Recalls this week: Pressure cookers, candle holders

Author: the associated press
Published: Updated:

Pressure cookers that could cause a burn risk are among this week’s recalled consumer products. Others include candle holders and lawn mowers.

Here’s a more detailed look:


DETAILS: The recall is for packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brands. The models being recalled are Bryant 840 and 841; Carrier 52CE, 52CQ, 52PE and 52PQ; Fast 840 and 841. They were sold at dealers and factory-direct sales from January 2002 through December 2009 for between $425 and $675.

WHY: The power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: 47 reports of overheating, including melted cord heads. Two reports of fires from air conditioners used in hotels. One person reported suffering burns and smoke inhalation.

HOW MANY: About 285,000, 185,000 of which were previously recalled in November 2007.

FIX: Consumers should stop using and unplug the recalled units and contact Carrier to receive a free replacement cord.

FOR MORE: Call Carrier at 800-761-8492 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go online at and click on “Product Safety Recall” on the top of the page.


DETAILS: This recall is for the Breville 6-quart capacity pressure cookers. They are stainless steel. The recalled pressure cookers have model number BPR600XL and batch numbers between 1235 and 1529. The model number and batch code are located on the bottom of the cooker. They cost about $180 and were sold between September 2012 through October 2015 at several stores, including Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Macy’s and

WHY: The sealing gasket can be incorrectly inserted upside down on the lid which can allow the unexpected release of built-up pressure and pose a burn risk.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of cracks in the holder. No reports of fire.

HOW MANY: About 35,600.

FIX: Customers should stop using the recalled product and contact Breville for a replacement sealing gasket and updated instructions.

FOR MORE: Call Breville at 800-983-3165 from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or for online to and click on “Recall BPR600XL.”


DETAILS: The recall the recall is for John Snowball, Esq. tealight candle holders. The holder shaped like a snowball with a face. It has a wire monocle on its right eye, a cigar in his mouth and a black top hat with a yellow band above the brim on his head. There is a hole in the back of the item to hold the candle. Stickers with Victorian Trading Company logo are on the bottom of the holders. The cost about $20 and were sold at Victorian Trading Company, Victorian Trading Company Wholesale and from September 2014 to October 2015.

WHY: The diameter of the hole in the top hat is too small, which can allow heat to build up and create cracks in the surface, posing a fire risk.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of cracks in the holder. No reports of fire.

HOW MANY: About 1,000 in the U.S. and 13 in Canada.

FIX: Customers should stop using the holder and contact Victorian Trading Company for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

FOR MORE: Call Victorian Trading Company at 866-851-6633 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT daily or go online at and click on “Product Recalls” on the bottom of the page.


DETAILS: The recall is for John Deere lawn mowers models Z445, Z645, Z655, and Z665. Their serial numbers being with 1GXZ. The mowers are green and yellow with yellow wheels. They cost between $4,800 and $6,500 and were sold at John Deere independent dealers nationwide from August 2015 to November 2015.

WHY: A fuel hose could have been cut during while it was being made, allowing fuel to leak and pose a fire hazard.

INCIDENTS: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 150.

FIX: Consumers stop using the lawn mowers and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair.

FOR MORE: Call Deere and Co. at (800) 537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or go online at then click on USA, then select “Recall Information” on the drop-down menu under “Services & Support.:

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