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Brower Recalls Top Hatch Egg Incubators Due to Fire Hazard

  • Brower THI20 Top Hatch Incubator
  • Recalled incubators have a crank arm that snaps into place. The crank arm is not connected by a screw
Name of Product:
Egg Incubator
Hazard:
The base can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
January 02, 2013
Units:
About 2,500
Consumer Contact

Brower at (800) 553-1791, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.browerequip.com/recall.pdf

Recall Details

Description:

The product is a round, light gray plastic egg incubator with a clear plastic top used to hatch many different types of eggs. The incubator is 18 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. The recalled Model TH120 Brower Top Hatch Incubator has two main components-a tray and a base. A crank arm and a turner motor are located in the base. The crank arm snaps into place on the turner motor. The motor turns the crank arm which, in turn, rotates the tray.  The clear plastic top has an engraving which says, "THIS SIDE UP." The model number is located on the side of the packaging box.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company for a free replacement base.

Incidents/Injuries:

Brower received three reports of fires, all of which resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At
Mills Fleet Farm, Stromberg's Chick and Gamebirds, Unlimited and other farm supply retailers from January 2009 to September 2010 for about $190.
Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
13-085
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