This week saw recalls on A/C and Heating units, recalls on window shades, recalls on cookies, recalls on ground beef, recalls on curling irons, recalls on Mercedes vehicles, recalls on golf carts , and recalls on fireworks. Details are below, courtesy of cpsc.gov and recalls.gov.
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Product Recalls for the Week of November 02, 2015:
- GE A/C And Heating Unit Recall: GE is recalling its Zoneline Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and heating units due to a fire hazard. Moisture from outdoor air can accumulate near the unit’s heater when the unit is operated with the vent door continuously open. This, along with two shorted electrical components, can create an electrical ground path and arcing, posing a risk of fire. These units are most often used in hotels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces. The GE logo is affixed to the control panel door. Unit models and serial numbers included in this recall can be found here. The products were sold at GE authorized representatives and HVAC distributors nationwide from January 2010 through December 2013. Consumers should contact GE to schedule a free repair. Do not operate the PTAC unit with the external vent open while awaiting a free repair. Property maintenance personnel should remove the unit’s front panel and locate the vent door control lever at the left side of the Zoneline unit to ensure the lever is in the closed position. Recall Date: 11/03/2015
- Carra Imports Window Shades Recall: Carra Imports is recalling its custom made-to-order cellular, roller, soft horizontal and Roman style solar shades. Cellular, Roller and Soft Horizontal Shades: Strangulation can occur when the shade’s continuous loop pull cord or bead chain is not attached to the wall with a tension device and a child’s neck becomes entangled in the free-standing loop. Roman Shades: Strangulation can occur when a child places his/her neck between the exposed inner cord and the fabric on the backside of the shade or when a child pulls the cord out and wraps it around his/her neck. The shades were sold in a variety of custom sizes and colors. The shades do not have any identifying labels or markings on the products. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled window shades and contact Carra for a free repair kit.If the recalled cellular, roller and soft horizontal shades do not have hold down devices installed, contact Carra Imports to receive a repair kit which includes a hold down device and instructions to install it.
The repair kit for the Roman shades includes instructions to remove the pull cords and to install metal rings to raise and lower the shades to remove the hazard. Carra is directly contacting consumers who purchased the recalled window shades. The products were sold online and by phone orders at Blinds.com, Blinds Century (aka American Blinds), Blinds Wholesale, HomeCraft, Home Depot, JustBlinds.com, Nobrainer Blinds, Office Depot, Rugs Direct BFC, Steve’s Blinds, Wayfair and Window World Blinds. The cellular shades were sold from August 2014 through February 2015. The roller shades were sold from September 2010 through September 2013. The soft horizontal shades were sold from July 2010 through March 2012. The Roman shades were sold from September 2010 through July 2013. Recall Date: 11/03/2015
- Tate’s Bake Shop Cookies Recall: Tate’s Bake Shop is recalling Tate’s 7 oz. Chocolate Chip Cookies with Best By date of Mar 20, 2016 and Tate’s 7 oz. Gluten Free Ginger Zinger Cookies with Best By date of Jan 04, 2016 because they may contain undeclared walnut allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to walnuts run the risk of serious or allergic reaction if they consume these products. Tate’s 7 oz. Chocolate Chip cookies and Tate’s 7 oz. Gluten Free Ginger Zinger cookies are distributed nationwide through retail stores. The product can be identified by a Best by date of March 20, 2016 for the Chocolate Chip cookies and Jan 04, 2016 for the Ginger Zinger cookies, ink jetted on the bottom of the outer package. Consumers who have purchased Tate’s 7 oz. Chocolate chip cookies with a best by date of Mar 20, 2016 or Tate’s 7 oz. Gluten Free Ginger Zinger with a best by date of Jan 04 2016 are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-631-780-6511. Recall Date: 11/04/2015
- All American Meats Ground Beef Recall: All American Meats, Inc. is recalling approximately 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157. The ground beef items were produced on Oct. 16, 2015. The following products are subject to recall:
- 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 80% Lean 20% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 62100.
- 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef 73% Lean 27% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 60100.
- 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Round 85% Lean 15% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68560.
- 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 68160.
- 60-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63130.
- 80-lb. (approximate weight) boxes of “Ground Beef Chuck 81% Lean 19% Fat (Fine Grind)” with Sell By Date 11-03-2015 and case code 63100.
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 20420” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. Consumers with questions regarding the recall can contact Mr. Shawn Buchanan at (402) 734-6901. Recall Date: 11/01/2015
- Mercedes Vehicles Recall: Mercedes is recalling more than 126,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to fix a problem that can cause the airbags to inflate without a crash. The recall covers the C-300, C-350, and C-63 models from 2008 and 2009, and the GLK-350 4-Matic from 2010. Mercedes says the airbag control unit can corrode and malfunction due to a manufacturing error. That can make the airbags deploy without warning, or they might not inflate in a crash. The company reported three unintended deployments in the U.S. and three in other countries. It was unclear if anyone was hurt. Owners will be notified by the end of 2015, but Mercedes hasn’t determined when the recall will start. Dealers will inspect the control unit and replace it if needed. Recall Date: 11/04/2015
- T3 Twirl 360 Curling Irons Recall: This recall involves T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing Auto-Rotating 1.25 inch Curling Irons. The clamp can detach while in use, posing a burn hazard to consumers. The curling irons have a white plastic handle, a white metal rotating heat barrel and clamp, and a rose-gold colored grip. Model number 76570 is printed on the label that is placed on the handle of the tool and T3 is printed on the curling iron’s barrel. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled curling irons and contact T3 for a prepaid shipping box to return the curling iron for a free repair. The products were sold at Nordstrom and Sephora stores and professional beauty supply distributors nationwide from December 2014 through October 2015. Recall Date: 11/05/2015
- Club Car Golf and Transport Vehicles Recall: Club Car LLC. is recalling 2014-2016 Precedent gas golf and transport vehicles. An improperly factory-installed hose clamp can rub and wear a hole in the fuel tank, causing a leak and posing a fire hazard. The recalled products vary in size, models and colors, are used for short-distance transportation and can be identified by the models and serial numbers found here. The vehicles were sold at authorized Club Car dealers nationwide between July 2014 and August 2015. Consumers should immediately stop using the vehicles and contact Club Car to schedule a free repair. Club Car is contacting owners of the recalled golf and transport vehicles directly. Recall Date: 11/05/2015
- Space Monkey Fireworks Recall: This recall involves all Fireworks Over America Space Monkey multi-effect fireworks sold both individually and by the case. The reason for the recall is that the lit firework can tip over and fire shells at bystanders posing burn, fire and impact hazards to consumers. The firework has 20-tubes individually wrapped in red paper. The tubes are bundled together to form a “cake” that measures 7 inches tall by 5 1/2 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches deep. The cake has a black wrapper. The front panel and two side panels of the wrapper have a picture of a chimpanzee wearing a space suit and the words “Space Monkey,” “Warning,” “Shoots Flaming Balls” and “Carefully read other cautions on the back panel.” The back panel of the wrapper has the words “Warning” and “Shoots Flaming Balls” and a list of additional warnings. Recalled fireworks have product code FOA 2936 printed on the back panel in the lower right hand corner. Cases of the recalled fireworks have factory number 36F285-252-14 printed on the front of the case near the product name. The products were sold at Retail fireworks stores and retail stands from November 2014 to August 2015. Consumers should not ignite the recalled fireworks and contact Fireworks Over America for a full refund. Recall Date: 11/06/2015