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Child seats, microwaves, generators recalled

An infant child seat, a type of microwave and a gasoline generator have all been recalled, according to the Department of Consumer Affairs.

According to a statement this afternoon, the Step and Go Travel System, Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations and the JD North America All Power portable generator have all been the subject of recall alerts by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The statement reads: “The Step and Go Travel Systems is sold under the Safety 1st brand and manufactured by Dorel Juvenile. The stroller has a step-to-open design that opens by stepping on the pedal. It was sold in a variety of colours along with the OnBoard 35 infant car seat. Safety 1st is imprinted on the front of the stroller tray. Model number TR314 is printed on a white label on the back of the stroller seat.

“The firm has received 30 reports of the front stroller tray that supports the infant car seat disengaging on one side. No injuries (have been) reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers with the infant car seat and contact Safety 1st for a free repair kit.

“This product was sold at Babies R Us and other retailers nationwide and online at amazon.com, babiesrus.com and Walmart.com from May 2015 through June 2016 for between $250 and $300.”

Regarding the microwave, the statement said: “The CPSC is also advising a recall on Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations. Whirlpool has received five reports of incidents, including one home fire, two fires involving the surrounding cabinets, one report of smoke, and one report of a burning odour.

“Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled microwaves, unplug the units and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement product.

“They were sold at Best Buy, HH Gregg, Lowes, Sears and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores and by home builders nationwide from January 2014 through April 2016 for between $370 and $470.

“The microwave ovens were sold in stainless steel, black and white. Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the inside of the unit, above the oven cavity on the left hand side. A complete list of model and serial numbers included in this recall is posted on the firm's website at http://repair.whirlpoolcorp.com.”

The third recall regards JD North America All Power portable gasoline generators with model numbers APGG6000 and APGG7500.

“The black and red generators have a black fuel tank on top of the units,” the statement continues. “Model APGG6000 generators are rated at 6,000 watts and have UPC code 8 4676600055 3 and serial number JD29014S18035 through JD29014U020742.

“Model APGG7500 generators are rated at 7,500 watts and have UPC code 8 4676600056 0 and serial number JD42014S16027 through JD42014T210606. The model number is located on both sides of the unit. The UPC code and serial number can be found on a silver plate on the upper right hand-side of the back side panel.

“The firm has received 21 reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact J.D. North America to schedule a free replacement fuel tank, including installation.

“These generators were sold at Big Sandy Superstores, Family Farm & Home, Inc., Home Owners Bargain Outlet, Mills Fleet Farm Corp., Nexcom West Coast and other stores nationwide and online at Bluestem.com, BrandsmartUSA.com, HomeDepot.com, hoboonline.com, jbtoolsales.com and other online retailers from March 2014 through May 2016 for between $510 and $725.”

Consumers who may have purchased the microwave or generator locally are advised to return to the store where it was purchased and speak to a manager concerning the recall redress.

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Published August 26, 2016 at 3:11 pm (Updated August 26, 2016 at 3:11 pm)

Child seats, microwaves, generators recalled

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