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Baby Rattles Recalled by Midwest-CBK Due to Choking Hazard

On January 22, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled about 1,900 donut-shaped polyester knit fabric baby rattles with heads and arms to resemble a bear, monkey and a lion. The head on the rattle can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Holiday Season Toy Alert: Recall of Doodlebutt Toys Due to “Serious” Ingestion Hazard

Parents and caregivers should be forewarned this holiday season – some toys that are attractive to oral-age children, including products resembling food or candy, could have small parts that are dangerous. For example, on December 12, 2013, about 1,500 water-absorbing polymer toys made in China


NBC News is reporting that red plastic portable gasoline containers – consumer gas cans sold throughout the U.S. – may pose an explosion hazard many consumers may not know about. Approximately 20 million gas cans are sold in the United States each year, and there

Sound Baby Monitors Recalled After Two Deaths Due to Strangulation Hazard

  On November 21, 2013 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 600,000 Angelcare Movement and Sound Monitors with Sensor Pads. The cord attached to the baby monitor’s sensor pad is placed under the crib mattress, which poses a strangulation risk

Wood Castle Furniture Recalls Bunk Beds Due to Entrapment Hazard

  On November 12, 2013, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) initiated a recall of Riley Duo model bunk beds (model number C 5702, E 5702 or M 5702), manufactured by Wood Castle Furniture of Albany, Oregon. The openings between the guardrails on the bunk

Concerns About 3M’s Bair Hugger Patient Warming System

Life-threatening infections have become all too common in hospitals, particularly after surgeries. Catastrophic infection can occur in such settings if proper precautions by hospitals and medical personnel are not taken. Recent research suggests that there is reason to be concerned about 3M’s Bair Hugger Patient

DiveAlert Emergency Signaling Devices Recalled by Ideations Due to Drowning Hazard

Consumers have been advised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to immediately stop using DiveAlert Emergency Signaling Devices. The signaling device can malfunction when used and restrict the diver’s air flow, posing a drowning hazard. This recall involves DiveAlert and DiveAlert PLUS scuba dive

Crib Bumpers Recalled Due To Entanglement Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled the Pottery Barn Kids Sweet Lambie Bumpers manufactured from April 2009 through July 2012. The manufacturer has received two reports of the decorative stitching coming loose and entangling children, including reports of the thread wrapping around a

Boston Bicyclist Struck and Killed

A visiting scientist from Japan has been killed while riding her bicycle in Boston. Police say that the rider, who has been working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), was struck at the intersection of Beacon Street and Charlesgate West at about 3:30 pm