Recalls and Alerts

Alert: CPSC Issues Recall on Ryobi Electric Jet Fan Blowers

March 14, 2017 - In cooperation with the CPSC and Health Canada, One World Technologies is recalling 121,000 Ryobi Electric Jet Fan Blowers. The recall indicates that the plastic fan inside the blower can break causing the fan blades to be discharged from either end of the blower tube, posing a laceration hazard. Sold from December 2015 through December 2016, One World has received 10,681 reports of incidents, including 25 reports of minor injuries, such as lacerations to the face, hands and legs from fan blade pieces being discharged from either end of the blower. No property damage has been reported. Learn more.


Alert: NFPA Issues Fire Safety Warning on Hover Boards

December 16, 2015 – Citing media coverage of several recent fire incidents, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a series of safety tips urging hover board owners to read product guidelines and be aware of potential fire hazards when using these trendy devices.

“It seems hover boards are the hottest holiday gifts on the planet this year. But a number of media outlets reported fire incidents are cause for caution to avoid Christmas wishes going up in smoke,” said Lorraine Carli, NFPA’s vice president of Outreach and Advocacy. Part toy, part transportation, the self-balancing scooters first seen in the movie Back to the Future, can pose a fire risk. 

 

 
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