“Kidde Recalls 38 Million Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported”

Name of product: Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Remedy: Replace Recall date: November 2, 2017 Recall number: 18-022 Consumer … Continue reading “Kidde Recalls 38 Million Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported”

“Safe Kids Worldwide Report Looks At Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine” – Infographic

Click on Infographic for a larger image! Blog Post created by Lisa Braxton on Mar 17, 2017 The latest report from Safe Kids Worldwide™, Safe Medicine Storage: A Look at the Disconnect between Parent Knowledge and Behavior, explores parents’ knowledge, attitudes, and behavior around medicine storage. According to the report, every year, more than 59,000 … Continue reading “Safe Kids Worldwide Report Looks At Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine” – Infographic

3M “DB​I-SALA® Lad-Saf™ (Tower Ladder Safety) Sleeve – Stop Use and Voluntary Recall / Replacement”

After more than 30 years of use in the fall protection industry, the original Lad-Saf™ sleeve has been replaced by a completely redesigned next generation Lad-Saf sleeve. Capital Safety/3M recently reviewed the performance of the original Lad-Saf sleeve in the field, including a limited number of incidents involving a serious injury or death in the … Continue reading 3M “DB​I-SALA® Lad-Saf™ (Tower Ladder Safety) Sleeve – Stop Use and Voluntary Recall / Replacement”

“CPSC, NFL Star Team Up on New 2016 July 4th Fireworks Safety Video”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – At a fireworks safety event today on the National Mall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot F. Kaye unveiled a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul. Pierre-Paul suffered a severe hand injury on July 4, 2015, from a firework-related incident at his … Continue reading “CPSC, NFL Star Team Up on New 2016 July 4th Fireworks Safety Video”

“FDA Bans Three Toxic Food Packaging Chemicals”

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the publication of a final rule in the Federal Register that will ban three food-contact substances that are no longer manufactured. The substances were commonly used in sandwich wrappers, pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags and other types of food packaging. The three substances affected are: Diethanolamine … Continue reading “FDA Bans Three Toxic Food Packaging Chemicals”

Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand would like to provide you with patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season. Injury Profile Average age: 44 years Sex: Male … Continue reading Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

“More Proof That Battery Storage in Junk Drawers Leads to Home Fires”

  SALT LAKE CITY — Who would have thought that those batteries rolling around in your kitchen junk drawer might burn your house down? It happened to a Colorado family, and that wasn’t the first time. Few people routinely give batteries the respect they deserve. Batteries get tossed into junk drawers where they roll around … Continue reading “More Proof That Battery Storage in Junk Drawers Leads to Home Fires”

KCTV5 Exposes The 9-Volt Battery Fire Danger

GRANDVIEW, MO (KCTV) - For the past week, one particular video has been lighting up social media, warning of improperly stored 9-volt batteries sparking devastating house fires. The clip, first posted on the website kidsandcharacter.com, recounts how a battery fire destroyed the home of Fort Collins, CO, resident Dave Miller. It begins with the dramatic … Continue reading KCTV5 Exposes The 9-Volt Battery Fire Danger

“Why 9 Volt Batteries & “Junk Drawers” Do Not Mix”

CBS News Report (NH) on Junk Drawer Battery Storage Actual 9 Volt Battery Fire Aftermath If you want to get an idea of how this happens, do like I did when I was changing 7 smoke detector back-up batteries. I removed the old battery from one of the smoke detectors and inadvertently put it in … Continue reading “Why 9 Volt Batteries & “Junk Drawers” Do Not Mix”

One More Reason To “Store & Dispose of 9 Volt Batteries Properly”

  "I had never stopped to consider the 9 Volt Battery Fire Hazard that exists in my battery drawer until I saw this video about a house fire that was caused by a battery. Any battery could cause a fire if a connection is made between the positive and negative terminals but because of the … Continue reading One More Reason To “Store & Dispose of 9 Volt Batteries Properly”

U.S. Boiler Recalls 26,000 Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Gas-fired hot water boilers Hazard: The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit … Continue reading U.S. Boiler Recalls 26,000 Home Heating Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Red Wing Shoes Recalls 105,000 Pairs Of Steel Toe Work Boots Due to Impact Hazard

Name of product: Steel toe work boots Hazard: The steel toe cap in the boots could fail to protect the wearer’s feet in an impact. Units About 105,000 pairs in the United States and 9,000 in Canada Description This recall involves 45 styles of Red Wing men’s steel toe work boots in sizes 11 to … Continue reading Red Wing Shoes Recalls 105,000 Pairs Of Steel Toe Work Boots Due to Impact Hazard

Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Each year, hundreds of people suffer maiming or amputations of their fingers or hands due to the improper handling of snowblowers. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand would like to provide you with patient information to help you avoid these injuries during the winter season. Injury Profile Average age: 44 years Sex: Male … Continue reading Keep Fingers and Hands Safe: Practice Snowblower Safety

Safety Comic of the Day! – “Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking Silica Dust Exposure”.

An old hazard alert is resurfacing in the oil and gas industry, one that warns the massive amounts of sand used during hydraulic fracturing may pose a health risk for workers. The alert, issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, warns of prolonged exposure to … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day! – “Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking Silica Dust Exposure”.

CPSC & OSHA Fireworks Safety Tips & Some “Things Not to Do” – Be Safe, If Fireworks are Legal in Your State!

CPSC Fireworks Safety   New CPSC Data Shows 60% of All Fireworks Injuries Occur Around July 4th; Firecrackers, Aerials, Homemade Explosives Cause Most Deaths, Injuries June 26, 2013 Release Number: 13-228 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today on the grounds of the National Mall, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued its annual report of deaths … Continue reading CPSC & OSHA Fireworks Safety Tips & Some “Things Not to Do” – Be Safe, If Fireworks are Legal in Your State!

OSHA Issues National Emphasis Program on Occupational Exposure to Isocyanates

Until recently, research on exposures to diisocyanates has focused on occupational exposures. However, there is growing evidence that exposures to diisocyanates may also be occurring to other populations, including homeowners, school occupants, residents living near plants where isocyanates are being manufactured, DIYers, workers not covered by OSHA regulations, and many others. Many of the incidences … Continue reading OSHA Issues National Emphasis Program on Occupational Exposure to Isocyanates