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Gas fireplaces, inserts and gas logs recalled due to risk of gas leak and fire hazard

Twenty thousand Hearth & Home Technologies®, Heat-N-Glo®, Heatilator®, Outdoor Lifestyles® and Quadra Fire® natural or propane gas indoor and outdoor fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets have been recalled, effective immediately, due to a hazardous gas valve leak in the products, creating a fire hazard. The recalled products were sold in fireplace stores around the country from May 2014 through July 2014 for between $1,200 and $8,000. The company is instructing customers to stop using the gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets, turn off the gas to the unites and contact the fireplace store where the unit was purchased to ... Read More

Reports of fires and property damage lead to recall of 79,000 Vornado Space Heaters

Nearly 79,000 VH110 Electric Space Heaters are being voluntarily recalled by Vornado Air. Reports say that consumers have been struggling with the heaters melting, catching fire and igniting anything nearby. Sold in both black and white, the recalled Vornado VH110 Whole Room Vortex electric space heaters measure about 10.5 inches high, 9 inches deep and 10.5 inches at the base. The unit’s top has an on/off switch as well as high/low heat settings. The front of the unit features the Vornado logo and a solid gray “V” behind it. The fourth and fifth digits of the recalled heater’s serial number ... Read More

Chrysler issues recall for Jeep and Durango vehicles while NHTSA investigates Ford steering shaft risk

Chrysler has just issued a recall of 895,000 vehicles for a potential fire hazard. Specifically, 651,000 of its Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango SUV models 2011-2014 manufactured in the United States. Also 500,000 Fords are being investigated for steering problems. The source of the problem in the Chrysler vehicles comes from the wiring in the vanity mirror. The vehicles that have been recalled were “involved in a repair related to servicing the vanity mirror and/or headliner, the wiring — located inside the sun visor — may be subject to short-circuit and fire if not appropriately reassembled by the ... Read More

Yellow sac spiders plague later model Mazda6 sedans, spawning second recall

The thought of spiders lurking within one’s vehicle brings about a wide range of emotions for different drivers. But initiating not one, but two recalls over spiders may seem like a nightmare to any driver. Mazda has announced its second recall of Mazda6 sedans due to the appearance of yellow sac spiders and their fire risk. In 2011, more than 52,000 Mazda6 vehicles were recalled because of the bizarre occurrence. The latest recall includes 42,000 affected vehicles, involving model years 2010 through 2012. They are believed to attract yellow sac spiders because of the hydrocarbons in gasoline, Mazda spokesman Jeremy ... Read More

Honda recalling Odyssey minivans for possible fuel leak, fire risk

Honda announced a recall of nearly 900,000 Honda Odyssey minivans in the United States, citing possible problems with fuel pump filters that could leak gasoline, causing a fire hazard. The recall was filed today with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall affects model year 2005-2010 Odysseys. Honda says the cover on the fuel pump strainer can crack and lead to leaking fuel. Consumers may also notice a strong fuel smell due to cracked covers. The auto maker has received 187 warranty claims for fuel pump replacement, and began investigating the problem in October 2012. Honda is in ... Read More

Twin-Star International and CPSC recall more than 30,000 Duraflame electric space heaters

More than 30,000 Duraflame electric space heaters have been recalled by Twin-Star International and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after complaints that the heater can overheat, melt and even catch fire. The product has been reported to be a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Sold in black, red and white, the Duraflame-branded electric space heaters, model DSF-220, resemble a fireplace and can work with or without heat. Measuring about 14.5 inches high, 13-inches wide and 8-inches deep, the recalled space heaters feature an on/off switch and high/low heat settings, both located on the upper left back side of ... Read More

NHTSA approves Chrysler recall plan for older model Jeeps

Chrysler has just been approved to proceed with recall repairs after the government closed its investigation into the safety of older-model Jeeps in the event of a rear-end collision. The investigation stemmed from a recall indicating a risk that a crash into the rear of the vehicle would rupture the vehicles’ gas tanks, erupting the vehicle into flames. The recall will cover 1.6 million Jeep Cherokees from 1993 to 1998 and Jeep Libertys from 2002 to 2007. The repairs will consist of adding a trailer hitch, if the vehicle doesn’t already have one, in order to provide extra rear-crash protection. The ... Read More

Sears and Kmart recall nearly 42,500 Kenmore fan heaters after incidents and injuries reported

After several reports of the fan heaters overheating, two major retailers, Sears and Kmart, are announcing a recall of around 42,500 Kenmore oscillating fan heaters. The recalled fan heaters can overheat and catch fire when the motor mounts are broken, thus posing a fire hazard to unsuspecting consumers. Printed on a silver sticker on the bottom of the units, the recalled Kenmore oscillating fan heaters can be identified by their model number 127.90914310. The recalled fans are offered in a gray and white design, measuring about 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide. The fans also include two dials for ... Read More

Google recalls 145,000 “HP Chromebook 11” chargers after reports of overheating and melting

A recall of nearly 145,000 HP Chromebook 11 power supplies/chargers has been announced by one of the most well-known Internet-related corporations in the world, Google. The recalled chargers have a tendency to overheat and possibly melt, causing fire and burn hazards to its consumers. Sold with the HP Chromebook 11, the recalled chargers are black with outlet pins, measuring 1 ¾ inches by ¾ inches. The charger’s cord is 6 feet long, containing a micro-USB connector on the end. Stamped on the face of the battery charger, the model number of the recalled charger is MU15-N1052-A00S. Google has been held ... Read More

Bed Bug Control units recalled due to reports of excessive overheating

After receiving complaints in regards to overheating, melting and posing a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and PackTite are recalling nearly 9,000 PackTite™ Heating Units for Bed Bug Control. The recalled heaters were manufactured within the United States. PackTite bed bug heating units were sold with PackTite original bed bug treatment systems. The instructions asked consumers to place items for bed bug treatment inside the heater’s black canvas bag and turn the heater on inside the bag. Attached to a black wire frame, the white heaters fit inside the PackTite bag. Printed in white along the side ... Read More