Recalls: Calphalon Knife Block Sets & GE AC and Heating Units

Calphalon Recalls to Repair Contemporary Cutlery Knife Block Sets Due to Laceration Hazard

This recall involves all 17 and 21 piece Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Knife Sets (about 217,000 units). The tips of the 8- inch slicing knife and/or the 8-inch bread knife can protrude through the bottom slot row on the wooden block holder, posing a laceration hazard.  The knife sets were sold at Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, Belk, Bloomingdales, Crate and Barrel, Dillard’s, Kitchen Collection, Cutlery and More, Carlson Marketing, Maritz, Hinda, Calphalon Retail Outlets and stores nationwide; online by Amazon, Cooking.com; and in Chef’s Catalog from from 2007 through May 2011 for between $200 and $300.

Consumers should immediately contact Calphalon to receive a free repair kit for the recalled products. To order a free repair kit, contact Calphalon anytime at (800) 766-5652.

Click here to read the full report for the Calphalon Contemporary Cutlery Knife Block Sets recall on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

General Electric, Sharp Recalls GE Air Conditioning and Heating Units Due to Fire Hazard

This recall involves about 90,600 GE Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and packaged terminal heat pumps manufactured between January 2010 and March 2011, and are most often used in apartment buildings and commercial space. An electrical component in the heating system can fail, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The units were sold by General Electric authorized representatives and HVAC distributors nationwide from March 2010 through March 2011 for between $1,000 and $1,200.

Consumers should immediately stop using the air conditioning and heating units in the heat mode and contact General Electric to schedule a free repair.

Click here to read the full report for the GE Air Conditioning and Heating Units recall which includes model and serial numbers on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

 

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