Archive for the ‘Product Recalls’ Category

Top 5 Recalls by Incidents in March 2013

Top 5 Recalls by Incidents in March 2013

The top five recalls by incidents in March 2013 included two in the Sports Equipment category, two in the Home & Garden category and one in the Children’s category. 236 incidents of handles detaching from the weight pockets were reported in the Aqua Lung buoyancy compensators recall. LED light bulbs were recalled after 68 incidents [...]

Unusual Products Get Recalled, Too


Every once in a while, a recall is issued for a product that, at least one person on our team has never heard of before. These odd products spark interesting conversations around the office about those random tools in grandpa’s garage, or that crazy gadget in auntie’s kitchen, but at the end of the day, [...]

Top 5 Recalls by Highest Quoted Price in February 2013

Top 5 Recalls by Highest Price in February 2013

This month, the recalled items with the highest quoted price span several different categories, including Motors / Recreational Vehicles, Sports Equipment and Home & Garden. The most expensive were John Deere Gator utility vehicles, costing between $12,900 and $15,500. Next were Ski-Doo snowmobiles with a price tag of $8,000 – $12,000. Club Car golf and [...]

The Biggest, Most Dangerous and Most Talked About Recalls of 2012


The new year is well under way, and we spent the first month of 2013 analyzing last year’s product recall data. Below are some summary statistics along with links to several Top 10 lists we think you will find quite interesting. Each list has a Top 5 image board for you to share on pinterest [...]

Cheap Products Aren’t the Only Ones that Get Recalled


Consumers may hear a lot about the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalling inexpensive products like toys and toasters, but did you know that the CPSC is in charge of many high ticket items as well?  Everything from designer clothing and recreational vehicles to building supplies and security systems falls under the CPSC’s jurisdiction.  We were curious [...]

Top 5 Recalls by Units Involved in January 2013

Top 5 Recalls by Units in January 2013

This month, the largest recall surpassed 2 million units. With 2,300,000 units involved,  Triaminic and Theraflu syrups, pulled from shelves due to faulty child-proof caps, will likely remain one of the largest recalls in 2013. The next largest recall in terms of units was for Royal Prestige cookware, pots and pans, deeming 1,700,000 units unsafe. At [...]

2012 Recalls Cause Severe Injury and Death


Many times, defective products with a safety hazard are recalled before anyone is seriously hurt. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. At least 89 injuries requiring medical attention and 9 deaths, 8 of them children, were reported with 2012 CPSC recalls. The ten recalls with the highest number of serious injuries and deaths reported [...]

Making Coffee Proves Hazardous in 2012


In this Top 10 list, we reveal the recalls reporting the highest number of injuries at the time of recall. They include minor injuries such as bumps and bruises to more severe injuries such as cuts and skull fractures. Interestingly, three of the top five CPSC recalls by number of injuries reported were for coffee [...]

Nearly 9,000 Incidents Reported Before Recall in 2012


In 2012, an average of 28 incidents of product failure were reported before items were recalled.  About 100 recalls had zero incidents reported, while at least 25 recalls reported 50 or more.  Here are the five CPSC recalls with the most incidents of product failure reported at the time of recall.   Top 10 CPSC [...]

The Biggest Recalls of 2012: Chances Are Good You Own One


With 59 Million individual products recalled by the CPSC in 2012, there is a good chance you own at least one. Below are the Top 10 biggest recalls by number of units involved, and to the left is a handy image of the Top 5 that you can share  on social networks to remind others [...]

Toys, Tools and Furniture – December Recalls Ran the Gamut


Toys, Tools and Furniture – December Recalls Ran the Gamut Three Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls topped 100,000 units in December making them, statistically, the ones most likely to be in your home.  They include the Colorful Heats Teddy sold by Build-A-Bear Workshop, recalled for eyes that pose a choking hazard; Circo-brand children’s travel [...]

In the Wake of Sandy, Several Generators Recalled in November


The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced 32 recalls in November.  This is significantly higher than the number of recalls issued in November of last year (20).  Of the 32 recalls issued this November, nine (28%) were for home and garden products and eight (25%) were for children’s products. The remaining CPSC recalls were spread [...]

High Chairs, Bassinests, Washing Machines and More in October


The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced 22 recalls in October. This is comparable to the number of recalls issued in October of last year (20). Of the 22 recalls issued this October, five (23%) were for sports & fitness products, while nine (41%) were for children’s products. The remaining CPSC recalls were spread across [...]

September CPSC Recalls, the Fewest Issued in Three Years


The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced 14 recalls in September. This is much lower than the number of recalls we typically see in the month of September, which is the last month in the CPSC’s fiscal year and has averaged 26 recalls over the past five years. In fact, the CPSC issued fewer recalls [...]

Wide Variety of Recalls in August


The CPSC announced 35 recalls in August, including 2 expanded recalls.  This is almost double the number of recalls that were issued in August of last year (18).  Of the 35 recalls issued this August, 10 (29%) were for products in the Home & Garden category while nine (26%) were for children’s products.  The remaining [...]