If You're Using This Phone Charger, Stop Immediately

Experts say the popular charger poses a risk of both shock and fire hazards to users.

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A popular phone charger has been pulled from shelves and experts are warning that anyone with one at home should stop using it immediately. On Jan. 13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Belkin had voluntarily recalled one of its wireless phone chargers over serious safety concerns. Read on to discover if your charger is affected by the recall, and for more products to ditch ASAP, If You Bought These 2 Things From Target, Return Them Now.

The recall affects approximately 2,280 of Belkin's Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition products sold through Belkin.com and Apple.com between July 2020 and Oct. 2020. The chargers in question are being pulled from shelves due to a manufacturing error, which can lead to the charger overheating or shocking users. While no injuries have been reported yet, the CPSC says, "consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable wireless chargers."

Anyone with one of the affected chargers at home can contact Belkin to receive a full refund or get credit to purchase another product with the company. Belkin will also provide information on how to properly dispose of the chargers.

Belkin isn't the only popular brand to pull its products over safety concerns in recent weeks; read on to discover which other products have been subject to recent recalls. And if you want to stay safe, If You Bought This From Costco, Stop Using It Immediately.

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Towsleys phone chargers

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Belkin isn't the only electronics company that's recalled its phone chargers recently. On Nov. 25, the CPSC announced the recall of approximately 1,500 Towsleys phone chargers. The chargers in question—the brand's 3-in-1 Qi wireless chargers, power banks, and travel wall chargers—were recalled after the company received four reports of the products overheating, including two reports of fires. While no injuries were reported at the time of the recall, one user reported $6,000 in property damage. And for more safety hazards to watch out for, If You Have This Fan at Home, Stop Using It Immediately.

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Craftsman chainsaws

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The CPSC reported the recall of approximately 82,000 Craftsman CMECSP610 10-inch corded chainsaws with extension poles on Dec. 9. The recall was initiated after Craftsman, which sold the chainsaws through Lowe's, Amazon, and local hardware stores, received a report of the chainsaw starting without being powered on, leading to a user laceration. Anyone with one of the affected chainsaws can call Craftsman to receive a repair kit, but should stop using it in the meantime. And while you're cleaning house, The FDA Is Urging You Not to Eat This One Type of Yogurt.

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Allen + Roth fireplaces

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Don't let your pursuit of coziness at home put you in harm's way. On Dec. 9, the CPSC announced the recall of approximately 48,000 Allen + Roth 62-inch 5,120-BTU infrared quartz fireplaces. The recall was initiated after the company received 28 reports of fireplaces overheating, emitting smoke, or catching fire. At the time of the recall, there had been multiple reports of smoke damage and a single report of a user suffering smoke inhalation. If you have one of the affected fireplaces at home, you can contact the product's manufacturer, L G Sourcing, to get a complimentary repair kit and have a service tech provide an in-home repair. And for the latest recall news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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InvoSpa electric blankets

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On Nov. 12, the CPSC announced the recall of 7,050 InvoSpa Electric Throw Heated Blankets sold exclusively through Amazon between Nov. 2019 and July 2020. The blankets were recalled after InvoSpa received 26 reports of the blankets overheating. At the time of the recall, one user had been burned by the blanket and yet another received an "unspecified injury" due to its use. If you have one of the recalled InvoSpa blankets at home, you can fill out this form to obtain a refund. And for more recalls that should be on your radar, check out The FDA Just Issued a Warning About This Brand of Ice Cream.

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