EPI ID: 
67504

Note: Change of Telephone Number and Hours.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IBM Recall Hotline: (800) 426-7378

March 4, 2003

 

Release # 03-088

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), IBM, of Armonk, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling to repair 56,000 computer monitors. The monitor's circuit board can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

IBM has received five reports of monitors overheating and smoking, including one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled IBM monitors include the G51 CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) and G51t Touch Screen CRT models. The G51 and G51t monitors have the following model numbers on a label on the back of the unit: 6541-02N, 6541-02E, 6541-02S, 6541-Q0N, 6541-Q0E, and 6541-Q0S. The label on the back of the recalled G51 models also has a date of manufacture between June 1997 and September 1997. The "IBM" logo can be found on the front of the units, which were manufactured in China and Malaysia.

IBM, MicroTouch Systems, and major retail stores nationwide, including Best Buy, CompUSA, Office Max, and Radio Shack, sold the monitors from June 1997 through December 1998 for about $370.

Consumers should stop using these monitors immediately and contact the IBM Repair Center at (800) 426-7378 anytime for a free inspection and repair or replacement. For more information, consumer can log on the company's website at www.ibm.com/pc/g51recall.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 16, 2006
Release #07-036
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 222-0473
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Scott Electric Co. Inc. Recalls Counterfeit Circuit Breakers Due To Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Counterfeit "Square D" Circuit Breakers

Units: About 30,000

Distributor/Retailer: Scott Electric Co. Inc., of Greensburg, Pa.

Hazard: The recalled circuit breakers labeled "Square D" are counterfeit and might not trip when they are overloaded, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Scott Electric Co. is not aware of any incidents or injuries associated with these counterfeit circuit breakers.

Description: The counterfeit circuit breakers include Square D QO-series models 115, 120, 130, 160, 215, 230, 260, 1515, and 1520. Actual Square D circuit breakers have (a) the amp rating written on the handle in white paint on the front of the breaker; (b) on the side of the breaker, where wire terminal screw is located, the arc shoot opening should have squared corners with the bottom edge of the opening angled up; (c) the mounting clip should be yellow chromate with half of the top of the clip visible; and (d) the Square D insignia should be molded onto the breaker. If your Square D breaker does not match this description, it could be counterfeit.

Sold through: Scott Electric Co. distributor locations throughout Pennsylvania and Texas and nationwide at retail electrical supply and home stores from May 2005 through May 2006 for between $4 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should contact Scott Electric Co. to arrange for a free inspection and if necessary, replacement or refund.

Consumer Contact: To arrange for a free inspection or for additional information, contact Scott Electric toll-free at (877) 222-0473 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to www.scottelectricusa.com - consumers and contractors can also obtain additional information by e-mailing Scott Electric at tdiorio@scottelectricusa.com

Picture of Genuine Square D Circuit Breaker

Genuine Square D Circuit Breaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2002
Release # 02-165
Rose Art Recall Hotline: (888) 262-4474
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Rose Art Industries Inc., of Livingston, N.J. is voluntarily recalling about 188,000 cotton candy machines. The motors on the cotton candy machines can jam and overheat, posing a fire hazard. Additionally, the heating unit can be activated without the spinner in place, presenting a risk of burn to consumers.

CPSC and Rose Art have received 225 reports of the machines overheating. There have been three reports of fire, one resulting in an estimated $2,000 in property damage. CPSC has received a report of two unconfirmed minor injuries.

The recalled cotton candy machines have either a blue or a purple base and a clear plastic cover. The words "The Real Cotton Candy Machine" are printed in a rainbow of colors on the base of the machine and on the packaging. The product is marketed for children ages 10 and up. The cotton candy machines were made in China.

Toy and discount stores sold these cotton candy machines nationwide from September 2001 through April 2002 for about $27.

Consumers should stop using these cotton candy machines immediately and contact Rose Art at (888) 262-4474 anytime for a free replacement motor unit, and free samples of flavored sugar to make cotton candy. For more information, consumers can visit the firm's web site at www.roseart.com 

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February 5, 2001
Alert #01-508
 

CPSC, Alene Candles Announce Recall of Christmas Candles

PRODUCT: Christmas candles - Alene Candles Inc. of Milford, N.H., is voluntarily recalling approximately 38,000 Christmas candles. The 22.5- ounce Christmas candle is in a ceramic container. It has three wicks and red wax. The ceramic container is decorated with an ice skating snow couple, and was sold as part of the "Snow Friends" Collection. The candle scent is cinnamon stick. Bath & Body Works and White Barn Candle stores nationwide sold these candles from October 2000 through December 2000 for about $20.

