The recalled chests of drawers are unstable if they are not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. The chests do not comply with the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).
Consumers should immediately stop using any recalled chest that is not properly anchored to the wall and place it into an area that children cannot access. Contact Ameriwood for a free repair kit that includes a wall anchoring device and feet for the unit. Consumers who require additional installation guidance should contact Ameriwood for further assistance.
About 1.6 million (in addition, about 1,000 were sold in Canada)
The food processor’s riveted blade can crack and small metal pieces of the blade can break off in food, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the food processor’s riveted blade and contact Cuisinart for a free replacement blade.
About 8 million (in addition, about 300,000 were sold in Canada)
The alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled alarms and contact Kidde directly for a free replacement alarm based on date of manufacture or a discount on a new alarm.
About 3.6 million (in addition 1.5 million were sold in Canada)
The washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact.
Consumers should contact Samsung immediately to receive one of the following remedy options. Consumers can choose (1) a free in-home repair that includes reinforcement of the washer’s top and a free one-year extension of the manufacturer’s warranty; (2) a rebate to be applied towards the purchase of a new Samsung or other brand washing machine, along with free installation of the new unit and removal of old unit; or (3) a full refund for consumers who purchased their washing machine within the past 30 days of the recall announcement.
All known consumers will also receive a Home Label Kit that includes a control panel guide and additional safety instructions in the mail.
Until they have received and installed a Home Label Kit, consumers should only use the delicate or waterproof cycles when washing bedding, water-resistant and bulky items. The lower spin speed in the delicate or waterproof cycles lessens the risk of the washing machine top unexpectedly detaching from the washing machine chassis.
About 2.8 million
Dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire.
Consumers should immediately turn off and unplug the dehumidifiers and contact GD Midea for either a replacement unit or a partial refund. Consumers whose dehumidifiers were manufactured before October 1, 2008 will receive a partial refund, not a replacement. The manufacturing dates can be found on back of units.
About 3.4 million (in addition 850,000 were sold in Canada)
The Halloween LED gel clings can separate and expose the inner decal and LED/button battery compartment, posing choking and button battery ingestion hazards to children.
Consumers should immediately remove the recalled gel clings from areas with children and return them to any Target store for a full refund.
The operator presence control bar can malfunction and cause the engine and blades to continue to operate when they should shut off.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and contact Husqvarna or go to http://husqvarna.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1255/ to determine if their unit needs a free repair.
About 235,000 (27,000 of which were sold in Canada)
The rice/slow cooker’s improperly installed wiring can cause electrical shorting in the unit, posing fire and electric shock hazards.
The remedy is not available. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled rice/slow cookers. Destroy and discard this product.
About 175,000 (in addition, 100 were sold in Canada)