Samsonite Recalls Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits

Samsonite Recalls Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: February 12, 2013

Recall number: 13-119

Name of product: Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits

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: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled travel converters and contact Samsonite to return the product for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Samsonite; toll-free at (800) 382-7259 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; at e-mail recall@samsonite.com or online atwww.samsonite.com/recall

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Samsonite-Recalls-Dual-Wattage-Travel-Converter-Kits/

Units: About 20,000

Description: This recall involves the Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converter Kits used to make standard U.S. and Canadian appliances usable abroad. The kit includes one black converter to change 220-volt AC electricity to 110-volt AC, two adapter plugs with round prongs, two with flat prongs and one grounded adapter plug with three flat prongs. The converter has a red switch to adjust the wattage of the appliance from 50 to 1600 watts. The words “Dual-Wattage Converter” and “Do Not Use 50W on Hair Dryer” appear on the front of the converter. The Samsonite logo appears on each piece in the set.

Incidents/Injuries: Samsonite is aware of three converters overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold at: Retail stores nationwide and at the Samsonite on-line store from January 2011 through December 2012 for approximately $35.

Importer: Samsonite LLC, of Mansfield, Mass.

Manufactured in: China

BlueStar Wall Ovens Recalled

BlueStar Wall Ovens Recalled by Prizer Painter Stove Works Due to Fire Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: February 7, 2013

Recall number: 13-117

Name of product: BlueStar(tm) residential gas wall ovens

Hazard: Some of the wall ovens have been improperly installed and/or have damaged flexible gas appliance connectors, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ovens, contact BlueStar for instructions on identifying affected units and to schedule a repair.

Consumer Contact: BlueStar; at (800) 449-8691, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online atwww.bluestarcooking.com and click on “Recall” for more information.

Photos available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/BlueStar-Wall-Ovens-Recalled-by-Prizer-Painter-Stove-Works/

Units: About 940

Description: This recall involves all colors of three models of BlueStar gas-powered stainless steel wall ovens manufactured prior to November 23, 2012. Oven sizes include 24-, 30- and 36-inche wide units. Each of the three sizes was available for use with natural gas or liquid propane. The propane version is designated by the letter “L” at the end of the model number. Model numbers and date codes are located on the rating plate inside the control panel. There is a BlueStar logo on the upper left front of the oven, above the door.

Model Name |  Model Numbers  (Applies for all colors)

24-Inch BlueStar(tm) residential wall oven with swing door | BWO24AGS BWO24AGSL

30-Inch BlueStar(tm) residential wall oven with French doors |  BWO30AGS BWO30AGSL

36 -Inch BlueStar(tm) residential wall oven with French doors | BWO36AGS BWO36AGSL

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a fire, resulting in property damage to the cabinet that held the oven. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Appliance stores and authorized kitchen equipment dealers nationwide between January 2008 through November 2012 for between $2,250 and $3,900.

Manufacturer: Prizer Painter Stove Works Inc., of Reading, Pa.

Manufactured in: United States

Gems Sensors Recalls Pressure Transducers Used in Fire Pump Controllers

Gems Sensors Recalls Pressure Transducers Used in Fire Pump Controllers Due to Risk of Failure in a Fire

The transducer can fail to accurately detect water pressure in a fire suppression sprinkler system. This could cause the sprinkler system to fail to activate and pump water to the sprinklers in the event of a fire.

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: Gems 3100 Pressure Detectors/Transducers

Units: About 25,000

Importer: Gems Sensors Inc., of Plainville, Conn.

Hazard: The transducer can fail to accurately detect water pressure in a fire suppression sprinkler system. This could cause the sprinkler system to fail to activate and pump water to the sprinklers in the event of a fire.

Incidents/Injuries: None.

Description: The Gems 3100 Pressure Transducer is used to detect pressure in a range of applications, including the detection of water pressure as part of a fire pump controller in a fire suppression sprinkler system. The transducer has “Gems Sensors & Controls,” as well as the 18- digit part number, printed on a label affixed to the center of the transducer. Part numbers beginning with “3100″ are included in this recall.

Sold by: Gems sold the recalled 3100 Pressure Transducers directly to end-users and through distributors from January 2006 through February 2012 for about $250.

