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Avon Recalls Microwave Popcorn Maker Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Today, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Microwave Popcorn Makers. When cooked too long, the popcorn can overheat in this popcorn maker and ignite, posing a fire or burn hazard to consumers. Avon has received 20 reports of the popcorn makers

Powell Company Recalls Anywhere Lounger Bean Bag Chairs Due to Suffocation and Strangulation Hazards

Bean bag chairs without a permanent zipper closure allow young children to unzip, ingest or inhale the small beads inside of the bean bag chair, posing a suffocation and strangulation hazard. The recalled Anywhere Lounger bean bag chairs are 100% polyester or 100% cotton and

Deezo Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Today, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall of Deezo Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings due to strangulation hazard. This recall involves a Deezo brand boys’, girls’, and toddlers’ zip-up hoodies made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton. The sweatshirts and jackets have

Meijer Recalls Touch Point Baseboard Convection Heaters Due to a Fire Hazard

The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of Touch Point Portable Baseboard Convection Heaters; the heaters can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The Touch Point brand portable, electric baseboard convection heaters with model BBC-1500 and date code 0611.  “Touch Point” can

CPSC Approves Proposed Rule Aimed at Making Strollers Safer

To help prevent further deaths and injuries to young children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted to approve a notice of proposed rule making (NPR) to create a federal safety standard for strollers. The Commission voted unanimously (3-0) to approve publication of the

Toro Recalls Zero Turn Riding Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

Today the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of the Zero Turn Riding Mowers due to potential fire hazard. The idler pulley can rub against the mower’s fuel tank, posing a fire hazard. About 3,700 units were sold in the U.S. and 60

Surly Bikes Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard

This recall involves Surly Pugsley 100mm and 135mm bicycle forks made of tubular chromoly steel.  The bicycle fork can bend above the disc brake mount, posing a fall hazard to the rider. “Surly” is printed on both legs of the fork. “Pugsley” is printed on

Man Struck and Killed by MBTA Bus

Authorities say an 88-year-old man has died after being hit by a bus in Melrose. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority says the man was struck by an MBTA bus near the intersection of Franklin and Pratt Streets around 7 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken to

Williams-Sonoma Inc pays $987,500 civil penalty

Home goods retailer Williams-Sonoma Inc. has agreed to pay a $987,500 civil penalty to settle charges that it failed to immediately report a defect in Pottery Barn wooden hammock stands. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which made the announcement Monday, said Williams-Sonoma already was

LEM Products Distribution Recalls 5-Tray Food Dehydrators Due to Fire Hazard

Yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a second recall of 5-tray food dehydrators. The fan can fail, causing the unit to overheat and pose a fire hazard. About 14,600 units of this product were sold in the U.S. and 100 in Canada. This

BU Student Dies in Allston Fire

A Boston University student has died and 15 people were injured, including two other BU students, in an Allston fire early Sunday morning. University officials have identified the student as Binland Lee, a senior who was studying marine biology. Lee was set to graduate in