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Home Depot Failed to Pull more than Two Dozen Recalled Products from Shelves

Home Depot Failed to Pull more than Two Dozen Recalled Products from Shelves

Government safety officials said today that home improvement retailer Home Depot continued to sell 28 different products that posed hazards to consumers after recalls were announced.

According to a release by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Home Depot sold 28 products that were recalled between 2012 and 2015, including products consumers depend upon for safety such as smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. The recall involves about 2,310 units, 1,300 sold by Home Depot directly to consumers and the remaining 1,010 units sent by the company to salvagers or recyclers who may have sold them to consumers.

Federal law prohibits selling consumer products that are subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Home Depot and the Commission warn consumers not to use these recalled products.

If a consumer possesses recalled products from the list below, they should immediately contact the recalling firm to receive the refund, replacement or repair listed in the recall.

CE Tech 1,000 Ft. Riser Cable

CE Tech 1,000 Ft. Riser Cable

Recall Date: April 9, 2013

Original Sale Dates: January 2013 through February 2013

Press Release #: 13-163

Hazard: The riser cable does not meet fire resistance standards for riser cable, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Home Depot at 800-394-7519 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

 

Cordelia Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop LightsCordelia Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights

Recall Date: May 22, 2014

Original Sale Dates: August 2013 through March 2014

Press Release #: 14-190

Hazard: The lamp sockets can allow loose connections, posing a risk of an electrical arc and fire.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Cordelia Lighting at 800-345-0542, extension 3001, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

 

Easy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series Step StoolsEasy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series Step Stools

Recall Date: October 25, 2012

Original Sale Dates: April 2012 through August 2012

Press Release #: 13-020

Hazard: The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Tricam Industries toll-free at 855-336-0360 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or www.gorillaladders.net, then click on Recall for more information.

 

Fiskars Bypass Lopper ShearsFiskars Bypass Lopper Shears

Recall Date:  October 8, 2014

Original Sale Dates: May 2011 through June 2014

Press Release #: 15-003

Hazard: The lopper handles can break when attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury and laceration.

Remedy: Replace

Contact: Fiskars toll-free at 855-544-0151 anytime or visit Fiskars’ website at http://www.fiskars.com and click on “Product Notifications” for more information.

 

Genie Garage Door OpenersGenie Garage Door Openers

Recall Date:  February 25, 2014

Original Sales Dates: August 2011 through October 2012

Press Release #: 14-114

Hazard: The control board can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Contact: Genie toll-free at (800) 488-9918 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.geniecompany.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.

 

Harris Products Group and Lincoln Electric Welding Torch HandlesHarris Products Group and Lincoln Electric Welding Torch Handles

Recall Date: July 31, 2014

Original Sale Dates: December 2013 through May 2014

Press Release #: 14-243

Hazard: The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Contact: Harris Products Group at 800-447-6906 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.harrisproductsgroup.com and click on Recall for more information.

 

HeathCo Motion-Activated Outdoor LightsHeathCo Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights

Recall Date: October 30, 2013

Original Sale Dates: December 2006 through July 2013

Press Release #: 14-009

Hazard: The internal fixture wiring can energize the entire surface and fittings of the fixture, posing an electrical shock hazard.

Remedy: Replace

Contact: HeathCo toll-free 855-704-5438 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email [email protected]  or online at www.heath-zenith.com and click on Recall Announcements at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Homelite Electric Blower VacuumsHomelite Electric Blower Vacuums

Recall Date: February 21, 2013

Original Sale Dates: February 2012 through December 2012

Press Release #: 13-122

Hazard: Objects that are drawn into the unit during vacuum mode can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Homelite Consumer Products at 800-597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homelite.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

 

Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums

Recall Date: April 16, 2015

Original Sale Dates: January 2010 through March 2015

Press Release #: 15-111

Hazard: The blower vacuum can overheat, spark and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Homelite Consumer Products at 800-597-9624 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homelite.com and click on Safety Notices for more information.

