EPI ID: 
67504
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
August 16, 1979  
Release # 79-040
 

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 16) -- Intermatic, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of electrical products in Spring Grove, Illinois, is voluntarily recalling the heating units from approximately 53,000 automatic temperature setback controls, the Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced.

The units are being called back because of an integral carbon resistor which may overheat and start fires.

Approximately 3,000 of the units are believed still to be in consumers' possession despite the firm's attempts to recall the product since October, 1978.

The setback controls were sold as a two-piece kit under Intermatic's private label, "Temperature Tender." The kit includes the heating unit and an electric timer, which enable residential heating and cooling systems to operate automatically at pre-set temperatures in order to conserve energy.

They were sold at retail prices of approximately $20 to $25 nationwide.

Commission staffers have been informed of 14 unit failures causing 11 minor fires in similar thermostat control devices.

In conversations with CPSC staff, Intermatic officials have said that they are aware of one fire resulting from failure of their product. No injuries have been reported.

Subject to the recall are the models FSl00 and FSl "Temperature Tender" heating units. The units are an off-white color and measure approximately 1% by 3 inches. They were manufactured between September, 1976 and August, 1977, and between November, 1977 and May, 1978.

The faulty units bear a manufacturer's date code within the following range: 396 through 526, 017 through 327, 427 through 527, or 018 through 218. A date code of 396, for example, designates manufacture during the 39th week of 1976. The date code and model number are on the back of the unit.

In addition, only those units containing a brown-colored carbon resistor (visible through the key-hole slot in the back) are being recalled. Units with a resistor of another color are not subject to the recall, even though they may bear a date code which corresponds to one listed above.

Consumers who own one of these heating units should return it to their retailer for a full refund. Anyone who needs assistance in determining whether their unit is being recalled should write to Department PAS, Intermatic Inc., Intermatic Plaza, Spring Grove, Illinois, 60081.

To check date codes and model numbers, consumers should contact CPSC's toll-free Hotline at 800/638-2772.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
July 12, 1979  
Release # 79-033
 

WASHINGTON, D.C, (July 12) -- The Vernco Division of the Emerson Electric Company in Columbus, Indiana, today announced it is still trying to contact the owners of some of its portable electric fans which could catch on fire. The firm urges consumers to return the fans for free repairs. This announcement was made in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

According to the firm, the rotors on some 13- and 19-inch fans may lock, possibly causing the motor to overheat and the plastic components to ignite.

CPSC and the company are concerned that consumers using un-repaired fans during the current summer weather are exposing themselves to a potential fire hazard. To date, only a small percentage of the approximately 72,000 fans in question have been returned for modification.

Approximately 75 per cent of the fans were sold by Sears, Roebuck 6 Company. These fans are inscribed with the initials "SR" in the center of a plastic fan guard, are light green in color, and stand on a circular plastic base. The 230inch model sold at a retail price of approximately $30 and the 19-inch for about $50.

The fans marketed directly by Vernco bear the "Vernco" inscription on the fan guard. They are light blue, are also mounted on circular stands, and were sold at comparable prices through other retailers nationwide.

All of the fans were manufactured in 1973 and 1974.

The fans posing the potential hazard are stamped on the bottom with a 5-digit date code ending with the number "3" or "4," along with Vernco model number V-1001 or V-1003, or Sears number 758.80530 or 758.80550.

Consumer who own one' of the fans should return it as soon as possible to the place of purchase to arrange for free repair.

Anyone requiring additional information about the Vernco models being recalled should contact Norman Edwards of Vernco at 812/372-9901. Information about Sears fans can be obtained at any Sears retail store.

Consumers wishing to verify the model numbers may contact CPSC's toll-free Hotline at 800/638-2772.

November 24, 2004
Alert #05-517
 

 

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: John Deere GX85 and SX85 Riding Lawn Mowers

Units: 4,400

Manufacturer: Deere & Company of Moline, IL

Hazard: The fuel tanks can crack and leak fuel presenting a potential for fire or burn injuries.

Incidents/Injuries: : John Deere is aware of 37 instances of replacement of the fuel tank under warranty. There have been no reports of fires, injuries or property damage.

