Do you own one of these recalled dehumidifiers?
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced the recall of 350,000 dehumidifiers sold under the GE brand name. The units can overheat, smoke, and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers. There have been 16 reported incidents with the GE dehumidifiers, including five in which fire spread beyond the units, causing about $ 430,000 in property damage.
The affected 30, 40, 50, and 65-pint dehumidifiers were sold at Sam’s Club, Walmart, and other stores nationwide and in Canada, … (read more)
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)
2.25 million dehumidifiers are recalled for fire risk
Reports of 46 fires that caused $ 2.15 million in property damage have led China-based Gree Electric Appliances to recall 2.25 million dehumidifiers it manufactured under 12 different brand names, including Frigidaire, SoleusAir, Danby, and others. The recall comes two months after the manufacturer issued a stop-sale notice for some of the models on today’s recall list.
The recall involves 20-, 25-, 30-, 40-, 45-, 50-, 65- and 70-pint dehumidifiers with brand names Danby (6 models), DeLonghi (3 models), … (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)