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Hewlett-Packard Recalls Notebook Computer AC Power Cords Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Recall date: AUGUST 26, 2014                Recall number: 14-262

                  

What is the product that is being recalled?

Hewlett-Packard and Compaq notebook computer AC power cords.


What is the hazard?
The AC power cord can overheat, posing a potential fire and burn hazard.

What are the details of the recall?
This recall involves About 5,577,000 in the U.S. and 446,700 in Canada

What should I (you as a consumer) do if I have a recalled product?
Customers should immediately stop using and unplug the recalled power cords and contact Hewlett-Packard to order a free replacement. Consumers can continue to use the computer on battery power.

What does the product look like?
This recall involves Hewlett-Packard’s LS-15 AC power cord. The power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories such as docking stations. The power cords are black in color and have an “LS-15” molded mark on the AC adapter end of the power cord.

When were these products sold and for how much?
Notebook and mini notebook computers and accessories were sold with the AC power cords at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.hp.com worldwide from September 2010 through June 2012 for about $500 to $1500.



Sony Recalls VAIO Flip PC Laptops Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Recall date: JULY 01, 2014                    Recall number: 14-220



    



What is the product that is being recalled?

VAIO Flip PC Laptops


What is the hazard?
The computers’ lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

What are the details of the recall?
This recall involves About 680 units

What should I (you as a consumer) do if I have a recalled product?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled personal computers, shut it down and unplug it; and contact Sony for instructions on how to arrange for an inspection free of charge to the consumer and a free repair or full refund of the computer’s purchase price.

What does the product look like?
This recall includes Sony’s VAIO Flip PC laptops with model number (product name) SVF11N13CXS. The computers were sold in three colors silver, black and pink. They have a Panasonic-manufactured lithium-ion battery and a folding touch screen that measures about 11.6 inches diagonally and a backlit keyboard. The VAIO logo is etched on the outer top of the computer, near the hinge. The model and serial numbers are printed on a black label with white lettering on the underside of the screen. To locate the label, consumers should open the computer, move the switch from the lock to the release position and flip the display.

When were these products sold and for how much?
Sony retail stores nationwide and online at www.store.sony.com from February 2014 to April 2014 for about $800.


Recall date: JUNE 17, 2014                    Recall number: 14-736
       
       

What is the product that is being recalled?

26-inch Table Lamp


What is the hazard?
Improper wiring can pose shock and fire hazards to consumers.

What are the details of the recall?
This recall involves About 730 units

What should I (you as a consumer) do if I have a recalled product?
Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using the recalled lamps and return the lamp to the nearest Value City Furniture or American Signature Furniture store for a full refund or store credit equal to their purchase price. American Signature is contacting all known consumers directly.

What does the product look like?
This recall involves 26-inch table lamps. The lamp has a 16-inch tall, rectangular shade and a square dark wood and mirror base with a mirrored circle pattern on the front. A silver on/off dial is on the lower front of the lamp’s base. A label on the underside of the lamp base has “NOVA, Item Number 1010154 and UL E312412.” The description on the customer sales invoice reads, “26” TBL LAMP-MIRROR CIRCLE.”

When were these products sold and for how much?
Value City Furniture and American Signature Furniture stores nationwide from February 2013 to March 2014 for about $100.

Recall date: JUNE 10, 2014                    Recall number: 14-203


          


What is the product that is being recalled?

Weil-McLain Ultra models 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH Ultra Series Boilers

What is the hazard?
A cap on the boiler’s manifold can crack and release gas into the home, posing a risk of fire and explosion.

What are the details of the recall?
This recall involves About 7,900 in the United States and 540 in Canada

What should I (you as a consumer) do if I have a recalled product?
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled boilers, turn off the gas supply to the boilers and contact Weil-McLain to schedule a free inspection and repair.

What does the product look like?
This recall involves Weil-McLain Ultra models 80, 105, 155 and 230 MBH gas-fired boilers used for space heating. The boilers have a serial number range between CP 6557046 and CP 6955985. Model and serial numbers are located on a bar-coded label affixed to the lower right side of the boiler, behind the removable front panel. The boilers have a Weil-McLain logo plate affixed to the front, a pewter/flat black cover and are either freestanding or wall-mounted.

When were these products sold and for how much?
Plumbing and heating wholesale distributors, plumbers and contactors nationwide from June 2012 through March 2014 for about $4,200 to $6,200.



Recall date: MAY 22, 2014                    Recall number: 14-190


What is the product that is being recalled?

Fluorescent Shop Lights

What is the hazard?
The lamp sockets can allow loose connections, posing a risk of an electrical arc and fire.

What are the details of the recall?
This recall involves About 222,000

What should I (you as a consumer) do if I have a recalled product?
Consumers should immediately stop using and unplug the shop lights and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund.

What does the product look like?
This recall involves Commercial Electric brand basic hanging shop lights that use two, 48-inch, two-pin, T8, fluorescent lamps. The recalled shop light is a metal light fixture with four plastic lamp sockets and a white finish. It is 48 inches long, 4.25 inches wide and 2.5 inches high and has two 10.5-inch long chains for hanging. The lamp sockets must be snapped into place during installation. Model number CESL401-06 and SKU number 201-462 are printed on a white label on the top of the fixture.

When were these products sold and for how much?
The Home Depot from August 2013 through March 2014, for about $13.




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