Do not use these bounce castles, e-skateboards, regulators warn after deaths reported
The Consumer Product Safety commission is warning families to stop using certain bounce castles and electric skateboards after five total deaths were reported. Separately, hundreds of thousands of portable generators and strollers were recalled.
Federal safety regulators investigating role of space heater in Bronx fire
While many details are still unknown, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is looking into the potential role of a defective product in the fire and offering assistance to New York investigators, said CPSC Chairman Alex Hoen-Saric.washingtonpost.com
Risk of children swallowing small magnets leads to rare mandatory recall
The magnet sets were intended for adults. But several thousand children were reported to have accidentally swallowed small, powerful magnets made by various manufacturers over the last decade, according to hospitals and poison control data.washingtonpost.com
Federal regulators sue Amazon over firm’s refusal to recall dangerous products
Some of the products the CPSC cites in its filing appear to be from Chinese manufacturers. And customers who have been injured by products purchased on Amazon that were made in China have discovered that those merchants are effectively judgment-proof because they are outside the jurisdiction of U.S. courts. Some sellers have disappeared, leaving consumers unable to hold them accountable.washingtonpost.com
Safety agency sues to force recall of home elevators tied to crushed children
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and ThyssenKrupp Access, part of German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp, had been battling for years over responsibility for the accidents and what should be done to avoid them.washingtonpost.com
RECALL ROUNDUP: Pet food recalled after 28 dogs die of suspected poisoning
Dog Food RecallSAN ANTONIO – Certain dry pet foods are under recall after the deaths of at least 28 dogs, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Certain lots of Sportmix dog and cat food may contain potentially deadly levels of aflatoxin, the FDA warned. Midwestern Pet Food, Inc. announced the recall of certain dog and cat food, all with expiration dates of March 2 or 3, 2022. “Pets are highly susceptible to aflatoxin poisoning because, unlike people who eat a varied diet, pets generally eat the same food continuously over extended periods of time,” the FDA said. The investigation into the pet food continues.
Fire pit tables, scented candles recalled
From fire pit tables to scented candles, more than 500,00 products intended for home ambience have been recalled for safety reasons. Nearly 11,000 fire pit tables sold at Big Lots stores nationwide this year are recalled after reports of minor property damage and injury. Sunjoy has received reports of a dozen tables igniting, some resulting in damage and burns. In another fire-related recall, Kohl’s is pulling 512,000 scented candles. They are the three-wick Sonoma Goods for Life branded candles sold since December 2019.
Dozens of spices recalled over salmonella concerns
Two companies have recalled various dried spices because they could be contaminated with salmonella. Sauer Brands recalled certain lots of more than two dozen spices by The Spice Hunter, including organic parsley, organic cinnamon, cilantro, black pepper and more. The company’s supplier had notified them about the presence of salmonella in some of the organic parsley. Red Monkey Foods also recalled certain spices related to salmonella concerns. RELATED: Saws, bicycles, sports chairs recalled
Nursing pillows could pose suffocation danger, Consumer Product Safety Commission says
SAN ANTONIO – The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents about the dangers of letting infants sleep on nursing pillows. “Do not allow infants to sleep on nursing pillows or other pillow-like products,” the agency stated. Peachman reviewed the government database of incidents and said there are at least 28 infant deaths between 2012 and 2018 that are possibly linked to nursing pillows or lounge pads. She said parents must get the message that nursing pillows are not sleep products. Peachman says it’s critical to move children who fall asleep on a nursing pillow or lounge pad to safe space.
Saws, bicycles, sports chairs recalled
Before you tackle the trees and landscaping, check to see if your electric saws have been recalled. More than 200,000 electric saws sold at Lowe’s have been recalled for safety reasons. In addition, fabric sports chairs sold at HEB and thousands of bicycles are being pulled from the market. These are 40-volt lithium ion 8-inch pole saws manufactured from January 2017 through February 2019. Folding sports chairs sold at HEB last May are recalled.
Recall Roundup: Recalled peaches linked to nationwide salmonella outbreak
Prima Wawona of Fresno, California, has recalled bagged and individual peaches sold at supermarkets because of a nationwide salmonella outbreak. Initially, the California Peach company recalled bagged peaches sold from June 1 through Aug. 19 that were sold under various brand names, including Wawona, Prima and Organic Marketside. Later, the recall included peaches sold loose or in bulk between June 1 and August 3. The recalled peaches were sold at various supermarkets nationwide, including Walmarts, Sams Clubs and Targets in Texas. -----------------Water Gun RecallHasbro recalled nearly 53,000 Nerf Super Soaker XP 20 and XP Water blasters sold at Target.
Two hand sanitizer brands recalled over methanol concerns
SAN ANTONIO At a time when people are stocking up on hand sanitizer to combat the coronavirus, the FDA announced two brands are being recalled. The second recall is from ITECH 361, which is recalling nearly 19,000 bottles of its All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant, with UPC Code 628055370130. The sanitizer was sold in one liter bottles and was distributed to wholesalers and retailers nationwide. The FDA urges anyone who has been exposed to hand sanitizer containing methanol and is experiencing symptoms to seek immediate treatment. RELATED: Certain hand sanitizers may be toxic, FDA warnsNeither company said it has experienced any incidents with the recalled products.
CPSC reports 73 deaths related to inclined infant sleepers, wants ban
More than 5 million inclined infant sleepers have been recalled. The CPSC commissioned an independent study that concluded none of the inclined sleep products the team tested is safe for infant sleep. Current infant inclined sleepers on the market typically have up to a 30-degree incline. The CPSC has also proposed new rules for infant sleepers that would effectively eliminate all infant inclined sleepers from the market. All Consumer Reports material Copyright 2019 Consumer Reports, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.