Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on March 14, 2012 12:01:00 am

Recall-alert-newDESKTOP COMPUTERS About 50,500 Lenovo ThinkCentre M70z and M90z desktop computers sold online at Lenovo’s websites and by telephone and direct sales through Lenovo-authorized distributors nationwide from May 2010 through January 2012 for about $500 for the M70z model and $800 for the M90z model. A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard. The company has received reports of one fire incident and one smoke incident.
IF YOU OWN ONE Unplug the power supply. Contact Lenovo to determine whether your computer is included in the recall and to schedule an appointment for a free replacement of the power supply. Call 855-248-2194 or go to

MEDICINE BOTTLES About 59,600 medicine bottle storage containers sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, CVS, Walgreens and the Locker Brand website from June 2010 through October 2011 for about $15. The medicine container can open by applying pressure to the latch when it is locked. This could result in unauthorized access to medicine bottles in the container.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Locker Brand for a free return mailer. When the product is returned, Rx Locker will provide a full refund. Call 888-491-6617, send an e-mail to, or go to for more information.

LAWN TRACTORS About 2,700 Cub Cadet, MTD Gold, and Tryo-Bilt hydrostatic lawn tractors sold by lawn and garden retailers nationwide from January 2011 through January 2012 for about between $1,900 and $2,800. A drive gear in the lawn tractor's hydrostatic transaxle can fail causing brake failure, posing a crash hazard to consumers.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact the firm for instructions on obtaining a repair from an authorized service provider. Call 888-848-6038, or visit the firms' websites at, or Consumers can also visit Hydro-Gear's website at

For the latest information on all recalls, go to 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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