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Recall Wednesday: 2 Products Recalled by CPSC, September 22-28

These are the Consumer Protection Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls that have been issued from September 22 –28, 2010.

As a reminder:

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Be sure to check old hand-me-downs for this! There’re

You can find even more detailed information on all recalled products mentioned below on CPSC.gov.

All information below comes directly from the CPSC website.

Name of Product: Electroluminescent night lights
Hazard: The night lights can become hot to the touch and melt, resulting in risk of possible shock or fire.
Description: Two models of the night lights are being recalled. One model, Model No. 2019, is shaped like a house. The other, Model No. 2017, is square-shaped with a rounded top. The night lights glow green when plugged into an electrical outlet. “71980 U.S.A.” is molded into the night light’s back panel, just above the brass outlet prongs. The night lights may have the brand names or logos of various companies printed on the front.
Sold at: The recalled night lights were distributed free as promotional products by various companies imprinted with various company names between October 2001 and November 2009.

To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10353.html

Name of Product: Siemens and Murray Circuit Breakers, Load Centers and Meter Combos
Hazard: The recalled circuit breakers have a spring clip that can break during normal use, leading to a loss of force to maintain a proper electrical connection in the panelboard. This can lead to excessive temperature, arcing or thermal damage at the connection point, and damage to the panelboard’s electrical insulation and can result in a fire, property damage, or personal injury.
Description: This recall involves Siemens and Murray 15 through 50 AMP single and double pole circuit breakers, load centers (circuit breakers that come with an electrical panel), and meter combos (contain a load center and a meter socket). “Siemens” or “Murray,” date codes 0610 or 0710 and the catalog number are printed on a label on the side of the circuit breakers. Date codes between June 2010 through August 2010 are stamped on the inside of the metal box of the load centers and meter combos. The catalog number for the load centers and meter combos is printed on a label inside the metal box door and on the packaging.

Product Date Codes Catalog Numbers
Circuit Breakers 0610, 0710 Q115, Q120, Q130, Q215, Q230, Q250, MP115, MP115U, MP120, MP130, MP215, MP230, MP230U, MP250
Load Centers Jun 23 2010 – Aug 25 2010 G2020B1100CP, G3030B1100CP, G4040B1200CUSGP, LC4040B1200P, G3040B1200CP, G3040L1200CP, G4040B1200CP, G3030B1150CP, W3040B1200CP, G1624L1125CP, W4040B1200CP
Meter Combo Jun 23 2010 – Aug 25 2010 JA2040B1200SP

Sold at: The Home Depot, Lowes, other hardware and building supply stores and numerous electrical distributors nationwide from June 2010 through August 2010 for between $2.50 to $235.

To learn more about this recall: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10354.html

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