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Federal Safety Official Reminds Parents: Crib Bumpers Are Pointless, Possibly Dangerous

No one likes the idea of their baby’s soft noggin getting caught in a crib’s slats, but a federal safety official is reminding parents that crib bumpers don’t really keep your child safe, and they could be hazardous. 483 more words

Government Policy

Cotton Swab Injuries Send 12,500 Kids To Hospital Each Year

We all know that we’re not supposed to stick things in our ear, but we’re also told that ear wax is icky and should be removed post-haste. 426 more words

Food & Personal Care

400K handheld massagers recalled over electric shock, burn hazards

WASHINGTON (WAVY) — Around 400,000 handheld massagers from HoMedics are being recalled over electric shock and burn hazards.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says a cord can break near the base of the massager and expose the wires — posing the hazards. 86 more words

News

After Deadly Fire, Government Warns Against Using LayZ Board Hoverboards

Two months after a charging “hoverboard” scooter sparked a tragic fire in Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of two young girls, federal safety regulators are warning consumers to stop using LayZ Board hoverboards. 305 more words

Retail Services

82,000 Osprey Baby Carriers Recalled After Reports Of Children Falling Through Leg Holes

Strapping on a baby carrier and toting around your child can make things a lot easier for a busy parent or caregiver. But before you hit the hiking trail, you might want to make sure your carrier isn’t one of the Osprey backpacks being recalled following reports of children falling out. 222 more words

Retail Services

Gas Station Hose Swivel Connectors Recalled

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has announced the recall, by OPW, of 824,000 of its fuel hose swivel connectors. The connectors can separate from the hose or nozzle of the fuel pump resulting in fuel spillage and possible fire and explosion hazards.  103 more words

Defective Products

Target recalls Easter toys due to 'serious ingestion hazard'

Target has recalled Easter toys that could be dangerous to children if ingested. The recalled products include Hatch & Grow Easter Eggs, Easter Grow Toys and Hatch Your Own Dino Egg products. 185 more words

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