Manufactured in: England

Remedy: Contact Gems to receive enhanced twice monthly inspection instructions and information about a free replacement transducer, when warranted. End-users who use the 3100 Pressure Transducer in other applications in which water pressure is measured should contact Gems to determine if their units are affected.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, call the company toll-free at (855) 877-9666, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.gemssensors.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/prhtml12/12156.html

 

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 877-9666
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Hy Cite Enterprises Recalls Royal Prestige Thermal Wall Pots and Pans

Hy Cite Enterprises Recalls Royal Prestige Thermal Wall Pots and Pans Due to Burn and Fire Hazard

The cookware can collapse, crimp or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: January 17, 2013

Recall number: 13-098

Name of product: Royal Prestige 9-Ply Thermal Wall Cookware

Hazard: The cookware can collapse, crimp or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard to the consumer and nearby property.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the cookware immediately and contact Hy Cite for instructions for sending the cookware to the firm for repair.  Damaged pots and pans will be replaced.

Consumer Contact: Hy Cite Enterprises at (800) 609-9577 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT on Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturdays or at www.royalprestige.com orwww.hycite.com and go to the Recall Information link.

Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13098.html

Units: About 1.7 million

Description: This recall involves stainless steel 9-ply “Thermal Wall” pans sold under the “Royal Prestige” brand name. The products were sold individually and in sets. The following cookware is included in this recall:

* 1.5 qt. saucepan
* 2 qt. saucepan
* 3 qt. Dutch oven
* 4 qt. Dutch oven
* 6 qt. Dutch oven
* 8 qt. Dutch oven
* 8″ skillet
* 10.5″ skillet
* 10″ paella pan
* 14″ paella pan

Recalled pots and pans have a seal including “Thermal Wall” and “9-Ply” imprinted on the bottom of the pot or pan.

Incidents/Injuries: The company is aware of 1,136 reports of cookware collapsing, crimping or deforming, including one report of consumers getting spattered with hot oil when the pan collapsed inward while cooking.

Sold at: Independent distributors of Hy Cite Enterprises sold this product through door-to-door sales for between $250 to $800 for individual products and from $800 and $3,500 for sets.

Importer: Hy Cite Enterprises LLC, of Madison, Wis.

Manufacturer: Meyer Europe, SRL, of Verdellino, Italy

Manufactured in: Italy

Toro Riding Mowers Recalled

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 493-0090
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

Toro Riding Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

The traction drive belt can wear through the mower’s fuel tank and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

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: Toro(r) Z Master(r) Riding Mowers

Units: About 2,600 in the U.S. and 31 in Canada

Manufacturer: The Toro Co., of Bloomington, Minn.

Hazard: The traction drive belt can wear through the mower’s fuel tank and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Toro has received five reports of incidents. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves 2012 Toro Z Master Commercial 2000 Series ZRT riding mowers. The mowers are red and black. “Toro” and “2000 Series” are printed on the side and “Z Master Commercial” on the front of the mowers. The model and serial numbers are on a metal plate located at the front of the mower, below the seat, on the left-hand side. The following models and corresponding serial numbers are included in this recall: model number 74141 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000784; model number 74143 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312000887; and model number 74145 with serial numbers ranging from 312000101 to 312001178.

Sold at: Toro dealers nationwide from January 2012 through August 2012 for between $7,700 and $8,700.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled mowers immediately and contact a Toro dealer to schedule a free repair and/or to check if the repair has already been made to the mower. Toro has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers.

Consumer Contact: Toro; toll-free at (855) 493-0090, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.toro.com and click on Product Recall Information on the bottom right-hand side of the page for more information.

Note: Health Canada’s press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1727

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13048.html

Home Depot Recalls Homer’s All-Purpose Bucket Mug

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 527-0313
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Home Depot Recalls Homer’s All-Purpose Bucket Mug Due to Fire Hazard

The silver-colored simulated bucket handle below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard.

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: Mug

Units: About 3,700

Manufacturer: Mr. Christmas Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: The silver-colored simulated bucket handle below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled product is an orange ceramic mug about 4.5 inches tall with a large vertical cup handle on the side. The mug has the words “The Home Depot,” “Homer’s All-purpose Bucket” and a cartoon character with a utility bucket on the front. A silver-colored simulated bucket handle is just below the rim. The date “2012″ and the words “(C) Mr. Christmas” and “Made in China” are on the underside of the mug.

