Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on March 6, 2013 12:01:00 am

Recalls-blog-artCOMPACT SNOW BLOWERS About 5,400 Ariens Snow-Thro 24 inch snow blowers sold at Ariens dealers and The Home Depot nationwide from August through September 2012 for about $800 to $1,000. The snow blower's carburetor bowl nut can allow gas to escape from the unit.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to an authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer for a repair. Call Briggs & Stratton Corporation at 877-564-0172 or go to and click on "Recall Alerts" for more information. 

DISCO LIGHTS About 19,100 "Style My Room by Justice" disco lights sold exclusively at Justice stores nationwide and online at from May through November 2012 for about $24. The electrical wiring in the lamp base is accessible and the lamp can overheat, posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers. The firm has received one report of the lamp overheating and one report of a consumer receiving an electrical shock.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to any Justice store for a full refund. Call 866-332-1110 or go to and click on Customer Service at the bottom of the page and then on Product Recalls for more 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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Robin Melen

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