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Girl, four, dies in fire — recharging hoverboard the likely cause

Harrisburg - A four-year-old girl is dead and others in the home were injured after a fire blamed on a recharging hoverboard broke out. Hoverboards had previously been found to constitute fire risks. A firefighter also lost his life while responding to the scene.

Over 500T hoverboards recalled in U.S. over battery fire risks

The United States government has recalled more than half a million hoverboards following incidents in which they erupted in flames, burning riders and damaging property.

400,000+ Baby Einstein toys recalled after 61 injuries reported

The company that sells Baby Einstein, a popular brand of children's products, has initiated a recall on one of its toys. The Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper has been recalled after dozens of children have been injured.

Target recalls 560,000 sets of children's pajamas

Target Corp. has announced a massive recall of children's pajamas because the items failed to meet U.S. federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear. An announcement was issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Children's pajama sets recalled due to flammability concerns

Hundreds of thousands of children's pajama sets were recalled in the U.S. due to the clothing not meeting federal standards for flammability. Three separate companies were involved in the recall.

CPSC issues 'Daylight Savings Time' reminder for smoke detectors

Washington - When you change your clocks this weekend, remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms too. The CPSC urges consumers to make a habit of replacing smoke and CO alarm batteries when the time changes

Feds Recommend Gutting Homes Made With Tainted Chinese Drywall

New guidelines released by the U.S. CPSC recommend gutting thousands of home tainted by corrosive, potentially unhealthy Chinese drywall. Some samples of the drywall emit 100 times as much hydrogen sulfide as drywall made elsewhere

Largest crib recall in history affects Canada, U.S.

The head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission conceded Tuesday the agency "hasn't been acting as quickly as it should" on crib safety problems.

CPSC using social media for safety advisories

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is launching “CPSC 2.0,” their social networking initiative. The site is designed to better inform the public about food safety issues.

Child 's strangulation death: hooded sweatshirt withdrawn by CPSC

After a three-year-old Fresno, California boy died due to strangulation, when he became entangled at a playground with the drawstring of his hooded sweatshirt, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 300,000 of the "Kid" hoodies.

Handmade toy alliance still demands urgent action on CPSIA

Despite a reprieve, Handmade Toy Alliance president Dan Marshall warned that urgent action was still needed by Congress to amend the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act requiring lead-testing of children's products. It becomes effective Feb. 10 2009.

One-year relief for lead-testing of child products by CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a news release today that it had voted unanimously to issue a one year stay of enforcement for specific testing requirements for manufacturers and importers of products for children.

Chinese baby garments banned due to choking hazard

After an earlier recall of 6,200 such garments, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 16,000 more Taggies Sleep'n Play Infant Garments. The snaps on the garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

56,540 Taiwanese-made cribs recalled by CPSC

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Jardine Cribs announced a voluntary recall of 56,450 units of three different models of wooden cribs costing between $220 and $330 each. The children can break the slats, posing strangulation hazards.

Toy Safety ABC's Of This Holiday Season

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has released a toy safety guideline to help consumers make smart choices while they shop for those perfect gifts for children. (A) awareness, and knowing the (B) benefits, for (C) consumers.

CPSC Chief May Suffer Recall Even If Toys Do Not

In a previous story about concerns that potentially dangerous Halloween toys wouldn't be properly recalled, it appeared that the Consumer Product Safety Commission lacked resources to serve the public effectively. Apparently, there's more to the story...
 

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A baby can strangle in the “V” shape when the top portion of the drop side detaches
A baby can strangle in the “V” shape when the top portion of the drop side detaches
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The Big Fireworks  Big Sword  firework device is being recalled immediately due to the device unexpe...
The Big Fireworks 'Big Sword' firework device is being recalled immediately due to the device unexpectedly exploding while in use.
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A baby can strangle in the “V” shape when the top portion of the drop side detaches
A baby can strangle in the “V” shape when the top portion of the drop side detaches
Consumer Product Safety Commission
A hoverboard that ignited and burned
A hoverboard that ignited and burned
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