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Char-Broil Recalls Patio Bistro Gas Grills Due to Burn

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of product: Char-Broil(r) Gas Patio Bistro(r) Grills

Hazard: The electronic ignition on the grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Char-Broil toll free at (866) 671-7988 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or online at www.charbroil.com and click on Recalls at the bottom of the page.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Char-Broil-Recalls-Patio-Bistro-Gas-Grills/.

Recall Details

Units: About 69,300 in the U.S. and 1,900 in Canada

Description: The recall involves two Char-Broil(r) Gas Patio Bistro(r) Grills: the model 240 Full Size grill and the model 180 Table Top grill. Both are single-burner propane gas grills equipped with a battery-operated integrated electronic ignition and intended only for outdoor use. The grills have round black bodies with silver/aluminum trim. The words "Char-Broil(r)" and "Patio Bistro(r)" are printed near the thermometer on the grill's lid and near the control knob on the front of the grill. The grills have a rating label on the bottom support on the back of the unit that states "Char-Broil, LLC," the model number and other information. The grills were sold with the following model numbers:

Char-Broil(r) Gas Patio Bistro(r) 240 Full Size 11601558, 11601558-A1, 12601558 and 12601558-A2
Char-Broil(r) Gas Patio Bistro(r) 180 Table Top 12601713

Incidents/Injuries: Char-Broil has received 26 reports of the burner flame going out and then unexpectedly reigniting when the consumer turned the control knob to "OFF." The 26 reports include four reports of burns, including one with burns to the nose, chin and hair, and seven other reports of "burned" or "singed" hair.

Sold at: Hardware stores and other retailers nationwide, including Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Sears, Target, True Value and online from Amazon.com from September 2010 to June 2013 for about for about $175 for the full size grill and $135 for the table top grill.

Importer: Char-Broil, LLC, of Columbus, Ga.

Manufactured in: China
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Recall Date: August 15, 2013
Recall Number: 13-265

Philips Lighting Recalls Endura and Ambient LED Bulbs Due to Shock Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Endura and Ambient LED dimmable light bulbs

Hazard: A lead wire in the bulb's housing can have an improper fitting, which can electrify the entire lamp and pose a shock hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: Philips Lighting Co. at (800) 295-5147 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.recall.philips.com, choose United States/English and click on the Endura and Ambient LED bulb recall for more information or email the firm at ledprincelamp@philips.com for more information

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Philips-Lighting-Recalls-Endura-and-Ambient-LED-Bulbs/.

Recall Details

Units: About 99,000
Description: This recall involves Endura 12-watt and Ambient 12.5-watt LED dimmable light bulbs. The bulbs are orange in color and have "MADE IN CHINA," "Fabrique in Chine" followed by a slanted "S," and the model number 9290001829 printed on the gray plastic band on the neck of the bulbs. The date codes, 2L for the Endura bulbs and 2K or 2L for the Ambient bulbs, are printed on the metal screw base. The bulbs give off a white light and are used indoors to replace incandescent bulbs. Please see the chart on http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Philips-Lighting-Recalls-Endura-and-Ambient-LED-Bulbs/ outlining the recall details

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Home Depot, grocery and home center stores nationwide, online retailers, including Amazon.com and through electrical distributors between October 2012 and May 2013 for between $15 and $30.

Manufacturer: Philips Lighting Co., of Somerset, N.J.

Manufactured in: China
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Recall Date: August 15, 2013
Recall Number: 13-266

IKEA Recalls Junior Beds Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds

Hazard: The metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame can break in use, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: IKEA toll-free at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link on the top of the page for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/IKEA-Recalls-Junior-Beds/.

Recall Details

Units: About 22,000 in U.S. and 18,000 in Canada

Description: These recalled IKEA junior beds include the KRITTER and SNIGLAR models with a guard rail on one side. The pine wood KRITTER beds have animal cut-outs, such as a dog and cat on the headboard and a date stamp of 1114 to 1322 representing the year and week of production (YYWW). The SNIGLAR natural beech wood beds have a white painted fiberboard insert on the headboard and footboard of the bed and a date stamp of 1114 to 1318. The beds measure about 65 inches long by 30 inches wide with a 22 to 26 inch high headboard. The date stamp appears on a label attached to either the headboard or the underside of the bed. Model numbers included in the recall are 600.904.70 for the KRITTER and 500.871.66 for the SNIGLAR, supplier number 15361 (KRITTER) and 19740 or 18157 (SNIGLAR) printed on the same label as the date stamp.

Incidents/Injuries: There has been one report in the U.S. and one report in Canada of the metal rod on the beds breaking. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: : Home Depot, grocery and home center stores nationwide, online retailers, including Amazon.com and through electrical distributors between October 2012 and May 2013 for between $15 and $30.

Manufacturer: IKEA stores nationwide and online at www.ikea-usa.com from July 2005 through May 2013 for between $60 and $90.

Importer: IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, Pa.

Manufactured in: Poland, Bosnia Herzegovina and Romania
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Recall Date: August 15, 2013
Recall Number: 13-267

Applica Consumer Products Reannounces Black & Decker Spacemaker Coffeemaker Recall Due to Injury Hazard; Units Sold After Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Black & Decker(r) Spacemaker(tm) 12-Cup Programmable Under-the-Cabinet Coffeemakers
Hazard: The coffee pot handle can break, causing cuts and burns to the consumer.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Applica Consumer Products toll-free at (866) 708-7846 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.aprecall.com.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Applica-Consumer-Products-Reannounces-Black--Decker-Spacemaker-Coffeemaker-Recall/.

Recall Details

Units: About 641; ( http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2012/Black--Decker-Coffeemakers-Recalled-by-Applica-Consumer-Products-Due-to-Injury-Hazard/)

Description: The recalled coffee maker is designed to mount under a cabinet. It is available in white or black and has the words "BLACK & DECKER(r) SPACEMAKER(tm)" printed in the top right-hand corner of the product. The coffeemakers have a digital time display in the top left corner and five round buttons above the water reservoir for programming. The 12-cup coffee pots are glass with a molded handle the same color as the machine and a silver metallic bracket running around the glass near the bottom. The model number is printed on the underside of the coffeemaker, directly below the water reservoir. Model number SDC 740 was previously recalled with other eight models in 2012. After the recall announcement, an additional 641 units continued to be sold.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received more than 1,607 reports of handles breaking, including more than 83 reports of burns and/or cuts.

Sold at: True Value Hardware Stores nationwide from July 2008 to June 2013 for about $50 to $80.

Distributor: Applica Consumer Products Inc. of Miramar, Fla.

Manufactured in: China
 
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