September 13, 2013 - Thanks to CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission in the States) for alerting us to a recall by Dolan Designs of ceiling-mounted light fixtures due to fire and shock hazards.
(Updated August 1, 2013) After running this story, EBMag had the opportunity at Lightfair 2013 to have Jeremy Cage, Lighting Science’s CEO, comment on-camera about this recall. CHECK OUT the video below.March 19, 2013 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says Lighting Science Group is recalling about 554,000 120V LED bulbs—sold as 6W or 8W bulbs—that were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse due to fire hazard.
July 23, 2013 - Thanks to CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) for tipping us off to Subaru’s recall of certain portable gasoline generators, in which the fuel tank can leak, posing a fire or burn hazard.
July 5, 2013 - The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is notifying the public that Dewalt has announced a voluntary recall of the following products due to laceration hazards:
June 26, 2013 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced Genlyte is recalling about 80,300 track lighting units over the concern that light fixtures can fall off of the track rail, posing an impact injury hazard to bystanders.
June 24, 2013 - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says Kichler Lighting is recalling Aztec nine-light chandeliers, sold under the Portfolio band name, due to injury hazard. The concern is that the chandelier’s fixture loop that connects the hanging chain to the lamp can fail during use causing the chandelier to fall from the ceiling and injure bystanders.
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.
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