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Recalls: Car charger with spotlight, Nestle frozen pizza sandwich, Kenmore coffeemakers

Car chargers used with spotlights

Company: International Merchandising Service Inc.

Quantity: 210,000.

Why? The car charger is incompatible with the spotlight's battery, which can cause it to overcharge inside of a vehicle and pose a fire or burn hazard.

What models? The 12V DC car charger was sold with the Power Systems Plus/UST 3 Million Candlepower Spotlight with model number HSLR30S. The spotlight is black and blue and has a sticker on each side that reads "3 Million Candle Power." "HSLR30S" is printed on the instruction manual and on the packaging.

Where sold? Sears, K-Mart.

What to do? Call IMS toll-free at 1-866-797-2738, visit, or write to IMS Inc., 1927 W Malvern Ave., Fullerton, CA 92833 ATTN: RECALL PROGRAM.

Frozen stuffed pepperoni pizza sandwich products

Company: Nestle Prepared Foods Co.

Quantity: 215,660 pounds.

Why? The products may contain foreign materials.

What models? The 54-ounce, 12-pack cartons of Hot Pockets pepperoni pizza brand stuffed sandwiches. Printed on the side of each carton is "8157544614D," "EST 7721A," and "BEST BEFORE JAN2010." Each carton bears the USDA mark of inspection.

Where sold? Various stores.

What to do? Call Nestle toll-free at 1-800-350-5016.

Kenmore and Kenmore Elite coffeemakers

Company: Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corp.

Quantity: 145,000.

Why? The wiring in the coffeemaker can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

What models? Twelve-cup Kenmore coffee makers sold in black, white and red with the following model numbers: 100.80006 (black), 100.81006 (white) and 100.82006 (red). The recall also involves 12-cup Kenmore Elite coffeemakers with thermal carafe (model number 100.90007) and 14-cup Kenmore Elite coffeemakers (model number 100.90006). The model number can be found on the bottom of the unit. There is a Kenmore or Kenmore Elite logo on the front bottom of the maker.

Where sold? Sears, Kmart.

What to do? Call Sears toll-free at 1-800-978-7615 or visit or

H20 portable hand held steam cleaners

Company: Thane International Inc.

Quantity: 134,000.

Why? Steam can escape from the handle and trigger of the steam cleaner, posing a burn hazard.

What models? The recalled steam cleaners are white and dark gray with "H20" and "M" printed on them. Model number YQ3888 and the "produce code" are printed on a label on the underside of the units and have "produce codes" from 071025 through 080324.

Where sold? Television infomercials and

What to do? Call Thane toll-free at 1-800-388-4490 or visit

Electrical wire splices

Company: Molex.

Quantity: 53,000.

Why? The splice can fail to hold the wires adequately together, posing a shock and fire hazard.

What models? The splices are yellow insulated vinyl and measure about 1 inch long and a quarter inch wide. They were intended for use with 12-10 AWG wire. 12-10 is stamped on the side of the splices. Model numbers 10-126 or 21-126, and Gardner Bender are printed on the product's packaging. They were sold in packages of 8 or 50.

Where sold? Electrical distributors, hardware stores and home centers.

What to do? Call Gardner Bender toll-free at 1-800-624-4320 or visit

Batteries from radio-controlled helicopters

Company: Hobbico Inc.

Quantity: 11,000.

Why? The rechargeable battery can overheat and catch fire while charging.

What models? Electrifly lithium-polymer batteries (part #GPMP0401) sold individually or with the Heli-Max Axe CP-L radio-controlled helicopter kits. "Electrifly" and "GPMP0401" are printed on the battery.

Where sold? Hobby Stores and online.

What to do? Call Hobbico toll-free at 1-866-462-2426 or visit or to register for the recall.

Taggies Strollin' Along stroller activity bars

Company: International Playthings Inc.

Quantity: 10,000.

Why? The shiny material on the elephant's ear on the activity bar can detach, posing a choking hazard.

What models? The multicolored, fabric and plastic activity bars feature a yellow giraffe, a purple hippo and a blue elephant attached to a 12-inch long elliptical base with straps that attach to a stroller. The Taggies and Earlyears logos are located on woven and satin labels sewn into the seam on the lower left front of the activity bar.

Where sold? Specialty toy stores and the Internet.

What to do? Call International Playthings toll-free at 1-800-445-8347 or visit

Power light modules

Company: GCI Technologies Corp.

Quantity: 7,500.

Why? Internal wiring in the module's circuit boards is incorrectly installed, posing a risk of an electrical fire and burn hazards.

What models? The Gemini brand power light modules used in DJ rack systems, models PL-01 and Pl-02. The model numbers are printed on the front of the module, near the power switch, and have an ETL logo on the back panel.

Where sold? Professional audio stores and dealers.

What to do? Call GCI toll-free at 1-866-449-1200, e-mail [email protected] or visit

Wolf SL carbon fiber bicycle forks

Company: Cervelo SA.

Quantity: 5,800.

Why? The forks steerer can break during normal use, causing the rider to lose control and fall.

What models? The forks have a clear coating over black painted carbon fiber with the words "Wolf Superlite" and related logo just below the crown on each fork leg and the letters "SL" on each leg above the fork blade dropouts. There is a True Temper CRT logo on the inside of both fork legs. The recalled forks could have been included on the following bicycle models: R3, R3 SL, Soloist Carbon, Soloist Carbon SL and certain P3 Carbon framesets and complete bicycles.

Where sold? Independent bicycle retailers.

What to do? Call Cervelo toll-free at 1-866-296-3137 or visit

Light commercial heat recovery ventilators

Company: Venmar CES Inc.

Quantity: 3,400.

Why? The motors in these units can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

What models? Flair, 150/300 Compact and 300/600 Compact; Venmar, 6LC, HRV600i, 12LC, HRV1200i; PrepAir, PrepAir600i, PrepAir1200i; vanEE, 6LC and 12LC; Carrier, 62AA-064-101XX and 62AA-127-101XX; York, VIXRDXXA01; Heil, VRC 300 Compact and VRC 600 Compact; Aston, HRV600i and HRV1200i; Broan, HRV650 and HRVl150; Venmate, 600H and 1200H. The "X" in the model number can be either a letter or a number. The model number is written on a silver or black label on the outside panel.

Where sold? Heating, plumbing and building supply distributors.

What to do? Call Venmar toll-free at 1-866-698-6283 or visit

Flame weeders

Company: Gardener's Supply Co.

Quantity: 2,000.

Why? The two-piece brass control valve can separate between the flame weeder and the propane tank and allow propane to leak.

What models? The weeders have a long silver colored metal tube with a blue plastic handle which is attached by a two-piece brass valve to a 1-pound propane tank.

Where sold? Gardener's Supply catalog and at

What to do? Call Gardener's toll-free at 1-800-876-5520 or visit

Amsterdam bicycles

Company: Electra Bicycle Co.

Quantity: 1,500.

Why? The interior alignment tabs of the bicycle's chainguard can be pushed against the chain causing it to derail.

What models? Some Amsterdam model bicycles in the Classic 3, Original 3, Royal 8 and Sport 3 styles. The bicycles have an enclosed chainguard. "Electra" and "Amsterdam" are printed on the bicycle's frame and/or chainguard. The frame number is located on the underside of the bottom bracket.

Where sold? Authorized Electra Bicycle dealers.

What to do? Call Electra toll-free at 1-800-261-1644 or visit

Recalls: Car charger with spotlight, Nestle frozen pizza sandwich, Kenmore coffeemakers 08/29/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:33pm]
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