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Viking Dishwasher Recall announced for Fire Vulnerability

Viking Dishwasher recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall by Viking Range Corporation for around 2,000 of their dishwashers, because an electrical part could overheat and potentially catch on fire.

The recall was announced after Viking received 21 reports of consumers having their dishwasher unit overheat. Five of these reports included a fire that damaged property. No people were injured.

The Viking 24” Professional, Designer, and Custom Panel Dishwashers are involved in the recall. Viking manufactured the dishwashers between May and September 2010. The word “Viking” can be found on the control panel on the top of the door. They were sold with a choice of 24 custom colors, along with white, black, stainless steel, and wood panel fronts. The dishwashers were sold nationwide between June 2010 and March 2012 at a retail price range of $1425 to $2,000.

Recall announced for Husqvarna Grass and Hedge Trimmers for Repair

Husqvarna Grass and Hedge Trimmer Recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Husqvarna Grass and Hedge Trimmers because of a fire hazard. The company is offering a free repair to fix the problem.

Around 19,500 grass trimmers and 6,500 hedge trimmers are involved in the recall. The problem is that a rubber spacer around the fuel lines in the fuel tank could leak causing a possible fire. Husqvarna received seven reports of the fuel leaking, and no injuries were reported.

The grass and hedge trimmers were sold nationwide at Lowes, Sears, and Husqvarna dealers for around $150 to $320. They were sold to consumers between May 2011 and January 2012.

Ceiling Fan Recall announced for Light Bulb Replacements

Westinghouse Lighting Ceiling Fan Recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The 60-watt light bulbs that were shipped with certain Westinghouse ceiling fans could overheat and potentially cause a fire. This has prompted the company along with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to announce a voluntary recall to replace the light bulbs to 40-watt bulbs at no cost to the consumer.

There are around 7,000 ceiling fans involved in this recall. They involve 24, 30 and 42-inch diameter blade fans that have lighting from Westinghouse. They were sold between January 2011 through January 2012 at a cost of $135-$150. The lighted ceiling fans were sold online at amazon.com, at home improvement and hardware stores, electrical products suppliers, and home centers nationwide.

Home Security System Go!Control Panels are being recalled due to Fire and Burn Hazard

Go!Control Panel - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Go!Control Panels because of a fire and burn hazard. The manufacturer, 2GIG Technologies Inc., received 22 reports of the product overheating. Three of the units produced smoke, heat or fire damage surrounding it.

There are around 40,000 of the Go!Control Panels that are involved in the recall. The control panels were distributed to home security companies and security system equipment distributors nationwide and in Canada. The homeowner would have probably had the unit installed by a security company. The recalled units were distributed to the home security companies between December 2010 and October 2011.

Chainsaw Recall announced for STIHL MS 391 Model

Stihl MS 391 Chainsaw - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety commission along with STIHL Inc., announced a voluntary recall of around 3,000 MS-391 chainsaws because the flywheel could crack and parts could be thrown.

The defect could potentially cause personal injury. A free repair is being offered at STIHL dealers to replace the problematic flywheel.

The chainsaws were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide between March 2011 and July 2011. The retail cost for this chainsaw was $530 - $550. The MS 391 is a gas-powered chainsaw that has an orange case and black handle with the words “STIHL” and “MS 391” printed on the starter side of the unit inside an orange circle. The serial numbers that are involved in this recall are listed below. The serial number can be found on the crankcase to the right of muffler when looking at from the back on the unit.

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