The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Ceiling-Mounted Light Fixtures imported by Dolan Northwest LLC of Seattle, Wash., doing business as Seattle Lighting, Globe Lighting, Builders Lighting and Destination Lighting; manufactured by Dongguan Young Long Electric Co. Ltd. in China; sold at Builders Lighting, Globe Lighting, Seattle Lighting and online at DestinationLighting.com from September 2008 through September 2009. The round ceiling-mounted light fixtures come in a satin nickel or bronze color with a domed alabaster glass shade. The light fixture is 14 inches in diameter and 5.5 inches high and has two sockets marked “BO AN” that take 75 watt bulbs. The brand name and model number are on the inside of the fixture pan.
WHY: The fixture’s socket wire insulation can degrade and lead to charged wires becoming exposed and cause electricity to pass to the metal canopy of the fixture, posing fire and electric shock hazards to consumers.
INCIDENTS: The firm has received two reports of defective fixtures which resulted in the home’s Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) tripping. No injuries have been reported.
HOW MANY: About 8,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Dolan Northwest LLC at 888-213-5758 Monday through Friday, from 12 to 8 p.m. EST, or visit the firm’s websites online at http://www.seattlelighting.com , http://www.globelighting.com , http://www.builderslighting.com or http://www.destinationlighting.com .
LAWN MOWER ENGINES
DETAILS: Lawn Mower Engines manufactured by Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sold at authorized Kawasaki small engine dealers and lawn and garden equipment retailers nationwide from October 2011 to August 2012. The Kawasaki FH, FR, FS and FX series engines are used in riding and wide-area, walk-behind lawnmowers made and sold under the following brand names: Ariens, Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog, Bob-Cat, Bush Hog, Country Clipper, Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper, Dixon, DR Power Equipment, Encore, Exmark, Ferris, Gravely, Hustler, Husqvarna, Land Pride, SCAG, Simplicity, Snapper Pro, Tiger Corp, Toro, Worldlawn and Woods. Engines may also have been bought separately and used in other lawn mowers. The engines are 13- to 36-horsepower, air-cooled, V-twin engines. “Kawasaki” and the model number are printed on the top of all of the engines. In addition, the spec and serial numbers are printed on a label on one side of the engine. They were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Kawasaki Motors has received 110 reports of fuel leaks. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 210,000.
FOR MORE: Contact Kawasaki Motors at 866-836-4463 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm’s website online at http://kawpower.com .
FUEL FILTERS AND TUNE-UP KITS
DETAILS: Fuel Filters and Tune-Up Kits with Fuel Filters manufactured by Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sold at Kawasaki dealers nationwide between August 2011 and August 2012. The fuel filters are white, translucent plastic and attach to the fuel tubes on Kawasaki lawn mowers and utility vehicle engines. The filters were sold separately and as part of engine tune-up kits. “VISU Filter” and a manufacturing date code number are on the top of the filter. The tune-up kits say “Kawasaki Engine Tune-Up Kit” on the box. A part number is located on the top of the box. They were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The fuel filter can leak, posing a fire hazard.
INCIDENTS: Kawasaki has received 110 reports of fuel leaks in lawn mowers, including two reports of leaks from replacement filters. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 55,000 filters and about 1,200 tune-up kits.
FOR MORE: Contact Kawasaki Motors at 866-836-4463 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm’s website at http://kawpower.com .
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