Carrier Corporation has recalled certain heat pumps because the capacitors in the control board may stop working, causing the unit to overheat, posing a fire hazard. Approximately 2,000 of the units were sold in Canada.
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Two million Ford F-150 pickups, including 340,000 in Canada, have been recalled due to a problem with the seatbelt pretensioners. Some pretensioners can generate excessive sparks when they deploy. There have been seventeen reports of smoke or fire in the U.S. and six in Canada.
Ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles with 1.6 litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines because problems with coolant circulation could lead to engine fires. So far 29 fires have been reported in the U.S. and Canada. A separate problem can cause door locks to malfunction.
Health Canada has issued a recall notice for approximately 40,000 faulty Kidde smoke alarms. The alarms were sold in Canada between November 2016 and January 2018.
Health Canada is warning consumers that lamp oils and other related products sold by Firefly do not have child-resistant closures or display proper warning information. Health Canada has asked Firefly to voluntarily recall the products but has received no response. The products were available through Amazon.ca, where they are no longer available for sale.
Kidde Corporation is recalling 134 different brands of fire extinguishers because they can fail in an emergency. Click here for the list of affected Canadian models.
Kidde, in a joint recall with Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Saety Commission, has recalled their Kidde NightHawk talking combination smoke/CO alarm KN-COSM-IBCA and KN-COSM-ICA models manufactured between June 1 2004 and March 2011.
Michaels U.S. has recalled three Lumiere Himalayan rock salt lamps because the dimmer switch and/or outlet plug can overheat and ignite, posing shock and fire hazards. Customers should immediately stop using the Rock of Gibraltar, Carnival of Lights and Basket of Rocks lamps and return them to any Michaels store for a full refund.
Health Canada has issued a recall for several brands of uncertified cell phone chargers that pose an "unacceptable risk of electric shock or a fire if used". More than 1.5 million chargers are included in the recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will open an investigation into 3 million Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation vehicles after reports of more than 3,000 fires.