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Oil Filled Heaters Spray Hot Oil, Recalled Due to Burn Hazard

The Consumer Products Safety Commission has announced that Sunbeam Products has recalled approximately 34,000 Holmes Oil Filed heaters, models HOH 3000 and HOH 3000B.  The heaters can cause heated oil to expand and sprayed on to combustible fabrics and carpet resulting in a scalding and fire hazard.  119 more words

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Report: Injuries Related To Bounce Houses, Other Inflatable Attractions, On The Rise

Is it every kid’s dream to go flying through the air, light as a bird, only to land safely on a soft surface? Perhaps. But that doesn’t mean that all of those inflatable bounce houses, castles, slides and other amusements are necessarily safe for children, and a federal agency is pointing to a rise in injuries on such attractions to make sure parents are aware of the risks. 280 more words

Senator Nelson Asks For Federal Investigation Of Lumber Liquidators

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NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) – Following a “60 Minutes” report that said Lumber Liquidators’ laminate flooring made in China may not meet California’s health and safety standards, U.S. 280 more words


Key Issues for National Consumer Protection Week

It’s National Consumer Protection Week, so we’re exploring how the federal government protects you, the consumer, from risky products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is tasked with protecting Americans from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under its jurisdiction. 339 more words


Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers Recalled

PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- Kiddie is recalling more than four million of its disposable fire extinguishers.

The company says a faulty valve may cause the exinguishers to not fully discharge. 49 more words

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Kidde Recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Discharge | CPSC.gov


A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury. 101 more words


Kidde Recalls 5M Disposable Fire Extinguishers Because Fire Extinquishers Should Put Out Fires

The thing about fire extinguishers is that when there’s a fire, you have a reasonable expectation that the device can put out said fire. But that apparently isn’t the case for nearly 5 million Kidde plastic disposable fire extinguishers being recalled. 226 more words