RECALLS THIS WEEK: Snowmobiles, Step Ladders, Generators, and Other Product Recalls

By David M. Kinchen
RECALLS THIS WEEK: Snowmobiles, Step Ladders, Generators, and Other Product Recalls

Arctic Cat Inc. is recalling snowmobiles sold nationwide from June 2009 to
January 2011. The front lower suspension arm can crack during use which
could lead to loss of control, posing a risk of severe injury or death.


This recall involves all 2010 Arctic Cat Z1, TZ1, F, Bearcat, M, and CF
model snowmobiles. The model name is indicated on the side of vehicle, in
the registration materials and owner's manual.


Consumers should contact their local Arctic Cat snowmobile dealer to
schedule a free repair.


Consumers can also contact Arctic Cat at (800) 279-6851 between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.arctic-cat.com. More info at
www.recalls.org.


STEP LADDERS

Cinmar LLC dba Frontgate is recalling Frontgate Closet Ladders sold
nationwide from December 2005 to July 2010. The ladders can unexpectedly
break, posing a fall hazard.


This recall involves Frontgate foldaway closet two- and three-step ladders.
Catalog item numbers included in the recall are 11998 for the two-step and
11675, 11975, 30269, 37935 and 40645 for the three-step ladder.


Consumers should contact Frontgate at (888) 298-4651 between 7 a.m. and 6
p.m CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.regcen.com/frontgateladder for
instructions on how to receive a merchandise credit. More info at
www.recalls.org.


GENERATORS

Husqvarna Professional Products Inc. is recalling Poulan Pro Generators sold
nationwide from July 2010 to September 2010. The carburetor can fail
allowing gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard.


This recall involves gas-powered Poulan Pro Generators designed for
residential use. Models included in the recall are: PP4300, PP6600, PP6600E
and PP7600E, all serial numbers. The generator's model number can be found
on the front of the fuel tank on the Serial Number Plate.


Consumers should contact Husqvarna at (877) 257-6921 between 8 a.m. and 6
p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visitwww.husqvarna.us/december2010Alert to
arrange a free repair. More info at www.recalls.org.


IKEA GLASS MUGS

IKEA Home Furnishings is recalling RUND clear glass mugs sold nationwide and
in Canada from October 2009 to March 2010. The inner walls of the
double-walled glasses can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.


This recall involves RUND clear glass mugs sold in sizes 4cl, 21cl and 40cl.
The mug is handmade of double-walled glass. "Hand Made Quality" is printed
on a small transparent sticker on the side of the mug. Article numbers and
supplier numbers can be found at www.recalls.org.


Consumers should bring the mugs back to any IKEA store for a full refund.


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


FOOD DEHYDRATOR

NESCO American Harvest is recalling NESCO American Harvest Gardenmaster Food
Dehydrator sold nationwide from July 2009 to January 2011. A defective
capacitor in the electronic control module can overheat, posing a smoke and
fire hazard.


The recalled product includes a base with stackable trays to place food. The
top of the unit houses the electronic control module. Model number FD-1020
and production date codes: 09E 0610; 09E 0624; and 09E 0903 are molded into
the underside of the dehydrator's electronic control module.


Consumers should contact NESCO at (800) 726-4457 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
CT Monday through Friday or visit www.nesco.com for instructions on how to
receive a free electronic control module. More info at www.recalls.org.


PROPANE GAS

Aux Sable Liquid Products is recalling Propane (LP) Gas sold in portable
cylinders and delivered to storage tanks sold in Connecticut, Delaware,
Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia from
February 25, 2010 to September 30, 2010. Some of this propane does not have
sufficient levels of the odorant that is added to propane to help alert
consumers to a gas leak. Failure to detect leaking gas can present fire,
explosion and thermal burn hazards.


This recall involves odorized propane gas delivered for storage tanks or
sold in portable cylinders between February 25, 2010 and September 30, 2010.


Consumers should contact Aux Sable at (866) 473-7612 any time or visit
www.PropaneGasAlert.com to arrange for a free inspection. More info at
www.recalls.org


POOL VACUUM SYSTEMS

Vacless Systems Inc. is recalling Pool Safety Vacuum Release System sold
nationwide from July 2010 to September 2010. Improper plastic material found
inside the recalled product has been attributed to vacuum release failures
which create an entrapment hazard.


The recalled product is a black plastic device that screws into the drain
hole of a swimming pool or spa circulation pump. The recalled product has
model number SVRS10ADJ and only involves serial numbers found at
www.recalls.org.


Consumers should contact Vacless Systems Inc. at (818) 899-1755 between 8
a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.vacless.com to
implement the Vacless SVRS repair and testing procedure and to receive a
replacement unit for installation. More info at www.recalls.org.


LED LAMPS

Eco-Story is recalling LED Lamps sold to primarily restaurants from December
2007 to August 2010. When used without a Class II transformer, the lamp can
overheat, posing a fire hazard.


This recall involves the LED 12-volt lamps with UL number E316865. The UL
number is found on a label located at the base of each lamp.


Commercial locations contact Eco-Story at (207) 774-9889 collect or visit
www.eco-story.com for a free replacement lamp. More info at
www.recalls.org.


SOLAR INVERTERS

Xantrex Technology Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric Schneider
Electric, is recalling Xantrex Grid Tie Solar Inverters sold nationwide and
in Canada from September 2005 to January 2011. A component of the inverter
can degrade, causing out gassing within the wiring compartment of the
inverter. When arcing occurs, gasses could build and force the compartment
cover to be blown off. If the cover is blown off with sufficient force it
can injure the user or person, or cause damage to property in close
proximity to the inverter.


The recalled inverter converts solar photovoltaic voltages into utility grid
voltages; allowing the owner to feed power into the electrical grid. These
products were sold under the Xantrex, Sunpower, and General Electric brands.
The brand name is printed on the front of the unit. Affected part numbers
can be found at www.recalls.org.


Consumers should immediately contact their authorized dealer to set up an
appointment to get a free repair of the inverter.


Consumers can also contact Xantrex Technology at (800) 714-7176 between 8:30
a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. More info at www.recalls.org.
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