ALDI recalls deep fryers for burn hazard
Ambiano mini deep fryers have been recalled by ALDI. The deep fryer heating element can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. The fryers were sold at ALDI stores nationwide from February through March 2018 for about $15. The recalled deep fryers were sold in two colors, brushed stainless steel (model number 20072483) and red (20072490), and have a black lid with a metal food basket.
Call 800-336-9967; or go online at www.aldi.us and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.
Kohler recalls generator switches
This recall involves Kohler 100-amp service entrance automatic transfer switches used with Kohler brand residential and commercial generators. Model number RXT-JFNC 100ASE and the serial number are printed on the inside cover of the unit. The transfer switches can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard. They were sold at authorized Kohler distributors and dealers nationwide from February 2012-January 2018 for about $530.
Call 800-892-7709; or go to www.kohlergenerators.com and click on “Voluntary Recall.”
Safety switch poses shock hazard
Schneider Electric has recalled over 1 million Square D brand General Duty 30 & 60A, 120/240-volt, 2-phase and 3-phase NEMA 3R Safety Switches. The power can stay on when the safety switch handle is in the “OFF” position, posing an electrical shock or electrocution hazard to consumers. The switches may be used in or around commercial buildings, outbuildings, apartments and homes. The recalled switches were manufactured between Jan. 1, 2014-Jan. 18, 2018 and sold at Schneider Electric distributors, Home Depot and others stores nationwide and online for between $40 and $500.
Call 877-672-1953; or go to schneider-electric.com and click on “Square D” (under “Quick Links”).
Harbor Freight recalls chainsaws
Two models of 14-inch chainsaws, sold under three different brand names — Portland, One Stop Gardens and Chicago Electric — have been recalled by Harbor Freight. 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. The recalled chainsaws were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online May 2009 through February 2018 for about $50.
Call 800-444-3353; or go to www.harborfreight.com and click on “Recall Safety Information.”