Snow globes deemed to be a fire hazard
Moonrays Brand Products has recalled globe and snow globe stake lights because of a fire hazard. Light refraction through the stake lights can singe or melt items in contact with or in the immediate proximity, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Moonrays large mystic globe and winter-themed snow globe stake lights. The globes were sold at home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online from August 2016 through March 2017 for about $20.
The lawn and garden decorations are plastic globes mounted on a metal stake that can be inserted into the ground. Water and antifreeze allow glitter inside the globe to float. The winter-themed light stake is framed by a snowman, Christmas tree, Santa Claus or reindeer. The solar powered lights also contain LED bulbs that run on rechargeable batteries.
Southwire has received nine reports of incidents including heat-related damage to nearby property such as grass, deck posts and house siding. No injuries have been reported.
Call 888-847-8709; or go to www.southwire.com or www.moonrays.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.
As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.
Other recalls of note
1) Kidde recalls almost 38 million fire extinguishers
Kidde has issued a recall on a brigade of almost 38 million fire extinguishers sold nationwide dating back to 1973. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. One death has been reported. This recall involves two styles of Kidde fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button Pindicator fire extinguishers.
Call 855-271-0773 to request a free replacement and for instructions on returning recalled units; or go online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information and a complete list of the recalled models.
2) Fire hazard expands dishwasher recall
BSH Home Appliances has expanded a recall of several brands of dishwashers because the power cord can overheat and catch fire. This recall expansion involves Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air and Thermador brand dishwashers sold in stainless steel, black, white and custom panel. The units were sold nationwide from January 2013 through May 2015.
Call BSH Home Appliances toll-free at 888-965-5813.
3) Chipper may chuck more than wood
Frontier Wood Chippers have been recalled by John Deere because of an injury hazard. The wood chipper’s blades can break and be thrown from the chipper, posing a risk to operators or bystanders. This recall involves 25 specific units with model numbers WC1103, WC1105 and WC1205. The chippers were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide in July and August 2017. John Deere is contacting all purchasers directly.
Call 800-537-8233; or go to www.deere.com and select Product Recall Information on the drop-down menu under Services & Support.