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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

GM announces SUV recall due to defective windshield wipers that may catch fire

General Motors (GM), the infamous company behind the ignition switch recall, has announced a recall encompassing about 32,000 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia SUVs from the 2016 model year for a severe issue with the windshield wipers. The defective wipers may short out during use, potentially causing the wiper motor to malfunction and catch fire. The windshield wiper defect was discovered after one of the wiper motors malfunctioned on a car in a Lansing, Mich., factory earlier this year. As a result of GM’s newly founded “Speak up for Safety” program, the automaker immediately initiated an investigation to learn the ... Read More

NVIDIA SHIELD recall initiated after reports of tablets overheating, property damage

American technology company NVIDIA has announced a recall of its SHIELD tablet devices due to an issue with its lithium-ion battery overheating, thus posing a fire hazard to unsuspecting consumers. The recalled NVIDIA SHIELD tablet computers are black and feature an 8-inch touch screen. Tablet model numbers affected by the NVIDIA SHIELD recall are P1761, P1761W and P1761WX and serial numbers 0410215901781 through 0425214604018. You can find the model and serial numbers on the tablet’s left-side edge. From July 2014 through July 2015, the recalled NVIDIA SHIELD tablets were sold at GameStop locations across nationwide, as well as online by ... Read More

Unsuccessful Jeep recall repairs prompt NHTSA query after continued reports of fires

After an unsuccessful Jeep recall including Jeep and Dodge SUVs, vehicles are reportedly still catching fire, prompting a recall query to investigate why. Nearly 895,000 previously recalled Jeep and Dodge SUVs now have auto safety regulators scratching their heads after reports that the vehicles’ sun visors are still catching fire. While no injuries have been reported as a result of the fires, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a public statement announcing a “recall query” to look into what exactly is causing the fires. According to the NHTSA recall query announcement, approximately eight reports of fires have been received from ... Read More

Jump&Go power supply recall prompted by reports of overheating, fires

Whistler, an electronics company based out of Arkansas, has announced a Jump&Go power supply recall of about 10,400 units. Reports indicate that the power supplies have the potential to overheat, melt and even catch fire. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Jump&Go Portable Jumpstart & Power Supply 12V power supplies are pocket-sized, measuring about 5.1 inches tall by 4 inches wide by 0.9 inches deep. Sold in either red, black yellow or pink, the recalled power supplies featured detachable jumper cables, built-in high output LED flashlight with emergency flashing patterns, as well as a USB port to ... Read More

Mercedes-Benz vehicles recalled for fire risk

A total of 147,224 Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been recalled due to the discovery of a fire risk. The Mercedes-Benz vehicles included in this massive recall are as follows:  2013-’15 Mercedes-Benz E350 4Matic sedan; E350 4Matic wagon; E400 Hybrid sedan; CLS550 CGI and CLS550 4Matic sedan; 2013-’14 E550 4Matic sedan; 2013 E63 AMG sedan, E63 AMG wagon and CLS63 AMG; 2014-’15 CLS63 AMG 4Matic, E63 AMG 4Matic, E63 AMG 4Matic S sedan and E63 AMG 4Matic wagon; 2015 CLS400; 2015 E400 sedan, E400 4Matic sedan, CLS400 4Matic and 2014 CLS63 S. The popular 2013-’15 E-Class and CLS-Class vehicles have also been ... Read More

USB charger recall issued due to possible fire hazard

Tectron International, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a USB charger recall. The USB charger may overheat while in use, posing the risk of a fire. There have been two incidents reported in which the affected USB chargers overheated and melted, but no fires, injuries or property damage have been reported at this time. The USB charger recall affects about 55,000 units distributed as part of school fund-raising events from July 2014 to August 2014. The USB chargers were sold for about $3.50 each through distributors AGI Fundraising, The Chip Shoppe, CPK Inc. Evergreen ... Read More

Country Clipper lawn mowers recalled due to fire hazard

Shivvers Manufacturing Inc., of Corydon, Iowa, has announced a recall of about 1,911 Country Clipper riding lawn mowers sold in the U.S. and in Canada. The hazard associated with these lawn mowers involves ignition module failure, causing overheating and melting, resulting in a fire hazard. The mowers in question were sold by Country Clipper lawn mower dealers nationwide from October 2011 to May 2014 for between $5,300 and $9,500. The recalled lawn mowers are model year 2012, 2013, and 2014 Country Clipper riding lawn mowers, equipped with 27-horsepower Kohler Command CV740 or Kohler Courage SV740 twin cylinder engines. The Command ... Read More