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Crib side cushions implicated in increased infant deaths

The Washington University School of Medicine researchers recommended the banning of the sale or use of soft cushion pads in cribs, sometimes called crib bumpers, across the nation after a study published in November linked these accessories to an increase in infant deaths. Babies reportedly may die from suffocation if their cribs have soft padding… Read More

Prestone recalls products that fail childproofing standard

Approximately 4.1 million Prestone products in the U.S. are being recalled after its trigger spray units failed to pass the childproofing standard. Reports said the atomizer units of the “Ice & Frost Shield” and “Windshield De-Icer” products can be removed by children. Children are at risk of being poisoned if they are exposed to the… Read More

2 companies issued massive chicken product recalls for salmonella

Two chicken meat processing company in the U.S. have recalled almost 2 million pounds of chicken products after being notified of consumers suffering from salmonella bacterial infections, CNN reported on July 17. According to reports, there were 10 or 11 people that were sickened by salmonella bacteria in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Oklahoma after consuming the chicken… Read More

Thousands of Beats wireless speakers recalled after complaints

Apple Inc. recently announced a recall of 222,000 units of compact Beats speakers in the U.S. due to one report of minor burn injury and several complaints of overheating, the Consumer Product Safety Commission published on its website on June 3. Reports said the batteries installed in the Beats Pill XL speakers may produce excessive heat that could result in fire… Read More

10 illnesses associated with Blue Bell Creameries contamination

A federal agency recently stated that there were at least ten recorded illnesses, including three deaths, associated with the recent Blue Bell Creameries recall, Fox News reported on April 22. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported two recent illnesses that occurred in Arizona and Oklahoma. Previous numbers included eight people in Texas and Kansas who… Read More

Honda expands Takata recall

On March 19, Honda  stated that they are adding 104,871 vehicles to their Takata airbag recall, an article of USA Today reported. This is the latest wave of Takata airbag recalls, which now include 2008 Pilot SUVs, 2004 Civics, and 2001 Accords. These primarily affect the driver side airbags, which is a deviation from the previous… Read More

Man harmed by defective iPhone

A Lindenhurst resident claimed that he recently suffered severe burn injury to his thigh after the iPhone 5C inside his pocket suddenly burst, an article on CNN stated March 5. On February 14, Eric Johnson was bending over to reach for his keys when he heard something pop inside his pocket. Johnson reportedly then felt… Read More

Thousands of utility trolleys recalled in the US

Federal authorities have issued an alert to consumers regarding thousands of utility trolleys that are being recalled due to potential injuries they may inflict on consumers, Eyewitness News 3 reported on February 26. Reports said over 270,000 multi-purpose hand trucks are being recalled by Cosco. According to the recall, the wheel hub of the aluminum hand trucks may… Read More

Thousands of infant mattresses recalled in the US

Some 169,000 infant mattresses in the US are being recalled by Ikea due to potential hazards that it can cause to babies, ksn.com reported on January 20. The recall affects the mattresses of several IKEA crib models. Reports said the company issued the recall after they were notified of two incidents of babies getting trapped… Read More

Chrysler added over 200K vehicles to their airbag recall

Chrysler stated that they are recalling 208,783 more vehicles in the U.S. equipped with defective Takata airbags, The Detroit News on December 12 stated. Chrysler is nowrecalling an estimated 617,000 vehicles. The decision to widen the recall was established on December 11 after pressure from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). Initially limited… Read More