Recalls this week: laptop power cords, helmets

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm •  Published: August 29, 2014
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Nearly 6 million laptop power cords that can overheat and start a fire are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include potentially faulty helmets and bunk beds.

Here's a more detailed view:

LAPTOP POWER CORDS

DETAILS: Power cords that came with HP and Compaq laptops and mini laptops. They were sold between September 2010 and June 2012 for about $500 to $1500. The cords are black and have an "LS-15" mark at the end.

WHY: The power cord can overheat and may start a fire or cause a burn hazard.

INCIDENTS: Twenty-nine reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring. Two customers said they the cord caused minor burns, and 13 said it caused minor property damage.

HOW MANY: About 5.6 million.

FOR MORE: Call Hewlett-Packard, which also makes the Compaq laptops, at 877-219-6676. Customers can also visit www.hp.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of the page.

HELMETS

DETAILS: NRS Chaos Side Cut helmets used for water sports, such as rafting, kayaking, stand-up paddling and canoeing. They were sold, for about $60, at Collinsville Canoe & Kayak Store, NRS, Outdoorplay, REI and other sport equipment stores around the country and online at nrs.com and aire.com from April 2014 through July 2014. The helmets are available in yellow, red, blue or white.

WHY: The rivets that hold the chin strap to the helmet can fail and cause the helmet to fall off, posing a head injury risk.

INCIDENTS: Four reports that the helmet's rivets failed. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 3,300.

FOR MORE: Call NRS at 800-635-5202, email service@nrs.com or go online at www.nrs.com and click on "Voluntary Recall" for more information. Customers can also return the helmet to where they bought it for a refund or replacement.

OUTDOOR SHELTERS

DETAILS: A multi-purpose outdoor shelter distributed by Sunjoy Industries. They were sold at BJ's Wholesale Club stores in the Northeast from January 2014 through June 2014 for about $300. The recalled tents have code number "L-GZ761PST" printed on a label sewn into the top of side panels of the canopy fabric. The fabric canopies are white and cover an area of about 20 feet by 24 feet. Sunjoy Industries and "Made in China" are printed under the barcode label on packaging.

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