Recall RoundUp, February 22nd

This week the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued recalls for Direct Vent Wall Furnaces, Portable Electric Heaters, Spiderman Water Bottles, and Cinderella Battery Powered Toy Cars.

The Direct Vent Wall Furnaces, models RHFE 431 and RHFE 556, were made by Rinnai America Corporation.  A gasket in the unit can fail, posing a risk of poisonous carbon monoxide gas leaking into the home.  They are either natural gas or LP gas (propane) fueled.  They were sold through wholesale distributors nationwide to contractors and dealers from February 2000 through December 2007 for between $1,600 and $1,900.  They were made in Japan.  You should stop using the furnace immediately and contact the firm to arrange for the installation of a free repair kit.  For additional information, contact Rinnai toll-free at (866) 746-8344 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at

Aloha Housewares Inc., out of Arlington, recalled their Portable Electric Heaters.  The portable electric heater can overheat and melt plastic parts, posing a fire hazard to consumers.  This recall involves electric oscillating tower heaters with the name "Aloha Breeze" printed on the top. The white heaters have model number 02044 and dates codes 06/06, 06/07, 06/08 or 06/09. Model numbers and date codes are printed on the silver label located on the back of the heater, near the bottom.  They were sold at Wal-Mart and small retail chain stores nationwide from August 2006 through November 2007 for between $35 and $45.  They were made in China.  You should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Aloha Housewares to receive a replacement product.  For additional information, contact Aloha Housewares at (800) 295-4448 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at

Fast Forward LLC. recalled their Spiderman Water Bottles.  The screws under the bottle's lid can come loose and fall into the cup, posing a choking hazard to children. The recalled plastic water bottles have a Spiderman picture on the cup and a Spiderman figure on the screw-on lid. The water bottle is red, white, blue, and black and measures nine inches high.  They sold at Sears stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $10.  They were made in China.  You should immediately take the recalled water bottles away from children and contact Fast Forward LLC for instructions on returning the water bottles for a full refund.  For additional information, contact company toll-free at (877) 244-4433 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Dumar International USA recalled their Cinderella 12-Volt Electric Ride-On Vehicles.  The wires under the hood of the car and/or in the battery compartment under the seat can short circuit, posing a fire and burn hazard to children riding in the car.  The electric ride-on toy resembles the Pontiac Solstice. It is light blue and has Cinderella graphics on the front and sides. The wheels, steering wheel and two seats are pink. The white dashboard may contain an optional radio. "Pontiac Solstice" is printed on the back of the car. "Walt Disney's Cinderella Special Edition" is printed on the license plate. It is designed for children 4 to 7 years old.  They sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from August 2005 through February 2006 for about $200.  They were made in China.  You should immediately take the recalled toy cars away from children and contact Dumar International for a free retrofit kit, including a new battery.  For additional information, contact Dumar International at (866) 424-0500 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at

For more information you can also visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission at for more information on all these products.