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Blog Posts in January, 2008

  • Latest Magnetic Building Kit Recall Is A Reminder That Swallowing Magnets Can Cause Serious Injuries

    Battat Inc. is recalling 125,000 of its Battat Magnabild Magnetic Building Systems following 16 reported incidents of small magnets falling out of some of the building pieces. Consumers are being asked to take the building kits away from children immediately. No injuries have been reported in connection to this recall so far, but the danger that small magnets can pose to children who accidentally ...
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  • Fire Safety Concerns Lead to Recalls of More Than 185,000 Decorative Candles

    Three companies that manufacture decorative candles have issued voluntary recalls due to fears that their candles pose a fire hazard to users. Just this week, Nordstrom recalled 2,500 Taper and Votive Candles due to concerns that the exterior coating on the candle could easily ignite. Flames or smoke coming from the candle itself was reported in four incidents. The recall affects Nordstrom’s “At ...
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  • Collecting Preserving Evidence, Notes Records in your Product Defect Claim.

    Protecting the defective automotive, electronic, or toy product is essential to a successful case. Preserving all of the product pieces, exercising proper care and storage in your electrocution, magnetic toy or toxic lead paint ingestion toy claims as well as guarding the wreckage to your automotive stability, roof crush or crashworthiness claims, will create the best possible outcomes during the ...
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  • BabyTown Pacifiers Is Latest Choking Hazard Recall

    Last week, Shims Bargain Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of 45,000 “BabyTown” Pacifiers due to choking hazard concerns. The concerns stem from a number of issues. The pacifier is small enough in size that it can easily enter an infant’s mouth. The ventilation holes are too small and not positioned in a way that the pacifier can be easily removed ...
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  • More Toys Recalled Over Excessive Levels of Lead

    It is only the middle of January and already four products have been recalled due to excessive levels of lead. On Tuesday, A.A. of America Inc. recalled 5,400 Toy Wrestler Figures because the product’s surface paint had levels of lead that violated the U.S.’s federal lead paint standard. Similar concerns were the reason for the recalls last week by Kash N’ Gold Ltd. of 60,000 Tinker Bell Novelty ...
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  • Kids and Cars - Its Time to Ensure Child Safety

    As parents ourselves, we have focused a lot of our energies on child safety. Nothing breaks our hearts more than learning of a serious injury or death to a child that could and should have been avoided. So it warms our heart to see progress made by other organizations working hard to prevent avoidable child injuries. One of these is “Kids and Cars.” Check out their website, www.kidsandcars.org . ...
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  • Honda and KYMCO Recall ATVs to Prevent Injuries

    All-terrain vehicles made the news headlines again after recent recalls by Honda and KYMCO. On Wednesday, American Honda Motor Company recalled 40,000 2007 TRX 500 ATV’s, also known as Honda Foremans and Foreman Rubicons, because of concerns that problems with the throttle lever could lead to serious injuries or death for riders. The recall comes just one week after KYMCO recalled 1,350 of its MXU ...
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  • Auto Recall Numbers Rose in 2007

    More than 14.2 million motor vehicles were recalled in 2007. This figure is 25% higher than the 11.2 million vehicles that were called back in 2006. However, this latest figure is still significantly lower than the 30.8 million motor vehicles that were recalled in 2004. Final numbers for this year will be released later this month. Major auto recalls last year included 2007 models, as well as ...
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