Product recalls or recall notices announced recently. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or telephone numbers listed.
Sears is re-announcing the recall of nearly 800,000 dehumidifiers because of new reports of fires and because so few consumers have responded to the first recall.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says Sears has received seven additional reports of shorting and fire linked to the Kenmore dehumidifiers. One case resulted in severe burns to a person’s foot. Three of the fires caused more than $300,000 in property damage.
During the original recall last year, CPSC said Sears had more than 100 reports of problems with the dehumidifiers, including property damage and several cases of smoke inhalation.
The recall involves 35-, 50- and 70-pint dehumidifiers with a Kenmore logo. They were manufactured by LG Electronics Appliance Co. between 2003 and 2005.
Details: by phone at 855-400-4641; online at Kenmoredehumidifierrecall.com.
About 554,000 LED Light Bulbs imported by Lighting Science Group Corp. of Satellite Beach, Fla. and manufactured by Citizen Electronics and Lighting Science Group of China; sold at various retailers including hardware, lighting and electrical supply stores.
The 120-volt bulbs, sold as 6- or 8-watt bulbs, were marketed under the names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers are on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed.
The bulbs can overheat during use, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures; eight were accompanied by smoke or fire conditions. There have been no reports of personal injuries.
Details: online at www.lsgc.com/recall.
About 9,200 strollers made in China by Bugaboo International B.V. of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and imported by Bugaboo Americas of El Segundo, Calif.
The stroller has an aluminum and plastic frame with rubber wheels, a removable seat and bassinet, a removable “U”-shaped carry handle, an under-seat storage bag and a sun canopy. Strollers included in the recall have serial numbers from 19010 11153 00001 to 19010 51248 00215.
They were sold by Buy Buy Baby, Toys R Us and other baby product stores nationwide and online at Bugaboo.com and other retailers from September 2012 to March 2013 for between $889 and $1,600.
The carrying handle can break and detach, posing a fall hazard. The removable carry handle is used to transport the bassinet or seat separately from the chassis. Bugaboo has received 16 reports of carry handles breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Detail: by phone at 1-800-460-2922, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays; by email at email@example.com; online at www.bugaboo.com.
About 6,500 Basic Beat BB201 standard egg shaker toy instruments made by Bongo Logic Development Ltd. They are about the size of small eggs and have a “Basic Beat” label printed on the front. The instruments have Lot Number 0E0212 on the bottom. They were sold from July 2012 through October.
The outer “end cap” that is glued onto the top, smallest part of the egg can come off, posing a small part choking or aspiration hazard. There have been three reports of ends popping off, no injuries reported.
Details: phone 800-397-9378; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; online at www.westmusic.com.
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