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Deadly Bassinets Result in Two Deaths

Simplicity Bassinets have been implicated in the death of two children, which has resulted in the removal of over 900,000 products. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that six…

Jeff Rasansky

Cribs Recalled After Four Children Are Trapped

A recall has been issued for about 320,000 cribs, after four children became trapped. Apparently the wooden slats on the crib’s frames can break and children can get trapped in the remaining gap….

Jeff Rasansky

Polaris To Expand Recall of ATVs

Polaris Industries will be expanding its recall of
all-terrain vehicles. Apparently, some of these vehicles have defective control
modules that can overheat and cause fire and burn hazards to…

Jeff Rasansky

U-Haul Emergency Brake Fails – Runs Over Man

Talmadge Waldrip did not think helping his daughter move would land him in the hospital for 10 months with a crushed pelvis, ruptured bladder and fractured vertebrae in his neck. But when the fully…

RLF Staff

North Texas Toy-Maker Recalls Rock 'N Ride Rocker

A Southlake toy-maker just announced the recall of about 122,000 units of Rock ‘N Ride plush rockers because the product could potentially injure young children. The company has received 35 reports of the rocker tipping over, with 10 such incidents resulting in injuries like bumps, bruised and lacerations. The culprint? A faulty plastic base that could make the rockers unstable.The eight…

RLF Staff

Icy Hot Recall Due to Third Degree Burns

Chattem, Inc., manufacturer of Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, has recalled its Icy Hot Heat Therapy products, including consumer “samples” that were included on a limited promotional basis in cartons of its 3 oz Aspercreme product. The products were recalled because of consumer reports of first, second and third degree burns as well as skin irritation. All lots and sizes of the following Icy Hot…

RLF Staff

Toxic Chemical Used to Make Baby Formula Cans Under Review

Bisphenol-A is a toxic chemical used in the manufacturing process of baby formula cans. House Democrats are investigating whether bisphenol-A–known as BPA– poses a risk to infants. BPA is a chemical used in polycarbonate plastic products, including baby bottles and metal can coatings, intended to protect the food inside from the metal in the can. According to the FDA BPA is legal and safe. …

RLF Staff

E. coli Contaminated Beef Stolen in Dallas Area

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert for nearly 15,000 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli, produced by Texas American Food Service Corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas.Local officials have received reports of someone who has attempted to sell ground beef to local businesses. The Texas…

RLF Staff

E. Coli Tainted Beef Spurs Class I Recall

Over 13 thousand pounds of steak and ground beef have been recalled due to another E.coli risk. Mark’s Quality Meats, Inc. is recalling beef products because they may contain the E. coli O157:H7 virus. This is a Class I recall meaning there is a reasonable chance of serious injury illness or death. The recalled products were produced between Dec 20 and 26th and were distributed to restaurants,…

RLF Staff

Tot Tower Block Recall Due to Choking Hazard

Tot Tower blocks were recalled by the eeBoo Corporation due to a choking hazard. The plastic cover could cause a choking risk if it comes off the blocks. About 170,000 sets have been recalled. The Tot Tower toys come in 10-block sets. The Tot Tower blocks have been sold at specialty and gift shops across the U.S. from January 2003 through September 2007 and sell for about $20.Parents should…