PROBLEM: These candles can burn with a high flame, presenting a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES:Alene Candles has received three reports of high flame. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

WHAT TO DO:Consumers should stop using this recalled candle immediately and return it to any Bath & Body Works or White Barn Candle store for a refund and a $10 gift certificate. For additional information, consumers should call Bath & Body Works/White Barn Candle Co. Customer Service at (800) 395-1001 between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
picture of christmas candles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2002
Release # 02-156
Milwaukee Tool Recall Hotline: (800) 414-6527
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., of Brookfield, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 Power Plus automotive chargers that plug into automotive cigarette lighters. The automotive chargers are often used on job sites to charge power tool batteries. When used under low voltage conditions, the chargers can overheat. This poses a fire hazard.

CPSC and Milwaukee Electric Tool have received six reports of the chargers overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported involving these chargers.

The recall includes Power Plus automotive chargers and Impact wrench kits containing these chargers. A label on the front of the charger reads, "Milwaukee...POWER-PLUS 9.6 Volt - 18 Volt AUTOMOTIVE CHARGERS." A nameplate on the back of the charger lists the catalog number. Impact wrench kits containing these chargers have serial numbers within the range listed below. The serial number is located on the side of the Impact wrench kit.
 

Catalog Numbers Serial Numbers
Charger 48-59-0184 All Serial Range
Wrench Kit 9079-23

241A401520001 through 241A402080126



Home centers, hardware stores and industrial distributors sold these chargers and wrench kits containing these chargers nationwide from March 2000 through April 2002. The chargers sold for about $115. The Impact wrench kits containing these chargers sold for about $325.

Consumers should stop using the chargers immediately and return them to their nearest Milwaukee factory service center or authorized power tool service center. Consumers can choose from three options, an exchange for a 12, 14.4 or 18 volt battery pack, a replacement charger or a refund. For further details about options, consumers can contact Milwaukee Electric Tool at (800) 414-6527 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Consumers can locate the nearest service center by visiting the firm's web site at www.heavydutytool.com

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Note: The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed. Sept. 02, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2001
Release # 01-187
 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Atico International USA Inc., of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is voluntarily recalling about 198,000 electric percolators. The firm is out of business, the remedy is no longer available, and the product should be discarded or destroyed.

Atico has received six reports of fires as a result of overheating with these percolators resulting in minor property damage to kitchen counters and cabinets. There have been two reports of minor burns to the hand.

The recall includes Atico's Kitchen Gourmet Automatic 10 Cup Percolator and Prinetti Electric 10 Cup Percolator. The white plastic percolators have gray bases. The Kitchen Gourmet Automatic 10 Cup Percolator is decorated with three red flowers on the front. The Prinetti Electric 10 Cup Percolator is plain white with "Prinetti" written on the front.

Drug and discount stores nationwide sold these percolators from January 1996 through January 2001 for about $10.


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 2, 2001
Release # 01-180
Hallmark Recall Hotline: (800) 425-5627
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058

CPSC, Hallmark Creations Announce Recall of Tea Light Lamps

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Hallmark Specialty Retail Marketing Group Inc., of Kansas City, Mo., operating under the name Hallmark Creations, is voluntarily recalling about 1,300 metal and plastic tea light lamps. The plastic shade that covers the tea light candle can melt, posing a fire hazard.

Hallmark has received three reports of the lampshade melting. No injuries have been reported.

The lamp has a clear plastic lampshade that covers a base for holding candles. A dark brown curved S-shaped support wire that is decorated with leaves supports the lampshade. The recalled lamp is about 12-inches tall and 4-inches in diameter. The labels on the bottom of the base read "Creations" and "MADE IN TAIWAN."

Hallmark Creations stores nationwide sold these lamps from January 2001 through May 2001 for about $12.

Consumers should stop using the lamps immediately and return them to a Hallmark Creations store for a refund. For more information, call Hallmark toll-free at (800) 425-5627 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Picture of Recalled Lamp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 26, 2001
Release # 01-178
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Five Firms Announce Recall of Backpack Blowers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), five firms are recalling about 50,500 backpack blowers. The fuel tanks on these blowers can leak, posing a fire hazard and risk of burn injuries to consumers.

