YETI recalls 1.9 million of these coolers due to magnet ingestion hazard
YETI has recalled 1.9 million coolers and gear cases because magnets can come detached from them, posing a risk of serious injury or death. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said consumers should immediately stop using the four recalled products and contact Yeti for refund information. The closures on the recalled products can fail, resulting in detached magnets, the CPSC said. The products being recalled are the Sidekick dry gear case, M20 soft backpack cooler and M30 soft cooler, version 1.0 and 2.0. The firm has received 1,399 reports of the magnet-lined closures degrading or failing, including reports of missing or detached magnets.mlive.com
Sleep sack for babies, toddlers recalled as zipper can detach posing choking hazard
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of nearly 31,630 WeeSprout baby sleep sacks as the zipper on the garment can detach and pose a choking hazard for babies. According to the CPSP, 17 cases of the issue have been reported to the commission, but no injuries were reported in those incidents. The recalled sacks come in blue dusk, dotted rose, gray stitch and rosemary stitch patterns and are made in sizes from newborn to 36 months. All WeeSprout sleep sacks are involved in the recall. Customers can then email the photo documenting the sleep sack has been destroyed to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a $17 refund or credit.mlive.com
Michigan Congressman tries to block any federal ban on gas stoves
Research shows children living in households that cook with gas stoves are 42% more likely to have asthma. Chan School of Public Health, said banning gas stoves isn’t a “practical response” to the research on the harmful effects of gas stoves. Instead, steps should be taken to limit prolonged use of gas stoves and improve ventilation in kitchens with gas stoves, such as using vents or opening doors and windows, he said. “What we know is that gas stoves release air pollutants that are absolutely known to be harmful,” Bernstein said. Ann Arbor gas ban proposal draws mixed reactions from builders, climate activistsTalk of banning gas stoves for ‘hidden hazard’ stirs backlashAnn Arbor wants residents to get rid of gas furnaces to fight climate changemlive.com
Fisher-Price sleeper recall linked to 100 infant deaths
Fisher-Price has recalled approximately 4.7 million infant sleepers after 100 deaths were reported, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This is the second nationwide recall Fisher Price issued of its Rock n’ Play Sleepers sold through retailers such as Target, Walmart and Amazon. Seventy additional deaths were reported, including eight reported after the 2019 recall was issued. Those who have purchased the product are advised to cease use of the Rock n’ Play Sleepers and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. To contact the company, find Fisher-Price online at Rock ‘n Play recall or www.mattel.com and click on “Recall & Safety” or call 866-812-6518.mlive.com
Sippy cups sold through Amazon, Whole Foods recalled over possible lead poisoning
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary recall by Green Sprouts Inc. of an estimated 10,500 stainless steel cups for children that may contain exposed lead, increasing the risk of lead poisoning in children using the cups. According to the recall announcement, the double-walled stainless steel bottles were sold in aqua, pink, green, and navy colors. So far, Green Sprouts is aware of seven reports of the bottom breaking and the solder dot being exposed. Anyone who has purchased one of the impacted cups is encouraged to take it away from children and contact Green Sprouts to receive a refund. You can reach Green Sprouts at 1-800-876-1574 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.mlive.com
Craftsman, Troy-Bilt riding lawn mowers recalled because they can keep going when brake is pressed
Craftsman and Troy-Bilt riding lawn mowers are being recalled because they can fail to come to a complete stop and continue to move at about one mile per hour when the clutch/brake pedal is fully depressed.
Safety agency bans range of unregulated baby sleep products tied to at least 90 deaths
The Consumer Product Safety Commission voted 4-0 to pass the new rule. It requires any product designed for sleeping babies to meet within one year the mandatory federal standards already in place for cribs, bassinets, bedside sleepers and play yards. Dozens of products currently for sale don’t fit into one of those categories, so they don’t need to measure up. Yet they are popular with parents.washingtonpost.com
Feds urge Peloton Tread+ users with pets, kids to stop use after 39 incidents and one death
Federal regulators are urging Peloton customers with children and pets to stop using the Peloton Tread+ exercise machine. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it is aware of 39 incidents with that model, including one child's death. In a statement, Peloton calls the warning "inaccurate and misleading." The company says the Tread+ is safe if the "warnings and safety instructions are followed."cbsnews.com
Peloton CEO says child died in treadmill accident, federal consumer watchdog starts probe
A child was killed in an accident involving a Peloton treadmill, the fitness company's CEO said in a letter posted on its website. In the letter, CEO John Foley said he "recently learned about a tragic accident involving a child and the Tread+, resulting in, unthinkably, a death." Foley declined to provide further details about the treadmill accidents in the letter, citing families' privacy. According to NBC News, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a federal watchdog agency, is aware of the incident and investigating. Seventeen fatalities associated with use of a treadmill were reported to the CPSC between 2018 and 2020, including a 5-year-old child.cnbc.com
‘Anchor it’: Tips to protect children from furniture, TVs tipping over
Families are spending more time at home and that has experts worried that more kids can get hurt from furniture and TVs. A new report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said tip-over incidents have killed 451 children since 2000. Carlson shared video of her daughter for the CPSC’s latest “Anchor It” public service announcement warning about the dangers of tipping furniture and TVs. Parents, grandparents and caregivers should do the following to protect children:Anchor TVs, furniture like dressers and bookcases to the wallPut you TV on a sturdy low base and back as far as possible if you cannot anchor it. The guilt and shame that you feel as a parent for not protecting your child by doing something as easy as anchoring a piece of furniture.
