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Recalls this week: power cords, vacuum cleaners

By The Associated Press
Created: 02/05/2016 3:25 PM

More than 2 million Microsoft power cords that can overheat and emit flames are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include vacuum cleaners with cord plug problems and dive computers that can short-circuit.

MICROSOFT POWER CORDS

DETAILS: Power cords sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 computers. The recalled cords were sold at Microsoft stores, Best Buy, Costco and other stores nationwide and online at www.microsoft.com before March 2015. The recall also involves accessory power supply units that include a power cord sold separately.

WHY: The power cords can overheat, posing fire or shock hazards.

INCIDENTS: 56 reports of cords overheating and emitting flames and five reports of electrical shock.

HOW MANY: About 2.25 million in the U.S. and about 190,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Microsoft at 855-327-7780 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.microsoft.com and click on "Support," then "Surface Support," then "All Surface Support," then see "Power Cords."

DIRT DEVIL VACUUM CLEANERS

DETAILS: Three models of the Dirt Devil Total Pet Cyclonic Upright vacuums with model numbers UD70210, UD70210CA and UD70210RM. The model number and manufacture date code are printed on a silver label on the back side of the vacuum. Only vacuums with the first three digits of the four digit manufacture date code that begin with B14 through I15 are included in the recall. All recalled vacuums were made between February 2014 and September 2015. They were sold at ABC Warehouse, Boardman Furniture, Fred's and Wal-Mart stores nationwide. They were also sold by Dirt Devil via telephone and online.

WHY: The vacuum's electric cord plug prong can detach and remain in the electrical outlet when the vacuum is unplugged. The detached prong can pose an electrical shock hazard if it remains connected with the electrical outlet.

INCIDENTS: 14 reports of a detached prong that remained in an electrical outlet. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 149,000 in the U.S. and about 9,700 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Dirt Devil at 800-373-6290 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit www.dirtdevil.com and click on the "Support" tab at the top page, and then "Recalls."

DIVE COMPUTERS

DETAILS: 2015 models of UWATEC Galileo Luna and Sol dive computers, which are used by underwater divers to measure the depth of a dive. Only dive computers with the following serial numbers are included in the recall. Galileo LUNA dive computers have serial numbers 150422 0058 001 to 150903 0338 005 and Galileo SOL dive computers have serial numbers 150423 0202 001 to 150921 0001 005. The serial number is stamped on the back of the computer and printed on a label on the product packaging. They were sold at authorized Scubapro dealers nationwide from May 2015 through January 2016.

WHY: A short circuit allows the dive computer's screen to freeze or display inaccurate information, posing a risk of serious injury to a diver underwater, including decompression sickness.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of the dive computer screens freezing. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 1,500.

FOR MORE: Call Scubapro at 800-790-3757 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.scubapro.com and click on "Galileo Recall."

ROLLER SHADES

DETAILS: Custom-ordered made-to-measure Serena and SIVOIA QS TRIATHLON roller shades with the following model numbers: QSFRJ-S2A13-B; QSFRJ-S2A13-BN; QSFRJ-S2A13-PS; QSFRJ-S2A13-PSN; SYRJ-S2A13-B; SYRJ-S2A13-BN; SYRJ-S2A13-PS; SYRJ-S2A13-PSN; SMR-S2A13; SMR-S2A13-N. Affected shades have the following date codes: W45 - Y46. They were sold at Home Depot, Lowes, specialty window shading dealers and online at SerenaShades.com from November 2013 through November 2015.

WHY: The window shades can become dislodged from their brackets and fall, posing an impact hazard.

INCIDENTS: 36 reports of incidents of shades falling from mounting brackets. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 30,000 in the U.S. and about 5,000 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Lutron Electronics at 844-478-2033 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.lutron.com/safetynotice .

POWER PACKS

DETAILS: Rockwood portable power packs with lithium ion batteries and cables. They are used to charge a variety of electronic devices and car batteries and have a recessed LED flashlight. The power packs have a black plastic cover with "Rockwood" printed in white on the top. A yellow and white danger label is on the bottom. Item number 30554 is printed on the packaging. They were sold at Eastwood stores in Chicago, Parma, Ohio and Pottstown, Pa., in Eastwood's catalog and online at www.eastwood.com and other websites from January 2015 through October 2015.

