Product recalls

The battery packs in more than 500,000 hoverboards can overheat.

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About 501,000 hoverboards. They were sold at mass merchandisers nationwide and online retailers from June 2015-May 2016. Recalled models include Hype Roam, iMoto, Hovertrax, Hover-Way, Orbit, Swagway X1, Powerboard, Wheeli, 2 Wheelz, Back to the Future, Mobile Tech, Hover Shark, NWS, X Glider, X Rider, and Airwalk.

The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing a risk of the products smoking, catching fire and/or exploding. There have been at least 99 incidents reports ooverheating, sparking, smoking, catching fire and/or exploding including reports of burn injuries and property damage.

General Mills is recalling two flavors of Betty Crocker cake mix sold in the U.S. because they use flour that was recalled earlier because it could contain E.coli. The flavors are Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Party Rainbow Chip Cake Mix.

The mix carried a Package UPC 000-16000-40997 and “better if used by dates” including 25MAR2017, 28MAR2017, 27APR2017, 28APR2017, 23MAY2017, 24MAY2017, and 25MAY2017.

The recall also includes Betty Crocker Delights Super Moist Carrot Cake Mix with UPC 000-16000-40987 and “better if used by dates” including 12APR2017, 13APR2017, 14APR2017, 28May2017, 29May2017, 30MAY2017, 07JUL2017 and 08JUL2017.

A General Mills supplier used Wondra flour implicated in a July 1 recall to make the flavor chips used in the recalled cake mix flavors. No illnesses reported to date have been connected to the mix.

Details: call 1-800-230-8103 or go to

About 1,000 eight-light crystal chandeliers sold at Ethan Allen Design Centers nationwide from October 2007 through January 2016. The frame is silver with crystal ornaments and eight candle-shaped lights. The loop at the top of the chandelier is made of zinc or steel. The model number 093682 can be found on the inside of the canopy and on the outside of the original carton.

The loop at the top of the chandelier can break causing the chandelier to fall, posing an impact injury hazard. There have been two reports of the loop breaking, including one report of the chandelier falling. No injuries have been reported.

Details: call 877-848-4952 from 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Monday-Friday or go to

About 450 L500 series fans designed to circulate air in and out of a home or building. They were sold in nine brands at heating, plumbing and building supply retailers nationwide and online for about $240 from February-March.

The fan motor can overheat, posing a fire hazard. No incidents have been reported.

Details: call 800-637-1453 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays or go to