Attend Our Upcoming Seminar

By Whitemore Fire Consultants | Apr 26, 2016

We are excited to announce our upcoming seminar: In the Beginning...Building a Subrogation Case.   


Submit Claims Easily With Our New App

By Whitemore Fire Consultants | Apr 05, 2016

In an effort to make submitting claims to WFC even easier, we have introduced our new App for your smart phone or tablet. The process is simple, here's how it works: 


Gamewell-FCI Recalls Fire Alarms

By Whitemore Fire Consultants | Apr 05, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Gamewell-FCI of Northford, CT has voluntarily issued a recall of the Gamewell-FCI fire alarm panels (ILI-MB-E3 and ILI-S-E3).When configured in a certain way, the panels can become non-responsive and connected detectors in the area can fail to detect and respond to an alarm. Approximately 1,000 units were sold at authorized distributors from May 2015 through August 2015 for about $800.

This recall is for the ILI-MB-E3 and ILI-S-E3 Gamewell-FCI fire alarm panels in commercial buildings. This issue is limited to a specific configuration of Signaling Line Circuit (SLC) devices. To occur, the SLC must include at least two of the following detectors in any combination: Acclimate, 4-Warn, Photo/CO and iFAAST. The issue would occur only if the detectors are addressed within the same FlashScan polling group. Detectors installed in a different combination are not affected. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately contact the distributor to obtain a free repair, a firmware upgrade.

For more information, please visit www.gamewell.com and click on “Safety Recall.”

 

 


Toshiba Recalls Laptop Computer Batteries

By Whitemore Fire Consultants | Apr 05, 2016

 


Franklin Fueling Recalls Gas Station Hoses/Swivels

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Panasonic Recalls Lithium-ion Laptop Battery Packs

By Whitemore Fire Consultants | Apr 05, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Panasonic Corporation of North America of Newark, New Jersey has voluntarily issued a recall of the Panasonic Lithium-ion Computer Battery Packs. Conductive foreign material was mixed into the battery cells during manufacturing, posing a risk of fire.About 387 (in the United States) and 110 (in Canada) were sold at Panasonic dealers from December 2011 through August 2013 for about $2,000 for the laptop. 


Z Gallerie Recalls Wall Clocks Due to Fire

By Whitemore Fire Consultants | Apr 04, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Z Gallerie of Gardenia, California has voluntarily issued a recall of the Golda Wall Clocks.The batteries inside the clock can overheat due to defective battery springs located at the bottom of the battery compartment, posing a fire hazard.

About 450 clocks were sold at Z Gallerie stores nationwide and online at ZGallerie.com between July 2015 and January 2016 for about $400.

This recall includes Golda wall clocks. The clocks are round and measure 32 inches in diameter and four inches in depth. The front of the wall clocks is made of glass and has a white background. “Invented in 1698” is printed on the front of the clocks. The numbers printed on the clock and clock hands are printed in a brown antiqued ink. The battery compartment on the back holds one AA battery and four D batteries. “Made in China” and “Made for Z Gallerie” are printed on a label on the back of the clocks.

No injuries or incidents have been reported. Consumers should immediately remove the batteries from the clocks and contact Z Gallerie for a full refund and $50 Z Gallerie gift card.

For more information please visit: www.zgalerie.com and click on "Safety Recalls at the bottom of the page.

 

 

 

 

 


Pelican Products Recall Flashlights & Replacement Batteries

By Whitemore Fire Consultants | Apr 04, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Pelican Products of Torrance, Calif. (flashlights) and HYB Battery Co., Ltd. Of China (batteries) has voluntarily issued a recall of about 3,800 flashlights and 150 replacement battery packs (in addition, about 800 flashlights and 18 replacement battery packs sold in Canada).The battery packs in the flashlights can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

The flashlights and battery packs were sold in sports and specialty stores nationwide, online at amazon.com and other industrial supply dealers or distributors from May 2014 through January 2016 for between $240 and $280 for the flashlight and $50 to $70 for the battery packs, that were sold separate for a new replacement battery pack.

This recall involves Pelican 9410L flashlights equipped with lithium ion battery packs and replacement battery packs. The flashlights are yellow and black. “Pelican 9410L” is printed on the front of the flashlights and on the top of the handle. The recalled flashlights have manufacturer part number 9410-021-245 or 9410-021-110 printed on the packaging. The manufacturer part number for the recalled battery pack is 9413-301-001 and is printed on a label on the battery’s shrink wrap. Only battery packs that contain green shrink wrapped cells are included in the recall.

Pelican has received two reports of overheating battery packs. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled flashlights and replacement battery packs and contact Pelican for instructions on returning the flashlights for free installation of a new battery pack or to exchange replacement battery packs that were sold separately for a new replacement battery pack.

For more information please visit www.pelican.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page.

 

 


Illume Recalls Valentine's Day-Themed Ceramic Mugs

By Whitemore Fire Consultants | Apr 04, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Illume of Bloomington, Minnesota has voluntarily recalled the “Love Today” ceramic mug. The mugs were mislabeled as microwave safe. If microwaved, the metallic print on the mug can spark, posing a fire hazard.     Approximately 12,500 mugs were sold nationwide at Target Stores and online at www.target.com between December 2015 and January 2016 for about $8.00. 


England's Stove Works Recalls Pellet Stoves

By Whitemore Fire Consultants | Apr 04, 2016

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with England’s Stove Works, Inc. of Monroe, Virginia, has issued a voluntary recall of the Smartstove freestanding pellet stoves.Smoke can build up inside the firebox due to ash accumulation and the glass in the door can break, posing a laceration hazard.

About 2,300 stoves were sold at Lowe’s and specialty hardware stores nationwide and online at www.lowes.com from September 2015 through December 2015 for about $1,500.00.

This recall involves Smartstove free standing pellet stoves, with model number 55-SHSSP01 and serial numbers ranging from 101 through 2513. The cast iron pellet stove is about 36 inches high, 24 ½ inches wide, 24 inches deep and has a black satin finish. It has an arched glass door on the front with vents above the door. The Smartstove logo appears on the stove’s control panel. The model and serial numbers are located on a black plate on the top right hand corner on the back of the stove.  The firm has received four reports of incidents, including one report of a minor injury.

Consumers should stop using the unit until repaired and contact the firm to receive a free repair kit and installation instructions..

For more information, please visit www.heatedefined.com and click on “Notice” located at the top of the page to receive a repair kit.

 

 


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