Black Friday is a time that super sale shoppers look forward to every year. It’s possible to get good deals, and even great deals, but you need to compare prices so you don’t get tricked. This is easier this year because Black Friday sales have already started and consumers can do research online.
Many of things you may buy for the holidays, such as toys, laptops, and phones, have chips in them. Since there’s a global chip shortage, prices are going up, and items with chips will probably be harder to find. Scammers are taking advantage of these shortages and are trying to sell items in short supply.
Black Friday sales are already starting, so what you need to do is start watching the ads and continue to compare prices. While 2021 might be a more “normal” year than 2020, Black Friday 2021 will be more like last year than previous years.
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.