Is your dishwasher in danger of catching fire? Do the outdoor lighting fixtures on your home pose a shock hazard? Will the peanut butter in your pantry send you to the hospital? Every year in the United States, countless products ranging from power tools to plush toys are recalled by manufacturers. In the first half of 2010, major recalls included several million vehicles and 43 over-the-counter children’s medicines. In December 2009, virtually every Roman blind and roller shade on the market was recalled due to strangulation hazards posed by their cords.
To help consumers stay aware of unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies (the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Coast Guard and the Agriculture Department) have joined to create a one-stop online resource for U.S. government recalls. The website, www.recalls.gov, offers comprehensive listings of the latest recall information, as well as a search feature that enables consumers to look up recalls by product type. Visitors to the site may also sign up for a free e-mail notification service to receive new recalls and safety information electronically.
A few recent recalls include;
John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Due to Crash and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert) ( July 07, 2022) The wheel hubs were not manufactured to specifications and can fail, causing the tractor to lose braking and propulsion, posing crash and injury hazards.
Laars Heating Systems Company Recalls Residential Boilers Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard ( June 30, 2022) The blocked vent temperature switch (BVTS) can malfunction, which can cause the release of gases, including carbon monoxide (CO), into consumers’ homes, posing a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Children’s Nightgowns Recalled Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards and Burn Hazard; Imported by iMOONZZZ; Sold Exclusively at Amazon.com ( June 30, 2022) The children’s nightgowns fail to meet the flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children.
Natural Grocers® Issues Voluntary Recall on Organic Amaranth Grain Due to Potential Presence of Salmonella (Fri, 22 Jul 2022 19:34:00 EDT) Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets, Inc., a Lakewood, Colorado-based natural grocery retailer, is voluntarily recalling Natural Grocers® Brand 1-pound Organic Amaranth Grain due to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal
Voluntary Recall of Certain Over-the-Counter Products (Thu, 21 Jul 2022 00:00:00 EDT) Family Dollar is initiating a voluntary retail level product recall of certain products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that were stored and inadvertently shipped to certain stores on or around May 1, 2022, through June 10, 2022, due to product being stored outside of labeled infections