Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on January 4, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newPORTABLE GRILLS About 4,530 O-Grill portable gas grills sold by LL Bean, Stoneman, BBQG, Walgreens, REI, Dillards and Dick's Sporting Goods nationwide from November 2008 through December 2010. The O-Grill 1000 sold for $149 and the O-Grill 3000 sold for $189. The regulator on the grill can leak gas which can ignite, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Uni-O has received 10 reports of grills catching fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Uni-O to receive a free replacement grill. Call 888-847-8968 or go to www.regcen.com/OGRILL for more information.

BED CANOPY About 7,700 (U.S.) and 230 (Canada) Madeline Bedroom Collection bed canopies sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, online at potterybarnkids.com and through Pottery Barn Kids catalogs from December 2003 until August 2011. When sold separately, the canopy sold for $150 to $300. The connections of the posts to the top rails of the canopy can come apart, allowing components of the canopy to fall and posing an impact hazard to consumers. The firm is aware of 33 reports of components of the canopy falling, including one report of a cut that required stitches and nine other reports of minor cuts, bruises and/or bumps.
IF YOU OWN ONE
Contact Pottery Barn Kids to schedule a free repair. Call 855-662-4114 or go to www.potterybarnkids.com for more information.

TANKLESS WATER HEATERS About 13,000 Navien instantaneous or tankless water heaters sold by wholesale distributors to in-home installers nationwide from February 2008 through March 2009 for between $1,500 and $2,100. An unstable connection can cause the water heater’s vent collar to separate or detach if pressure is applied. A detached vent collar poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to the consumer. Recalled model numbers are CR-180(A), CR-210(A), CR-240(A), CC-180(A), CC-210(A) and CC-240(A) manufactured in 2008.
IF YOU OWN ONE Consumers with recalled water heaters should immediately contact Navien to schedule a free repair. Navien will replace all Nylon 66 vent collar with PVC collars. Consumers who continue use of the water heaters while awaiting repair, should have a working carbon monoxide alarm installed outside of sleeping areas in the home. Call 800-244-8202 or go to www.navienamerica.com for more information.
Note: Regardless of the type of water heater that is used, every home should have a CO alarm outside all sleeping areas and consumers should ensure that their CO alarms have working batteries.

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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