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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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Recall Roundup: Flame-dried dishes

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Recall Roundup: Flame-dried dishes

BSH Home Appliances Corp. Dishwashers

Models affected: Various models sold under the Bosch, Gaggenau, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, and Thermador brand names. Visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca for the specific model numbers.

Potential problem: This is an expansion of a recall of a recall originally from October 2015. The power cords can overheat, leading to a fire risk. There have been five such incidents reported in the U.S.

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Sold: Approximately 61,000 affected units were sold in Canada between January 2013 and May 2015.

Contact: BSH Home Appliances, 888-965-5813 or visit the brand-specific website.

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Recall Roundup: Pop Top

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Recall Roundup: Pop Top

Polyprep Cleaner Powder and Sico Cleaner Powder

Model affected: 1-kg containers of Polyprep Exterior Wood Cleaner, Brightener and Conditioner Powder (item number 771-132) and Sico Exterior Wood Cleaner, Brightener and Conditioner Powder
(item number 771-222).

Sold: Approximately 15,000 of the Polyprep and 19,000 of the Sico brand product were sold between 2013 and June 2017.

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Potential problem: Pressure can build up inside the container, cause the lid to open unexpectedly. One incident was reported where the product splashed a user in eyes.

Contact: 800-DURABLE (800-387-2253)

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Recall Roundup: Fanning The Flames

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Recall Roundup: Fanning The Flames

Uberhaus Ceiling Fans

Model affected: Model number SW52-SN-R5W1 or
 product number 89325003.

Sold: Approximately 1,600
 of the recalled fans were sold in Rona stores nation- wide, and Reno-Depot, Marcil, and Coupal stores in Quebec, between January 2011 and March 2017.

Potential problem: The fans can overheat, leading to a risk of fire. Two incidents have been reported.

Contact: Return to the store, or call 866-283-2239.

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Recall Roundup: Country Home Products’ DR Tow-Behind Field and Brush Mower

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Recall Roundup: Country Home Products’ DR Tow-Behind Field and Brush Mower

Model affected: The Pro-XL-44 model, with serial number between TB21001001 and TB21002555.

Sold: Health Canada says that 21 affected units were sold in Canada between October 2015 and July 2016.

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Potential problem: A faulty fuel tank can release liquid gas or vapours, leading to a potential fire or explosion hazards. At least one case has been reported in Canada.

Contact: Country Home Products, 877-271-5677; DRPower.com

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Recall Roundup: Helix Pool Slide

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Recall Roundup: Helix Pool Slide

Model affected: The serial numbers for the units affected by the recall are SR-HX13-01001 through SR-HX13-01488 and SR-HX14-01001 through SR-HX14-01602.

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Sold: Health Canada gives a rather specific “approximately 58” units sold in this country between May 2013 and March 2015

Potential problem: The company has received at least one report of a child exiting the slide early and landing on the pool deck.

Contact: SR Smith LLC, 800-611-4750

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Recall Roundup: All Washed Up

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Recall Roundup: All Washed Up

Every day new products come onto the marketplace. And by our recent tally, it’s seems that almost every day something tool- or homebuilding related gets recalled for a defect. Here’s one of the latest items to be recalled by Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

GE Profile Harmony Top-Load Clothes Washers

Models affected: Washers with model numbers starting with WPGT9350, WPGT9360, and WPGT9150. Only model WPGT9150 was sold in Canada.

Sold: Approximately 455 units were sold in Canada (and 220,000 in the U.S.) between 2008 and 2011.

Potential problem: The main circuit board can overheat, leading to a risk of fire. There have been 71 incidents reported to date, with three leading to property damage.

Contact: MC Commercial Inc.: 844-315-9255; GEAppliances.ca

Stay tuned for the February/March 2017 for more reno-related product recalls.

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