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Recalls this week: space heaters, toy sets

April 6, 2018

Vornado space heaters are being recalled this week because a certain model can potentially overheat while in use, posing a fire hazard. Other recalled consumer products include toy sets with a battery component that can overheat.

Here’s a more detailed look:

SPACE HEATERS

DETAILS: Vornado VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters sold in the following colors: black, coral orange, grayed jade, cinnamon, fig, ice white and red. The heaters measure about 7.2 inches long by 7.8 inches wide by 7.10 inches high and have two heat settings (low and high) and a fan only/no heat setting. “Vornado” with a “V″ behind it is printed on the front of the unit. The model/type “VH101,” serial number and ETL mark are printed on a silver rating label on the bottom of the unit. They were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, Home Depot, Menards, Orchard Supply, Target and other stores nationwide and at Amazon.com, Target.com, Vornado.com and other websites from August 2009 through March 2018.

WHY: The electric space heater can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: 15 reports of the heaters catching on fire.

HOW MANY: About 350,000.

FOR MORE: Call Vornado at 855-215-5131 from 8 a.m. to 5p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.vornado.com and click on “Recalls” in the lower right corner of the home page or www.vornado.com/recalls and click on the “VH101 Personal Heater recall” button for more information.

TOY SET

DETAILS: Nickelodeon PAW PATROL Deluxe Marshall Hat sold with an accessory flashlight. The PAW PATROL Marshall hats are red with a yellow ribbon, black and white spotted dog ears and a black flash light attached to the side of the hat. The flashlight is included with the hat and they share the SKU number. Only flashlights with SKU 01292093 and date codes 1703RY01, 1603RY01, and 1503RY01 are involved in this recall. The SKU number and date codes are on the sewn in label under the ear on the hat. They were sold at Spirit Halloween stores nationwide from September 2015 through November 2017.

WHY: The batteries in the flashlight can overheat, causing the flashlight to become hot, posing burn and fire hazards.

INCIDENTS: Three reports of the flashlight overheating and one report of an overheating flashlight in Canada. No injuries or fires have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 20,000 in the U.S. and about 1,500 were sold in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call Spirit Halloween at 866-586-0155 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, send email to GuestServices@spirithalloween.com or visit at www.spirithalloween.com and click on “product recall” at the bottom of home page or http://www.spirithalloween.com/content.jsp?pageName=ProductRecall for more information.

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLES

DETAILS: Model Year 2014-18 Polaris RZR XP 1000 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs) sold at Polaris dealers since December 2013.The ROVs have “POLARIS” stamped on the front and back grilles, and “Polaris,” ″RZR,” ″1000,” & “XP” stickers on the side panels. The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be found on the right rear frame of the vehicle, to the rear of the engine. Details on model numbers can be found at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Polaris-Recalls-RZR-XP-1000-Recreational-Off-Highway-Vehicles-ROVs-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

WHY: If the exhaust silencer fatigues and cracks, the heat shield may not manage heat, which may lead to melting of nearby components or fire.

INCIDENTS: 30 reports of cracked exhaust silencers, including 3 reports of fire. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 107,000.

FOR MORE: Call Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.polaris.com and click on “Off Road Safety Recalls” at the bottom of the page for more information. In addition, check the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the “Product Safety Recalls” page to see if the vehicle is included in any recalls. Polaris is contacting all known affected consumers directly.

THERMAL LAMINATORS

DETAILS: Scotch thermal laminators that are white with teal accents. They are used to laminate documents such as artwork and photos. The laminators have “Scotch” printed on the front. They measure 14 inches by 3.8 inches by 2.75 inches. The model number TL901C is printed on a sticker on the bottom of the laminator. Only laminators with model number TL901C and teal accents are included in the recall. The two side ends, the bottom and the reverse switch on top of the laminators are teal. They were sold at J.A. Riollano and Sam’s Club stores in Puerto Rico and at Amazon.com from July 2015 through March 2018.

WHY: The plastic enclosure can overheat, posing a burn hazard.

INCIDENTS: 10 reports of the laminators overheating and causing deformation of the bottom of the plastic enclosures. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 395,000 in the U.S. and about 130 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call 3M at 800-772-4337 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit www.ScotchBrand.com and click on “TL901C-T Laminator Recall” for more information.

CHARGING STATIONS

DETAILS: Re-fuel by Digipower Grab and Go Family Pack portable power bank charging stations. The power bank charger is a self-contained energy source used to charge cellphones and other devices when an electrical outlet is not available. The unit consists of three (black, gray and green) 2600 mAh re-chargeable lithium-ion battery chargers that sit on a recharging docking station. Each power bank is oval in shape and measures approximately 3.75 inches long by 1.25 inches high by 0.75 inches wide. “re-fuel by DIGIPOWER” is printed on each power bank. Item number RF-TRIP is printed on the bottom of the charging station. They were sold at The Container Store stores from October 2017 through February 2018.

WHY: When the unit is being charged, it can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

INCIDENTS: Five reports of power bank charging stations overheating and melting. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 6,000.

FOR MORE: Call The Container Store at 888-266-8246 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT anytime, send email to contain@containerstore.com or visit www.containerstore.com and click on “Product Recall” for more information.

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