WHY: The lithium ion batteries in the power packs can burst during charging, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of the battery packs' lithium ion batteries bursting during charging and emitting black smoke, damaging carpet and leaving a black mark on a wall. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 500.

FOR MORE: Call Eastwood Co. at 800-345-1178 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.eastwood.com and click on "Recall Information" at the bottom of the page.

FAN HEATERS

DETAILS: KUL small, black portable fan heaters. An adhesive label is on the bottom of the heater with model number "KU39229" and "Date: 0515" in the lower right-hand corner. They were sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and online at bedbathandbeyond.com from August 2015 through October 2015.

WHY: The fan heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: Four reports of the fan heaters overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 28,000 in the U.S. and about 260 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call CE North America at 844-645-3208 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to productrecall@cemglobal.com or visit www.cemglobal.com and click on the "Product Recall" link at the bottom of the page.

TOYS

DETAILS: A toy construction vehicle that looks like an excavator. The remote controlled plastic toys are orange with black tires. They have tracking code 90RWE15 marked on the back of the battery compartment. UPC number 00430000549030 can be found on the bottom of the packaging. UPC 00400001622537 can be found on the bottom of the packaging. 6000Kg Peakload, FL-330 Deluxe Crane, and Crane Super Truck are printed on stickers located on the side of the shovel loader.

WHY: The toy truck's remote control can short circuit, causing it to overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: Five reports of the toy's remote control overheating. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 27,000.

FOR MORE: Call Dollar General at 800-678-9258 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, send email to custsv@dollargeneral.com or visit www.dollargeneral.com and click on "Product Recalls" at the bottom of the page under the Help section.

BABY RATTLES

DETAILS: Wedgwood Peter Rabbit decorative baby rattles, which are intended to be used as decoration only. A Peter Rabbit figure and "hop hop hop" underneath are embossed on one end cap and "hop little rabbit" over the Peter Rabbit figure is embossed on the other end cap. They were sold at Bloomingdales, Macy's, and WWRD Outlets and other department stores nationwide and online at www.amazon.com and www.wedgwood.com from April 2015 through December 2015.

WHY: The ball bearings inside each side of the decorative rattle can be released, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: Two reports of ball bearings releasing from the decorative giftware baby rattle. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 670 in the U.S. and 24 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call WWRD at 877-892-9973 anytime or go to www.wedgwood.com and click on "Recall Information."

SKI AND SNOWBOARD HELMETS

DETAILS: Six models of Head ski and snowboard helmets including Agent, Alia, Andor, Arise, Arosa and Avril. They were sold in sizes M/L and XL/XXL in black, blue, green white and yellow, with straps in a variety of colors. Head, the model name, size and "Production Code: Dec. 2014" are printed on stickers that can be found by lifting the lining above the right earpiece. They were sold at specialty ski and snowboard shops and online from throughout 2015.

WHY: The helmets do not comply with the impact requirements of safety standards for helmets, posing a risk of head injury.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 260 in the U.S. and 180 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Head USA at 800-874-3235 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.head.com then click on "Customer Service" and then on "2015 Helmet Recall" for more information.

CHILDREN'S MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

DETAILS: The Green Tones 8-note Monkey Glockenspiel is a children's musical instrument with eight metal bars in multiple colors mounted on a wooden base shaped like a monkey. The bars are individually attached to the base with one screw at each end. The second bar from the top is pink, 3.5 inches long and has a "B'' stamped on it. This is the bar that needs to be replaced. The Green Tones logo is stamped on the back of the glockenspiel and the tracking number HS0178410914 is printed in black at the bottom. They were sold at independent toy and music retailers and online at amazon.com and gogreetones.com from January 2015 through September 2015.

WHY: The pink metal note bar on the glockenspiel may contain excessive levels of lead in the paint, violating the federal lead paint standard. If the paint is scraped off and ingested lead can cause adverse health effects.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 150.

FOR MORE: Call KHS America Green Tones at 800-283-4676 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

(Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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