As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.
Wet/dry vacuum poses shock hazard
Emerson Tool Company has recalled RIDGID NXT wet/dry vacuums, models HD06000 (6-gallon) and HD09000 (9-gallon). The on/off switch can become dislodged and expose energized wiring, posing a shock hazard to consumers. The orange and black wet/dry vacuum has four swivel casters, a carrying handle, a hose and accessories. RIDGID is printed on the front of the vacuum. The model number can be found on a silver product identification label on the back of the vacuum’s powerhead assembly. The vacuums were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from March 2018 through July 2018 for about $50 for the 6-gallon wet/dry vacuum and for about $60 for the 9-gallon wet/dry vacuum.
Call 888-847-8718 or go online at www.emerson.com/en-us/commercial-residential/emerson-tool-company and click on Safety Notifications.
Bedside fire alarm can fail to fully alert consumers
A bedside fire alarm and clock has been recalled because it can fail to operate and fully alert consumers to a fire. This recall involves Lifetone HLAC151 Bedside Fire Alarm and Clock with serial numbers ranging from AC160600001 through AC160604102 and AC170100001 through AC170106030 only. The bedside alarm and clock is an assistive alerting device intended for in-home use by individuals with hearing loss.
The alarm detects the T3 emergency signal given by existing smoke alarms and gives an alarm at a lower frequency, which may be better heard by individuals with mild to severe hearing loss. The alarm also gives spoken emergency signals “FIRE GET OUT.” But the optional bed shaker, if attached, will not operate.
The white, rectangle clock measures 8.5 inches wide by 4.2 inches high by 4.5 inches deep. The clocks were sold online at www.lifetonesafety.com for about $215 and installed by fire departments and the American Red Cross nationwide from November 2016 through September 2018.
Call 800-648-7923, or go online at www.lifetonesafety.com and click on the Product Safety tab for more information.
Bathroom heater recalled for fire hazard
The Smart Thermaflo Bathroom Heater Fan with nightlight has been recalled by its manufacturer, Seabreeze International. The safety cutoff can fail allowing the heater to rapidly overheat which can pose a fire hazard.
The model SF14TA Smart Thermaflo Bathroom Heater Fan, manufactured in 2015 and 2016, is a white rectangle about 13 inches wide and 10 inches high with a plastic grill on the front. “Seabreeze International Corporation,” SF14TA and date code are on a label on the bottom or side of the fan. Affected units have a date code ending in 5 or 6.
The fan was sold at Ace Hardware, Amazon, HomeDepot.com, Wayfair, Sharper Image, Brookstone and Air, and Water Inc. in store and online from August 2015 through May 2017 for between $60 and $65.
Call 800-668-6095, email at SF14TA@seabreeze.ca, or go online at www.seabreeze.ca and click on SF14TA Recall for more information.