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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

Links & Numbers

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

Hazard:

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

Education

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

Report: Fewer Children Killed By Recalled Products, But Company Aren't Doing Enough To Notify Consumers

Each year thousands of manufacturers recalled potentially dangerous and deadly products. While systems in place to notify consumers of these issues have resulted in fewer deaths and injuries in recent years, a new report has found that companies aren’t using their power on social media to protect consumers. 334 more words

High Chairs Recalled Due to Fall and Impact Hazard

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – While no injuries have been reported, a company has recalled thousands of its high chairs because the seat can loosen and fall. 132 more words

News

Federal Register Highlights - 2/3/15

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for February 3, 2015:

PROPOSED RULE: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC or Commission) is proposing a rule to specify that extension cords (both indoor and outdoor use extension cords) that do not contain one or more readily observable characteristics set forth in the proposed rule constitute a substantial product hazard under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA). 718 more words

Daily Updates

Sunbeam Recalls Holmes Oil Filled Heaters Due to Scald Hazard | CPSC.gov

Recall Summary

Name of product: Oil-Filled Heater

Hazard: The oil-filled heaters can spray heated oil, posing a scald hazard.

Refund

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heater, unplug it and contact Sunbeam for instructions on how to obtain a full refund. 150 more words

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