Description: The recalled lawn mowers are green with yellow trim and have either GX85 or SX 85 on the side of the riding mower and a John Deere symbol on the front end and involve the following machines:

Model Serial Numbers
GX85 M0GX85X145887 through 149328
SX85 M0SX85X125374 through 126508

Sold at: Authorized John Deere dealers in the United States and Canada from November 2003 through July 2004 for between $2,000 and $2,400.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: The company is directly notifying those consumers who purchased affected mowers. . Consumers should stop using their tractors immediately and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact John Deere's Customer Communications Center at (800) 537-8233 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET Saturday or at the John Deere web site at www.johndeere.com

Picture of Recalled Riding Mower

Picture of Recalled Riding Mower

The remedy is no longer available. Discard the product in accordance with local laws.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 19, 2002

 

Release # 03-509

 

PRODUCT: Battery Chargers - Evercel Inc., of Hingham, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 460 battery chargers for certain Evercel Nickel Zinc batteries often used with boat trolling motors. These Everplore-model M100-12V-12.5A-110 chargers have a blue plastic enclosure and measure 5.5-inches wide, 10.5-inches long and 3-inches thick. "EVERPLORE" and Ni-Zn Battery Charger" are written on a blue and white label on the front of the units. Cabella's mail order catalogs and web site sold these battery chargers as part of their Evercel Model MOD100-7C Trolling Battery system from August 2002 through September 2002 for about $299

PROBLEM: Internal electrical components of the battery chargers can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: There have been three reports of these battery chargers overheating and melting, causing minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using these battery chargers immediately and discard them in accordance with local laws.

Picture of recalled charger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2001
Release # 01-108
Jade Recall Hotline: (888) 607-5694
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
 

CPSC, Jade Products Inc. Announce Recall of Dynasty Gas Ranges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Jade Products Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 3,300 Dynasty gas ranges. The igniters are too far from the burners, which can cause a delayed ignition of gas. The large amount of gas released can cause fire to escape from the oven, putting consumers at risk of burn injuries and house fires.

Jade Products has received three reports of minor burn injuries when consumers have opened the oven door just as the gas ignited and flames escaped from the oven.

The recalled Dynasty gas ranges are model numbers DGRSC and DGR(c), with serial numbers from 050198-A through 280200-Z. The serial plate, which contains the model and serial numbers, is located under the right burner grate support on model DGRSC, and under the left burner grate (on the left side wall) on model DGR(c). Consumers must remove the burner grill to see the serial plate. The range is 30-, 36-, 48-, or 60-inches wide. "Dynasty" is printed on the lower right corner of the oven door.
Picture of Recalled Gas Range

Department and appliance stores sold these ranges nationwide from January 1998 through February 2000 for between $2,900 and $8,900.

Consumers should stop using these ranges immediately and call Jade Products toll-free at (888) 607-5694 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday for a free replacement burner.

Name of product:
Weil-McLain Ultra models 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH Ultra Series Boilers
Hazard:

A cap on the boiler's manifold can crack and release gas into the home, posing a risk of fire and explosion.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
10, 2014
Units:

About 7,900 in the United States and 540 in Canada

Consumer Contact:

Weil-McLain toll-free at (888) 770-7139 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.weil-mclain.com and click on "Product Safety Recalls" for more information.

Recall Details

In Conjunction With:
Description:

This recall involves Weil-McLain Ultra models 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH gas-fired boilers used for space heating. The boilers have a serial number range between CP 6557046 and CP 6955985. Model and serial numbers are located on a bar-coded label affixed to the lower right side of the boiler, behind the removable front panel. The boilers have a Weil-McLain logo plate affixed to the front, a pewter/flat black cover and are either freestanding or wall-mounted.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boilers, turn off the gas supply to the boilers and contact Weil-McLain to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 11 reports of manifold caps cracking. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Distributed By:

Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors, plumbers and contactors nationwide from June 2012 through March 2014 for about $4,200 to $6,200.

Importer:

Weil-McLain, of Michigan City, Ind.

