October is an opportune time to check up on the latest recalls to ensure the products our families are using are safe.
To help keep your home and family safe this fall, we want to let you know of some of the most recent household-related product recalls that could potentially affect you and your family.
Sale Dates: January 2014 through July 2014
Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement smoke or combination smoke/CO alarm. Until the replacement alarms are installed, consumers should continue to use the recalled alarms.
Recall Contact Information: 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. Click on “Recalls” for more information.
Sale Dates: March 2013 through February 2014
Model Number: 400 series: 429AT, 429C, 429CAD, 429CRT, 429CST, 429CT, 429CTAD, 449AT, 449C, 449CRT, 449CSRH, 449CSRT, 449CST, 449CSTE, 449CT and 449CTE 500 Series: 511C, 518C, 521B, 521BXT, 521B-10PKDMP, 521B-10PKG, 521BXT-10PKG, 521BXT-DMP-10PKG, 528B, 528CRXT, 541C, 541C-10PKG, 541CXT, 541CXT-10PK and 548C
Hazard: Alarms from both of these manufacturers can malfunction due to radio frequency interference according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The malfunction can cause a failure to alert consumers of a fire.
Remedy: Customers should immediately contact their security or fire system provider to determine if any of their units are included in the recall. If so, they will receive free replacement and free installation of new smoke detectors. Consumers should not take the alarms out of service until the replacement alarm has been installed. Only professional installers should remove and replace these units.
Recall Contact Information: Contact Edwards at (800) 655-4497 select option 5, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Or, go online to www.edwardsfiresafety.com and click on “Contact Us.” Contact Interlogix toll-free at (855) 286-8889 select option 2, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Or, go online to www.interlogix.com and click on “Customer Service” for more information.
Sale Dates: February 2014 through August 2014
Hazard: The neck of the stand can crack and cause the television to tip over unexpectedly, posing a risk of impact injury to the owner.
Remedy: Consumers using the stand assembly (neck and base) should immediately detach it, place the television in a safe location and contact AmTRAN Video for a replacement stand neck. Consumers with wall-mounted televisions should request a replacement neck in case the stand assembly is needed for future use.
Recall Contact Information: Contact AmTRAN Video toll-free at (855) 328-6650 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Or, go online to www.jvc-tv.com and click on the “Safety Notice” tab at the bottom of the page for more information.
Sale Dates: QVC TV during January 2014 and online at QVC.com from December 2013 to February 2014
Hazard: Water can enter the base and cause the circuit board to short circuit and overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled humidifiers, unplug them and contact Great Innovations for a repair kit. Great Innovations is contacting known consumers directly by mail.
Recall Contact Information: Call Great Innovations toll-free at (844) 600-1370 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Or, go online to www.greatinnovations.tv and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
Sale Dates: May 2014 through June 2014
Hazard: The plastic insulator located inside the stainless steel probe is not heat resistant and can melt and fall into food, posing an ingestion hazard.
Remedy: Owners should immediately stop using the recalled temperature probes and contact iDevices for a free replacement.
Recall Contact Information: Contact iDevices LLC toll-free at (888) 313-7019 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Or, visit the firm’s website at www.iDevicesinc.com and click on “Pro Probe Recall” on the bottom of the page for more information.
Sale Dates: June 2014 through July 2014
Hazard: The rear frame support can fail during lifting, posing an impact hazard. The owner’s manual can have missing or duplicated pages, which means consumers may not have received important operating or safety information.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free repair of the rear frame support and replacement of the owner’s manual. American Honda is contacting all registered customers directly.
Recall Contact Information: Call American Honda toll-free at (888) 888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Or, go online to www.powerequipment.honda.com and click on “Recalls and Updates” under the heading “Service and Support” at the bottom of the page for more information.