“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”

“Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Top-Load Washing Machines Due to Risk of Impact Injuries”

Recall date: November 4, 2016 Name of product: Samsung top-load washing machines Hazard: The washing machine top can unexpectedly detach from the washing machine chassis during use, posing a risk of injury from impact. Consumer Contact: Samsung toll-free at 866-264-5636 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, or online at http://www.Samsung.com and click on the … Continue reading “Samsung Recalls 2.8 Million Top-Load Washing Machines Due to Risk of Impact Injuries”

“12,000 All Power Portable Generators Recalled by J.D. North America Due to Explosion, Fire and Burn Hazards”

J.D. North America Corp., of Charlotte, N.C., is recalling about 12,300 All Power portable gasoline generators sold in the U.S. and Mexico. The fuel tank can leak, posing explosion, fire and burn hazards. The firm has received 21 reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported. This recall involves All Power … Continue reading “12,000 All Power Portable Generators Recalled by J.D. North America Due to Explosion, Fire and Burn Hazards”

“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”

Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

MANY People Don't Do This! Don't Be a Statistic! Change Those Batteries!Do you have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home? Are they working? Sunday, March 9, marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time in the United States. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) urges consumers to take the time to replace batteries … Continue reading Change Batteries in Smoke and CO Alarms When Moving Clocks One Hour Forward! (Daylight Savings Time!)

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

New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

Video Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune® California’s change may help end use of fire retardants nationwide For decades, U.S. manufacturers have filled upholstered furniture with pounds of toxic chemicals to comply with a flammability standard set by a single state, California. The obscure rule, known as Technical Bulletin 117, brought flame retardants into homes across … Continue reading New Flame Retardent Rule Curbs Toxic Chemicals In Furniture

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!

The Tipping Point: Highest Number of TV and Furniture Tip-Over Deaths Recorded By CPSC in 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 13, 2012 Release #13-066 CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 The Tipping Point: Highest Number of TV and Furniture Tip-Over Deaths Recorded By CPSC in 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents of young children to anchor and stabilize their televisions, … Continue reading The Tipping Point: Highest Number of TV and Furniture Tip-Over Deaths Recorded By CPSC in 2011

Fu San Machinery Recalls 163,000 Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards

NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications Washington, D.C.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2012 Release #13-064 Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 779-9200 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced … Continue reading Fu San Machinery Recalls 163,000 Low Lead Ball Valves Installed in Flammable Gas Lines Due to Fire and Explosion Hazards