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Electric skateboard recall announced following reports of overheating battery packs

More than 3,200 electric-powered skateboards are under recall by Boosted Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The recalled electric skateboards are powered by lithium ion battery packs that may overheat and smoke, putting unsuspecting consumers at risk of igniting a fire. According to the CPSC, the recalled 2nd Generation Boosted Dual+ electric skateboards with lithium ion battery packs are wooden with the “Boosted” brand name printed on the top and bottom. The electric skateboards feature an orange power button that controls the skateboard’s battery pack, which is attached to the bottom of the board within its own ... Read More

Toshiba Recalls More Laptop Computer Batteries Over Risk Of Fire, Burn Injuries

Consumers who own certain Toshiba laptop computers powered by Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs are being warned the devices may overheat, posing a risk of fire and burn injuries. On Jan. 4, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued an alert that Toshiba is recalling about 83,000 Satellite laptops with potentially faulty Panasonic battery packs. The recall encompasses 41 models of Toshiba’s Satellite laptop, expanding a March 2016 recall of about 91,000 Panasonic battery packs sold with Toshiba laptops. Toshiba America has received five reports of the battery pack overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported. Toshiba’s recall expansion now ... Read More

Menorah recall reannounced by Target amid fears of fires; 8 incidents reported

Target, one of many popular big-box stores headquartered in North America, has reannounced a previous recall of nearly 2,600 menorahs that have the potential to melt and become flammable. The same menorah recall was posted by Target, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), back in May of this year. According to the CPSC, the menorah recall specifically identifies clear acrylic Hanukkah menorahs designed into the shape of a pyramid and measuring 10.5 inches long by 1.2 inches wide by 2.3 inches in height. The side of the recalled menorah should have a white label identifying its ... Read More

Denon battery pack recall announced due to burn and fire hazards

Denon, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall of more than 3,400 rechargeable battery packs that may overheat during use. According to the CPSC, the recalled battery packs pose both burn and fire hazards due to their overheating problem. The rechargeable battery recall comprises Denon’s HEOS 1 Go Pack lithium-ion rechargeable battery packs for wireless speakers., but only those with a 10-character alpha-numeric serial number starting with 5 or 501g91 and ending with 3517 through 4004. The recalled battery packs were sold in black or white, feature four blue LED lights and are ... Read More

GE Appliances washer recall announced after reports of fires; $129K in property damage

GE Appliances, known for its wide selection of kitchen appliances and home products, has announced a recall of nearly 222,000 top-loading clothes washers. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the washers contain an electrical component that may overheat and cause the appliance to ignite. The washer recall comprises of three different models of the GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers available in either gold, gray or white. Measuring about four cubic feet, the recalled washers feature the “GE Profile” emblem on the front and its model numbers above the water valve connections. The following model and serial ... 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

Rheem Recalls “Performance Platinum” Water Heaters For Fire Risk

Rheem Sales Company Inc. of Montgomery, Ala., is recalling Rheem-brand “Performance Platinum” electric water heaters sold exclusively at Home Depot stores because the control panel on the front of the units can overheat, posing a risk of fire and burn injuries. Rheem says the affected water heaters are gray and have the Rheem and Performance Platinum logo on a decal on the front above the electronic thermostat control panel. The potentially defective water heaters are sold in 40-, 50-, and 80-gallon capacities. The manufacturer says it has received 296 reports of the control panels overheating, including one incident that caused ... Read More

Menorah recall announced by Target after reports of melting; three fires

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the massive discount retailer Target has announced a menorah recall affecting nearly 2,600 products. The announcement comes shortly after reports that the defective menorahs may melt while holding burning candles, thus posing a fire hazard to consumers. The menorah recall includes clear acrylic Hanukkah menorahs designed in the style of a pyramid, measuring 10.5 inches long by 1.2 inches wide by 2.3 inches high. A round white label on the side of the recalled menorah should show a bar code and model number 240-14-0169. Before the menorah recall was announced, Target ... Read More

Fan heater recall expansion: CE North America opts to recall additional 8,500 products

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), a prior recall of more than 28,000 portable fan heaters was not enough to keep consumers safe. That’s why CE North America has announced a recall expansion to include an additional 8,500 defective fan heaters with the propensity to overheat and catch fire. The latest fan heater recall encompasses KUL small portable fan heaters measuring approximately 9 inches long by 5 inches by 10.5 inches tall. To find the KUL logo, check next to the power dial along the front bottom of the heaters. The recalled heater’s bottom will have an adhesive label ... Read More

Ambient Weather radio recall expands to include additional 57K due to fire hazard

Weather radios are often used by those in extreme weather conditions and unable to assess weather news through other means. As such, their importance to consumers is higher than most household goods and they should work properly in the case of an emergency. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an additional 57,000 Ambient Weather radios are now being recalled by Ambient Weather due to reports that the device can overheat while plugged into an AC power outlet, thus posing a fire hazard. More than 12,000 of the same radios were recalled once before in August of last ... Read More