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Recalls this week: outlet converters, outdoor chairs

October 13, 2017

More than 40,000 outlet converters are being recalled because they pose a shock and fire hazard. Other recalled consumer products this week include outdoor chairs with a faulty base and cake knife sets with faulty handles.

Here’s a more detailed look:


DETAILS: Commercial electric 15-amp triplex outlet converters, also known as taps, with model number LA-05 and UPC 818897010121. The white plastic converters convert a single electrical outlet into three outlets with an outlet plug on the left, front and right side of the tap. The model number is printed on the mold on the side that the prongs are located and the UPC number is printed on a sticker on the top of the converter along with the UL listing. They were sold at Home Depot stores and at www.HomeDepot.com from February 2017 through July 2017.

WHY: The outlet converters front outlet prongs are not configured correctly, resulting in reverse polarity when plugs inserted, posing shock and fire hazards.

INCIDENTS: One report of a consumer who was shocked while using an outlet converter.

HOW MANY: About 42,000.

FOR MORE: Call Home Depot at 877-527-0313 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday or visit www.homedepot.com and click on “Product Recalls” located under customer service for more information.


DETAILS: Girona outdoor wooden dining chairs with four legs, and a back and seat made of flat woven weather-resistant wicker straps. The chair is sold in two colors: white (SKU/UPC 536034/0000002536034) and grey (SKU/UPC 536033/0000002536033). The SKU and UPC can be found on the UPC ticket attached to the underside of the chair seat. They were sold at Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores and at www.worldmarket.com from January 2017 through August 2017.

WHY: The seat base can separate from the chair back causing the chair to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of separation of the a joint located between the chair’s back and seat, and two reports of in-store display chairs collapsing while being used by customers. These two customers reported receiving minor cuts and bruises.

HOW MANY: About 2,600.

FOR MORE: Call Cost Plus at 877-967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily, or visit www.worldmarket.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.


DETAILS: Macy’s Martha Stewart Collection Whiteware cake knife and server set. The set includes a knife and a cake server. Each is about 11 inches long. Both the knife and cake server have a white, textured ceramic handle. “Martha Stewart Collection” is embossed on the metal where the blades meet the handles. UPC 608356963330 and Product ID PRCDCKSRVR are printed on the product packaging. They were sold at Macy’s stores nationwide and online, and at Military Exchanges between January 2014 and July 2017.

WHY: The handles on the knife and server can break during use, posing a laceration hazard.

INCIDENTS: Four reports of the handles on the knife and server breaking, resulting in lacerations, including cuts requiring stitches.

HOW MANY: About 18,900.

FOR MORE: Call Macy’s at 888-257-5949 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET seven days a week or visit www.macys.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page for more information.

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