The following firms are conducting this recall: Husqvarna Forest & Garden Co., of Charlotte, N.C.; John Deere Consumer Products Inc., of Moline, Ill.; Makita U.S.A. Inc., of La Mirada, Calif.; Carswell Import & Marketing Associates Inc., of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Tilton Equipment Co., of Rye, N.H.

Carswell has received 159 reports of leaking fuel tanks on these blowers. Makita U.S.A has received 55 reports of leaks. John Deere has received five reports of leaks. No injuries have been reported. The other firms have not had reports of leaks.

The recalled blowers all have their brand name, model number and serial number written on the units. Consumers should check with the manufacturer to determine if their blower is part of the recall. Consumers should have their serial number available when they contact the firm.
 

Manufacturer Model Number Dates Sold Toll-Free Number/Web Site
Husqvarna Forest & Garden Co. 155BT and 155BF Sold from June 1998 through June 2001 (800) 438-7297
www.husqvarna.com
John Deere Consumer Products Inc. UT 26113, UT08093 and UT08104 Sold from January 1998 through April 2001 (800) 537-8233
www.johndeere.com
Makita U.S.A. Inc. RBL500 Sold from March 1997 through January 2001 (800) 625-4828
www.makitaope.com
Carswell Import & Marketing Associates Inc. FL500 Sold from December 1996 through June 2001 (800) 929-1948
www.carswelldist.com
Tilton Equipment Co. TB50 Sold from August 2000 through May 2001 (800) 447-1152
www.tiltonequipment.com



Home centers, hardware stores and manufacturer dealers nationwide sold these blowers for between $400 and $750.

Consumers should stop using the recalled blowers immediately, and contact the manufacturer to have their blower repaired free of charge.
Picture of Recalled Tilton Equipment Co. Blower

The Tilton Equipment Co. Blower

Picture of Recalled John Deere Blower

One of the John Deere Blowers
 

Picture of Recalled John Deere Blower

The other John Deere Blower

Picture of Recalled Husqvarna Blower

The Husqvarna Blower

Picture of Recalled Carswell Blower

The Carswell Blower

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The Makita Blower
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2001
Release # 01-153
Glue Gun Hotline: (866) 222-0016
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052

CPSC, Sears Announce Recall of Glue Gun

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Sears Roebuck and Co., of Hoffman Estates, Ill., is voluntarily recalling about 33,000 Craftsman glue guns. These glue guns can overheat, presenting fire and burn hazards to consumers.

CPSC and Sears have not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted in order to prevent the possibility of injuries.

The recalled glue guns were sold in Sears Craftsman Instant-On Bonder Kits, and included glue sticks, a silicone mat, and a black plastic case. The glue gun is black with a red trigger, and bears the Craftsman logo on one side. The other side has a label which reads in part, "Craftsman Glue Gun 526.804420" and "Caution: Nozzle and Glue Can Cause Burns."

Sears, Orchard Supply and QVC sold the glue guns nationwide from October 2000 through March 2001 for approximately $20.

Consumers should stop using the glue guns immediately and return them to the place of purchase or their nearest Sears store for a full refund. For more information, consumers can call Sears toll-free at (866) 222-0016 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2001
Release # 01-152
Canon U.S.A Recall Hotline: (888) 280-7858
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson, (301) 504-7051

CPSC, Canon U.S.A. Inc. Announce Recall of Fax Machines

WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Canon U.S.A. Inc., of Lake Success, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 60,000 Faxphones. The Faxphones are combination plain-paper copiers and facsimile machines. A component failure can cause the Faxphone to catch on fire.

Canon U.S.A. received five reports of Faxphones catching on fire and causing damage to the machines. No injuries have been reported. The recall involves Canon Faxphones with model number B640. "FAXPHONE B640" is written on the front of the machines. The units being recalled have serial numbers UKK52923 to UKK55442, UKK60513 to UKK99999, and YKK02001 to YKK20000. The serial number is printed on a silver label located on the back of the machines.

Electronics, office products and computer stores nationwide sold these machines from October 1999 through May 2001 for between $130 and $200.

Consumers should stop using the Faxphones immediately, and contact Canon U.S.A. Inc. to get a free replacement Faxphone. For more information, consumers should call Canon at (888) 280-7858 between 8 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, and between noon and 8 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit Canon's web site at www.cusa.canon.com/consumer.
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