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Tank top propane heaters are being recalled by Harbor Freight Tools due to burn hazard

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling about 350,000 One Stop Gardens 15,000 and 30,000 BTU Tank Top Propane Heaters. In windy weather, the flame can be directed to the back of the heater, which can melt the “tip switch” safety shut off feature at the back of the heater. Read more →


Safety agency urges vacation rental platforms to require owners to disable residential elevators until they can be inspected

After another death of a young child in a residential elevator, the CPSC Tuesday asked vacation rental platforms, AirBnB, Vrbo, and others, to take steps immediately to protect consumers. Small children can be crushed to death in a gap that may exist between the doors. Read more →


Amazon isn’t recalling dangerous products sold on its website that have been recalled, federal safety agency charges

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission filed an administrative complaint Tuesday against Amazon.com, the world’s largest retailer, to force Amazon  to accept responsibility for recalling potentially hazardous products sold on its website. Read more →


Brushed gold tea kettles are being recalled by Gramr due to burn hazard

Gramr is recalling about 92,135 brushed gold tea kettles in the U.S. and about 12,865 in Canada. The kettles can expel hot water and/or excessive steam, posing a burn hazard. Gramr has received 122 reports of the kettles expelling hot water and/or steam, including 18 reports of minor burn injuries. Read more →


Biden signs sweeping order aimed at reining in corporate power

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday on promoting competition in the American economy. It launches a government effort to combat growing market power in the U.S. economy by seeking to ensure that markets are competitive. Read more →


Facts and figures for July Fourth 2021

The United States of America is celebrating its 246th birthday on the Fourth of July this year. The USA became a nation when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. Although celebrations were subdued last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, more people can gather together this year. Read more →


Firefighter recommends leaving fireworks to the professionals for July Fourth

Justin Schorr, a firefighter with decades of experience, advises parents to skip fireworks this year and every year. About 10,000 people annually go to an emergency room for fireworks-related injuries and burns, and about a dozen people die using them, according the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read more →