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Whirlpool recalls 500,000 fire-risk tumble dryers

Whirlpool recalls 500,000 fire-risk tumble dryers

Business
Whirlpool has begun a recall of an estimated 500,000 tumble dryers over fire risk concerns - after it was ordered by the government to take action.The recall relates to certain models of Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Swan, and Proline dryers built between 2004 and 2015. Whirlpool says it has already resolved the issue for 1.7 million people after a safety campaign launched in 2015 following the discovery a fault that allows fluff from clothes to reach heating elements.But the company has been accused by consumer groups of not doing enough and last month the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) took what it described as the "unprecedented" step of ordering it to carry out a recall.Earlier this month the government body said Whirlpool had now agreed to take action. ...
Apple recalls some MacBooks over battery fire risk

Apple recalls some MacBooks over battery fire risk

Technology
Apple is recalling some of its older generation MacBook Pro laptops which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a fire risk. The recall only affects the 15-inch laptops sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017. No other 15-inch MacBook Pro units or other Mac notebooks are being recalled.People can find out if their device is affected by visiting the Apple website and entering their product serial number.The technology giant confirmed that the laptops in question contain a battery which "may overheat and pose a safety risk". Advertisement The firm has asked people to stop using the affected devices. "If you have 'MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)', enter your computer's serial num...
Apple recalls UK plug adapters over electric shock risk

Apple recalls UK plug adapters over electric shock risk

Technology
Apple customers using old plug adapters have been told to return them to the company after a number of electric shock incidents.The three-pronged AC wall plug adapters have been designed primarily for use in the UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Versions of these adapters, shipped from 2003 to 2010 with both Mac and iOS devices, have been breaking and creating a risk of electric shock.These incidents have been "very rare" according to Apple, which stated only six of them had been recorded globally.At first glance, the unaffected and affected adapters look very similar. Advertisement Image: Apple is replacing the adapters with these newer versions with grey on the in...
Amazon recalls fire-risk power packs in UK, Europe and US

Amazon recalls fire-risk power packs in UK, Europe and US

Technology
Owners of Amazon's own-brand power bank chargers have been contacted by the firm telling them to stop using them.A recall covering six models of the AmazonBasics-branded product was announced in the US and Canada on Tuesday.A notice posted by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warned the packs could "overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards".The BBC understands UK and other European countries are also affected.Amazon had received more than 50 complaints of overheated power banks in North America ahead of the move. These included one report of a user suffering chemical burns after coming into contact with battery acid.According to the CPSC, the devices had been manufactured by the Guoguang Electric Company. The watchdog added that about 260,000 units had been sold in ...
BMW recalls 1.4M vehicles over fire risk

BMW recalls 1.4M vehicles over fire risk

World
Nov. 3 (UPI) -- German automaker BMW announced Friday it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in North America over fire risks.The company issued two recalls with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.The first affects some 740,000 vehicles, including the 1-, 3- and 5-Series, Z4, X3 and X5 from model years 2007-11. These vehicles may develop a rusty crankcase ventilation valve, posing a fire risk.The second recall is for about 673,000 vehicles, which have faulty heating and air conditioning wiring. Electrical connectors on these vehicles can melt and cause a fire.At least three injuries are related to the faulty mechanics.Dealerships are expected to begin repairs on the vehicles starting Dec. 18.Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com