Recalls this week: leaf blowers, LED lamps

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Posted: Dec 11, 2015 2:31 PM
Recalls this week: leaf blowers, LED lamps

A line of leaf blowers with a motor that can catch fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include LED lamps that pose a shock hazard if they get wet.

Here's a more detailed look:

LEAF BLOWER/VACCUMS

DETAILS: Two models of Craftsman 12 amp electric blower/vacs with model number 138.74898 or 138.74899. Model 138.74898 has a serial number between SES0100001 and SES1951280. Model 138.74899 has a serial number between SER3561101 and SES2141280. The model number, serial number, "Craftsman" and "AC BLOWER / VAC" are printed on the side of the motor housing. They were sold at ACE Hardware, Orchard Supply Hardware, and Sears stores nationwide and online from January 2013 through October 2015.

WHY: The blower/vac's motor can catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: Seven reports of the blower/vacs catching fire have been received. One injury has been reported.

HOW MANY: About 74,000.

FOR MORE: Call the Craftsman brand hotline toll-free at 888-266-7096 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to p.m. ET Saturday, or visit www.craftsman.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

LED LAMPS

DETAILS: 14-watt LED wet location PAR38 lamps sold under the TCP and Great Value Brand names. These lamps are white and produce a soft white (3000 Kelvin) or bright white (5000 Kelvin) color temperature. Recalled units have an item number of "L14P38D30KFL", "L14P38D50KFL", "RLP381430WL" or "GVRLP381430WL" and the date code printed directly on the white plastic heat sink of the lamp, just above the screw in base. They were sold at Walmart and electrical distributors nationwide from May 2015 through October 2015.

WHY: Water can enter the lamp in wet location applications, posing an electric shock hazard to the user.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 25,000 in the U.S. and about 1,350 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call TCP at 800-324-1496 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to recall@tcpi.com, or visit www.tcpi.com and click on "Recall" for more information.

BATTERY POWER PACKS

DETAILS: Limoss AKKU-PACK rechargeable lithium ion battery power packs sold as accessories for Palliser, Flexsteel and est Home Furnishing power recliners and lift chairs. They are used to power the chair when an electrical outlet is not available. "Limoss Li-ion Battery Pack," model number ZB-B1800, code MC 160 and dates codes of 11-0102011 through 6-14-2012 are printed on a white sticker on the side of the unit. They were sold at Best Home Furnishing, Flexsteel and Palliser dealers nationwide and online at amazon.com and other websites from November 2011 through August 2012.

WHY: The battery power packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of the battery pack overheating, including one incident that resulted in undetermined fire damage. No injuries were reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,500.

FOR MORE: Call Limoss at 1-866-643-0394 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT on Friday or visit www.limoss-us.com and click on "Support" and then "Notice and Recalls" for more information.

TABLE

DETAILS: The Boulder Ridge Rectangular 78-inch Dining Room Table with a cement top and a wooden base. The serial numbers on the recalled tables, found on the underside of the cement top, begin with V12760A, V12760B, V12860A or V13034. They were sold at Jordan's Furniture, Kittles Home Furnishings, Nebraska Furniture Mart, W.E. Smithe Furniture and other retailers nationwide from May 2015 through October 2015.

WHY: A stress fracture can form in the table, posing an injury hazard.

INCIDENTS: 71 incidents of cement top stress fractures or cement tops breaking. No known injuries.

HOW MANY: About 300.

FOR MORE: Call Jofran at 1-866-563-7261 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.jofran.com and click on "Boulder Ridge Repair" at the top of the homepage for more information.

UTILITY VEHICLES

DETAILS: This recall involves model year 2013, 2014 and 2015 Kubota RTV-X1100C series diesel-powered utility vehicles. Recalled utility vehicles come in the colors orange and camouflage and have serial numbers ranging from 10001 to 23172. The model number is on the side of the unit and on the data plate on the back of the cab, between the cab and the bed. The serial number is also on the data plate. authorized Kubota dealers nationwide from October 2013 to October 2015 for between $21,000 and $22,000.

WHY: Combustible debris can make contact with the exhaust manifold and ignite, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: seven reports of debris-related fires. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 11,500.

FOR MORE: Kubota Tractor Corp. toll-free at 800-752-0290 between 8a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.kubota.com and click on More, then Safety, then Safety Notices for more information. Kubota is contacting consumers directly.

ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMERS

DETAILS: Basler Class 2 electric transformers with date codes between 1435 and 1446 which use a Tyco circuit breaker. The date code is located on the top line of the transformer's data plate. They were sold at Basler Electric to manufacturers and distributors of end products that contain these transformers from September 2014 to November 2014 for various prices.

WHY: The circuit breaker in the transformer can fail to trip, posing fire and electrical shock hazards.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 11,900.

FOR MORE: Manufacturers and distributors can contact Basler collect at 618-654-2341 ext. 230 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday. Manufacturers and distributors have been advised by Basler Electric that they should immediately contact consumers who have the recalled transformers.

SNOWMOBILES

DETAILS: Several Polaris model year 2015 snowmobiles, including 600 RUSH PRO-S, 600 RUSH PRO-X, 600 SWITCHBACK PRO-S, 600 SWITCHBACK PRO-X, 600 SWITCHBACK ADVENTURE, 800 RUSH PRO-S, 800 RUSH PRO-X, 800 SWITCHBACK PRO-S, 800 SWITCHBACK PRO-X, 550 INDY Voyageur 155, and 550 INDY Adventure 155. The model and VIN dumber are displayed on the right side of the tunnel. They were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2014 through November 2015. More details can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/Recall-Alerts/2016/Polaris-Recalls-Snowmobiles/

WHY: The steering pitman arm or drag link can crack and result in a loss of steering, posing a crash hazard.

INCIDENTS: 11 reports of cracked or broken steering pitman arms of which 8 of the 11 reported loss of steering and 3 of the 11 reported a crash. One injury was reported.

HOW MANY: About 4,700.

FOR MORE: Call Polaris at 888-704-5290 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.polaris.com and click on "Product Safety Recalls" for more information.

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES

DETAILS: Model year 2016 Polaris RZR XP Turbo recreational off-highway vehicles with Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) 3NSVDE925GF454105 through 3NSVDE923GF459495. They were sold at Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2015 through November 2015. A complete list of recalled vehicles including VINs is available at www.polaris.com

WHY: The vehicles' oil drain line can leak, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of RZR XP Turbos with oil leaks and two reports of the vehicles catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,230 vehicles

FOR MORE: Call Polaris at 888-704-5290 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.polaris.com and click on Product Safety Recalls for more information.

BURN RELIEF GEL

DETAILS: Burn relief gel sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Dollar Tree $1 Stop, Deal$, Deals and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from March 2015 to October 2015. It is packaged in a blue box with white letters "Burn Relief" and red letters "Burn Relief Gel". The brand name is Assured TM. The packaging contains the UPC bar code: 6 39277 09311 0 for $1.

WHY: The packaging is not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The burn relief gel contains lidocaine, posing a poisoning risk if swallowed.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 325,000.

FOR MORE: Call Dollar Tree at 800-876-8697 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.dollartree.com, then on the bottom of the page, under "Customer Service," click "Contact Us," then "Company Questions & Answers," and click on "Product Recalls" in the left column.