EPI ID: 
67477
Name of product:
Batteries in refurbished cellphones
Hazard:

The cellphone battery can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
August 16, 2017
Units:
About 10,200 batteries
Consumer Contact:

FedEx Supply Chain at 800-338-0163 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.exchangemybattery.com for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves batteries placed into refurbished AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 4 cellphones by FedEx Supply Chain and distributed as replacement phones through AT&T’s Insurance program only. FedEx and Samsung have determined that some of the recalled batteries are counterfeit and show anomalies that can lead the batteries to overheat. The batteries are non-OEM, which means they were not supplied as original equipment by the phone’s manufacturer, Samsung.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery and power down their smartphone.  Consumers who own the recalled battery will receive by mail from FedEx Supply Chain a free, new replacement battery and a postage paid box to return the recalled cellphone battery. A green dot has been affixed to the replacement batteries.  FedEx Supply Chain is directly contacting consumers.

Incidents/Injuries:

FedEx Supply Chain has received one report of a counterfeit battery overheating. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.  

Sold At:

The refurbished cellphones were distributed by FedEx Supply Chain and provided as replacement phones only through AT&T’s Insurance program between December 2016 and April 2017.

Distributor(s):

FedEx Supply Chain Logistics & Electronics, Inc., of Cranberry Township, Pa.

Manufactured In:
Unknown
Recall number:
17-762
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
Name of product:
Battery chargers in the video game controller
Hazard:

The battery chargers can overheat and damage the video game controller, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
March 14, 2017
Units:
About 121,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 7,250 were sold in Canada and 2,560 in Mexico)
Consumer Contact:

Performance Designed Products at 800-263-1156 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.pdp.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves Energizer® XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers used to charge XBOX ONE video game controllers. The chargers are black plastic and measure about 3.5 inches long, 5 inches wide and 11 inches tall.  “Energizer®” is printed on the charger’s label. Item number 048-052-NA is printed on the bottom of the chargers. The chargers hold up to two XBOX controllers.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery chargers and contact Performance Designed Products to return the chargers for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The company has received 24 reports of the chargers overheating and deforming the charger’s plastic cover, including 6 reports of chargers emitting a burning odor. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Best Buy, GameStop and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and other online retailers from February 2016 through February 2017 for about $40.

Importer(s):

Performance Designed Products LLC, of Burbank, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Performance Designed Products LLC, of Burbank, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
17-109
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
Name of product:
Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones
Hazard:

The lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Refund
Replace
Recall date:
October 13, 2016
Units:
About 1.9 million (This includes the 1 million Galaxy Note7s recalled on September 15, 2016 )
Consumer Contact:

Contact your wireless carrier, place of purchase or Samsung toll-free at 844-365-6197 from 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday (EST), or go online at http://www.samsung.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones. The recalled devices have a 5.7 inch screen and were sold in the following colors: black onyx, blue coral, gold platinum and silver titanium with a matching stylus. Samsung is printed on the top front of the phone and Galaxy Note7 is printed on the back of the phone. This recall involves all Galaxy Note7 devices received as replacements as part of the previous Galaxy Note7 recall on September 15, 2016 and any Galaxy Note 7 with a green battery icon, regardless of date purchased or IMEI.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using and power down all Galaxy Note7 devices, including Note7 devices received as replacements in the previous recall. 

Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where you purchased your device to receive a refund or free exchange for a new replacement device plus incentives. Consumers who purchased their phones from other sources should contact Samsung directly to receive a free remedy. Go to http://www.samsung.com and http://www.samsung.com/us/note7recall/ for more details.

Incidents/Injuries:

Samsung has received 96 reports of batteries in Note7 phones overheating in the U.S., including 23 new reports since the September 15 recall announcement. Samsung has received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damage associated with Note7 phones.

Sold At:

Wireless carriers and electronic stores nationwide, including AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon stores, online at www.samsung.com and other websites and on third party websites from August 2016 through October 2016 for between $850 and $890.

Manufacturer(s):

Samsung Electronics America Inc., of Ridgefield Park, N.J.

