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Kidde is recalling 37.8 million extinguishers in the United States. Visit HERE to read more. This brand of fire extinguisher is commonly used.

Cost Plus World Market Recalls Bleeding Drip Taper Candles Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date: February 21, 2018
Recall Number: 18-105

 

 

 

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Bleeding drip taper candles

Hazard:
The candles’ high flame can ignite the surface of the wax, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Refund
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled candles and return them to any Cost Plus World Market or World Market store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:
Cost Plus World Market toll-free at 877-967-5362 from 7 a.m. to midnight ET daily or online at www.worldmarket.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Cost-Plus-World-Market-Recalls-Bleeding-Drip-Taper-Candles-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 8,400

Description:
This recall involves Cost Plus World Market’s bleeding drip taper candles sold in a pack of two candles. The unscented wax candles are black and bleed red wax as they melt. They measure about 10 inches long.  World Market, Bleeding Drip Taper Candles and SKU/UPC 544668/000000544668 can be found on the product packaging.
Incidents/Injuries:
The firm has received two incident reports, including one of a candle catching on fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Sold At:
Cost Plus World Market and World Market stores nationwide and online at www.worldmarket.com from August 2017 through October 2017 for about $7.
Manufacturer(s):
Proud Wealth International LTD, of China
Importer(s):
Cost Plus Management Services Inc., of Alameda, Calif.
Manufactured In:
China

Whirlpool Recalls KitchenAid Electric Kettles Due to Burn Hazard

Recall Date: February 20, 2018
Recall Number: 18-103

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
KitchenAid electric kettles

Hazard:
The handle can loosen and separate from the kettle, causing hot contents to spill, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled kettles and contact Whirlpool for a free replacement.

Consumer Contact:
Whirlpool Corporation at 800-874-0608 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://repair.whirlpool.com for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Whirlpool-Recalls-KitchenAid-Electric-Kettles-Due-to-Burn-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 40,200 (In addition, 47,300 units were sold in Canada and 1,600 in Mexico)About 9,600

Description:

This recall involves KitchenAid 1.7 Liter Electric Kettles. The kettles were sold in stainless steel, red, black, white, liquid graphite and cocoa silver. Model numbers and serial numbers are located on the bottom of the kettle. KitchenAid is written on the front of the kettles.  A complete list of model and serial numbers included  in this recall is posted on the firm’s website at http://repair.whirlpool.com.

Model Numbers
Serial Numbers

KEK1722SX (Stainless)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722ER (Red)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722OB (Black)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722WH (White)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722QG (Liquid Graphite)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

KEK1722CS (Cocoa Silver)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722SX (Stainless)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722ER (Red)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722OB (Black)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722WH (White)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722QG (Liquid)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

RKEK1722CS (Cocoa Silver)
YA325***** thru YA724*****

Incidents/Injuries:
Whirlpool Corporation has received 79 reports in the U.S. (19 in Canada) of handles separating, including three reports in the US (one in Canada) of minor burn injuries.
Sold At:
Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillard’s, Fry’s Electronics, Kitchen Kaboodle, Kohl’s, Navy Exchange, Target, Williams Sonoma, and other home improvement, home appliance and retail stores and online at Amazon.com as well as other online retailers from September 2013 through February 2018 for about $100 to $120.
Manufacturer(s):
Co-Win Global Ltd, of Hong Kong

Rural King Recalls Electric Blankets and Throws Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

 

Recall Date: February 15, 2018
Recall Number: 18-100

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Electric heated blankets and throws

Hazard:
The blankets’ and throws’ electric cord can overheat and catch on fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Refund
Customers should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and throws and contact Rural King for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:
Rural King at 800-561-1752 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.ruralking.com and click on the Safety Recall Information link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Rural-King-Recalls-Electric-Blankets-and-Throws-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards

