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Antes de salir de casa a la escuela o trabajo, asegúrese de revisar el cargador de su computadora portátil o notebook HP. Podría tener un cable eléctrico defectuoso que puede ocasionar quemaduras o hasta un incendio.
Hewlett-Packard retiró del mercado alrededor de 5.6 millones de cables eléctricos hace unos días. Los cables eléctricos retirados pueden sobrecalentarse y presentar un riesgo de quemadura para usted, su familia y su hogar.
Los cables eléctricos fueron distribuidos con computadoras notebook y mini notebook HP y Compaq; y con accesorios alimentados a través de un adaptador de corriente alterna (CA) como estaciones de acoplamiento. Los cables eléctricos son de color negro y tienen una marca “LS-15″ moldeada en el extremo del adaptador de CA del cable eléctrico.
Con 29 reportes de cables eléctricos sobrecalentados y derretidos o carbonizados que resultaron en dos reclamaciones por quemaduras leves y 13 reclamaciones por daños a la propiedad menores, este retiro es importante. Por eso, tómese un minuto y revise si su cable eléctrico ha sido retirado.
Exhortamos a consumidores a dejar de usar de inmediato y desenchufar los cables eléctricos retirados; y a tomar acción. Contacte gratuitamente a Hewlett-Packard para solicitar un reemplazo gratuito al (877) 219-6676 de lunes a viernes entre las 8 a.m. y las 5 p.m., hora de la montaña, o en línea en www.hp.com.
Haga clic aquí para más información sobre este retiro.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2014/09/hp-retira-del-mercado-5-6-millones-de-cables-electricos-tiene-uno/
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Before you head to school or to work today, make sure you check your HP notebook computer chargers. You may have a faulty power cord that can cause burns or even a fire.
Hewlett-Packard recalled about 5.6 million power cords last week. The recalled power cords can overheat and pose a fire and burn hazard to you, your family and your home.
The power cords were distributed with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers and with AC adapter-powered accessories, such as docking stations. The power cords are black in color and have “LS-15” molded on the AC adapter end of the power cord.
With 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting and 13 claims of minor property damage, this recall is important, so take a minute and check if your power cord is part of the recall.
We urge consumers to immediately stop using the recalled cords, unplug them, and take action. Contact Hewlett-Packard for a free replacement power cord.
Hewlett-Packard can be reached toll-free at (877) 219-6676 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.hp.com/
Click here for more information on this recall.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2014/08/hp-recalls-5-6-million-power-cords-do-you-have-one/
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Did you buy a children’s wall-mounted lamp or nightlight from IKEA? So did a lot of people. Take some time today to see if your child’s light is recalled.
IKEA is recalling about 3.5 million lamps in the U.S., 1.4 million in Canada and 30.2 million worldwide. Children can get tangled and strangle in the electrical cord that hangs from the lamp.
IKEA previously recalled some of these lamps in December 2013. As we reported then, two children, a 16-month-old and a 15-month-old, got tangled in the lamp’s cord while the children were in their cribs. One child died, the other nearly strangled. In both of these instances, which happened in Europe, the children pulled the lamp cords into the crib.
Twenty seven styles of lamps and nightlights are included in the IKEA lamp recall expansion. Here are some of them:
Take down these lamps until you get and install the free repair kit from IKEA. The repair kit includes self-adhesive fasteners to attach the lamp’s cord to the wall. Here’s IKEA’s contact information:
- Toll-free phone: (888) 966-4532 anytime
- Online at www.ikea-usa.com and click on the Recall link at the top of the page for more information.
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2014/04/millions-more-ikea-childrens-lamps-recalled/
Winter is finally giving way to warmer weather. This means kids are playing outside and adults are firing up their grills and working on their lawns. Now would be a good time to check on whether any of your summer products were recalled this past winter. Check out the list of recalled products below. To check other products for safety issues, go to SaferProducts.gov.
|Char-Broil Recalls Patio Bistro Gas Grills
||69,300 units in U.S. and 1,900 in Canada
||The electronic ignition on the grill can ignite unexpectedly, posing a burn hazard.
||Snoopy Sno-Cone Machines Recalled by LaRose Industries
||A brass rivet can fall out of the sno-cone machine’s ice-shaving cylinder and into a sno-cone, posing a risk of injury to the mouth or the teeth.
||Toro Recalls TimeMaster and TurfMaster Lawn Mowers
||34,500 units in United States and 1,600 in Canada
||The mower’s blade can break and injure the user and others nearby.
||Solowave Recalls Home Playground Tube Slides with Port Holes
||10,800 in the United States and 9,900 in Canada
||The plastic port hole-type windows in the tube slide can break, posing a laceration hazard to children.
||Sterling Rope Company Recalls Sewn Cords
||9,200 in the United States and 480 in Canada
||Sewn cords break at a lower weight than published weight values, posing a fall hazard.
||Nationwide Industries Recalls Trident Pool Gate Latches
||The magnet contained in the striker portion of the latch assembly can come loose, preventing the latch from securing a gate.
||Horizon Hobby Recalls Remote Controlled Model Helicopters
||1,980 units United States and 200 in Canada
||The tail rotor grip used for securing the tail rotor blade to the tail rotor hub can separate and release from the helicopter, posing a risk of a crash and injury hazard.
||Gas Trimmers Recalled by efco
||1,400 units in the United States and 166 in Canada
||The muffler on the trimmer’s engine can break during use and pose a fire hazard.
||Nantucket Distributing Recalls Clay Bowl Outdoor Fireplaces
||When fire is lit, pieces of the clay fireplace bowl can blow off of the bowl posing impact and burn hazards
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2014/04/before-you-start-your-summer-fun-check-for-these-recalled-products/
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You may have missed the first notice, but if you use a Summer Infant video baby monitor, be sure to check your nursery to see if you have one of the models with the recalled rechargeable batteries. This recall has been expanded to include an additional 740,000 units and there have been additional incident reports. The monitor’s rechargeable batteries can overheat, cause burns or even property damage.
Today’s announcement from CPSC and Summer Infant includes more than 20 models of Summer Infant handheld color video monitors. Check the recall for specific model and date codes included.
Summer Infant is providing a postage paid envelope to return the batteries in exchange for a free replacement battery.
Stop using the video monitors immediately, remove the batteries and contact Summer Infant at (800) 426-8627 to get the free replacement battery. The monitor can continue to be used on AC power with the power cord. Help get the word out about the recall and encourage caregivers, grandparents and child care centers to take advantage of the recall remedy.
We’re also reminding you that you can get direct email notification about product recall announcements on CPSC’s email subscription page.
As for those traditional baby monitor cords, we urge you to keep these cords at least 3 feet away from your baby’s crib to avoid a strangulation hazard. Here’s a video that shows why:
This address for this post is: http://www.cpsc.gov/onsafety/2014/04/expansion-recall-of-rechargeable-batteries-used-in-summer-infant-video-monitors/