Manufactured In:
South Korea and China
Recall number:
17-011
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
Name of product:
Dehumidifiers
Hazard:

The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
January 30, 2014
Units:
About 350,000 in the United States and 2,700 in Canada (Gree previously recalled 2.2 million dehumidifiers under 12 other brand names in September 2013)
Consumer Contact:

Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at greedehumidifierrecall.com​  and click on Recall for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves 30, 40, 50, 65-pint dehumidifiers with the GE brand name.  Recalled model numbers are listed below. The brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. The dehumidifiers are light gray plastic and measure between 19 and 23 inches tall, 13 and 15 inches wide, and 9 and 11 inches deep.  

 

Model Number

Capacity

Manufacture Date

ADER30LN

30 pint

 

 

1/08 through 12/10 

 

(for January 2008 through December 2010)

ADEW30LN

30 pint 

AHR30LL

30 pint 

AHR30LM

30 pint 

AHW30LM

30 pint 

ADER40LN 

40 pint

AHH40LL 

40 pint 

AHR40LL 

40 pint 

AHR40LM 

40 pint 

ADEH50LN 

50 pint

ADER50LN 

50 pint 

ADEW50LN 

50 pint 

AHH50LM 

50 pint 

AHR50LL 

50 pint 

AHR50LM

50 pint 

AHW50LM

50 pint 

ADER65LN

65 pint

ADEW65LN

65 pint 

AHR65LL

65 pint 

AHR65LM

65 pint 

AHW65LM

65 pint

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact Gree to receive a refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 16 reports of incidents with the recalled GE-brand dehumidifiers, including 11 reports of overheating with no property damage beyond the units, and 5 reports of fires beyond the units which were associated with about $430,000 reported in property damage. This is in addition to more than 71 fires and $2,725,000 in property damage reported with other brands of Gree-manufactured dehumidifiers in the previous recall.  No injuries have been reported.  

Sold At:

Sam's Club, Walmart and other stores nationwide and in Canada, and online at Amazon.com and Ebay.com, from April 2008 through December 2011 for between $180 and $270.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-095
Name of product:
Helen GX23 LED lamps
Hazard:
Lamps can overheat, posing fire, burn and electric shock hazards.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
January 27, 2016
Units:
About 60,000 (an additional 1,000 sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact:

Lunera at 800-637-3089 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or www.lunera.com and click on Recall from more information. 

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves Lunera 13 watt Helen GX23 LED industrial lamps. The dimmable lamps are white and measure 6 inches long by 1.25 inches wide by 0.75 inches thick. The Lunera logo is printed on the front on the lamp at one end. Model numbers HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-2700-G3, HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3000-G3, HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-3500-G3 and HN-H-UNV-GX23-13W-4000-G3 appear on the back of the connector. The date code, ranging from 1501 to 1552, is stamped on the bottom of the connector.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lamps and contact Lunera for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Lunera has received 11 reports of lamps overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

FSG, Grainger, Nedco, Standard Electric and other Lunera industrial/commercial retailers and online at www.1000bulbs.com and www.bulbs.com from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $25.

Importer(s):

Lunera Lighting Inc., of Santa Clara, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
16-724
Name of product:
Kawasaki cordless drill
Hazard:
The trigger switches can short and generate excessive heat posing a burn hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
June 27, 2012
Units:
About 45,000
Consumer Contact:

For more information, contact Alltrade Tools toll-free at (800) 727-7420 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday PT, or visit the firm's website at www.alltrade2.fox-international.com

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Kawasaki Cordless Drills, model 691761, sold in green and black color combination, with a 19.2v battery pack and certain serial numbers. "Alltrade Tools LLC" and "Made in China" are printed in white lettering on the left side of the drills. The drill's model and serial numbers are located on a label on the right side of the drill. The recalled drills have the following serial numbers:

Kawasaki Cordless Drill Serial Numbers
From 11030 30201 to 11030 33656
From 11040 00001 to 11040 17120
From 11060 00001 to 11060 07340
From 11070 00001 to 11070 05984
From 11070 16801 to 11070 20640
 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled drills and register at www.alltrade2.fox-international.com to receive a free drill, including shipping. Alltrade Tools is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled drills. Consumers should not return the drills to the store where purchased.

Incidents/Injuries:

Alltrade Tools has received 33 reports of incidents, including one minor burn injury.