Distributor:

Weil-McLain, of Michigan City, Ind.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
14-203

The firm’s new toll-free recall hotline is 888-848-5175.  (Oct. 14, 2020)

Name of product:
Air compressors
Hazard:

The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
3, 2011
Units:

About 460,000

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, consumers with these compressors should contact DeVilbiss by calling Porter-Cable toll-free at 888-848-5175 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

Description and Models:

The recalled compressors were sold under the Craftsman, Delta Shopmaster, DeVilbiss, Husky and Porter-Cable brand names. The model number and manufacture date on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The model numbers, brands, tank size, orientation and color are shown below:

 

Brand Model Number Tank Tank
Color
Manufacture
Date Range
Craftsman 919-16644 15 gal. vertical Red 5/2004 - 3/2005
Craftsman 919-16724 15 gal. horizontal Red 9/2000 - 3/2003
Craftsman 919-16724-1 15 gal. horizontal Red 9/2002 - 12/2003
Craftsman 919-16724-2 15 gal. horizontal Red 7/2003 - 5/2005
Craftsman 919-16724-3 15 gal. horizontal Red 5/2004 - 1/2005
Craftsman 919-16725 15 gal. horizontal Red 12/2002 - 12/2003
Craftsman 919-16725-1 15 gal. horizontal Red 7/2003 - 8/2004
Porter-Cable C2000-WK 6 gal. pancake Red 1/2004 - 5/2004
Porter-Cable C3001 4 gal. stacked Red 1/2004 - 7/2004
Delta Shopmaster CP503 12 gal. horizontal Gray 6/2002 - 3/2003
Delta Shopmaster CP503-1 12 gal. horizontal Gray 5/2003 - 3/2004
DeVilbiss Impact Series HFAC 3030 3 gal. horizontal Blue 1/2003 - 7/2004
Husky Y6010-WK 25 gal. vertical Red 2/2003 - 9/2003
Husky Y6010-WK-1 25 gal. vertical Red 7/2003 - 9/2003
Husky Y6020-WK 25 gal. vertical Red 5/2003 - 3/2004
 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss or Sears for a free inspection and repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

DeVilbiss received nine reports of motors overheating, including three reports of fire damage to surrounding property. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

DeVilbiss, Porter-Cable, Husky, and Delta Shopmaster brand compressors were sold at home centers nationwide from January 2003 through December 2004 for between $199 and $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from September 2000 through December 2005 for between $199 and $229.

Manufacturer(s):

DeVilbiss Air Power Company of Jackson, Tenn.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
11-117

The firm’s new toll-free recall hotline is 888-848-5175.  (Oct. 14, 2020)

Name of product:
Air compressors
Hazard:

The air compressor motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
30, 2012
Units:

About 460,000

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, consumers with these compressors should contact DeVilbiss by calling Porter-Cable toll-free at 888-848-5175 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

Description and Models:

The recalled compressors were sold under the Craftsman, EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II brand names. Recalled models have air slots at the end of the motor that form a horizontal and vertical grid. The model number on each unit is located on the unit name plate on the tank. The recalled model numbers, tank size, color and manufactured date are shown below:

 

BRAND MODEL NUMBER TANK TANK COLOR MANUFACTURED ON OR AFTER
Mfg Date or Yr-Week-xx
Craftsman 919-165531 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-165541 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-165550 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-165560 33 gal. horizontal Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167280 26 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167281 26 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167311 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167312 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167320 33 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167321 33 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167341 33 gal. horizontal Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-167342 33 gal. horizontal Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-168700 33 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-168710 33 gal. horizontal Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
Craftsman 919-237540 30 gal. vertical Red 37827 or 2003-30-xx
EX-CELL EXFBC6025-1 25 gal. horizontal Black 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Porter-Cable C3101-2 4.3 gal. side stack Red 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Porter-Cable C3151-2 4.5 gal. horizontal Red 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Porter-Cable C6110-1 25 gal. vertical Red 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Porter-Cable C6110-2 25 gal. vertical Red 39489 or 2008-07-xx
Pro-Air II PAFBC6025VP-1 25 gal. vertical Black 39489 or 2008-07-xx

Consumers with a compressor manufactured before the dates shown, but had a motor replaced after July 25, 2003, should also check the end cap. The end cap is visible from underneath the motor cover.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled compressors and call DeVilbiss Air Power Co. or Sears for a free repair kit.

