Recent product recalls or recall notices. Details are available in most cases at www.cpsc.gov and other websites or telephone numbers listed.
About 119,000 Gerber Bear Grylls Parang Machetes imported by Gerber Legendary Blades of Portland, Ore.; sold at sporting goods stores nationwide and online January 2011-June 2012.
The curved blade machete has an overall length of 19.5 inches and a blade length of 13.5 inches. The handle is a dark gray textured rubber grip with wrist lanyard, orange trim and a “BG” on it. The blade is marked with the “GERBER” trademark and a Bear Grylls trademark. It comes in a black nylon sheath with orange and gray trim. The machetes were sold separately or as one of the products in Gerber’s Apocalypse Survival Kit. They were made in China.
A weakness in the area where the handle meets the blade can cause the handle or the blade to break during use, posing a laceration. The firm has received 24 reports of breakages, including one report of a laceration injury.
Details: 877-314-9130 weekdays noon-8 p.m.; online at www.gerbergear.com.
More than 600,000 Mr. Coffee single-cup brewers are being recalled because of a burn hazard. The units are imported by Jarden Consumer Solutions. A build-up of steam in the water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open and expel hot coffee grounds and water. Jarden has received 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, including 59 reports in the U.S. of burn injuries.
About 870 Emerson Corsair Ceiling Fans imported by Air Comfort Products, a division of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo.; sold at fan and lighting stores nationwide and websites, including www.emersonfans.com and www.amazon.com, January 2009-June 2012. The Corsair model has two blades and 44- or 52-inch blade spans. The fans were sold in two finishes, oil-rubbed bronze and antique pewter. They were made in China.
The hanger bracket can spread apart due to heat from the motor and/or out-of-balance operation, causing the fan to fall from the ceiling, posing a risk of injury to bystanders. Emerson is aware of three reports of the Corsair fans falling from the ceiling. No injuries have been reported.
Details: 866-994-8759 weekdays 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. www.emersonfans.com.