HP announces battery recall as they can overheat and could lead to fires or burning hazards

HP has announced a global recall of some of their lithium-ion batteries on multiple laptop and mobile workstations.The voluntary recall notice says the lithium-ion batteries can overheat and could lead to fires or burning hazards.

The affected products were sold globally between December 2015 to December 2017. The batteries were also sold as accessories or were used as replacements through HP or an authorised HP Service Provider.

The batteries were shipped with or sold as accessories for HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x G2 and G3 series), HPx360 310 G2, HP Envy m6, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11, HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4, and Studio G3) Mobile Workstations.

HP said affected batteries will be eligible for a free replacement.

The company said not all batteries in HP ProBook 64x and 65x, HP x360 310 G2, HP ENVY, HP Pavilion x360, HP 11 notebooks and HP Zbook mobile workstations include faulty batteries.

HP is offering an “HP Battery Validation Utility ” for download, which will allow consumers to see if the battery on their computer is affected.

Customers can also go online at HP.com/go/batteryprogram2018 or www.hp.com and select “Recalls.

HP has received eight reports of battery packs overheating, melting, or charring, including three reports of property damage totaling $4,500 with one report of a minor injury involving a first degree burn to the hand.

Recall: Trend Machinery – 240v no volt release switch for router tables

The following notice has been issued by the manufacturer:

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE

240V NO VOLT RELEASE SWITCH USED ON CRT/MK3 & WRT ROUTER TABLES

Trend Machinery

We have become aware that some of the NVRS/2/240V safety switches used on the 240 volt CRT/MK3 and WRT router tables have a wiring assembly defect.

There is danger of ELECTRIC SHOCK.

Products with a 2017 date code may be affected.

STOP USING YOUR SWITCH IMMEDIATELY AND DISCONNECT IT FROM THE MAINS

NVRS/2/240V – 240V – barcode 5027654552599 – date code 2017
Sold from 1 January 2017 to 15 December 2017

CRT/MK3 – 240V – barcode 5027654552360 – date code 2017
Sold from 1 January 2017 to 15 December 2017

WRT – 240V – barcode 5027654056523 – date code 2017
Sold from 1 May 2017 to 15 December 2017

Switches / router tables with a blue or green dot on the rating plate or carton are not affected.

What is the problem?
This wiring defect concerns the mains plug, which has been wired reversed L/N polarity. There could be a risk of electric shock if there was a short circuit in the product connected to it.

What should you do next?
Please call Trend Customer Services on 01923 249911 who can advise you of the check that is required. The switch can be returned to your dealer or to Trend, where it will be checked, reworked if applicable and will then be returned to you or if necessary exchanged free of charge.

Thank you for your cooperation and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Recall number: No. PN7, PN7A, PN7B

Trend Machinery & Cutting Tools Ltd
Odhams Trading Estate
St Albans Road
Watford
WD24 7TR
England

Customer Service 01923 249911

www.trend-uk.com

BaByliss For Men AcuBlade Lithium Face and Body Groomer recalled due to fire hazard

The following notice has been issued by the manufacturer:

Model Number REF 7426U Batch 2416PT2 BaByliss For Men AcuBlade Lithium Face and Body Groomer

At BaByliss, the high performance and quality of our products are our priority. We have become aware that a single batch (batch code 2416PT2) of BaByliss for Men Model Number REF 7426U AcuBlade Lithium Face and Body Groomer does not meet our stringent quality standards. In extremely rare circumstances, the Lithium battery may overcharge and pose a potential fire hazard.

The safety of our customers is of paramount importance to us therefore we are conducting a recall of the affected batch. We are asking any customers that own a 7426U Acublade Lithium Face and Body Groomer batch code 2416PT2 to stop using it immediately, ensure it is unplugged from the mains and contact us for a replacement.

The ONLY product affected is: REF 7426U batch code 2416PT2

To identify the relevant model number and batch code please follow the instructions below.

The model number is located on the back of the handle and the batch code underneath the removable cutting attachment.

Affected customers are kindly asked to contact our Customer Service Team either by email or on the number below:

Email: ukinfo@conair.com

Telephone: 0800 988 8104

Please do not return the product to the retailer it was purchased from.

We take our responsibility for customer safety extremely seriously and always aim to provide the best possible products and service.

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and thank all those affected for their patience and loyalty.

Alternatively please fill in the form attached.

B&Q issue safety notice for Owl and Penguin Christmas decorations

The retailer has issued the following notice:

IMPORTANT! These products are Christmas tree hanging decorations. Please keep these decorations out of reach of small children.

Despite rigorous quality control procedures it has been brought to B&Q’s attention that small parts on these decorations can be removed and may, when removed, present a choking hazard.

