Vitamix recalls blender containers due to laceration hazard

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)

CPSC recalls Optimus space heater we judged a safety risk

CPSC recalls Optimus space heater we judged a safety risk

The Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced the recall of two models of Optimus portable electric space heaters, including one model that Consumer Reports judged a Don’t Buy: Safety Risk last year and asked the safety agency to recall.

We tested the Optimus H-5210, $ 25, along with 19 other models. In our space heater tests, we put terry cloth over each heater to see whether the unit’s sensor shuts it off before it overheats. The Optimus … (read more)

LG recalls washing machines after reports of property damage

LG recalls washing machines after reports of property damage

After receiving 343 reports of washing machines spinning so violently that 187 caused property damage, LG has recalled 457,000 top-loading washing machines sold under its own and the Kenmore Elite brand names. One injury has been reported, according to the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The problem with the high-efficiency washers is that an unbalanced load can cause them to shake excessively and the drum to come loose, which poses the risk of both property … (read more)

LG recalls 161,000 ranges with faulty temperature controls

LG recalls 161,000 ranges with faulty temperature controls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced a recall of 161,000 smoothtop electric ranges manufactured by LG Electronics. Burners on the ranges can fail to turn off properly and the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards. LG has received 80 reports of consumers experiencing these problems, though no fires or injuries have been reported.

The recalled ranges involve models LRE30451, LRE30453, LRE30755, LRE30757 and LRE30955ST. The ranges were sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, … (read more)

LG recalls 161,000 electric ranges

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and LG Electronics are voluntary recalling around 161,000 electric ranges, manufactured in South Korea and Mexico, and sold at Best Buy, Home Depot, Sears and regional appliance retailers nationwide from January 2006 to June 2010 for between $ 800 and $ 2,000.

If you have LG electric range, the potential burn and fire hazards are,
– burners can fail to turn off after being switched off
– the temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use

LG has received 80 reports of incidents involving burners failing … (read more)

GE recalls 62,000 front-loaders that pose risk during spin cycle

GE recalls 62,000 front-loaders that pose risk during spin cycle

GE has recalled 62,000 of its GE Profile front-loading washers because the washer’s basket seam can separate during the final spin cycle and break the machine’s top panel posing a hazard. GE has received 19 reports of baskets separating, including 10 that resulted in top panel breakage. No injuries have been reported.

The recall, announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, involves GE Profile front loaders with model numbers beginning with WPDH8800, WPDH8900, and WPDH8910. All serial … (read more)

Mr. Coffee recalls coffeemaker after reports of 61 burn injuries

Mr. Coffee recalls coffeemaker after reports of 61 burn injuries

More than 600,000 single-serve coffeemakers have been recalled by Mr. Coffee in the U.S. and Canada because a build-up of steam in the coffeemaker’s water reservoir can force the brewing chamber open, spitting out hot coffee grounds and water. There have been 61 reports of burns to consumers’ faces, upper torsos and hands and 164 reports of the brewing chamber opening due to steam pressure, according to the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The 12 … (read more)