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Recalls affect several consumer products

Coffee makers

Sears, Roebuck and Co. is recalling Kenmore and Kenmore Elite Coffee Makers

sold nationwide from August 2007 to April 2008. The wiring in the coffee

maker can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

This recall involves 12-cup Kenmore coffee makers sold in black, white, and

red with the following model numbers: 100.80006 (black), 100.81006 (white),

and 100.82006 (red). The recall also involves 12-cup Kenmore Elite coffee

makers with thermal carafe (model number 100.90007) and 14-cup Kenmore Elite

coffee makers (model number 100.90006). The model number can be found on the

bottom of the unit. There is a Kenmore or Kenmore Elite logo on the front

bottom of the maker.

Consumers should take the coffee makers to their nearest Sears or Kmart

store to obtain a free replacement coffee maker.

Consumers can also contact Sears at (800) 978-7615 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.

CT Monday through Saturday, or visit,, or

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Car chargers

IMS is recalling Car Chargers Used with Power System Plus 3 Million

Candlepower Spotlights sold nationwide at Sears and K-Mart stores from

October 2007 to June 2008. The car charger is incompatible with the

spotlight's battery, which can cause it to overcharge inside of a vehicle

and pose a fire or burn hazard.

The recalled 12V DC car charger was sold with the Power Systems Plus/UST 3

Million Candlepower Spotlight with model number HSLR30S. The spotlight is

black and blue and has a sticker on each side that reads "3 Million Candle

Power." "HSLR30S" is printed on the instruction manual and on the packaging.

Consumers should contact IMS at (866) 797-2738 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT

Monday through Friday for information on how to receive a free replacement

car charger or visit More info at

Stroller activity bars

International Playthings Inc. is recalling Taggies™ Strollin' Along Stroller

Activity Bars sold nationwide from February 2007 to July 2008. The shiny

material on the elephant's ear on the activity bar can detach, posing a

choking hazard.

This recall involves the Taggies™ Strollin' Along stroller activity bars.

The multicolored, fabric, and plastic activity bars feature a yellow

giraffe, a purple hippo and a blue elephant attached to a 12" long

elliptical base with straps that attach to a stroller. The Taggies™ and

Earlyears® logos are located on woven and satin labels sewn into the seam on

the lower left front of the activity bar.

Consumers should contact International Playthings at (800) 445-8347 for a

free replacement toy or visit More info


AC/Heat pumps

Goodman Company L.P. is recalling Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat

Pump (PTAC) Units sold nationwide from February 2007 to June 2008. The PTAC'

s power cords can overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard.

The recall includes 5.0 kW Amana-brand and Energy Knight-brand PTAC units

with model numbers PTC-xxxx-50xx and EKT-xxxx-50x and serial numbers

0702112056 through 0804237539. The model and serial numbers are located on

the control board plate found under the PTAC unit's front cover.

Consumers should contact Goodman at (800) 366-0339 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

CT Monday through Friday to receive a free replacement power cord or visit More info at

Indoor lighting fixtures

Lithonia Lighting is recalling Indoor Lighting Fixtures sold nationwide from

January 2007 to May 2008. The glass reflector can separate from the fixture

and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers below the fixture.

The recall involves the Hi-Bay Indoor High-Intensity Discharge (HID)

Fixtures, model numbers PG16A and PG21A. The fixture is intended for

high-mounting heights (at least 20 feet above floor level) and is used in

retail, warehouse and heavy manufacturing locations. The fixture's housing

is made of die-cast aluminum.

Consumers should contact Lithonia Lighting at (800) 315-4963 between 8 a.m.

and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to arrange for a free replacement or

visit More info at


GIA Instruments is recalling Illuminator Polariscopes 415000 and 415 sold

nationwide from January 1996 to June 2007. The polariscopes can have a

ground wire missing, posing a risk of electrical shock.

The recalled polariscopes are white in color with model number 415000 or 415

printed on the underside of the instrument. A polariscope is an instrument

used by gemologists to assist in gem identification.

Consumers should contact GIA Instruments at (800) 421-8161 between 8 a.m.

and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday to schedule a free retrofit of the

Polariscope with a ground wire or visit More info at

Buggy strollers

Regal Lager is recalling Phil & Teds e3 Single Buggy, e3 Twin Buggy and

sport v1 Single Buggy Strollers sold nationwide from August 2003 to August

2008. The stroller's hinge locking mechanism poses a laceration hazard to

the user folding and unfolding the strollers

The recalled single strollers all have metal frames with three wheels, a

cloth seat and canopy. The twin strollers have a metal frame with four

wheels, side-by-side cloth seats and double sun canopies. The Phil & Teds

logo is located on the crotch piece of the harness.

Consumers should contact Regal Lager at (877) 242-5676 between 9 a.m. and 5

p.m. ET Monday through Friday to obtain a free hinge cover repair kit and

instructions or visit More info at

Water dispensers

Greenway Home Products is recalling Countertop Water Dispensers sold

nationwide from June 2006 to November 2007. The internal heating element

could overheat and drop molten metal through ventilation openings in the

water dispenser's base onto the countertop, posing a fire hazard. The

internal heating element also poses a shock hazard to consumers who touch it

through the vents.

The recalled countertop water dispensers include the following Vitapur,

Greenway and Polar models. They dispense hot or cold water and use three or

five gallon water bottles. The model name is printed on the front of the

dispenser's base. Model and serial numbers are printed on a white label on

the back of the dispenser's base. File number 218326 is printed on a silver

sticker on the back of the dispenser's base.

Model Serial Number File Number

Greenway GWD2630W Starts with 0606 through 0711 218326

Polar PWD2635W

Vitapur VWD2636W

Vitapur VWD2636BLK

Vitapur VWD2636RED

Consumers should contact Greenway Home Products at (866) 279-0088 between 9

a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive a free repair or visit More info at

Wooden Infant Toys

Habermaass Corp. Inc. is recalling Wooden Puzzles, Infant Rattles, Pacifier

Holders, and Stroller Toys sold nationwide from January 2002 to August 2008.

The wooden rattles, pacifier holders, and stroller toys contain small pieces

including glued on mirrors and/or prisms that can detach, posing a choking

hazard to infants. The head of the ladybug puzzle pieces also poses a

choking hazard.

The puzzles, rattle toys, pacifier holders, and stroller toys are wooden and

have "HABA" is printed on them. A complete list of the recalled toys can be

found at

Consumers should contact Habermaass at (800) 468-6873 ext. 107 between 8

a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, to receive a free replacement

product or a full refund or visit More info at