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Recall Roundup: Envi High-Efficiency Electric Panel Heater

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Recall Roundup: Envi High-Efficiency Electric Panel Heater

Models affected: HH1012T, HH1012T-BK, HW1012T, HW1012N, HW1022T, and HW1022N

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Potential Problem: Poorly crimped wiring can lead to overheating and a fire risk. There have been more than 300 incidents reported in the U.S. and Canada.

Sold: Roughly 700 units were sold in Canada between July 2015 and August 2016.

Contact: eHeat, 888-803-0513; RecallRTR.com

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Recall Roundup: Briggs & Stratton Pressure Washer

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Recall Roundup: Briggs & Stratton Pressure Washer

Model affected: 6178 with UPC code 011675061784

Potential Problem: The spray bar can detach, damage the housing, and send pieces of plastic flying. One related injury has been reported in the U.S.

Sold: Approximately 5,400 units were sold in Canada between May 2011 and February 2018.

Contact: Briggs & Stratton, 877-370-7505

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Recall Roundup: Makita Line Trimmer

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Recall Roundup: Makita Line Trimmer

Model affected: ER2600L with serial numbers ranging from 161200801 to 161200870.

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Potential Problem: A grommet can come loose, allowing fuel to leak from the tank.

Sold: Approximately 70 units were sold between June and September 2017.

Contact: Makita Canada, 800-263-3734; Makita.ca

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Recall Roundup: Really Hot Tub

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Recall Roundup: Really Hot Tub

For our outdoor themed June/July 2018 issue, we’ve pulled together a two-page list of related product failures, including this item:

Maxx Portable Spas

Models affected: Various Maxx Spas Industries Corp. models with a Delta UV Model EA-4H-5 generator

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Potential Problem: Moisture accumulation can lead to electrical arching and a risk of fire. There have been four incidents reported in Canada so far.

Sold: Approximately 630 were sold in Canada between January 2012 and June 2015.

Contact: 800-413-2704, DeltaUVRepair.com

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Recall Roundup: Honda Portable Generator

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Recall Roundup: Honda Portable Generator

For our outdoor themed June/July 2018 issue, we’ve pulled together a two-page list of related product failures, including this item:

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Burn Baby, Burn

Honda Portable Generator

Model affected: EG2800i

Potential Problem: It can leak fuel. That’s never a good feature to have.

Sold: Nearly 1,000 of the affected units were sold between October and November 2017.

Contact: Honda Canada, 888-946-6329; Honda.ca

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Recall Roundup: John Deere Compact Utility Tractors

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Recall Roundup: John Deere Compact Utility Tractors

For our outdoor themed June/July 2018 issue, we’ve pulled together a two-page list of related product failures, including this item:

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Rolling Stock

John Deere Compact Utility Tractors

Model affected: 2025R

Potential Problem: The brakes can fail. That’s a problem.

Sold: On the upside, it’s probably not a problem for you. Only 5 of the affected models were sold in Canada (and 600 more in the U.S.) between July and October 2017.

Contact: Deere & Company, 800-537-8233; Deere.ca

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Recall Roundup: Kobalt and Greenworks 80-volt 18”

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Recall Roundup: Kobalt and Greenworks 80-volt 18”

For our outdoor themed June/July 2018 issue, we’ve pulled together a two-page list of related product failures, including this item:

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The Chain Gang

Kobalt and Greenworks 80-volt 18” Cordless Electric Chainsaws

Models affected: Kobalt KCS 180B-06; Greenworks Pro GCS80450 and GCS80421

Potential Problem: A brake guard can fail in a kickback situation, allowing the chain to continue spinning.

Sold: Around 900 of the Kobalt and 1,200 Greenworks Pro models were sold between September 2016 and October 2017.

Contact: Greenworks Tools, 888-266-7096; GreenworksTools.com

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Recall Roundup: Hot stuff

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Recall Roundup: Hot stuff

More in our ongoing series of products that are out to get you

Get the lead out

Ducan Rubber Sundeck Coating

Models affected: Ducan Top-Cote sold in grey and beige with UPCs 062047511048, 062047511109, 062047512045, and 062047512106.

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Potential problem: The material may contain higher than allowable levels of lead. At least one container with excessive lead has been documented in Canada.

Sold: Approximately 50,000 potentially contaminated containers were sold between 2006 and 2011.

Contact: Ducan Industries Ltd., 800-943-8226; reception@ducan.com; Ducan.com

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Recall Roundup: Flamethrower

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Recall Roundup: Flamethrower

Propane Depot Refillable Cylinders

Models affected: 14.1 oz. blue cylinders with serial numbers 000001 through 004700, and 16.4 oz. green cylinders with serial numbers 000001 through 020800.

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Potential problem: They can leak. That’s problematic.

Sold: Approximately 1,100 were sold in Canada (and 24,000 more in the U.S.) between November 2013 and September 2016.

Contact: Return to the dealer for a full refund, or contact YSN Imports Inc., 855-215-4970.

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Recall Roundup: Burn bright

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Recall Roundup: Burn bright

Kichler Krystal Ice Ceiling Fixtures

Models affected: Square and cylindrical flush-mount lights with models 38182 and 38183.

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Potential problem: The 40-watt halogen bulbs shipped with the product can overheat existing electrical supply wiring, particularly in older homes.

Sold: Approximately 28,000 recalled units were sold at Canadian Lowes and lighting specialty shops between March 2015 and July 2016.

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Contact: L.D. Kichler Co., 800-554-6504; Kichler.com

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