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.

Linear expands recall of PERS transmitter

June 20, 2014—The batteries that were used in the transmitter might fail to emit a low-battery warning, which could lead the user to believe that the transmitter is functioning properly even when it isn’t.