Recent Recalls: Fire and Shock Hazards

Transformers Recalled due to Fire and Shock Hazards

Basler Electric recalled 11,900 electrical transformers due to the circuit breaker failing to trip, which can pose a fire and electrical shock hazards. The Basler Electric transformers are officially known as Basler Class 2’s with date codes between 1435 and 1446, using a Tyco circuit breaker. There is a date code located on the top line of the transformer’s data plate.

So far, there have been no incidents or injuries reported. To remedy the situation, manufacturers and distributors should stop using the product immediately and contact Basler so that they can receive free replacement transformers. Because there is a risk of shock, consumers should not attempt to open or replace the recalled transformers on their own. Instead, they should take care to contact the manufacturer of their product for further instructions. Manufacturers and distributors are aware of the recall.

These units have been sold at Basler Electric to manufacturers and distributors of end products that contain these transformers. Manufacturers and distributors are permitted to contact Basler collect at 618-654-2341 ext. 230 between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Utility Vehicle Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Kubota has recalled utility vehicles due to a fire hazard on December 8, 2015 due to the fact that combustible debris can make contact with the exhaust manifold and ignite. This poses a fire hazard to all consumers. About 11,500 of the vehicles were recalled including ones from model years 2013, 2014, and 2015. The included products were the Kubota RTV-X1100C series diesel-powered utility vehicles that come in orange and camouflage colors. They also have serial numbers ranging from 10001 to 23172, which you can find on the data plate.

So far, Kubota has received seven reports of debris-related fires, but no injuries have been reported to date. However, Kubota urges consumers to immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and park them away from combustible materials. They should also contact an authorized Kubota dealer for a free inspection and free repair. Kubota is also taking care to contact consumers directly. If you are a consumer who needs to contact the company, you should call Kubota Tractor Corporation toll-free at 800-752-0290 between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Fuel Up Octane Recalled Due to Presence of Undeclared Hydroxythiohomosildenafil

On December 11, 2015, Reesna voluntarily recalled all lots of Fuel Up Plus and Fuel Up High Octane particularly distributed in August 2015 due to containing undeclared hydroxythiohomosildenafil, which is an analogue of sildenafil. Sildenafil is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of Erectile Dysfunction, which makes Fuel Up an unapproved drug. Sildenafil poses a threat because it could interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

So far, no illnesses or injuries have been reported to the company to date in connection with this product. Reesna, Inc. is notifying its customers by email and telephone. However, any consumers believing they own this product should not consume it and should return it immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers should contact Romy Navarro at 818-576-0576 Monday through Friday if they have any questions.