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More than 200,000 Frigidaire and Kenmore ranges are being recalled, again, due fire and burn risks

Kitchen ranges that were manufactured between 2001 and 2009 continue to pose an injury risk to consumers, so they’re being recalled again. The Electrolux Group is recalling about 203,000 smooth top ranges, which were previously recalled in August 2009. The surface heating elements can turn off, fail to turn off, or heat to different temperatures than selected. Read more →


As summer begins, prevent injuries and deaths by reviewing off-highway vehicle safety tips

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. A big safety issue for parents is the use of off-highway vehicles or OHVs by kids. During 2023, the CFA documented 498 OHV fatalities. Children 15 years and younger accounted for 19 percent of all deaths. Children six years and under continue to make up a sizable portion of the OHV fatalities. Read more →


Security problems found in video doorbells need fixing, Consumer Reports says

Consumers using a video doorbell made by Eken, Tuck, Fishbot, or any of the other brands that use the same hardware and Aiwit smartphone app should confirm that their doorbell is running the latest firmware version as soon as possible. Consumer Reports recently uncovered security vulnerabilities in doorbells manufactured by Eken Group . Read more →


Delta Cycle recalls more than a half million bicycle stem raisers due to fall risk

Bicycle stem raisers, used to raise the handlebars of a bicycle, are being recalled by Delta Cycle because they can shift during use, causing the bicycle’s handlebar to move unexpectantly, posing a fall hazard. About 500,000 are being recalled in the United States and an additional 8,510 were sold in Canada. Read more →


Watch out for counterfeit Botox injections that are causing a botulism-like illness

Health agencies are investigating reports of harmful reactions in people who received injections of counterfeit or mishandled Botox. Consumers in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington have reported harmful reactions after receiving Botox injections. Read more →


More than 8 million bags of Tide and other detergents pods are being recalled over faulty packaging

Proctor & Gamble is recalling about 8.2 million Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods, and Ariel Pods liquid laundry detergent packets packaged in plastic bags. The outer packaging can split open near the zipper track, posing a risk of serious injury to children and other vulnerable people if the contents of the packets are eaten, as well as posing a risk of skin or eye injuries. Read more →


More than 400,000 Starbucks mugs recalled due to burn and cut risks

Nestlé USA is recalling about 440,500 Starbucks-branded mugs included in 2023 holiday gift sets. If microwaved or filled with extremely hot liquid, the mugs can overheat or break, posing burn and laceration hazards. There have been 12 incidents of the mugs overheating or breaking resulting in 10 injuries. Read more →


Is your home poison safe?

One of the most tragic things I learned in my journalism career is about a child whose esophagus was destroyed when they swallowed lye that was being used to make soap. So every year, I write about National Poison Prevention Week, which is the third full week in March. More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year to the nation’s poison control centers. Read more →


Watch out for video doorbells sold on Amazon that have serious security problems, Consumer Reports says

Video doorbells sold on digital marketplaces such as Amazon, Walmart, Temu, Sears, and Shein may have flaws, said Consumer Reports. As part of routine testing, it examined Eken and Tuck video doorbells that looked like the same product under different brand names. A deeper look by testing organization’s researchers revealed security vulnerabilities. Read more →


Best Buy recalls more than 287,000 Insignia air fryers due to possible injuries from overheating

Best Buy is recalling more than 287,000 Insignia air fryers and air fryer ovens due to reports of the units overheating. When overheating, the air fryers handles can melt or break posing fire and burn hazards. In addition, if the air fryer ovens overheat, the glass on the door can shatter, posing fire, burn, and laceration hazards. Read more →