April 3, 2008
A.O. Smith is recalling natural and propane gas water heaters.
The water heater's flue gas temperatures can exceed safe limits and produce excessive temperatures in the venting unit, posing a fire hazard. Also, the water heater's exhaust can leak into the surrounding room, posing a carbon monoxide hazard.
This recall involves 75 gallon natural and propane gas water heaters. 'A.O. Smith' or 'State' is printed on the side of the unit. A.O. Smith and State model and serial numbers included in this recall are listed in the chart below. Model and serial numbers are printed on the water heater's rating plate.
|Brand Name||Model Number||Serial Number Ranges|
|A.O. Smith||FCG-75 300||L07A071460 through|
|State||GS6 75 XRR S|
|GS6 75 CRR S|
The units were sold by independent contractors and plumbers nationwide from November 2007 through January 2008 for between $1,000 and $2,500. They were made in the United States.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water heater and contact A.O. Smith to arrange for a free repair.
For additional information, contact A.O. Smith toll-free at (866) 880-4661 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hotwater.com
Imaginarium Activity Centers sold at Toys 'R' Us are being recalled. Small parts on the toys can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Toys 'R' Us has received 12 reports of small parts detaching from activity centers. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the Imaginarium Multi-Sided and Jungle activity centers. The multi-sided activity center has moveable block letters, clock face, sliding shapes and gears. The jungle activity centers have peg jumping monkeys, sliding fish, abacus beads, bead mazes and other animal-themed activities.
'Imaginarium' and the name of the activity center are printed on the packaging. Item numbers 69042 (multi-sided) and 69083 (jungle) are printed on the back of the box, near the bar code.
The toys were sold at Toys 'R' Us stores nationwide and www.toysrus.com from August 2007 through February 2008 for between $20 and $50. They were made in China.
Consumers should immediately take the activity centers from children and return the toys to the nearest Toys 'R' Us for a refund or store credit. Consumers can go to www.toysrus.com/safety/safetyFAQ.cfm for more information.
For additional information, contact Toys 'R' Us at (800) 869-7787 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.toysrus.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
A.O. Smith is recalling natural and propane gas water heaters. The water heater's flue gas temperatures can exceed safe limits and produce excessive temper...