Recall news

AP News
Posted: Dec 29, 2011 10:54 PM
Recall news

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: Navien Instantaneous or Tankless Water Heaters imported by Navien America Inc. of Irvine, Calif., and manufactured by Kyung Dong Navien Co. Ltd., South Korea; sold at wholesale distributors to in-home installers nationwide from February 2008 through March 2009.

WHY: An unstable connection can cause the water heater's vent collar to separate or detach if pressure is applied, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to the consumer.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 13,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Navien at 800-244-8202 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at



DETAILS: Bed canopies imported Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.; sold at Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide, online at and through Pottery Barn Kids catalogs from December 2003 until August 2011. The bed canopies were manufactured in Vietnam.

WHY: The connections of the posts to the top rails of the canopy can come apart and allow components of the canopy to fall, posing an impact hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 33 reports of components of the canopy falling, including one report of a cut that required stitches and nine other reports of minor cuts, bruises and/or bumps.

HOW MANY: About 7,700 in the U.S. and 230 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Pottery Barn Kids at 855-662-4114 between 7 a.m. and 12 p.m. EST daily, or visit the company's website at



DETAILS: Glass-top dining tables imported by West Elm, a division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., of San Francisco; sold by West Elm retail and online stores nationwide from July 2011 through October 2011 for about $500. The label "SKU: 2188233" is printed on a white label on the underside of the long, center beam.

WHY: The wooden base of the table can collapse, causing the glass table top to fall. This poses an injury hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: The firm is aware of 14 reports of tables collapsing or breaking, including one report of a bruise to a consumer's leg.

HOW MANY: About 830 in the United States and about 10 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact West Elm toll-free at 1-855-369-4335 between 7 a.m. and midnight EST seven days a week for a full store credit or visit the firm's website at