Recalls this week: smoke alarms, space heaters
More than 150,000 smoke alarms that can fail to alert consumers when a fire occurs are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty space heaters.
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DETAILS: ESL and Interlogix brand 400/500 series smoke detectors which are hard-wired into a security system. The smoke detectors were made for professional installation and used primarily in commercial buildings, schools, hotels, motels, apartments, dormitories and homes as part of the fire alarm system. Recalled units have date codes 13084 through 14059. The initials ESL, the date code and the model numbers are printed on a label on the back of the detector's cover and on the product's packaging. The 400 series model numbers include 429AT, 429C, 429CAD, 429CRT, 429CST, 429CT, 429CTAD, 449AT, 449C, 449CRT, 449CSRH, 449CSRT, 449CST, 449CSTE, 449CT and 449CTE. The 500 Series model numbers include 511C, 518C, 521B, 521BXT, 521B-10PKDMP, 521B-10PKG, 521BXT-10PKG, 521BXT-DMP-10PKG, 528B, 528CRXT, 541C, 541C-10PKG, 541CXT, 541CXT-10PK and 548C.
WHY: Radio frequency interference can cause the smoke detectors to fail to alert consumers of a fire.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 141,000 in U.S. and 13,000 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Edwards at 800-655-4497 and select option 5, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m EST. Monday through Friday or visit www.edwardsfiresafety.com and click on Contact Us. Interlogix contacted at 855-286-8889 and selecting option 2, from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday or online at www.interlogix.com and click on Customer Service for more information.
DETAILS: 4-ounce DD branded candles sold in a round metal tin with a metal lid. A "DD" logo is embossed atop the metal lid. The candle fragrance is printed on a label affixed to the outside of the tin. A label on the underside of the tin is marked "$5.99" and has the SKU and batch number. Details on the candles included in the recall can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/CoScentrix-Recalls-Candles-in-Metal-Tins/ They were sold at Hobby Lobby stores nationwide and online at HobbyLobby.com from June 2014 through July 2014.
WHY: The candle's high flame can ignite the surface of the wax and the polymer coating on the tin-plated container, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of the candle's surface igniting and one report of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 126,000.
FOR MORE: CoScentrix toll-free at (888) 298-2722 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.coscentrix.com and click on "Product Recall Info" at the bottom of the page.
DETAILS: This recall involves five models of pre-stretched stirrup leathers. The stirrup leathers are branded with the HDR logo and name "HENRI DE RIVEL". The item number and UPC code are located on the hang tag. Details on the models can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/JPC-Equestrian-Recalls-Stirrup-Leathers/ They were sold at Choice Brands/Horse Loverz, Dover Saddlery, The Equestrian Corner and other equestrian supply retailers nationwide from October 2013 to May 2014.
WHY: The stirrup leather can crack and break, posing a risk of a fall for the rider.
INCIDENTS: Three reports of broken stirrup leathers. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 1,200.
FOR MORE: Call JPC Equestrian at 866-273-3243 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday or visit www.breeches.com and click on the "Recall Notification" link for more information.
ELECTRIC SPACE HEATERS
DETAILS: Vornado VH110 Vortex electric space heaters sold in two colors, black and white. Recalled heaters have the numbers 1 and 3 as the fourth and fifth digits of the serial number. The model and serial numbers appear on a silver decal located on the bottom of the unit. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target and other retailers nationwide and online at Vornado.com and Amazon.com from June 2013 through May 2014.
WHY: The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
INCIDENTS: 29 reports of units overheating and melting, including seven reports of heaters catching fire, resulting in one report of smoke inhalation and one report of property damage caused by soot and smoke.
HOW MANY: About 79,000.
FOR MORE: Call Vornado at 844-205-7978 or visit www.vornado.com and click on the recall graphic in the lower right corner of the home page for more information.
DETAILS: Model year 2014 Arctic Cat XF 7000 and ZR 7000 and model year 2015 XF 7000 and ZR 7000 snowmobiles. All XF and ZR 2014 models are included in this recall. Recalled 2015 model vehicles have the last six digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN) in the following ranges: 100920 through 100993 for the XF 7000 models and 100792 through 100919 for the ZR 7000. The fourth and fifth digit of the VIN, "14" or "15," correspond to the model year. The VIN appears on a sticker attached to the chassis near the rider's right foot rest. The model name appears on the front sides of the snowmobile. They were sold at Arctic Cat dealers nationwide from June 2013 to August 2014.
WHY: Fuel can leak from the fuel line assembly, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 3,260.
FOR MORE: Call Arctic Cat at 800-279-6851 or visit www.arcticcat.com and click on Customer Care, then Product Recall and then List of Safety Bulletins for more information.