Product Recall: Wooden Toys by Earth Friendly LLC
Toys and games are part of an individual's childhood and parents are always encouraged to provide playthings that are safe for their children to use. From teething toys to rattles and gym sets, it's always important to make sure that the items that children play with are made from sturdy materials. Over the past months, there have been a lot of recalls on various types of children's toys making people extra vigilant on making their purchases.
Product Recall: Toy Xylophones By King Import Warehouse
Most parents are keen on fostering a love for music in their children and they usually start by giving them toy xylophones and other play musical instruments. At an early age, children are encouraged to take up a musical instrument through toys and games. But these seemingly innocent toys, particularly play xylophones distributed by King Import Warehouse, an importer from Dallas, Texas have been recalled as they were found to contain high levels of lead. The said importer voluntarily made the product recalls just recently.
Product Recall: Dymo Power Adapters
DYMO has just announced a voluntary recall of about 17,000 power adapters because of reported malfunctions and cases of overheating. This is according to an announcement by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. The said product recall included adapters that were released with five different DYMO printer models: DYMO LabelWriter 400, DYMO LabelWriter400 Turbo, DYMO LabelWriter Twin Turbo, DYMO LabelWriter Duo and DYMO Desktop Mailing Solution. Recalled adapters contained the housing date codes 2407, 2507, 2607 or 2707. Consumers can find the date code on the adapter's plastic housing. However, products that have “RoHS” printed on the labels top right area are not going to be recalled.
Product Recall: Children's Metal Necklaces
Metal necklaces are quite popular among children these days as they could go with most any type of clothing. Necklaces are must-have fashion accessories but just recently, Claire's, a popular retail store in the United States has announced a voluntary recall of a particular design of children's metal necklaces as they have been found to contain high levels of lead.
Product Recall: Battery Biz Power Adapters
For people who are always on the go, notebook computers and computer cables and adapters are indispensable tools. Because of another product recall, the importance of being more discerning with the purchase of computer accessories has been emphasized yet again.
Product Recall: Children's Overalls
Mothers love to dress up their little tykes and the top choices include cute baby overalls and shortalls. A shortall is an overall where the bottom part is fashioned as a shortpants. The are the preferred choice of mothers because they are easy to use, and babies or toddlers can move freely in them especially when in baby gears such as baby jumpers and baby walkers.
Product Recall: Snowmobiles
For most people, snowmobiles are the ultimate winter vehicles. It is not hard to see why, because these machines serve a lot of purposes from transportation to recreation and even extreme sports. However, the popular Ski-Doo snowmobiles were recently recalled, as some models released by one of the top manufacturers in the country were found to be fire hazards.
Product Recall: Phone Battery
Recent years have seen quite a big number of battery pack recalls by phone and laptop manufacturers alike. But probably the most publicized of these is Nokia's recent recall of 46 million BL-5C phone batteries due to several reports of overheating. And just recently, a conference phone manufacturer has announced a recall of some 5,800 phone units and replacement battery packs also due to overheating. Polycom Inc. is voluntarily recalling several units of the Soundstation 2W Wireless Conference Phones equipped with lithium ion batteries, which are supplied to Polycom by Hong Kong distributor Gold Peak Industries.
Product Recall: Toy Kitchen
Choking is a major concern to kids because these little tykes tend to put just about anything in their mouths. For this reason, most infant gears such as teething toys among others are now carefully designed not to have small detachable parts that may induce choking. The presence of such parts has led to several recalls of children's toy, including the latest from eStyle Inc.
Product Recall: Tomato Planters
The seemingly innocuous tomato planters have been recently found to cause injuries and property damages mainly due to weak structures. Such incidences has led to product recalls of tomato planters, notably by TV and online shopping giant QVC. Some 82,000 Topsy Turvy Tomato Planters, which QVC acquired from importer All Star Marketing, are being voluntarily recalled by the firm after being found to be ‘collapse hazards.’ These upside town planters were found to have weak legs, which have the tendency to detach and fall when the planter is moved or becomes unbalanced.
Product Recall: Polaris ATV
An automobile relies heavily on a good Electronic Control Module or ECM to function properly. This is not only to say that the ECM is doing its job of coordinating processes to make a vehicle run but that it must not overheat in doing so. Overheating ECMs are the reason why about 700 all-terrain vehicles or ATVs manufactured by Polaris Industries are being recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. These vehicles were found to have defective ECM that overheat over a period of time and causes fire and burn hazards to the rider.
Product Recall: Bassettbaby cribs
Manufacture of cribs is governed by federal laws to ensure the safety of babies who will be using them. This is also in response to an alarming number of crib-related deaths in the country. Every year an estimated 26 infants die, and around 11,500 are hospitalized due to injuries acquired in cribs. Common causes of these deaths and injuries are suffocation and entrapment. These two are also the top reasons for several crib recalls in the past year.
Consumer News: More Seniors Filing for Bankruptcy
The United States has seen a considerable increase in bankruptcy filings among citizens aged 65 and older since 1991. According to a recent study, while most of those who file for bankruptcy these days come from the 30-40 age brackets, the abrupt increase in filings among those who are older is remarkable. Studies show that from an 8.2% increase recorded in 1991, the number went up to 22.3% in 2007. Interestingly, the number of individuals from the younger age brackets who have filed for bankruptcy has considerably decreased.
Consumer News: Help for Homeowners
The recent economic crisis has given way to foreclosures and cases of defaults in the United States. To address this rising dilemma, a group of major lenders in the country has formulated a new set of guidelines that are expected to provide more assistance to homeowners who are going through a difficult time trying to pay off their loans.
Bunk Bed Falls Can be Serious
Bunk beds are popular choices among households where space is limited and children have to share a room. In as much as bunking is common among families these days, the occurrence of injuries caused by bunk bed falls is also not unusual.
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