June 6, 2013 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) tells us Philips is recalling certain metal halide lamps due to fire, laceration hazards. Specifically, the internal wiring can arc, causing the lamp to catch fire or the glass to shatter.
May 22, 2013 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says Family Dollar Stores is recalling 19,640 Optimus Tower quartz heaters due to overheating and fire hazards. Family Dollar Stores has received 10 reports of overheating, including some reports of temperature knobs melting. The CPSC has not received reports of injury, fire or property damage.
April 30, 2013 - Currey & Company has recalled chandeliers due to defective wiring that can conduct electricity to the chandeliers’ metal parts, posing an electric shock hazard to consumers.
April 19, 2013 - Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Hubbell Canada LP has announced a voluntary recall of Hubbell 30A 125/250V dryer and 50A 125/250V stove (range) power receptacles due to shock hazard. Electrical contractors and installers should stop installing recalled products immediately.
April 19, 2013 - Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Cefco Canada has announced a voluntary recall of 660 GFCI receptacle tester units, which have not been tested for compliance with Canadian Standards for product safety, and may pose a shock hazard.
April 10, 2013 - Thanks to CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission in the States) for letting us know about a recall by The Home Depot involving 1000-ft CE Tech riser cable sold in boxes of 1000-ft lengths.
January 31, 2013 - Fluke Corp. is voluntarily recalling some digital clamp meters that were manufactured between September 1, 2010, and October 31, 2012.
January 23, 2013 - In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC in the States), Siemens is voluntarily recalling certain temperature and humidity sensors for schools, hospitals and other buildings due to fire hazard. You should stop using the product immediately, unless otherwise instructed.
January 11, 2013 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Heico Lighting, a division of EMD Technologies, in Montreal, Que., has announced a voluntary recall of the neon power supply transformers. The transformers do not meet the UL standard for this product and pose a fire risk. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
January 10, 2013 - Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) says Princess Auto has announced a voluntary recall of 19-position digital multimeter (DMM) #700249 or #DT830D, which has not been tested for compliance with Canadian standards for product safety. In fact, one electrical shock has been reported. Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately.
December 27, 2012 - Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Liteline Corp. has announced a voluntary recall of 2x32W T8 fluorescent wrap-around surface-mounted EPOWRAP luminaires sold under the ElectriPro brand. Users should stop using the recalled product immediately.
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