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Heat & Glo recalled about 7,800 HEAT-N-GLO Gem 36 and Gem 42 gas fireplaces. Gas in the fireplace can accumulate prior to burner ignition, it can cause the...

April 27, 2005
Heat & Glo is recalling about 7,800 HEAT-N-GLO Gem 36 and Gem 42 gas fireplaces. Gas in the fireplace can accumulate prior to burner ignition. When ignition takes place, it can cause the glass window to shatter and create a risk of burns or lacerations from broken glass.

Heat & Glo has received 21 reports of shattered glass, including four minor injuries.

The recall involves all HEAT-N-GLO Gem 36 and Gem 42 direct vent gas fireplaces. The model number is located on the rating plate inside the unit on the base pan in front of the gas control. The rating plate can be accessed by removing the lower grille on the fireplace. This recall also includes Gem 36 fireplaces that recently received a replacement burner assembly.

Dealers and distributors of hearth products nationwide sold the fireplace from July 2002 through April 2005 for between $2,380 and $2,700.

Consumers should stop using the fireplaces immediately and contact Heat & Glo to make arrangements for a free repair. To be sure that no one uses the fireplace by mistake, consumers should shut off the gas supply to the fireplace by removing the lower grille on the fireplace and turning off the ball valve (red lever) on the gas supply line.

Consumer Contact: For assistance in turning off the gas and arranging for a free repair, contact Heat & Glo at (800) 215-5152 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or log on to firms online registration page at www.gem3642.com or www.heatnglo.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



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Sharp TV Recall

Sharp Electronics is recalling about 370,000 27-Inch Sharp televisions. The power button can break allowing objects to be inserted through the opening....

April 21, 2005
Sharp Electronics is recalling about 370,000 27-Inch Sharp televisions. The power button can break allowing objects to be inserted through the opening. Foreign materials such as crayons, metal objects or straws can ignite posing a fire hazard.

Sharp has received 23 reports of fires. One incident is reported to have resulted in $20,000 in property damage. The others resulted in minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled 27-inch Sharp conventional tube televisions include models 27RS50, 27RS100 and CSR5027. The model number can be found on the label on the back of the television.

The recalled televisions were sold at electronics retailers, department stores and mass merchandisers nationwide from March 2001 through February 2005 for about $250.

Consumers should immediately unplug and stop using these recalled televisions and contact Sharp Electronics Corp. for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: Call Sharp Electronics Corp. at (800) 291-4289 anytime or log onto the firms Web site at www.sharpusa.com/tv.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



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Skylighter Musical Flower Birthday Candleholders

Skylighter Musical Flower Birthday Candleholders...

March 15, 2005
Skylighter is recalling its Musical Flower Birthday Candleholder. The center of the candle has an unexpected high flame and the plastic petals could ignite resulting in melting and dripping plastic. The ignited plastic could also spread to nearby combustibles and pose a fire hazard to consumers. The battery contained in the middle of candle could eventually explode.

The candleholder is shaped like a lotus flower. It is plastic and consists of eight small candles that are ignited by a center flame. The small candles open up to resemble a flower blooming. There is a battery inside the center candle that allows it to play the music to Happy Birthday.

Skylighter sold the candles on their Web site only in sets of two for about $6.

Consumers should stop using these candles immediately and contact Skylighter for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Skylighter at (540) 338-3877 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or via e-mail at lwilkinson@skylighter.com.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



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Flashing Pacifiers Recalled

Flashing Pacifiers Recalled...

April 7, 2005
Solar Inc. is recalling its Flashing Pacifier and 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace. The nipple can detach from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The recalled pacifier necklace consists of a 28-inch multicolored cord with a 3-inch plastic pacifier that comes in assorted colors. A hole at the tip of the nipple is used as a blow hole for the whistle. The pacifier handle operates as the on-off button for the flashing light on both pacifiers. Flashing Pacifier or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace is printed on the packaging of the pacifiers.

The pacifiers were sold at small retail stores, distributors, dollar stores and on Solars Web site from January 2004 through February 2005 for about $1.

Consumers should discard the pacifiers or return them to the place where purchased to obtain a refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Solar Inc. toll-free at (800) 837-6527 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



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Sears Table Saw Rip Fence

Sears Table Saw Rip Fence...

April 7, 2005
Sears is recalling about 42,000 Table Saw Rip Fence Assemblies. The rip fence a metal guide that keeps material being sawed from shifting side to side as it passes through the cutting blade can come loose. This could result in kickback of the material being sawed and possible injury to the operator.

There have been 230 reports of the rip fence bracket coming loose. No injuries were reported.

The rip fence on these saws is made of silver extruded aluminum, is 31inches in length, and has an over-locking handle with a black die-cast aluminum head. They were included with Craftsman table saw model number 137.21830.

The units were sold at Sears stores nationwide from August 2002 through November 2004. The cost of complete table saw is about $399, and the cost of the rip fence is about $40.

The firm will provide free replacement parts with instructions to consumers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the Sears Craftsman Helpline at (800) 843-1682 between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).



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