 

Kidde Disposable Plastic Fire ExtinguishersKidde Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers

Recall Date: February 12, 2015

Original Sale Dates: August 2013 through November 2014

Press Release #: 15-079

Hazard: A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.

Remedy: Replace

Contact: Kidde toll-free at 855-283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.

 

Kidde Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO AlarmsKidde Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms

Recall Date: September 11, 2014

Original Sale Dates: January 2014 through July 2014

Press Release #: 14-275

Hazard: The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.

Remedy: Replace

Contact: Kidde toll-free at 844-553-9011 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.kidde.com and click on Recalls for more information.

 

Legrand Under-Cabinet Power StripsLegrand Under-Cabinet Power Strips

Recall Date: September 6, 2012

Original Sale Dates: February 2011 to August 2012

Press Release #: 12-274

Hazard: The electrical wires are reversed on the receptacles on the power strips, posing a risk of electrical shock.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Contact: Legrand Wiremold toll-free at 800-617-1768 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at http://www.legrand.us/product-recalls.aspx for more information.

 

Legrand Under-Cabinet Power Strips

Recall Date: May 15, 2014

Original Sale Dates: February 2011 to April 2014

Press Release #: 14-178, 12-274

Hazard: The internal electrical connections of the power strips are substandard, posing risks of overheating and fire.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Legrand Wiremold toll-free at (855) 692-4620 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at http://www.legrand.us/product-recalls.aspx for more information.

 

LG Electric RangesLG Electric Ranges

Recall Date: November 8, 2012

Original Sale Dates: January 2006 to June 2010

Press Release #: 13-031

Hazard: Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Contact: LG toll-free at (855) 400-4638, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, or www.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices for more information.

 

LG Top-Loading Washing MachinesLG Top-Loading Washing Machines

Recall Date: December 18, 2012

Original Sale Dates: April 2010 to December 2012

Press Release #: 13-073

Hazard: An unbalanced load can cause the washing machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose during use, posing a risk of injury to consumers and property damage to the surrounding area.

Remedy: Repair

Contact: LG toll-free at (855) 400-4639, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT Saturday, or www.lg.com/us and click on Public Notices for more information.

 

Lithonia Quantum® ELM and ELM2 Two-Light Emergency Lighting FixturesLithonia Quantum® ELM and ELM2 Two-Light Emergency Lighting Fixtures

Recall Date: May 28, 2014

Original Sale Dates: March 2010 through February 2014

Press Release #: 14-194

Hazard: The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Contact: Lithonia Lighting toll-free at 888-615-4501 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lithonia.com and click on “Quantum® ELM/ELM2 Recall Information” on the bottom of the page for more information.

 

MAT Industries HDX™ and Powermate® Two-Gallon Air CompressorsMAT Industries HDX™ and Powermate® Two-Gallon Air Compressors

Recall Date: February 12, 2014

Original Sale Dates: June 2010 through October 2013

Press Release #: 14-105

Hazard: The terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair

Contact: MAT Industries toll-free at 855-922-2300 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information or at www.powermate.com and click on Air Compressors, then VSP0000201.

 

Mohawk Altitude Gold Shag RugsMohawk Altitude Gold Shag Rugs

Recall Date: November 19, 2014

Original Sale Dates: August 2013 through September 2014

Press Release #: 15-031

Hazard: The large rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. The small rugs fail to meet federal labeling requirements.

Remedy: Refund for large rugs or warning label to be affixed to the underside of the small rugs.

Contact: Mohawk toll-free at 877-737-8343 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.mohawkflooring.com and click on “Safety Recall” in the “Customer Care” section at the bottom of the page.

 

Nest Protect Smoke + CO AlarmsNest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms

Recall Date: May 21, 2014

Original Sale Dates: November 15, 2013 to April 3, 2014

Press Release #: 14-187

Hazard: Activity near the product during a fire can prevent the alarm from immediately sounding when the Nest Wave feature is enabled.

