Monday, January 16, 2006

Chainsaw Fire Hazard

Stihl-brand MS 192 T Chain Saws have been recalled due to a fire hazard as a result of fuel leaks.

Generac Recalls Guardian Home Generators

I have seen these things at Home Depot.
The recalled 12 inch braided flex fuel hoses are used with Guardian®
Home Standby Air-Cooled Generators with serial numbers 3789827 and
below. The generators are about 4 feet by 2 feet by 2½ feet, tan in
color, and have identification decal tags displaying the serial number.
The decal tag is affixed to the black divider plate that separates the
engine from the control panel and can be found by lifting the top/lid
of the metal enclosure. The fuel hose came supplied with the generator
kits and connects the fuel supply to the generator. The hose is 12
inches long and covered with braided steel.

Consumers should stop using the generator if the fuel hose is bent or
if the ferrules (connectors) are cracked, split or damaged in any way.
Consumers with a bent hose or damaged connector should contact Generac
Power Systems or a Generac authorized service dealer, to arrange for a
free inspection and replacement of the flex fuel hose.

Ski-doo Recall Notice

Bombardier Recreational Products announces the recall of 2006 models.

YearModelPackageModel Number
2006MX ZAdrenaline000BE6C00





2006MX ZTrail 000BH6B00
2006MX ZRenegade X 000BW6C00





2006GTXLtd 000EH6B00
Hazard: Cracks
could appear in the starter ring gears allowing gear fragmentation at
high speeds. The debris could act like projectiles and cause serious
injury or death to riders or bystanders.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Dell Recalls 22,000 note book Computer Batteries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Dell Notebook Computer Batteries

Units: About 22,000 in the U.S.

Manufacturer/Distributor: Dell Inc., of Round Rock, Texas

Hazard: These batteries can overheat, which could pose a fire risk.

Incidents/Injuries: Dell has received three reports of batteries overheating. The incidents involved damage to a tabletop, a desktop, and minor damage to personal effects. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled batteries were sold with the following Dell notebook computers: Latitude™ D410, D505, D510, D600, D610, D800, D810; Inspiron™ 510M, 600M, 6000, 8600, 9200, 9300, XPS Gen 2; and Dell Precision™ M20 and M70 mobile workstations. The batteries were also sold separately, including as secondary batteries and in response to service calls. The batteries insert into the battery bay located on the underside of the notebook. “Dell” and “Made in Japan” or “Made in China” are stamped on the batteries. The identification number for each battery appears on a white sticker. Customers should have this number available when they contact Dell to determine if their battery is part of the recall.

Sold at: Dell sold these batteries with the notebook computers, as part of a service replacement, and as individual units on its Web site and catalogs from October 5, 2004 through October 13, 2005. The computers with these batteries sold for between $900 and $2,650, and individual batteries sold for between $99 and $179.

Manufactured in: Japan or China

Remedy: Customers should contact Dell to determine if their notebook computer battery is part of this recall. If it is, consumers should immediately stop using the battery as a power source for their notebook computer. Dell will provide a free replacement battery.

Visit for more information.
Saturday, December 10, 2005

Starbucks Recalls Tea Pots

This recent recall from Starbucks is interesting in that, there are only 275 Units that have been sold. One would think that the scale of Starbucks operations would mean that there are many more than a mere 275 units in circulation.
I wonder if this is a case of underplaying the scale of the problem for PR purposes.

CPSC, Starbucks Coffee Company Announce Recall of Ceramic TeapotsThe following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Name of Product: Ceramic TeapotsUnits: About 257Manufacturer/Importer: Starbucks Coffee Company, of Seattle, Wash.Hazard: The teapots are labeled safe for microwave use, but the handles can become hot in the microwave oven. This poses a possible burn hazard to consumers.Incidents/Injuries: Starbucks has received one report of a teapot handle that overheated in a microwave oven.Description: This recall involves 40-ounce white ceramic teapots with bamboo handles. The phrase “Microwave and Dishwasher Safe” is printed on the bottom of each teapot.Sold at: Certain large Starbucks stores nationwide from August 2005 through mid-September 2005 for about $25.Manufactured in: ChinaRemedy: Consumers should stop using the teapots and contact Starbucks for instructions on returning the product for a full refund and a $5 Starbucks gift card.

Starbucks Coffee Company Recall of Ceramic Teapots

Kawasaki Recalls ATV's

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Product: Kawasaki 2005 model year Brute Force ATVsUnits: About 21,900Distributor: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif.Hazard: Tie rod separation caused by either wear or severe impact can occur during operation, causing the front wheel to separate from the steering control. Separation of the tie rod can cause the rider to lose control of the ATV, resulting in a serious injury or death to the rider.Incidents/Injuries: Kawasaki has received about 140 reports of tie rod problems, resulting in four reports of injuries.Description: The recall involves Kawasaki 2005 model year KVF750-A1 and KVF750-B1 Brute Force ATVs. These models are 750cc V-twin All Terrain Vehicles available in Red, Green, Yellow, and Camouflage colorings. They have "Kawasaki" and "Brute Force" on the sides of the bodywork below the handlebars, and "V-Twin 750" on the sides of the rear fenders.Manufactured in: United StatesSold by: Kawasaki dealers nationwide from June 2004 through November 2005 for between $7,600 and $7,900.What to Do: Consumers with recalled ATVs were sent direct notice from Kawasaki. Consumers should stop using these ATVs immediately and contact a local Kawasaki dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair.

Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. Recall of All-Terrain Vehicles

Monday, December 05, 2005

Featured Recalls

    Toshiba Recall Alert 5-Disk DVD Home Theater System, model number SD-C67HT

    Porter Cable Circular Saw

Bad Products Can Cost More Than Money

The recent release of the xbox 360 and battery problems with the iPod has resulted in the creation of this site.

The problems experienced has lead me to create this site where others can get a clear indication of problems with certain products and make it easier for consumers to protect themselves and get product recall information.

Food & Drug Recalls:

USFDA Recall Notices

Product Recall Notices