Thermador recalls Ovens due to potential cabinet fire

Appliance recall News
BSH Home Appliances Corp is recalling Thermador Brand built-in double ovens with model numbers C272B, C302B, SEC272, SEC302, SECD272 and SECD302 and serial numbers between FD8403 through FD8701.

This recall affects about 37,000 units sold between June 2004 and July 2007.

Gaps in the insulation may cause over-heating during the self-clean cycle cause neighboring cabinets to catch fire.

Consumers with a recalled oven should stop using the self-clean and contact Thermador at (800) 701-5230 to schedule an inspection and repair at no cost.

Model and serial numbers are located on the underside of the control panel.

Rockler Companies Recalls LED Light Kits

If you bought an LED kit from Rockerler Woodworking and Hardware between March and October 2009 please note this important safety recall due to faulty wiring that causes the battery pack to overheat and explode.

This recall involves Rockler LED lights made in China with either an interchangeable spotlight head or a magnifying head. Models included in the recall have stock numbers 26429 (spotlight or 27017 (magnifying). Stock numbers are printed on the light’s packaging.

Stop using the recalled LED light kits and call Rockler Companies to receive a free repair kit  at 1-800-260-9663.

 

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Ofuro Vasca by Rapsel

I think with all this cold weather nothing would be nicer than soaking in a hot bath completely immersed in water up to my chin.  If you agree you’ll want to check out this Japanese style soaking tub from Matteo Thun.

Traditional Ofuro are small wooden tubs with high sides. They are not for bathing.  You shower before you enter the Ofuro to leave the water clean for the next person.

The Ofuro Vasca, produced by Rapsel, is made entirely from larch wood (beech).  The wood is carefully dried, shaped and joined together creating a soft and inviting bath.  Compared to the typical round shape of the Japanese Ofuro, this European version is elongated.

   

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Bic Biro Recycled Chandelier

This fabulous chandelier made from 347 Bic Cristal pens and 347 paper clips.  It is on display at the Science Museum of London as part of the exhibit Plasticity – 100 years of making plastics. The exhibit celebrates the ingenuity involved in creating “the first truly man-made material,” as well as its modern substitutes, while looking at the environmental implications of this discovery and plastics’ subsequent spread around the world.

The Bic Biro Chandelier was made by Spanish design company enPieza Studio. This is not their first light made from recycled pens.  They have created a table lamp named the Volivik 50 from various color Bic pens and the Volivik 77 pendant light from orange pens.

The chandelier reminds me some of the chandelier made from plastic coffee stirrers that I mentioned a while ago on KitchAnn Style.  The pens in the close up view also seem to be full of ink so I am not sure they were not purchased solely to make the lights.

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