The products were on sale between September 2017 and November 2017.

RUSTIC PENGUIN DECORATION – Barcode 3663602866114 RUSTIC OWL DECORATION – Barcode 3663602866107

Please note that only the products detailed in this notice are affected.

For more information, please contact the helpline:

UK: 0300 303 4482 ROI: 1800 946 327* *Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm

B&Q thank you for your co-operation. B&Q plc, B&Q House, Chestnut Avenue, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 3LE

Neptune recall Ennis tealight holders due to a fire risk

The following notice has been issued by the retailer:

Product recall: Ennis tealight holders

Ennis tealight holders

In our Christmas collection, you might have noticed a design called Ennis – the birch bark tealight holders with a little star or Christmas tree on the front. Despite the measures we take, very, very occasionally a problem might crop up later down the line, which we are sorry to say is the case with Ennis.

In a nutshell, if the position of the tealight is too close to the edge of the container, there’s a risk of it catching fire. You might just be using Ennis for decorative reasons, but even still, we ask that you please stop using it straight away.

Like you, we love our Ennis tealight holders, and so are asking them to be returned to us should you have bought one. We’ll then look into the problem to try to fix it and bring it back into our collection next year. If returning them is difficult for you, please discard them safely instead.

How to return Ennis

If you bought Ennis from a Neptune store, please take it back to the same one, and we’ll refund you there and then.

If you live a bit too far away, simply post it back to the store from which it was purchased. And, if you bought it online, please post it back to Neptune HQ.

Once received, we’ll call you to sort out a full refund over the phone. We’ll of course cover the postage costs too, so just notify us of this when we call and we’ll add that to your refund.

All of our addresses can be found on the Neptune website.

If you choose to discard Ennis, please let us know and we’ll also call you to process your refund

We are very sorry to cause you any disappointment or inconvenience and if you have any questions, our customer care team are just one call away.

B&Q issue safety notice for Spotlights

IMPORTANT! B&Q would like to advise all customers to take care when handling this product during installation, replacing bulbs or for cleaning.

Despite rigorous quality control procedures it has been brought to B&Q’s attention that the decorative rings surrounding the bulb holder may have sharp edges.

The products were on sale between August 2017 and November 2017.

  • Astraea 1 light Spotlight GU10 – Barcode 3663602803461
  • Astraea 2 light Spotlight Bar GU10 – Barcode 3663602803478
  • Astraea 3 light Spotlight Plate GU10 – Barcode 3663602803485
  • Astraea 4 light Spotlight Bar GU10 – Barcode 3663602803492

Please note that only the products detailed in this notice are affected.

All other lights sold by B&Q are unaffected.

UK: 0300 303 4482 ROI: 1800 946 327*

*Monday to Friday 8.30am to 8.00pm, Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm

B&Q thank you for your co-operation. B&Q plc, B&Q House, Chestnut Avenue, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO53 3LE

Claire’s Accessories recalls make-up kits due to asbestos concerns

UPDATE – 02 January 2018:

Claire’s Accessories has issued an update – The initial results of testing by an independent certified laboratory show that the cosmetics tested to date are asbestos free. Out of an abundance of caution, additional testing is underway. We have also confirmed that the talcum ingredient supply is from a certified asbestos free European vendor.We will continue to honour returns for any customers remaining uncomfortable.

December 2017:

Claire’s Accessories has issued a warning informing its customers it is recalling a number of make-up sets following allegations they contain asbestos.  A set in the United States of America was reportedly found to have traces of the substance, and as such the company have withdrawn the products from the US and UK.

Claire’s have issued the following statement:

At Claire’s the safety of our customers is of paramount importance, and we are passionate about the safety and integrity of our products. We work closely with our vendors to ensure our products are tested and assessed in line with the relevant country regulations and guidelines. As a result of today’s inquiry from WJAR-TV, we have taken the precautionary measure of pulling the items in question from sale (pictured below), and will be conducting an immediate investigation into the alleged issues. Once we have more information and have the results of the investigation we will take the necessary action. If you have items you wish to return in the interim period we will issue a refund.

 

Ultimate Mega Make Up Set
code 71844

Metallic Hot Pink Glitter 48 Piece Makeup Set
code 76094

Pink Glitter Cellphone Makeup Compact
code 26556

Bedazzled Rainbow Heart Makeup Set
code 11767

Rainbow Bedazzled Star Make Up Set
code 20926

Rainbow Glitter Heart Shaped Makeup Set
code 97275

Mint Glitter Make Up Set
code 74769

Rainbow Bedazzled Rectangle Make Up Set
code 21044

Pink Glitter Palette with Eyeshadow & Lip Gloss
code 97276

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