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Check Your Home for These Cold Weather-Related Products Recalled Last Summer




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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
January 10, 2013 | 1128 views | Post a comment

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 www.SaferProducts.gov

Product | Recall Number | Hazard

ECHO Bear Cat log splitters (120 units) |12-189 | The 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.

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

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

Snowpulse Avalanche Airbags (1,200 units in the United States and 2,600 in Canada) | 12-268 | A 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.

To see this release on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the products involved, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13091.html
 
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