CPSC Says Home Depot Sold Recalled Products Even Years After Recall

CPSC Says Home Depot Sold Recalled Products After Recall

CPSC Says Home Depot Sold Recalled Products After Recall


According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Home Depot, and salvagers and recyclers who got items from the retailer, continued to sell 28 products that were recalled between 2012 and 2015. The products pose hazards including fire, burns, shock or falls.

Home Depot sold about 1,300 units to consumers and sent 1,010 to salvagers or recyclers who could have sold them to consumers, according to the commission. Consumers who have any of the affected products should stop using them immediately and contact the manufacturer for information about a refund, a replacement or a repair.

The recalled items and the hazards they present are:

CE Tech 1,000 Ft. Riser Cable, recalled in April 2013. The cable does not meet fire resistance standards and poses a fire hazard.

Cordelia Two-Lamp Fluorescent Shop Lights, recalled May 2014. The lamp sockets can allow loose connections, posing a risk of an electrical arc and fire. 

Easy Reach by Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Pro Series Step Stools, recalled in October 2012. The top step/standing platform can break, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Fiskars Bypass Lopper Shears, recalled October 2014. The lopper handles can break when user is attempting to cut branches, posing a risk of serious injury.

Genie Garage Door Openers, recalled February 2014. The control board can overheat, posing a fire hazard. 

Harris Products Group and Lincoln Electric Welding Torch Handles, recalled July 2014. The torch handles can leak oxygen or fuel, posing a fire hazard. 

HeathCo Motion-Activated Outdoor Lights, recalled October 2013. The internal fixture wiring can energize the entire surface and fittings of the fixture, posing an electrical shock hazard. 

Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums, recalled February 2013. Objects drawn into the unit can break through the plastic housing, posing a laceration hazard.

Homelite Electric Blower Vacuums, recalled April 2015. Vacuum can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

Kidde Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers, recalled February 2015. Fire extinguisher may not fully discharge during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.

Kidde Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms, recalled September 2014. Alarm could fail to alert consumers to a fire or a CO incident following a power outage.

Legrand Under-Cabinet Power Strips, recalled September 2012. The electrical wires are reversed on the receptacles on the power strips, posing a risk of electrical shock.

Legrand Under-Cabinet Power Strips, recalled May 2014. The internal electrical connections of the power strips are substandard, posing risks of overheating and fire.

LG Electric Ranges, recalled November 2012. Burners can fail to turn off after being switched off and temperature setting can increase unexpectedly during use, posing burn and fire hazards.

LG Top-Loading Washing Machines, recalled December 2012. An unbalanced load can cause machine to shake excessively and the drum to come loose, posing a risk of injury and property damage.

Lithonia Quantum ELM and ELM2 Two-Light Emergency Lighting Fixtures, recalled May 2014. The circuit board can overheat and cause the fixture to melt and catch fire.

MAT Industries HDX and Powermate Two-Gallon Air Compressors, recalled February 2014. The terminals of the pressure switch can come into contact with the motor housing and electrify the air compressors, posing a shock hazard. 

Mohawk Altitude Gold Shag Rugs, recalled November 2014. The large rugs fail to meet federal standards for flammability and could ignite, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers; small rugs do not meet federal labeling requirements.

Nest Protect Smoke + CO Alarms, recalled May 2014. Activity near the product during a fire can prevent the alarm from immediately sounding when Nest Wave feature is enabled. 

 Nourison I-CANDI Collection Polyester Shag Rugs, recalled May 2013. The rugs fail to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard to consumers. 

Pramac America Powermate Sx 5500 Portable Generators, recalled November 2012. The fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard.

RSI Glacier Bay Bathroom Medicine Cabinets, recalled January 2014. The mirror or its back panel can separate and fall out, posing an injury hazard to consumers. 

Soleil Portable Fan Heaters, recalled July 2013. The portable fan’s plastic housing can catch fire during use, posing a fire hazard.

SoleusAir Dehumidifiers by Gree Electric Appliances, recalled May 2014. Machine can overheat and catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards.

Vornado Air Electric Space Heaters, recalled August 2014. The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. 

Waterloo Industries Husky Securelock Vertical Bike Hooks, recalled April 2015. The mounted bike hooks can unexpectedly detach, allowing the bike to fall, posing a risk of injury to bystanders.

Westinghouse Lighting Glass Shade Holders, recalled March 2015. The pull chain switch on the glass shade holder is incorrectly wired, posing a shock hazard.

Wing Enterprises Switch-It Stepladder/Stepstools, recalled December 2012. Inner side rails can separate from the outer side rails causing the user to fall. 

Contact information for the manufacturers of the recalled products can be found on the CPSC web site.

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