Articles Tagged with “defective consumer products”

Over 7 million candles have been recalled due to concerns that the cup holding the candles could melt or catch fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that the defective products, tea light type candles, were sold under the brand names Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light. 

The affected candles were sold in Massachusetts and nationwide at retailers such as Home Goods, Target, and Wegmans between July 2009 and February 2011.

The clear plastic cup holding the candles is at risk for melting or igniting during use.  There has been one consumer report of the candle’s plastic cup melting during use.

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laskofan.jpgLasko Products, Inc. has recalled 4.8 million box fans in Massachusetts and across the country after receiving seven reports of fires associated with motor failures, including two house fires and one barn fire.

No injuries have been reported, but the fires resulted in extensive property damage.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the defective product posed a hazard due to an electrical failure in the fan’s motor.

The defective units have “Galaxy” and “Lasko” printed on the front of the fan. They were sold nationwide from July 2002 through December 2005 for $12 to $15. The defective fans were sold at a number of mass merchandisers. Click here to visit Lasko’s website for the model numbers of the defective fans.

The West Chester, Pennsylvania company said consumers should stop using the product and call (877) 445-1314 for a free replacement fused plug safety adapter.
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