In this weeks Recall RoundUp, A Water Heater, A Deck Cleaner, Candle Holders, and an Activity Center.
A.O. Smith Water Products Co., of Ashland City, Tenn. recalled their Natural and Propane Gas Water Heaters. The water heater's flue gas temperatures can exceed safe limits and produce excessive temperatures in the venting unit, posing a fire hazard. Also, the water heater's exhaust can leak into the surrounding room, posing a carbon monoxide hazard. This recall involves 75 gallon natural and propane gas water heaters. "A.O. Smith" or "State" is printed on the side of the unit. They sold from November 2007 through January 2008 for between $1,000 and $2,500. They were made in the USA. You should immediately stop using the recalled water heater and contact A.O. Smith to arrange for a free repair. You can call them toll-free at (866) 880-4661 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hotwater.com.
Cabot Stains (a division of Valspar Corp.), of Newburyport, Mass. recalled their Cabot Composite Deck Cleaner. One of the components of the composite cleaner can react with metal foil residue on the packaging, releasing heat and chlorine gas. This poses a fire and inhalation hazard. This recall involves the Cabot Composite Deck Cleaner #3502. The deck cleaner is a granular concentrate that, when mixed with water, is used to clean composite surfaces such as decks, railings, steps, fences and siding. It was sold in a 2-pound plastic container. The label on the container reads: "Cabot Composite Cleaner" and has number 3502 at the bottom of the front of the label. It sold at home improvement centers and hardware stores nationwide from February 2007 through February 2008 for about $20. It was made in the USA. You should immediately stop using the product and return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. If the container looks deformed or if it feels hot to the touch, immediately call Cabot anytime to arrange for the safe handling of the product. For additional information, contact Cabot at (877) 755-3336, or visit the company's Web site at www.cabotstain.com/recall.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark. recalled their Holiday Times Candleholders. The candle holders could tip over, posing a fire hazard. Also, the glass holder could break, posing a laceration hazard. This recall involves three Holiday Times candle holders shaped as a Santa Claus, a snowman, and a goblet. The goblet is made of glass. A tea light candle sits inside the holders. "Holiday Times" is printed on the product hang tag. They sold at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from September 2007 through February 2008 for between $13 and $17. They were made in China. You should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to Wal-Mart for a full refund. For additional information, call Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.walmartstores.com.
Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J. recalled their Imaginarium Multi-Sided Activity Centers and Jungle Activity Centers. Small parts on the toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The multi-sided activity center has moveable block letters, clock face, sliding shapes and gears. The jungle activity centers have peg jumping monkeys, sliding fish, abacus beads, bead mazes and other animal-themed activities. "Imaginarium" and the name of the activity center are printed on the packaging. Item numbers 69042 (multi-sided) and 69083 (jungle) are printed on the back of the box, near the bar code. They sold at Toys "R" Us stores nationwide and www.toysrus.com from August 2007 through February 2008 for between $20 and $50. They were made in China. You should immediately take the activity centers from children and return the toys to the nearest Toys "R" Us for a refund or store credit. You can go to http://www.toysrus.com/safety/safetyFAQ.cfm for more information.