Toshiba laptop batteries, youth pajamas recalled for fire hazard

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — If you have a Toshiba laptop, be aware – because the battery may be putting you at risk.

Toshiba is recalling about 100,000 laptop batteries because some Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs can overheat and melt, which could result in fires and burns.

To date, the company said it has received four reports of the packs overheating. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers who have this type of battery pack in their laptops are urged to remove them – and only use the laptop by plugging it into AC power until you can get a replacement battery pack.

MORE INFO: Toshiba battery pack recall

Call 12 For Action has another burn hazard to tell you about – the brand “Creating X” is recalling kids’ footed pajamas because they don’t meet federal flammability standards.


The pajamas were sold in sizes for infants through kids’ large in a variety of colors and patterns.

If your child has these PJs you should stop using them and contact the company for store credit.

In other news, Black Diamond is recalling about 1.2 million carabiner clips.

According to the company, 16 models could unexpectedly open, causing climbers to fall.

The carabiners were sold from December 2014 through January 2016.

Consumers are urged to stop using the clips and contact Black Diamond for a free replacement.


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