Brower Recalls Top Hatch Egg Incubators Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Egg Incubator
Hazard: The base can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.
Consumer Contact: Brower at (800) 553-1791, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.browerequip.com/recall.pdf.
Units: About 2,500
Description: The product is a round, light gray plastic egg incubator with a clear plastic top used to hatch many different types of eggs. The incubator is 18 inches in diameter and 12 inches tall. The recalled Model TH120 Brower Top Hatch Incubator has two main components—a tray and a base. A crank arm and a turner motor are located in the base. The crank arm snaps into place on the turner motor. The motor turns the crank arm which, in turn, rotates the tray. The clear plastic top has an engraving which says, "THIS SIDE UP." The model number is located on the side of the packaging box.
Incidents/Injuries: Brower received three reports of fires, all of which resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company for a free replacement base.
Sold at: Mills Fleet Farm, Stromberg's Chick and Gamebirds, Unlimited and other farm supply retailers from January 2009 to September 2010 for about $190.
Manufacturer: Brower Division of Hawkeye Steel Products Inc., of Houghton, Iowa
Manufactured in: United States
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13085.html
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission