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Magnet maker wins court ruling despite injuries to children

CONSUMER FORUM

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT

Posted Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.

In 2012, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a rule banning the sale of sets of small magnets.

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Gree Re-Announces 2013 Dehumidifier Recall Linked To $19M In Property Damage

Federal safety regulators are hoping the fourth time is the charm for millions of recalled dehumidifiers that have now been linked to 450 fires and more than $19 million in property damage: Gree Electric Appliances — the manufacturer… 437 more words

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Check list to find furniture, toy, sporting goods and other recalls, AG says

As the holiday shopping season kicks off this week, Attorney General Pam Bondi has released the 2016 Holiday Shopping Guide. This guide provides Floridians with tips for avoiding charity scams, shopping tips and product recall information, particularly on children’s toys and other products that specifically pose risks for children. 201 more words

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BRP Recalls Side-by-Side Off-Road Vehicles Due to Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 22, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

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Name of product: Side-by-side off-road vehicles

Hazard: The steering rack and pinion assembly can have an improper amount of grease and result in a loss of steering control and crash hazard. 337 more words

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Trouble in toyland: survey finds dangerous recalled toys sold online

Shopping for toys online? Watch out for toys that have been recalled for lead, powerful magnets and other hazards, because they can still be available for sale in online stores, a report released Tuesday found. 749 more words

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PetSmart Fined $4.24M After Defective Fishbowls Cause Serious Injuries

NEW YORK (CBS/AP) — PetSmart will pay a $4.25 million civil fine for not quickly reporting defective fish bowls that caused serious injuries at least a dozen times. 77 more words

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Millions of smoke, carbon monoxide alarms recalled

WASHINGTON (WBAL) — About 3.6 million smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled.

The Kidde NightHawk combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms are being recalled because the alarm can fail to continue to chirp when it reaches its seven-year end of life if the batteries are replaced, leading consumers to believe it is still working, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. 153 more words

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