Sold At:

Costco stores nationwide from May 2011 through February 2012 for about $50.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
12-740
Name of product:
Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computer AC power cords.
Hazard:
The AC power cord can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
August 26, 2014
Units:
5,577,000 in the U.S. and 446,700 in Canada
Consumer Contact:

Hewlett-Packard toll-free at (877) 219-6676 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.hp.com and select "Recalls" at the bottom of the page, then select Power Cord Recall.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Hewlett-Packard's LS-15 AC power cord. The power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations. The power cords are black in color and have an "LS-15" molded mark on the AC adapter end of the power cord.

 
Remedy:

Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.

Incidents/Injuries:

HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring resulting in two claims of minor burns and 13 claims of minor property damage.

Sold At:

Notebook and mini notebook computers and accessories were sold with the AC power cords at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.hp.com worldwide from September 2010 through June 2012 for about $500 to $1500.

Importer:

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif.

Manufacturer:

Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), of Palo Alto, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-262
Name of product:
Power adaptor/chargers (promotional giveaway)
Hazard:
The adaptors can overheat, posing a burn hazard.
Remedy:
Dispose
Recall date:
July 10, 2014
Units:
About 31,000
Consumer Contact:

Gemini toll-free at (877) 230- 4986 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.geminimanufacturing.net and click on the "Safety Notice" link for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

The recalled adaptor/chargers are used to charge cell phones and other electronic products and have model number ADCP3-1000 imprinted on the plug side of the adaptor. They are plastic cubes about 1" to 1 ?" on one side with two prongs for plugging into an electrical outlet and a USB port on the other. Recalled chargers come in five different colors: black, blue, green, red and white.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled adaptors/chargers and throw them away.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received one report of a consumer who was burned on their hand.

Distributed By:

The recalled adaptors/chargers were distributed free as a promotional giveaway at trade shows nationwide from October 2013 to April 2014.

Importer:

Gemini Manufacturing Inc., of Gaffney, S.C.

Distributor:

Gemini Manufacturing Inc., of Gaffney, S.C.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-228
Name of product:
HP Chromebook 11 power supply/charger
Hazard:
The computer's charger can overheat and melt, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy:
Replace
Recall date:
December 17, 2013
Units:
About 145,000 units
Consumer Contact:

Google toll-free at (866) 628-1371 between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. PT seven days a week, or online at http://chromebook.com and click on the Chromebook link at the top of the page and then click on Support for more information. 

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves chargers that were sold with the HP Chromebook 11. The charger is black with outlet pins, measures 1? inches by ? inches, and has a 6-foot long cord with a micro-USB connector on the end. The model number of the charger is MU15-N1052-A00S, which is stamped on the face of the battery charger that has the outlet pins.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled charger for the HP Chromebook 11 and contact Google for a free replacement charger.

Incidents/Injuries:

Google has received nine reports of chargers overheating and melting during use. There is one report of a small burn to a consumer and one report of minor property damage to a pillow from an overheating charger.

Sold At:

Best Buy stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, bestbuy.com, Google Play at play.google.com, and HP Shopping at shopping.hp.com from October 2013 through November 2013 and included with the Chromebook 11 which sold for about $280.

Importer:

Google Inc., of Mountain View, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-061
Name of product:
Pre-lit artificial Christmas trees
Hazard:
The electrical components of the tree's light strings can overheat and melt, posing fire, burn, and shock hazards to consumers.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall date:
December 16, 2013
Units:
About 1,800
Consumer Contact:

Seasonal Specialties at (800) 353-3116 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.seasonalspecialties.com and click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the Twinkling Pine pre-lit artificial Christmas trees sold under the Enchanted Forrest brand. The Christmas trees are green and stand 7 ? feet tall. They have 400 champagne-colored, slow-twinkling LED lights and a green metal stand. The recalled model number 287-1261 and UPC code 741895425478 are printed on the retail box and on a red tag attached to a tree branch. 

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the Christmas tree and return it to Menards for a refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

Menards has received two reports of the tree's light strings overheating, melting or smoking. No injuries have been reported. 

Sold Exclusively At:

Menards stores nationwide and online at www.menards.com from September 2013 through November 2013 for about $300.

Importer:

Seasonal Specialties LLC, of Eden Prairie, Minn. 

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-058