December 2, 2003
- Barnett of the Caribbean Announce of Showerhead Hot Water Heaters
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Barnett of the Caribbean, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico is voluntarily recalling about 17,400 Showerhead Hot Water Heaters. Undersized wiring prevents this unit from being suitable in wet locations, the rotary switch is not waterproof and the installation instructions fail to recommend an electrical junction box, but instead recommends tape. Another hazard is the plastic enclosure which poses an electrocution and fire hazard.
May 7, 2002
- Electric Showerhead Hot Water Heaters Sold in Puerto Rico Recalled by Eugenio Serafin
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC), Eugenio Serafin Inc., of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, is voluntarily recalling about 32,500 electric showerhead hot water heaters. The showerhead hot water heaters are attached to the shower's water supply piping and connected to the household electrical supply source when central hot water is not available. The nozzle can be easily unscrewed, exposing the uninsulated heater coil. The heater coil's grounding screw does not sufficiently reduce the current through the water, posing an electrocution and shock hazard to the bather.
December 20, 2001
- Kohler Recalls Shower Doors
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kohler Co., of Kohler, Wis., is voluntarily recalling about 41,000 shower doors. The door hinges can fail, causing the shower door to fall and injure nearby consumers.
June 22, 1984
- Symmons Shower Systems Warning