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Slap watches are being recalled by K & M International due to coin cell battery ingestion and choking hazards

K & M International is recalling about 463,000 Wild Republic slap watches in the United States and about 75,000 in Canada.The coin cell battery inside the slap watches can fall out, posing battery ingestion and choking hazards to young children. Read more →


Fun in the sun: EWG releases its 2021 guide to sunscreens

Only 25 percent of the sunscreens rated this year by the Environmental Working Group offer adequate protection and no worrisome ingredients such as oxybenzone. EWG researchers rated the safety and effectiveness of more than 1,800 products that advertise sun protection. Read more →


Safety rules need to be overhauled, delays in Peloton recall show

The CPSC announced Wednesday that Peloton agreed to recall its Tread and Tread+ treadmills following an April 17 safety warning by the agency. The CPSC said Tread+ treadmills have been involved in 72 reports of people, pets, or objects being pulled under the rear of the treadmill. Read more →


Peloton Tread treadmill is being recalled by Peloton due to injury risk

Peloton is recalling about 1,050 Peloton Tread treadmills in the U.S. and about 5,400 in Canada. The treadmill's touchscreen can detach and fall, posing a risk of injury to consumers. The company is aware of 18 reports of the touchscreen loosening and six reports of the touchscreen detaching and falling. Read more →


Peloton Tread+ treadmill is being recalled after a child death and 72 reported incidents

After initially refusing recommendations by the CPSC to recall the Peloton Tread+ treadmill, Peloton agreed Wednesday to recall about 125,000 of the treadmills. Adult users, children, pets, and objects can be pulled underneath the rear of the treadmill, posing a risk of injury or death. Read more →


Peloton Tread+ recalled after one child died and 72 incidents, and Peloton Tread recalled due to risk of injury

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Peloton announced two separate voluntary recalls on Wednesday of Peloton treadmills, one of the Tread+ treadmill and one of the Tread treadmill. Consumers who have purchased either treadmill should immediately stop using it. Read more →


Stop Food Waste Day is Wednesday

Food Tank, a think tank for food, and Compass Group are offering a virtual event to discuss food wastage on Stop Food Waste Day at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday. In the United States, up to 40 percent of the food that is produced every year is wasted. That’s an economic loss of $218 billion per year. Read more →


Stop using Maxtrade’s Coolster youth ATVs due to crash hazard and failure to meet safety standard, CPSC and company advise

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Maxtrade are warning consumers to immediately stop using Maxtrade’s Coolster youth ATV-3050-C and ATV-3050-B models to avoid serious injury or death. These youth ATVs don’t meet CPSC’s mandatory safety standards. Read more →


Academy Award nominated movies for 2020 a departure from usual violent, old plots

For years, I’ve been analyzing Academy Award nominated movies because I think movies are too often violent, ageist, and sexist. I usually watch about 30 movies, going to movie theaters, watching On Demand movies, and renting from Red Box. During the pandemic, I’m not going to theaters. Read more →


Don’t use Peloton Tread+ if you have kids or pets, CPSC warns

The U.S. CPSC is warning consumers about the danger of the Peloton Tread+ exercise machine after incidents of small children and a pet being injured beneath the machines. The CPSC has found that the public health and safety requires this notice to warn the public quickly about the hazard. Read more →