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Gas can leak from the fuel line or vent.
Extra Heat Dried
Models affected: Various. Visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca for a complete list.
Potential problem: The internal wiring can overheat and catch fire. There haven’t been any reported cases in Canada but, as of September 2019, there were 69 incidents recorded in the U.S.
Sold: Approximately 4,300 affected units were sold in Canada between October 2016 and July 2019.
Extra Hot Pump
Carrier and Bryant heat pumps
Models affected: Various 1.5-ton and 4-ton ductless heat pump outdoor units. Visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca for a complete list.
Potential problem: The fan motor can fail, leading to fires within the unit. There have been at least five reported cases in Canada.
Sold: Roughly 450 affected units were sold in Canada between March 2015 and April 2019.
No Heat Detector
Edwards mechanical heat detector
Models affected: Various Edwards 280 series mechanical heat detectors. Visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca for a complete list.
Potential problem: To quote the recall notice: “The product…does not detect smoke, nor does it contain an audible notification device as part of the assembly.”
Sold: The manufacturer estimates that somewhere between 275,000 and 382,000 units were sold between 1979 and March 2019.
Contact: Edwards Fire Safety, 800-505-5088; EdwardsHeatDetector.rsvpcomm.com
Mastercraft construction heater
Model affected: Mastercraft 4800-watt heater
Potential problem: The unit can overheat and catch fire. There have been 9 reported incidents in Canada, with two leading to property damage.
Sold: Approximately 10,000 were sold between 1997 and 2014.
Contact: Canadian Tire, 800-387-8803
Ronson tech torch
Models affected: Ronson Tech Torch Auto Start with SKUs 80011C, 80011, and 80012
Potential problem: The torch keeps going after being turned off. One incident has been reported in Canada to date, and 36 occurrences in the U.S.
Sold: Approximately 98,000 were sold in Canada between February 2010 and August 2019.
Club Car Carts
Models affected: Various models of Club Car golf, utility, and transport vehicles. Visit HealthyCanadians.gc.ca for a complete list.
Potential problem: Gas can leak from the fuel line or vent.
Sold: More than 1,300 affected units were sold in Canada between July 2018 and July 2019.
Contact: Club Car, 888-227-7925; ClubCar.com
Light Very Bright
Kichler Elan mini pendant lights
Models affected: 83162, 83163, 83164
Potential problem: The light socket can overheat and melt or catch fire. Ten incidents have been reported in Canada and there are 84 reports from the U.S., including three that led to fires.
Sold: The odds are in your favour on this one. Only 289 were sold in Canada between May 2013 and March 2015.
Contact: Kichler Lighting, 866-558-5706; Kichler.com