February 27, 2024

National Presto Indoor Electric Smokers Recalled For Electric Shock Hazard

National Presto Indoor Electric Smokers are being recalled for a possible electric shock hazard, according to a notice posted at the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site. The firm has received reports that the smokers are tripping circuit breakers and outlets. No injuries have been reported to the company to date in connection with this problem. The recall is for all units of the National Presto Indoor Electric Smokers with Model Numbers 0601304 or 0601405. The model number is on a sticker that is located on the underside of the smoker. The word "Presto" is on the top of the digital display on the side of each unit. The smokers were sold in both black stainless steel and camouflage finishes. These smokers prepare smoked meat, fish, and vegetables The UPC numbers 075741060132 and … [Read more...]

Restoration Hardware Recalls Dining Tables for Lead

Restoration Hardware is recalling metal top dining tables because of a risk of lead exposure. Lead is a toxic heavy metal and can cause adverse health effects if ingested. Children can suffer reduced IQ, develop learning disabilities, have stunted growth, hearing damage, and damage to the nervous system and kidneys if they have elevated lead levels in their blood. The recall is for Restoration Hardware's Railroad Tie & Parsons Railroad Tie dining tables. The recalled tables are round or rectangular with thin sheets of zinc/dark gray color metal on the table tops. The item number is printed on a white sticker underneath the tabletop. You can see the types of tables along with their item numbers at the CPSC.gov web site. Restoration Hardware has received reports of elevated … [Read more...]

CSPC Issues Final Rule on Hazardous Buckyball-like Magnets

The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted on a final rule today to address hazards posed to children by high-powered magnets. The vote was 4-0 to issue the rule. These products are bb-shaped smooth balls or cubes, such as Buckyballs and other products, that connect with a powerful magnetic bond. Many of these high powered magnets were recalled in 2010. In November 2011, CPCS issued a safety warning to consumers about these products. Injuries were still occurring, even though the products were supposed to be sold only to children over the age of 14. CPSC negotiated voluntary plans with all but three of the magnet set importers. Two importers did not agree to stop selling the magnets and another resumed selling them; two of these companies later reached a settlement with CPSC. A … [Read more...]

Consumer Products Safety Commission Recalling Mugs

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission is recalling certain melamine mugs and cups because they can break when hot liquid is poured into them, making them a burn hazard. About 111,000 mugs and cups imported by Carlisle FoodService Products of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma are being recalled. There have been three reports of the cups and mugs breaking; no injuries have been reported so far. The nine models of the cups and mugs were sold in sizes ranging from 7 ounce to 16 ounce. They are about 2 to 3 inches tall and were made in these colors: bone black brown green honey yellow ocean blue red sand sunset orange white The name "Carlisle OKC, OK" and model number are on the bottom, along with "Made in China" and "NSF". Some may also have the model name and size … [Read more...]

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