Recalls

Risk of Fire, Burn Injuries Prompts Three Product Recalls

fire Risk of Fire, Burn Injuries Prompts Three Product RecallsThe risk of overheating, fire, and burn injuries has triggered a nationwide recall of three consumer products in recent days, federal safety regulators announced.

Zebra Technologies Printer Power Supply Units

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Zebra Technologies is expanding a previous recall of the power supply units used on its thermal printers. The power supply units can degrade and corrode over time when exposed to moisture and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

The CPSC said Zebra Technologies recalled about 166,000 of the power supply units in Dec. 2016 and then expanded the recall on Aug. 2, 2018, to include 1.3 million units.

Zebra Technologies, which sells the thermal printers and power supply units directly to businesses, hospitals, and other users, has received 30 reports of the power supply units overheating or catching fire. In one incident, a fire from the connector to the printer damaged the printer and surrounding workspace. No injuries linked to the defective units have been reported.

Zebra Technologies and the CPSC advise consumers to immediately stop using the power supplies and contact the company for a free replacement. The company can be reached any time Monday through Friday by calling 800-658-3795 or by emailing PSUrecall@zebra.com.

Click here for a full list of models affected by the recall.

Nutrex Pressure Cookers

Rena Ware International is recalling several hundred Nutrex pressure cookers that its representatives sold directly to customers from December 2015 through June 2018 for about $700-$850 per unit.

The CPSC says the affected pressure cookers can discharge steam at lower pressures than intended, posing the risk of burn injuries to consumers.

The company has received 13 reports of unintended depressurization. Five of the incidents resulted in burn injuries, the CPSC said.

This recall involves Nutrex pressure cookers with model number 2153. The pressure cookers are silver colored with black handles and a blue gasket is attached to the inside of the cover. The model number 2153.DW, the month and year of production, and Rena Ware are stamped on the bottom of the unit.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pressure cookers and contact Rena Ware for a free repair. Rena Ware is also contacting all known purchasers directly.

The company can be reached toll-free at 877-736-2487 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or by email at CustomerService@RenaWare.com.

CloudCharge Qi Wireless Charging Pads

Hirsch Gift is recalling about 21,000 wireless charging pads over a defect that allows them to overheat during use.

CPSC regulators say the recall affects CloudCharge Qi Wireless Charging Pads. The devices were distributed as a promotional giveaway to employees and customers of various companies from February to May of this year.

The units affected by the recall have the model number T4706 printed on the bottom of the charger.

Hirsch Gift said it has received seven reports of the chargers overheating, but no injuries linked to the devices have been reported, the CPSC said.

Anyone who owns one of the recalled charges should immediately stop using it and contact Hirsch Gift for a free replacement The company can be reached by calling 877-220-4438 ext. 117 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or by emailing recall@hirschgift.com.