December 28, 2006

Fire safety: more product recalls

by Levin & Perconti

1. Boilers: Crown Boiler Co. has voluntarily recalled about 400 Bermuda BSI and Cayman CWI Series Gas Boilers. The boilers can generate excessive levels of carbon monoxide in the flue gases, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. For more information.
2. Remote-control helicopter toys: ThinkGeek Inc. has voluntarily recalled about 1600 remote-control dragonfly king HX-242 helicopters. The battery can overheat and catch fire, posing a burn hazard. For more information.
3. Vehicle navigation and entertainment system batteries.: The Clarion Corporation of America has voluntarily recalled about 2500 Batteries in Clarion N.I.C.E. P200 Navigation and Entertainment Systems. The lithium-ion batteries in these units can melt or overheat posing burn and fire hazards. For more information.
4. Christmas light sets: Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. has voluntarily recalled about 2.3 million sets of Hobby Lobby Christmas Light Sets. The lights have undersized wires which can separate from the plugs and/or the light sockets, posing an electric shock and fire hazard to consumers. For more information.