Fire Extinguisher Manufacturer Ordered to Pay $12 Million Penalty for Delay and Misrepresentations in Reporting Product Defects
The consent decree resolves allegations in a complaint filed by the United States against Kidde on December 30. The complaint concerned Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles that were the subject of a recall announced by the CPSC and Kidde in 2017. According to the complaint, Kidde also failed to immediately report to the CPSC information concerning nozzles detaching from fire extinguishers. Kidde is subject to liquidated damages if the company is not in compliance with the consent decree. In agreeing to the consent decree, Kidde did not admit that it violated the law.justice.gov
How to complete safety checks for babies at home
COVID-19 has changed our routines, increased stress and made everyday tasks harder including for parents of young children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Baby Safety Month is a good time to make some safety checks around your home. Many parents are working from home, and at the same time they’re taking care of a young baby at home. Babies should also sleep on their backs to prevent suffocation and reduce risk of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. Davis also recommends no longer using inclined sleepers.
Democrats say consumer product safety commission too close to companies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), whose job is to assure products Americans buy are safe, is inappropriately deferential to companies it investigates, according to a report done for Democrats on the Senate Commerce Committee released on Thursday. Settlements reached by the Trump CPSC are at odds with traditional recall agreements negotiated by the CPSC, the report said. Others got a coupon for a Fisher-Price product. Industry and the Consumer Product Safety Commission need to take action to ensure that consumers arent buying dangerous or defective products and that those who do receive a real remedy, said Senator Maria Cantwell, the top Democrat on the committee. The report said CPSC had failed to identify the companies that make the problem elevators or to require action to remedy the problem.feeds.reuters.com
Contigo water bottles for kids recalled due to choking hazard
Millions of Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles have been recalled because a silicone spout can detach and pose a choking hazard for children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission stated Tuesday. (CNN) - Millions of Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles have been recalled because a silicone spout can detach and pose a choking hazard for children, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission stated Tuesday. Recalled bottles should be immediately taken from children. A spokeswoman emphasized that the company recalled the lids voluntarily. "The incident rate is very low of consumers reporting any separation of the silicone spout and no injuries have been reported," said the spokeswoman.
SunSetter recalls 270,000 awning covers that could cause injury, death
SunSetter covers for motorized awnings have been recalled because they pose a safety threat. (Photo: CPSC)DETROIT - SunSetter has recalled 270,000 vinyl awning covers used with motorized awnings because they pose a safety risk. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the awning could open unexpectedly when the cover is removed. The recalled covers were sold at Costco and individual retailers nationwide between June 1999 and January 2019. Customers with the recalled covers are asked to contact SunSetter to receive free breakaway safety clips to use in place of bungee tie-downs.
More inclined sleepers recalled over infant safety
- About 24,000 inclined sleepers sold under the Disney and Eddie Bauer brand names have been recalled as a precautionary measure after infant deaths in connection with similar products were reported. "Consumers should immediately stop using the inclined sleepers and contact Dorel for a refund in the form of a $60 voucher," the commission said. The sleepers have been sold at a number of big-box retailers, including Target, Kmart, Ross, Marshalls, T.J. Maxx, and other children's stores since 2014. The recall was issued because infant deaths have been reported with the use of other inclined sleepers that have allowed infants to roll from their back to their stomach or side. In April, 4.7 million Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleepers were recalled after the Consumer Product Safety Commission linked 30 infant deaths to the sleepers over a decade.
Disney recalls 'Toy Story 4' toy
(CNN) - One new toy story is a need-to-know for parents: Disney has voluntarily recalled 80,000 "Forky" plush toys, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The 11-inch toy is a soft, stuffed replica of a character in Disney Pixar's "Toy Story 4" movie. It can pose a possible choking hazard for young children who might pull the "googly" plastic eyes off the toy and put them in their mouths. Anyone who has purchased the toy can return it to any Disney Store, Walt Disney World retail store or Disneyland Resort theme park retail store for a full refund. The toys have been sold nationwide in Disney Stores and Disney Theme Parks as well as online at shopdisney.com and through the Disney store on Amazon Marketplace from April 2019 through June 2019 for about $20.
If you're planning to buy fireworks for the 4th, read this first
2003 Getty Images(CNN) - On the Fourth of July, you want your fireworks to explode. But the Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled thousands of fireworks from four companies, most notably after one boy lost his hand setting off a faulty firework. The fireworks were recalled after it was discovered they were overloaded with pyrotechnics, meant to create a louder sound, but they violated federal standards. According to the safety commission, overloaded fireworks can create large explosions, creating serious hazards for customers -- including explosions. About 1,660 units were pulled, and the fireworks were sold at all Keystone locations.
Fisher-Price recalls 71,000 infant inclined-sleeper accessories
There have been no reported injuries or fatalities involving the inclined-sleeper accessory. Fisher-Price and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 71,000 inclined-sleeper accessories for infant play yards Thursday. The group does not recommend inclined sleep products that require restraining a baby. Consumers should stop using the inclined-sleeper accessory immediately and contact Fisher-Price for a refund or voucher. For more information about the recall, customers can contact Fisher-Price at service.mattel.com (click on "Recalls & Safety Alerts") or at 866-812-6518.
Electric bottle and food warmers recalled due to fire hazard
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature electric bottle and food warmers are being recalled due to a fire hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday. The electric bottle and food warmers are sold separately or as an accessory with the Complete Starter Kit or the All In One Newborn Set. The manufacturer, Mayborn, has received six reports of bottle and food warmers overheating, melting, smoking and catching on fire, which resulted in $16,000 in property damage. They cost about $21 for the individual bottle and food warmer and about $120 for the starter kit or newborn set. The bottle and food warmer is white with a gray adjustable control dial located next to the on/off light.