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.
1. Recessed downlights recalled for shock hazard
Ketra D3 recessed downlights have been recalled because the power supply connectors can have incorrect wiring, posing an electric shock hazard to the user. The lights were produced between Nov. 4, 2016, and March 14, 2018. The date code is located on a sticker attached to each unit and is in the format KWWYY representing WW-work week and YY-year of manufacture. Only downlights with date codes between K4816 and K1118 are included in this recall. The Ketra D3 downlight is typically installed behind a ceiling and the light generated by the LED illuminates the space below. The light fixture enclosure measures 18.5 inches by 10 inches by 4 inches. The downlight is dark gray and black and weighs approximately 8 pounds. The lights were sold by authorized Ketra lighting distributors and specialty audio/video stores nationwide from November 2016 through April 2018 for between $550 and $750.
Call 800-940-5917 or go to www.KetraRecall.com for more information.
2. Stanley workbench LED light and power stations recalled
due to shock and electrocution hazards
Baccus Global has recalled Stanley workbench LED light and power stations because they are wired incorrectly, posing shock and electrocution hazards. The firm has received three reports of the units being wired incorrectly. No injuries have been reported. The recalled units are model number WLB40PS. The model number is printed on a sticker located on the back of the lighting panel. “Stanley” is printed in yellow by the outlets. They were sold at Sam’s Club stores nationwide and online from March through August 2017 for between $25 and $40.
Call 877-571-2391 or go to www.baccusglobal.com and click on “FAQ” for more information.
3. Werner recalls aluminum ladders due to fall hazard
Five models of Werner aluminum multi-purpose telescoping ladders have been recalled. The ladders, ranging in size from 13-feet to 26-feet, can break while in use and pose a fall hazard to the user. The model numbers are: MT-IAA-13A; MT-IAA-17A; MT-IAA-22A; MT-IAA-26; and MT-IAA-26A. The model number is printed on a label located on the side of the ladder rail. The recalled ladders have a load capacity of 375 pounds and were sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s stores nationwide from April through May 2018 for between $180 and $275.
Call 888-523-3370, or visit www.wernerco.com/us/en/news-events/recalls.
4. Regency Fireplace Products recalls gas stove fireplaces
due to explosion and injury hazards
Regency Ultimate direct vent gas stove fireplaces, models U37 and U39, have been recalled. The pressure release system can fail and cause the gas stove to explode, posing explosion and injury hazards. The units were sold by fireplace distributors and stores nationwide from January 2001 through January 2018 for about $2,800. They were sold in black and have gold or silver trim around the glass doors. “Regency” is printed on the front, bottom left corner of the pedestals of the stoves.
Call 866-867-4328 or visit www.regency-fire.com and click on “U39 recall notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.