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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 →


Adult portable bed rails sold by Essential Medical Supply are being recalled after one entrapment death

Essential Medical Supply is recalling about 272,000 adult portable bed rails. When attached to an adult’s bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress. This poses a serious entrapment hazard and risk of death by asphyxiation. Read more →


Another company recalls adult portable bed rails after three die from suffocation

Compass Health Brands is recalling about 104,900 portable bed rails in the United States and 110 in Canada. When attached to an adult’s bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress. Read more →


Adult portable bed rails are being recalled by Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare after two deaths

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare is recalling about 496,100 adult portable bed rails in the United States, 68,000 in Canada, and 119 units in Mexico. When attached to an adult’s bed, users can become entrapped within the bed rail or between the rail and the side of the mattress. Read more →


Drain pans in gas furnaces recalled by Goodman Manufacturing due to fire hazard

Goodman Manufacturing Co. is recalling about 298,300 evaporator coil drain pans installed with residential condensing gas furnaces in the United States and about 44,000 in Canada. The molded plastic drain pan can overheat, melt, and deform, posing a fire hazard. Read more →


Where to shop for the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday is a time that super sale shoppers look forward to every year. It’s possible to get good deals, and even great deals, but you need to compare prices so you don’t get tricked. This is easier this year because Black Friday sales have already started and consumers can do research online. Read more →


CPSC proposes rules to address hazards of cords in window covering

Two federal rules are being proposed to address unsafe cords in both stock and custom window coverings. Current standards are voluntary. Consumers who rent and have no buying choice are especially at risk for exposure to unsafe window coverings, said the CPSC. Read more →