Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on February 13, 2013 12:01:00 am

Recalls-blog-artTRAVEL CONVERTER KITS Samsonite dual-wattage travel converter kits sold at retail stores nationwide and at the Samsonite on-line store from January 2011 through December 2012 for approximately $35. The converter can overheat if a load in excess of 50 watts is applied to the converter while in the 50-watt setting. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact Samsonite to return the product for a full refund. Call 800-382-7259 , send an e-mail to, or go to

SKI-DOO SNOWMOBILES About 10,200 Ski-Doo snowmobiles sold at Ski-Doo dealers nationwide from March 2012 through January 2013 from about $8000 to $12,000. The fuel pump inlet fitting can come into contact with the oil tank and break, leading to a fuel to leak, which poses a fire hazard. The firm has received three reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.
IF YOU OWN ONE Contact a BRP dealer to schedule a free repair.  BRP has notified registered consumers directly about this recall. Call 888-638-5397 or go to and click on “recall information” under the owner center for more information.  

CANNING JAR LIFTERS About 22,700 (U.S.) and 3,800 (Canada) canning jar lifters sold at AC Sales Co., Ace Hardware, Amazon, Americas Gardening Resources, Bi-Mart, Blain Supply Inc., Chef Central , Cole Hardware, DeNault’s True Value Hardware, Heart of America, Home Shopping Club, InterBond Corp. of America, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kitchen Krafts Inc., Lehman Hardware & Appliance Inc., Metropolitan Markets, Marmaxx, Reading China & Glass/Calvert, Supermarket Associates, Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, Winners Merchants International, World Kitchen Ltd., Zulily Inc. and other retailers nationwide  from February 2012 to October 2012 for about $10.
The jar lifter handle can detach over time due to a missing stainless steel core in the hinge. This can cause the tongs to fail to grip and allow a jar being lifted to fall, posing a laceration hazard to the user.
Contact Progressive International Corporation for a free replacement. Call 800-426-7101, send an e-mail to; or go to and click on “Recall Information” for additional information.

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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