As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.
Yeti power supply recalled
This recall involves all Yeti 25A Fast Charge power supplies with model number 98080. The power supply is an accessory to and is used for faster recharging of Goal Zero’s Yeti power stations.
The connection between the power supply module and the output cord can be loose, causing the electrical connections to overheat, posing a fire hazard. The power stations were sold at Bass Pro, Cabela’s and REI stores nationwide and online at Amazon, Backcountry and GoalZero.com from April 2019 through August 2020 for about $150.
The model number can be found on the first line of the specifications on the product label. The Goal Zero logo and “Yeti 25A Fast Charge” can be found on top of the power supply box.
Contact Goal Zero at 888-794-6250; or go online at www.goalzero.com/product-features/fast-charger-recall/ and fill out a form.
Electric fireplaces can cause a real fire
An electric fireplace housed in a cherry wood-colored cabinet and sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores has been recalled. Wiring connectors in the allen + roth brand 62-inch wide, 5,120-BTU infrared quartz electric fireplace can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
Importer L G Sourcing has received 28 reports of overheating, fire, or smoke. Several of these incidents reportedly caused smoke damage to the surrounding area and, in one instance, smoke inhalation. The units were sold at Lowe’s stores nationwide and Lowes.com from January 2013 through April 2018 for about $700.
Contact L G Sourcing, Inc. at 888-251-1019, or visit lowes.com and click on Recalls & Product Safety at the bottom of the page for more information.
Sunbeam recalls express crock
The Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cooker has been recalled. The multi-cooker can pressurize when the lid is not fully locked. This can cause the lid to suddenly detach while the product is in use, posing burn risks to consumers from hot food and liquids ejected from the product.
Sunbeam Products has received 119 reports of lid detachment, resulting in 99 burn injuries ranging in severity from first-degree to third-degree burns. The multi-cooker was sold at Walmart, Target and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon and other online retailers from July 2017 through November 2020 for between $70 to $100.
Contact Crock-Pot at 800-323-9519, or go online at recall.crock-pot.com/ for more information.