Zen Magnets and Neoballs Magnets are recalling about 10 million magnets, sold individually and in magnet sets. When two or more high-powered magnets are swallowed, the ingested magnets can attract to each other, or to another metal object, and become lodged in the digestive system.
High-powered magnetic balls and cubes are dangerous. A mandatory recall of 10 million Zen and Neoballs magnets due to an ingestion hazard and risk of death was announced Tuesday by the CPSC. Most recalls are done voluntarily with the company and the CPSC working together.
Slap watches are being recalled by K & M International due to coin cell battery ingestion and choking hazards
K & M International is recalling about 463,000 Wild Republic slap watches in the United States and about 75,000 in Canada.The coin cell battery inside the slap watches can fall out, posing battery ingestion and choking hazards to young children.
Easter is a time Americans celebrate the resurrection of Christ and spend a lot of money to mark the holiday. About 65 percent of Americans classify themselves as Christians, with 28 percent planning to attend an Easter service in person on Easter Sunday this year.
In 2019, about 67,500 children under the age of five years were treated in emergency rooms due to unintended poisoning. About 85 percent of these incidents occurred in the home. The CPSC encourages consumers to “Prepare, Prevent, and Protect” their families from poisonings at home.
Injuries related to some consumer products increase substantially during pandemic despite drop in number of all emergency room visit
During the pandemic, more people are going to emergency rooms for injuries from some consumer products such as batteries, fireworks, all-terrain vehicles, and skateboards, although emergency room treatments for all product-related injuries decreased by 24 percent.
It's important for parents and caregivers to be aware that sometimes toys, which we think of as being fun and entertaining, can be dangerous. In the video, I discuss tips for selecting toys and unsafe toys.
My Thanksgiving Day here by myself was very quiet. Instead of being in Madrid or Sacramento with one of my daughters, I was home alone. We talked via WhatsApp, which I enjoyed and appreciated.
Cyber Monday used to be the leftovers from Black Friday. However, it’s becoming one of the biggest shopping day of the year – if not the biggest.
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.