Recalls: Consumer safety information

By Nancy Paradis, Times Staff Writer
Published March 26, 2007

Maytag and Samsung front loading washing machines

Company: Maytag Corp.

Why? Water leakage onto the electrical connections to the washing machine's thermal sensor could cause an electrical short and ignite a circuit board, posing a fire hazard.

What models? The Maytag washers have model numbers beginning with MAH9700 or MAH8700; the Samsung model number WF306BHW or a model number beginning with WF316, or models with the six-digit number 100001 through 799999 prior to a letter at the end of the serial number.

Where sold? Major department and appliance stores.

What to do: Contact company for free repair.

For information: Maytag: toll-free 1-800-868-5109; www.washerrecall.com. Samsung: toll-free 1-800-515-7902; www.Samsung.com/washerrecall.

Electronic musical keyboards

Company: Casio Inc.

Why? Overheating during use can pose a fire hazard.

What models? CTK-710 with serial numbers 7030001 through 7040400 and 7041901 through 7043500.

Where sold? Wal-Mart, Best Buy and music instrument stores, catalogs, Casio and other Web sites.

What to do: Unplug, remove batteries and contact Casio for free repair.

For information: Toll-free 1-866-800-4302.

Digital Security Controls FSA and FSB series smoke detectors

Company: Digital Security Controls.

Why? May fail to reliably detect smoke during a fire.

What models? Hard-wired FSA and FSB series photo-electric smoke detectors.

Where sold? Commercial and residential installers.

What to do: Contact installer or Digital Security Controls to receive a free inspection and replacement installation.

For information: Toll-free 1-877-666-1250; www.dsc.com.

SlingRider infantcarriers

Company: Infantino LLC.

Why? The plastic slider on the fabric strap can break, posing a fall hazard.

What models? Infantino SlingRider carriers with item numbers: 141-210; 151-210; 151-528; and 151-534.

Where sold? Target, Babies R Us, BJ's Wholesale Club, Modecraft and other retailers, and by catalog and online.

What to do: Contact Infantino for a free replacement product.

For information: Toll-free 1-888-808-3111; service.infantino.com.

Home Decorators Collection wall sconces

Company: Home Decorators Collection

Why? A missing back plate exposes consumers to live wires, posing a risk of electrical shock to consumers changing the light bulb.

What models? "Oyster Bay" model. Call or see Web site for model numbers.

Where sold? Home Decorators Collection stores and homedecorators.com.

What to do: Contact Home Decorators for free replacement sconce or full refund, including shipping.

For information: Toll-free 1-800-464-0164.