A fire hazard resulted in the recall of two models of 3M Filtrete Air Purifiers. The Ultra Quiet and Maximum Allergen are included in the Consumer Product Safety Council’s recall. The product’s serial numbers start with specific letters, E, F, G, H, I or J. There have been two reported incidents as of yet. In one case, the purifier overheated and in the other it caught fire. If you think your device might be part of this recall, you are urged to unplug it immediately and discontinue using it. The company will provide a pre-paid shipping box so that customers can return the product for a free replacement, according to news reports.
A civil penalty totaling $400,000 will be paid by Kolcraft Enterprises due to a safety recall concerning one million play yards. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the civil penalty today. The play yards were recalled in 2009 after 350 customers reported them collapsing, resulting in 21 injuries, including one concussion. The company also agreed to implement changes with compliance systems. The products sold from January 2000 to January 2009 and were recalled due to a side rail failing to latch, according to news reports.
Approximately 286,000 Pampered Chef garlic slicers were recalled due to blades detaching while its being used. One customer reported a cut finger, while 23 customers reported blades detaching. The garlic slicers were sold separately along with a peeler. Customers are urged to stop using them right away and contact the company for a replacement. The Pampered Chef independent consultants operate across the country. The product was made in China and sold between 2009-2011 for about $14 each, according to news reports.
After receiving notice from the government, Hyundai will no longer recall 227,000 vehicles that were believed to have a faulty brake pedal. The Australian government told them the recall was unnecessary since it doesn’t pose a safety concern. The automaker is conducting a campaign to fix the defect, anyways, which affects seven vehicle models. The prolem is resulting in a faulty switch delaying the light turning on when brakes are pushed, while other cases involve the car failing to move out of park or start, according to news reports.
5,400 Ariens 920014 Snow-Throw snow blowers were recalled by Briggs & Stratton because they pose a fire hazard. The problem is caused by a carburetor-bowl nut that may cause fuel to leak. The snow blower was sold between August and September of 2012 for approximately $800-1000. The device is 24 inches wide, with a specific model number along with warranty code. Customers are urged to discontinue using the device immediately and contact the company for a free repair, according to news reports.
A voluntary recall of Zachary Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs was recently announced due to the potential for Salmonella contamination. The recall was initiated as a response to a test, and the company is taking extra precaution and recalling the entire lot of products. They were packaged in white crates with specific UPC numbers and Best-Buy dates. There have not been any reports of illness received by the company. They halted production and will continue to investigate the problem, according to news reports. Those who own this product should return them immediately.
A massive beef recall is under investigation in Canada. Safeway brand burgers including Gourmet Meat Shoppe Prime Rib Burger are being investigated. They were made on August 14, 2012 in Bramptom, Ontario. They have a best-by date of August 14, 2013. They’ve recalled the product as a precaution, and will await investigations to determine if there’s a contamination. Two people became ill and tested positive for E. coli on February 13, sparking the investigation. An E. coli contamination was discovered recently in beef products from XL Foods, which resulted in a temporary closure, according to news reports.
Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums are undergoing a recall because objects that are sucked into the unit may break through the housing. This may result in a laceration hazard for customers. Customers are urged to contact Homeline Consumer Products to replace the hazardous unit. Approximately 241,000 vacuums are included in the recall, and so far one report of a problem with the product has been reported. They were made in China and sold in Home Depot stores across the country and online, according to news reports.
Salmonella was discovered in dog treats made by Kasel Associated industries. All the products made at a plant in Denver are included in the recall. Salmonella can be transferred from pets to humans, and symptoms including nausea, cramping, and vomiting are some possible symptoms. The treats were distributed across the country between April 20 and September 19. As of yet, no cases of illness have been reported regarding these products, according to news reports. Customers should return them immediately.
6,500 folding step stools are undergoing a recall by Cramer LLC because it may cause the consumer to fall. The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall due to the potential for falling. Cramer, based in Kansas City, has gotten 14 reports of cracking or breaking involving the Task It folding step stools, resulting in two injuries. Those injuries led to back and neck pain, along with headaches for customers. The stools were made in China and sold in office supply stores online from January to December, 2012, according to news reports.