Recall Details

Units:
About 9,600

Description:
This recall involves Rural King’s electric heated blankets and throws. The 100% polyester blankets and throws were sold in cream and brown colors and in two sizes: 50 x 60 inches (smaller than a twin size) and 84 x 90 inches (queen size). They have one or two multi-setting controllers attached to the electric cord. Model numbers starting with BLV-OB and ending in 200, 201A, 201B, 201C, 202, 202BN, 202CM, 203, 204A1, 204A2, 204A3, 204A2BR , 204A2CM, 205B1, 205B2, 205B3 or 206C1 can be found on a corner tag. Matton Rural King Supply, Inc. is printed on the back of the tag.
Incidents/Injuries:
Rural King has received four reports of the blankets and throws overheating. Two incidents resulted in fires and one burn injury to a consumer’s foot.

Sold At:
Rural King stores nationwide and online at www.ruralking.com from October 2017 through December 2017 for between $30 and $60.
Importer(s):
Rural King, of Mattoon, Ill.
Manufactured In:
China

Lenovo Recalls ThinkPad Laptops Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date: February 6, 2018
Recall Number: 18-094

 

 

 

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops (5th Generation)

Hazard:
An unfastened screw can damage the battery causing ovearheating, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately visit https://support.lenovo.com/X1C_5GEN_RECALL to see if their laptop is included in the recall and for assistance in locating the nearest authorized repair center for inspection and repair. If the laptop is included in the recall, stop using it immediately.Consumers should immediately place the recalled pain and itch relief cream out of the reach of children and return it to Walgreens for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:
Lenovo Services at 800-426-7378, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or an authorized Warranty Services Provider or online at https://support.lenovo.com/X1C_5GEN_RECALLor www.lenovo.com and visit on Products and Services to access the recall section.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Lenovo-Recalls-ThinkPad-Laptops-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 78,000 (In addition, about 5,500 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involves 14 inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Generation laptops. They were sold in silver and black. The product name “5 th Generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon,” the machine type 20HQ, 20HR, 20K3 or 20K4 and the serial number or S/N are printed on the bottom of the laptop. Laptops manufacture dates from 16/12 through 17/10 (for December 2016 through October 2017) are included in the recall. The manufacturing date codes can be found on the bottom of the laptop.

Incidents/Injuries:
There have been no reports of overheating in the United States.
Sold At:
Lenovo.com, CDW, Insight, Connection, Zones, and to other PC resellers from December 2016 through November 2017 for between $1,100 and $2,600.
Manufacturer(s):
Lenovo PC, of Hong Kong
Importer(s):
Lenovo Inc., of Morrisville, N.C.
Manufactured In:
China

Husqvarna Recalls Residential Zero Turn Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Date: February 8, 2018
Recall Number: 18-095

 

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Residential zero turn riding mowers

Hazard:
An incorrect routing of the fuel line can cause it to wear and leak, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled zero turn mowers and contact Husqvarna to arrange for a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact:
Husqvarna toll-free at 877-257-6921 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at recalls@husqvarna.com or online at www.husqvarna.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Husqvarna-Recalls-Residential-Zero-Turn-Riding-Mowers-Due-to-Fire-Hazard#

Recall Details

Units:
About 7,100

Description:
This recall involves Husqvarna® and Poulan Pro® brand residential zero turn riding mowers with a Briggs & Stratton twin cylinder engine. They were sold in orange/black and yellow/black colors. On the Husqvarna models, “Husqvarna” is printed on the side of the mowers. On the Poulan Pro models, “Poulan Pro” is printed on the front of the mower. The model number and serial number are printed on the left-hand rail frame in front of the left rear drive wheel. The following models are included in the recall.

