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Furniture giant Ikea kept selling a dresser it knew was dangerous to children

March 12th, 2020|Comments Off on Furniture giant Ikea kept selling a dresser it knew was dangerous to children

Over the past decade, Ikea’s tip-prone dressers have killed six children, forcing the retail giant to recall millions of bureaus worldwide and pay at least $96 million in settlements to grieving families. But last year, when another Ikea dresser no longer met safety standards, the company didn’t rush to take the product off its shelves. Instead, it kept selling the dresser. Ikea’s three-drawer Kullen dresser became noncompliant with

James Swartz Discusses the Challenges on the Incline Sleeper Recall

March 5th, 2020|Comments Off on James Swartz Discusses the Challenges on the Incline Sleeper Recall

James Swartz Discusses Inclined Sleeper Recall Consumers should stop using all inclined sleepers – even models that have not been recalled – because of the risk of accidental suffocation, federal safety regulators said Friday. The warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission comes after months of controversy over the popular infant-sleeping devices, which began in April with the

Number of children swallowing dangerous magnets surges as industry largely polices itself

December 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Number of children swallowing dangerous magnets surges as industry largely polices itself

The number of children ingesting rare-earth magnets — powerful tiny balls that are a popular desk toy and can shred a child’s intestines — has skyrocketed in the three years since courts blocked the efforts of federal regulators to force changes to the industry, which largely holds the power to regulate itself. The nation’s poison control centers are on track to record six times more

Fake and dangerous kids products are turning up for sale on Amazon

December 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Fake and dangerous kids products are turning up for sale on Amazon

The listing on Amazon (AMZN) described it as a "4 in 1 Baby car seat and Stroller" and featured images of a popular brand called Doona, including a photo of the US President's daughter, Ivanka Trump, with hers. Listed for $299, this copycat  was $200 cheaper than a real Doona. It was also potentially dangerous for children. The car seat broke into pieces in a  30 mph crash test

T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods sold 19 different products after they were recalled

December 5th, 2019|Comments Off on T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods sold 19 different products after they were recalled

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning the public that T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods sold 19 different recalled products after they were recalled between 2014 and 2019. About 1,200 units of recalled products that pose the risk for infant fatalities, fires, burns, choking, falls, lacerations, skin irritations, and explosions were sold to consumers during that time period. Consumers are being urged to stop using

Stop using all inclined sleepers, warns federal safety agency as death toll hits 73

November 8th, 2019|Comments Off on Stop using all inclined sleepers, warns federal safety agency as death toll hits 73

Consumers should stop using all inclined sleepers – even models that have not been recalled – because of the risk of accidental suffocation, federal safety regulators said Friday. The warning from the Consumer Product Safety Commission comes after months of controversy over the popular infant-sleeping devices, which began in April with the recall of millions of Fisher-Price’s Rock ‘n Plays because of safety concerns and

2nd vaping-related death in Mass. confirmed, DPH says

November 1st, 2019|Comments Off on 2nd vaping-related death in Mass. confirmed, DPH says

A second death from vaping-related illness has been confirmed in Massachusetts, according to the Department of Public Health. Mass. DPH announced Wednesday morning that a second person had died of an illness related to vaping. Officials say the person is a woman in her 40s from Middlesex County. Health officials say the woman vaped nicotine. Earlier this month, a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County

First vaping-related death reported in Mass.

October 8th, 2019|Comments Off on First vaping-related death reported in Mass.

Massachusetts health officials on Monday revealed that a woman in her 60s from Hampshire County was the state’s first known vaping-related death, the latest victim in a nationwide outbreak of potentially fatal lung ailments apparently caused by the smoking products. An initial report indicated the woman vaped nicotine, according to the Department of Public Health, which added that it is still investigating what products she

Fisher-Price issues product warning after 10 infant deaths reported

April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths in a Fisher-Price product. SOURCE: Consumer Product Safety Commission Fisher-Price and the Consumer Product Safety Commission today issued a product warning after multiple reports of infant deaths in a Fisher-Price product. Since 2015, 10 infant deaths have been reported in the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play, according to the

Massachusetts Gas Explosions In Merrimack Valley #MVGasFire

September 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Yesterday afternoon in the northern section of the state, namely the Lawrence / Andover / Merrimack Valley area, there were several gas explosions related to a major gas leak in the area. Many homes were destroyed from explosions and fires, one young man was killed and at least 20 people were injured. Follow what's happening on your local news and Twitter. [custom-twitter-feeds]

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