If You’re Using This to Charge Your Phone, Stop Immediately

One of the last things most of us do before we go to sleep is plug our phones in to charge overnight, without giving it too much thought. But it turns out, you may need to be worried about this seemingly innocuous nightly ritual. There’s a new phone charger recall that will have you double-checking yours tonight. Read on to find out which charger is being recalled due to a fire risk, and for more phone issues to be aware of, If You Have This on Your Phone, Delete It Now, Experts Warn.

A recall has been issued for three different phone chargers from Towsleys: the 3-in-1 Qi wireless chargers, power banks, and travel wall chargers, according to a notice issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Nov. 25. Towsleys has received four incident reports of these chargers and power banks overheating, posing a potential fire hazard. Two of the four reports did result in fires, with one user reporting $6,000 worth of property damage.

Luckily, there are no known injuries so far.

The recall affects around 1,500 products “distributed to employees through a corporate redemption program,” the CPSC notes. Corporate employees were able to use credits to redeem merchandise through Acuity Merch from Sept. 2019 to April 2020, which included these Towsleys chargers. The chargers were manufactured by Shenzhen Huani Electronics Co., Ltd in China.

According to the CPSC announcement, anyone with one of these phone chargers should stop using it and contact Towsleys for instructions on how to properly dispose of the recalled items. Consumers will also receive a credit from Towsleys for a free replacement charger.

But your cell phone charger isn’t the only thing you need to watch out for these days. For more recent household recalls, read on, and for more risks to your furriest family members, beware that If You Feed Your Dog This, the FDA Says to Stop Immediately.

Your nightly dinners could bring about a world of troubles if you’re using this popular kitchen appliance. The CPSC just announced on Nov. 24 that 914,430 Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers sold in the U.S. are being recalled. The manufacturer has received more than 100 reports of the Crock-Pot’s lid detaching, which has caused burns. And for more kitchen safety, find out The One Thing in Your Kitchen You’re Not Cleaning Enough.

That doorbell meant to keep you safe could actually be putting you at risk. On Nov. 10, the CPSC announced that 350,000 second generation Ring doorbells sold in the U.S. had been recalled. The recall was issued after 23 reports of the doorbells catching on fire because of incorrect installation.

Your hot drink may need to go in a different container if you’re a fan of Yeti’s Rambler travel mugs. At the beginning of November, Yeti recalled nearly 15,000 of the mugs for causing potential injuries and burns. According to the CPSC, the magnet slider securing these mugs’ lids can accidentally eject, causing hot liquids to spill out. And for more up-to-date information on retail, recalls, and more, sign up for our daily newsletter.

If you’ve invested in a new heated blanket for those cold winter nights, you should double check the brand. On Nov. 12, the CPSC announced that the InvoSpa Electric Throw Heated Blanket, sold exclusively on Amazon, had been recalled. According to the CPSC, InvoSpa received 26 reports of the blankets overheating, with one consumer sustaining a minor burn injury and another having an “unspecified injury.” And for more safety concerns of the COVID variety, read up on the 4 Places Dr. Fauci Says He Wouldn’t Go Right Now.

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