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Swinging hammock chairs are being recalled by ShelterLogic Group due to injury risk

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. Read more →


More than 600,000 ceramic tower heaters are being recalled due to fire and burn risks

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. Read more →


Wall beds sold online by Costco and Amazon recalled after elderly woman crushed to death

About 129,000 Bestar wall beds are being recalled in the United States due to serious impact and crushing hazards. In addition, Bestar sold about 53,000 wall beds in Canada. In July 2018, a 79-year-old woman died after a Bestar wall bed fell on her, injuring her spine. Read more →


Safety agency celebrates its 50th anniversary this year

As part of an uptick in the Consumer Movement in the 1970s, a federal safety agency – the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – was created. For the past five decades, the CPSC has worked to protect the American public from dangerous and deadly consumer products. Read more →


Think safety as the U.S. springs forward for Daylight Savings Time

Today, March 13, marks Daylight Saving Time when the U.S. springs forward. You’ve probably already set with many computers and smartphones now changing the time automatically. Remember safety, too, on Daylight Savings Time Day by changing the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Read more →


Have you found a bargain at the Presidents’ Day sales yet?

Recently, I wrote you could find deals on clothing, electronics, mattresses, home goods and furniture, and large appliances at Presidents’ Day sales. Ever hopeful, I went over to Best Buy to see if they had reduced prices for an iPhone 12 or a new Apple desktop. Read more →


Check out these tips on what to buy and not buy in February

Although February doesn’t have the reputation of being a time for the best deals, you can actually find bargains on a variety of items during the month. Sales often occur around the Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents’ Day, and may occur at other times. Read more →


New safety standards for crib mattresses approved

A federal safety standard to ensure that new crib mattresses, and mattresses sold for use in play yards and cribs, are safer for babies. Between January 2010 and April 2021, 139 fatalities and 355 injuries related to crib mattresses, occurred, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read more →


Agency warns consumers to stop using baby loungers following two infant deaths due to suffocation

After reports of two infant deaths, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning consumers to stop using the Podster, Podster Plush, Bummzie, and Podster Playtime (the Podsters) infant loungers made by Leachco Inc. Thursday’s warning comes several months after another brand of loungers was recalled. Read more →