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores during October 2012 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mug and return it to a Home Depot store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Home Depot; toll-free at (877) 527-0313, then select “Other Brands” at the prompt; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.homedepot.com, then click on “Product Recalls.”

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/prhtml13/13056.html

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

Enesco Recalls Shelly’s Diner Collectible

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 436-3726
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Enesco Recalls Shelly’s Diner Collectible Due to Fire Hazard

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: Shelly’s Diner® Collectible Ceramic

Units: About 1,600

Distributor: Enesco, LLC, of Itasca, Ill.

Hazard: The diner’s power adapter can overheat and melt the adapter’s plastic housing, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: Enesco has received two reports of power adapters partially melting due to overheating. No injuries or property damage were reported.

Description: The recalled product is part of the Department 56 Original Snow Village collection of lighted buildings and comes with a traditional power cord that lights the interior and a separate power adapter that lights the exterior. The collectible is a ceramic building shaped like a diner and is approximately 10 ¼ inches long by 6 ¼ inches high and 4 ½ inches deep. This recall includes diners with date codes 03 12 JP01 or 05 12 JP01 stamped on the bottom of the diner.

Sold at: Holiday stores and gift shops nationwide and online at amazon.comfrom July 2012 through September 2012 for about $120.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the diner’s power adapter and contact Enesco for a free replacement adapter or a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Enesco, LLC at (800) 436-3726 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday CT or online at www.department56.com/recall 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/prhtml13/13067.html

Fireplaces and Inserts Recalled by Monessen Hearth Systems

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 406-9180
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Fireplaces and Inserts Recalled by Monessen Hearth Systems Due to Risk of Fire

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: Signature Command(tm) (electronically) Controlled Direct and B-Vent Gas Fireplaces and Inserts

Units: About 15,000

Manufacturer: Monessen Hearth Systems Co., of Paris, Ky.

Hazard: A control component in the fireplaces and inserts can prevent the unit from lighting though gas continues to flow, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves electronically controlled Majestic, Monessen and Vermont Castings direct-vent and B-vent gas fireplaces and inserts. Models included in the recall have serial numbers range from 11-X-027322 to 11-X-031501; 12-X-000275 to 12-X-015206, 11-P-032597 to 11-P-059389; and 12-P-000202 to 12-P-037583. The first two digits represent the year of manufacture, the letter represents the facility and the last six digits are sequential numbers, randomly selected. The serial number is printed on a rating plate, affixed to a cable inside the lower or side control door.

Sold at: Hearth dealers and distributors nationwide between October 2011 and October 2012 for between $1,030 and $8,160.

Manufactured in: United States and Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using and turn off the fireplace using the master control switch on the command center which is located inside the control door. Consumers should contact Monessen Hearth Systems Company to arrange a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Monessen Hearth Systems; toll-free at (877) 406-9180, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or website www.mhsc.com and click on “Recall Notice: Signature Command Defect” for more information.

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13033.html

LG Electronics Recalls Electric Ranges

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (855) 400-4638
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

LG Electronics Recalls Electric Ranges Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards 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: LG Electric Ranges

Units: About 161,000

Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of South Korea

Hazard: Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: LG has received 80 reports of incidents involving burners failing to turn off or the temperature setting increasing unexpectedly during use. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled ranges involve 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. The 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. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label that can be seen by opening the storage drawer at the base of the unit. The electric ranges are about 47½ inches tall to the top of the backguard, 29 inches wide and 28 inches deep.

Sold at: Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, and regional appliance retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2010 for between $800 and $1999.

Manufactured in: South Korea and Mexico

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact LG to schedule a free in-home repair. Consumers whose burner heat setting cannot be regulated by using the controls or who experience problems with a cooktop burner remaining on, should immediately stop using the recalled electric range until it is repaired.

Consumer Contact: LG; toll-free at (855) 400-4638, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, or www.LG.com/us and click on Public Notices in the Customer Services section 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/prhtml13/13031.html