Thursday, June 25, 2015

Worx Brand Blower/Vacs Recalled Due to Shock Hazard


Positec Tool Recalls Worx Brand Blower/Vacs Due to Shock Hazard


Recall Summary

Name of product:
Worx electric blower/vacs
Hazard:
The grounded and ungrounded wiring in the electric blower/vacs could be reversed, posing a shock hazard to consumers.
Consumer Contact:
Positec toll-free at (866) 955-4579 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email blower@positecgroup.com or online at http://www.worx.com and click on Product Recall Information in the News and Press section at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units
About 24,300 and 370 in Canada
Description
This recall involves Worx brand electric blower/vacs. The blower/vacs are black, measure 11 inches high by 19.5 inches long and have the “Worx” logo printed on the side of the motor housing. The model and serial numbers are printed on the opposite side of the motor housing. Model number WG507 and a serial number in one of the following ranges are included in this recall.

Model Number
Serial number ranges

WG507
201418000134 through 201418018263
201418018268 through 201418021382
201511000379 through 201511001397
Incidents/Injuries
None reported
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled blower/vacs and return them to the place of purchase for a replacement or full refund.
Sold at
Menards and Walmart stores nationwide from January 2015 through May 2015 for about $40.
Importer(s)
Positec Tool Corp., of Charlotte, N.C.
Manufactured in
China


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sea Gull Lighting Recalls Chandeliers Due to Injury Hazard

Sea Gull Lighting Recalls Chandeliers Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Light chandeliers
Hazard:
The chandelier’s screw collar that holds the chandeliers to the ceiling mount can break causing the chandelier to fall and injure bystanders.
Consumer Contact:
Sea Gull Lighting toll-free at (888) 475-1136 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online atwww.seagulllighting.com and click on Safety Recall for more information. Consumers can also email the firm at seagullproducts@seagulllighting.com.
Units
About 8,800 in the United States and 800 in Canada
Description
This recall involves seven collections of Sea Gull Lighting chandeliers including:  Brandywine, Laurel Leaf, New Verona, Newport, Parkview, Roslyn and Somerton. They are metal with various finishes and two or three tiers of glass shades. The chandeliers measure between 27 to 50 inches wide and 26 to 46 inches high, depending on the model. The following product numbers, located inside the ceiling canopy of the chandelier

Incidents/Injuries
Sea Gull Lighting has received four reports of the chandeliers falling from the ceiling. Approximately $1,600 in property damage has been reported. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy
Consumers should prevent people from going into the immediate area under the chandeliers. Contact Sea Gull Lighting immediately to receive a free replacement for chandeliers that have fallen, including shipping, or for free replacement hardware to repair the chandelier and instructions on being reimbursed for the full cost of the installation.
Sold at
Aztec Electric Supply, Ferguson, Lowe’s, State Electric Supply, Wesco and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, HomeDepot.com and other online retailers from November 2006 through August 2013 for between $250 and $750.
Manufacturer(s)
Sea Gull Lighting Products, LLC., of Skokie, Ill.
Manufactured in
China