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.
Lack of safety info leads to recall of rotary tiller used with compact utility
This recall involves John Deere’s Frontier-branded rotary tillers for use with compact utility tractors. Some of the power take-off drivelines on the tillers were assembled without a specified safety sign. The safety sign explains the associated hazards and that an operator or bystander can become entangled in if there is contact with the driveline. The tillers were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2019 through November 2020 for between about $2,000 and $3,200. John Deere is contacting all known purchasers directly.
A complete list of the model and serial numbers included in this recall along with the location of the serial number is available at: www.JohnDeere.com/FrontierTillerRecall.
Call Deere & Company at 800-537-8233 or go online at www.deere.com and select Recalls on the drop-down menu under Parts & Service for more information.
Belkin recalls portable special edition wireless chargers and stand for fire and shock hazards
This recall involves the Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition. A manufacturing defect in the power supply unit can cause the charger to malfunction and overheat, posing fire and shock hazards. This product is a power bank and charging stand in one, with 10,000 mAh power capacity and wireless charging capabilities up to 10W when docked. They are black or white with “Belkin” printed on the front of the stand and on the power bank. They were sold at Apple stores worldwide and online from July 2020 through October 2020 for about $80.
Fan recalled for flinging blades
Hampton Bay 54-inch Mara Indoor/Outdoor ceiling fans in several finishes have been recalled because the blades can detach from the fan while in use. King of Fans, the maker, has received 47 reports of blades detaching, including two reports of the blades striking consumers and four reports of property damage. The ceiling fans were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores nationwide and online from April through October 2020 for about $150.
Recalled finishes include matte white (UPC #082392519186), matte black (082392519193), black (082392599195), and polished nickel (082392599188). The fans came with a white, color changing integrated LED light and a remote control.