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Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches and Flashlights

Product Recalls

1. Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn Hazard:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Harbor-Freight-Tools-Recalls-Propane-Torches-Due-to-Burn-Hazard

2. Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Due to Overheating and Burn Hazards: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Harbor-Freight-Tools-Recalls-12V-Rechargeable-Flashlights-Due-to-Overheating-and-Burn-Hazards
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1. Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Propane Torches Due to Burn Hazard:
Recall Date: February 27, 2019
Recall Number: 19-074
 
Recall Summary
 
Name of Product: 
Greenwood propane torches
 
Hazard: 
The trigger on the torches that engages the flame can fail to disengage when the trigger is no longer pressed, posing a burn hazard.
 
Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled torches and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a free replacement propane torch.
 
Consumer Contact: 
Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, email at recall@harborfreight.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on Recall Safety Information on the bottom of the homepage for more information.
 
 
 
Recall Details
 
Units: 
About 150,000

 
Description:
This recall involves two models of the Greenwood-branded propane torches. The torches with no igniter have SKU number 61589 and the torches with a push button igniter have SKU number 61595. The torches have a steel nozzle, a flow valve, a blue grip and a black or orange hose. The SKU number is printed on a sticker located on the pipe that leads to the nozzle on the product packaging and on the manual. Only propane torches that do not have markings on the handles or brass knobs are included in this recall.
Incidents/Injuries:
Harbor Freight has received two reports of the trigger failing to disengage, including one report of a burn injury.


Sold At:
Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from November 2013 through October 2018 for between $20 and $30.

Importer(s):

Harbor Freight Tools, of Calabasas, Calif.

Distributor(s):

Harbor Freight Tools, of Calabasas, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
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2. Harbor Freight Tools Recalls 12V Rechargeable Flashlights Due to Overheating and Burn Hazards: 
Recall Date: February 27, 2019
Recall Number: 19-073
 
Recall Summary
 
Name of product:
80 Lumen 12V Rechargeable Flashlights

Hazard:
The flashlight can overheat while charging, posing a burn hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights, and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools location for a refund in the form of a $5 Harbor Freight Tools gift card.
 
Consumer Contact: 
Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, email at recall@harborfreight.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on “Recall Safety Information” on the bottom of the homepage for more information.

Possible Hepatitis A Contamination of Bauer’s Candies’ Modjeskas

The FDA is alerting consumers to possible hepatitis A contamination of Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas, an individually wrapped marshmallow candy dipped in chocolate or caramel. We are advising consumers not to eat and to throw away any Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas, purchased after November 14, 2018 because a worker in the facility tested positive for hepatitis A.

These products are available at retail locations and can also be purchased through QVC and BauersCandy.com. We are currently working with Bauer’s Candies, located in Kentucky, on a voluntary recall of affected products. This posting will be updated with recall and retail information as it becomes available.

At this time, the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not aware of any cases of hepatitis A related to consumption of these candies. Hepatitis A can have a long incubation period and can have serious health consequences for some people, especially those with other health problems.

Although the risk of hepatitis A transmission from the candy is low, FDA recommends that consumers who ate candies purchased after November 14, 2018 and have not been vaccinated for hepatitis A consult with their healthcare professional to determine whether post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is indicated. PEP may be recommended for unvaccinated people who have been exposed to hepatitis A virus (HAV) in the last 2 weeks; those with evidence of previous hepatitis A vaccination do not require PEP.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with HAV. When symptoms occur, they can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter — even in microscopic amounts — from an infected person; this can happen when an infected person prepares food without appropriate hand hygiene, even before that person shows symptoms of illness.

People infected with HAV may not have symptoms until 15 to 50 days after exposure. Symptoms may include fever, headache, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes (known as jaundice), dark urine, and pale stool. Young children may not show symptoms of HAV infection.

The FDA is recommending that anyone who ate Bauer’s Candies Chocolate or Caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018, consult with their healthcare provider to determine whether PEP is indicated. Consumers and retailers should throw away and not consume any chocolate or caramel Modjeskas purchased after November 14, 2018.

