The following recall has been announced:
DETAILS: Egg Incubators manufactured by Brower Division of Hawkeye Steel Products Inc. of Houghton, Iowa; sold at Mills Fleet Farm, Stromberg’s Chick and Gamebirds Unlimited and other farm supply retailers from January 2009 to September 2010. The round, light gray plastic egg incubator has a clear plastic top used to hatch many different types of eggs. The incubator is 18 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. It has two main components: a tray and a base. A crank arm and a turner motor are located in the base. The crank arm snaps into place on the turner motor. The motor turns the crank arm which, in turn, rotates the tray. The clear plastic top has an engraving which says “THIS SIDE UP.” The model number is located on the side of the packaging box. The egg incubators were manufactured in the United States.
WHY: The base can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.
INCIDENTS: Brower received three reports of fires, all of which resulted in property damage. No injuries reported.
HOW MANY: About 2,500.
FOR MORE: Contact Brower at 800-553-1791 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, or visit the firm’s website at http://www.browerequip.com/recall.pdf .
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