About 21,000 gas dryers have been recalled by LG Electronics and Sears due to fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why it's being recalled: The gas valve in the recalled dryers can fail to shut off properly, continuing to heat the dryer and its contents after the drying cycle is complete. High temperatures inside and on the exterior surface of the dryers can scorch the drum, as well as burn or damage the dryer contents, posing a risk of burn, fire and smoke inhalation.
Description: The recall involves LG Electronics and Sears' Kenmore Elite brand gas...
A year after a deadly epidemic of bacteria in tainted cantaloupes killed at least 15 people, consumers are again doubting the safety of the summer melons.
A salmonella outbreak blamed on cantaloupes grown in Indiana has killed two people and sickened some 141 people in the past month, health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Friday.
The outbreak, which began in early July, has struck consumers in Indiana, Kentucky and Minnesota. Officials are urging people to throw away cantaloupes bought recently from those areas.
Agricultural experts say the...
About 89,500 Animal Snap Bracelets have been recalled by Toysmith because of laceration hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why it's being recalled: The metal snap band can wear through the fabric covering resulting in exposing sharp edges and posing a laceration hazard.
Description: This recall includes Animal Snap Bracelets in assorted metallic fabrics with animal figures, including: Seahorse, Frog, Snake, Starfish, Crab, Lizard, Dolphin and Fish. Manufacturing date codes between 07/11 and 01/12 are printed on a sewn-in label found on the inside of the...
Approximately 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats have been recalled because they present a falling risk to infants when they are placed on raised surfaces, which can result in injuries as severe as skull fractures, according to the CPSC.
The recall comes nine months after the government took the unusual step of issuing a warning to those using the product that infants were suffering serious injuries after falling out.
So far, the company is aware of at least 50 incidents in which babies fell from a Bumbo seat while it was being used on a raised surface. Nineteen of those incidents included reports...
Highline Mushrooms, a farm in Leamington, Ontario, has recalled certain brands of their sliced white mushrooms because of possible Listeria contamination.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is overseeing the recall and has issued a Listeria health hazard alert.
The affected brands are Highline Mushrooms and Compliments sliced white mushrooms, sold in 227 gram containers bearing a lot code: L4100805 and a best before date of 12AU15.
According to the CFIA website, the mushrooms were distributed in Ontario and may have been distributed in other provinces. No illnesses have been reported...
About 1.3 million GE and Hotpoint dishwashers are being recalled after a series of fires, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why it's being recalled: The dishwashers are being recalled because of an electrical failure in the heating element that can pose a fire hazard. So far, GE has received 15 reports of dishwasher heating element failures, including seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage.
Description: The recall involves GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint brand dishwashers. They were sold in black, white, bisque...
About 52,000 Green Toys™ Mini Vehicles have been recalled because they pose a potential choking hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Why it's being recalled: The wheels and hubcaps on the toy cars can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: This recall involves Green Toys™ Mini Vehicles. All cars are made of plastic and available in yellow, green, red, white and blue. Model names and numbers for the seven recalled vehicles or sets are listed in the table below. For Mini Vehicle (MVHA - 1014) and Fastback (MVFA-1022) sets the model...
About 223,000 strollers have been recalled by Peg Perego because children can become trapped and strangled between trays on them. One death has already been reported.
Why it's being recalled: The company said entrapment and strangulation can take place, particularly among those younger than a year old, when the child is not harnessed into the stroller. If unharnessed, children can pass through the opening between the tray and the seat bottom and the child’s neck and head can become trapped by the tray. A six-month-old boy from Tarzana, Calif. died of strangulation in a stroller in 2004,...