Business, Sci-Tech

Ring recalls 2nd-generation doorbells due to fire risk

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Amazon’s Ring is recalling hundreds of thousands of video doorbells due to a fire risk. The Ring Video Doorbell (Second Generation) battery can reportedly overheat when incorrect screws are used for installation, posing fire and burn hazards. This recall involves Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation), model number 5UM5E5 smart doorbell cameras. Only Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) models with …


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Whirlpool recalls glass cook-tops with touch controls due to burn, fire hazards

BALTIMORE, MD – Whirlpool is recalling about 26,000 cook-tops with glass cooking surfaces, touch controls, radiant and downdraft radiant models sold under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid, and JennAir brands. The recalled cook-top surface elements can turn on by themselves, posing burn and fire hazards. They were manufactured from December 2016 through July 2019. The brand name is printed on the cook-top …


Smoke alarms recalled due to failure to alert

NOTTINGHAM, MD – Consumers should be aware of an important smoke detector recall. Some Universal Security Instruments smoke alarms have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. This recall involves Universal Security Instruments 10-year, battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and …

Honeywell recalls Gamewell-FCI and Notifier Photoelectric Smoke Sensors due to failure to alert of fire

BALTIMORE, MD – Local business owners should be aware of an important smoke detector recall. Honeywell has recalled their Gamewell-FCI and Notifier Photoelectric Smoke Sensors sold with fire alarm systems. The company says that the photoelectric smoke sensor can malfunction and cause the fire alarm system to fail to alert occupants in commercial buildings of a fire. This recall involves …

Baltimore County releases 2019 list of Independence Day fireworks displays

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County has released its 2019 list of dates and locations for fireworks displays that have been approved by the Fire Marshal’s Office. Additional displays will be added as the Fire Marshal issues permits. Check this page regularly for a display near you. The use of backyard fireworks is illegal.  Some ground-based and hand-held sparklers are legal …

IKEA furniture recall: chests and dressers recalled due to serious tip-over hazard

The IKEA store in White Marsh is one of many several IKEA stores voluntarily recalling all chests and dressers that do not meet the performance requirements of the U.S. voluntary industry standard (ASTM F2057-14).x This week’s recall comes after the deaths of three children. The recalled chests and dressers are unstable if they are not properly anchored to the wall, …