Well, we still have a lot of freedoms in America, even though the Right is making victories in taking them away. Eighty-four percent of Americans plan to celebrate the 4th of July this year, according to a survey prepared for the National Retail Federation.
ShelterLogic Group is recalling about 786,000 RIO-branded swinging hammock chairs. Improper insertion of the pins provided for assembly can cause the chair’s legs to collapse, posing an injury risk to the user. ShelterLogic Group has received 24 reports of incidents that resulted in injuries.
With the arrival of summer, consumers are headed to the nearest swimming pools and beaches, and they’re firing up grills for picnics and barbecues. The CPSC is urging people to be vigilant about safety as they return to summer activities. It encourages people to prevent injuries before they happen.
Over the years, I’ve written many times about kids getting their hands blown off from fireworks. It’s already happened in my state this year. A 14-year-old lost his left hand and injured his other hand while reportedly playing with fireworks in Federal Way, Washington. A firework had blown up in the teen’s hand.
Sienhua Group is recalling about 580,000 WarmWave and Hunter oscillating ceramic tower heaters in the United States and about 37,580 in Canada. The ceramic tower heater’s cord and plug can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn risks. The firm has received eight customer reports of fire at the plug or cord.
The weather’s been so cold here in the Seattle area that I haven’t gotten out in my yard for as much spring yard work as I would have liked. My garden is growing well and so far I’ve enjoyed lettuce, spinach, kale, Swiss chard, and one strawberry.
About 1.5 million electrical panels are being recalled by Schneider Electric due to burn and fire risk
Schneider Electric is recalling about 1.4 million Square D QO Plug-on-Neutral load centers, also known as breaker boxes and electrical panels, in the United States and 289,000 in Canada. The electric panels can overheat, posing thermal burn and fire risks. The firm has received one report of an incident of a loose wire.
The CPSC is warning consumers not to use infant rockers for sleep due to suffocation risk, after 14 deaths were reported in Fisher-Price and Kids2 infant rockers. At least 13 infants died between 2009 and 2021 in Fisher-Price rockers and at least one infant died in a Kids2 rocker in 2009.
Hisense USA is recalling about 55,200 French door refrigerators with ice maker in the United States and 78 in Canada. The refrigerator’s door hinge can break causing the door to detach when the consumer tries to open the French doors, posing an impact injury risk to the consumer.
Through ‘pouring rights’ contracts at universities, Coke and Pepsi spur sales of unhealthy drinks, study finds
Coca-Cola and Pepsi promote their products through exclusive marketing agreements called “pouring rights” contracts from 124 or 87 percent of the 143 public universities in the United States with at least 20,000 students. A new study looked at 38 contracts that had enough information to assess their overall value to the universities.