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

  • Locksets Recalled for Entrapment Hazard

    Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled locksets and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free replacement lockset. The company has received eight reports of lockset latch failures, but no injuries have been reported.

  • Kubota Recalls Mowers and Compact Tractors Due to Burn Hazard

    According to the recall notice, hot coolant can spray out onto users from the overheated and pressurized coolant reservoir tank and pose a burn hazard. Kubota has received three reports of burn injuries from the coolant ejecting from the reservoir tank.

  • Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cage-Free Eggs Apparently Over, CDC Reports

    A total of 44 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella were reported from 11 states this year, with 12 people hospitalized. No deaths were reported.

  • Big Recall of Flushing Systems Announced

    Flushmate has received 1,446 reports in the United States and seven reports in Canada of the systems bursting, resulting in property damage totaling about $710,000, including 23 injury reports with one requiring foot surgery.

  • 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.


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.