Consumer Product Safety Commission June Recalls
Despite good intentions, some manufacturer’s products just fail and/or are possibly even dangerous.
In an effort to keep consumers safe, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) oversees around 15,000 products and recalls about 400 of them in a year, according to a news report by CNBC in 2017. Companies have to report issues with products and then the CPSC investigates if a recall is a right route to go.
Read about some of June’s most notable product recalls here:
Ashley Furniture Amnon Floor Lamps
There have been four reports in the U.S. of property damage resulting from this Ashley Furniture floor lamp’s power switch melting out of six total occurrences. The Signature Design by Ashley Amnon floor lamps has been recalled as of June 12, 2018. The problem began with a labeling issue which informed buyers that a 40-watt light bulb was acceptable when the lamps could only support a 25-watt bulb.
Unplug those lamps! About 900 units were affected by this labeling issue and Ashley Furniture is providing full refunds to their buyers and urging them to discontinue their use.
If art, mirrors, and wall décor start falling off your walls then they may have been manufactured by Uttermost. A recall announced June 12, 2018, reported that faulty adjustable j-hook hanging hardware caused 13 incidents of falling artwork and mirrors. There’s one reported injury of a buyer suffering a cut to their leg caused by a mirror dropping to the ground.
Uttermost is offering free replacement hooks when contacted. A list of j-hook item numbers and products affected by the recall can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
Lorex Video Monitors
I bet when buying a video monitor the possibility of the product eventually being a burn hazard would never have entered your mind. Unfortunately for 328 unlucky Lorex customers, it became a reality. Three different models of Lorex video monitors are being recalled after buyers came into contact with hot batteries that were uncovered after they expanded and swelled from heat causing the battery cover to pop off.
This burn hazard is affecting around 22,000 units in the U.S., according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) recall list.
Check out the list of model numbers here and if you’re a buyer, contact Lorex for a refund.
GE Tube Lamps
Lowe’s customers beware! If you’ve purchased GE Cool White Universal T8/T12 LED tube lamps between November 2017 and April 2018 then hold off on installing or removing them as they can potentially cause shock or electrocution.
GE is insisting customers contact them for instructions before handling already installed tube lamps. Find out more information and GE’s phone number on this CPSC page.
Keyera Energy Propane Gas
The most extensive recall so far this month is from Keyera Energy, in which 1.7 gallons of propane gas may be lacking the appropriate amount of odorant. An odorant is what helps aid in the discovery of gas leaks. This issue poses serious hazards such as thermal burns, fire, and even explosions.
The manufacturer is offering free inspections so they may fix the issue by either adding more odorant or replacing the propane.
To read about more recalls in further detail, visit the CPSC’s recall page.