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Energizer Batteries Pose Burn Threat; 130,810 XBOX ONE Chargers Recalled

Energizer Batteries Pose Burn Threat; 130,810 XBOX ONE Chargers Recalled

Overheating batteries continue to plague both manufacturers and the consumers who purchase wireless technologies. Defective batteries that power laptops, smartphones, hoverboards, and most recently XBOX ONE video game controllers, have led to millions of products deemed unsafe by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. After learning of 24 alleged incidents of their batteries “overheating and deforming the charger’s plastic cover,” Performance Designed Products LLC (PDP) has recalled more than 130,000 of their Energizer branded chargers. At the time of the recall no injuries had been reported.  (more…)

Toys R Us Issues Recall for Toy Helicopters Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

Toys R Us Issues Recall for Toy Helicopters Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

Defective products that carry a fire hazard are dangerous for both the home and the consumer. This month, a few recalls have been issued for these types of products. Swan Creek Candle Company recently recalled more than 700,000 loose votive candles due to a high burning flame that poses a fire and burn hazard. Similarly, Toys R Us recently recalled about 7,400 remote-controlled helicopters because of the risk of the battery overheating and posing a fire and burn hazard.

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IKEA Recalls 220,000 LYDA Jumbo Cups Worldwide Due To Burn Hazard

IKEA Recalls 220,000 LYDA Jumbo Cups Worldwide Due To Burn Hazard

Last week, Teavana issued a recall for nearly 470,000 Glass Tea Tumblers due to the possibility of laceration and burn hazards. A variety of tumblers were affected, including products that were sold as part of tea sets, because the tumblers may break or shatter unexpectedly, posing laceration and burn hazards. Teavana issued the recall after receiving over 300 reports of glass breaking or shattering during use, including six incidents that result

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Teavana Recalls Almost 470,000 Glass Tea Tumblers Due To Laceration and Burn Hazards

Teavana Recalls Almost 470,000 Glass Tea Tumblers Due To Laceration and Burn Hazards

It’s crucial for cooking and kitchen products to be safe, as consumers often use these on a daily basis. Several household appliances were recalled in May, including approximately 55,000 Avon Microwave Popcorn Makers because of burn and fire hazards. During use, the popcorn makers may overheat and ignite, potentially causing a fire. At the time of the recall, Avon had received 20 reports of the popcorn makers overheating, including two incidents tha

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Popular High End Cookware Recalled Over Burn And Fire Hazards

Popular High End Cookware Recalled Over Burn And Fire Hazards

Any good chef will tell you that the point of purchasing high-end cookware is knowing that you likely won’t have to replace your pots and pans anytime in the near future. More to the point, if a customer spends $3,500 on an entire set of pots and pans, he will want to feel confident that they will withstand high temperatures and not melt on a stovetop and cause severe burns or even fires. Unfortunately, owners of the Royal Prestige 9-Ply Thermal Wall Cookware sets have been finding out the hard way that price isn’t always an indicator of high quality.

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Popular Jotul Fireplace Inserts Recalled After Report Of Shock And Burn Hazard

Popular Jotul Fireplace Inserts Recalled After Report Of Shock And Burn Hazard

As the winter slowly rolls in across the U.S. and temperatures drop throughout the colder states, more people will begin using space heaters and the more traditional fireplaces to keep their homes warm. Even people in Southern states, accustomed to heat and natural comfort, may toss a log or two on the fireplace once the temperatures dip below 60-degrees.  During this time, it’s important that people not only make sure they administer fire safety in their homes, but also be aware of the quality of the products they’re using to keep their homes warm.

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Burn hazard forces recall of Acer notebooks

Burn hazard forces recall of Acer notebooks

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that the Acer America Corporation of San Jose, California, is launching a voluntary recall of more than 22,000 various models of Acer-Aspire series laptops and notebook computers. Both the CPSC and Acer urge consumers who have purchased an Acer notebook in the past year to cease using their laptops until they have determined that the specific model is safe from flaws or they have contacted Acer to have the free repair performed.

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