Fire Hazards Prompt CPSC To Recall Frigidaire Gas Range, Big Lots Ceramic Space Heaters, and Other Products

The Consumer Products Safety Commission recently announced the recalls of a number of products over concern that they may pose a fire hazard:

Approximately 99,700 outdoor wall mount lanterns: These products were imported by Bel Air Lighting Inc. and made by manufacturers in China. The lanterns’ internal wiring may experience an electrical short circuit, which creates the risk of Boston burn injuries, electrical shock, and fires. Bel Air Lighting has received two reports of lanterns catching fire. So far, no injuries have been reported.

About 53,000 air movers made by EDIC: A fire can start if the air mover’s electrical capacitor should falter and overheat. There have been four fires that caused property damage reported.

Approximately 70,500 portable ceramic space heaters imported by Big Lots: An electrical shock or fire hazard can occur if a heater were to melt and overheat. While Big Lots has received a few reports of space heaters melting and overheating, no injuries or fires have been reported.

185 Frigidaire Self-Clean Gas Ranges: A fire hazard can be triggered if the bake/broil oven features experience a delayed ignition.

Our Boston burn injury attorneys are familiar with the pain and suffering experienced by victims of fires or other accidents. In addition to severe physical injuries can leave lasting emotional and psychological scars even after extensive and costly treatment, the life of someone who has suffered severe burns may be permanently altered. Many victims are left disfigured or disabled and unable to work or live a “normal” life. The lives of loved ones can also be severely affected as a result.

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