22,000 Acer Laptops Recalled

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued recalls on Acer's AS3410, AS3410T, AS3810T, AS3810TG, AS3810TZ, and AS3810TZG laptops, all 13.3" models, due to bad internal wiring of the microphone. Apparently three incidents of short circuiting have been reported, causing the laptop's plastic cases to… » 1/09/10 2:44pm 1/09/10 2:44pm

Giz Service Announcement: Aim Fireworks Into the Air, Not At Your Mom

Here's another clip from the Consumer Product Safety Commission that proves, once and for all, that it is not okay to point fireworks at family members. Happy July 4th everybody! [CPSC] » 7/03/09 9:00pm 7/03/09 9:00pm

Giz Service Announcement: Fireworks Can Blow Up Your Face

Hey everyone, just checking in to make sure your holiday is kicking off with a bang. But that you haven't blown your face off with some giant aerial fireworks. Happy July 4th everybody! [CPSC] » 7/03/09 12:30pm 7/03/09 12:30pm

Giz Service Announcement: Aim Fireworks Into the Air, Not At Your Mom

Well, we hope you've had a good day off, a great BBQ and plenty of watermelon. Also, we hope that you didn't blow up your face. We'll leave you with one last Consumer Product Safety Commission clip that proves, once and for all, that it is NOT okay to point fireworks at friends and family members. They may end up in a… » 7/04/08 4:00pm 7/04/08 4:00pm

Giz Service Announcement: Fireworks + Indoors = Bad Idea

If you're anything like us, you're probably deep into your 12th beer by now. You may think that now's the perfect time to test some of those firecrackers in your kitchen. Well, don't, or you may end up like this guy and his house, both blasted to smithereens by some lousy M-1000s. Take it from us and the Consumer… » 7/04/08 2:00pm 7/04/08 2:00pm

Giz Service Announcement: Fireworks Can Blow Up Your Face

Hey everyone, just checking in again to make sure your day is going well. And you haven't blown your face off with some giant aerial fireworks. Because believe me, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission: If you act like the mannequin (manikin?) in the clip above, the last place you'll end up is in a hospital… » 7/04/08 11:59am 7/04/08 11:59am

Giz Service Announcement: Fireworks and Watermelon Don't Mix

Hey, we here at Gizmodo, together with Nancy Nord of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, want to remind you to have a safe 4th of July. Don't use illegal fireworks for anything dangerous. Like blowing up an M-1000 inside of a watermelon. In slow motion. Happy 4th weekend everybody. [CPSC] » 7/04/08 12:02am 7/04/08 12:02am

Robot Lawn Mower Can Lacerate, Probably Eat Humans

LawnBott, the $2,750 robot which announced itself as your loyal automated lawn mower—capable of cutting 33,000 square feet of grass in a single charge—has revealed its true face: it wants to cut humans to pieces. Actually, just stupid humans, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Kyodo America have… » 4/26/08 6:30am 4/26/08 6:30am