Recalls this week: Wall plates, clocks

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Posted: Mar 11, 2016 2:17 PM

More than 300,000 wall plates for electrical outlets are being recalled because they can cause a short circuit. Other recalled consumer products include wall clocks with defective battery springs.

Here's a more detailed look:

WALL PLATES

DETAILS: The recall involves allen + roth Linden and Brainerd Ironton wall plates for electrical outlets. The wall plates snap onto the backplate without the use of screws. Under the decorative plate, the backplate is stamped with the letters "LHMC." They were sold at Lowe's Home Improvement stores nationwide and online at www.dlawlesshardware.com, www.flyingbulldogs.com, www.lowes.com and www.riverbend.builders from January 2013 through January 2016.

WHY: The decorative wall plates can dislodge from the backplate and short circuit the outlet, posing a risk of electrical shock or fire.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of short circuits when the decorative plate dislodged from the back plate and touched an energized, partially released plug. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 374,000.

FOR MORE: Call Liberty Hardware Manufacturing at 844-811-4541 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.libertyhardware.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.

UTILITY VEHICLES

DETAILS: All model years 2015 and 2016 UXV 450i, UXV 450i LE and UXV 450i Turf models. The model year 2015 recalled vehicles are those units with the last six numbers of the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) between 100101 and 190370. The model year 2016 recalled vehicles are those units with the last six numbers of the vehicle identification numbers (VIN) between 190371 and 260240. The VIN can be found on the frame behind the right front wheel. UXV is printed on each side of the rear cargo box and on the hood. KYMCO is printed on the side panels. They were sold1 at authorized KYMCO dealers nationwide from June 2014 through November 2015.

WHY: The throttle can fail to return to idle, causing the rider to lose control, posing crash and injury hazards.

INCIDENTS: Seven reports of the throttle failing. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,700.

FOR MORE: Call KYMCO at 888-235-3417 anytime, send email to info@kymcousa.com, or visit www.kymcousa.com and click on Recall Information for more information.

WALL CLOCKS

DETAILS: Golda wall clocks measuring 32 inches in diameter and four inches in depth. The front of the wall clocks is made of glass and has a white background. "Invented in 1698" is printed on the front of the clocks. The numbers printed on the clock and clock hands are printed in a brown antiqued ink. The battery compartment on the back holds one AA battery and four D batteries. "Made in China" and "Made for Z Gallerie" are printed on a label on the back of the clocks. They were sold at Z Gallerie stores nationwide and online at ZGallerie.com between July 2015 and January 2016.

WHY: The batteries inside the clock can overheat due to defective battery springs located at the bottom of the battery compartment, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 450.

FOR MORE: Call Z Gallerie at 800-208-2765 anytime or visit www.zgallerie.com and click on Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page.

FURNACES AND BOILERS

DETAILS: Williamson and Thermoflo furnaces and boilers with Carlin oil burners with an installation date label between April 1, 2015 and November 31, 2015. The installation date is printed on a label on the outside of the furnace or boiler. Recalled furnaces have a Carlin burner inside of the furnace, behind the furnace grate. Recalled boilers have a Carlin burner attached to the outside of the boiler enclosure. "Carlin" is printed in white letters on the face of the burner nameplate. They were sold at heating and plumbing contractors that install Williamson-Thermoflo heating and plumbing equipment nationwide from April 2015 through November 2015.

WHY: A wiring malfunction can result in the burners failing to shut off, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: One report of the burner failing to shut off. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 110.

FOR MORE: Call Carlin at 800-989-2275 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.carlincombustion.com and click "Contact Us" and then "Customer Service" for more information.

SAFETY POOL COVERS

DETAILS: Mesh and solid-material Anchor 5-Star, Anchor Mesh, Classic Solid and Defender Mesh brand custom safety pool covers. The covers' cables are connected to the pool wall using brass-plated snap hooks with a gold-tone spring tab, a seam and a hook end with a bezel. The date of manufacture appears on the warning label on the underside of each pool cover. Manufacture dates of "Sep 14," ''Oct 14" and "Nov 14" are subject to the recall. "Manufactured by Anchor Industries, Inc." also appears on the label. They were sold at independent pool supply stores and dealers nationwide from September 2014 to November 2014.

WHY: The brass-plated snap hooks used to connect the cover's cables to the wall can break, posing a drowning risk.

INCIDENTS: 20 reports of snap hook failure. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 350.

FOR MORE: Call Anchor Industries at 800-255-5552 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.anchorindustries.com and click on "Safety Recall" for more information.