Touchless Kitchen Faucets Recalled by Lota Due to Fire and Burn Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

The battery box used to power the faucet’s sensor can short circuit, overheat and/or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Recall date: September 10, 2015
Recall number: 15-240
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Glacier Bay and Schӧn kitchen faucets

Hazard:

The battery box used to power the faucet’s sensor can short circuit, overheat and/or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

Lota USA/Parts Helper toll-free at 877-580-5682 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET, on Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET, or online at www.lotausa.com and click on “Recall” or at www.homedepot.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 4,500

Description

This recall involves Glacier Bay and Schӧn brand touchless kitchen faucets that allow the user to waive a hand in front of a sensor to start and stop the flow of water, a pull-down sprayer head with a white LED light and a single handle to manually turn the water on and off.  The touchless feature is powered by four 1.5V batteries installed into a battery box connected to the faucet. The Glacier Bay faucets include a matching soap dispenser.  Glacier Bay is printed on the base of the Glacier Bay faucets. Schӧn is printed on the base of the Schӧn faucets. The Glacier Bay faucets were sold in chrome, Mediterranean bronze and stainless steel. The Schӧn faucets were sold in chrome and stainless steel. The model number and the manufacturing date are printed on the faucet’s black piping that connects the faucet to the kitchen’s water pipe under the sink. Manufacturing dates are the YY-MM-DD format, e.g. 14-10-29 was manufactured on October 29, 2014. The faucets have the following model numbers and manufacturing dates:

 

 Model Number
Manufacturing Date
Brand
 Description
67536-1001 14-10-29 through  15-04-14 Glacier Bay Touchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (chrome)
67536-1027H2 14-10-29 through  15-04-14 Glacier Bay Touchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (Mediterranean bronze)

67536-1008D2

14-10-29 through  15-04-14 Glacier Bay Touchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (stainless steel)

67558-0101

14-10-29 through  15-04-14  Schön Schön modern kitchen modern sensor pulldown (chrome)

67558-0108D2

14-10-29 through  15-04-14  Schön Schön modern kitchen sensor pulldown (stainless steel)
Incidents/Injuries

The firm has received six reports of the faucet’s battery box overheating, melting and/or smoking, including one report of a fire in the box and one report of a burn to a consumer’s thumb.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately unplug and remove batteries from the faucet’s battery box and contact Lota USA for a replacement battery box for the faucet.

Sold exclusively at

The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2015 through May 2015 for about $225.

Importer(s)

Lota USA, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Manufactured in

China

  • Recalled kitchen faucet

  • Recalled Glacier Bay faucet and location of model number and manufacturing date