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Powermate Sx 5500 Portable Generator Recall announced for Repair

Powermate Sx 5500 Gas Powered Electric Generator recall announced - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - Around 7,700 Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators are being voluntarily recalled due a leaking fuel filter that could cause a fire. The generators were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast United States between February 2012 and August 2012 at a price of around $550. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) made the recall announcement today.

A China company, Am Pride Chongqing Senci IMP & EXP Trade Co., manufactured the generators. Pramac America LLC, based out of Kearney, Nebraska, was the importer of the recalled products. Pramac received 51 reports from consumers of the fuel filter leaking. While the leaking fuel could cause a fire, no fires or injuries were reported to the company.

LG Electric Ranges recalled for Repair

Model number LRE30451 being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 161,000 LG electric ranges because the top burners may fail to turn off or increase temperature without warning. The recalled standalone ranges need to be repaired.

LG Electronics, Inc. has received 80 reports of the stove-top burners not turning off. Some reports involved the temperature setting, which increased without warning when it was being used. No reports of fires or personal injuries were received.

The electric ranges were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears, and other appliance retailers across the United States between January 2006 and June 2010. The ranges cost between $800 and $1,999, depending on the model.

Master Forge Gas Barbeque Grills recalled for Fire and Burn Concerns

Master Forge Gas powered Barbeque Grills - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of around 37,000 Master Forge Gas powered Barbeque Grills because they may have not been properly installed. Consumers who have the recalled grills are asked to inspect and fix the gas hose connections to make sure they are not touching the burner box.

The Master Forge Gas Grills are made by a company in China, Guangdong Vanward Electric Co., Ltd., and imported by LG Sourcing, Inc., of North Wilkesboro, N.C. The grills were sold at Lowe's stores nationwide between November 2011 and May 2012 for about $270.

Champion Portable Generators sold at Costco being recalled for Fire Danger

Champion model number 41332 and 41532 gas powered generators being recalled - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of some of the Champion Power Equipment gas powered portable generators because they could catch on fire. The generators were sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide between December 2011 and July 2012 for about $699.

Champion Power Equipment, of Santa Fe Springs, California, announced the recall after 11 reports of fuel leaking out of the carburetor. Of these reports, eight generators caught on fire and two reported property damage.

Around 8,600 of their portable gas powered generators are involved in the recall. Two models have been identified as being problematic – model numbers 41332 and 41532. Both units have a black frame with a yellow and black control panel, a bar handle, and two wheels.

Bose Theater Speaker System Recall announced for Fire Danger

Dual-Voltage Bose CineMate II Home Theater Speaker System - credit: CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 20,500 Dual-Voltage Bose CineMate II Home Theater Speaker Systems because a part inside the base could ignite when used on outlets rated at 220 volts or higher in countries outside of the United States.

Bose Corporation, of Framingham, Massachusetts, received two reports of the bass modules catching on fire when used with 220-volt electrical outlets in Europe.

The Dual-Voltage CineMate II and CineMate GS Series II Home Theater Speaker Systems were sold at US Military Exchanges and at certain retail location nationwide between September 2009 and September 2012. The speakers retailed for between $600 and $800.

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