April 8, 2014 > Recalls this week: Dolls, computer batteries
Recalls this week: Dolls, computer batteries
By AP Wire Service
A line of electronic dolls sold at Wal-Mart with a circuit board that can overheat are among this week's recalled products. Others include faulty LED lights and bulbs.
Here's a more detailed look:
DETAILS: My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Doll. The electronic baby dolls come in pink floral clothing and matching knit hat. The 16-inch doll is packaged with a toy medical check-up kit including a stethoscope, feeding spoon, thermometer, and syringe. The doll is identified by UPC 6-04576-16800-5 and a date code which begins with WM. The date code is printed on the stuffed article label sewn into the bottom of the doll. They were sold at Wal-Mart Stores nationwide from August 2012 through March 2014.
WHY: The circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.
HOW MANY: About 174,000.
FOR MORE: Call Wal-Mart Stores at 800-925-6278 or visit www.walmart.com and click on ``Product Recalls'' for more information.
DETAILS: Ace Clamp-On LED Work Lights stamped with the model number ``DC004'' and date code ``08/13'' on the back of the light base. They were sold Ace Hardware retail stores and other hardware stores nationwide and online at www.acehardware.com from September 2013 to December 2013.
WHY: The cord bushing inside the light base could fail, allowing the cord wiring to pull out of the base, exposing bare wire and presenting a shock and fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: None reported.
HOW MANY: About 15,000.
FOR MORE: Call Ace Hardware at 888-827-4223, send email to carecenter(at)acehardware.com, or visit www.acehardware.com and click on the ``Product Recalls'' link for more information.
DETAILS: Open Energy 34 watt (OE-34) Solar Panel energy systems sold under the brand name Open Energy SolarSave Roofing Tiles. SolarSave panels replace conventional roof tiles and provide solar power to the building. This recall involves all brown, terracotta and gray OE-34 SolarSave roof tiles installed on new homes sold by Centex Homes.
WHY: The panels pose a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two incidents in which roof fires originated in or near the recalled roof panels have been reported. These incidents involve homes sold by Centex. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 240 homes.
FOR MORE: Visit www.Centex.com , send email to NorCalSolar(at)Centex.com, or send a fax to 800-917-2201.
LED LIGHT BULBS
DETAILS: SATCO KolourOne brand Panel Array 2.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR 30 and 38 LED light bulbs. The 13-, 14- and 17-watt white bulbs were sold in longneck and shortneck models and have the KolourOne logo printed on the neck of the bulb. Product numbers beginning with S89XX or S90XX are printed below the logo. Lot numbers are printed on the outer rim of the optical lens and those with the letter ``A'' in the last character position are not included in the recall. They were sold at electrical supply stores, lighting showrooms, hardware and specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com from December 2012 to February 2014. Models and product numbers of the recalled items can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/SATCO-Products-Recalls-KolourOne-LED-Light-Bulbs/
WHY: The metal housing and lens assembly can separate from the bulb's base and fall. This poses a risk of injury from impact to bystanders.
INCIDENTS: Four reports of the bulb components separating. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 119,000 in the U.S. and 2,350 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call SATCO Products at 888-770-7125 or visit www.satco.com and click on ``Lamp Recall'' and ``Consumer Product Returns'' for more information.
COMPUTER BATTERY PACKS
DETAILS: Lenovo battery packs sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers: the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series. The battery packs were also sold separately. Recalled battery packs have one of the following part numbers starting with the fourth digit in a long series of numbers and letters printed on a white sticker below the bar code on the battery pack: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890. They were sold at computer and electronics stores, authorized dealers and online at www.lenovo.com nationwide from October 2010 through April 2011.
WHY: The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Two reports of the battery packs overheating, resulting in damage to the computer, battery pack and nearby property. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 34,500 in the U.S. and 2,900 in Canada.
FOR MORE: Call Lenovo at 800-426-7378 or visit www.lenovo.com and select ``Support'' at the top of the page, then click on the link to the recall page in the ``News and Alerts'' section at the bottom right of the page for more information.