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Recall Roundup: Vac Zap

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Recall Roundup: Vac Zap

Ridgid 6-Gallon and 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaners

Models affected: HDO6000 and HD0900

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Potential problem: The on/off switch can dislodge, leading to a potential shock hazard from the exposed wiring.

Sold: Approximately 2,500 of the affected units were sold in Canadian Home Depot stores between April and June 2018.

Contact: Call 888-847-8710 to order a free replacement powerhead unit.

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Recall Roundup: Pool Trap

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Recall Roundup: Pool Trap

Confer Plastics Curve In-pool Step Systems

Models affected: CCX-AG, CCX-IG, CCX-ADD

Potential problem: The recall notice reads, “Children’s limbs can be entrapped in the side openings, posing a drowning hazard.” There have been two reports of limb entrapment.

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Sold: Approximately 2,100 were sold in Canada (and 100,000 in the U.S.) between January 2013 and July 2018.

Contact: Confer Plastics, 800-635-3213; ConferRecall.com.

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Recall Roundup: Flos Pendant Lights

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Recall Roundup: Flos Pendant Lights

Models affected: Romeo Moon model S2 and Romeo Louis II model S2 pendant lamps

Potential Problem: The glass diffuser can detach and fall on someone.

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Sold: An unknown number were sold at specialty lighting stores between January 1996 and December 2006.

Contact: Flos, 888-952-9541; USA.Flos.com

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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: The Chain Gang

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Recall Roundup: The Chain Gang

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

Kobalt and Greenworks 80-volt 18” Cordless Electric Chainsaws

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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: Leaky Line

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Recall Roundup: Leaky Line

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

Makita Line Trimmer

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

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: Log off

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Recall Roundup: Log off

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

 Woods Log Splitter

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Model affected: Wedge accessory, model # 581196

Potential Problem: According to the recall notice, “The 4-way wedge accessory can loosen or detach from the log splitter and hit an operator or bystander, causing an impact injury hazard.” While no serious incidents have reported in Canada, one U.S. operator had a head injury.

Sold: Only 2 units were sold in Canada, but more than 5,000 were sold in the U.S. between July 2016 and January 2018.

Contact: Woods, 800-319-6637; WoodsEquipment.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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