Earlier this week, we began a discussion about a list of products that have been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Because summer is almost here and these products are typically used outdoors, it is important for New Jersey residents to make sure these items are not in their own backyard or garage.
In our last post, we discussed five recalled toys or backyard play sets that parents should be concerned about. Today, we'll discuss additional dangerous and defective products you may encounter this summer.
If you do your own lawn care, the CPSC warns that you should avoid using American Honda Grass Trimmers. About 14,000 of these were recalled because the shaft can crack and the cutting attachment can consequently detach and pose a laceration hazard.
There are also three significant fire and burn hazards to watch out for this summer. More than 4,500 Uni-O Portable LP Gas Grills were recalled by the CPSC because the regulators may leak gas. The danger here is obvious.
The final burn injuries hazard is from Pourable Gel Fuel. This is dangerous when consumers pour it into a still-burning firepot. The CPSC warns that consumers might not know it is still burning because they don't always see a flame. When pouring in the additional product, the gel can ignite and splatter onto nearby surfaces and people.
Finally, if you recently purchased a Westinghouse Ceiling Fan, the two free 60-watt bulbs included may not be as much of a bargain as they seem to be. According to the CPSC, the fans can overheat and fail because the bulbs have a higher wattage than the fans can safely handle.
Spring and summer provide a unique opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy more time with the family. As such, New Jersey residents may spend less time paying attention to the news. That's why the Consumer Product Safety Commission wanted to warn Americans early about these dangerous recalled products.
Source: Huliq.com, "CPSC asks consumers to check homes for springtime recreational recalls," Mechele R. Dillard, May 2, 2012