Product Safety Recall: Skip Hop Convertible High Chairs

Skip Hop Recalls Convertible High Chairs Due to Injury and Fall Hazards:

Recall Date: December 6, 2018

Recall Number: 19-042
Recall Summary
 Name of Product: Tuo convertible high chairs Hazard:The legs on the highchair can detach from the seat, posing fall and injury hazards to children.

Remedy: RefundConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled high chairs and contact Skip Hop for a full refund or a $200 gift card.

Consumer Contact:Skip Hop toll-free at 888-282-4674 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.skiphop.com and click on “Recalls” for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Skip-Hop-Recalls-Convertible-High-Chairs-Due-to-Injury-and-Fall-Hazards

Recall Details
Units:
About 32,300 (In addition, about 8,600 were sold in Canada) Description:

This recall involves Skip Hop’s Tuo convertible high chairs with charcoal gray or silver/white with clouds fabric. They have a reversible seat pad, removable tray, 5-point harness, beechwood footrest and legs. The high chairs can be converted into a toddler chair. One of the following style numbers and corresponding date code can be found on the back of the chair:

Style NumberDate Codes
304200(charcoal gray)HH5/2017, HH6/2017, HH7/2017, HH8/2017, HH9/2017, HH092717, HH092917,  HH010518, HH010518, HH030518, HH05182018, HH05182018, HH05312018,
304201(silver/white with clouds)HH5/2017, HH6/2017, HH7/2017, HH8/2017, HH9/2017, HH092717, HH092917,  HH010518, HH010518, HH030518, HH05182018, HH05182018, HH05312018  

Incidents/Injuries:

Skip Hop has received 17 reports of the legs of the high chairs detaching. No injuries have been reported. 
Sold At:

Babies ”R” Us, Buy Buy Baby, Target, Kohls, Dillards and other children specialty stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Skiphop.com from June 2017 through September 2018 for about $160.
Importer(s):

Skip Hop, Inc., of New York
Manufactured In:China

LED solar light fixtures sold at Home Depot and Lowes recalled due to fire hazard

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Cooper Lighting Recalls Solar/Battery Powered Light Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard:https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Cooper-Lighting-Recalls-SolarBattery-Powered-Light-Fixtures-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

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Cooper Lighting Recalls Solar/Battery Powered Light Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard:

Recall Date: October 11, 2018
Recall Number: 19-009

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
All-Pro and Defiant solar-powered outdoor LED light fixtures

Hazard:

The batteries in the solar-powered light fixtures can overheat and cause the light fixture’s housing to melt, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighting fixtures and contact the Eaton Customer Service Center for a free replacement battery pack. Eaton will ship the replacement battery pack with step-by-step battery replacement instructions.

Consumer Contact:

Cooper Lighting toll-free at 866-461-7819 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, email at LT-consumerreplacements@eaton.com or online at www.cooperlighting.com and click on “Safety Notices” under the Resources tab for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Cooper-Lighting-Recalls-SolarBattery-Powered-Light-Fixtures-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:

October 11, 2018

Description:

This recall involves solar-powered, motion-activated outdoor LED light fixtures sold under the All-Pro and Defiant brands. The model number is displayed on the interior of the fixture. The Defiant MST1000LWDF, All-Pro MST800L, and All-Pro MST800LW all have two light sources on top of a housing with a round motion sensor on the bottom of that housing. The All-Pro WPS2040M has a flat housing with the LED light source in the center of the housing and an integrated motion sensor lens and dimmer above the motion sensor. All the light fixtures are connected by wire to a solar panel.

Brand Model Number
Defiant MST1000LWDF
All-Pro MST800L
All-Pro MST800LW
All-Pro WPS2040M

Incidents/Injuries:

Cooper Lighting has received seven reports of light fixtures overheating and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Home Depot, Lowe’s, and other stores nationwide from September 2015 through July 2018 for about $70 to $100.

Importer(s):

Cooper Lighting, LLC, Peachtree City, Ga., a division of Eaton

Manufactured In:

China