Consumer Protection

Government Announces Recall Of Play Yard Due To Strangulation Hazard

On December 9, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of about 10,000 “Dream On Me Incredible” Play Yards. A determination was made that the play yard’s rails can collapse, presenting a strangulation hazard to young children.   The play yards, which

2021-04-16T07:55:55-04:00December 11, 2014|

Hazards Lurking In The Toy Aisle This Holiday Season

Parents and caregivers should be aware that many toy hazards can be found on toy shelves this holiday season. Some dangers may be evident, however many hidden hazards exist.   Please be sure you are informed about what hazards to look for, and importantly –

2021-04-16T14:12:45-04:00December 4, 2014|

EXPLOSIONS CAUSE MASSIVE TAKATA AIRBAG RECALLS

Nissan has recently increased the number of vehicles recalled in the United States for passenger airbags manufactured by the Japanese-based Takata. The massive airbag recall has affected over two dozen brands of vehicles in the United States.   Defective Takata airbags have been the subject

2021-04-16T13:59:47-04:00November 17, 2014|

Stroller Activity Trays Recalled Due To Strangulation Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall for about 860 Tray Vous™ snack and activity trays with connectors sold in the United States and Canada.   The opening between the recalled tray and stroller seat bottom allows an unharnessed child’s body to

2021-04-15T17:42:09-04:00September 3, 2014|

Child Deaths Lead to Beanbag Chair Recall

About 2.2 million bean bag chairs, made by Ace Bayou Corporation, are being recalled after two children were able to crawl inside, leading to their suffocation deaths.   The chairs are made with zippers, which are easily opened by curious youngsters. A 13-year-old boy from

2021-04-15T14:08:22-04:00August 22, 2014|

Oeuf Recalls Sparrow Cribs Due to Entrapment Hazard

On July 22, 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled a particular model of cribs due to the safety hazard it posed to infants.   Over 14,000 Oeuf “Sparrow Cribs” were recalled this past Tuesday. Oeuf, a nursery furniture retailer which specializes in modern

2021-04-16T13:30:12-04:00July 24, 2014|

Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People

A suspected gas explosion last week damaged a multi-family house and initiated a three-alarm fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts.   The 2 1⁄2-story house is located at 27 Hansborough St., near Harvard Street and Blue Hill Avenue. At least 12 people were reported injured – some

2021-04-15T17:41:13-04:00April 23, 2014|
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