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Plug in Air Fresheners - something doesn't smell right !

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), SC Johnson, of Racine, Wisc., is voluntarily recalling about 2.5 million Glade Extra Outlet Scented Oil Air Fresheners. These Extra Outlet PlugIns may have been misassembled during manufacture, which could pose a risk of fire.

Consumers should immediately unplug the air fresheners and contact SC Johnson at (800) 571-0920 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday, or anytime on-line at, for free, full value replacement coupons or a refund.

Click here to view the full Consumer Product Safety Commission article

Does it stop here with just the units from SC Johnson? - Unfortunately no.

UL Warns Consumers About Potentially Hazardous Air Fresheners NORTHBROOK, Ill., Dec. 13, 2004 -- Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is notifying consumers that air fresheners manufactured by Chuan HWA Art Industry Co., Ltd. may pose a risk of fire or electric shock.

Bottom line:

Most all plug in air fresheners generate heat which can lead to fire. Do you really need to take that risk?