Category Archives: Inadequate Security

IKEA’S DRESSERS & CHESTS POSE A HAZARD FOR CHILDREN

The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with IKEA North America, of Conshohocken, PA has announced a repair program that includes a free wall anchoring kit, for their MALM 3- and 4-drawer chests and two styles of MALM … Continue reading

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Avon Recalls Microwave Popcorn Maker Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Today, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Microwave Popcorn Makers. When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker and ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers. Avon has received 20 … Continue reading

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Powell Company Recalls Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards

Bean bag chairs without a permanent zipper closure allow young children to unzip, ingest or inhale the small beads inside of the bean bag chair, posing a suffocation and strangulation hazard. The recalled Anywhere Lounger bean bag chairs are 100% … Continue reading

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Deezo Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Today, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Deezo Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings due to strangulation hazard. This recall involves a Deezo brand boys’, girls’, and toddlers’ zip-up hoodies made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. … Continue reading

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Meijer Recalls Touch Point Baseboard Convection Heaters Due to a Fire Hazard

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters; the heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The Touch Point brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date … Continue reading

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CPSC Approves Proposed Rule Aimed at Making Strollers Safer

To help prevent further deaths and injuries to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted to approve a notice of proposed rule making (NPR) to create a federal safety standard for strollers. The Commission voted unanimously (3-0) … Continue reading

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Toro Recalls Zero Turn Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

Today the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of the Zero Turn Riding Mowers due to potential fire hazard. The idler pulley can rub against the mower’s fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. About 3,700 units were sold … Continue reading

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Surly Bikes Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves Surly Pugsley 100mm and 135mm bicycle forks made of tubular chromoly steel.  The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider. “Surly” is printed on both legs of the … Continue reading

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Man Struck and Killed by MBTA Bus

Authorities say an 88-year-old man has died after being hit by a bus in Melrose. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority says the man was struck by an MBTA bus near the intersection of Franklin and Pratt Streets around 7 p.m. … Continue reading

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Williams-Sonoma Inc pays $987,500 civil penalty

Home goods retailer Williams-Sonoma Inc. has agreed to pay a $987,500 civil penalty to settle charges that it failed to immediately report a defect in Pottery Barn wooden hammock stands. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which made the announcement … Continue reading

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