Product Recalls

  • Solar-Powered Outdoor Lights Recalled for Fire Hazard

    Cooper Lighting, LLC has recalled about 362,000 All-Pro and Defiant solar-powered outdoor LED light fixtures because their batteries can overheat and cause the light fixture's housing to melt, posing a fire hazard.

  • Space Heater Recall Reannounced After Fire Death

    A death occurred in December 2017 in a fire involving a recalled space heater; the victim was a 90-year-old man in Chanhassen, Minn. Vornado has received a total of 19 reports of the heaters catching on fire.


News & Articles

  • Costco Settles Failure-to-Report CPSC Case

    Costco received 92 complaints about the EKO Trash Cans, including 60 complaints from consumers who received injuries, some serious, but did not notify the CPSC immediately of the defect or risk, according to the commission.

  • 72,000 Insect Zappers Recalled for Shock Hazard

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Stinger Insect Zappers, unplug them, and contact Kaz to return the product for a full refund. The company has received three reports of units exhibiting internal grid detachment, but no injuries have been reported.

  • Emerson Tool Co. Recalls 210,000 Wet/Dry Vacs

    The Sept. 11, 2018, recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC's Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms that commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

  • Weightlifting Equipment Recalled After 27 Reports of Injuries

    Cybex International Inc., of Owatonna, Minn., has recalled about 15,000 units of its Cybex Smith Press plate-loaded weightlifting equipment because the weight bar can fall, which poses serious hazards for the user.

  • Flashlights Recalled Because of Explosion Risk

    The Koehler-Bright Star recall covers about 7,700 units of its WorkSafe 3-D cell flashlights because they are missing an encapsulation on a circuit board component that protects the flashlight from igniting an explosive environment.

  • 27,000 Avalanche Transceivers Recalled

    The Ortovox avalanche transceivers have been recalled because they can fail to work properly due to a software error and fail to transmit the position of survivors of an avalanche, resulting in delayed search and rescue operations.


Videos

  • Tour Our Product Testing Lab

    For a recall to happen, a product needs to be found to be unsafe. But exactly what does that mean? In this December 2011 video, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission gives you an inside view. Meet the scientists. See some of the tests. Think about these tests when you buy and use consumer products.