Macy’s is recalling a bout 121,000 Martha Stewart Collection 10-piece stainless steel cookware sets.
The metal discs that cover the frying pan’s rivets can pop off and hit consumers, posing an injury hazard.
The firm has received seven reports of the metal discs popping off the frying pans, including three minor injuries, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. Injuries include bruises, burns, and welts.
Black Friday, possibly the largest shopping day of the year, is known for big savings and huge crowds.
The number of consumers shopping on Black Friday in 2015 may be up from last year, with 55 percent of consumers planning to look for Black Friday deals compared to 53 percent in 2014, a recent survey from Offers.com shows.
In the 1970s, I remember writing about new labels that were being proposed which would tell consumers how much energy an appliance would use in a year and what the cost would be. It was a revolutionary step for consumer information.
Now, energy labeling efforts have expanded to include many more items, even buildings.
Today, Oct. 27, is Energy Star Day. It’s a way for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its partners, as well as individuals across the country, to celebrate what has been accomplished through the Change the World, Start with Energy Star campaign.
In June, two environmental health scientists published a review of PFOA research that found that levels in many water systems are “at least two orders of magnitude” higher than what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency advises is safe.
PetSmart Inc. is recalling about 112,200 Top Fin plastic aquarium heaters in the United States and about 4,800 in Canada.
About 33,000 heaters were previously recalled in August 2014.
An electrical problem with the aquarium heaters poses a risk of fire or electrical shock to the consumer, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The firm has received 13 reports of incidents, including four reports of minor shock, seven reports of the water tanks overheating, and one report of property damage from an electrical shortage resulting in fire.
This recall involves all 50-, 100-, 150-, 200-, and 250-watt Top Fin brand plastic aquarium heaters sold between August 2014 and April 2015 with model numbers: HT50, HT100, HT150, HT200, or HT250.
Memorial Day is May 25 this year, and the holiday marks the unofficial start of the summer season.
As with other major holidays, you can find lots of bargains – but you need to know what to look for.
To pick the best deals, you'll want to avoid buying any summer items, recommends DealNews.com. Though it may seem tempting, BBQ grills, patio furniture, and summer apparel should remain off limits because you'll be paying a premium for these items, which will see their lowest prices at the end of the summer.
Royal Appliance is recalling about 22,000 Dirt Devil Scorpion Turbo Quick Flip Hand Vac Turbo Tool Accessories in the United States and about 2,500 in Canada
The interior fan of the Turbo Tool accessory can break and eject from the tool housing, posing a laceration hazard to the user or bystanders, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
Royal Appliance received six reports of the Turbo Tool accessory breaking. No injuries have been reported.
Lifesmart is recalling about 17,000 Lifepro portable space heaters.
The screws used to attach the back plate to the heater are too short and allow the back plate to detach when removing the heater from the outlet, posing an electrical shock hazard to the user, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.