Incidents/Injuries:

DeVilbiss has received 10 reports of motors overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

EX-CELL, Porter-Cable and Pro-Air II-brand compressors were sold by industrial and construction distributors from July 2003 through December 2008 for between $259 and $299. Craftsman-brand compressors were sold at Sears stores nationwide from July 2003 through December 2008 for between $279 and $329.

Manufacturer(s):

DeVilbiss Air Power Co. of Jackson, Tenn.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
12-269

The hours of operation for Kenmore branded products changed on August 31, 2020.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2005
Release #05-213
LG's Recall Hotline: (888) 294-5782
Transform for Kenmore brand products:  (800) 659-7026
 

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary retrofit of the following consumer product. Consumers should contact the manufacturer or retailer for further instruction.

Name of Product: LG and Kenmore Elite® Trio™ Three-Door Refrigerators.

Units: About 20,000

Manufacturer: LG Electronics Inc., of Lincolnshire, Ill.

Distributor: Sears, Roebuck and Co., of Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Problem: A faulty component in the condenser fan motor can short circuit. This could cause the condenser fan motor to overheat, posing a potential fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: LG Electronics has received 82 reports of incidents involving a condenser fan motor failure due to a failed capacitor arcing and smoking. There has been smoke damage in a few incidents. There have been no injuries.

Description: The recalled refrigerators are three-door, 21 to 25 cubic foot units with a bottom freezer. The refrigerators come in titanium, stainless steel, bisque, white or black. Brand names are identified on the door at the top right of the units and the interior data plate. The units have the following model and serial numbers located on the data plate inside the fresh food section of the refrigerator door:

 

Brand Product Model Number Serial Number Range
Kenmore Elite® Trio™ Trio bottom freezer refrigerator with external filtered water dispenser 21Cu.Ft.
795.7519240*
795.7519340*
795.7519440*
795.7519640*
795.7519940*
25Cu.Ft.
795.7554640*
795.7554940*
795.7555240*
795.7555340*
795.7555440*
25Cu.Ft.
795.7555640*
795.7555940*
795.7554240*
795.7554340*
795.7554440*
405KRxxxxx through 410KRxxxxx
LG Three-door bottom freezer refrigerator without water dispenser
LRFC21755TT
LRFC21755SB
LRFC21755ST
LRFC25750WW
LRFC25750SW
LRFC25750SB
LRFC25750TT
LRFC25750ST
405KRxxxxxxx through 410KRxxxxxxx

 

*Not all refrigerators within the serial number range are included in the recall. Consumers should call LG or Sears to determine whether their refrigerator is included in the recall.

Sold at: Sears stores nationwide sold the Kenmore brand exclusively and other major retailers nationwide sold the LG brand refrigerators from May 2004 through May 2005 for between $1,400 and $2,400.

Manufactured in: South Korea

Remedy: Consumers should contact Transform for Kenmore brand products or LG to arrange for a free-home repair.

Consumer Contact: Call LG toll-free at (888) 294-5782 or Transform for Kenmore brand products at (800) 659-7026 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.  Consumers also can log on to http://us.lge.com for further information on those models included in the repair program and to arrange for an in-home appointment.

Picture of Recalled Refrigerator

Picture of Recalled Kenmore Elite Brand RefrigeratorPicture of Recalled LG Brand Refrigerator

The phone number and monitoring hours for Kenmore branded products changed on August 31, 2020.

Name of product:
Sears Kenmore Elite dual fuel ranges
Hazard:

The burner flame can go out while the gas is turned on. This can allow gas to escape and poses fire and burn hazards.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
20, 2015
Units:
About 250
Consumer Contact:

Contact Transform for Kenmore brand products toll-free at (800) 659-7026 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Sears Kenmore stainless steel slide-in ranges with gas cooktops and electric ovens. Model number 790.42603xxx with serial numbers ranging from AF42500601 through AF43000916 and model number 790.42613xxx with serial numbers ranging from AF42500541 through AF43103647 are included. The model and serial numbers are located on the inside frame of the range door on the left side. Kenmore Elite is printed on the front of the oven door.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the ranges and contact Transform for Kenmore brand products for a free inspection and free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold Exclusively At:

Sears stores nationwide from June 2014 through October 2014 for between $3,200 and $3,700.

Distributor(s):

Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
15-143