Brand
Model Number
Model Name
Serial Number Range

Husqvarna
967638401
Z242F
070117C001001 through 110717C999999

Husqvarna
967271501
Z246

Husqvarna
967271401
Z246

Husqvarna
967323901
Z246i

Husqvarna
967262401
Z248F

Husqvarna
967324101
Z254

Husqvarna
967680901
Z254F

Poulan Pro
967331001
P54ZX

Incidents/Injuries:
None reported
Sold At:
Badcock & More, Lowe’s and other home centers, hardware stores, and Husqvarna Equipment Dealers nationwide and on online at Badcock.com, Lowes.com and other websites from July 2017 through December 2017 for between $2,500 and $3,000.
Manufacturer(s):
Husqvarna Consumer Outdoor Products N.A. Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.
Manufactured In:
U.S.

Fujitsu Recalls Battery Packs for Fujitsu Notebook Computers and Workstations Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Recall Date: February 8, 2018
Recall Number: 18-096

 

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Battery packs used in Fujitsu notebook computers and workstations.

Hazard:
The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers.

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled battery packs, power off the laptop, remove the battery and follow instructions to obtain a free replacement battery pack. Until a replacement battery pack is received, consumers should use the laptop by plugging in AC power only.

Consumer Contact:
Fujitsu at 800- 835-4878 or 800-8FUJITSU from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at http://www.Fujitsu.com/us and click on Product Support at the bottom, then Notebook & Tablet PCs at the bottom, then Fujitsu Voluntary Battery Recall and Replacement for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Fujitsu-Recalls-Battery-Packs-for-Fujitsu-Notebook-Computers-and-Workstations-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards

Recall Details

Units:
About 5,800 in the U.S. and 606 in Canada

Description:
This recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs for these Fujitsu notebook computers and workstations: CELSIUS H720, LIFEBOOK E752, E733, E743, E753, P702, P772, S710, S752, S762, T732, T734, and T902. Recalled battery pack product numbers are CP556150-03, CP579060-01 and CP629458-03. The product and serial numbers are printed on a white sticker on the battery.  Serial numbers included in the recall are:

Recalled Battery Pack Part and Serial Numbers

Product Number (P/N)
Serial Numbers

The first 7 characters
The last 7 characters

CP556150-03
Z130119
All

Z130120
000038Z – 004207Z

Z130131 – Z130205
All

CP579060-01
Z130129
All

Z130130
All

Z130131
000089Z – 000662Z

Z130221
All

Z130304
000045Z – 000563Z

001210Z – 001963Z

002302Z – 002847Z

Z130306
000017Z – 000524Z

CP629458-03
Z130301 – Z130407
All

Incidents/Injuries:
Fujitsu has received one report of a battery fire in Canada.
Sold At:
Online at www.shopfujitsu.com from July 2012 through December 2017 for about $170 for the battery pack sold separately and between $1,100 and $2,900 for the battery packs sold with Fujitsu notebook computers and workstations.
Manufacturer(s):
Fujitsu Limited (Computers) and Panasonic Corporation (Battery Packs)
Importer(s):
Fujitsu America Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif.
Distributor(s):
Fujitsu America Inc., of Sunnyvale, Calif.
Manufactured In:
China (battery packs), Japan (notebook computers and workstations)

Sunny CS (cribside) nursery space heaters

Recall Date: January 31, 2018
Recall Number: 18-088

Hazard:
A broken motor mount can allow the electric heating element to come in contact with the interior plastic materials and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled space heaters, unplug them and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a free replacement unit, including free shipping.

Consumer Contact:
Contact Vornado toll-free at 844-202-7978 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.vornado.com and click on the recall graphic in the lower right corner of the homepage for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Vornado-Air-Recalls-Cribside-Space-Heaters-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards

Recall Details

Units:
About 5,000 in the U.S. (In addition, about 100 were sold in Canada.)

