Hy Cite Enterprises has recalled 1.7 million Royal Prestige 9-Ply thermal-wall pots and pans because they can collapse, crimp, or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard.
Today Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, asked the Consumer Product Safety Commission to take steps regarding the dangers posed to children from single-use detergent packets. Since the beginning of the year, poison-control centers have received almost 3,000 calls regarding exposure to single-use laundry and dishwasher detergent packs involving children five and younger.
Haier America Trading has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $850,000 to resolve Consumer Product Safety Commission allegations that the company failed to report a defect involving its blenders that resulted in nearly 60 incidents and an injury to a consumer's hand.
More than 600,000 single-serve coffeemakers have been recalled by Mr. Coffee in the U.S. and Canada because a build-up of steam in the coffeemaker's water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open, spitting out hot coffee grounds and water. There have been 61 reports of burns to consumers' faces, upper torsos and hands and 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, according to the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
GE Appliances has recalled about 1.3 million of its GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile, and Hotpoint dishwashers because an electrical failure in the heating element can pose a fire hazard.
Flushmate, a division of Sloan Valve Company, has recalled 2.3 million Flushmate III Pressure-Assist Flushing Systems in the U.S., and 9,400 in Canada because the system can burst at or near the vessel weld seam releasing stored pressure. The flushing system is installed inside a toilet tank, and the pressure can lift the lid and shatter the tank.
Big Lots has recalled about 70,500 portable space heaters and portable oscillating space heaters because they can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard.
More leaky Arctic Zone and Cryofreeze gel packs are being recalled by California Innovations, based in Toronto. Consumers may become ill from accidentally ingesting the packs' contents—diethylene glycol and ethylene glycol gels—in large quantities, warns the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. If you own any of the recalled gel packs, stop using them, and safely dispose of a leaking hot-and-cold pack in accordance with local regulations.
Black & Decker Spacemaker coffee makers are being recalled by its distributor, Applica Consumer Products Inc. of Miramar, Fla. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, the handles for the under-the-cabinet coffee brewer's pots may break during use and possibly cut or burn consumers with hot coffee.
Viking Range Corporation of Greenwood, Miss., has recalled about 2,000 Viking dishwashers because an electrical component in the dishwasher can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Viking has received 21 reports of incidents, including five reports of property damage from fires.
Office Depot is recalling 307,000 of its Brand Biella leather desk chairs in the U.S. and another 12,000 in Canada because the weld connecting the seat plate to the gas lift can fail, causing the chair to separate from the base and posing a fall hazard.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission's consumer product database marks its one-year anniversary today.
For National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24), now in its 50th year, experts are reminding families to keep their homes safe for children by securing medicines, chemicals, and pesticides in locked cabinets.
A new study has found potentially harmful chemicals, such as asthma-related compounds and endocrine disruptors, in common consumer products including cosmetics, household cleaners, and personal care products, and many of the detected chemicals are not listed on product labels.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall notice for locking pill containers sold by Locker Brand Inc. of Henderson, Nev. The Rx Locker
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