WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2015
Name of Product: Glacier Bay and Schӧn kitchen faucets
Hazard: The battery box used to power the faucet’s sensor can short circuit, overheat and/or melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Consumers should immediately unplug and remove batteries from the faucet’s battery box and contact Lota USA for a replacement battery box for the faucet.
Consumer Contact: Lota USA/Parts Helper toll-free at 877-580-5682 Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET, on Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. ET, or online at www.lotausa.com and click on “Recall” or at www.homedepot.com and click on “Product Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 4,500
Description: This recall involves Glacier Bay and Schӧn brand touchless kitchen faucets that allow the user to waive a hand in front of a sensor to start and stop the flow of water, 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. The Glacier Bay faucets include a matching soap dispenser. Glacier Bay is printed on the base of the Glacier Bay faucets. Schӧn is printed on the base of the Schӧn faucets. The Glacier Bay faucets were sold in chrome, Mediterranean bronze and stainless steel. The Schӧn faucets were sold in chrome and stainless steel. The model number and the manufacturing date are printed on the faucet’s black piping that connects the faucet to the kitchen’s water pipe under the sink. Manufacturing dates are the YY-MM-DD format, e.g. 14-10-29 was manufactured on October 29, 2014. The faucets have the following model numbers and manufacturing dates:
|Model Number||Manufacture Date||Brand||Description|
|67536-1001||14-10-29 through 15-04-14||Glacier Bay||Touchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (chrome)|
|67536-1027H2||14-10-29 through 15-04-14||Glacier Bay||Touchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (Mediterranean bronze)|
|67536-1008D2||14-10-29 through 15-04-14||Glacier Bay||Touchless single-handle pull-down sprayer kitchen faucet with LED light (stainless steel)|
|67558-0101||14-10-29 through 15-04-14||Schön||Schön modern kitchen modern sensor pulldown (chrome)|
|67558-0108D2||14-10-29 through 15-04-14||Schön||Schön modern kitchen sensor pulldown (stainless steel)|
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received six reports of the faucet’s battery box overheating, melting and/or smoking, including one report of a fire in the box and one report of a burn to a consumer’s thumb.
Sold exclusively at: The Home Depot stores nationwide and online at www.homedepot.com from March 2015 through May 2015 for about $225.
Importer: Lota USA, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
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A faucet with a ceramic disk valve and solid brass base materials will be the most durable. Though many attractive faucets have two handles, I always push for single-lever faucets in the kitchen. I have found some ideas from Quora.com and Reviewwide.com about soap dispensers for kitchen. Reddit is the best place to get some cool ideas as well. You need to include a spray arm for filling pots with water or rinsing the sink, whether it’s part of the spout or a separate piece. Consider other convenient extras, like a garbage disposal and hot water dispenser.