Recall news


Associated Press

Posted on November 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 8 at 10:01 PM

The following recalls have been announced:



DETAILS: Graco-branded Avalon Glider Rockers with Ottoman and Complete Nursery Solution Box 2/Katelyn Nursery Solution Glider Rockers imported by LaJobi, Inc. of Cranbury, N.J. The Avalon model was sold at Burlington and other mass retail stores nationwide, online at, and from December 2009 to October 2012; the CNS Box 2/Katelyn model was sold exclusively online at from November 2011 to October 2012. The two models of wooden glider rockers were sold in classic cherry, classic white and espresso wood finishes with sandstone colored fabric covered seats. The Avalon model comes with an ottoman. Only the rockers are affected by the recall. The Graco logo, products' item numbers, name and the place of manufacture are printed on the label located underneath the front part of the seat. The glider rockers were manufactured in China and Vietnam.

WHY: The base of the glider rocker can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.

INCIDENTS: CPSC and the firm have received 26 reports of the Avalon glider rockers breaking. In one incident, the occupant fell to the ground and sustained a minor injury. CPSC and the firm have received two reports of the CNS Box 2 glider rocker breaking with no injuries.

HOW MANY: About 33,000 Avalon rockers and 5,600 CNS Box 2 / Katelyn glider rockers.

FOR MORE: Contact LaJobi at 888-266-2848 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at .



DETAILS: Signature Command Controlled Direct and B-Vent Gas Fireplaces and Inserts manufactured by Monessen Hearth Systems Co. of Paris, Ky.; sold at Hearth dealers and distributors nationwide between October 2011 and October 2012. The recall involves electronically controlled Majestic, Monessen and Vermont Castings direct-vent and B-vent gas fireplaces and inserts. The serial number is printed on a rating plate, affixed to a cable inside the lower or side control door. The gas fireplaces and inserts were manufactured in the United States and Mexico.

WHY: A control component in the fireplaces and inserts can prevent the unit from lighting though gas continues to flow, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 15,000.

FOR MORE: Contact Monessen Hearth Systems at 877-406-9180 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's at website .



DETAILS: LG Electric Ranges manufactured by LG Electronics Inc. of South Korea; sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears and regional appliance retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2010. The electric ranges were sold in black, white and stainless steel and with a smooth black ceramic glass top cooking surface. The model and serial numbers can be found on a label that can be seen by opening the storage drawer at the base of the unit. The electric ranges are about 47½ inches tall to the top of the backguard, 29 inches wide and 28 inches deep. The electric ranges were manufactured in South Korea and Mexico.

WHY: Burners on the electric ranges can fail to turn off after being switched off and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

INCIDENTS: LG has received 80 reports of incidents involving burners failing to turn off or the temperature setting increasing unexpectedly during use. No fires or injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 161,000.

FOR MORE: Contact LG at 855-400-4638 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at .