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 | Bicycle Lights Pose Hazard for Rider

Updated 10:45 PM PST

Trek Bicycle’s Bontrager Flare RT bicycle light

Lights Pose Hazard for the Rider

A recall for Trek Bike Lights are in currently in process due to pairing with a remote transmitter can pose a visibility to and for the rider, posing an injury hazard to the rider.

7 cases have been reported that the lights have been inoperable off and on.

No injuries have been reported.

Number of Products Affected


Date code location on Flare RT bicycle light


Stop using the recalled product and call to request a replacement light.

Customer Contact

Trek at 800-373-4594 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Safety & Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Trek Bicycle’s Bontrager Ion 700RT bicycle light

Website Link reporting the Product recall information.


Consumer Product Safety Commission


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Product Recall | High Risk | Samsung Galaxy 7 Phones

Updated 2230 Hours PDT


On September 15, 2016, U.S.-based Samsung Electronics of Ridgefield, NJ issued a recall through the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission of 1 Million of its Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones sold prior to September 15th.

Courtesy: CPSC

These phones were manufactured in South Korea and China.


This affects products in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


The  lithium-ion battery in the Galaxy Note7 smartphones can overheat and catch fire, posing a serious burn hazard to consumers.

Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the U.S., including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.


Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016.

Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or where you purchased your device to receive free of charge a new Galaxy Note7 with a different battery, a refund or a new replacement device.  Go to for more details.


Courtesy: CPSC

If traveling, it is recommended that you shut off your completely.  Do not store in luggage or overhead compartments.

–> The Commission is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product by visiting this link: <–

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KIDS PRODUCT RECALL | Croker Kids Ireland Hoodie


About 1200 Croker Kids Ireland kids hoodies [A Chinese manufactured product] by The James Trading Group of Orangeburg, NY was being recalled in an alert posted on September 4, 2015, on the CPSC site due to posing a strangulation hazard.

Croker Kids Ireland Sports Hoodie (back)


The site stated the hazard:

The sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard.

Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.


Consumers can contact the company directly at:  The James Trading Group at 800-541-5004 from 9am to 4:30pm ET, Monday through Friday or online at and click on the “Recall” tab on the top menu bar for more information.

Croker Kids Ireland Sports Hoodie (front)


Irish boutiques and other specialty retail stores nationwide and online at from November 2012 through August 2015 for about $20.


Consumers should immediately take these recalled hoodies away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstring from the hoodie to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place where purchased for a full refund.

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PRODUCT RECALL | Men’s Weightloss Drug due to Undeclared Drugs

Men’s weight loss products Recalled for Undeclared Drugs

Posted on August 9, 2015 by

Blue Square Market Inc. of North Huntingdon, PA, is recalling “Kaboom Actions Strip 12 Pack” and LiDa DaiDaiHua to the user level after FDA analysis revealed the products contain undeclared active pharmaceutical ingredients. Kaboom was found to contain sulfoaildenafil and LiDa DaiDaiHua was found to contain sibutramine and phenolphthalein.

Kaboom Actions Strips are marketed for men’s vitality and LiDa DaiDaiHua is marketed for weightloss. Kaboom Actions Strips was purchased from the manufacturer Nutrology USA, LLC. Kaboom Action Strips comes in packages of 12 strips in a black box with a picture of the strip on the front of the box and a stamped expiration date of 9/17 on the box. LiDa DaiDaiHua was purchased from the manufacturer Green Cross Store. LiDa DaiDaiHua comes in a light green and grey box with a picture of a woman on the front, with a stamped expiration date of 1/17 on the bottom.

Blue Square Market’s online store, was one of many that sold these retail products. Blue Square Market is neither the manufacturer nor the distributor of the product, only a retailer. Blue Square Market has pulled all of Kaboom Actions Strip 12 Pack and Lida DaiDaiHua from its online store,, and will no longer carry this product line.

Blue Square Market is notifying its customers by letter and is arranging for return and refund of all recalled products. Consumers who have purchased Kaboom Actions Strip 12 Pack from March 20, 2015 to July 7, 2015 with expiration date of 9/17 or Lida DaiDaiHua from Feb 23, 2015 to May 7, 2015 with expiration date of 1/17should immediately discontinue use and return them to Blue Square Market, Inc. for a full refund.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Blue Square market by phone at 1-877-919-9992 Monday – Friday from 9am to 4:30pm EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

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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 | Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers by Apple | June 3, 2015

Cupertino CA

In partnership, Apple Inc and Beats Electronics LLC of Cupertino are recalling the Pill XL Portable Wireless Speakers [Beats Pill XL Speakers] by Apple manufactured in China due to the battery to overheat and cause a fire.

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There have been 8 incidents reported, with one consumer’s desk being burned and another receiving burns to his finger.

Affected Products

There are approximately 11,000 products in Canada and 222,000 in the United States.  Both the U.S. and Canada are working in conjunction with this product recall.


Contact Apple and ask for a refund.


Consumer Contact

Apple Inc. online at or or contact Apple Support toll-free at (800) 275-2273 anytime for more information.

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PRODUCT RECALL | Bikes & Fenders by Civia Cycles

Bloomington, MN | A product recall has been issued by Civia Cycles for approximately 1,000 Civia Bicycles and Aluminum Civia Fenders.  The recall states fender mounting bracket can break or bend posing a fall hazard to the rider.


One injury has been reported to the Civia in the bracket breaking causing the rider to fall.  The consumer suffered a cervical spine injury and resulting nerve damage.


The Tawainese manufactured product is imported by Civia Cyccles and branded as their own product.  Bikes and fenders were sold at independent bike dealers between April 2008 through March 2013.   Fenders were sold for $60 and bikes were sold between $1200-$4500.


Consumers can contact Civia Cycles at 877-311-7686 from 0800-1800 CT Monday – Friday or on their website at


PRODUCT RECALL | Children’s PJs by Smooth Industries due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Children’s PJs are being recalled by Smooth Industries out of Oceanside, CA due to not meeting the Federal flammability Standard as set by the United States.  It’s manufacturer is based out of China.

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Failing to meet the Standard is a risk of children getting burned.

Approximately 7,600 products are affected by this recall.

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No incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recall states you can return the product for credit towards any Smooth Industries company product.

These products were sold for approximately $30 & $35 each at authorized motorcycle/cross stores from October 2012 through January 2015.


Smooth Industries can be reached Tuesday through Friday, 0900 – 1800 hours PDT at 1-844-216-2076 or by visiting their website at

This recall was released by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission.  More information can be found on their site at –>

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