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Bissell recalls more than 156,000 vacuum cleaners due to fire risk

Bissell is recalling 142,000 vacuum cleaners in the United States and 14,600 in Canada. The battery pack of the Multi Reach Hand and Floor vacuum cleaners can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard. Bissell has received 17 reports of the recalled vacuum cleaners smoking and emitting a burning odor. Read more →

More than 580,000 beds are being recalled after dozens of injuries

Home Design is recalling 517,177 upholstered low profile standard and platform beds in the United States and 55,857 in Canada. The recalled beds can break, sag, or collapse during use, posing fall and injury hazards to consumers. The company has received 128 reports of incidents, involving 36 injuries. Read more →

Millions of anchor kits to prevent furniture tip-overs are being recalled

Millions of furniture tip restraints kits made by New Age Industries that were sold with dressers, chests, and other clothing storage furniture in the United States are being recalled. Because the plastic zip tie in the kits can become brittle or break, furniture that is supposed to be anchored to the wall can detach, posing a risk of death or injuries to children. Read more →

Top 10 articles on my blog for 2023

As each year ends, I like to look back on which articles were the most popular on my blog. It’s rewarding to write articles that help people. I’m glad to see that the top article from last year was on dangerous infant sleep and infant products. Thank you for your readership during 2023. I’m looking forward writing more articles throughout 2024. Read more →

Nearly 5 million portable blenders are being recalled due to possible fire and laceration risks

It’s a huge recall that’s making the front pages of newspapers as well as TV newscasts. I saw the blender at Costco and considered buying it. My old blender gave out, so I’m making smoothies in my food processor, which takes time to clean. I usually check out appliance purchases at Consumer Reports, so I skipped the impulse purchase. Read more →

CPSC warns consumers about high-power magnetics in toy sets after a history of injuries and deaths from these products

High-powered magnets are dangerous to kids. About 2,400 cases of magnets being ingested were treated in hospital emergency departments from 2017 through 2021. Seven deaths occurred. When the magnets are swallowed, they can cause perforations, twisting and/or blockage of the intestines, infection, blood poisoning, and death. Read more →

‘10 worst toys’ for 2023 are dangerous toys to avoid this holiday season, watchdog group says

World Against Toys Causing Harm announced its 51st annual nominees for the “10 Worst Toys” of the year. Although intended for fun and entertainment, many toys contain hidden hazards unnecessarily putting children at risk of harm. Making safe toys needs to be the top priority in the design, manufacture, and marketing of children’s playthings. Read more →

Nearly 1 million Insignia pressure cookers are being recalled by Best Buy due to burn risks

Best Buy is recalling about 930,000 Insignia pressure cookers. Inaccurate volume markings inside the pot can cause overfilling, resulting in hot food and liquid erupting when the pressure cooker is opened, posing a burn risk to consumers. Best Buy has received 31 reports of the contents erupting, including 17 reports of burn injuries. Read more →

More than 60,000 gun safes are being recalled following dozens of breaches, including one report of a boy’s death

Fortress is recalling about 61,000 gun safes because the locks, opened with a fingerprint, can be accessed by unauthorized users. One of the reported breaches allegedly left a 12-year-old boy dead. Consumers think they’ve programmed the lock when it actually remains in the default to open mode, which can allow unauthorized users to access the safe. Read more →

Two rolling liquid candies recalled after child’s death

History repeats itself as a new product causes a child’s death. It’s liquid candy sold in a container like roll-on deodorant, which children lick off the rolling ball. Cocco Candy and KGR Distribution are recalling about 145,800 Cocco Candy Rolling Candy containers. The candy’s rolling ball can detach from the container into a child’s mouth. Read more →