Recalls this week: Light fixtures, smoke alarms
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More than 4 million combination smoke alarm/carbon monoxide detectors are being recalled because they could fail to alert people to an incident.Other recalled consumer products include defective light fixtures and furnaces.
Here’s a more detailed look:
SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
DETAILS: Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/carbon monoxide alarm with model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between June 1, 2004 and Dec.31, 2010. The alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power. “Kidde” is engraved on the front of the alarm. “Kidde,” the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back on the alarm. They were sold at electrical distributors and home centers nationwide and at Amazon.com from June 2004 through December 2010.
WHY: 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.This poses a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire or CO incident in their home.
INCIDENTS: Eight reports of incidents with the recalled alarms. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 3.6 million in the U.S.and about 1.5 million in Canada.
FOR MORE: Kidde at 855-239-0490 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit website and click on “Product Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page.
COMMERCIAL LIGHT FIXTURES
DETAILS: Lithonia Lighting BLT series luminaires intended for use in indoor, commercial applications, such as office buildings, schools and stores.
The low-profile, recessed LED luminaire is a metal light fixture in a white finish with a rounded or square plastic lens. Only non-sensor luminaires with a manufacture date from October 2015 through August 2016 are included in this recall. Lithonia Lighting, the model and date of manufacture can be found on a label attached to the fixture’s housing and on the product packaging.
The date code on the fixture’s housing’s label is in a MM/DD/YY format. The date code on the packaging is in a YYYY/MM/DD format. They were sold at lighting and electrical supply distributors nationwide and online at 1000Bulbs.com, Amazon.com, ATGStores.com, Build.com, HD.com, ShineRetrofits.com, and Wayfair.com from October 2015 through August 2016.
WHY: The plastic lens on the luminaire can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact.
INCIDENTS: 107 reports of plastic lenses falling from the luminaire.No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 398,000.
FOR MORE: Call Lithonia Lighting at 844-675-2339 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit website and click on BLT LED Recall on the left side of the page.
LEAF AND LAWN VACUUMS
DETAILS: Premier, Pro and Pro-XL models of the tow-behind DR leaf and lawn vacuums manufactured by Country Home Products.
Recalled units have a serial number between LLV34601 and LLV39980. The DR logo with “Professional Power Done Right” and “leaf and lawn vacuum” are printed on the side of the vacuum. The serial number is located on the left side of the tow bar near the engine.
They were sold at Country Home Products catalog, website and authorized dealers nationwide, including Tractor Supply Co., from August 2014 through September.
WHY: The muffler can overheat and melt the air cleaner cover, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: 20 reports of the vacuums becoming hot to the touch, melting or catching fire.No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 3,900.
FOR MORE: Call Country Home Products at 877-220-0691 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to email@example.com or visit website and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom left of the page.
DETAILS: Trane, American Standard, Ameristar brand or unbranded furnaces sold from July 2016 through August 2016.
The recalled furnaces include serial numbers beginning with 16304 through 16324. The model and serial numbers are printed on a white label on the left or right-hand side of the unit. More details on model numbers included in the recall can be found at website style=”font-size:1.2em;”>WHY: The ground wire in the furnace’s junction box can become loose.
If an electrical component then fails and short circuits, the unit poses a shock hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 17,700.
FOR MORE: Trane at 800-945-5884 from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at website , website , or website and click on “Product Recall Notice” or “Safety Recall” at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: Four style numbers of Kichler Krystal Ice flush mount ceiling fixtures with square or cylindrical chrome or bronze-colored metal cage shades and clear crystal accents.They were sold with four 40-watt light bulbs. Style numbers include 38182, 38183, 38198, and 38199. The style numbers and “Kichler Home Center” are printed on the inside of the canopy. They were sold at Lowe’s from April 2015 through June 2016 and lighting showrooms from January 2016 through August 2016.
WHY: The 40-watt halogen bulbs sold with the ceiling fixtures burn too hot for the electrical supply wires in the ceiling, posing a fire hazard.The fixtures also pose a fire hazard in homes with older wiring, even if used with lower wattage bulbs.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 68,600 in the U.S. and about 2,300 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Kichler at 800-554-6504 from 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit website and click on “Safety Information” under the “Helpful Information” section at the bottom of the page.
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