Product Recall | Adapters by Apple due to Risk of Electrical Shock


What Recalled | Apple has recalled about 814,000 (in US) and 81,000 additionally (in Canada) the Apple AC World Travel adapter Kits on June 5th, due to the three-prong AC wall plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter and posing an electrical shock risk.Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

The Remedy | Those using this product, need to stop and replace it directly with Apple directly by contacting them by phone at 800-275-2273 any given time or online at

Safety Alerts | The manufacturer has received six reports from other countries (outside of the US and Canada) that the wall plug adapters breaking and consumers receiving shocks including two whom needed immediate medical attention with further long-term care.  No reports by US consumers have been reported.

Locations | This type of product can be found at Apple stores and other home electronic stores nationally, as well as online at from January 2003 through January 2015 for about $30.00

Manufacture Location | China

Recall Number | 19-132.

Recall Details | This is deemed a voluntary recall by the company.  This information has been released by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.  This recall is also being put into effect by Amazon and other retailers.

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Product Recall | Off-road Vehicles

The following ALERT was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on April 13, 2017.

Product Name | Ranger 900 Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles.

# Affected | 51,000.

Reason |  A heat shield can fall off the vehicle, posing fire and burn hazards to riders.

Description | 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box, and “900” is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2015 Ranger 900 models and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are included in this recall. The VIN is printed on the frame on the driver’s side towards the rear of the vehicle. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit


Vehicle identification number (VIN) location on the ROVs  2015 RANGER CREW 900 EPS WHITE LIGHTNING

Incidents / Injuries | Polaris has received 13 incident reports involving the recalled ROVs, including five reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy | Get it repaired by contacting Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday and Friday, or online at and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

NOTE:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ROVs and contact Polaris to schedule a free repair. Polaris is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Sold At | Polaris dealers nationwide from April 2014 through March 2017 for between $13,400 and $21,300.

Manufacturer / Importer | Polaris Industries Inc., of Medina, Minnesota.

Manufactured In | U.S. and Mexico.


Product Name | Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

# Affected | 3,000.

Reason | The electronic power steering unit can malfunction, posing a crash hazard.

Description | This recall involves model year 2017 Polaris Sportsman 450, 570, 850, 1000 and Scrambler 1000 model ATVs. The recalled ATVs have “Polaris” printed on the front grill and “Sportsman 450,” “Sportsman 570,” “Sportsman 850,” “Sportsman 1000” or “Scrambler 1000” printed on the side of the steering column. The ATVs were sold in several colors. The model number is located on the fuel tank cover. To check for recalled vehicles by VIN, visit

MY 2017 Sportsman 450  MY 2017 Sportsman 570 6x6 EPS Sage Green

MY 2017 Sportsman 850 sp Matte-Sunset Re  Sportsman 570 VIN location

Incidents / Injuries | Polaris has received 15 reports of the electronic power steering unit malfunctioning. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy | Get it repaired by calling Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Off-Road Safety Recalls” for more information.

Sold At | Polaris dealers nationwide from September 2016 through March 2017 for between $6,900 and $13,300.

Manufactured | Same as above.

Built in the | U.S.

Source:  CPSC []

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PRODUCT RECALL: Slingslot by Barnett Outdoors due to Risk of Injury

The CPSC wants the public know a product recall by Barnett Outdoors LLC, of Tarpon Springs, Florida has issued a product recall for hunting and sports slingslots due to risk of injury.

Barnett Outdoors Black Widow Slingshot

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The recall is due to slingshot’s wrist strap can slip off the wrist brace when the slingshot’s pouch is pulled back which can result in the body of the slingshot snapping back and striking the user.

Barnett has received two reports of the wrist strap slipping off and the body of the sling striking the users in the face, with one consumer receiving bruises and the other suffering facial fractures.

Recalled slingshots have no X markings on the ends of the wrist wrap.

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Approximately 88,000 in the US and 16,000 sold in Canada are affected.

The Manufacturer recommends consumers should immediately stop using the recalled slingshots and contact Barnett to receive a free replacement wrist strap.

Consumers can call Barnett Outdoors at (800) 234-4907, extension 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on BLACK WIDOW RECALL for more information.

These products are reportedly sold from July 2014 to May 2015 for about $10.

  • A.C. Kerman
  • Archery Range
  • Archery Shoppe
  • Big Rock Sporting Goods
  • Bow Hunters Supply Store
  • Campco
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Dunham’s
  • Florida Hardware Co.
  • Great Lakes Marine Products
  • Gun World & Sporting Goods
  • Paducah Shooters Supply
  • Slingshots USA
  • Walmart
  • Other archery, shooting and sports stores nationwide

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Product Recall | CreaMiser Refrigerated Creamer Dispensers due to Fire Hazards

Model 200

Broomfield CO | White Wave Foods formerly owned by CreaMiser Products of Phoenix Arizona products are currently under recall due to posing a Fire Hazard to Consumers.


This recall involves CreaMiser refrigerated coffee creamer dispensers for commercial use with model numbers 200, 210 and 400, digital thermometers and certain serial numbers. The plastic dispensers were sold in the following colors: black granite, gray granite and sand.

Models 200 and 210 have two creamer dispenser stations and model 400 has four creamer dispenser stations.  Model, serial number and “CreaMiser Products Corporation” are printed on a white sticker or metal name plate on the back of the dispensers.


Model numbers Serial numbers
200 CP200-02001 through CP200-05151
210 CP210-00001 through CP210-01925
400 CP400-02001 through CP400-05500

Approximately 5,600 units are affected in this recall.


The “Hazard” lists the product’s inside relay the creamer dispenser can overheat posing a fire hazard.

Model 210


Seven have been reported.  Two were from fires inside a repair facility and five had digital thermometers melted. No injuries reported.


Owners should immediately unplug the recalled creamer dispensers, remove them from service and contact CreaMiser for a free repair.


CreaMiser at (800) 905-3366 from 0730 – 1630 Hours Mountain Time, Monday through Friday or online and click on “CreaMiser Refrigerated Creamer Dispensers Recalled by WhiteWave” below the menu on the left side of the home page for more information.

Model 400


CPSC story & link |

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