Thursday, October 20, 2011

Product Recalls From The Consumer Product Safety Commission

Cloud Engines Recalls Pogoplug Video File Sharing Device

Approximately 10,000 Pogoplug Video file sharing devices have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada by Cloud Engines, Inc. of San Francisco, Ca.  after investigators found the device could overheat and catch fire.  The company has received three reports of their units overheating.  One of the devices caught fire, one produced smoke, and the third melted.

The device in question is decribed as a black desktop electronics box, 2.5" inches wide, 7" inches deep, and 5.5" inches high.  The Pogoplug is used to stream and share videos, photos, music and provide remote access to files stored on drives attached to the device.

The Pogoplug was sold at Adorama, B&H, Best Buy, Buy.com, J&R, Pogoplug.com, New Egg, and Sony Style from March 2011 through June 2011.  The unit sold for approximately $200.00.

Recommendation: Immediately stop using the device, unplug it, and then contact Cloud Engines, Inc. to receive a refund or replacement.  You can the companies consumer department at (866) 582-6651 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.  You can also reach them on their website at www.pogoplug.com


Target Recalls Children's Task Lamps Due to Laceration and Fire Hazards

Target recalled approximately 13,000 Circo Children's Task Lamps because they could overheat, causing a glue inside the socket of the lamp to melt into the socket area and stick to the bulb.  When the consumer attempts to remove the bulb, it could break and cause a laceration.  The glue has also been determined to be flammable and may pose a fire hazard.

The Lamps in question come in four styles: Striped, Sports, Dot or Flower Dot and have a label with the UPC number on the bottom.

  • Striped: Navy-colored head with sky blue and white stripes with a blue base.  UPC #490970221923
  • Sports: White head with baseball stitch pattern and blue base. UPC # 490970222685
  • Dot:  White head wth multicolored dots and lavender base.  UPC#490970224047
  • Flower Dot:  Pink head with pattern of white flowers and leaves with a pink base.  UPC #490970221947.

These lamps were sold exclusively at Target stores and at Target.com in 2011 for approximately $13.00 each.  You can take the lamp back to target for a full refund or contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680.




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