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Safety Protocol for Decorating Around the Holidays

Holidays involve family gatherings, traveling, and making sure your home is ready for hosting. Now that Thanksgiving is over, many people take the break between holidays to decorate for the holidays. Decorating is seen as one of the best ways to get in the holiday spirit, but emergency rooms see thousands of injuries involving decorating… Read More


Various Palmer Candy chocolate products recalled due to salmonella risk

Iowa-based food manufacturer, Palmer Candy Company, voluntarily recalled some of their products after being notified that one of the ingredients used may possibly have hazardous salmonella bacteria, a January 9 article of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration stated. In the recall article published by the FDA, Palmer Candy issued the recall after a supplier… Read More


Thousands of baby strollers with injury risks recalled

A recall on December 20 was issued on about 29,400 strollers sold nationwide after the manufacturer received reports of a design flaw that may cause injuries to adults and babies, an article of the CPSC reported. Five models of “Qbit” baby strollers are equipped with a potentially faulty folding component that could inflict injuries on… Read More


Pet supply retail to settle $4.25M fine after fishbowl recall

Pet supply retailer PetSmart Inc. is expected to settle $4.25 million worth of civil penalty imposed by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over allegations that they were negligent in providing the accurate data involving their defective fishbowls, a November 14 article on the cpsc.gov website reported. According to reports, the Arizona-based pet retail… Read More


Millions worth of property damage linked to recalled dehumidifiers in the US

A company based in China issued a recall on roughly 3.4 million units of potentially defective dehumidifiers because of complaints they could overheat and eventually catch fire, a report of cpsc.gov stated on November 2. Reports revealed the recall was issued after the Midea dehumidifiers, which come in eight different sizes and 52 brand names, caused… Read More


Samsung phones with defective batteries recalled due to fire hazards

Samsung issued a recall on September 15 covering their newly released top-of-the-line smartphones after receiving complaints that the devices may catch fire, a report of cpsc.gov reported. The recall affects the “Galaxy Note 7, ” which may potentially have a defective lithium-ion battery. In the U.S. alone, there were 92 complaints forwarded to Samsung regarding the smartphones… Read More


Nut products sold nationwide recalled due to Salmonella risks

Food distributor Snyder’s-Lance Inc. recently issued a recall on their macadamia nut products sold in the U.S. after federal authorities confirmed that they may contain hazardous Salmonella bacteria, an article of Food Safety News reported on August 31. An investigation commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reportedly confirmed a sample of “Diamond of California” chopped… Read More


HP recalls faulty laptop batteries that may catch fire

Thousands of potentially faulty laptop computer batteries are being recalled by Hewlett-Packard (HP) due to burn injury and property damage risks. The batteries are liable to overheat and catch fire, a report of cpsc.gov stated on June 23. According to reports, the HP lithium-ion battery packs used for Compaq and HP portable computers may overheat. Consumers who own the affected… Read More


Surface Pro power cords recalled in the US due to fire risk

On February 2, Microsoft issued a product recall for millions of Surface Pro power cords in the U.S. and Canada due to a potential risk of injury or fire caused by overheating. The recall was announced on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website with additional details for consumers. The AC power cords came packaged with… Read More


CPSC investigating fire incidents linked to hoverboards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported on December 16 that federal authorities are investigating incidents of fires associated with hoverboards in an effort to determine the cause and protect consumers. According to reports, CPSC officials were notified of dozens of injury complaints associated with the new hoverboard devices. These toys are similar to skateboards… Read More