Glacier Bay and Schӧn brand kitchen faucets are recalled because they pose fire and burn hazards to consumers. The battery box used to power the faucet’s sensor can short circuit and then overheat and/or melt. The firm has received one report of a fire in the battery box, one report of a burn to a consumer’s thumb, and six reports of the battery box overheating, melting and/or smoking.
The recall includes approximately 4,500 faucets, which were exclusively sold at Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2015 through May 2015 for about $225. These touchless kitchen faucets allow the user to waive a hand in front of a sensor to start and stop the flow of water. The faucets also have a pull-down sprayer head with a white LED light and a single handle to manually turn the water on and off. The touchless feature is powered by four 1.5V batteries installed into a battery box connected to the faucet. Model numbers and manufacturing dates are printed on the faucet’s black piping. Check the CPSC recall notice for a list of recalled model numbers and manufacturing dates.
Consumers should immediately unplug and remove batteries from the faucet’s battery box and contact the importer, Lota USA, for a replacement battery box for the faucet.
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