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Toshiba Recalls Laptop Computer Battery Packs Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Toshiba is recalling Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 39 models of Toshiba Portege, Satellite, and Tecra laptops.

The battery packs were also sold separately and also installed by Toshiba as part of a repair. Battery packs included in this recall have part numbers that begin with G71C (G71C*******). Part numbers are printed on the battery pack.

A complete list of battery pack part numbers included in this recall can be found on the firm’s website at http://go.toshiba.com/battery

Location of battery pack part number

Location of battery pack part number

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Walmart Recalls Rival Electric Griddles Due to Shock Hazard

 

Sold Exclusively at Walmart

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Walmart recalls Rival brand electric griddles with model number XJ-14207.

The griddles are black and measure 20 inches long by 10.5 inches wide.

“Walmart” and the model number are printed on a label molded into the bottom of the griddle. “Rival” is printed on the outside edge of the griddle and on the griddle’s temperature dial.

Rival brand griddle recalled by Walmart.

Rival brand griddle recalled by Walmart.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows how Quickly and Silently Children Can Drown Inside the Home

 

“But I was only gone for a moment…”

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says every year, nearly 90 children drown inside the home, and two-thirds of these deaths occur in the bathtub. A child can drown in as little as 2 inches of water, and it happens quickly and silently. Every one of these tragedies is preventable.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns consumers about hidden drowning hazards for small children in and around the home. Too many deaths are associated with common household products.

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CPSC reports Carrier recalls Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps for Repair

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Carrier Corporation is recalling Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps for repair due to fire hazard.

This recall involves Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners (PTAC) and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps (PTHP) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names. Recalled units include those with original power cords and those that received a supplemental power cord as part of the 2007 recall.

Carrier PTAC - PTHP unit

Carrier PTAC – PTHP unit

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CPSC reports Dollar Tree Recalls Burn Relief Gel due to failure to meet Child Resistant Closure Requirement

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Dollar Tree is recalling Assured Burn Relief Gel because it fails to meet child resistant closure requirements.

The recalled burn relief gel is packaged in a blue box with white letters “Burn Relief” and red letters “Burn Relief Gel”. The brand name is Assured TM. Inside the box is a blue and white tube labeled “Burn Relief Gel” and measuring approximately 5 inches long by 1 inch wide and weighs about 0.7 ounces (20 grams).

The packaging contains the UPC bar code: 6 39277 09311 0.

Assured Burn Relief Gel is being recalled by Dollar Tree because the packaging is not child resistant.

Assured Burn Relief Gel is being recalled by Dollar Tree because the packaging is not child resistant.

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CPSC reports Cooper Lighting recalls Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Cooper Lighting is recalling fluorescent lighting fixtures because the socket can overheat causing a fire hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Shoplight fixture is one of the models being recalled by Cooper Lighting.

Shoplight fixture is one of the models being recalled by Cooper Lighting.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reminds everyone to Follow 10 Simple Steps to Pool Safely During Independence Day Weekend

 

On average, more than 20 children drown in pools and spas during the week of July 4th

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – In anticipation of family gatherings around public and residential pools during the Independence Day holiday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Pool Safely campaign is urging parents and children to follow 10 steps to stay safer when spending time in or near the water.

According to media reports and data compiled by the USA Swimming Foundation, at least 152 children younger than 15 fatally drowned in a swimming pool or spa this year, with at least 86 of those fatal drownings happening since Memorial Day weekend.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission gives Fireworks Safety Tips

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission gives Fireworks Safety Tips for this Fourth of July Holiday. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day.

Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. 200 people on average go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday.

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CPSC reports Lenovo expands Battery Pack recall for ThinkPad Notebooks due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports ThinkPad Notebook computer Battery Packs are getting recalled by Lenovo because the Battery Packs can overhead causing a fire hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Lenovo battery pack

Lenovo battery pack

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CPSC reports CR Brands recalls Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser Products Due to Chemical Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser Products recalled by CR Brands due to chemical hazard. Products are labeled “Does not contain Ammonia” but may contain ammonia.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser Products recalled by CR Brands.

Mean Green Cleaner and Degreaser Products recalled by CR Brands.

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