Dishwasher Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
On August 6, 2015, Viking Range expanded a dishwasher recall due to the risk of a fire hazard in their model. The hazard was issued because an electrical component in the dishwasher could overheat, posing a fire hazard. About 17,300 units were part of the recall.
Description on the recalled products: The recall includes models known as the Viking Professional, Designer, and Custom Panel. They were manufactured before April 1, 2011 and are 24 inches wide. They were sold in black, white, and 24 other custom colors with stainless steel and custom wood panels. Serial numbers located on the identification plate on the door opening include the first six numbers 052610 and were manufactured on May 26, 2010. These products were sold from July 2008 through March 2012 between $1,225 and $2,000.
As far as incidents and injuries are concerned, Viking received about 136 reports of overheating connectors. This included 21 reports of fires with property damage, however, no injuries have been reported.
So how will Viking remedy the situation? They have announced that consumers should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers and contact the company for a free in-home repair. They can contact Viking directly at (800) 241-7239 from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday.
Allergy Alert Issued on Foods With Peanut Ingredients
On August 8, 2015, Real Foods of Seattle, LLC of Kent, WA recalled 29 cases of Harvest Slaw Kit and 13 cases of Broccoli Salad Kit due to the fact that they could contain undeclared peanut ingredients. The importance of this is that people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume these products.
The Harvest Slaw Kit and Broccoli Salad Kit subject to the recall may be packaged with sunflower seeds with peanut pieces. These products were sold to consumers directly from deli counter orders between August 5, 2015, and August 7, 2015. 38 cases have been shipped to deli departments in Haggen stores in many cities in Oregon and Washington.
So far, there have been no reported adverse reactions or illnesses attributed to the recalled items to date. The firm initially made the recall due to the fact that they had been contacted by a customer. Customers that are sensitive to peanuts or have allergies and have purchased this product are urged to discard the affected product immediately. The product may be returned to the store where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers may call Jami Brock at 206-432-3459 for any further information from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday.
Forest River Vehicles Recalled
On August 5, 2015, 634 Forest River vehicles from the model years 2015-2016. These include models T29HFS, T31FDK, T31FQSL, T30FQSL, T21FQSL, T24FQSL, T24HFS, T27HFS, T28TQDL and T30HDS, manufactured October 20, 2014, to July 14, 2015. In these models, the wiring at the electrical inlet used for connecting external AC power to the trailer may have been strained during the assembly process. As a result, the wiring may loosen at the inlet connector. If the wires are not properly secured to the connector, the wires may arc, which will increase the risk of a vehicle fire.
To remedy the situation, Forest River will notify owners and dealers will rewire the inlet to relieve the wiring strain and secure the electrical wiring connections. This will all be done free of charge. This recall is expected to begin September 30, 2015.
Owners may contact Forest River customer service at 1-574-642-0437. The number for the recall is 51-07302015-0068.