Safety Feed

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 →


Watch out for dangerous toys this holiday season and during pandemic times

Children could be more susceptible to certain toy-related hazards because they are likely to be at home more due to the pandemic, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund warns. It can be a difficult task, trying to keep kids of different ages busy with safe activities they can perform without supervision. 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 →


It’s bad science to give out incomplete covid-19 vaccine study results by press release, consumer group says

Pfizer and BioNTech said Monday that the first interim analysis of data from phase 3 of the companies’ experimental covid-19 vaccine shows that it’s more than 90 percent effective. Until FDA reviews trial results, enthusiasm for the interim must be tempered. Read more →


Rambler travel mugs with stronghold lids are being recalled by YETI due to injury and burn hazards

YETI is recalling about 241,500 Rambler 20 oz. travel mugs with stronghold lids. The magnet slider on the lids can eject, spilling out hot contents that pose injury and burn hazards. The firm has received two reports of the magnetic slider being ejected. No injuries have been reported. Read more →