A number of companies have issued product recalls in recent weeks due to consumer safety risks. For more information about recalled products or other ongoing recalls, visit the government recall website.
Kenmore Electric Ranges
Sears Kenmore has recalled about 3,000 24-inch wide freestanding electric ranges due to faulty heating elements. In certain models, the heating element can fail to properly adhere to the cooktop, posing an electrical shock hazard to users.
The affected ranges are model number 790.90152 with serial numbers from NF408 through NF424 and model number 790.90153 with serial numbers from NF408 through NF427. The ranges have smooth cooktops and come in white or black with stainless steel accents. They were sold at Sears and Kmart stores between April and October 2014 for between $650 and $850.
No accidents or injuries have been reported at this time. Owners of the recalled ranges should immediately stop using and unplug the range. Contact Sears at (888) 281-3915 or visit the Product Recall section of the Sears website for more information about scheduling a free inspection and repair.
Brewmaster Ceiling Fans
Fanimation, Inc. has recalled approximately 9,300 Brewmaster ceiling fans. In the affected fans, the hub holding the blades can separate from the shaft when operating in reverse, causing the blades and hub to fall.
The affected fans are belt-driven and powered by a remote motor, and they were sold with antique brass, pewter, or black hardware. This recall affects the following model numbers: FP10AB, FP10AC, FP10BL, FP10PW, FP20AB, FP20AC, FP20BL and FP20PW. The Brewmaster ceiling fans were sold between June 2002 and December 2014 for between $800 and $2,500 by electrical distributors, fan specialty stores, and lighting showrooms nationwide and online.
There have been two reports to date of the ceiling fan hub falling. Owners of the recalled systems can contact Fanimation at (888) 250-6458 or visit the Fanimation website to obtain a retention collar for the fans.
Tommy Bahama Hula Girl Cocktail Shakers
Tommy Bahama has recalled about 1,700 Hula Girl Shaker & Glass Sets. In the recalled sets, the glass shaker can break or shatter unexpectedly, presenting a laceration risk for consumers.
The glass shaker has a stainless steel top, a green palm tree decal, and three decals of hula girls wearing red bikini tops, green grass skirts, and yellow and red leis around their neck. The two cocktail glasses have one dancing hula girl decal. The shaker sets were sold in a yellow and light brown box with a white label on the bottom of the package with the Tommy Bahama logo and product style code TH31993 printed above the UPC code.
The company has received five reports to date of the glass shaker shattering, including one report of an injury that required stitches. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled shaker and glass sets and contact Tommy Bahama at (866) 986-8282 or online for a full refund.