Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on July 27, 2011 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-new PRESSURE WASHERS About 40,000 Homelite surface cleaner attachments on pressure washers sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide from February 2010 through June 2011 for about $70 when sold as an attachment and about $450 when sold with a pressure washer. The surface cleaner attachment's nozzle and spray bar can break and detach, striking and/or breaking the unit's plastic housing. The broken nozzle, spray bar and/or plastic housing can strike consumers, posing a laceration hazard.
The firm has received nine reports of incidents involving the recalled surface cleaner attachments, including one laceration injury and three reports of minor property damage.
IF YOU OWN ONE Stop using the attachments and contact Homelite at  800-867-9624 or go to www.homelite.com for information about getting a free replacement surface cleaner attachment.

TASK LAMPS Approximately 13,000 Circo Children's task lamps sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and Target.com from January 2011 to April 2011 for about $13. Lamps can overheat, causing the adhesive inside the lamp socket to melt and migrate into the bulb area of the socket. The cooled glue can adhere to the light bulb base and make the bulb difficult to remove which can result in a broken light bulb, posing a risk of laceration to consumers. Melted flammable glue that migrates onto the electrical components of the lamp poses a risk of fire.
Target has received six reports of glue on the lamp socket melting and migrating into the bulb area of the socket. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to any Target store to receive a full refund. You can contact Target at 800-440-0680 or go to www.target.com for more information.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to Recalls.gov. There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

 

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Robin Melen

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