As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here is a recent recall notice 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.
Rare deadly bacteria linked to gemstone room spray
Walmart has recalled about 3,900 bottles of Better Homes and Gardens-branded-Essential Oil Infused Aromatherapy Room Spray with Gemstones in six different scents due to the presence in two bottles of a rare and dangerous bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been investigating a cluster of four cases of melioidosis in Kansas, Minnesota, Texas and Georgia. The cases in Georgia and Kansas resulted in two deaths, including a child.
The bacteria were found in a bottle of the spray in the Georgia victim’s home. Further CDC testing showed that the genetic fingerprint of the bacteria in the bottle matches those of the bacteria identified in the four patients.
The aromatherapy room spray was sold for about $4 at about 55 Walmart stores nationwide, which included two in Evansville, and online at walmart.com from February through October 2021.
The six BHG room spray with gemstones were: UPC 84140411420 Lavender and Chamomile; UPC 84140411421 Lemon and Mandarin; UPC 84140411422 Lavender; UPC 84140411423 Peppermint; UPC 84140411424 Lime and Eucalyptus; UPC 84140411425 Sandalwood and Vanilla.
Contact Walmart at 800-925-6278 or online at www.walmart.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information on how to properly return the product to a Walmart store for disposal and to receive a full refund, and how to clean sheets and areas where the product was sprayed.
DEWALT wireless earphones pose burn and fire hazards
DEWALT Jobsite Pro Wireless Earphones can overheat while charging or in use, posing burn and fire hazards. There have been 61 reports of the earphones overheating, including five reports of fire and four reports of minor burn injuries.
The earphones have a black and yellow neckband with wired earbuds. The were sold at The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other electronics and hardware stores nationwide and online from December 2019 through July 2021 for about $60.
Contact E-filliate at 888-979-4439; email at DW2091@efilliate.com; or online at www.efilliate.com and click on “Recalls” located at the bottom of the page for more information.
Walmart nailer can discharge on its own
This recall involves Hart 18-Gauge 2” Brad Nailers with model numbers HPNR01, HPNR01B, HPNR01B-SK, or HPNR01BNCA. The contact sensor on the nailer can malfunction and involuntarily discharge a nail, posing a risk of serious injury to the user or bystanders. The tool was sold at Walmart USA retail stores nationwide and online at www.walmart.com from April through September 2021 for between $130 and $160.
Contact Hart Consumer Products at 800-776-5191. Consumers may return the nailer to any Walmart USA store for a full refund. Consumers may also return items for free by mail via a scheduled pickup from your home. To schedule a free pickup, consumers should call 800-776-5191.