As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of this recall and for notices of many more.
Faulty handle leads to refrigerator recall
GE Appliances has recalled models of the GE-brand free-standing French door refrigerators in “Fingerprint Resistant Stainless Steel” due to a fall hazard associated with a faulty handle. These units have bottom freezers. When a consumer tries to open the freezer drawer, the freezer handle can detach, posing a fall hazard to the consumer. GE has received 71 reports of the freezer drawer handle detaching, resulting in 37 reported injuries, including three serious fall injuries.
The units were sold from February 2020 through January 2022 at The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy and other home improvement and home appliance stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com and BestBuy.com. Consumers paid between $1,900 and $2,500, depending on the model.
To determine if your unit is part of the recall, contact GE Appliances at 888-345-4671 or online at www.geappliances.com/ge/recall/bottom-freezer-refrigerator-2022/ or www.geappliances.com. Click on “Appliance Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Generac recalls electric-start power washer due to carbon monoxide hazard
Certain model numbers of Generac and DR Power brand electric start pressure washers have been recalled because the electronic start/stop button on the pressure washer can malfunction and self-start, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if the unit is in a confined space.
Model numbers in the recall are: DPW3100DEN, DPW3101DEN, DPW3102DEN, G0071320, G0071321, G0071430 and G0071431. The electric start pressure washers have an electric start/stop button for the unit’s gasoline-powered engines, as well as a rechargeable battery used to power the button. The washers were sold at major home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online, including Ace Hardware, Amazon, Costco, Do It Best, eBay, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menard’s, Tractor Supply, True Value and Walmart from February 2018 through February 2022 for between $450 and $650.
Contact Generac Power at 855-625-2933 or online at www.generac.com. Click on “Important Recall Information” located at the bottom of the page or go to www.generac.com/estartpressurewasher for more information.
Hoverboards can lead to a fall
Hover-1 Superfly Hoverboards have been recalled due to a fall and injury hazard. A software malfunction in the electrical system can cause the board’s motor to continue momentum when the rider is not actively controlling the hoverboard. This recall involves model year 2020 Hover-1 Superfly Hoverboards model H1-SPFY. The boards were sold in black only with blue LED lights on the hoverboard deck near the foot pads. Recalled hoverboards have a serial number on the bottom of the hoverboard beginning with SPFY-BLK-GO-2008, SPFY-BLK-GO-2009 or SPFY-BLK-GO-2010. The boards were sold at Best Buy stores nationwide and online from October 2020 through October 2021 for about $200.
Contact the importer, DGL Group LTD, at 888-556-8426 or online at https://www.hover-1.com/pages/important-safety-information or www.dglusa.com.
Hot glue guns recalled due to fire and burn hazards
Dollar Tree has recalled more than a million of the Crafter’s Square Glue Guns. The inexpensive glue gun can malfunction when plugged in, posing fire and burn hazards. The plastic glue gun is black with an orange trigger and tip. The glue guns have a silver UL-listed label located above the handle with “GLUE GUN” and “XY-15302” printed on the label. The craft tool was sold at Dollar Tree stores nationwide from August 2020 through February 2022 and Family Dollar stores nationwide from January 2022 through February 2022 and online at www.dollartree.com from August 2021 through February 2022 for about $1.
Dollar Tree Stores Inc. at 800-876-8697, email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at https://www.dollartree.com/product-recalls or at www.dollartree.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Family Dollar at 844-636-7687, email at email@example.com, or online at https://www.familydollar.com/product-recalls, or www.familydollar.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.