Calphalon blender recalled due to injury hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of 22,000 Calphalon XL 9-speed blenders. An additional 400 blenders are being recalled in Canada. A fragment of the blender’s blade unit can break off during operation, posing an injury hazard. The announcement comes three months after Consumer Reports rated this Calphalon blender a Don’t Buy: Safety Problem due to the same blade-related risk of injury.
The recall involves Calphalon XL 9-speed blenders (model numbers 1832449 and ME600BL) sold … (read more)
Vitamix recalls blender containers due to laceration hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of 165,000 Vitamix 64-ounce low-profile blender containers. An additional 4,300 containers are being recalled in Canada. The blade inside these containers can break, creating a laceration hazard to consumers. Vitamix has received 18 reports of blades breakage, none causing injuries.
The recall involves Vitamix 64-ounce low-profile containers sold at major retailers and online at vitamix.com from April 2012 to August 2013. The containers came with Vitamix models 7500, Professional Series … (read more)
Ariens 920014 snow blower recalled due to fire hazard
Briggs & Stratton has announced the recall of 5,400 Ariens 920014 Snow-Throw snow blowers. A carburetor-bowl nut can allow fuel to escape from recalled units, creating a fire hazard. The Ariens 920014 appears in Consumer Reports’ snow blower Ratings.
Ariens dealers and the Home Depot sold the snow blower from August through September 2012 for about $ 800 to $ 1000, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission recall. The unit is 24 inches wide with orange … (read more)
1.7 million Royal Prestige thermal-wall pots and pans recalled due to burn and fire hazard
Hy Cite Enterprises has recalled 1.7 million Royal Prestige 9-Ply thermal-wall pots and pans because they can collapse, crimp, or severely deform when exposed to heat, posing a burn and fire hazard.
The company is aware of 1,136 reports of cookware collapsing, crimping, or deforming, including one report of someone getting spattered with hot oil when the pan collapsed inward while cooking.
Sold door-to-door by independent distributors of Hy Cite Enterprises for $ … (read more)
Detergent pods an emerging public health hazard, says CDC
A report released today by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what we’ve known for some time: that exposure to single-use laundry detergent pods is an “emerging public health hazard in the United States,” with young children being most vulnerable.
The CDC report is based on an analysis of data from the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Of the 1,008 laundry detergent exposures reported between May 17 and June 17 of this year, … (read more)
Single-dose detergents a poisoning hazard for young children
In the wake of five incidents in which children were seriously injured after swallowing detergent pods, a group of doctors is calling for improved safety warnings and childproof packaging for single-dose laundry and dishwasher detergents. “This is a significant public health issue,” which requires a rethink, the doctors wrote in a pediatric journal.
“Dishwasher and washing machine liquitabs are now a common finding in most homes, but unfortunately, seem very attractive to young children due to their bright colouring and soft … (read more)