KZBZ Recall Round-Up, March 7th

In this weeks Recall RoundUp, a toaster, a portable air compressor, a tealight candle holder, an infant rattle, and gas connectors.

Hamilton Beach Brands Inc. recalled their Hamilton Beach and Proctor-Silex Toasters.  The toasters can remain on energized after popping up, and can ignite flammable items covering or in contact with the toaster, posing a fire hazard.  Toaster numbers involved include 22145B, 22779, 22145BC, 22900, 22450, 22903, 22559, 22903H, 22625, 24450, 22627C, 24559, 22635,  24657, 22657, 24779, 22658.  They sold at department stores, mass merchandisers, grocery stores, home center stores, and other stores retail stores nationwide, and various online retailers from August 2007 through February 2008 for between $13 and $40.  They were made in China.  You should immediately stop using the recalled toasters and contact Hamilton Beach for instructions to receive a free replacement toaster.  For additional information, contact Hamilton Beach at (800) 574-6800, or visit their Web site at for Hamilton Beach toasters, and for Proctor-Silex toasters.

Advance Auto Parts recalled their Strike Force Portable Air Compressors.  The compressor's motor can overheat and ignite the protective cover, posing a fire hazard. Also, the cover might not prevent internal components from being touched, which poses an electrical shock hazard.  The recall involves the 4.6 gallon, 3.5 HP Strike Force brand portable air compressor.  The compressor has twin air tanks that are black-colored.  They sold at Advance Auto Parts stores nationwide and online at from October 2006 through December 2007 for about $90.  They were made in China.  You should stop using the air compressor immediately and return it to any Advance Auto Parts store for a full refund.

Pier 1 Imports recalled their Silver Square Tealight Candle Holder.  The spacing of the holes in a concentrated pattern allows the holder to heat-up. This can cause the tealights to burn unexpectedly fast and with a higher flame height than normal, posing a fire hazard.  The metal Tealight Candle Holder measures 7" x 7" and has a silver metallic top with a black base. It has nine square openings for use with tealight candles. The product's SKU number 2174941 can be located on the bottom of the base.  They sold at Pier 1 Imports stores nationwide from June 2007 through December 2007 for between $6 and $25.  Made in the Philippines, you should should stop using the tealight holder immediately and return it to any Pier 1 Imports store for a refund of the purchase price or a store credit. Refunds will be determined based on price paid.

Infantino LLC recalled their Infantino Lamb Grabby Rattles.  The tail-piece on the rattles can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.  The recalled Rattles are shaped like a lamb with an Infantino elliptical-shaped logo stamped on the front right foot of the lamb. Only rattles with date code 0907 printed on the back of the left ear of the lamb are included in the recall. The production batch code is printed in a dial format with the year in the middle of a circle and an arrow pointing to the number on the circle that indicates the month. Rattles that do not have a date code are not included in the recall.  They sold at Wal-Mart, Babies "R" Us and other specialty stores nationwide from September 2007 through February 2008 for between $3 and $4.  Made in China, you should should immediately take the recalled toys away from young children and contact Infantino for a replacement rattle or a product of equal value.  You can get in touch with them at at (888) 808-3111, or visit

LDR Industries Inc. recalled their LDR 1200 Series Gas Connectors.  The gas connectors can leak propane or natural gas, posing a fire and explosion hazard.  The recalled LDR series 1200 gas connectors have 3/8 inch fine thread nuts attached. The connectors are used primarily with gas space heaters. The brass nuts are gold colored while the stainless steel tube is silver colored.  They sold at hardware stores in Texas, and Oklahoma from August 2007 through September 2007 for between $7 and $20.  Made in China, you should immediately stop using the appliance with the recalled gas connectors. Only a qualified professional, such as a plumber, heating contractor or gas company technician, should check the connectors and replace them. Contact LDR Industries or the place of purchase for instructions on returning the connectors for a full refund.  You can reach them at at (800) 545-5230 ext. 2345, or