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Amber Wheat

JAKKS Pacific Aromatherapy Kits Stressed Out

Aroma therapy has always been a way to relax after a long hard day. JAKKS offers several different kits aimed at teaching kids how to mix up their own scents and bath oils. Usually a fun activity…

Amber Wheat

Yo-Yo Rides Recalled by Chance Rides Manufacturing

Amusement park rides are meant to give patrons a thrill, but this ride goes a bit too far. With defective and dangerous parts, the Yo-Yo ride made by Chance Rides Manufacturing was involved in two…

Amber Wheat

CPSC Updates With a Wide Range of Recalled Products

The newest recalls involve SmartSpace chairs from JoAnne’s, coolers by Igloo Products, TV stands by Studio RTA, PowerWing Scooter and four-wheeled ride ons from Razor USA, and, of course, another…

Amber Wheat

Harry Potter Bookends Have Too Much Lead

The federal paint standard has taken quite a few hits in the last few years. With outsourcing of manufacturing and lax supervision of plants in other countries, many large corporations have had to…

Amber Wheat

Wood Abacus by LTD Commodities Recalled

Preschoolers are in danger when the wooden parts detach from the activity center. Parents and teachers should take the abacus away from their kids immediately. Contact the company to receive a…

Amber Wheat

Mothers Avoiding Plastic Bottles Have New Problem

If you bought your kids a metal water bottle from Potterybarn Kids, it may be apart of the newest recall from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. I know many parents have chosen to use…

Amber Wheat

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Updates

The new products on the September 2008 recall list include an Aqua Lung scuba regulator and adapter, Protocol remote controlled helicopter toys, J.C Penny rugs, PB Heat gas boilers. If you have any…

Jenny Albano

Portable Air Compressors Recalled Due to Fire and Electrical Hazards

Advance Stores Co., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 64,000 Strike Force Portable Air Compressors due to fire and electrical hazards.The compressor’s motor can overheat and ignite the protective cover, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Also, the cover might not prevent internal components from being touched, which poses an electrical shock hazard. The firm has received four…

Jenny Albano

Sailing (U.S.) International Corp. Recalls Flashing Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard

Sailing (U.S.) International Corp., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 8,000 Flashing Pacifiers or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifiers with Whistle Necklaces because the nipple can detach from the base, which can pose a choking hazard for children.The recalled pacifier necklace has a 28-inch multicolored cord with a 3- inch plastic pacifier that comes in assorted colors. A hole at the tip of…

Jenny Albano

FDA Examines Lipsticks for Lead

The FDA is investigating claims that certain lipsticks contain lead. Officials from the agency stated that similar claims in the past have not been confirmed.The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics said that a third of the 33 red lipsticks examined by an independent lab contained a level of lead exceeding 0.1 parts per million — which is the FDA’s limit for lead in candy. The FDA does not set a limit…