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Recalls this week: Emergency systems, chargers
Defects » Warning lights often don’t show battery is low in emergency transmitters.
First Published Jun 20 2014 02:30 pm • Last Updated Jun 21 2014 03:41 pm

A line of personal emergency systems with a potential battery defect are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include chargers that pose an electrocution hazard and glider rocking chairs that can be unstable.

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DETAILS: Linear PERS transmitters, which are components of Linear PERS or personal emergency solutions products and allow users to push a button on the transmitter to summon assistance. The recall includes model numbers DXS-62A, DXS-62A1, and DXS-64 which all have batteries that are sealed into the products. The manufactured date range of the recalled products is from June 2008 through April 2011 written as a date code. For example the date code MD1105 represents YYMM format or a manufacture date of May 2011. The date code, model number, Linear LLC and other information are found on the back of the transmitter. They were sold from June 2008 through July 2011.

WHY: The batteries used in the transmitters can fail to emit a low battery warning, leading the user to believe the transmitter is functioning, and not generate a warning.

INCIDENTS: One report of a transmitter that failed to operate. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 175,000, with an additional 48,000 previously recalled in December 2013.

FOR MORE: Call Linear at 855-554-2384 or visit www.linear-pers.com and click on Recalls for more information.


DETAILS: Travel Charger Kits for Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablets, also called the AC-300 charger accessory kit. The kit includes four different plugs for use in electrical outlets in the U.S., U.K., EU, and Australia. U.S. chargers that were sold with the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet are not included in the recall. They were sold at AT&T and Verizon Wireless authorized dealers and retailers nationwide and online at att.com and Verizon.com from January 2014 to May 2014.

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WHY: The plastic cover on the charger’s exchangeable plugs can come loose and separate, exposing internal components that pose an electrocution hazard if touched while the plug remains in a live socket.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 500.

FOR MORE: Call Nokia at 888-665- 4228 or visit www.nokia.com and click "Recall Notice" at the bottom of the page for more information..


DETAILS: Brooks Furniture Glider Rockers, including styles 1529P and 1529V-LM. The 1529P glider rocker has a maple wood frame with blue fabric upholstery. The 1529V-LM glider rocker has a maple wood frame with beige vinyl upholstery and a locking mechanism to disengage the glider. Both recalled chairs have the style number and manufacture date between 1/1/2011 and 12/31/2012 printed under the chair’s seat. Brooks Furniture is printed on a label attached to the seat cushions. They were sold at Kaplan Early Learning Co. nationwide from October 2011 to December 2012.

WHY: The spindles in the glider base can separate while rocking, posing a fall hazard to the user.

INCIDENTS: 29 reports of the chair’s spindles separating or loosening on the base of the glider rockers. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 350.

FOR MORE: Call Brooks Furniture at 800-427-6657 or visit www.brooksfurnitureonline.com and click on "Recall" for more information.


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