Toasters and Candle Holders Recalled Due to Fire Hazard Risk

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) has issued a recall for toasters and glass votive candle holders due to fire hazards. Consumers should stop using these products immediately. The USCPSC would like to remind consumers that it is illegal to sell or attempt to sell a recalled product.

Hamilton Beach Recalls Toasters

About 300,000 toasters, imported by Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. of Glen Allen, Virginia, have been recalled due to a malfunction with the heating element. The heating element can remain energized indefinitely when an item is placed in the toaster which may ignite the contents, posing a fire hazard if the toaster is near flammable items. Hamilton Beach has received 15 reports of toasters that did not pop up as intended, including three reports of minor damage to kitchen cabinets. There have been no reported injuries.

The recall involves model 22600 toasters with specific series codes. These codes begin with the letters “C” or “D” and have the format of CXXXXBI or DXXXXBI, where “XXXX” represents a four digit number ranging from 0190 through 5290. The model number and series code are printed on the bottom of the toaster. The toaster has a chromed steel exterior, a front control panel with a rotary toast shade selector and function buttons arranged in an arc, a front removable crumb tray and Hamilton Beach printed across the front of the toaster.

The toasters were sold at mass merchandisers, department, grocery, and home center stores nationwide, as well as various online retailers, from February 2008 though June 2011 for between $30 and $40. They were manufactured in China.

Consumers should stop using the recalled toasters immediately and contact Hamilton Beach to receive instructions on how to obtain a free replacement toaster. To contact Hamilton Beach, call 800-379-2200 anytime or visit the firm’s website. Visit the USCPSC website to view this recall.

Dollar Tree Recalls Glass Votive Candle Holders

About 117,000 glass votive candle holders, imported by Greenbrier International Inc. and sold by Dollar Tree Stores Inc., both of Chesapeake, Virginia, have been recalled. The candle holders can shatter while in use, posing a fire and laceration hazard to consumers. There has been one reported incident of a shattered candle holder, but no injuries have bee reported.

The recall includes frosted and clear glass votive candle holders with French Vanilla scented candles. The holders are 2.5 inches tall. The model number 976127 and date code 1010 are printed on the bottom of the candle holders.

The candle holders were sold at Dollar Tree, Dollar Bill$, Deal$ and Dollar Tree Deal$ stores nationwide from December 2010 through April 2011 for about $1. They were manufactured in India.

Consumers should stop using the candle holders immediately and return them to the store of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at 800-876-8077 between 9 AM and 5 PM ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website. To see this recall on the USCPSC’s website, click here.

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Recall Issued for Aquarium Heaters After Reports of Injury and Fire

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), in cooperation with United Pet Group of Cincinnati, Ohio, has issued a recall for aquarium heaters. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. The CPSC would like to remind consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell products that have been recalled.

About 1.2 million Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters are involved in the recall. According to the recall warning, a wiring problem causes the heaters to overheat or break during normal use. This damages the aquarium and poses a fire and laceration hazard to consumers. Overheating can cause the heater to shatter or the aquarium glass to break.

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United Pet Group has already received 38 reports of fire resulting in property damage and 45 reports of broken aquarium glass. The company has also received one report of an eye injury when the heater broke while being held by the consumer.

The heaters included in the recall are black plastic tubes and have a temperature adjustment knob at the top. The model name “Stealth” in white, or “Stealth Pro” in red is printed on the side. The model number and wattage rating are printed below the model name. Stealth Pro heaters are also sold as part of aquarium starter kits.

Stealth Models Stealth Pro Models
Wattage Model #
25W ETP25
50W ETP50
75W ETP75
100W ETP100
150W ETP150
200W ETP200
250W ETP250
Wattage Model #
25W ML90447-00
50W ML90448-00
75W ML90449-00
100W ML90450-00
150W ML90451-00
200W ML90452-00
250W ML90453-00
300W ML90454-00

The heaters were sold in pet stores nationwide and on various websites from January 2004 through February 2011 for between $20 and $300. Consumers should stop using the heaters immediately and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement or full refund. For more information call 800-338-4896 between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday. Or visit United Pet Group online.

To see this recall on the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, click here.

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Lasko Fans Recalled for Potential Fire Hazard

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC), in cooperation with Lasko Products Inc., has issued a recall for box fans. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. The CPSC would like to remind consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell products that have been recalled.

About 4.8 million box fans, manufactured by Lasko Products Inc. of West Chester, Pennsylvania, are being recalled. The fans pose a potential fire hazard due to an electrical failure in the fan’s motor. Lasko has received seven reports of fires associated with the motor, including two house fires and one barn fire, that resulted in extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recall includes Lasko fans with model numbers 3720, 3723, and 3733, as well as Galaxy fans with model number 4733 that have a date code of “2002-03″ or “2003-04″ stamped on the bottom of the metal frame. “Lasko” or “Galaxy” are stamped on the front of the fan and the model number is either stamped or printed on the bottom of the fans. The fans involved in the recall were sold at mass merchandisers from July 2002 through December 2005 for between $12 and $25.

Consumers should stop using the recalled fans immediately and contact Lasko for a free fused plug safety adapter. Lasko can be contacted at 877-445-1314 anytime or visit Lasko’s website. To see this recall on the USCPSC website, click here.

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Safety Commission Recalls Four Fire and Heat-Related Products

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) has recently announced the recall of four products distributed across the states and Canada. The products were sold by companies like Pier 1 Imports and Burlington Coat Factory and have the potential to cause fire and gas leaks. Consumers should stop using the products listed below and contact the appropriate outlet for refunds, repairs or replacement products. The USCPSC would like to remind consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.

Burlington Coat Factory Recalls Slow Cookers

About 7,460 slow cookers are being recalled by the Burlington Coat Factory of Burlington, New Jersey. The company has received 60 reports of the control panels smoking, melting and sparking and three reports of panels catching fire. Fourteen of these incidents have resulted in minor damage to countertops, but no injuries have yet to be reported.

The slow cookers being recalled are the Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. They are black with “Bella Kitchen” printed on the control panel. Only products with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 and 0909, which can be found on the label on the underside of the product, are included in the recall. These products were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores from June 2010 through December 2010 for $20.

Consumers should immediately stop using the slow cookers and return them to the store for a full refund or store credit. For more information contact Burlington Coat Factory at 888-223-2628 between 8:30 AM and 6 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or visit their website. To see the recall at the USCPSC website, click here.

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