Current Recalls

Universal Security Instruments Recalls to Inspect Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Recall Date: July 10, 2019

Name of Product: Battery powered smoke and fire alarms
Hazard: The smoke alarms can have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.
Remedy: Replace
Units: About 180,000

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Honeywell Recalls Gamewell-FCI and Notifier Photoelectric Smoke Sensors Sold with Fire Alarm Systems Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire

Recall Date: June 21, 2019

Name of Product: “-IV” Intelligent photoelectric smoke sensors sold with fire alarm systems
Hazard: The photoelectric smoke sensor can malfunction and cause the fire alarm system to fail to alert occupants in commercial buildings of a fire.
Remedy: Replace
Units: About 22,000

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DeWALT Recalls Drills Due to Shock Hazard

Recall Date: February 5, 2019

Name of Product: DEWALT DWD110 and DWD112 drills
Hazard: The drill’s wiring can contact internal moving parts, posing a shock hazard.
Remedy: Repair
Units: About 122,000 (in addition, about 8,000 were sold in Canada)

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Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Date: November 1, 2018

Name of Product: Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill Drivers
Hazard: The side handle sold with the drill can slip or break, leading to a loss of control of the tool, posing an injury hazard.
Remedy: Replace
Units: About 641,000 (in addition, about 18,000 were sold in Canada)

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Vornado Air Reannounces Recall of Electric Space Heaters Following Report of Death; Fire and Burn Hazards

Recall Date: August 22, 2018

Name of Product: VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters
Hazard: The electric space heater can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy: Refund, Replace -- Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a free replacement unit.
Units: About 350,000

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Confer Plastics Recalls Pool Step Systems Due to Entrapment and Drowning Hazard

Recall Date: August 21, 2018

Name of Product: Curve in-pool step systems
Hazard: Children’s limbs can become entrapped in the side openings of the step systems, posing a drowning hazard.
Remedy: Repair--Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pool step systems and contact Confer Plastics for a free repair kit. The repair kit will include additional panels to prevent entrapment and installation instructions.
Units: About 100,000 (In addition, about 2,100 were sold in Canada)

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GE Lighting Recalls LED Tube Lamps Due to Shock and Electrocution Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores

Recall Date: June 6, 2018

Name of Product: Cool White Universal T8/T12 LED tube lamps
Hazard: The pins on one end of the lamp can be energized during installation/removal, posing electric shock and electrocution hazards.
Remedy: Refund
Units: About 46,000 packages of two tube lamps (92,000 individual lamps)

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Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws Due to Serious Injury Hazard

Recall Date: May 14, 2018

Name of Product: Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric 14 inch electric chainsaws
Hazard: The power switch can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after the operator moves the switch to the “off” position, posing a serious injury hazard to the operator.
Remedy: Replace
Units: About 1,020,000

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