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Fitbit shares findings on allergic reaction to Force, adding warning

10/20, 5:35pm

No mandatory recall taking place as long as small adjustments made by company

Fitbit offered a statement last week on the findings of an investigation into the Force fitness wristband. The company decided to voluntarily pull the device from store shelves in February 2014, as it was thought to be causing rashes on the wrists of users. CEO James Park took to the company's webpage to give an update on the independent testing and other findings from medical experts, confirming what was believed in the preliminary tests in February.

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HP recalls 6M notebook power cords over melting issues

08/27, 5:29am

HP offering free replacement of faulty notebook power cables sold in US, Canada

Over 6 million notebook power cords sold with HP and Compaq notebooks are being recalled, over a possible fire risk. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that HP has received 29 reports where power cords dispatched with notebooks or sold separately overheated, resulting in charring or melting of the cable, with two claims of minor burns, and 13 claims of property damage.

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Vizio issues recall for 245,000 television stands prone to tipping

08/07, 7:11am

Reports of tipping televisions prompts Vizio recall, replacement

Vizio has started to recall a number of large HD televisions over safety issues regarding supplied stands. A posting from the Consumer Product Safety Commission advises Vizio is replacing the stand supplied with the 39-inch and 42-inch models of the E-Series televisions, with the recall affecting approximately 245,000 televisions sold between December 2013 and June.

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Sony Vaio Flip 11A recalled, users urged to power down immediately

07/02, 4:06pm

Users directed to contact Sony for assessment; consequent repair or refund

After a handful of malfunctions of the Sony Vaio Flip 11A, the company has issued a recall for the device, with dramatic wording. Users are directed to immediately cease using the convertible tablet/laptop, and contact Sony for information on how to arrange for an inspection and a repair to the device, or a full refund of the purchase price.

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Nest recalls over 440,000 Protect alarms due to Wave feature issues

05/21, 6:23pm

CPSC announces recall over feature concerns follows company's sale stoppage

Nest, the smart house device company purchased by Google in January, is recalling all of its Protect devices over concerns that the alarm won't sound properly. The recall covers all of the approximately 440,000 Protect units sold to retailers so far, according to the recall listing from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The company had announced in April that it would halt sales of the smoke and carbon monoxide alarm over issues with one of its features.

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Lenovo recalls ThinkPad battery packs in US, Canada, China

03/28, 10:36am

Recall notice points to two incidents of battery packs overheating, causing damage

Lenovo is recalling notebook batteries used in its ThinkPad ranges, following two reports of battery packs overheating and damaging equipment, though no reports of injury. Approximately 34,500 batteries in the United States and 2,900 in Canada are subject to the recall notice by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, as well as a large number sold in China.

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FitBit Force wristband contact dermatitis issue prompts recall

02/21, 3:37pm

Company offering full retail refund for those requesting return

As part of a continuing effort to deal with a small percentage of customers developing rashes from the product, FitBit has pulled the Fitbit Force wristband from sale to try and remedy the issue. Earlier this week, Fitbit CEO James Park claimed in a blog post that 1.7 percent of Force customers have complained of skin irritation or any rashes. "Independent test results" haven't found any problems with the battery or electrical systems, with the analysis showing that the most likely problem being allergic contact dermatitis.

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Google, HP recall Chromebook 11 chargers after reports of melting

12/17, 12:03pm

Charger recall affects over 140,000 Chromebooks

Google and HP are starting to recall micro-USB chargers sold with the Chromebook 11, due to a number of reported heat-related incidents. A total of nine reports of power chargers overheating and melting have led to the recall, which asks for customers to contact Google for a free replacement, and to stop charging the Chrome OS notebook with the faulty device.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z, M70z recall expanded to 188,000

05/09, 4:26pm

Fire hazard forces increase in recalled Lenovo ThinkCentre computers

Lenovo's earlier recall of its ThinkCentre M90z and ThinkCentre M70z all-in-one desktop computers has been expanded to include more units. The voluntary recall -- involving both the manufacturer and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission -- now has a higher number of affected machines, up from 50,500 to 188,000.

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Cloud Engines voluntarily recalls Pogoplug Video units

06/17, 11:00pm

Recall based on two overheating reports

Cloud Engines, makers of the popular Pogoplug line of accessories, has issued a voluntary recall of its Pogoplug Video hardware product. The issue involves the advanced processing chip that processes video in real time -- the company has received at least two reports of the chip overheating, leading to safety issues (despite the presence of a fan in the product). None of the other Pogoplug products are affected, as none of them use the same processing chip.

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