This Electric Fireplace Is Subject to a Recall Due to Fire Risk

While it can be nice to imagine yourself cozying up in front of the fireplace when the temperature drops, the way you keep yourself warm could be a risk to your health and safety. On December 9th, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that a popular model of electric fireplace would be recalled due to the risk of fire.

Approximately 48,000 Allen + Roth 62 inch wide 5,120 BTU quartz infrared fireplaces sold in Lowe’s stores and online for approximately $ 700 between January 2013 and April 2018 are being recalled. The recall came after it was discovered that cable plugs in the chimney could overheat and pose a potential fire risk. As of the recall date, there were 28 reports of overheating, fire or smoke from the chimneys, with multiple reports of smoke damage from the heaters. One user reported inhaling smoke.

According to the CPSC, anyone with any of these devices at home “should immediately stop using the recalled electric fireplaces and contact LG Sourcing for a free repair kit and schedule a free home repair.”

The Allen + Roth fireplace isn’t the only item that has been recalled in recent months due to safety concerns. Read on to find out if you are at risk of fire at home. And to ensure that other products are no longer used immediately, get rid of them as soon as you bought them at Walmart.

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The only thing more scary than seeing your phone battery hovering near zero? If you discover that the device you are using to charge it poses a risk to your safety. This is exactly what owners of Towsley’s 3-in-1 Qi chargers, power banks and travel wall chargers learned about their devices in November. Towsleys recalled about 1,500 of its chargers after the company received four reports of the devices overheating, which led to fires in two cases. And to get more products out of the way, stop taking these popular nutritional supplements now.

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Adding extra exercise to your routine is a primary goal – if you don’t damage your home in order to do so. On November 34, the CPSC announced that Coulter Ventures had recalled nearly 8,900 of its rogue home timers used for time intervals after it was discovered that the devices’ lithium-ion batteries could overheat and potentially cause fires. As of the recall date, there were seven reports of battery overheating, including two reports of battery compartment melting.

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A popular electric blanket sold on Amazon was recalled in November due to overheating issues. On November 12, the CPSC announced that InvoSpa had recalled approximately 7,050 of its electric blankets after receiving 26 reports of overheating of the blanket and one report of a burned user. Anyone with any of the blankets at home “should immediately stop using the recalled blankets and contact InvoSpa for instructions on how to receive a full refund,” according to the CPSC. Sign up for our daily newsletter to receive more callback messages straight to your inbox.

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While any candle poses a fire hazard if improperly used or unattended, there is one brand in particular that poses a more immediate hazard to users. On December 2, the CPSC issued a recall notice for approximately 143,000 Sure Scents 2-1 Peaceful Stream / Moonlight Waves candles. The candles, which were only sold in Dollar Tree stores, were pulled from the shelves after they were found to be capable of emitting particularly high flames, which could break the surrounding glass. And if you want to keep your security safe, Ring Doorbells are being recalled for this scary reason.

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