Recall Round-Up: Digital Thermometers, Dehumidifiers, Power Strips
SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WGGB) — This Recall Round-Up looks a three recall of items you could be using in your home.
White Rogers is recalling four digital thermostats models. They’re white with blue lighted screens, sold under the brands, “COMFORTSENTRY,” “DICO,” “Emerson,” “Frigidaire,” “Maytag,” “Nutone,” “Partners Choice,” “Rheem,” “Ruud,” “Unico,” “Water Furnace,” “Westinghouse,” “White-Rodgers” or “Zonefirst.” The thermostats have a battery door on the top left corner. There are three or four buttons to the right and also below the thermostat screen. Recalled thermostats do not show a battery icon on the left side of the blue lighted screen. White Rodgers has received seven reports of burn damage to the thermostat, including two involving minor property damage. No injuries have been reported. You should check your thermostats for the battery icon on the left side of the blue lighted screen. If the battery icon is not shown, contact White-Rodgers to receive a free repair or a replacement thermostat. The thermostats were sold by heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment manufacturers and distributors and at hardware retailers nationwide from January 2006 through December 2013 for about $30 to $70.
The next recall involves 30-pint portable GE and Midea brand dehumidifiers. They are white plastic and measure about 19 inches tall, 13 inches wide and 9 inches deep with a front-loading water bucket. “GE” and digital controls are located on top of the dehumidifier. Model, serial and manufacture dates are located on a label on the back of the dehumidifier. There’s been one report of a fire contained within the dehumidifier unit. No other property damage or injuries have been reported. The dehumidifiers were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from March 2010 to December 2010 for about $170. You should immediately stop using the recalled dehumidifiers, unplug them and contact Midea for instructions on returning their recalled dehumidifier for a free repair. Consumers should not return the recalled dehumidifiers to the retailer where purchased. Model Number: ADKW30LN Serial Number Begins with: AT1, DT1, FT1 or GT1 Manufacture Date: 2010/01 through 2010/04 Consumer Contact: Midea toll-free at (855) 861-2799 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.midea.com/us/ and click on Product Recall Info at the bottom of the page under the Support heading.
UNDER CABINET POWER STRIPS
The final recall involves under-cabinet power strips sold in hardware and electric retailers across the country. The internal electrical connections of the power strips are substandard, posing risks of overheating and fire. It involves all Legrand Wiremold and Plugmold under-cabinet power and lighting strips with part number PX1001. The recalled power strips have four outlets and one fluorescent light and were manufactured from January 2011 through December 2013. They were sold at: Ace Hardware, CED, City Electric, Cortland Wholesale, Crawford Electric, Do it Best, Hill Country Electric, Home Depot, Orgill, REXEL, Springfield Electric, Sutherland, TEC Electric, True Value Hardware and World Electric stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com from February 2011 to April 2014 for about $40. The firm received one report of an incident, but no injuries were reported. You should immediately unplug and stop using the power strips and return t them to Legrand Wiremold for a full refund. From January 2011 through June 2012, the power strip came in a red package with the words “Legrand” and “Under Cabinet Power and Lighting” on the top front and “Wiremold-Series Part PX1001” on the bottom front. From July 2012 to April 2013, the power strip came in a white package with the word “Legrand” on the top front and “Plugmold Power Light,” “Under-Cabinet Power and Lighting” and “PX1001” on the bottom front. The manufacture date code is on the bottom of the recalled power strip in a circle with the year shown as “11,” “12” or “13” in the center and an arrow pointing to the number representing the month. Part number PX1001, and UPC number 0 86698 00125 3, are imprinted on the bottom of the power strip. Contact: Legrand Wiremold toll-free at (855) 692-4620 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at www.legrand.us and click on Recall Information for more information.