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CPSC Recalls Various Products Made in Mainland China

Kikkerland Design Inc. has recalled about 7,300 teapots because the bamboo votive stand can catch fire and pose a hazard to consumers. This recall involves Kikkerland and Cost Plus World Market brand teapots with bamboo stands. The 30-ounce glass teapots have a removable glass tea infuser sold with a votive candle holder inside the bamboo stand. The Kikkerland teapots have model number TP02 printed on the packaging next to the UPC code while the Cost Plus World Market teapots have a white sticker with number 25024784 printed on the packaging. No votive candles were included with the teapots. These products were sold by Amazon retailers, Cost Plus World Market, Uncommon Goods and Urban Outfitters as well as on-line at www.amazon.com from March 2014 through September 2016.

Runner Trainer has issued a recall for about 240 bicycles in the United States and five bicycles in Canada because the pedals can detach from the bike, posing a fall hazard to riders. This recall involves Gen 2 Bionic Runner black bikes that mimic a running motion. They have a folding frame, red pedals and red trim around the wheels, and “BIONIC RUNNER” is printed in white on the side of the stirrups. The bikes were sold on-line at Running Trainer’s website (www.run4.com) from May through September 2016.

GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd. is recalling some 3.4 million dehumidifiers in the United States and approximately 850,000 dehumidifiers in Canada because they can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing serious fire and burn hazards. This recall involves 25, 30, 40, 50, 60, 65, 70 and 75 pint dehumidifiers with the following  brand names: Airworks, Alen, Arcticaire, Arctic King, Beaumark, Coolworks, ComfortAire, Comfort Star, Continental Electic, Crosley, Daewoo, Danby, Danby & Designer, Dayton, Degree, Diplomat, Edgestar, Excell, Fellini, Forest Air, Frigidaire, GE, Grunaire, Hanover, Honeywell, Homestyles, Hyundai, Ideal Air, Kenmore (Canada), Keystone, Kul, Midea, Nantucket, Ocean Breeze, Pelonis, Perfect Aire, Perfect Home, Polar Wind, Premiere, Professional Series, Royal Sovereign, Simplicity, Sunbeam, SPT, Sylvania, TGM, Touch Point, Trutemp, Uberhaus, Westpointe, Winix and Winixl. The brand name, model number, pint capacity and manufacture date are printed on the nameplate sticker on the back of the dehumidifier. These products were sold at Amazon.com, Lowers, Menards, PC Richard and other stores nationwide from January 2003 through December 2013.

Washing Machines
Samsung Electronics America Inc. has announced a recall of some 2.8 million top-load washing machines because the top can unexpectedly detach from the chassis during use, posing a risk of impact injury. This recall involves 34 models of Samsung top-load washing machines with mid or rear controls. Model numbers covered by this recall (which can be found on two labels affixed to the back of the machine) include WA40J3000AW/A2, WA45H7000AP/A2, WA45H7000AW/A2, WA45H7200AW/A2, WA45K7600AW/A2, WA45K7100AW/A2, WA48H7400AW/A2, WA48J7700AW/A2, WA48J7770AP/A2, WA48J7770AW/A2, WA50K8600AV/A2, WA50K8600AW/A2, WA52J8700AP/A2, WA52J8700AW/A2, WA400PJHDWR/AA, WA422PRHDWR/AA, WA456DRHDSU/AA, WA456DRHDWR/AA, WA476DSHASU/A1, WA476DSHAWR/A1, WA484DSHASU/A1, WA484DSHAWR/A1, WA48H7400AP/A2, WA50F9A6DSW/A2, WA50F9A7DSP/A2, WA50F9A7DSW/A2, WA50F9A8DSP/A2, WA50F9A8DSW/A2, WA52J8060AW/A2, WA5451ANW/XAA, WA5471ABP/XAA, WA5471ABW/XAA, WA56H9000AP/A2 and WA56H9000AW/A2. These washing machines were made in mainland China, South Korea and Thailand and sold at Best Buy, The Home Depot, Lowes, Sears and other home appliance stores nationwide from March 2011 through November 2016.

Ceiling Fixtures
L.D. Kichler is recalling about 68,600 ceiling fixtures in the United States and about 2,300 ceiling fixtures in Canada because the 40-watt halogen bulbs sold with these fixtures burn too hot for the electrical supply wires in the ceiling, posing a fire hazard. The fixtures also pose a fire hazard in homes with older wiring, even if used with lower wattage bulbs. This recall involves four style numbers of Kichler Krystal Ice flush mount ceiling fixtures with square or cylindrical chrome- or bronze-coloured metal cage shades and clear crystal accents. Recalled style numbers include 38182, 38183, 38198 and 38199.  The style numbers and “Kichler Home Center” are printed on the inside of the canopy. These products were sold at Lowe’s from April 2015 through June 2016 and at lighting showrooms from January through August 2016.

Smoke/CO Alarms
Walter Kidde Portable Equipment Inc. has recalled some 3.6 million smoke/carbon monoxide alarms in the United States and some 1.5 million smoke/carbon monoxide alarms in Canada because the alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working. This recall involves Kidde NightHawk talking combo smoke/CO alarms with model number KN-COSM-IB and manufacture dates between 1 June 2004 and 31 December 2010. The alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric power and have a compartment on the back for the installation of a replaceable 9V backup battery. They are white, round and measure about five to six inches in diameter. “Kidde” is engraved on the front of the alarm while “Kidde,” the model number and manufacture dates are printed on a label on the back on the alarm. These alarms were sold by electrical distributors and home centres nationwide as well as on-line at Amazon.com from June 2004 through December 2010.

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