Harbor Freight Tools is recalling about 350,000 One Stop Gardens 15,000 and 30,000 BTU Tank Top Propane Heaters. In windy weather, the flame can be directed to the back of the heater, which can melt the “tip switch” safety shut off feature at the back of the heater.
Safety agency urges vacation rental platforms to require owners to disable residential elevators until they can be inspected
After another death of a young child in a residential elevator, the CPSC Tuesday asked vacation rental platforms, AirBnB, Vrbo, and others, to take steps immediately to protect consumers. Small children can be crushed to death in a gap that may exist between the doors.
Amazon isn’t recalling dangerous products sold on its website that have been recalled, federal safety agency charges
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission filed an administrative complaint Tuesday against Amazon.com, the world’s largest retailer, to force Amazon to accept responsibility for recalling potentially hazardous products sold on its website.
Gramr is recalling about 92,135 brushed gold tea kettles in the U.S. and about 12,865 in Canada. The kettles can expel hot water and/or excessive steam, posing a burn hazard. Gramr has received 122 reports of the kettles expelling hot water and/or steam, including 18 reports of minor burn injuries.
Trek Bicycle is recalling about 316,500 Bontrager Satellite City Bicycle Pedals in the United States and about 28,650 in Canada. If the recalled pedals are incorrectly installed by the retailer during assembly, they can fall off the crank arm of the bicycle, posing fall and injury hazards to the rider.
Klein Tools is recalling about 1,690,000 non-contact voltage testers in the U.S. and 67,800 in Canada. The on/off button can remain depressed during the power on or power off cycle. Consumers testing electrical sources could fail to be warned about live voltage, posing a shock hazard to the users.
Fisher-Price is recalling about 120,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders. About 25,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 27,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold in Canada. Infants placed unrestrained in the product who turn on their stomach can suffocate.
In the past 10 years, nearly 300 million vehicles have been recalled for potential safety defects. Only 75 percent of those recalls have been addressed, leaving more than 72 million vehicles on the road with unrepaired recalls. As consumers go back into the car market, used cars are the most popular choice.
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.
It’s the Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. Here are tips from consumer organizations and government agencies to help you have a safe Memorial Day and safe activities all summer long as you enjoy great weather and being outdoors.