About 2,500 Egg Incubators have been recalled by Brower Division of Hawkeye Steel Products Inc., of Houghton, Iowa. The base that comes with the product can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to the consumer. 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.
The Egg Incubators were 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. Brower received three reports of fires, all of which resulted in property damage. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the company for a free replacement base. You can contact Brower at (800) 553-1791, or online at www.browerequip.com/recall.pdf.