NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
|Office of Communications||Washington, D.C.|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2, 2013
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 553-1791|
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Brower Recalls Top Hatch Egg Incubators Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Egg Incubator
Units: About 2,500
Manufacturer: Brower Division of Hawkeye Steel Products Inc., of Houghton, Iowa
Hazard: The base can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.
Incidents/Injuries: Brower received three reports of fires, all of which resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported.
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.
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.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company for a free replacement base.
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
Brower THI20 Top Hatch Incubator
Recalled incubators have a crank arm that snaps into
place. The crank arm is not connected by a screw