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Battery-powered sprayers are being recalled by HD Hudson due to fire hazard

HD Hudson is recalling about 64,000 illu-Mist Battery-Powered Garden Sprayers. The firm has received four reports of batteries overheating, including one report of a battery melting and catching fire resulting in property damage of less than $100. No injuries have been reported. Read more →

What to buy and not buy on Amazon Prime Day

This year, instead of Amazon Prime Day being in July, it’s Oct. 13 and 14. What bargains should you look for? The most important thing to do is to compare prices. The “bargain” may or may not be saving you any money. Read more →

Mini-cultivator attachment is being recalled by STIHL due to laceration hazard

STIHL is recalling about 185,000 mini-cultivator attachments. The gearbox could have mistakenly been installed upside down by the STIHL dealer causing the tines to rotate backwards toward the operator, posing a laceration hazard to the user. STIHL has received 12 reports of incidents, including six reports of lacerations to consumers. Read more →

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading is recalling Kobalt cordless electric chainsaws due to laceration hazards

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading is recalling about 150,000 Kobalt 40-volt lithium ion cordless electric chainsaws in the United States and about 1,400 in Canada. The chainsaw can remain in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Read more →

Blowers recalled by Intertex due to fire hazard

Intertex is recalling about 189,000 B-Air, BlueDri, BlueDri Pro, and Soleaire Blowers in the U.S. and about 8,153 in Canada. The utility outlets on the side of the blowers aren’t protected by a circuit breaker. If the outlet becomes overloaded or short-circuited, it could overheat. Read more →