RECALLS THIS WEEK: Battery Packs for Notebooks, LED Lightbulbs, and Other Product Recalls

Special to HNN from a Provided Press Release

Lenovo is recalling ThinkPad notebook computer battery packs sold nationwide and in Canada from October 2010 to April 2011. The battery packs can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves Lenovo battery packs sold with the following ThinkPad notebook computers: the Edge 11, 13 and 14 series, the T410, T420, T510 and W510 series, and the X100e, X120e, X200, X201 and X201s series. Recalled battery packs have one of the following part numbers starting with the fourth digit in a long series of numbers and letters printed on a white sticker below the bar code on the battery pack: 42T4695, 42T4711, 42T4798, 42T4804, 42T4812, 42T4822, 42T4828, 42T4834, 42T4840 and 42T4890.

Consumers should contact Lenovo at (800) 426-7378 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.lenovo.com for a free replacement battery pack.  More info at www.recalls.org.

LED LIGHT BULBS

SATCO Products is recalling KolourOne Brand Panel Array 2.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR LED Light Bulbs sold nationwide and in Canada from December 2012 to February 2014. The metal housing/lens assembly can separate from the bulb’s base and fall. This poses a risk of injury from impact.

This recall involves SATCO KolourOne brand Panel Array 2.0 and DUO 2.0 PAR 30 and 38 LED light bulbs. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org.

Consumers can contact SATCO Products at (888) 770-7125 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.satco.com for free replacement bulbs. More info at www.recalls.org.

SOLAR PANELS

Centex Homes is recalling SolarSave® roof panels installed nationwide because of fire hazard.

This recall involves Open Energy 34 watt (OE-34) Solar Panel energy systems sold under the brand name Open Energy SolarSave Roofing Tiles. This recall involves all brown, terracotta and gray OE-34 SolarSave roof tiles installed on new homes sold by Centex Homes (“Centex”).

Centex has contacted directly customers impacted by the recall and performed free installations of new solar panels. Owners of homes with qualifying solar energy systems who have not been contacted by the company should contact Centex at  www.Centex.com, send an email to NorCalSolar@Centex.com or send a fax to (800) 917-2201 to schedule the installation of free replacement panels. More info at www.recalls.org.

LED CLAMP LIGHTS

Ace Hardware is recalling Ace Clamp-On LED Work Lights sold nationwide from September 2013 to December 2013. The cord bushing inside the light base could fail, allowing the cord wiring to pull out of the base, exposing bare wire and presenting a shock and fire hazard.

This recall includes the Ace Clamp-On LED Work Light measuring 3 inches wide by 2.5 inches deep and 2.25 inches high. The recalled units are stamped with the model number “DC004” and date code “08/13” on the back of the light base.

Consumers should return the lights to the local Ace Hardware store for a full refund.

Consumers can also contact Ace Hardware at (888) 827-4223 anytime or email carecenter@acehardware.com or online at www.acehardware.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

DOLLS SOLD AT WAL-MART

Wal-Mart is recalling My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Baby Dolls exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide from August 2012 to March 2014. The circuit board in the chest of the doll can overheat, causing the surface of the doll to get hot, posing a burn hazard.

The My Sweet Love / My Sweet Baby electronic baby doll comes in pink floral clothing and matching knit hat. “My Sweet Baby” is printed on the front of the clear plastic and cardboard packaging. The doll is identified by UPC 6-04576-16800-5 and a date code which begins with WM. The date code is printed on the stuffed article label sewn into the bottom of the doll.

Consumers should return the doll to any Walmart store for a full refund.

Consumers can also contact Wal-Mart Stores at (800) 925-6278 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT on Saturday, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.walmart.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

BED CANOPIES

IKEA is recalling Children’s bed canopies sold exclusively at IKEA stores nationwide and in Canada from August 1996 to March 2014. An infant or young child can get entangled at the neck in the canopy’s fabric, posing a strangulation hazard.

This recall involves IKEA children’s bed canopies. The canopies are made out of mesh fabric and hang from the ceiling onto a child’s crib or bed. A complete list can be found at www.recalls.org.

Consumers should return the canopies to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Consumers can also contact IKEA at (888) 966-4532 anytime or online at www.ikea-usa.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

WOODEN TOYS

Minga Fair Trade Imports is recalling Wooden flipping acrobat toys sold nationwide from September 2008 to May 2013. The paint on the wooden flipping acrobat toys contains excessive levels of lead.

The recalled flipping acrobat toys are made of painted wood and are 8.5 inches tall. The toys consist of two rectangular wooden sticks connected by a wood crosspiece near one end and a coyote, super hero, woodpecker or yellow bird wooden cartoon character suspended by nylon string at the other end.

Consumers should return the toys to Minga Fair Trade Imports for a full refund or credit towards a replacement product.

Consumers can contact Minga Fair Trade Imports at (855) 738-5260 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.mingaimports.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

STUFFED TOYS

Ganz is recalling three styles of Plush Grumpy Cat stuffed animal toys sold nationwide from December 2013 to January 2014. The stuffed animals’ eyes can detach, posing a choking hazard.

This recall involves an 8-inch Grumpy Cat in laying position, a 5-inch long sitting Grumpy Cat and a 4-inch Grumpy Cat key clip. The recalled toys have batch numbers 86754 or 224861, and model numbers printed on the sewn-in label located near the tail of the cat.  Model numbers can be found at www.recalls.org.

Consumers should contact Ganz at (800) 724-5902 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.Ganz.com for a free replacement. More info at www.recalls.org.

BABY TOYS

Vera Bradley is recalling Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny Stuffed Toys sold nationwide from September 2012 to January 2014. The pom-pom tail can detach from the body of the bear rattle and the bunny, posing a choking hazard.

This recall involves all Vera Bradley Bear Ring Rattles and Bunny stuffed animal toys.  Serial numbers can be found at www.recalls.org.

Consumers should return the toys to Vera Bradley for a full refund.

Consumers can contact Vera Bradley at (888) 855-8372 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 8:30 am to 5 pm ET Saturday and Sunday or visit www.verabradley.com. More info at www.recalls.org.

CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Schneider Electric is recalling Square D branded, molded case F and K frame circuit breakers sold nationwide from May 2013 to June 2013. The circuit breaker can fail to trip when an overload occurs, posing the risk of fire, burn and electric shock.

This recall involves Square D brand models FA, FH, FI and FY one-, two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 15 to 100 amps, and model KI two- and three-pole circuit breakers rated 110 to 250 amps.

Consumers with uninstalled products will receive a replacement. Installed products will be replaced at no charge to the customer with an allowance of up to $300 per site to cover labor costs.

Consumers can contact Schneider Electric USA at (800) 634-8730 anytime or visit  www.schneider-electric.us. More info at www.recalls.org.

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