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Warning: Don’t buy or use the La-La-Me infant lounger due to fall and suffocation risk

Another maker of inclined sleepers is refusing to recall its dangerous product. Stop using La-La-Me infant loungers because they don’t comply with federal safety standards for infant sleep products and pose a suffocation risk and fall hazard to infants, the CPSC warns. The lounger is an unsafe sleeping environment for infants. Read more →

Don’t use Carolina Milano high-powdered magnetic balls as they can cause injury and death, safety agency warns

Stop buying and using Carolina Milano magnetic balls cubes because the loose, hazardous magnets pose a risk of serious injury or death if ingested. Tests showed the magnetic balls sold in cubes don’t comply with federal safety standard for magnets, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement. Read more →

Bose recalls more than 1 million bass modules due to fire risk

Another huge recall deserves your attention. Bose is recalling about 884,000 bass modules in the United States, 98,000 in Canada, and 18,300 in Mexico. The company has received 21 reports of the bass modules igniting or melting, including three fires resulting in damage to carpeting, an entertainment cabinet, and materials around the bass box. Read more →

Portable charger recalled after airplane fire injures four

Another lithium-ion battery recall reminds us that we need to pay attention to the possible fire hazards with the batteries. VRURC is recalling about 190,000 portable chargers. They can ignite, posing a fire risk. VRURC has received one report of fire during a flight, which injured four flight attendants who had to be treated for smoke inhalation. Read more →

Facts and figures for July Fourth 2023

The Fourth of July is all about red, white, and blue to celebrate the country’s birthday, the 248th this year. What are some ways Americans celebrate? They host or join a family or neighborhood event. Examples include: picnicking or barbecuing or enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming, sports, or camping. Read more →

Be careful with fireworks this July Fourth to avoid injury and even death

Your July Fourth celebration could be ruined with a serious injury and trip to the emergency room. Fireworks related injuries continue to be high, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging consumers to either watch community fireworks displays or take steps to use consumer-grade fireworks safely. Read more →

Ashley Furniture recalls more than 263,000 loveseats, sofas, and recliners due to fire risk

Another consumer product with LED lighting is being recalled. Ashley Furniture Industries is recalling about 253,000 power loveseats, sofas, and recliners in the United States and another 9,450 in Canada. The power loveseats, sofas, and recliners’ cupholder with LED lighting can overheat, posing a fire risk. Read more →

Stop using recalled Boppy newborn loungers and don’t buy Momaid infant loungers that fail to meet safety standards

It’s a tragedy that more babies are dying in loungers and companies are continuing to sell dangerous ones. Although Boppy newborn loungers were recalled in September 2021 due to the risk that infants can suffocate, shortly after the recall two additional infants died in loungers in unsafe sleep environments. Read more →

Nearly 500,000 juicers recalled due to ruptures that caused cuts and swallowed pieces

Another huge recall with dozens of injuries points out once again the importance of keeping up on product recalls. About 469,000 self-cleaning juicers are being recalled by Empower Brands in the United States and with an additional 10,900 recalled in Canada. The juicers can rupture during use. Read more →

Facts and figures for Memorial Day 2023

Memorial Day is a day to honor Americans who have died in service to their country. Many people attend a memorial day event, visit a cemetery where a loved one is buried, or spend time remembering a service member. In addition, for others, it’s the unofficial beginning of summer. So, it brings barbecues, picnics, swimming, and other outdoor activities. Read more →