Recalled Lawn Mower Blade Shafts and Laptop Batteries


Health Canada announced a pair of recalls on Thursday.

SureFit blade spindle shafts, which are used to replace parts that wear out on lawn or garden equipment, were one of the recalled items. Spindle shafts hold the blade to the deck of a riding lawn mower, Health Canada said. The shaft assembly part has also been recalled.

The company said the shaft can fail when the blade comes into contact with hard objects such as a tree root, rock or sprinkler head. If the shaft fails, the blade detaches, creating a hazard, Health Canada said.

No injuries have been reported in North America as of December 20. The product has also been recalled in the United States.

The blades were sold from January to October 2017.

Lithium-ion batteries compatible with HP laptops and mobile workstations were also recalled on Thursday.

Health Canada has declared the following products to be affected:

• HP11

• HP ENVY m6

• HP Pavilion x360

• HP ZBook (17 G3, 17 G4 and Studio G3)

• HP x360 310 G2

• HP ProBook 64x (G2 and G3)

• HP ProBook 65x (G2 and G3)

• HP ZBook Studio G4

All of the following battery barcodes are also affected:

• 6GAVV

• 6EZPC

• 6FDWN

• 6EZZE

• 6EZZF

• 6EVXH

• 6ETGL

• 6FSRV

• 6FWBF

• 6FWBH

Health Canada has stated that the battery can overheat, creating a burn and fire hazard. As of December 18, there have been no reported injuries in Canada, but the company has received eight reports of overheating batteries and one injury report in the United States, where the item has also been recalled.

Approximately 2,600 batteries were sold in Canada and approximately 50,000 in the United States.

They were sold from December 2015 to December 2017, Health Canada said.

They were made in China.

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