Fu San Machinery Recalls Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines

Release #13-064  Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 779-9200
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

The valves can crack and cause gas to leak. This poses fire and explosion hazards.

Fu San Machinery Recalls Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Low Lead Ball Valve/Shut-Off Gas Valves

Units: About 163,000

Importer/Distributor: Aqualine, of Corona, Calif.; AY McDonald Manufacturing Co., of Dubuque, Iowa; FNW, of Portland, Ore.; Hodes Co., of Kansas City, Mo.; Legend, of Auburn Hills, Mich; Leonard Valve, of Cranston, R.I. and Mueller of Memphis, Tenn.

Manufacturer: Fu San Machinery Co. Ltd., of Taiwan

Hazard: The valves can crack and cause gas to leak. This poses fire and explosion hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves seven brands of sweat and threaded, low lead ball valves used in flammable gas piping systems used in commercial or residential settings. They are brass shut-off valves assembled with pipe lines of 3/4 inch and 1 inch and have a date code 1103 through 1112, in YYMM format, where YY is the year and MM is the month. The date code is located under the valve handle. The pipe size is marked on the body of the valve. Fu San’s logo and the “O” marking designated for low lead valves are marked on the valves’ neck under where the handle assembles. The word “Taiwan” appears on the handle as a country of origin marking. The valves were sold under the following brand names and model numbers:

Brand Name | Model Number | Valve Dimensions/Sweat or Threaded Valves
Aqualine | BBV-075-LF | 3/4 inch/Threaded
Aqualine | BBV-075S-LF | 3/4 inch/Sweat
Aqualine | BBV-100-LF | 1 inch/Threaded
Aqualine | BBV-100S-LF | 1 inch/Sweat
AY McDonald | 72032S | 3/4 inch/Sweat
AY McDonald | 72032T | 3/4 inch/Threaded
FNW | FNWX410AF | 3/4 inch/Threaded
FNW | FNWX410AG | 1 inch/Threaded
FNW | FNWX411F | 3/4 inch/Sweat
FNW | FNWX411G | 1 inch/Sweat
Hodes Co. | 40-642 | 1 inch/Threaded
Hodes Co. | 40-662 | 1 inch /Threaded
Hodes Co. | 40-677 | 3/4 inch/Sweat
Hodes Co. | 40-687 | 3/4 inch/Sweat
Hodes Co. | 40-678 | 1 inch/Sweat
Hodes Co. | 40-688 | 1 inch/Sweat
Legend | T1002NL | 1 inch/Threaded
Leonard Valve | 83503 | 3/4 inch/Sweat
Leonard Valve | 83504 | 1 inch/Sweat
Leonard Valve | 83538 | 3/4 inch/Threaded
Leonard Valve | 83539 | 1 inch/Threaded
Mueller 107-844NL | 3/4 inch/Sweat

Sold by: Fu San Machinery directly to seven distributors nationwide from April 2011 through January 2012 for between $13 and $20.

Manufactured in: Taiwan

Remedy: Consumers should turn off the gas supply until a replacement gas valve has been professionally installed. Consumers should contact Danville Sales which, on behalf of Fu San Machinery, will provide compensation of $300 to reimburse customers for costs incurred to remove and return the valve and for purchasing and installing a replacement valve. The affected valve should be returned to the Danville Sales Office for Fu San Machinery with a photo depicting the valve in the gas line before removal and showing the date code on the valve, along with the address and details of the location where the valve was installed. The requested information, the recalled valve, and the consumer name and address should be sent to the address in the Consumer Contact paragraph. Upon receipt, Fu San will reimburse customers in the amount of $300.

Consumer Contact: Danville Sales Office for Fu San Machinery, 1101 N. Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; toll-free at (855) 779-9200, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.fsvalve.com.tw, then click on the Safety Recall Notice button for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13064.html

BatteriesPlus Expands Recall of Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 856-3232
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

BatteriesPlus Expands Recall of Battery Packs Used with Cordless Tools Due to Explosion Hazard

The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to consumers.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Rayovac NI-CD and Rayovac NI-MH Cordless Tool Battery Packs

Units: About 65,300 (about 111,800 were recalled in December 2011).

Importer: BatteriesPlus LLC, of Hartland, Wis.

Hazard: The replacement battery pack can explode unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: BatteriesPlus has received three additional reports since the previous recall of exploding batteries, including one report of an injury to a consumer’s finger.

