Garmin Recalling 1.25 Million Fire-Prone Personal Navigation Units

Garmin today announced that they're recalling five Nuvi models—the 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT (where xx is a two-digit number)—totaling 1.25 million units in all. 796,000 of those were sold in the united states. The culprit, according to today's press release, were batteries manufactured by a third-party that are… » 8/25/10 2:59pm 8/25/10 2:59pm

This Child Harness Warrants No Safety Concerns At All

This little gadget was spotted at a Taipei trade show. To those pesky kids who insist on walking but move too slowly to keep up with their parents, just let them stand at an adult's height with their ankles immobilized by nylon straps. That'll solve the problem just fine. Smart thinking, Sogo Game. Your product should… » 9/25/08 1:20pm 9/25/08 1:20pm

Here We Go Again; Lenovo Recalls Laptop Batteries

Just when we thought all of the nonsense was done with it starts all over again. Lenovo will be recalling 100,000 ThinkPad lithium-ion batteries that could possibly overheat and damage the laptop. Surprisingly, the batteries being recalled aren't Sony-branded, rather they are manufactured by Sanyo. The affected… » 3/01/07 3:30pm 3/01/07 3:30pm

ThinkGeek to Make Amends for Defective PF Digital eStarling Photo Frames

The ugly duckling of digital photo frames, the PF Digital eStarling, has gone into full recall mode, where its online retailer ThinkGeek will graciously exchange all of the original defective units that were shipped with a new version 2.0 model sometime next month. It looks like most of the problems with the first… » 2/21/07 7:39am 2/21/07 7:39am

Matsushita Fire-Massage Chair Not Working out as Planned

Panasonic-owned company, Matsushita, is recalling thousands of massage chairs because they can ignite on fire. The incidents are supposedly extremely rare and only happened in demo chairs that are constantly being used. That's too bad—it's cold as hell here in the Midwest and I could use a good fire massage. » 1/31/07 2:45pm 1/31/07 2:45pm