Overheating Power Cord
BSH Home Appliances is recalling Bosch, Gaggenau, Kenmore Elite, and Thermador dishwashers due to a fire hazard, as all four models feature a power cord that can overheat.
The company has received 10 reports where the electrical cord overheated, including five reports of fire that resulted in property damage.
While no injuries have been reported, consumers should stop using the dishwasher and contact BSH Home Appliances for a free inspection and repair.
Manufactured in Germany, the appliances were sold from January 2009 to May 2014 for between $850 and $2,600.
For more information, call BSH Home Appliances Repair Hotline toll-free at 888-965-5813.
Shivvers is recalling its country clipper lawn mowers.
According to the recall, “The gas cap threads do not align with threads of the fuel tanks opening, which can allow fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard.”
The company is offering a free repair of the mowers which were sold from June 2015 to September 2015 for between $4,000 and $6,600, and manufactured in the U.S.
For more information, visit www.countryclipper.com.
Bexco’s Breaking Brackets
Bexco is expanding its recall of its DaVinci brand cribs, which were originally recalled in July 2015.
The reason for the recall is a metal bracket that can break, creating an uneven sleeping surface or a gap in the crib.
The company has received five additional reports of these brackets breaking and detaching, although no injuries have been reported.
As in the previous recall, Bexco is offering a free replacement mattress support which includes replacement brackets.
Manufactured in China, the cribs were sold from May 2012 to December 2013 for between $150 and $250.
For more information, visit www.davincibaby.com.
Calphalon is recalling its pizza wheels due to a laceration hazard as the handle can detach during use.
The company has received 11 incident reports, including 6 reports of finger lacerations, one of which required stiches.
Calphalon is offering a full refund.
Manufactured in China, the pizza cutters were sold from January 2006 to August 2015 for about $15.
For more information, visit www.calphalon.com.
Quick Release Crash Hazard
Thirteen bicycle manufacturers and distributers are recalling bikes with front disc brakes and quick-release levers.
According to the recall, “An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake rotor causing the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.”
About 1.3 million bikes are being recalling, as well as 245,000 that were sold in Canada and about 9,000 in Mexico.
Three incidents have been reported in which the bike’s open quick release lever on the front wheel hub came into contact with the front disc brake assembly, causing the front wheel to stop suddenly or separate from the bike. In one of these incidents, a rider suffered a broken finger, a wrist injury, a shoulder injury, and abrasions.
Consumers should contact the recalling company for a new quick release and free installation.
Manufactured in China, Japan, Poland, Switzerland and Taiwan, the bikes were sold from about 1998 to 2015 for between $200 and $10,000.
For more information, visit the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association Quick Release Recall website at www.quickreleaserecall.com.
Filed Under: Appliance engineering + home automation, Industrial automation, Flanges • supports • mounts • brackets