HSN is recalling about 5.4 million handheld clothing steamers in the U.S. and about 14,300 in Canada. The recalled clothing steamers can expel, spray, or leak hot water during use, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers. HSN has received 227 reports of hot water spraying or leaking from the steamers.
Looking for a Memorial Day bargain? Start looking now. The sales start well before the last Monday of May, which is May 31 this year. Last year, shopping was scaled back due to the pandemic. This year, check with local stores if you’re planning to shop in person.
Verizon is recalling about 2.5 million Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots. The lithium ion battery in the hotspots can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Verizon has received 15 reports of overheating, including six reports of fire damage to bedding or flooring and two reports of minor burn injuries.
Consumer Reports recommendations on specific products to be easily available to consumers before they buy autos, other products in new program
Consumer Reports is launching CR Recommended, a program to bring Consumer Reports recommendations easily to consumers before they buy autos and other products. When consumers shop online, at a dealership, or in a store, they’ll see a “CR Recommended” mark for products.
It’s Daylight Saving Time, and I'm enjoying so much having more light in the early evening. When you turn your clocks one hour ahead, remember safety, too, and replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Smoke and CO alarms need new batteries installed each year.
As huge winter storms continue to rage across the U.S., millions of consumers are without power in dangerously low temperatures. If you use portable generators or other combustion devices for power and heat, you're at increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire.
Electrostatic sprayers with lithium-ion batteries packs are being recalled by Victory Innovations due to fire and explosion hazards
Victory Innovations and Protexus Electrostatic Sprayers are recalling about 405,000 electrostatic sprayers with lithium-ion batteries packs in the U.S. and about 27,000 in Canada. The sprayer’s rechargeable battery pack can overheat and melt.
King of Fans is recalling about 182,000 Hampton Bay Mara ceiling fans in the United States and about 8,800 in Canada. The blades can detach from the fan while in use, posing an injury hazard to consumers. The firm has received 47 reports of the blade detaching from the fan.
Sunbeam is recalling about 914,430 crock-pot 6-quart express crock multi-cookers in the United States and about 28,330 in Canada. The recalled crock-pot multi-cookers can pressurize when the lid isn’t fully locked.
The holidays may be different during the pandemic because family gatherings may be smaller or people may be visiting virtually. However, it’s still important to protect yourself from possible dangers associated with holiday trees, candles, cooking fires, and unsafe toys.