If You Have This Popular Device at Home, You're at Risk of a Fire

Close to 9,000 of these devices have been pulled from the market after multiple overheating reports.

Exercise may be good for your health, but a popular product meant to accompany your fitness routine could be putting your safety in danger. On Nov. 4, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that a popular brand of fitness timer has just been recalled due to fire concerns—read on to find out if yours is among them. And for more product recall news, If You Use This Medication, You Need to Talk to Your Doctor Now.

Approximately 8,900 of Coulter Ventures' Rogue Home Timers have been recalled due to the risk they may catch fire. The $150 timers, which are used to time exercise intervals and measure workout duration, were sold through Rogue Fitness' websites between June 2019 and June 2020. According to the recall notice, the lithium-ion battery in the devices can overheat and burn, leading to fires.

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Rogue Fitness

While no injuries have been reported yet, there have been seven reports of batteries overheating, two of which led to the device's battery compartment melting. Rogue Fitness' timer joins a long list of products to be pulled from shelves in recent months—read on to discover which other popular items have been recalled recently. And for more safety hazards to watch out for, If You Have These Popular Pieces of Furniture at Home, Get Rid of Them.

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Schneider Electric surge protectors

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While surge protectors may theoretically reduce your home's fire risk by protecting against voltage spikes, some of Schneider Electric's surge protectors may actually present a fire risk themselves. The company recalled approximately 47,250 of its Surgeloc Surge Protection Devices in late October, recommending that anyone in possession of one stop using it immediately due to the potential for it to cause an electrical arc that can ignite. And if you're worried about your safety, If You Use This in Your Oven, You Need to Stop Now.

Homerygardens outdoor extension cord splitters

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In mid-October, the CPSC announced that 5,700 Homerygardens Outdoor Extension Cord Splitters had been pulled from shelves due to fire risk. According to the recall notice, the extension cord splitter purports to be capable of handling a larger amp capacity than it actually can and lacks unspecified "protective features." And for more up-to-date recall information, sign up for our daily newsletter.

Harbor Breeze and Great Falls ceiling fans

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Two popular ceiling fans were taken off the market in October over a potential fall risk. The CPSC reported the recalls of approximately 280,000 Harbor Breeze 70-inch Kingsbury ceiling fans and 3,000 Great Falls outdoor ceiling fans from Westinghouse Lighting. At the time of the recall, there had been 76 reports of the devices falling and four laceration injuries.

Peloton bike pedals

closeup of person biking on indoor cycling stationary bike at home with feet in pedals

Your home gym might not be as safe as you think—especially if you bought a Peloton bike during quarantine. The popular cycling company announced the recall of 27,000 Peloton bikes fitted with PR70P pedals after receiving 120 reports of the pedals breaking and 16 associated injuries. And for more product recalls to watch out for, If You Use This Mouthwash, Get Rid of It Right Now.

Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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