Thousands of products recalled due to injury, fire risks

Courtesy: Consumer Product Safety Commission

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — With two deaths and one fire reported, companies are pulling hundreds of thousands of products from store shelves.

The Acorn Superglide 120 is supposed to help transport people up and down staircases, but a malfunction appears to be causing them to do the opposite. The stair lift’s seat can separate from the main support, presenting a falling hazard.

This led to the reports of two deaths in the United Kingdom, however no reports have been made in the United States.

Approximately 34,500 lifts have been recalled, all having been made between March 2007 and Dec. 2011. Customers should immediately contact Acorn for a free in-home repair, and should not use the lift until it’s been fixed.

WIth two reports filed with Target, including one report of a fire that damaged a consumer’s dresser, wall and plug-in – the company is now recalling 143,000 Circo night lights. The battery can overheat, causing the light to melt, posing a fire hazard.

Circo lights included in recall (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Circo lights included in recall (Consumer Product Safety Commission)

The night light collection includes a pink hedgehog, blue bird, yellow rocket, orange dinosaur egg, white soccer ball and green shark. The model numbers are printed on the bottom side of the lights.

Customers should stop using the lights immediately and bring them back to Target for a full refund.

Sharp objects have been reportedly exposed on motion sensor trash cans. If you shop at Costco, their exclusive EKO Sensible Eco Living motion sensor trash cans are being recalled for the possibility of their protective plastic collar becoming dislodged, exposing sharp edges.

A total of 367,000 trash cans have been recalled, all having been made between Dec. 2013 and June 2015. If you purchased one of these trash cans, you’re advised to return them to Costco for a full refund, or contact EKO for a free repair kit.

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