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Hospital, home ventilators recalled due to manufacturing defect

Respironics Trilogy 100 ventilators, used to provide breathing support for infants and adults, is being recalled because of a defect that can cause the machine to stop working. This recall is listed as a Class 1, which is the most serious type of recall issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and involves situations in which there is a reasonable probability that use of these products will cause serious injury or death. ... Read More

Child bicycle trailers, conversion kits recalled for injury hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Thule Child Transport Systems, Ltd., dba Chariot Carriers, has announced a recall of Chariot bicycle trailers and bicycle trailer conversion kits, used to carry children. The bicycle trailer's hitch mechanisms can crack and break, causing the trailer to detach from the bicycle. This poses the risk of injury to children riding in the bicycle trailer. ... Read More

Carruth tea light candles recalled due to fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with DD Traders Inc., dba Demdaco of Leawood, Kansas, has announced the recall of tea lights included in Carruth Candleholder Collection sets. The tea light can burn with excessive flame height, posing a fire hazard to consumers. The manufacturer has a report of one fire resulting from this product, which caused minor property damage. There have been no reports of injury. ... Read More

Bicycle helmets recalled due to risk of head injury

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Triple Eight Distribution, Inc., has announced a voluntary recall of bicycle helmets for children and youth. Product testing demonstrated the helmets do not comply with CPSC safety standards for impact resistance, which could result in impact head injuries in a fall. ... Read More