Release date: January 10, 2013
Release number: 13-091

Release Details

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With winter weather upon us, you may be hauling out products recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) last summer. Play it safe by checking if your cold weather-related products have been previously recalled. It could save your life or that of your family. You can find out about these and other recalled winter products at

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ECHO Bear Cat log splitters

(120 units)
12-189The end cap of the log splitter's hydraulic cylinder can break away from the body of the log splitter, posing an impact hazard to the user or bystander.
ECHO Bear Cat log splitters

Big Lots Portable Ceramic Space Heaters

(70,500 units)
12-200The heaters can overheat and melt, posing a fire or electric shock hazard.
Big Lots Portable Ceramic Space Heaters

Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light

(68,000 units)
12-212The fan's heater blades can fail to rotate properly, causing the fan to overheat and posing a fire hazard.
Harbor Breeze Bath Fans with Heater and Light

Snowpulse Avalanche Airbags

(1,200 units in the United States and 2,600 in Canada)
12-268A leak in the airbag's cartridge can result in the airbag not deploying, posing a risk of death and injury in the event of an avalanche.
Snowpulse Avalanche Airbags
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