If You’re Using This to Stay Warm, You Need to Stop Immediately

The popular device is being pulled over carbon monoxide poisoning and fire risk.

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With temperatures dipping and snow blanketing wide swaths of the country, you might be eager to keep your home a bit warmer than usual. However, if you’re using a popular type of heater to battle the brutal temperatures, you could be putting yourself at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning or even a fire. Read on to discover if the heater you’re using could be putting you in harm’s way. And for more products to steer clear of, If You're Using This to Relax, the FDA Says Stop Immediately.

According to the Feb. 3 recall notice issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), DeWALT has recalled approximately 4,500 of its cordless kerosene forced-air heaters due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and fire they present. The heaters, which were sold at both Lowe’s and farm supply stores between June and Nov. 2020, are being pulled from shelves after the company received a report of one heater turning on in standby mode. As of the recall date, no injuries have been associated with the heater’s use.

The recalled heaters have either model number DXH90CFAK and serial numbers ranging between 340902-20001001and 340902-20004000 or the model number DXH90CFAKM and serial numbers ranging between 340901-20001001 and 340901-20001500. Anyone with one of the affected devices at home “should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Enerco for a free replacement corded heater,” according to the recall notice. DeWALT’s heater recall is just the latest in the long list of popular products pulled from shelves in recent weeks; read on to discover if an item you have at home could be putting your safety in jeopardy. And for more products to toss, If You Have This Kitchen Tool at Home, Stop Using it Immediately.

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Wahl Deluxe Heat Therapy Massager

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Massage guns may be designed with stress relief in mind, but if yours sets on fire, that’s probably not the relaxing experience you were hoping for. On Jan. 28, the FDA announced the recall of Wahl’s Model 4212 Deluxe Heat Therapy Massagers due to fire risk. According to the recall notice, a faulty connection between the massager and its heating component can lead to the device overheating, smoking, sparking, and potentially igniting. If you have one of these massagers at home, you can return it to Wahl and receive a full refund of your purchase price in addition to a $10 inconvenience fee. And for more items to get rid of immediately, If You Bought This Beer, Throw It Out Wearing Gloves and a Face Shield.

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Rapala Rechargeable Fillet Knives

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You want your food to get hot while you’re cooking it—but probably not your utensils. On Jan. 19, the CPSC announced the voluntary recall of Rapala’s Rechargeable Fillet Knives, due to concerns over their potential to overheat and catch fire. Approximately 128,000 knives were recalled in total after the company received 12 reports of the tools catching fire and causing property damage, although no injuries were reported. If you have one of the affected knives in your kitchen, you can contact Rapala for a replacement battery. And for more returns to make ASAP, If You Bought This Home Product From Amazon, Return It Now.

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Sea to Summit pots

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Approximately 18,250 Sea to Summit camping pots sold in the U.S. and Canada were recalled in January. The CPSC announced that the pots were being recalled after the company received 10 reports of lids on the pots coming unlatched, putting users at risk of scalds and burns, although no injuries were reported. Anyone who has one of the recalled pots can contact Sea to Summit to receive a new latch. And for the latest recall news delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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Belkin wireless chargers

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Popular electronics manufacturer Belkin recalled approximately 2,280 of its Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Editions on Jan. 13 due to the risk of the devices catching fire or giving users electric shocks. The chargers, which were sold on the Belkin and Apple websites, can be refunded for their full purchase price or store credit.

 

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