A number of government agencies and private manufacturers have issued product recalls due to consumer safety risks. For more information about these and other recalled products, visit the government recall website.
Olympic Mountain Tealight Wax Warmers
Olympic Mountain has recalled approximately 230,000 tealight wax warmers due to a burn hazard. The tealights in the wax warmers, which were sold exclusively at Costco, can burn with an erratic or high flame.
The set involves four tealight candles, four sets of scented wax cubes, and a ceramic warmer with a metal stand and a glass dish to hold the wax. “Essenza” is printed on the front of the packaging and Costco item number #852473 is printed on the sides. So far, Olympic Mountain has received 22 reports of tealights with erratic or high flames. Two customers were burned by the defective warmers and one incident resulted in minor property damage.
The warmers were sold in Costco Wholesale stores nationwide between August and October 2014 for about $20. Customers should immediately stop using the recalled wax warmer sets and return them to Costco for a full refund. For more information about the recall, click here or call Olympic Mountain Products at (855) 330-3590.
Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems
Keurig has recalled approximately 7 million MINI Plus Brewing Systems because the water can overheat during brewing, causing it to spray out and burn the user.
The recall applies to Keurig MINI Plus Brewing Systems with model number K10 (previously known as model number B31). They are single-serve, hot beverage brewers available in 13 different colors with silver trim. The recalled brewers are approximately 11 inches tall and come with three cup size brewing options. The brewers were manufactured between December 2009 and July 2014 and sold at Kmart, Kohl’s, Target, Walmart, and other retailers nationwide. Affected brewing systems have an identification number starting with “31” followed by a range of numbers printed on a white sticker on the bottom of the brewer (the full range of serial numbers can be found here).
Keurig has received approximately 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, contributing to 90 burn-related injuries. Customers with recalled brewing systems should contact Keurig for a free repair.For more information about the recall, click here or call Keurig Green Mountain at (844) 255-7886.
Comfort Research Vinyl Bean Bag Chairs
Comfort Research has recalled approximately 125,000 vinyl bean bag chairs because the zippers can be opened by children, who can then crawl inside and suffocate or choke on the foam beads.
The chairs are vinyl polystyrene-filled bean bag chairs with one zipper on the exterior cover. The chairs measure 88 and 98 inches in diameter, and they come in a variety of colors and patterns. The bean bag chairs were sold through Burlington Coat Factory, Kroger, Meijer, Amazon, Bean Bag Company, Groupon, Kohl’s, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, Wayfair, and other online retailers for between $30 and $40. The recalled bean bag chairs were sold between January 2010 and October 2013.
For more information, click here or call Comfort Research at (844) 578-8933.