Nook Tablet 7” power adapter poses shock hazard

Feb. 2, 2017—Barnes & Noble recalled power adapters that were sold with the Nook tablet 7”, because the power-adapter casing might break when it’s plugged into an electrical outlet and expose its metal prongs, which poses a shock hazard.

Toshiba expands recall of certain notebook computer battery packs that pose burn and fire hazards

Jan. 5, 2017—Toshiba expanded its previous recall of Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs in March 30, 2016, to include battery packs that were sold from June 2011 through November 2016. The battery packs were installed in 41 models of Toshiba Satellite notebooks that include the 39 models of Portege, Satellite and Tecra models that were involved in the March 2016 recall. The affected battery packs can overheat, which poses burn and fire hazards.

Apple cites shock hazard in wall-plug adapters

Feb. 18, 2016—Apple recalled its travel adapter kits and plugs, because the two-prong wall-plug adapters can break and expose the metal portion of the adapter, which poses an electrical shock hazard.

Microsoft cites fire and shock hazards in AC power cord

Feb. 2, 2016—Microsoft recalled AC power cords that were sold with Microsoft Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 tablet computers, because the power cords can overheat, which poses a fire and shock hazard to consumers. The recalled power cords don’t have a 1/8-inch power sleeve on the end that connects to the power supply.

PNY cites fire hazard in portable batteries

Nov. 12, 2015—PNY Technologies recalled its Portable Lithium Polymer Battery Packs, because the batteries can overheat and vent flames, which pose fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Goal Zero cites fire hazard in battery-pack recall

Dec. 2, 2014—Goal Zero recalled its Sherpa 50 and Sherpa 120 rechargeable battery packs, because the product can overcharge, overheat, bulge and melt the battery pack’s enclosure, which poses a fire hazard and risk of property damage.

Milestone recalls TV wall mount because it might detach

Oct. 22, 2014—Milestone AV Technologies recalled Sanus Simplicity’s wall mount for flat-screen TVs, because the nut that secures the main arm assembly can loosen, which would cause the TV to become detached from the arm assembly and pose an impact hazard.