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Six New CPSC Recalls Of Interest To Inspectors


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On March 17th, 2004, CPSC issued an alert (#04-099) informing consumers about a recall involving approximately 1,400 wall sconces manufactured by Brass Light Gallery. According to the CPSC release, tie-downs which secure the electric wires to the mounting bracket can come loose, causing the wires to touch the bulb, thus posing a fire hazard. Additional information about this recall, including photos of the sconces in question, is available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04099.html

On March 25th, 2004, CPSC issued an alert (#04-104) informing consumers about a recall involving 13,500 Fedders-made window air conditioners with electric heat. According to the CPSC release, units involved in the recall were sold under the brand name Fedders, Maytag and Comfort-Aire, and pose a fire hazard if the outside fan becomes blocked in heating mode. At the time of the recall, CPSC had already received 10 reports of fires with these units. Additional information, including photos of the units involved, is available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04104.html

On April 20th, 2004, CPSC issued an alert (#04-122) informing consumers about a recall involving approximately 37,000 Trane and American Standard brand accessory electric heaters used to provide supplemental heat in heat pump or electric heating systems. According to CPSC, wiring in these units can overheat and lead to thermostat fires. At the time of the release, CPSC had already been informed of four thermostat fires caused by these units. Additional information is available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04122.html

On April 28th, 2004, CPSC issued an alert (#04-127) informing consumers about a recall involving approximately 4,300 Majestic Vermont Castings fireplace remote receivers made by CFM Corporation. According to CPSC, the circuit board in the receivers can overheat and catch fire. Additional information is available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04127.html

On April 28th, 2004, CPSC issued an alert (#04-128) informing consumers about a recall of approximately 88,000 LP and convertible gas water heater temperature controls manufactured in Mexico by White-Rodgers. According to CPSC, these units don't function correctly, because they open slowly, instead of snapping open to full flow, and this is causing soot to build up in water heater burners, presenting a fire hazard. These were sold and distributed on water heaters from October 2002 to March 2004 and to-date CPSC has received 12 reports involving excessive soot build-up, 8 of which involved minor fire damage. Additional information is available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04128.html

On April 28, 2004, CPSC issued an alert (#04-129) informing consumers about a recall of approximately 12,500 (3,900 in US) TrojanUVMax® residential water disinfection systems manufactured and sold by Trojan Technologies Inc.. According to CPSC, some of the lamp pins used in these systems are improperly soldered and can cause the units to overheat, posing a fire hazard. Additional information, including pictured of these systems, is available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml04/04129.html

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