Archive for the ‘Recall News & Notes’ Category

Unusual Products Get Recalled, Too

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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, [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]

2012 Recalls Cause Severe Injury and Death

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

Crib Recalls FAQs, Crib Recall List

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New safety standards for cribs went into effect on June 28, 2011. In addition to a ban on the traditional drop-side, there are new requirements for stronger slats, hardware and mattress supports, as well as new rules for more rigorous testing.  We previously wrote about what to do if you own a drop-side crib that [...]

Protecting Yourself from Recalled Products – How Much Risk Can You Bear?

What to do to protect against recalled products, from lowest risk to highest.

Thousands of consumer products, accounting for hundreds-of-millions of items, are recalled each year for safety hazards that put their owners at increased risk of injury or death. Over the past five years alone, we have seen more than 150 million children’s items, 110 million household goods and 9 million pieces of sporting equipment recalled by [...]

My drop-side crib has NOT been recalled. Is it safe?

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07/11/2011 Editor’s Note: This post was written in response to questions specifically regarding drop-sides. However, the CPSC has asked that we add a note to emphasize that the new standards, which went into effect on June 28, 2011, cover several improved safety features, beyond just the ban on traditional drop-sides. The new standards also include [...]

How Many Pacifier Recalls?

How Many Pacifier Recalls?

There have been relatively few pacifiers recalled over the past several years, approximately 21 since 2003. While that may seem like a lot, considering the pacifiers’ frequency of use and intimate contact with the youngest of babies, along with the fact that there have been more than 1,100 recalls of children’s products over the same [...]

A New Era for Product Recalls. Or is it?

A New Era for Product Recalls. Or is it?

When the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) was passed in 2008, we predicted that the more stringent safety requirements would result in a higher number of product recalls. Were we wrong? Consumer product recalls in the United States have steadily increased over the past twelve years with nearly 400 recalls announced in 2010 versus [...]

Help Keep Your Friends Safe

Help Keep Your Friends Safe

It is now a whole lot easier to help keep your friends and family safe. If you see a recalled product on the WeMakeItSafer site that you think someone you know might own, simply click on it to view the detailed product information page. There, you will find two buttons that make sharing on facebook [...]

Recalled Product IMAGE Widgets

Recalled Product IMAGE Widgets

It has been on our “to do” list for quite some time, so we are especially pleased to announce that we have completed several new widgets that anyone can easily grab and use for free.  Each widget displays the latest CPSC recalls, including images! Because consumers are far more likely to recognize something they own [...]

Find the Latest Product Recalls in the Sidebar

Find the Latest Product Recalls in the Sidebar

We have added images of products recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to our News & Blog page.  Just scroll down and you’ll find them in the right sidebar under “Latest Product Recalls.”  Click any image to learn more about the recall. Recalled products are updated daily. If you would like to receive [...]