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Consumer Recalls: GE Food Processors + Yard Power Products

Posted By Tara Kuczykowski On May 25, 2011 @ 8:30 pm In news and notes | 2 Comments

Consumer Recalls: GE Food Processors + Yard Power Products

There have been several consumer recalls over the past couple of days that may affect Deal Seeking Mom readers. Please refer to the links included in each section for more details about the specific recalls:

GE Food Processors

Walmart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark. announced a voluntary recall of GE-branded digital, 14-cup food processors because the safety interlock system on the recalled food processor can fail; allowing operation without the lid secured which poses a laceration hazard. In addition, the product can emit smoke, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard. The recalled food processors are black with a stainless steel trim, and model number 169203 is imprinted on the underside of the unit. The affected product was sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com from September 2009 through February 2011 for a retail price of about $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled food processor and return the product to any Walmart for a full refund. For additional information, contact Walmart Customer Service toll free at (877) 207-0923 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website.

Yard Power Products

STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va. announced a voluntary recall of Gas powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap because the level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire and burn hazard. For a complete list of Model Name, Description, Model Numbers, Serial Number and Pictures, go here. The recalled yard power products were sold at Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for between $190 and $650.

Consumers should immediately stop using these products and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair. Consumers can contact STIHL for instructions on identifying these toolless fuel caps. For additional information, contact STIHL toll-free at (800) 233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email, or visit the firm's website.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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