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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 →


Corporate prosecutions dropped to a 25-year low during last year of Trump administration

Corporations escaped punishment at record levels during President Trump’s last year in office, when federal prosecutions of corporate criminals fell to just 94 – the lowest on record since the government started tracking corporate prosecution statistics in 1996, a Public Citizen report found. Read more →


Smoke and combination smoke/CO alarms are being recalled by Kidde due to potential failure

Kidde is recalling about 226,000 TruSense smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarms can fail to alert consumers to a fire. No incidents or injuries have been reported. This recall involves Kidde TruSense smoke alarms and combination smoke/CO alarms. 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 →