RECALL Incubator

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  1. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13085.html
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    January 2, 2013
    Release #13-085​
    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

     
  2. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Woi. [​IMG] Thanks for the heads-up; I have one of these incubators, and will have to take a good squint at the base to see if it's from the recalled batch or not. I used it two summers ago; had indifferent success with chicken eggs, but it did rather well with peacock eggs. Catching fire, though; that's not in the hatch manual for any species I work with. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Thanks so much! I literally just put all my eggs in my brinsea and chunked it out my window! :lol:

    Wait... Should I have done that? Do I need it for evidence? :lol:
     
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  4. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would turn it in for a refund they Owe you
     
  5. Good point! Its upstairs so I might need some glue... It landed in bushes so it should be ok!
     
  6. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an Old THI10 Brower Top hatch. The egg turner on it just went out recently. I wish I could get a replacement bottom for mine.
     
  7. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    Go BROWNS
    I don't want to even hazard a guess as to how many lives this site may have saved posting this!
    Aces!
     

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