Thursday, October 16, 2014

Recalls: HP Laptops, VIZIO TVs, Smoke Detectors

This is a notice of product recalls for smoke detectors, hot power cords, Vizio TVs and deadly bean bag chairs.

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First and foremost, see a critically important recall on Bean Bag Chairs that involved two fatalities.
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Hewlett-Packard is recalling a whole bunch of laptop power cords that can overheat and pose a burn and fire hazard.

The recall involves HP’s LS-15 AC power cord that are black in color and have an “LS-15” molded mark on the AC adapter end of the power cord.

They have received reports of overheating, melting and minor property damage.

You can contact Hewlett-Packard toll-free at (877) 219-6676 or online at www.hp.com and select “Recalls” at the bottom of the page, then select Power Cord Recall.

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VIZIO Recall

In case you had not seen or heard, Vizio has recently released a voluntary recall of some of their TVs.

Vizio has announced the "Recall to repair" of their 39 and 42-inch E-Series Flat Panel TVs due to the possibility of tip over accidents.

It has been suggested that consumers stop using the product unless otherwise instructed.

The problem is that the assembly stand on these two models can fail, causing the flat screen to tip over. Vizio has received 50+ reports of such.

The TVs were sold through outlets such as Best Buy, Meijer, Target, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide , online at Amazon.com, Costco.com, Meijer.com, Sams.com and other internet retailers.

Consumers have been instructed to detach the stand and store the TV in a safe place until they contact Vizio and receive a replacement stand.  Even if you have mounted your TV on a wall, it is suggested you still get the replacement stand.

A full list of model and serial numbers included in the recall can be found here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/VIZIO-Recalls-to-Repair-39-and-42-Inch-E-Series-Flat-Panel-Televisions/

Contact: VIZIO toll-free at (855) 472-7450 or visit the firm’s website www.vizio.com and click on “Safety Notice” for more information.

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There's a big smoke alarm recall for ESL, Interlogix Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms Due to Failure to Alert Consumers.

There is a radio frequency interference issue.

Contact the manufacturer, Edwards, at (800) 655-4497 select option 5, or online at www.edwardsfiresafety.com and click on Contact Us.

OR contact Interlogix toll-free at (855) 286-8889 select option 2, or online at www.interlogix.com and click on Customer Service for more information.

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http://www.cpsc.gov/
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