PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - With the Memorial Day Weekend upon us, Call 12 for Action has learned several popular power tools are being recalled. We also thought it would be a good time to remind you about grilling safety.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) along with Stihl are recalling 2.3 million trimmers, brushcutters, kombimotors, hedge trimmers, edges clearing saws pole pruners and backpack blowers. All of these products have a toolless fuel cap. The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distory the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire hazard. 81 reports so far have been reported. No injuries have been reported.
- Click here to see all models and serial numbers affected.
255,000 thousand General Electric (GE) food processors sold at Walmart stores nationwide are being recalled. The safety interlock system can fail allowing operation without the lid secured which poses a laceration hazard. Walmart has received a total of 58 incident reports, 21 reports of injuries to fingertips and 34 reports of the unit smoking causing fires. The recall involves GE branded digital 14 cup food processors. With a model number of 169203. Walmart sold the products from September 2009 through February 2011.
Each year about 30 people are injured as a result of gas grill fires and explosions.
Sometimes, common sense gets put on the back burner when it comes to grilling safely. Before lighting your grill check the hoses for cracking and leaks. Use soap and water over the hose if bubbles appear there is a leak. Check for recalls on your grill. And, don't forget to clean your grill, including the grease trap to reduce flare ups
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