Description: This recall involves all RAYOVAC-branded replacement battery packs used with cordless power tools and have part numbers beginning with “CTL.” “RAYOVAC,” “NI-CD” or “RAYOVAC,” “NI-MH” and a part number beginning with “CTL” are printed in white lettering on the product. The battery packs were sold in voltages ranging between 2.4 and 18 volts in various sizes and shapes. They were sold as replacement batteries to the following brand tools: Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Lincoln, Milwaukee, Panasonic, Ryobi and Skil.

Sold exclusively at: BatteriesPlus retail stores nationwide and online at www.batteriesplus.com between June 2008 and July 2012 for between $60 and $70.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and remove the battery packs from cordless tools. Consumers can contact BatteriesPlus for instructions on how to return the product for a store credit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact BatteriesPlus toll-free at (877) 856-3232 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.batteriesplus.com and click on Recall Notices/Bulletins at the bottom of the page.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12267.html

iSi North America Recalls Twist’n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 645-3595
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

iSi North America Recalls Twist’n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System Due to Explosion Hazard

Twist'n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System plastic bottles.

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Twist’n Sparkle Home Beverage Carbonation System plastic bottles.

Units: About 162,700

Importer: iSi North America Inc, of Fairfield N.J.

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

Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of nine incidents involving exploding plastic bottles including three in which consumers received cuts to various parts of their upper body.

Description: The products are plastic bottles used as a part of the iSi Twist’n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation System. The recalled bottles were sold in the Starter Set model number 1005 with one reusable bottle and the Bottle Set model number 1006 with two reusable bottles. The model numbers are printed on the bottom of the box. The recalled plastic bottles are available in one size and two colors of caps/bottoms, white or gray.

Sold at: Williams-Sonoma, QVC and other national retailers and websites from June 2010 to March 2012 for approximately $50 for the Starter Set and $30 for the Bottle Set.

Manufactured in: Austria and Hungary

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and either contact iSi or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the product for a refund or store credit. For products purchased online, contact the online retailers for instructions on how to ship the returns and receive a refund or credit. Note that the US Postal Service does not accept CO2 gas chargers for shipment by mail.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact iSi at (800) 645-3595 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.twistnsparkle.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12217.html

General Electric Recalls Gas Rangetop with Grill

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 645-3956
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

General Electric Recalls Gas Rangetop with Grill Due to an Explosion Hazard

GE has received six reports involving explosions in units operating on LP gas, including reports of damage to kitchen cabinets beneath the Rangetop. No fires or injuries have been reported.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: GE Monogram(r) Pro Rangetop with Grill

Units: About 470

Manufacturer: Leiser, Mexico

Importer: General Electric – Appliances, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: Burners on Rangetops operating on liquefied petroleum (“LP” or propane) may fail to ignite or light if the gas control knob is left in a position between OFF and LITE, posing a risk of delayed ignition or explosion.

Incidents/Injuries: GE has received six reports involving explosions in units operating on LP gas, including reports of damage to kitchen cabinets beneath the Rangetop. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: The Grill units operate on liquefied petroleum (“LP” or propane) or natural gas. The Rangetop units are either 36 or 48 inches wide with a stainless steel finish and the GE Monogram(r) badge located on the front center of the unit. The burner control knobs are located on the front panel that overhangs the cabinet. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label located behind the far left burner knob, or on the bottom of the unit.

The following models and serials are included in this recall:

Brand: Monogram(r)
Model Number Begins With | And Serial Number Begins With
LP Model ZGU364LRP, ZGU484LGP, ZGU486LRP Natural Gas Model ZGU364NRP, ZGU484NGP ZGU486NRP | AS, AT, AV, DS, DT, DV, FS, FT, FV, GS, GT, GV, HR, HS, HT, HV, LR, LS, LT, LV, MR, MS, MT, RR, RS, RT, SR, SS, ST, TR, TS, TT, VR, VS, VT, ZR, ZS, ZT

All LP models and only natural gas models that have been converted for use with LP gas are included in the recall. GE will notify known owners of natural gas units and provide a free repair for any consumers who converted their Rangetop with Grill to LP gas.

Sold by: General Electric authorized representatives and distributors nationwide from May 2008 through August 2011 for between $3,400 and $4,700, as determined by retailers.

Manufactured in: Mexico

Remedy: Consumers who are operating the product on LP (propane) gas should stop using the product immediately, turn off the gas supply to the product, and contact GE to schedule a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact General Electric toll-free at (866) 645-3956 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1418

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12021.html