H-E-B is recalling about 2.5 million halogen lightbulbs because the bulbs can shatter while in use, posing laceration and fire hazards to consumers. The recall involves GTC halogen lightbulbs. They were sold in packages of two or four bulbs. Affected units were sold at H-E-B stores in Texas and online at heb.com between August 2015 and December 2017 for about $2.20 for a 2-pack and $4 for a 4-pack. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lightbulbs and return them to H-E-B for a full refund.
Handi-Craft is recalling about 590,000 pacifier and teether holders because the snap can detach from the pacifier’s ribbon, posing a choking hazard for young children. The recall involves Dr. Brown’s Lovey pacifier and teether holders sold in eight styles: giraffe, zebra, turtle, reindeer, frog, bunny, deer and spring bunny (holiday edition). Affected units were sold at Bed Bath & Beyond, H-E-B, K-Mart, Target, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Wal-Mart and various stores nationwide and online at amazon.com between August 2015 and March 2018 for about $10. Consumers should immediately take the recalled holders away from young children and contact Handi-Craft for instructions to receive a replacement product.
Kidde is recalling about 452,000 smoke alarms because a yellow cap left on during manufacturing can cover one of the two smoke sensors and compromise the alarm’s ability to detect smoke, posing a risk of consumers not being alerted to a fire in their home. The recall involves models PI2010 and PI9010 of Kidde dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) smoke alarms. Affected units were sold at Menards, Home Depot, Wal-Mart and other stores nationwide and online at amazon.com, shopkidde.com and other websites between September 2016 and January 2018 for between $20 and $40. Consumers should inspect the alarm through the opening on the side of the alarm for the presence of a yellow cap. Do not attempt to open the alarm casing or otherwise remove the yellow cap. Contact Kidde to request a replacement alarm.
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