Recalls include rockers, fireplaces

Recalls include rockers, fireplaces

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2012 8:02 pm

By The Associated Press
The following recalls have been announced:
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GLIDER ROCKERS
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 Amazon.com, Target.com and Walmart.com from December 2009 to October 2012; the CNS Box 2/Katelyn model was sold exclusively online at Walmart.com 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 http://www.lajobi.com/customer-service/recalls.html.  
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GAS FIREPLACES AND INSERTS
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 www.mhsc.com.

Published in The Messenger 11.9.12

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