A class action accuses Time Inc. of deceptive trade: offering a “free” Madden NFL video game for purchase of a $49, 6-month subscription to Sports Illustrated, though a regular 6-month subscription costs less than half that $49, in Bergen County Court, N.J.
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Name of Product: Certain Frigidaire and Kenmore Elite Smoothtop Electric Ranges
Units: About 200,000
Manufacturer: Frigidaire, a division of Electrolux Home Products Inc., of Augusta, Ga.
Hazard: Depending on the model, the surface heating elements can: 1) turn on spontaneously without being switched on; 2) fail to turn off after being switched off; or, 3) heat to different temperatures than selected. This poses a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Frigidaire has received 126 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor burns and two reports of minor property damage.
Description: This recall involves Frigidaire, Frigidaire Gallery, Frigidaire Professional and Kenmore Elite smoothtop electric ranges with rotary knobs and digital displays. The following model and serial numbers are included in the recall:
Sold at: Sears and other national chain and independent retailers nationwide from June 2001 through August 2009 for between $1,000 and $2,500.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled ranges immediately and contact Frigidaire or Sears to schedule a free repair.
Several hundred thousand blinds made by several different manufacturers and retailed by still more companies like Target pose significant child strangulation risks. Below are the various consumer product safety recall notices: