Recalls: Notebook computers on list
The following recalls were issued Aug. 29 - Sept. 2 by federal and state agencies:
Notebook Computers: Toshiba American Information Systems Inc. is recalling Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite ProT130 Notebook Computers sold August 2009 - August 2010. The notebook computers can overheat at the notebook's plug-in to the AC adapter, posing a burn hazard. This recall involves certain Toshiba Satellite T135, Satellite T135D and Satellite Pro T130 notebook computer models. "Toshiba" is printed on the top of the notebook computer. The model name and number are printed on a label on the bottom of the notebook computers. Consumers should immediately download the latest version of Toshiba's BIOS computer program to their notebook computer at http://laptops.toshiba. com/about/consumer-notices. This new computer program will detect whether the notebook computer is overheating, and if so, disable the notebook computer's external power and display a message directing the consumer to contact Toshiba for a free repair. Consumers can also contact Toshiba, http://laptops.toshiba.com, 800-457-7777.
LCD TVs: Sharp Electronics Corporation is recalling 32-Inch Sharp LCD-TVs sold March - August 2010. The TV stand's neck support can break and cause the TV to tip-over, posing a risk of injury. This recall involves Sharp 32-inch LCD-TVs with model number LC-32SB28UT. The model number, serial number and manufacture dates of March - April 2010, are printed on a label on the back of the unit. Serial numbers included in the recall can be found at www.recalls.org. Consumers should immediately contact Sharp, 800-291-4289, www.sharpusa.com, to arrange for a free replacement stand neck support.
Slow Cookers: Sensio Inc. is recalling slow cookers sold exclusively at Kohl's Department stores July - December 2009. The slow cooker's control panel can overheat and melt, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves the Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. Only slow cookers with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 or 0909 are included in this recall. The slow cookers are black and "Bella Kitchen" is marked on the control panel. The model number and the four-digit date code are printed on a label on the underside. Consumers should stop contact Sensio, 888-296-9675, www.acbpromotions.com, for information on receiving a full refund.
Swing Sets: Kompan Inc. is recalling swing sets sold January 1998 - December 2008. The joint connection between the horizontal top beam and the vertical end bracket and support post system can crack and break, posing a fall and impact hazard. The recalled swing sets include the "To Fro" models listed at www.recalls.org. Kompan is contacting swing owners directly to advise them to stop using the swing, remove the chains connecting the seats to the top beam and advising customers that retrofit kits will be delivered with installation instructions. Consumers can also contact Kompan representative Joedi Rice, www.kompan.com, 800-624-4869.
For more information: www.recalls.org