Recently Recalled Consumer Products

On 18 June, 2014, Nokia recalled about 500 units of their Travel Charger kits for the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablets. The plastic cover on the charger exchangeable plugs can easily come loose and separate, which expose internal components that pose an electrocution hazard if touched while plugged into a live socket.

Recalled products include the Travel Charger kit, which is sold separately from the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet. The Travel Charger kit is also called the AC-300 charger accessory kit. Chargers that were sold with the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet are not included in the recall. The recalled kit includes 4 different plugs for use in outlets in U.S., U.K., EU and Australia.

No accidents or injuries have been reported yet. Consumers are instructed to stop using the chargers, and to contact Nokia for a full refund and/or a free replacement for a U.S. only charger.

Also on 18 June,2014, Brooks Furniture recalled their product Brooks Furniture Glider Rockers. The defective rocking chairs, sold through Kaplan Early Learning Co., have spindles in the glider base which can separate while rocking, which poses a fall hazard. About 350 units have been recalled so far, and the firm has reciever 29 reports of the chair’s spindles coming loose or separating.

No injuries have been reported yet.

The recall affects 2 models of the Brooks Furniture glider rockers, model 1529V-LM and model 1529P. The 1529V-LM has a maple-wood frame and beige vinyl upholstery, and a locking mechanism to disengage the glider. The 1529P model has a maple wood frame and blue fabric upholstery. Style number for both chairs can be found printed under the chair’s seat.

Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the chairs and contact Brooks Furniture for a free replacement base.

On 19 June, 2014 company Linear recalled about 175,000 units of the Personal Emergency Reporting System Transmitters, or PERS. PERS transmitters allow users to push a button on the transmitter to summon assistance in case of emergency.

The recall was enacted because the batteries used in the transmitters can fail to alert the user when the battery is low, leading the user to believe the transmitter is functioning correctly.

The recall is following a previous recall in december 2013 where an additional 48,000 units were recalled. So far, Linear has received 1 report of a transmitter failing to operate, but no injuries have been reported.

The Linear PERS transmitter can be worn as a pendant around the user’s neck, or on a band around the user’s wrist or belt. recalled models include: model numbers DXS-62A, which is a black wristband and a gray pendant, DXS-62A1, an ivory plastic belt clip pendant, and DXS-64 which includes a gray plastic pendant with a green circle in the center.

All of the models have batteries that are sealed into the products. The recalled models were manufactured between June 2008 and April 2011. The date code, model number, and Linear LLC are found on the back of the transmitter. Consumers are instructed to contact Linear for a free replacement transmitter.


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