Recalls this week: space heaters, crossbows

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Posted: May 30, 2014 12:36 PM
Recalls this week: space heaters, crossbows

More than 100,000 space heaters that can overheat and cause fires are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include crossbows that can fire unexpectedly and children's pajamas that fail to meet anti-flammability standards.

Here's a more detailed look:


DETAILS: Holmes oscillating ceramic heaters sold in black, purple, red, blue and white. The rectangular heaters included in the recall have model number HCH1823M printed on a label on the bottom of the product. The "Holmes" logo is on the bottom front of the unit and two knobs controlling the fan and the thermostat are on the top. The heater adjusts between a high and low heat setting and a fan only setting. They were sold from August 2013 to March 2014.

WHY: The ceramic heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: 132 reports of units that unexpectedly stopped working and/or overheating, resulting in one report of smoke inhalation and ten reports of property damage involving burned flooring.

HOW MANY: About 151,600.

FOR MORE: Call Sunbeam Products at 800-834-0056 or visit and click on "Ceramic Heater Recall" for more information.


DETAILS: Precision Shooting Equipment's TAC Elite, TAC Ordnance and Enigma crossbows. TAC Elite crossbows with serial numbers 2097056 through 2134901 are being recalled and TAC Ordnance Crossbow with serial numbers 2121938 through 2133384 being recalled. All Enigma crossbows are being recalled. Serial numbers for the TAC Elite and TAC Ordnance are engraved directly above the hand grip. The crossbows were all sold from June 2013 through November 2013.

WHY: The crossbow can fire an arrow without the trigger being pulled, posing an injury hazard to the user and to bystanders.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 2,800.

FOR MORE: Call Precision Shooting Equipment at 800-477-7789 or visit, then select Support and click on "PSE 2013 TAC & Enigma Recall Information" for more information.


DETAILS: Empress Arts 100 percent cotton children's two-piece pajamas sets, sold in boys and girls sizes 12 months to toddler size 4. The pajama sets were sold in four styles: Blue Dot, Blue Stripe, Pink Dot and Pink Floral. "Empress Arts" is on a label at the back of the neck of the tops and the center back of the waist on the bottoms which have an elastic waistband and drawstring. They were sold from December 2012 to April 2014.

WHY: The pajamas fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,400.

FOR MORE: Call Empress Arts at 844-295-8181 or visit then click on "Product Recall" for more information.


DETAILS: Quantum ELM and ELM2 two-light emergency fixture. ELM or ELM2 appears on the label inside the fixture's plastic housing above the battery. The recalled units have circuit boards that are green on both sides and either Rev B or Rev C printed in the top left corner. Emergency lights with circuit boards that are beige on one side and ELM2 LED, ELM2 SD and ELM2 WRS fixtures are not included in the recall. They were sold from March 2010 through February 2014.

WHY: The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

INCIDENTS: 29 reports of circuit boards overheating and fixtures melting or catching fire, with one incident resulting in more than $100,000 of property damage to an office building. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 1.7 million.

FOR MORE: Call Lithonia Lighting at 888-615-4501 or visit and click on "Quantum ELM/ELM2 Recall Information" on the bottom of the page for more information.


DETAILS: Bébé brand baby food makers made by Hamilton Beach. The baby food maker is a small food processor. It has a white and gray motor base with an orange control knob, a clear plastic, five-cup food bowl and a gray-colored food bowl lid with a built-in food chute. "Hamilton Beach" and "bébé" are on the front of the motor base. The food maker comes with the following accessories: a chopping and mixing blade, a slicing and shredding disc, a removable motor shaft adapter, a food pusher, a three-cup steaming basket, 10 storage containers and two storage container caddies. They were sold at Buy Buy Baby stores nationwide, through specialty distributor Victor Co. Inc. and online at, and from September 2013 through February 2014.

WHY: Use of the slicing/shredding disc with the motor shaft adapter can cause the stainless steel pin in the food bowl lid to loosen and fall into processed food.

INCIDENTS: Four reports of the stainless steel pin in the food bowl lid becoming loose, including three in which the pin fell into processed food. There have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

HOW MANY: About 790 in the U.S. and about 3,100 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Hamilton Beach at 800-672-5872 or visit and click on Recall Info at the bottom of the page for more information.


DETAILS: Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Sanitation Systems for pools. "Trident Ultraviolet Corporation," ''Series 2" and "UV Ultraviolet Sanitation System" are printed on a black label on the front of the units. "Trident Series 2 Ultraviolet Water Treatment System" and a series of letters for the date code are printed on a silver sticker on the units. Go to to determine if the date code is included in the recall. They were sold at pool companies nationwide from February 2009 through September 2013.

WHY: Electrical arcing can cause the units to catch fire, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: 38 reports of the sanitation systems melting and or catching fire, one burn injury to a consumer's hand and about $23,000 in property damage reported.

HOW MANY: About 3,660.

FOR MORE: Call Trident at 855-522-8200 or visit or email