Description:
This recall involves Vornado Sunny CS (cribside) model EH1-0090 electric space heaters. They were sold in white with an accent of melon and gray colors. The heaters measure approximately 12 inches high, 8 inches deep and 11 inches at the base. The controls are mounted in a soft touch panel on the top of the unit with a multi-color display in the center of the control panel. “Vornadobaby” is printed on the side of the heater. The Vornado logo is printed on the front center of the unit. The model/type “SUNNY CS EH1-0090” and serial number are printed on a silver decal on the bottom of the unit under the elastic cord wrap. The recalled heaters have the numbers 1 and 7 as the fourth and fifth digits of the serial number (XXX17-XXXXXX).
Incidents/Injuries:
Vornado has received five reports of the electric heaters catching on fire. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
Sold At:
Bed Bath & Beyond, buybuy Baby and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from October 2017 through December 2017 for about $100.
Importer(s):
Vornado Air LLC, of Andover, Kan.
Distributor(s):
Vornado Air LLC, of Andover, Kan.

American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Recall Date: December 21, 2017
Recall Number: 18-072

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Honda portable generators

Hazard: The carburetor can leak gasoline, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact:
American Honda toll-free at 888-888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at https://powerequipment.honda.com/ and visit on “Recalls and Updates” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/American-Honda-Recalls-Portable-Generators-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards

Recall Details

Units:
About 34,000

Description:
This recall involves Honda portable gasoline generators with model numbers EB2800i and EG2800i. The recalled portable generators have a red front cover and a black metal frame. The EB2800i has a silver-colored control panel and the EG2800i has a black-colored control panel. “HONDA” and the generator model number are printed on the control panel. The serial number is located on a lower black metal frame towards the rear of the generator. The following model numbers, serial numbers and production date ranges are included in this recall:

Model
Serial Number Range
Production Date Range

EB2800i
EAAA -1000037 thru 1015421
2016/07/31 -2017/09/19

EG2800i
EABA -2000047 thru 2020152
2016/07/29 -2017/09/20

Incidents/Injuries:
The firm has received 38 reports of fuel leakage from the generators. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Authorized Honda Power Equipment dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2016 through November 2017 for about $1,150.

Manufacturer(s):
American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Distributor(s):
American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, Calif.
Manufactured In:
U.S.

HP Recalls Batteries for Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

Recall Date: January 4, 2017
Recall Number: 18-077

Recall Summary

Name of Product:
Lithium-ion batteries for HP notebook computers and mobile workstations

Hazard: The lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards

Remedy: Replace
Consumers should immediately visit www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 to see if their battery is included in the recall and for instructions on how to enable “Battery Safety Mode” if their battery is included in the recall. The website provides consumers instructions on how to initiate the validation utility to check their battery and what to download if their battery is included in the recall. These batteries are not customer-replaceable. HP will provide free battery replacement services by an authorized technician.

Consumer Contact:
HP toll-free at 888-202-4320 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 or www.hp.com and click “Recalls” for more information.
Laptop Computers, Desktops, Printers and more | HP® Official Site
www.hp.com
Learn about HP printers, laptops, desktops and more at the Official HP® Website

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/HP-Recalls-Batteries-for-Notebook-Computers-and-Mobile-Workstations-Due-to-Fire-and-Burn-Hazards

Recall Details

Units:
About 50,000 (in addition, 2,600 were sold in Canada)

Description:
This recall involves lithium-ion batteries for HP Notebook computers and mobile workstations.  The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series), HPx360 310 G2, HP Envy m6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11, HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) Mobile Workstations. The batteries were also sold as accessories or replacement batteries for the HP ZBook Studio G4 mobile workstation or for any of the products listed above.

Incidents/Injuries:
HP has received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury involving a first degree burn to the hand.
Sold At:
Best Buy and other stores and authorized dealers nationwide and online at www.Amazon.com, www.hp.com and other websites. The batteries were shipped in notebook computers and mobile workstations sold from December 2015 through December 2017 for between $300 and $4,000. The batteries were also sold separately for between $50 and $90.
Importer(s):
HP Inc., of Palo Alto, Calif.
Manufactured In:
China

 

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