Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls 1 Million Galaxy Note 7 Phones – During a press conference, Chairman Elliot Kaye said consumers should “take advantage of this recall right away” because the phone represents such a “serious fire hazard.” Kaye said consumers should check the identifying number on the back of the phone at Samsung.com to determine whether their phone has a defective battery.
If the phone is included in the recall, which almost all phones sold in the U.S. are, customers can take the phone back to Samsung directly or to their carrier to receive a refund or a replacement phone.
Kellog recalls whole wheat Eggos for possible listeria – The recall warns that listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children or those with weakened immune systems. Although the company has received no reports of related illness, healthy individuals may suffer symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Bungee Chairs Sold Exclusively at Big 5 Sporting Goods Stores Recalled Due to Fall Hazard; Made by Nanjing Kekang Outdoor Products – This recall involves Captiva Designs bungee chairs with model number AC098 printed on the header cards of the product packages. The collapsible chair has a navy blue and teal nylon and bungee seat and black metal legs. The chair’s bungee cords are laced through the seat frame.
GE Appliances Recalls Top-Loading Clothes Washers Due to Fire Hazard – The recall involves three models of GE Profile high-efficiency top-loading clothes washers. The washers come in gold, gray and white and measure about four cubic feet. “GE Profile” is printed on the front of the washers. The model number is located on the rear cover of the washer’s backsplash, above the water valve connections.
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