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Ace Bayou recalls more than two million various bean bag chairs after two children die of suffocation

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Following the tragic deaths of two children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Ace Bayou Corp. are now recalling more than two million bean bag chairs in the United States. According to the recall notice, the bean bag chairs’ zippers could be opened by children who could then climb into bean bag and potentially become trapped, then suffocated or choked on the foam beads within the bean bag. If the bean bags are non-refillable, the standard requires the chair to be closed and zippers permanently disabled. The recalled bean bag chairs feature two zippers that can be unzipped and ... Read More

Federal court holds Chinese drywall companies in contempt for ignoring U.S. litigation


China’s state-owned drywall manufacturers have abandoned litigation in the U.S. involving thousands of American homeowners who sued the companies over allegedly toxic and corrosive drywall they claim has damaged their homes and their health. In addition to not responding to the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in a Louisiana federal court, Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd. and other gypsum manufacturers owned by the Chinese government’s Assets Supervision and Administration Commission ignored a $2.7 million default judgment against them in 2010. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon held Taishan in civil and criminal contempt on July 17 for its refusal to appear in court to ... Read More

Approximately 4,000 Glass Beverage Dispensers recalled by Publix after injury reported

Recall - glass beverage dispenser Publix

The popular grocery chain Publix, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall of nearly 4,000 Glass Beverage Dispensers. An injury hazard is presented by the flawed dispensers due to the metal stand supporting the glass dispenser, which is easily breakable. The glass beverage dispensers feature a clear glass ovoid-shaped container along with a clear glass lid, a wire three-legged metal stand and a silver spigot. Each glass container can hold up to 1.7 gallons of liquid and is about 13.5 inches high. Both the item number, 962826 FEB44496-01-113, and barcode number, 11546-34437, can be ... Read More

Nearly 1.4 million Gibson Leather Task Chairs recalled by Office Depot after reports of breakage

Recall - desk chair

Office Depot®, the popular office supply company in the United States, has announced an extraordinary recall of about 1.4 million Gibson Leather Task Chairs. According to the company, the chairs have a fragile mounting plate weld, which may break and separate from the base of the chair during use. If the mounting plate breaks or separates, the consumer is at risk of falling unexpectedly. The recalled office chairs are black, armless and adjustable with a black base and five wheels. The SKU number of the affected chairs is 105479 while the registration numbers are PA 27248 (CN), PA 25498 (CN), ... Read More

Avon recalls more than 475,000 Ergonomic Eyelash Curlers due to eye injury hazard

Recall - eyelash curler

Avon, the fifth-largest beauty company in the world, announced a recall of more than 475,000 Ergonomic Eyelash Curlers in the U.S. and in excess of 40,000 in Canada. A metal pin is exposed if the recalled eyelash curler breaks, which poses an eye injury hazard to its consumers. The recalled Avon Ergonomic Eyelash Curlers are silver with black ergonomic finger grips. The silver upper lash curling bar has the word “Avon” engraved on it. The product’s box features the curler’s model number, F3093441. Before the recall’s announcement, Avon received 24 reports of the recalled eyelash curler breaking. The spring broke ... Read More

Marlboro 3-in-1 flashlights recalled by AGDC due to explosions, ignitions posing burn and injury hazard

Recall - flashlight

Roughly 365,000 units of a 3-in-1 flashlight, compass and match holder were recalled by Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC). The products were originally distributed as a promotional item for Marlboro brand cigarettes; however, the matches inside the match holder can ignite unexpectedly when they come in contact with the striker beneath the compass cap. If this were to occur, it would pose both a burn and injury hazard to consumers. The bronze-colored 3-in-1 flashlight measures 4.5 inches long and 1 inch in diameter with five LED lights. Approximately 20 matches are stored within the flashlight’s storage compartment. The end cap also ... Read More

Iconic Grumpy Cat plush toys recalled by Ganz due to choking hazard

Recall - grumpy cat plush toy

Grumpy Cat, the popular internet icon that rose to fame in 2013, has three styles of stuffed animal toys currently under recall. Ganz, the company responsible for manufacturing the toys, is issuing the recall because of the plush’s eyes which may become detached, posing a choking hazard to young children. The three styles of Grumpy Cat plush being recalled include an 8-inch Grumpy Cat in laying position, a 5-inch long Grumpy Cat sitting and a 4-inch Grumpy Cat key chain.  Each toy is multi-colored with the colors white, dark brown, light brown and gray fur material. Grumpy Cat’s eyes are ... Read More

More than 12,000 Coleman Runestone Style Children’s Shoes recalled by Eastman Footwear

Recall - childrens shoes

Eastman Footwear, a shoe company based in New York, has announced a recall of more than 12,000 Coleman Runestone Style Children’s Shoes. The recalled shoes contain metal rivets surrounding the shoestring holes, which can have very sharp edges, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. Featuring the “Coleman” logo name and lantern graphic in green on the tongue of the shoes, the Runestone children’s shoes come in only one color, black, with gray mesh fabric panels on the side of the shoe. The shoes also contain black shoestrings that are threaded through green fabric tabs on the top of the shoe. ... Read More

Recall expanded to include previously repaired LEM Products 5-Tray dehydrators due to shock risk

Recall - food dehydrator

LEM Products, a meat processing equipment and supplies company based out of Ohio, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has announced a recall expansion of about 3,000 5-tray dehydrators with digital timers. These dehydrators pose a shock risk to consumers due to the damaged wiring within the equipment. If this wiring comes into contact with a metal bracket inside the machine, an unanticipated shock can occur, potentially harming both consumers and nearby property. The same products were recalled previously in May of 2013 for a fire hazard risk. Made of plastic and metal, the gray recalled 5-tray ... Read More

“100 Musical Lights” sets by Pepe Ganga recalled due to fire and shock hazards

Recall - Christmas lights

A recall of nearly 500 “100 Musical Lights” sets by Pepe Ganga Corp. has been announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). CPSC warns consumers that light string can overheat and catch fire, posing both a fire and shock hazard to consumers. The 100-bulb musical Christmas multi-colored lights twinkle as eight Christmas carols play electronically. The model number, which is 31411, is located on the back of the package along the bottom right side of the UPC label. Printed along the front of the white cardboard packaging are the words “100 Musical Lights.” A label affixed to the light ... Read More