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Apple Recalls First Generation iPod Nano…5 years Later

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Well, as the saying goes, “better late than never”.  Apple has announced a recall for their first generation iPod nanos this weekend.  According to Apple, the nanos are susceptible to extensive heating when in use.  Chances are, if you have been using them daily, the last five years, your unit is okay.  Just to be certain, you can check out Apple’s Replacement Program site.  Simply put in your serial number and follow the instructions.

Frigidaire and Electrolux Recall

Monday, November 1st, 2010

Frigidaire and Electrolux have released news of a product recall that includes Frigidaire and Electrolux ICON smoothtop electric cooktops purchased between Janurary 2005 through August 2010.  As the recall report states, liquid has been known to pool under the knobs on the front of the unit, which can lead to being a fire hazard.

Above is an example of the location of where liquids can pool.

If you believe you have a unit that falls under the recall, please visit Frigidaire’s recall page and fill in the required information. The model and serial numbers for the slide-in ranges can be found inside the oven door on the left side of the unit or on the underside surface on cooktop models.

If you own one of these recalled items, stop using it and unplug the recalled ranges or power off cooktops at the circuit breaker. For full information you can contact Electrolux at (888) 281-5310 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m ET Monday through Saturday or visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website direct.

General Electric Recall

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

General Electric Company (GE) has released an announcement of a recall of 174,000 GE Profile and GE Monogram Dishwashers, manufactured between July 2003 to December 2006.

Water condensation has been discovered to leak onto the electronic control board which can end up causing a short circuit and resulting in an overheated connector.  GE will provide a free repair to consumers who have a unit affected by the recall.  Consumers who wish to replace the unit will be offered a $200 rebate for any new GE Profile unit or $400 for any new GE Monogram.

To find out please visit GE’s  safety recall page and enter your model and serial number.  GE can also be reached at their recall hotline at 877-275-6840 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sanus Announces Recall

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Sanus at Abt

If you purchased a Sanus LF2281B1 prior to July 2010, you may be affected by this recall.  Check the mount for a gap in the seam on the joint where the swing arms come together.  If there is no gap, the mount is fine.  If there is a gap present, the mount may be defective.  Sanus will be replacing the arms on any affected mounts at no charge.  You can contact Sanus directly or contact Abt to do the replacement.

Please note that this is a voluntary recall and that there are no reported cases of failure in the field.  The defect was discovered in a routine quality check.  According to Jim K, our Sanus buyer, “Sanus is being proactive and customers are not in any immediate danger.”

If you have any questions, please contact us or leave a comment.

-Jennifer A.

Garmin Recalls Select Nuvi GPS Devices

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Garmin-Recall-at-Abt

Today, Garmin issued a recall for select Garmin Nuvi devices.  This recall only affects the Nuvi 200W, 250W, 260W and 7xx (where xx is a two-digit number) models.  The battery in the GPS device has the possibility of overheating, which may lead to a fire hazard.  You can go to this website to see if your unit is recalled by entering its serial number.  For more information, please contact our Mobile Department.

-Jennifer A.

Sony Recalls Vaio Due to Burn Hazard

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Attention Sony Vaio Owners:

Sony Recalls VAIO Laptop Computers Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Notebook computers

Units: About 233,000

Manufacturer: Sony Electronics Inc. of San Diego, Calif.

Hazard: The computers can overheat, posing a burn hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: Sony has received 30 reports of units overheating resulting in deformed keyboards and casings. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled products are VPCF11 Series and VPCCW2 Series notebook computers. The computers are available in many colors and have “VAIO” on the front outside panel. The model numbers can be found on the bottom of the computers.

The following models are included:

VPCF11 Series

VPCF111FD/B VPCF111FX/B VPCF111FX/H VPCF112FX/B VPCF112FX/H
VPCF113FX/B VPCF113FX/H VPCF114FX/B VPCF114FX/H VPCF115FM/B
VPCF115FM/BL VPCF116FX/B VPCF116FX/H VPCF117FX/B VPCF117FX/B
VPCF117FX/H VPCF11AFX/B VPCF11BFX/B VPCF11CGX/B VPCF11DGX/B
VPCF11EGX/B VPCF11FGX/B VPC11GGX/B VPCF11HGX/B VPCF11JFX/B
VPCF11KFX/H VPCF11LFX/B VPCF11MFX/B VPCF11NFX/B VPCF11PFX/H
VPCF11QFX/B VPCF11QFX/H

VPCCW2 Series

VPCCW21FX/B VPCCW21FX/P VPCCW21FX/R VPCCW21FFX/W VPCCW22FX/B
VPCCW22FX/L VPCCW22FX/P VPCCW22FX/R VPCCW22FX/W VPCCW23FX/B
VPCCW23FX/L VPCCW23FX/P VPCCW23FX/R VPCCW23FX/W VPCCW26FX/B
VPCCW26FX/L VPCCW26FX/P VPCCW26FX/R VPCCW27FX/B VPCCW27FX/L
VPCCW27FX/P VPCCW27FX/R VPCCW27FX/W VPCCW28FJ/W VPCCW2AFX/B
VPCCW2BFX/B VPCCW2CGX/B VPCCW2DGX/B VPCCW2EGX/B VPCCW2FGX/B
VPCCW2GGX/B VPCCW2HGX/B VPCCW2JGX/B VPCCW2KGX/B VPCCW2LFX/B
VPCCW2LFX/L VPCCW2LFX/P VPCCW2LFX/R VPCCW2LFX/W VPCCW2MFX/PU
VPCCW2MFX/WJ VPCCW2MGX/B VPCCW2NFX/LU VPCCW2PFX/L VPCCW2PFX/R
VPCCW2FX/W VPCCW2QGX/B VPCCWERGX/B VPCCW2SGX/B VPCCW2TGX/B
VPCCW2UFX/B VPCCW2VFX/B

Sold at: Best Buy, Costco, Frys, Amazon.com and Sony Style retail stores and sonystyle.com as well as other electronics retailers and business suppliers nationwide. The recalled computers were shipped to consumers and resellers between January 2010 and April 2010. They sold for between $800 and $1,500.

Manufactured in: China and the United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately go to http://esupport.sony.com/US/f1cw2update for instructions on how to update the computer’s BIOS firmware. Consumers can also call Sony or visit Sony Style retail stores nationwide for help with installing the update. This firmware will prevent the computer from overheating. The firmware update will also be available through the VAIO Update software program installed on the recalled computers. A prompt will appear when users log on.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Sony toll-free any time at (866) 496-7669 or visit the firm’s website at http://esupport.sony.com/US/f1cw2update

-Kelly Brummett

GE Recalls Front Loading Washers

Friday, June 11th, 2010

GE has issued a recall for some of their FRONT LOADING WASHERS.

GE Recalls Front Load Washers Due to Fire and Shock Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: GE Front-Load Washing Machines

Units: About 181,000

Manufacturer: GE Appliances & Lighting, of Louisville, Ky.

Hazard: A wire can break in the machine and make contact with a metal part on the washtub while the machine is operating, posing fire and shock hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of seven incidents in which flames escaped the units and caused minor smoke damage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves GE front-load washing machines without auxiliary water heating. Model and serial numbers are listed in the chart below. Recalled washing machines were manufactured between December 2006 and February 2010. The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom right side and on the bottom door frame of the washers.

*information taken from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission*

-Kelly B.