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Teavana Flip Tumblers Recalled Over Breakage, Burn Risks

Starbucks unit Teavana is recalling more than 23,000 of 14-ounce “flip tumblers” sold in the U.S. after receiving a dozen reports that the item leaks and poses a burn risk. The tumblers, which are designed to hold hot liquid and steep hot tea, come with a clear plastic cap and a welded black base that screws onto a stainless steel tumbler. The tumblers were sold in black and silver models with the name “Teavana” printed on the side. They were sold in Teavana stores nationwide and online at Tevan.com from October 2016 through February 2017 for about $40. According to ... Read More

Espresso maker recall announced by IMUSA due to defective filler caps

Almost 18,000 espresso makers have been recalled by IMUSA for fear consumers might be at risk of burn and impact injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), both issues plaguing the recalled espresso maker have to do with the product’s filler cap. Not only can the cap at the top of the unit crack and allow hot steam to escape, but it may also pop off unexpectedly due to pressure buildup. The espresso maker recall involves any black or gray and black IMUSA espresso makers featuring model numbers GAU-18200 and GAU-18201. The aforementioned caps should have date ... Read More

Baby monitor recall announced by Lorex due to burn hazard; 488 reported incidents

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), nearly 26,000 video baby monitors are now under recall in the U.S. after reports that the monitor’s batteries could overheat during use. If the batteries do overheat, they may cause the battery cover to open or come off, thus exposing unsuspecting consumers to a burn hazard. The recalled Lorex Care ‘N’ Share video baby monitors include model numbers WL3520, WL320 and WL3401, which can be found along the monitor’s back panel. The recalled monitors were sold as part of a bundle with baby cameras. The recalled monitors feature a blue lithium ... Read More

Sky Rover toy recalled due to fire hazard with USB charging cord

Auldey Toys, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a recall for its Sky Rover remote-control flying toys. The USB charging cord sold with the toy can overheat, posing a risk of fire. Auldey has received 35 reports of charging cords overheating, but has no reports of injuries or property damage associated with this defect. The Sky Rover toy recall includes 325,000 units sold at WalMart and other mass merchandisers and independent toy stores nationwide. They also were sold online through Amazon.com. The recalled Sky Rover toy was sold from January 2015 through January 2016 ... Read More

Pressure cooker recall announced by Breville due to reports of second-degree burns

Almost 36,000 Fast Slow Pressure Cookers are now under recall by Breville USA after reports that the sealing gasket can be inserted incorrectly or upside down on the lid, thus allowing the unexpected release of built-up pressure. If the recalled pressure cooker releases this pressure, nearby consumers are at risk of burns. According to the pressure cooker recall, the cooking appliances affected are the Breville 6-quart domestic programmable electric pressure cookers with a brushed stainless steel exterior, as well as a 3-way safety system consisting of a locking lid, pressure release button and safety valve. The pressure cooker recall only ... Read More

Craftsman electric blower recall announced due to reports of fires, one injury

Craftsman, a line of tools, lawn and garden equipment introduced in 1927, has announced an electric blower recall affecting more than 70,000 units. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the electric blower/vac may catch fire during use, putting consumers in danger of burns and fire. The electric blower recall involves two different models of the Craftsman 12 amp electric blower/vac – model number 138.74898 and model number 138.74899. Measuring 12 inches high by 34 inches long, both models feature a red motor housing, a black blower tube and restrictor nozzle. The 138.74898 model has a variable speed ... Read More

Cordless drill recall announced by Harbor Freight Tools after reports of burns, property damage

Harbor Freight Tools has announced a cordless drill recall encompassing 1.7 million units after reports that the drills may overheat due to the internal switching mechanism becoming stuck in the “on” position, posing a fire and burn hazard. The cordless drill recall encompasses the Drill Master 18-volt cordless drills with either item number 68239 or 68287. The recalled drills are black in color with a red switch and feature an 18-volt rechargeable battery pack. The difference between the #68239 and #68276 is that the first was sold individually and the latter was sold as part of a kit, including along with it ... Read More

Family Dollar announces wax warmer recall after reports of burns, property damage

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 30,000 wax warmers sold exclusively by Family Dollar are now under recall due to the number of consumer reports related to fires and burns. The wax warmer recall encompasses Family Dollar’s ceramic wax warmer sets, which includes a teacup-shaped wax warmer and four vanilla-scented wax cubes to melt. A tea light candle can be inserted into the warmer through an opening in the front, although the candle is not included as part of the original set. The recalled wax warmers are cream or green in color with gold trim. ... Read More

Curling iron recall announced due to reports of detachment during use, minor burns

More than 8,000 curling irons with clamps that may detach during use are now under recall by T3 Micro and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The curling iron recall singles out the T3 Twirl 360 Motion-Sensing Auto-Rotating 1.25 inch Curling Irons. The recalled curling irons can be identified by their white handle, metal rotating heat barrel and clamp, as well as the rose-gold color grip. The hair tool’s handle should have a label with model number 76570. The T3 logo can be found along the curling iron’s barrel. Before the curling iron recall was announced, T3 Micro and ... Read More

Animated monkey toy recalled due to burn hazard

An animated monkey toy recalled by Giggles International was sold exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores. The manufacturer, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled the toy because the battery compartment can reach temperatures up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit, posing a burn risk. The manufacturer has received two reports of toys overheating and melting the battery compartment, but no injuries to date. The recall involves the Giggles International Animated Sing-Along Monkey toy. The monkey is made of brown plush material and stands about 9 inches tall. The stuffed monkey holds a songbook called “5 Little Monkeys.” ... Read More