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Product recalls: USB outlet, golf cart and tea kettle can cause injuries

Product recalls aren’t just inconvenient. Failing to rid yourself of a faulty device may be extremely dangerous. Tap or click here for a list of recently recalled products every consumer should know.

Fortunately, the most reputable companies behind our favorite products are often highly forthcoming regarding newly-detected perils plaguing consumers. 

Read on to see a list of newly recalled items that you might have in your home.

1. HyperJuice stackable GaN USB-C chargers

If you own a HyperJuice Stackable GaN 65W or 100W USB-C charger, stop using it, lest you risk a fire hazard in your home. The recall number in question is 22-236 for product numbers HJ414 and HJ417.

These compact charging hubs can overheat, even with moderate use per the manufacturer’s recommendations. No injuries have been reported, but continuing to use these charges could potentially start a fire.

You can verify your charging station’s model by checking the serial number printed at the bottom of the unit. While Hyper Products isn’t offering a fully-fledged refund, you can exchange your proof of purchase for a credit that can be used on the company’s site.

All you have to do is call 888-202-1888 or use any available resources at https://www.hypershop.com/pages/contact-us. You’ll be allotted a store credit equal to the purchase price on your receipt.

2. Textron personal transportation vehicles (PTV)

Textron’s 2022 and 2023 Freedom PTV and the Valor E-Z-GO RXV are dangerously defective. You’re entitled to a free repair if you own a Textron PTV with serial numbers 5656874 through 5656886 or 5659215 through 5700741.

Recall number 22-779 documents that these golf carts include faulty steering knuckles and A-arms, presenting a small risk while the vehicle is occupied and in motion. These personal vehicles were sold through E-Z-Go dealers across the country between January 2022 and September 2022.

At least 335 consumer reports have been submitted in response to this problem. To find your PTV’s serial number, check out the number printed at the base of the steering column.

If yours falls within either range above, contact jcook03@textron.com directly for more information. You can also visit https://ezgo.txtsv.com/resources/recall-information or call the Textron hotline at 888-525-6040.

3. Hearth & Hand tea kettles

You are advised to contact Target if you bought a Hearth & Hand with Magnolia tea kettle. Item number 324-03-7894 is the one to look out for, as is recall number 23-002 and the following printed on the bottom of the kettle itself:

Hearth & Hand

WITH MAGNOLIA

STAINLESS STEEL

1.75 QUART (7 CUPS)

FOOD SAFE • HAND WASH ONLY

GAS ELECTRIC STOVE

INDIA

According to consumer and manufacturer reports, the paint adorning the outside of the kettle has been known to chip off and pose a significant fire hazard. The stainless steel handle and the spout are also prone to breaking, which can burn you if full of hot water while handling it at the time.

Approximately 12,800 units have been sold. There is no manufacturer-approved remedy for either issue, and anybody possessing a defective kettle should stop using it immediately. Instead, Target asks that you get in touch for a refund, receiving the original $35 price tag in full.

To get reimbursed, you can visit Target’s support site at https://help.target.com or www.target.com. Alternatively, you can call the brand’s toll-free helpline at 800-440-0680. Target’s Facebook page also includes a Product Recalls tab, another way to get compensation.

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