Below is a list of consumer products that were recently recalled. While meant to be informative, please keep in mind that the list is not exhaustive. If you suspect that your consumer product may have been the subject of a recall, contact the store of purchase or manufacturer for more information. If a product has been malfunctioning, it is usually well advised to stop using the product and contact the manufacturer.
The following consumer products have recently been recalled:
- PUMA USA V-Konstruct Training Jackets with Pockets were recently recalled due the waist drawstrings posing a potential entanglement hazard. This recall has to do with the new federal standard for drawstrings in children's clothing. The affected jackets were sold at various clothing retailers nationwide. So far no injuries have been recalled.
- Sakar International Digital Concepts Compact Travel Chargers were recently recalled, because the plastic holding the screws can break, causing the screws to come loose and the casing to separate. This can expose energized components, posing the potential risk of electrocution or electric shock. The chargers were sold at Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers and RadioShack. So far, no incidents have been reported.
- "Me Jane" and "B-Hip Kids by Me Jane" girls' jackets with faux fur trim were also recently recalled due to drawstrings at the waist that can pose a potential entanglement hazard. The affected jackets were sold in Ross stores. So far no incidents have been reported.
- One World Technology STOK Gas Grills were recently recalled because the regulator on the grill can leak propane gas, which can ignite, posing a potential fire and burn hazard to consumers. The grills were sold at Home Depot stores nationwide, and Direct Tools Factory Outlet Stores in Canada. There have been at least 569 reports of propane leaking, but thankfully no injuries have been reported so far.
Also with the weather heating up, please be sure to read this article regarding inflatable pool safety. According to the CPSC, "CPSC has received an average of 35 reports of deaths of children under the age of 5 in portable pools each year. These pools account for 11 percent of all pool drownings for children that age. You can prevent these deaths."
You can learn about additional consumer recalls at the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website, here.
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