This recall involves Glacier Bay and Sch?n 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. Sch?n is printed on the base of the Sch?n faucets. The Glacier Bay faucets were sold in chrome, Mediterranean bronze and stainless steel. The Sch?n 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
|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)|
|14-10-29 through 15-04-14||Glacier Bay||Touchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (stainless steel)|
|14-10-29 through 15-04-14||Schön||Schön modern kitchen modern sensor pulldown (chrome)|
|14-10-29 through 15-04-14||Schön||Schön modern kitchen sensor pulldown (stainless steel)|
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.
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.
The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2015 through May 2015 for about $225.
Lota USA, of Los Angeles, Calif.
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