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Don’t let a fire or the injury of a child ruin your holiday season

The holidays may be different during the pandemic because family gatherings may be smaller or people may be visiting virtually. However, it’s still important to protect yourself from possible dangers associated with holiday trees, candles, cooking fires, and unsafe toys. Read more →

Video doorbells are being recalled by Ring due to fire hazard

Ring is recalling about 350,000 2nd generation video doorbells in the United States and about 8,700 in Canada. The video doorbell’s battery can overheat when the incorrect screws are used for installation, posing fire and burn hazards. Ring has received 85 incident reports of incorrect screw installation with 23 of... Read more →

HKC-US is recalling Kingsbury 70-inch ceiling fans due to laceration injury hazard

About 280,000 Kingsbury 70-inch ceiling fans are being recalled by HKC-US. The light globe can fall from its housing, posing an impact and laceration injury hazards. HKC-US has received 76 reports of the light globe falling, including four laceration injuries. Read more →

What to buy and not buy on Amazon Prime Day

This year, instead of Amazon Prime Day being in July, it’s Oct. 13 and 14. What bargains should you look for? The most important thing to do is to compare prices. The “bargain” may or may not be saving you any money. Read more →

Safest Family on the Block: I'll be featured on Tuesday podcast

Safest Family on the Block podcast creator Jason Brick is a martial arts practitioner and journalist. As a father, he’s a staunch advocate of a safe home and that’s why he created the safety podcast. I’ll be a guest on the podcast Tuesday at 3 p.m. PT. We’ll be discussing consumer and product safety. Over two decades as a consumer journalist, I’ve written many times about safety in the home, including child safety. On the safety podcast, we’ll be discussing toddler injuries and deaths from accidental poisonings, furniture and TV tip overs, swimming and other water accidents, window covering cord entrapments, strollers, toys, hot cars, and more. Update: Due to a technical issue, the interview wasn't able to be placed on YouTube. Stay tuned for updated information about the interview. Read more →

Artificial Christmas trees are being recalled by Willis Electric due to burn hazard

Willis Electric is recalling about 99,000 Home Accents Holiday artificial Christmas trees in the United States and 5,100 in Canada. The Christmas tree’s foot-pedal controller can overheat, posing a burn hazard. The firm has received 509 reports of incidents of overheating involving the foot-pedal controller, including one report of a burn. This recall involves mode-switching foot-pedal controllers included with 2019 Home Accent Holiday 7.5-foot and 9-foot artificial pine Christmas trees. Model numbers W14N0126, W14N0127, W14N0148, W14N0149, and W14N0157 and SKU NUMBERS can be found on the product label on the Christmas tree’s cord and are listed as follows: Read more →

Cars, home improvement top the list of consumer complaints for 2019, survey shows

Problems with car sales and repairs and home improvement and construction once again topped the list of complaints reported to state and local consumer agencies across the country, according to an annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America. The survey asked about the most common, fastest-growing, and worst complaints agencies received in 2019. Read more →