Safety Feed

Safety agency urges vacation rental platforms to require owners to disable residential elevators until they can be inspected

After another death of a young child in a residential elevator, the CPSC Tuesday asked vacation rental platforms, AirBnB, Vrbo, and others, to take steps immediately to protect consumers. Small children can be crushed to death in a gap that may exist between the doors. Read more →


Amazon isn’t recalling dangerous products sold on its website that have been recalled, federal safety agency charges

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission filed an administrative complaint Tuesday against Amazon.com, the world’s largest retailer, to force Amazon  to accept responsibility for recalling potentially hazardous products sold on its website. Read more →


Brushed gold tea kettles are being recalled by Gramr due to burn hazard

Gramr is recalling about 92,135 brushed gold tea kettles in the U.S. and about 12,865 in Canada. The kettles can expel hot water and/or excessive steam, posing a burn hazard. Gramr has received 122 reports of the kettles expelling hot water and/or steam, including 18 reports of minor burn injuries. Read more →


Facts and figures for July Fourth 2021

The United States of America is celebrating its 246th birthday on the Fourth of July this year. The USA became a nation when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. Although celebrations were subdued last year due to the covid-19 pandemic, more people can gather together this year. Read more →


Firefighter recommends leaving fireworks to the professionals for July Fourth

Justin Schorr, a firefighter with decades of experience, advises parents to skip fireworks this year and every year. About 10,000 people annually go to an emergency room for fireworks-related injuries and burns, and about a dozen people die using them, according the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Read more →


Bicycle pedals are being recalled by Trek due to fall and injury hazards

Trek Bicycle is recalling about 316,500 Bontrager Satellite City Bicycle Pedals in the United States and about 28,650 in Canada. If the recalled pedals are incorrectly installed by the retailer during assembly, they can fall off the crank arm of the bicycle, posing fall and injury hazards to the rider. Read more →


Klein Tools recalls non-contact voltage testers due to shock hazard

Klein Tools is recalling about 1,690,000 non-contact voltage testers in the U.S. and 67,800 in Canada. The on/off button can remain depressed during the power on or power off cycle. Consumers testing electrical sources could fail to be warned about live voltage, posing a shock hazard to the users. Read more →


Rock ‘n Glide Soothers are being recalled by Fisher-Price after four infant deaths

Fisher-Price is recalling about 120,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 55,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders. About 25,000 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers and 27,000 2-in-1 Soothe ‘n Play Gliders were sold in Canada. Infants placed unrestrained in the product who turn on their stomach can suffocate. Read more →


New safety standard for infant sleep products approved by CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission approved a new rule Wednesday to regulate products sold for infant sleep for babies under 5 months old. Beginning in mid-2022, any product sold for infant sleep is required meet a federal safety standard. The new rule doesn’t include swings and car seats. Read more →