Once an item has been formally recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, it becomes illegal to sell that item. Yet the CPSC reports that Best Buy, Magnolia, Best Buy Private Auction, CowBoom, and TechLiquidators continued to sell products that had already been recalled in 2012 and 2013.
Yes, all of those brands are owned by Best Buy. The numbers are pretty small–the CPSC estimates that maybe 200 units of recalled products are in circulation somewhere, but the company doesn’t know how many recalled Canon cameras were sold.
Here are the items in question as a refresher, in case you missed them in our monthly Recall Roundups.
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital Cameras – The rubber grips on these cameras can cause a skin rash.
Coby Televisions – These TVs can catch fire when an electronic component fails.
Definitive Technology SuperCube 2000 Subwoofers – Can give user an electric shock when they pick up the speaker.
GE Dishwashers – Heating element can fail and catch fire.
iSi North America Twist’n Sparkle Beverage Carbonation Systems – May twist’n’explode.
LG Electronics Electric Ranges – Burners may fail to turn off
LG Electronics and Kenmore Elite Gas Dryers – may continue heating after dryer cycle is done
Samsonite Dual-Wattage Travel Converters – Fire hazard
Sauder Woodworking Company Gruga Office Chairs – Seat plate can break