Pacemakers are commonly implanted medical devices that help control abnormal heart rates associated with certain cardiac conditions. But despite their intended life-saving properties, pacemakers don’t always function as intended. Continue reading “Defective Pacemakers: Life-Saving Devices can Pose Deadly Risks”
In 2011, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 262,300 toy-related injuries. And, 74 percent of those injuries were to children under the age of 15. In fact, more than 92,000 were to those under 5 years of age. When choosing your gifts this holiday season, choose safety as a priority. Continue reading “Make Safety a Priority When Shopping This Holiday Season”
Are you a new parent or thinking about family planning? One of the top priorities for new parents is nursery safety. You and your new baby will spend many hours in the nursery, so it is imperative to have this space as safe as possible. Continue reading “Baby Proofing Your Nursery”
This recall involves Vornado VH101 Personal Vortex electric space heaters sold in the following colors: black, coral orange, grayed jade, cinnamon, fig, ice white and red.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters and contact Vornado for instructions on how to receive a full refund or a free replacement unit. Continue reading “Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters After Report of Death”
A drug recall happens “when a prescription or over-the-counter medicine is removed from the market because it is found to be either defective or potentially harmful.” WebMD Continue reading “Why Drugs are Recalled”
Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against the medical device maker Sorin Group, claiming its Stöckert 3T heater-cooler device spreads bacteria called nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). Continue reading “2018 Sorin Stöckert 3T Heater-Cooler Lawsuit News”
NutriBullet, sold from a variety of retailers, has caused dozens of people to become injured when the NutriBullet explodes. Although the NutriBullet has been recalled, the recall is not related to the current problem plaguing those NutriBullets that are exploding and causing consumers to suffer amputations, burns, and other kinds of disfigurement. Continue reading “Exploding NutriBullet causing injuries to consumers”
Almost 38 million fire extinguishers have been recalled for not working. Unfortunately, the defective fire extinguishers resulted in one fatality and numerous injuries. The fire extinguishers in question were manufactured by Kidde and were recalled because they do not activate, primarily due to the nozzle detaching. To view more about the recall, please click here. Continue reading “Defective Fire Extinguishers Recalled”
Ford is recalling 1.1 million pickup trucks due to a defect that may prevent the doors from opening or closing properly.
The recall affects F-150 trucks with model years between 2015 and 2017, as well as model-year 2017 Super Duty trucks. According to a Consumer Reports article on the recall, a faulty door latch or bent actuation cable may impair the proper opening or closing of the vehicles’ doors. Continue reading “Faulty Doors Spur Ford to Recall 1M Pickups”
In conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), furniture manufacturer Ameriwood announced it is recalling 1.6 million of its Mainstays brand chests of drawers due to a tip-over risk.
According to the CPSC, the product is unstable and poses a potentially deadly hazard to children. A 4-year-old was reportedly injured when one of the dressers fell on him. Continue reading “Child Injury Sparks Recall of 1.6M Dressers Sold in Walmart Stores”