Recent product safety recalls

Posted on Sep 27 2019

First of two parts

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued the following product recalls:


Hazard: The recalled cooktop surface elements can turn on by themselves, posing burn and fire hazards. Whirlpool Corporation has received 133 reports of incidents involving the cooktop surface elements turning on by themselves. Additionally, there have been reports of heat damage to nearby items and four reports of items catching on fire. Two minor burn injuries have also been reported.

Description: The recall includes cooktops with a glass cooking surface, touch controls, radiant, and downdraft radiant models sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and JennAir brand names between December 2016 through July 2019.

Remedy: Product replacement. Consumers should immediately contact Whirlpool to arrange for a free installation of a replacement cooktop. When not in use, turn the unit off at the circuit breaker. Do not leave flammable materials or empty cookware on or near the cooktop. Contact Whirlpool toll free at 888-900- 7897 from 8am to 8pm ET Monday through Friday, or visit online at or and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for complete recall information.


Hazard: Serious risk of death. Incorrect assembly can cause the carbiner to unlock while in use, posing a risk of serious injury or death to the user. Decathlon USA has not received any reports of injuries to date.

Description: The recall involves Rocky Screwgate aluminum and pear shaped carbiners with a small gate and screwgate. They were sold under the SIMOND brand in yellow (item #1760147) and blue (item #1759997). The brand name is engraved on the side of the product. The item number was printed on the cardboard that was attached to the product. Carbiners are typically used by climbers as connectors or as extenders to anchor a climber.

Remedy: Full refund. Contact Decathlon toll free at 866-480-3565 from 9am to 7:30pm PT Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, and from 9am to 6pm on Sunday. For more information, email or visit and click on the Product Recalls section.


Hazard: The light sockets can overheat, melt, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard. Kichler has received 84 consumer reports of burnt fixtures, wires or sockets, including three reports of fixture fires. No property damage or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Elan Shayla Mini Pendant Lights Models 83162, 83163, and 83164. They are chrome multi-light modern/contemporary clear glass pendant lights with one, three, or nine pendant lights. The recalled chrome and clear glass multi-light fixtures can each have their model numbers and date codes printed on stickers located on the inside of the ceiling canopy and on the product packaging. The product date codes are comprised of a 2-digit month and 2-digit year, for example 0513 (May 2013) through 0514 (May 2014).

Remedy: Replacement. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lighting fixtures and contact the store where they were purchased or Kichler directly. For more information, contact Kichler at 866-558- 5706 from 8am until 4:30pm ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Safety Information” at the bottom of the page. (To be continued)

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