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Millions worth of property damage linked to recalled dehumidifiers in the US

A company based in China issued a recall on roughly 3.4 million units of potentially defective dehumidifiers because of complaints they could overheat and eventually catch fire, a report of cpsc.gov stated on November 2. Reports revealed the recall was issued after the Midea dehumidifiers, which come in eight different sizes and 52 brand names. The… Read More

Samsung phones with defective batteries recalled due to fire hazards

Samsung issued a recall on September 15 covering their newly released top-of-the-line smartphones after receiving complaints that the devices may catch fire, a report of cpsc.gov reported. The recall affects the “Galaxy Note 7, ” which may potentially have a defective lithium-ion battery. In the U.S. alone, there were 92 complaints forwarded to Samsung regarding the smartphones… Read More

HP recalls faulty laptop batteries that may catch fire

Thousands of potentially faulty laptop computer batteries are being recalled by Hewlett-Packard (HP) due to burn injury risks. The batteries are liable to overheat and catch fire, a report of cpsc.gov stated on June 23. According to reports, the HP lithium-ion battery packs used for Compaq and HP portable computers may overheat. Consumers who own the affected batteries are at… Read More

Thousands of Beats wireless speakers recalled after complaints

Apple Inc. recently announced a recall of 222,000 units of compact Beats speakers in the U.S. due to one report of minor burn injury and several complaints of overheating, the Consumer Product Safety Commission published on its website on June 3. Reports said the batteries installed in the Beats Pill XL speakers may produce excessive heat that could result in fire… Read More

Thousands of utility trolleys recalled in the US

Federal authorities have issued an alert to consumers regarding thousands of utility trolleys that are being recalled due to potential injuries they may inflict on consumers, Eyewitness News 3 reported on February 26. Reports said over 270,000 multi-purpose hand trucks are being recalled by Cosco. According to the recall, the wheel hub of the aluminum hand trucks may… Read More

Boeing and Airbus check 787 planes due to fire safety concerns

Distress beacons were said to be the cause of a fire that happened on an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane while parked at the Heathrow airport in London on July 12. Although no one was injured in the blaze, British aviation authorities have recommended the removal of all the Dreamliner beacons as a safety… Read More