Check for recall announcements for golf carts, pots, candles & more

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 8:02 PM

Rachel's Recall Roundup: Feb. 23, 2017

A kettle, fire pit, bleeding candles and golf carts are among the new recalls announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

Electric Kettles

The handles on some Whirlpool KitchenAid electric kettles could come loose and cause the liquid inside to burn you. 

There are three reports of minor burns and a total of 79 reports of the handles separating. 

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The recalled kettles come in six colors. Visit for the full list of model and serial numbers under recall. 

Stop using the kettles and contact Whirlpool at 800-874-0608 for a free replacement. 

Outdoor Gas Pit Table

Three people have been burned by Hampton Bay outdoor gas fire pit table patio heaters sold exclusively at Home Depot. 

The base lacks a heat shield and could burn you when you try to turn it off. 

The recalled fire pit has the following model number: G-FTB51057B and UPC 6944937601579. 

Contact Yayi at 855-600-9294 for a free repair kit. 

Bleeding Drip Candles

Bleeding drip taper candles, by Cost Plus World Market ,are under recall because they may catch fire. 

There is one report of the high candle flame igniting the wax, but no injuries. 

Stop using the candles and contact Cost Plus World Market at 877-967-5362 for a full refund. 

Instant Pot Cookers 

Although not an official recall at this time, Instant Pot is warning customers about overheating and melting in certain styles of its cookers. 

Instant pot

Golf Carts

Yamaha golf cars and personal transportation vehicles (PTVs) are under recall because of 285 reports of the brake cables failing. No one has been hurt. 

Several model numbers of gas and electric vehicles sold between 2015 and 2018 are affected. 

Don't ride on the cars and PTVs. Contact Yamaha at 800-962-7926 for a free repair. 

Reclining Chairs

Stargazer recliner chairs, sold exclusively at REI, are being recalled because straps on the chairs can break and cause you to fall. 

No one has been injured, but there is one report of a chair breaking. 

Don't use the chair. Contact NEMO Equipment at 800-997-9301 for a free replacement. 

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CJ alerts parents to KKK-style hood brought to school

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 5:52 PM

CJ High School alerts parents to KKK-style hood brought to school

Chaminade Julienne High School is facing a controversy over a social media post showing a student in a hood, making a Nazi salute. 

The photo shows a student wearing a navy blue KKK-type hood while giving a Nazi salute inside a classroom at the Catholic school, 505 S. Ludlow St., Dayton. 

The original incident, where a student brought the hood to class, sparked immediate reaction from the teacher in the class. But somehow a photo of the student wearing that hood made its way to social media. That’s where the controversy picked up steam. 

“This is disrespectful,” said one comment attached to the photo on Twitter. Another stated: “Some serious action needs to be involved. CJ is a good school and kids just make it seem like it's bad because of stuff like this.” 

The Catholic school has declined to talk directly to us about the incident, despite multiple requests to school leaders and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. 

News Center 7 has obtained copies of the letter our sources say was sent to parents by Principal John Marshall. 

It begins by saying: “Earlier this month an inappropriate prop was brought to school as part of a history class group project presentation.” It goes on to say immediate action was taken by the teacher in the classroom, but that the school later learned that earlier that day a student modeled the prop in a classroom and another student posted it on social media. 

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CJ parent Mike Henne of Clayton gave us his reaction by telephone. 

“We use this as a learning experience ... point to emphasize to our son that social media is not private. It is very public,” he said. 

He said his son was not involved in the photo in any way, but does attend the school. 

The principal’s letter to parents says: “We have concluded that this unfortunate incident was an isolated act of ignorance by a very limited number of students.”

Henne said he supports the school and its handling of the situation. 

“I’m very proud of how CJ handled it. It was appropriate, swift, the right thing to do in the right time frame,” he said. 

Disciplinary action against the students behind that photo is being considered by the school. 

The parent who brought this to our attention wanted to remain anonymous, but felt the focus of the principal’s letter was too much on the use of social media ... and not enough on the original action by the student who brought the hood into the classroom and how it might make other students feel. 

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Man sent to prison for life for killing OSU student

Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 6:49 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:35 PM

The suspect in the death of OSU student, Reagan Tokes, was arraigned in Columbus Monday morning. After the arraignment, Tokes' father talked to the local media.

UPDATE @ 3:36 p.m. (March 21)

A judge has sentenced Brian Golsby to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the kidnapping, rape and murder of Ohio State student Reagan Tokes, reports 10TV in Columbus.  

UPDATE @ 12:10 p.m. (March 21)

Jurors recommended Wednesday that Brian Golsby, the man convicted of killing OSU student Reagan Tokes, be senteced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. Official sentencing will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday. 


Brian Golsby, the man who was accused of killing Ohio State student Reagan Tokes, was found guilty on all counts in the murder of Ms. Tokes. 

Golsby was convicted of aggravated murder, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, rape and tampering with evidence. 

On February 8, 2017, Tokes was walking to her car after work in Columbus when police say she encountered Golsby and was later murdered.

Raegan Tokes

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Officers descend on Dayton neighborhood following multi-city chase

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:46 PM

Looking for a suspect On Norman Street

UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m.:

Multiple officers armed with long rifles and at least one police K-9 unit are searching the area of West Fairview Avenue and Rustic Road following a multi-city chase.

Initial reports indicated the suspect vehicle involved in the chase was a white Mazda CX5.


We’re working to learn how many people police may be searching for.


Multiple jurisdictions are involved in a chase that has traveled through Harrison Twp., Huber Heights and parts of Dayton.

Multiple police agencies are searching for suspects

The chase was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m.

Initial reports indicated police were possibly chasing a light-colored vehicle.

We’re working to learn more.

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Critical injuries reported following crash during pursuit

Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 1:16 PM

Several cars involved in wreck

UPDATE @ 2:54 p.m.:

A passenger in a suspect vehicle who was ejected from the vehicle in a crash during a pursuit is in critical condition, police said.

Officer began pursuing the vehicle in the area of Salem Avenue and Catalpa Drive in Dayton before 1 p.m. after a Dayton police Sgt. spotted it, authorities said.

Police said the suspect vehicle had fled from officers six times in the past, including once today prior to the afternoon pursuit.

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Investigators said during the pursuit the suspect vehicle ran a red light at James H. McGee Boulevard and West Third Street, causing a crash involving four other vehicles.

The driver of the suspect vehicle was taken to the hospital with injuries not believed to be life threatening, police said.

Police said the driver had several previous arrests for alleged crimes in the city.


Multiple medics have been called to the scene of a reported crash in the area of James H. McGee and West Third Street in Dayton.

Initial reports indicated the crash occurred while police were chasing a vehicle in the area around 1 p.m.

We’re working to learn more.

Accident James H McGee third Street

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