Silver/Brown

404279

42666605335

Executive Chair Leather Burnt Brown

404281

42666605359

Air Seat Managers Chair

404370

42666605373

Black Micro Fabric Executive

404398

42666607742

Premium Executive Leather

405147

42666609678

Premium Executive Fabric

407688

42666609685

Fabric Manager’s Chairs

407702

42666609708

Leather Manager’s Chair

407894

42666609722

Deluxe Fabric Task Chair

407895

42666609739

Executive Fabric Mesh Chair

407896

42666609746

Executive Mesh Back Chair

407897

42666609920

Task Chair

408989

42666104920

Vinyl Manager’s Chair

408993

42666101561

Deluxe Leather Executive Chair

409977

42666101578

X-Vibe Entertainment Chair

410409

42666105187

X-Vibe Entertainment Chair

410573

42666105170

Duraplush Mid Manager’s Chair

410593

42666104883

Duraplush Manager’s Chair

410879

42666104890

Air Comfort Executive Chair

412429

42666109284

 

Hazard: The seat plate can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Free replacement seat plate.

Recall Contact Information: Call the Sauder Woodworking Company toll-free at (888) 800-4590 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or www.Sauder.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

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