Product recalls are scary and we are hearing about too many of them. From cars that have bad brakes to electronic products that can catch on fire, to tainted food products. Here are three recent product recalls that you should be aware of.
LG Electronics (Life’s Good), the manufacturer of high-end electronic products, is recalling 98,000 LG Humidifiers. The power connector for the compressor can short circuit, which can cause a fire. The recall involves 30-point portable humidifiers; they are white and have a red shut-off button. The front of the humidifier says either “Goldstar” or “Comfort-Aire”, and were sold at the Home Depot, Wal-Mart and other stores from January 2007 until June of 2008.
The price was between $140 to $150 dollars. If you have one of these LG humidifiers, it will need to be returned to an authorized service dealer for free repair. If you think you have a humidifier that has been recalled, contact LG at 1-800-220-0479. Check their website for more details – www.30pintdehumidifierrecall.com.
Fisher-Price has recalled 100,000 Little People toys in Canada and in the United States. One of their characters, Sonya Lee, can break and cause a chocking hazard. These sets were made in China, they are called the Little People Play n’ Go Campsite and were sold from October 2009 until August 2010. If you have this Little People Plan n’ Go Campsite set, remove the Sonya Lee character. Fisher-Price has received 8 complaints that the Sonya Lee character can brake at the waist. Look at the underside of the character and you should see the name Sonya Lee. She has a green sweater and a purple camera.
The Sonya Lee character is in other Fisher-Price camping sets, but the only Sonya Lee character that this recall involves is the Sonya Lee character from the Little people Plan n’ Go Campsite. For more information call 1-800-432-5437 or go to their website – http://service.mattel.com/us/recall/default.asp?recall_id=52444
Circus World has recalled approximately 800 Levana Wireless Baby Video Monitors. These monitors can over-heat and burn. It is model number LV-TW300. The receiver is white and green, 7 inches high and comes with a stand. The camera is white and is about 5 inches high. They were sold at BB Buggy as well as at Health and Safety stores nationwide and on the Internet between February 2010 and May 2010 for about $200. This is another ‘made in China’ product. If you have this model stop using it and contact 1-866-946-7828 or go to their website www.mylevana.com for more information.