Some alert systems recalled due to battery failure risk

(WPRI) — A warning to those who wear alert systems: Thousands are being recalled because the batteries can fail without warning.

Linear is recalling 175,000 personal emergency reporting system transmitters. On the transmitter, a person can push a button on the product to summon assistance. The batteries used in the transmitters can fail to emit a low battery warning, leading the user to believe the transmitter is functioning and not generate a warning.

The company has received one report of a transmitter that failed to operate. Consumers can contact the company to receive a new replacement transmitter for free.

If you bought your product between June 2008 and July 2011, it may be a part of this recall.

Nokia is recalling its tablet travel chargers. The plastic cover on the charger’s exchangeable plugs can come loose and separate, which exposes the internal components and poses an electrocution hazard.

The recall includes the travel charge kit sold separately for the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet. Consumers should stop using the recalled chargers and contact the company for how to obtain a refund.

Big Lots is recalling ottomans because of a fall hazard. Wilson and Fisher Brand Cayman Resin Wicker Ottomans because the center can collapse during normal use.

The company received 19 reports of people falling through the centers of the Ottomans. Six injuries were reported.

Customers should return them to Big Lots for a $50 refund.

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