More products that could cause serious injuries to millions are being recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Two products are being recalled as burn hazards, while the other could cause children to choke.
One recall involves about 30,000 glass cooktops sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The second recall involves close to 9,000 wireless headphones sold in the U.S. and Canada. The third recall involves almost 5.9 million kids water bottles sold in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
There have been reports of injuries associated with two of the recalled items. We have more information on the recalls and what you can do if you own one of the products.
Glass cooktops have started fires
Whirlpool is voluntarily recalling Glass Cooktops with Touch Controls that can turn on by themselves, posing burn and fire hazards. Consumers should immediately contact Whirlpool to arrange for a free installation of a replacement cooktop.
When not in use, consumers should turn the unit off at the circuit breaker. They are also advised not to leave flammable materials or empty cookware on or near the cooktop.
Whirlpool has received 133 reports of incidents of the cooktop surface turning on by itself. There have been 14 reports of heat damage to nearby items and four reports of items catching on fire, including one report of property damage. Two minor burn injuries also have been reported.
The recall involves cooktops with a glass cooking surface, touch controls, and radiant and downdraft radiant models sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid and JennAir brands.
More than 26,000 glass cooktops were sold in the U.S., while an additional 2,800 were sold in Canada and 128 in Mexico. They were sold from March 2017 through August 2019 at Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Best Buy and other home improvement and home appliance stores, as well as online. They retailed at $1,150 and $2,500.
The affected cooktops were manufactured from December 2016 through July 2019. For more information, call Whirlpool toll-free at 888-900-7897 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern, Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit whirlpool.com, kitchenaid.com or Jennair.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Wireless headphones pose burn hazard
Happy Plugs Bluetooth Wireless II Headphones are being recalled because their micro-USB charging cables can cause the headphones to overheat and pose a burn hazard. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled headphones and charging cable.
Consumers can receive free replacements of the headphones and charging cable from their place of purchase or by contacting Happy Plugs. Happy Plugs has received one report of the headphones overheating while plugged into their micro-USB charging cables. No injuries have been reported.
Almost 7,000 headphones were sold in the U.S. and 2,550 were sold in Canada. Macy’s sold the headphones at stores nationwide and through the website happyplugs.com from January 2019 through May 2019. The products retailed for between $10 and $40.
The following headphones are included in this recall:
- Item # 7620 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Color: Black Gold
- UPC Code: 811613031059
- Item # 7621 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Color: Black
- UPC Code: 811613031066
- Item # 7622 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Item # 7623 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Color: Pink Gold
- UPC Code: 811613031080
- Item # 7624 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Color: Matte Gold
- UPC Code: 811613031097
- Item # 7625 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Color: Space Gray
- UPC Code: 811613031103
- Item # 7626 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Color: White Marble
- UPC Code: 811613031110
- Item # 7627 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Color: Botanica Exotica
- UPC Code: 811613031127
- Item # 7629 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Color: Pink Marble
- UPC Code: 811613032056
- Item # 7630 Happy Plugs Wireless II
- Color: Leopard
- UPC Code: 811613032063
Consumers with questions can call Happy Plugs at 800-419-2988 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific, Monday-Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Recall” in the subject line. You can also get more information at happyplugs.com and click on “Support,” then “Warranty and Returns,” then click on “Voluntary Recall and Exchange Program.”
Water bottles dangerous to kids
The CPCS is recalling almost 6 million water bottles because they pose a choking hazard to children. The Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles' clear silicone spout can detach.
Contigo has received 149 reports of the spout detaching, including 18 spouts found in children’s mouths. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled water bottles, take them away from children and contact Contigo for inspection instructions and a free replacement lid.
About 5.7 million of the bottles were sold in the U.S. with an additional 157,000 sold in Canada and about 28,000 sold in Mexico.
The water bottles were sold at Costco, Walmart, Target and other stores nationwide and online on various websites from April 2018 through June 2019. They retailed between $9 and $24.
For more information, consumers can call Contigo toll-free at 888-262-0622 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday, or online at gocontigo.com/recall.
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