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Heavy duty steel shelving units are being recalled by Edsal due to injury hazard

Edsal Manufacturing is recalling about 2.2 million Muscle Rack Heavy Duty Steel Shelving Units. The shelves can fail to support the 800-pound weight load. Edsal has received seven reports of shelves bending or breaking, including one injury. Read more →


Cybex to pay $7.95 million for failing to report serious injuries related to its exercise equipment

Cybex International Inc. has agreed to pay a $7.95 million penalty to resolve charges that it failed to immediately report to the Consumer Product Safety Commission that the Arm Curl and Smith Press machines had a risk of serious injury. Read more →


Electrostatic sprayers with lithium-ion batteries packs are being recalled by Victory Innovations due to fire and explosion hazards

Victory Innovations and Protexus Electrostatic Sprayers are recalling about 405,000 electrostatic sprayers with lithium-ion batteries packs in the U.S. and about 27,000 in Canada. The sprayer’s rechargeable battery pack can overheat and melt. Read more →


Chest, dressers, and cabinets are being recalled by Noble House Home Furnishings due to tip-over and entrapment hazards

Noble House Home Furnishings is recalling about 780 chests, cabinets, and dressers. The recalled furniture is unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children. Read more →


Five Excedrin brands are being recalled due to holes in bottles that increase risk of child poisoning

GSK Consumer health is recalling about 433,600 bottles of five Excedrin brands. Some of the bottles containing have a hole in the bottom. If there’s a hole, children could access and swallow the contents, posing a risk of poisoning. Read more →


Hampton Bay Mara ceiling fans are being recalled by King of Fans due to injury hazard

King of Fans is recalling about 182,000 Hampton Bay Mara ceiling fans in the United States and about 8,800 in Canada. The blades can detach from the fan while in use, posing an injury hazard to consumers. The firm has received 47 reports of the blade detaching from the fan. Read more →