A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.
Consumers should remove the alarm from the wall/ceiling and visually inspect it through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. Consumers should not attempt to take apart the alarm, open the casing, or otherwise remove the yellow cap themselves. If a yellow cap is present, the consumer should immediately contact Kidde to receive instructions and request a free replacement smoke alarm. They should remove and discard the recalled smoke alarm only after they receive and install the replacement alarm. If no yellow cap is present, consumers should reinstall the smoke alarm and no further action is needed.
About 452,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 40,000 were sold in Canada.)
The reverse-mow option switch can malfunction and allow the riding lawn mowers to unintentionally mow when being driven in a reverse direction, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact a Briggs & Stratton dealer to schedule a free repair.
About 18,000 (In addition, about 300 were sold in Canada)
The HVAC’s humidimizer fan can fail to shut off when a connected smoke detector is tripped, posing a fire hazard.
Purchasers should immediately contact their Carrier dealer for a free repair, which consists of free replacement and installation of the electronic control board. The firm is contacting all known purchasers.
The snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children.
Consumer should immediately take the recalled holders away from young children and contact Handi-Craft for further instructions to receive a replacement product or comparable merchandise of equal or lesser value.
About 590,000 (in addition, about 10,500 were sold in Canada)
Improper wire crimping by the manufacturer can cause the unit to overheat, smoke, or melt, posing a burn hazard.
Consumers with recalled wall heaters purchased between July 2015 and August 2016 should immediately contact eheat for a free repair.
About 35,000 (in addition, about 700 were sold in Canada)
The chargers can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled combination battery charger and hand warmer and contact Beanworthy for a free replacement product. Beanworthy is contacting purchasers directly.
The bicycle helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of the federal safety standard for bicycle helmets, posing a risk of head injury.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and contact Louis Garneau for instructions on how to receive a free replacement helmet.
About 650 in the U.S. (In addition, about 550 were sold in Canada.)
The wi-fi switches can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled switches and contact Southwire to receive $4 to purchase a standard (non Wi-Fi) replacement switch. In addition, consumers will receive a full refund once the recalled Wi-Fi switch is returned to Southwire. Consumers should hire an electrician to perform the replacement and Southwire will reimburse them for this cost.
About 24,000 (In addition, about 6000 were sold in Canada)