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Recall Roundup presents Feeling hot, hot, hot and these products really flamed out

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Recall Roundup presents Feeling hot, hot, hot and these products really flamed out

Extra Heat Dried

ASKO dishwashers

Models affected: Various. Visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca for a complete list.

Potential problem: The internal wiring can overheat and catch fire. There haven’t been any reported cases in Canada but, as of September 2019, there were 69 incidents recorded in the U.S.

Sold: Approximately 4,300 affected units were sold in Canada between October 2016 and July 2019.

Contact: ASKO, 888-651-9376; csakona@subzero.com; Askona.com

Extra Hot Pump

Carrier and Bryant heat pumps

Models affected: Various 1.5-ton and 4-ton ductless heat pump outdoor units. Visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca for a complete list.

Potential problem: The fan motor can fail, leading to fires within the unit. There have been at least five reported cases in Canada.

Sold: Roughly 450 affected units were sold in Canada between March 2015 and April 2019.

Contact: Carrier/Bryant, 844-468-4301; CarrierDuctless.com; BryantDuctless.com

No Heat Detector

Edwards mechanical heat detector

Models affected: Various Edwards 280 series mechanical heat detectors. Visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca for a complete list.

Potential problem: To quote the recall notice: “The product…does not detect smoke, nor does it contain an audible notification device as part of the assembly.”

Sold: The manufacturer estimates that somewhere between 275,000 and 382,000 units were sold between 1979 and March 2019.

Contact: Edwards Fire Safety, 800-505-5088; EdwardsHeatDetector.rsvpcomm.com

Jobsite Overheater

Mastercraft construction heater

Model affected: Mastercraft 4800-watt heater

Potential problem: The unit can overheat and catch fire. There have been 9 reported incidents in Canada, with two leading to property damage.

Sold: Approximately 10,000 were sold between 1997 and 2014.

Contact: Canadian Tire, 800-387-8803

Flame Thrower

Ronson tech torch

Models affected: Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start with SKUs 80011C, 80011, and 80012

Potential problem: The torch keeps going after being turned off. One incident has been reported in Canada to date, and 36 occurrences in the U.S.

Sold: Approximately 98,000 were sold in Canada between February 2010 and August 2019.

Contact: Zippo Manufacturing Co., 800-407-0377; cr@ronsonrecall.com; RonsonRecall.com

High Octane

Club Car Carts

Models affected: Various models of Club Car golf, utility, and transport vehicles. Visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca for a complete list.

Potential problem: Gas can leak from the fuel line or vent.

Sold: More than 1,300 affected units were sold in Canada between July 2018 and July 2019.

Contact: Club Car, 888-227-7925; ClubCar.com

Light Very Bright

Kichler Elan mini pendant lights

Models affected: 83162, 83163, 83164

Potential problem: The light socket can overheat and melt or catch fire. Ten incidents have been reported in Canada and there are 84 reports from the U.S., including three that led to fires.

Sold: The odds are in your favour on this one. Only 289 were sold in Canada between May 2013 and March 2015.

Contact: Kichler Lighting, 866-558-5706; Kichler.com


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