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Are These 15 Recalled Products in Your Florida Home?

by PTI Marketing | Oct 19, 2016

The start of a new season is a great time to check up on the latest recalls to ensure that the products in your home are safe.

In addition to tackling your fall home maintenance checklist, take a moment to do a recall check and review the following recent product recalls that could impact you and your family.

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Smartphone

Sale Dates: August through September 2016

Hazard: The lithium-ion battery can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard.

Remedy: You should immediately stop using and turn off the recalled Galaxy Note7 device. Contact your wireless carrier or retail outlet, or visit www.samsung.com, to receive a new Galaxy Note7 with a different battery, a refund, or a new replacement device.

Recall Contact Information: Contact your wireless carrier or place of purchase, call Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197 any time, or go online at www.samsung.com.

Samsung Top Loading Washing MachineSamsung Top-Loading Washing Machine

Sale Dates: March 2011 through April 2016

Hazard: The unit may experience abnormal vibrations that could pose a risk of personal injury or property damage when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant items.

Remedy: You should use the lower speed delicate cycle when washing bedding, bulky or water-resistant materials until a solution is announced.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Samsung toll-free at 844-483-3881 or online at www.samsung.com.

GE Profile Top-Loading Clothes Washer

GE Top Loading Clothes WasherSale Dates: June 2003 through October 2011 

Hazard: An electrical component in the washer can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: You should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled washer and contact GE Appliances for a free repair.

Recall Contact Information: Contact GE Appliances toll-free at 877-830-9732 Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) or online at www.geappliances.com.

Kohler Portable Generator

Kohler portable generatorSale Dates: June 2014 through May 2016

Hazard: The generator has a wiring error that can pose an electrical shock risk if an electrical device is plugged in.

Remedy: You should immediately stop using the recalled generator and contact Kohler to schedule a free repair by your local authorized dealer.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Kohler Power Systems toll-free at 866-667-4835 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET), via email at generator.feedback@kohler.com, or online at www.power.kohler.com.

Whirlpool Microwave Hood Combinations

Whirlpool Microwave Hood ComboSale Dates: January 2014 through April 2016

Hazard: Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: You should immediately stop using the recalled microwave, unplug the unit and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Whirlpool Corporation toll-free at 800-990-6254 Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET) or online at www.repair.whirlpoolcorp.com.

Black Decker Blower Vacuum MulcherBLACK+DECKER Electric Blower/Vacuum/Mulcher

Sale Dates: May 2013 through September 2016

Hazard: The fan cover can unlatch unexpectedly, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: You should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact BLACK+DECKER for a free repair kit, which includes a replacement fan cover.

Recall Contact Information: Contact BLACK+DECKER toll-free at 866-937-9805 Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET), via email at recall@sbdinc.com, or online at www.blackanddecker.com.

Sauder Woodworking Four-Drawer Chest (sold exclusively at Walmart.com)

Walmart Sauder Four Drawer ChestSale Dates: April through June 2016

Hazard: The recalled chest is unstable unless it’s properly anchored to the wall, posing a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard. Due to a manufacturing problem, this chest does not comply with the voluntary safety standard (ASTM F2057-14).

Remedy: You should immediately stop using the recalled chest if it’s not properly anchored to a wall and place it in an area that children cannot access. Sauder Woodworking is contacting all known purchasers directly and sending free repair kits and wall anchoring kits.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Sauder Woodworking toll-free at 800-523-3987 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) or online at www.sauder.com.

Flos Pendant Light Fixture

Flos Pendant Light Fixture

Sale Dates: January 2008 through July 2016

Hazard: The dome on the light fixture can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact.

Remedy: You should contact the firm or place of purchase to schedule the installation of a free repair kit by a qualified technician. Prevent family and guests from standing directly under the fixture until it’s repaired.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Flos toll-free at 888-952-9541 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET), via email at info@flousa.com, or online at www.flos.com.

Brown Jordan Services Swivel Patio Chair

Brown Jordan Swivel Patio Chair

Sale Dates: October 2012 through January 2015

Hazard: The base of the chair can break during normal use, posing a fall hazard.

Remedy: You should immediately stop using the chair and contact Brown Jordan Services for a free repair kit.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Brown Jordan Services toll-free at 855-899-2127 Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) or online at www.brownjordan.com.

Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles

Eggo Whole Wheat Waffles

Sale Dates: "Best if used by" November 21, 2017 and November 22, 2017

Hazard: The waffles could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria, which can cause serious infections in children, the frail or elderly and anyone with a weakened immune system.

Remedy: You should throw away the affected product and contact Kellogg for a full refund.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Kellogg toll-free at 800-962-1413 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET) or online at www.kelloggs.com.

Tyson Fully Cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets

Tyson Fully Panko Chicken Nuggets

Sale Dates: Made on July 28, 2016

Hazard: The chicken nuggets have be contaminated with hard plastic. Even the slightest exposure to the food might cause serious, adverse health consequences.

Remedy: You should discard the product, cut the UPC and date code from the back of the packaging and mail it to Tyson Foods for a full refund.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Tyson Consumer Relations toll-free at 866-328-3156 or e-mail comments@tyson.com.

ALEX Jr. Baby Builder, First Pops and First Snaps

ALEX Jr Baby Builder First Pops

Sale Dates: Baby Builders were sold from December 2009 through June 2016. First Pops were sold from March 2009 through June 2016. First Snaps were sold from March 2009 through October 2010.

Hazard: Small parts of the plastic toy building sets can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Remedy: You should immediately take the recalled building set away from children and contact ALEX for a prepaid shipping envelope to return it. ALEX will send you a full refund upon receipt of returned sets.

Recall Contact Information: Contact ALEX toll-free at 844-310-6691 anytime or online at www.alexbrands.com..

Babies‘R’Us Pacifier Clips

Babies R Us Pacifier Clips

Sale Dates: February 2015 through April 2016

Hazard: The pacifier clip’s spring mechanism can break and release small parts, posing a choking hazard.

Remedy: You should immediately return the pacifier clip to Babies ‘R’ Us or Toys ‘R’ Us for a refund.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Toys ‘R’ Us toll-free at 800-869-7787 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET) or online at www.toysrus.com.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Containing Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pieces

Blue Bell Ice Cream

Sale Dates: July 26 through August 22, 2016

Hazard: Cookie dough used in the ice cream may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Remedy: You should not eat the recalled product and are encouraged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Blue Bell Ice Cream toll-free at 979-836-7977 Monday through Friday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST).

Evenflo Evolve Booster Seat

Evenflo Evolve Booster Seat

Sale Dates: Manufactured prior to February 9, 2016

Hazard: Children can potentially access and activate the harness adjustment button without adult assistance, and potentially loosen the harness.

Remedy: You should contact Evenflo for a free remedy kit that will prevent child access and activation of the harness adjustment button.

Recall Contact Information: Contact Evenflo toll-free at 1-800-233-5921 or online at www.evenflo.com.