Archive for the 'Recalls' Category

Macy’s recalls nearly 1 million Martha Stewart enamel cast iron casserole dishes

If Macy’s and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are recalling 1 million Martha Stewart enamel cast iron casserole dishes, and you are an avid cook, it’s possible you have one of these. They are kind of cute. Should you care about the recall? You decide. Here are the details: Hazard: The enamel coating on the [...]

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4.8 million box fans recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Box fans Units: About 4.8 [...]

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Is there toxic lead in everything?

Just for fun here at Kathy’s Remodeling Blog, we decided to check how many products have been recalled lately for dangerously high levels of lead. As you know, lead is very dangerous when inhaled or ingested and causes brain damage and learning disabilities in children. As if life wasn’t hard enough. In adults, it can [...]

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Ryobi recalls 455,000 cordless drills for fire hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Ryobi Model HP 1802M [...]

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1.5 million dishwashers recalled

Name of Product: Maytag Dishwashers Units: About 1.7 million in the United States Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich. Hazard: An electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element can pose a serious fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: Maytag has received 12 reports of dishwasher heating element failures that resulted in fires and dishwasher damage, including one [...]

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Coach Sean Payton wants to know: Does your house contain tainted drywall?

By Kathy Price-Robinson for DIY Life: Lately, when Louisiana residents like myself see New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton on TV, it’s usually not in reference to the Saints’ first-ever trip to the Super Bowl February 7. Rather, in numerous ad spots, Payton can be seen discussing tainted drywall from China that was used in [...]

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Window Covering Safety Council recalls to repair all Roman and roll-up blinds due to risk of strangulation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) are announcing today a voluntary recall to repair all Roman shades and roll-up blinds to prevent the risk of strangulation to young children. This recall involves millions of Roman and roll-up blinds. About five million Roman shades and [...]

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Halloween Horror — Yankee Candle haunted house screen can catch fire

Name of Product: Haunted House Screen Tea Light Holders Units: About 7,800 Distributor: Coyne’s & Company, of Minneapolis, Minn. Hazard: The window panes on the screen can ignite, posing a fire hazard. Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the window pane catching fire. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall involves haunted house screen tea light holders made [...]

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Recalls! We’ve got recalls!

Did the U.S. Consumer Protection Safety Commission get increased funding? It seems to me the agency is involved with a lot more product recalls than in the past. And that's a good thing. Below is a list of the home-related recalls for the past three months: Applica Consumer Products Inc. Recalls Black & Decker® Spacemaker™ [...]

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Oops! LP recalls 48 million linear feet of potentially rotted decking

This is a big recall, folks. LP, Louisiana-Pacific, is putting out notice that its decking under the brand names WeatherBest®, ABTCo. and Veranda may rot and you may get hurt falling through the decking.  Already there have been 37 reports of composite decks breaking, resulting in 14 injuries, including a broken wrist, sprained ankle, minor lacerations and [...]

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Oops! They did it again! Home-related recalls for March (so far)

Holiday Lights Recalled by Universal Distribution Center Due to Shock and Fire Hazard The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Universal Distribution Center LLC, of Edison, N.J., is voluntarily recalling about 52,000 Holiday Ultra-Brite Lights. The lights have undersized wires that can easily pull out of the plugs and light sockets becoming exposed. [...]

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Last call for free replacement of faulty vent pipes

Back in 1998, in a massive recall, virtually the entire furnace and boiler industry — along with the manufacturers of high-temperature plastic vent pipes and the Consumer Product Safety Commission — joined to correct a problem with 250,000 vent pipes that could crack or separate at the seams and leak deadly carbon monoxide fumes into homes. According [...]

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Shocking: Two electrical books recalled by Taunton

Faulty Instructions Prompt Recall of Electrical Wiring How-to-Books by The Taunton Press; Shock Hazard to Consumers WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with The Taunton Press, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Product: Wiring a House, [...]

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Ouchy! Metal fragments in these pillows

Somewhere in China, at some point in time, there was a mechanical breakdown in the manufacturing process at a factory, and metal fragments made their way into these good-looking pillows. Then, the pillows were packed up, loaded into freight containers, and shipped to America, where 120,000 of them were sold at various Costco stores between [...]

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Deadly beds

These kids’ beds, imported by Bayside Furnishings of San Diego, are handsome, no doubt about that. Unfortunately, they are also potentially deadly and have been recalled. Already one toddler was killed in Placer County, Calif., when the lid of the toy chest fell on his neck and trapped him. More than 9,000 of these beds [...]

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New home-related recalls

Backyard play sets Units: About 11,000Distributor: Backyard Leisure LLC, of Pittsburg, KansasHazard: Hangers holding the chains for the gliders can break, causing a child to fall and suffer injuries.Incidents/injuries: Backyard Leisure has received 114 reports of glider hangers breaking, including three reports of minor injuries to children. Injuries included abrasions and a child being hit [...]

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Recalled: Log swings missing nail

I don’t really know why I’ve become so obsessed with recalled home-related goods. Some kind of personality disorder? A perverse interest in the wrongdoings of others? It’s baffling. But here’s another example of something gone wrong in the manufacturing process. These log swings, made in China, are missing just one nail. But that nail holds [...]

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New home-related recalls

Recalls for these products were announced recently by the Consumer Product Safety Commission: Product: Kenmore wall ovensManufacturer: Frigidaire Canada, a sister company of Electrolux Home Products Inc., Cleveland, OhioNumber recalled: 7,500Problem: During extended broiling, gas can build in the oven cavity and escape when the oven door is opened. This poses a burn and possible [...]

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