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.
Hair dryers pose electrocution hazard
This recall involves LUS handheld hair dryers sold in white, in a box that also contains a diffuser. The hair dryers have the model number HD-LUS01 printed under the back end of the hair dryer. The logos “LUS Brands” and “Love Ur Curls” are located on either side of the back end of the dryer.
The hair dryers do not have an immersion protection device, posing an electrocution or shock hazard if the dryer falls into water when plugged in.
The hair dryers were sold online from November 2019 through February 2020 for between $125 and $144.
Call 800-280-1675, go online at www.lusbrands.com and click on ‘Safety and Recall Information’ for more information.
Epson recalls power adapters sold with scanners
Epson has recalled the power adapter plug for some digital scanners because the adapter can overheat, melt and catch fire, posing burn and fire hazards.
The recalled adapter was sold with Epson V-series scanners (V30/V33/V37/V300/V330/V370) at Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Walmart, and department stores nationwide from January 2010 through December 2015 for between $55 and $80 for the scanner and adapter. “EADP-16CB B” is printed on the label of the adaptor.
Epson is aware of 15 incidents worldwide of the adapter melting or catching fire, resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Call 888-367-2656 for more information.
Trimmers and polesaws recalled
This recall involves Troy-Bilt, Craftsman-branded trimmers and Remington-branded polesaws powered by a 25cc 2-Cycle gasoline engine. The trimmer’s housing is red and black and Troy-Bilt or Craftsman is printed on the top of the unit. The polesaw’s housing is orange and black and Remington is printed on the top of the unit. Trimmers and polesaws have serial numbers 1K199DG1886 through 1L059DH1017. The model and serial number is located on the white model label on the engine cover.
The models were sold at Ace Hardware, Menards, True Value, Do It Best, Fred Meyer, and other stores nationwide
from November 2019 through January 2020 for between $109 and $190.
Call 888-848-6038; or go online at www.mtdproducts.com and click on Product Recall tab located on the bottom of the homepage for more information.