March 2019 Product Recalls

Posted on Feb 27 2019 in Product Recalls

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 for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.

Choking hazard causes recall of children’s book

“Find the Bear,” a soft fabric book by Manhattan Toy, has been recalled. A metal grommet used to attach one fabric flap can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The front cover features the sewn-on face of a panda bear and purple horizontal stripes. The Manhattan Toy logo is printed on a sewn-in label on the side of the book. Lot code “208150 AJ” is printed on another sewn-in label.  

Manhattan Toy has received one report of the metal grommet detaching from the page. No injuries have been reported. The books were sold by independent specialty retailers nationwide and online at,, and other websites from March 2017 through July 2018 for about $18.

Call 800-541-1345, or go online at and click on “Recalls” for more information.

Thermostat poses fire hazard

White-Rodgers has recalled the Emerson Branded Sensi WiFi Thermostat. Contact between the thermostat wires and household line voltage can damage the thermostat, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves Emerson branded SensiWiFi thermostats with “Emerson” printed on the front and a date code from 1416 to 1536 on the back. The thermostats are white with an LCD screen. There are three buttons below the thermostat screen. Up and down arrow and Menu buttons are located to the right of the screen. Recalled thermostats have model numbers 1F86U-42WF or UP500W. A product label containing model number and date code information is located on the back of the thermostat.

The firm has received eight reports of burn damage to the thermostat, involving minor property damage.

The units were sold Home Depot and other heating ventilation and air conditioning equipment distributors nationwide from April 2014 through December 2016 for between about $90 and $150.

Call 888-847-8742, or go online at and click on “Emerson Branded Sensi Recall” at the lower left corner of the homepage for more information.