Product Recalls

  • Lenovo Recalls Laptops for Fire Hazard

    About 83,500 ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops (5th Generation) laptops have been recalled because an unfastened screw can damage the battery, causing overheating and posing a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Lenovo announced Feb. 6.

  • A Year of Disasters, Delays, and Debate

    It's easy to identify the biggest safety stories of 2017—they involve the year's repeated disasters.

News & Articles

  • Gericare Sterile Eye Solution Recalled by Kareway

    Kareway Products, Inc is voluntarily recalling 60,000 lots of Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution, 4 fluid ounces to the hospital, retail or consumer level. The eye wash has been found to have potential microbial contamination which compromises sterility.

  • HP Recalls Laptop Batteries

    HP to date has received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury involving a first degree burn to the hand, according to CPSC.

  • Texas Company Issues Propane Recall

    CPSC said no injuries have been reported, but its recall announcement said consumers should not attempt to test the propane themselves. The recalled propane may not contain sufficient levels of odorant to help alert consumers to a gas leak.

  • 4,500 Portable Generators Recalled

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact MWE Investments to arrange for a free repair. The firm has received four reports of the recalled generators overheating and catching fire, but no injuries have been reported.

  • Grinder Recalled for Laceration Hazard

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled angle grinders and contact Metabo for instructions on how to receive a free repair or a replacement angle grinder. At the time the recall was announced, no injuries had been reported from the recalled product.

  • GAO Recommends Improving Online Recall Assistance

    Most consumers in the focus group website usability tests found the auto recall areas of NHTSA's website easy to use, but some experienced difficulties when asked to complete auto recall-related tasks.


  • 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.