Nikon has issued a recall of rechargeable batteries sold with two models of its digital SLR cameras, the Nikon D800 and Nikon D7000.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded its investigation into consumer complaints of fires and “thermal event incidents” with various model years of Toyota Camry and Yaris cars and Highlander and RAV4 SUVs. The probe by NHTSA’s Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) now involves the 2007-2009 model Toyota Yaris , Toyota RAV4 and Toyota Camry , including the gas-electric hybrid version.

General Motors announced yesterday that it is replacing the portable charging devices used to recharge the Chevrolet Volt from any standard 120-volt household electrical outlet. The new charger is said to have a thicker and more durable cable to enhance the charger’s durability, said GM. GM spokesman Randal Fox told Reuters that the beefier chargers “offer a more consistent charging experience” for owners than the current chargers which come standard with every Chevy Volt electric car

Approximately 7,000 ceiling fans are being recalled by Westinghouse Lighting Corp., said the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The fan and light kits come with 60-watt lightbulbs, which exceed the fixtures’ wattage ratings, posing a risk of overheating, fire and electric shock to consumers. There have been no reports of injuries or damage caused by the recalled Westinghouse ceiling fans.

Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro users may be entitled to either cash back or replacements for an allegedly defective power adapter that came with their laptops (or that they purchased separately for these computers ), if the settlement is approved. The plaintiffs in the case allege that the now-discontinued MagSafe adapter is defective and can “fray, spark, overheat, melt, or otherwise prematurely fail,” according to a press release from co-lead counsel Mehri & Skalet

The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s first Twitter chat tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET will be about simple, inexpensive ways you can childproof your televisions and furniture to help prevent child injury and death from tip-overs. During the Thursday evening chat, the CPSC will ask parents to post photos of TV setups so that safety experts can examine the pictures and give practical safety tips.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazers SUVs. The safety agency has received consumer complaints of the power windows switches on the driver’s door melting or burning

More than one million HP fax machines in North America are being recalled by the Hewlett-Packard company, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today. The machines—the HP Fax 1040 and the HP Fax 1050—have faulty internal electric components that can fail, causing the machines to overheat and possibly catch fire.

An increasing number of U.S. consumers are turning to “cutting the copper” when it comes to home telephone service, relying instead on their cell phones or Voice over IP (VoIP) service that uses their home’s high-speed Internet connections

Online shoe retailer Zappos.com has been targeted by hackers, company CEO Tony Hsieh reported on Sunday. Personal information—including e-mail addresses, names, phone numbers, and shipping addresses—for more than 24 million Zappos customers may have been compromised, Hsieh wrote in an e-mail to employees