Remedy: Repair, Refund

Contact: Nest Labs at 800-249-4280 anytime or online at www.nest.com and click on Nest Protect Safety Notice for more information.

 

Nourison I-CANDI Collection Polyester Shag RugsNourison I-CANDI Collection Polyester Shag Rugs

Recall Date: May 23, 2013

Original Sale Dates: September 2012

Press Release #: 13-198

Hazard: The rugs fail to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund, Replace

Contact: Nourison at 800-223-1110 ext. 2358 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.nourison.com, then click on Recall Information at the bottom of the page for more information.

 

Pramac America Powermate Sx 5500 Portable GeneratorsPramac America Powermate Sx 5500 Portable Generators

Recall Date: November 13, 2012

Original Sale Dates: February 2012 through August 2012

Press Release #: 13-036

Hazard: The fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Contact: Pramac America LLC at 800-445-1805 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or www.powermate.com and click on the Generator tab and then the Expert Advice followed by the Service Notification link for more information.

 

RSI Glacier Bay® Bathroom Medicine CabinetsRSI Glacier Bay® Bathroom Medicine Cabinets

Recall Date: January 16, 2014

Original Sale Dates: August 2013 through October 2013

Press Release #: 14-082

Hazard: The mirror or its back panel can separate and fall out, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: RSI toll-free at 888-774-8062 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls or e-mail [email protected] for more information.

 

Soleil Portable Fan HeatersSoleil Portable Fan Heaters

Recall Date: July 25, 2013

Original Sale Dates: September 2012 through May 2013

Press Release #: 13-249

Hazard: The portable fans plastic housing can melt, deform and catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Home Depot toll-free at 877-527-0313 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET any day, or online at www.homedepot.com and click on Product Recalls for more information.

 

SoleusAir Dehumidifiers by Gree Electric AppliancesSoleusAir Dehumidifiers by Gree Electric Appliances

Recall Date:  May 15, 2014

Original Sales Dates: January 2005 through August 2013

Press Release #: 14-179

Hazard: The dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.greeusa.com and click on Recall for more information.

 

Vornado Air Electric Space HeatersVornado Air Electric Space Heaters

Recall Date: August 14, 2014

Original Sale Dates: June 2013 through May 2014

Press Release #: 14-256

Hazard: The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Replace

Contact: Vornado toll-free at 844-205-7978 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.vornado.com and click on the recall graphic in the lower right corner of the homepage for more information.

 

Waterloo Industries Husky® Securelock Vertical Bike HooksWaterloo Industries Husky® Securelock Vertical Bike Hooks

Recall Date: April 15, 2015

Original Sale Dates: April 2011 to March 2015

Press Release #: 15-110

Hazard: The mounted bike hooks can unexpectedly detach, allowing the bike to fall. This poses a risk of injury to bystanders.

Remedy: Refund

Contact: Waterloo Industries at 800-833-8851 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.homedepot.com and click on “product recalls” for more information.

 

Westinghouse Lighting Glass Shade HoldersWestinghouse Lighting Glass Shade Holders

Recall Date: March 12, 2015

Original Sale Dates: August 2014 through January 2015

Press Release #: 15-098

Hazard: The pull chain switch on the glass shade holder is incorrectly wired, posing a shock hazard to the consumer.

Remedy: Replace

Contact: Westinghouse Lighting toll-free at 888-417-6222 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.westinghouselighting.com and click on the safety notice at the top of the page for more information.

 

Wing Enterprises Switch-It Stepladder/StepstoolsWing Enterprises Switch-It Stepladder / Stepstools

Recall Date: December 11, 2012

Original Sale Dates: August 2012 to October 2012

Press Release #: 13-063

Hazard: When extended, the inner side rails can separate from the outer side rails causing the user to fall.

Remedy: Replace

Contact: Wing Enterprises Inc. toll-free at 855-595-3378 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or online at www.littlegiantladders.com/switch-it-recall for more information.

 

Feature Photo Credit: Coolcaesar at the English language Wikipedia

 

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