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Recalled Hill Topper electric bike kit

Clean Republic recalls Hill Topper Electric bike motor controllers due to crash and injury hazards

Water can enter the motor controller and cause it to accelerate on its own, posing a crash and injury hazard to the rider. The firm has received six reports of a rider losing control of his bike when the motor accelerated without rider input, including one reported injury resulting in scrapes and bruises to the […]

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FSIS Recalls

Hormel recalls some SPAM and Luncheon Loaf products for possible metal pieces contamination

Hormel Food Corp., a Fremont, NE establishment, is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday, May 26, 2018.

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Recalled Kidde dual sensor smoke alarm

About 452,000 Kidde smoke alarms recalled due to manufacturing problems

A yellow cap left on during the manufacturing process can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the smoke alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home.

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18 inch multi colored fiber optic indoor plug in Christmas tree.

Melville Direct recalls fiber optic christmas trees due to fire hazard

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled power adapters, unplug them from the Christmas Tree and contact Melville for a full refund and free shipping. Melville is contacting purchasers directly. The firm has received 449 reports of the AC power adapter overheating. There was one injury reported.

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Kidde plastic handle fire extinguishers

Over 40 million Kidde fire extinguishers recalled, one death due to defective unit

The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. The firm is aware of a 2014 death involving a car fire following a crash. Emergency responders could not get the recalled Kidde fire extinguishers to work.

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Pro-Tec City Lite helmet with LED light

Pro-Tec recalls multisport helmets due to risk of head injury

The buckle on the helmet fails to meet current federal safety standards, posing a risk of head injury. About 4,600 units were sold. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to Pro-Tec for a full refund.

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Frito-Lay recalls various potato chips due to potential presence of salmonella

Frito-Lay Friday (April 21) announced it is voluntarily recalling select Jalapeño Flavored Lay’s Kettle Cooked potato chips and Jalapeño Flavored Miss Vickie’s Kettle Cooked potato chips due to the potential presence of Salmonella in the seasoning.

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Recalled Razor RipStik electric caster board

Razor recalls RipStik motorized caster boards due to fall hazard

About 158,000 RipStik electric motorized caster boards are recalled. The rear wheel can stop rotating and lock up while in use, posing a fall hazard. Razor has received more than 700 reports of the rear wheel locking up, resulting in four injuries, including one loose tooth and three scrapes and bruises.

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Fuji Norcom-Straight

Advanced Sports International recalls Fuji Bicycles due to fall hazard

Advanced Sports International has received four reports of freehub slipping while pedaling. No crashes or injuries have been reported. Fuji Bicycle and Authorized Oval Concept dealers from April 2016 through October 2016 for between $2,000 to $8,000.

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Recalled Energizer 2X Smart Charger 048-052-NA for Xbox One

Energizer XBOX ONE 2X Smart Chargers for video game controllers recalled

About 121,000 in the U.S. are recalled. (In addition, about 7,250 were sold in Canada and 2,560 in Mexico) The company has received 24 reports of the chargers overheating and deforming the charger’s plastic cover, including 6 reports of chargers emitting a burning odor. No injuries have been reported.

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Sears Craftsman portable table saws recalled due to laceration and impact injury hazards

About 46,000 units are recalled. The firm has received 11 reports of the table saw collapsing, including nine reports of injuries to fingers and hands, including broken bones, lacerations, a shoulder strain, and a partial fingernail amputation.

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Ryobi 8amp Jet Fan Blower

Ryobi electric blower sold at Home Depot recalled due to laceration hazard

The plastic fan inside the blower can break causing the fan blades to be discharged from either end of the blower tube, posing a laceration hazard. Ryobi has received reports of 10,681 incidents, including 25 reports of minor injuries, such as lacerations to the face, hands and legs from fan blade pieces being discharged from […]

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Philips Lighting expands recall of metal halide lamps due to fire and laceration hazards

About 256,000 lamps are recalled (in addition, about 87,000 were previously recalled on May 24, 2016). The firm has received twelve new reports of lamps shattering including one incident involving a fire. No injuries have been reported.

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Oball Rattle (green)

Kids II recalls Oball Rattles due to choking hazard

About 680,000 units were sold in the USA (in addition, about 17,000 were sold in Canada). The firm has received 42 reports of the plastic disc breaking releasing small beads including two reports of beads found in children’s mouths and three reports of gagging.

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