CPSC announces two product recalls


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIAT) — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued two recalls on two products due to fire hazards. The two companies involved issued the recalls on April 9, 2013.

The CPSC announced that Home Depot recalled the CE Tech riser cable due to a fire hazard.

According to the CPSC, consumers using the riser cables should stop using them immediately. The cables do not meet fire resistance standards for riser cables and pose a fire hazard.

The recall applies to about 11,300 of the riser cables.

Home Depot can be contacted at (800) 394-7519  from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time for a full refund. Consumers can also visit http://www.homedepot.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.

In addition, Manchester Tank & Equipment Company recalled nearly 7,500 100-pound propane cylinders.

The company says the cylinders pose a fire hazard because fuel can leak from the thread connection between the cylinder and the valve. The fire threat  occurs when exposed to an ignition source.

Consumers who have the propane cylinders can contact Manchester Tank & Equipment Company at (800) 640-6327 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time from  Monday through Friday to schedule for a repair or a replacement. People who own the  can also visit http://www.mantank.com and click on the “News” page for more information on the recall.

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