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

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bulletHoliday 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. This poses an electric shock and fire hazard to consumers.

bulletSeventh Avenue Recalls Tealight Candleholders Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Seventh Avenue, is voluntarily recalling about 430 Tealight Candleholders (imported by Berkeley Designs, of Hawthorne, Calif.). The faceted resin accents on the sides of the candleholder can ignite, posing a fire hazard.

bulletRitchie Immersion Heaters Recalled By Springfield Wire Due to Shock Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Springfield Wire Inc. (SWI), of Springfield, Mass., is voluntarily recalling about 13,000 Ritchie Immersion Heaters. The outer cover of the immersion heater can crack and expose the heating element to water, posing a shock hazard to consumers.

bulletAll-Clad Recalls 4-Square Belgian Waffle Makers Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Williams-Sonoma

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC, of Canonsburg, Pa., is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 All-Clad 4-Square Belgian Waffle Makers. Wiring inside the waffle maker can be damaged and contact the waffle maker’s metal body, posing a shock or fire hazard to consumers.

bulletNautilus Recalls Bowflex® Home Gyms Due to Risk of Injury

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Nautilus Inc., of Vancouver, Wash., is voluntarily recalling about 78,000 Bowflex® Ultimate 2 Home Gyms (about 68,000 home gyms were recalled on December 6, 2007). The home gym’s horizontal seat rail is designed to be latched in a vertical position for storage. If the seat rail is not manually latched, it can fall unexpectedly on the user or a bystander, posing a risk of serious injury.


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