Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Some Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse brand led lightbulbs being recalled
There is a safety recall due to burn hazard on some led lightbulbs sold under the Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse brand names.
From the consumer safety website:
“The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40 or 50 watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed. The date code reflects the week and year of manufacture; for example date code L4010 was produced during the 40th week of 2010. The date codes listed below may have the letters “CH ” or “MX ” at the end. For example, date code L4010 can also appear as L4010CH or L4010MX. The date codes are:
See more here to prevent a potential fire hazard: http://1.usa.gov/ZHlkbN
Friday, March 08, 2013
Safety recall on Pampered Chef's garlic slicer
If you bought a garlic slicer from Pampered Chef between January 2009 and July 2011 then you should stop using it immediately and go to this website to see if it is covered under a safety recall that involves blades dislodging during use.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
GE safety recall: Front Load Washers
This is an alert about a safety recall for three models of GE front load washing machines, sold between July 2008 and August 2011.
The models are:
This recall applies to all serial numbers for these three models.
The safety recall involves the possibility of the washer’s basket separating during use and breaking the washer’s top panel. This poses an injury risk to consumers.
If you own one of these models you should top using it immediately, and contact GE for a repair:
For additional information, contact GE Appliances at (888) 641-9739 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.geappliances.com/products/recall
Bose Recalls Dual-Voltage Cinemate II Home Theater Speaker System
If you own one of these Bose systems, please read more about this safety recall below.
These models of Bose audio Cinemate home theater speaker systems have had failures at voltages higher than U.S. norms, so they may only be a problem if you’re using them overseas. Either way, this is a safety recall due to fire hazard, so if you own one you should stop using it, unplug it, and contact Bose immediately.
Bose Corporation; toll-free (877) 354-1004, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday ET in the U.S. or 001 (508) 614-1842, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday outside the U.S., or www.bose.com/safety for more information.
Monday, February 04, 2013
LG Recalls Top-Loading Washing Machines Due to Risk of Injury
You should top using this model washing machine if you have one of the following models, until you consult with the link listed below to find out if your LG Top-Loading Washing Machine is in the serial number range of the affected models.
LG Models: WT5001CW, WT5101HW, WT5101HV
Kenmore Elite Models: 29002, 29272, 29278
Your model and serial can be found on the top back of your washing machine.
Click this link to find out if your model is affected, and what you should do to remedy the problem: http://1.usa.gov/WMB1vT
Friday, April 20, 2012
Child safety: Be careful where you put a television.
It's been brought to our attention that each year, a number of children are injured or even die from improperly installed television sets. Of particular concern are situations where the older and heavier tube-style television is placed in the child's room when the family gets a larger television, and often installed on top of a dresser or something else not really designed to hold a TV.
Let's face it, kids get excited, and they could easily pull or push that TV in their efforts to get to the controls or to what they are perceiving on the screen.
It's not just the older TVs that can be dangerous. Larger flat-screen TVs that are improperly installed can be a danger as well.
It's just something to think about. We are in the business of fixing televisions, but we're also people with families who worry about the little ones. Just be careful out there.