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Product Recalls - Prior to 2011

11/17/10 - Centrifugal Pump Recall
9/23/10 - Baxter Healthcare Recalls
9/17/10 - Toshiba T-130 Series Laptop Recall
8/20/09 - Intermatic Timer Model DT17 Recall
10/30/08 - Notebook Computer Battery Recall
9/20/08 - Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Recall
7/15/08 - BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) 60ml Luer-Lok Syringe Recall
9/19/06 - Toshiba Battery Recall
8/24/06 - Apple Battery Recall
8/15/06 - Dell Battery Recall
5/26/06 - EnviroAlert EA 200/400 Temperature Monitoring Device Recall
7/05/05 - BOC Edwards Rotary Vane Pump Motor Capacitor Recall


Centrifugal Pump Recall

Grainger Global has determined that there is an issue with the base attachment on certain batches of Centrifugal Pumps. Pumps purchased between July 1, 2010, and September 23, 2010, may be eligible for replacement. It is believed that pumps already installed and in service are unlikely to have a problem, but Grainger is asking that you check any pumps you purchased during this period. For further details, and images, please check the recall notice. For a list of SKU's and serial numbers affected by this recall, click here.

Baxter Healthcare Recalls

There are two recalls currently active for Baxter Healthcare:
  • The FDA has ordered a recall of Colleague Volumetric Infusion Pumps. Get details.
  • Infusion Disposable Products, chevron style pouches. Get details.


Toshiba T-130 Series Laptop Recall

Toshiba has announced a recall of its T130 series laptop computers. Approximately 41,000 of these computers were sold between August 2009 and August 2010. Anyone who owns one of the affected models is directed to do the following:

"immediately download the latest version of Toshiba's BIOS computer program to their notebook computer at http://laptops.toshiba.com/about/consumer-notices. This new computer program will detect whether the notebook computer is overheating, and if so, disable the notebook computer's external power and display a message directing the consumer to contact Toshiba for a free repair. Consumers who do not have Internet access should contact Toshiba to arrange for installation of the updated BIOS."

For further details of this recall, and a complete list of models affected, visit the Toshiba website.


Intermatic Timer Model DT17 Recall

Intermatic, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of its DT17 timer, packaged as DT17C Heavy Duty Digital Timer and DT17C70 Heavy Duty Grounded Digital 7 Day Timer. The recalled timers could pose an electrical shock hazard. The brand name, model number ("DT17") and affected date codes of 40Z through 52Z or date codes ending in A, B, or C can be located on the bottom of the timer. The units were manufactured between September 2005 and October 2008.

For more images, additional information and instructions on what to do with the affected timers, visit the Intermatic Web site.


Notebook Computer Battery Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall of Lithium-Ion Batteries used in selected Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell notebook computers.

For more information and instructions on what to do with the affected batteries, visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site.


Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Recall

Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter's metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock.

For more information on how to exchange the affected product for a new one, visit the Apple Web site.


BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) 60ml Luer-Lok Syringe Recall

Unit package seal integrity (and product sterility) can be adversely affected during product shipping.

For more information on how to return the affected product and process a re-order, please see the official Recall Notice.


Toshiba Battery Recall

Toshiba has identified a problem with some of the batteries in Toshiba portable computers manufactured between March and May of 2006. The affected batteries simply stop working, i.e. they stop accepting a charge, and they no longer supply power to the computer. They do not overheat, or pose any safety related issue or concern. Batteries manufactured since June 1, 2006 are not affected by this problem.

Only some, not all, of the batteries used in these models are affected.

  • Satellite A100/A105
  • Satellite M50/M55
  • Satellite M100/M105
  • Tecra A6
  • Tecra A7

Toshiba is offering to replace affected batteries with new batteries, free of charge. This offer extends to affected batteries only - those that are known to have this problem. Toshiba will replace affected batteries whether or not they have actually failed.

For more information on this recall and the specific batteries affected, please visit the Toshiba web site.


Apple Battery Recall

Apple has determined that certain notebook computer batteries pose a safety risk that may result in overheating under rare circumstances.

The affected batteries were sold worldwide from October 2003 through August 2006 for use with the following notebook computers: 12-inch iBook G4, 12-inch PowerBook G4 and 15-inch PowerBook G4.

Apple is voluntarily recalling the affected batteries and has initiated a worldwide exchange program to provide eligible customers with a new replacement battery, free of charge.

For more information on this recall and the specific batteries affected, please visit the Apple web site.


Dell Battery Recall

Dell has identified a potential issue associated with certain batteries sold with Dell Latitude and Inspiron notebook computers. These batteries can short circuit, even when the battery is not in use, potentially causing them to become very hot, release smoke and possibly catch fire. Dell is voluntarily recalling certain Dell-branded batteries and offering free replacements for these batteries. If you determine that your battery is covered under the recall and arrange for its safe return to Dell, you will be eligible to receive two replacement batteries.

For more information on this recall and the specific batteries affected, please visit the Dell web site.


EnviroAlert EA 200/400 Recall

Winland Electronics, Inc., has identified interference issues with some installations of its EnviroAlert EA200 and EA400 temperature monitoring devices that could affect temperature and humidity readings and cause some units in the most extreme cases to lock up and become nonfunctional or cause false alarms.

To remedy this situation, Winland will replace the circuit board on the affected units at no charge until 9/30/06. To receive a new circuit board complete the Circuit Board Exchange Order Form. The existing circuit board must be returned to Winland, in order to receive a $20 rebate.

More information is available on the Winland web site.


Rotary Vane Pump Motor Capacitor Recall

In order to prevent the possibility of a mass spectrometer fire from occurring, it is important to check the type of motor capacitor being used. This recall bulletin is specific to the motor capacitors on the BOC Edwards vacuum pumps. BOC Edwards states the motor capacitors: "... have failed in use causing fire damage to the pump motor and, possibly, surrounding equipment." Should your department have one of these capacitors, an upgrade kit will be sent free of charge and the estimated time for replacement is 15 minutes.

Campus departments with equipment affected by this recall should act immediately in order to prevent the potential for future property and life losses, the resulting adverse effects on teaching/research and denial of financial reimbursement by the university’s insurance programs.


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