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Recalled Items from the Consumer Product Safety Commission

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Time now to bring you up to date on items officially under recall.  News 13 Problem Solver brings you the latest information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Schneider Electric recalls APC Surge Protectors.  The surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard.

This recall involves APC 7 and 8 series surge protectors manufactured before 2003.  The firm has received 700 reports of the surge protectors overheating and melting.  There are 13 reports of injuries, including smoke inhalation and contact burns.  Sold at Best Buy, Circuit City and other stores.  Consumer contact: Schneider Electric IT Corp., toll-free at (888) 437-4007

Gree recalls 12 brands of dehumidifiers (some carrying the name of Danby, Frigidaire, Kenmore) 

This recall involves 20 to 70-pint dehumidifiers.  They can overheat, smoke and catch fire.  The firms have received reports of 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. No injuries have been reported.  Sold at Home Depot, Kmart, Lowe's and other stores and online at amazon.com and ebay.com, from January 2005 through August 2013 for between $110 and $400.  Gree toll-free at (866) 853-2802 from 8 a.m. To 8 p.m. Et Monday through Friday, and on Saturday from 9 a.m. To 3 p.m. Et, or online at www.greeusa.com and click on recall for more information.    

Waterlogic recalls water cooling, heating systems. 

The CPSC says the hot water tank can stop functioning and cause the machine to overheat, posing a fire hazard.  Waterlogic received 16 reports of fire and smoke within the water dispensers. No injuries are reported.  Sold at distributors and dealers, including Aquapure water systems, Culligan,  and Filterfresh.

Chiller-based water filtration systems provide hot and cold water dispensers for home and workplace. The units come in three sizes, 18, 40 and 48 inches high, and in white, black or stainless steel.  One of the following brand names is printed on the front of the unit: Aquamark, Coolersmart, Culligan, Innowave, Waterlogic and Xstream water. Recalled products have serial numbers printed on a label on the back of the machines.  Contact: Waterlogic Commercial Products toll-free at (855) 905-2002