Updated September 6, 2014

5 Recalls Young Adults Need to Know


College is in the rearview mirror. You're a 9-to-5er now with your whole career and life ahead of you. This is the time when you begin to accumulate a lot of homey stuff, like those appliances and knickknacks you need for meals and entertaining.

What you may not have noticed is that some of those products may have proven to be unsafe. Word doesn't always get around when there's a risk of getting burned, cut, or worse. So CreditDonkey.com reviewed hundreds of recalls recently announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and identified five problematic products that young adults are likely to have in their homes – products that have problems they should be aware of.

1. Coffee presses

Starbucks is synonymous with coffee and not so much with product recalls. But it did run into trouble with one of its French presses, sold to consumers who like to brew their own for maximum flavor.

Hazard: The glass 8-cup carafe in a line of Bodum presses sold by Starbucks can fall out when the plastic base separates from the metal frame. Starbucks issued a recall of the presses following 14 reports of the carafes breaking or shattering, causing some consumers to suffer cuts and burns. If you have one of the recalled presses, which were sold in November and December 2013, you should return it for a full refund.

2. TV wall mounts

One of the great advancements in TV viewing was making TVs so thin and light you could mount them on the wall. So it's a big concern when the hardware that is intended to hold your TV can fail.

Hazard: A weld on the Ergotron Inc. wall mounts can come apart, causing the TV to fall off. Nearly 200,000 of these were sold in the U.S. in 2012 and 2013 at various retailers, including Walmart and Amazon.com. If you have one of these mounts, remove your TV and contact Ergotron to get a free repair kit to secure the hardware.

3. Flat screen TVs

If the TV you happen to have mounted to your wall is a 32-inch model made by Coby USA, you have even more to worry about.

Hazard: These TVs, distributed by Coby and sold at a variety of retailers around the U.S. from 2011 to 2013, were recalled due to consumer complaints about overheating, smoking and catching fire. Since Coby has gone out of business, 11 of the retailers that sold the TVs are offering consumers either refunds or replacement TVs.

4. Gas grills

Using a gas grill can be an easy and fun way to cook and a real benefit when you have company. Just as long as that grill doesn’t seem to have a mind of its own.

Hazard: Char-Broil's bistro gas grills sold between 2010 and 2013 were recalled after more than two dozen reports about consumers who turned the grill to "off," only to find the burner had reignited. Some of those who filed complaints suffered burns, the CPSC said. If you have one of the grills, you should contact Char-Broil to get a free repair kit.

5. Cocktail glasses

Serving cocktails is a fine way to entertain friends – unless the cocktail glasses shatter for no apparent reason.

Hazard: After getting more than a dozen reports of that happening, the Bristol Valley Cocktail Glasses made by Libbey Glass Inc. were recalled. The glasses were sold at liquor stores around the country in 2013. If you have the recalled glasses, return them to the store where you bought them for a full refund.

At CreditDonkey.com, we're all about being savvy consumers so we can share our experiences and tips with you. When you're out there trying to live your life, you have so much to deal with, so we're looking out for you.

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