Tag: Fire Hazard

HP Recalls 78,500 Computer Batteries Following Reports Of Overheating And Melting

HP voluntarily recalled more than 70,000 laptops and battery packs due to recent reports of fire and burn hazards. The company has expanded its battery safety recall and replacement program in light of the recall made in January 2018.

Computers March 15, 2019

Mercedes-Benz Recalls More Than 350,000 Cars Over Reports Of Fire Involving Latest Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz recalls more than 350,000 cars including the 2017 E300 sedan after multiple reports of fire across the United States. Learn the details about this latest vehicle recall.

Car Tech March 4, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Use Banned On Australian Flights

Three major Australian airlines have banned the use of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on their planes, and more could follow worldwide. The move follows Samsung's massive recall of the device over exploding batteries.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 8, 2016

US Postal Service Joins Amazon In Hoverboards Debacle, Issues Its Own Restrictions

Due to safety concerns, the U.S. Postal Service stated it no longer ships hoverboards via airplane. After reports of hoverboards catching fire, many companies refused to sell or transport the items via aircraft.

Gadgets December 18, 2015

Hoverboard For Christmas? Think Again: Thousands Impounded Due To Explosion Risk

About 15,000 hoverboards have been impounded across the United Kingdom for failing basic safety standards. The personal transportation devices that were detained could explode and burst into flames.

Gadgets December 6, 2015

Mazda Recalls 1.3M Older Vehicles Over Ignition Fire Hazard: Affected Models Date As Far Back As '89

Mazda has announced plans to recall roughly 1.3 million vehicles in the U.S. because grease acummulating in the ignition switch could cause a fire. Affected models date all the way back to the late '80s and cover several series, so here's what you need to know about this issue.

FUTURE TECH October 25, 2015

GM Recalls SUVs On Possible Fire Risk From Windshield Wipers

General Motors announced another recall due to potential fire risks. Windshield wipers of 2013 and 2016 models were the culprit this time, forcing almost 32,000 cars to go into auto services.

FUTURE TECH October 12, 2015

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 147,000 E-Class, CLS-Class Vehicles Due To Fire Risk

Mercedes recalls over 147,000 cars in the U.S. The latest recall is to fix a fire hazard that may arise due to a faulty rubber seal at the back of the engine bay.

FUTURE TECH February 25, 2015

FAA: E-Cigarettes in Checked-in Luggage Pose Fire Risk

The FAA encourages airlines to require passengers to carry e-cigarettes in their carry-on baggage, following a recommendation issued by the U.N.

Society January 26, 2015

38,000: Number of Jetta, Passat, Golf and Beetle Volkswagen is Recalling Over Fire Risk

Volkswagen U.S. is voluntarily recalling 37,970 vehicles because a fuel leak in the engine may cause fire. The recalled cars include the Beetle, Jetta, Passat and Golf.

FUTURE TECH January 1, 2015

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