Curling irons, heating units recalled for hazard

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Popular curling irons and GE air heating units are burning up this week’s recall list – because they can potentially start fires and injure people.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, T3 has recalled Twirl 360 curling irons because the clamp can reportedly detach, posing a burn hazard.

The company said it has received 130 reports of the clamps comping loose and two reports of minor burns.

The recall involves the T3 Twirl 360 motion-sensing auto-rotating curling irons. The affected irons have a white plastic handle and the model number is 76570.

The curling irons in question were sold at Nordstrom, Sephora and other beauty supply distributors nationwide from Dec. 2014 to Oct. 2015.

Consumers should stop using the irons and contact the company for information on how to return them for a free repair.

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GE is recalling Zoneline air conditions and heating units because moisture from outdoor air can reportedly accumulate near the heater when the unit is operated with the vent door open. This, along with two shortened electrical components, can create an electrical ground path and arching – posing a risk of fire.

The recalled units were sold nationwide from Jan. 2010 through Dec. 2013. So far, 35,000 units are being recalled.

According to GE, the company has received three reports involving smoke and fire associated with this defect. About $30,000 in property damage has been reported.

Consumers should contact the company to schedule a free repair. Until it is repaired, the company asks that consumers not operate the units with the external vent open.

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