Archive for the ‘Recalls in Review’ 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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Toys, Tools and Furniture – December Recalls Ran the Gamut

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 [...]

More Than a Million Children’s Products Recalled in July, Many of them Baby Gear

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The CPSC announced 21 recalls in July, including an expansion of a previously recalled product.  Of the 21 recalls issued, ten (48%) were for children’s products.  The other recalls this month were scattered across various categories, including 6 (29%) from the Home & Garden category. There were four children’s recalls involving over 100,000 units in [...]

Children’s Sleepwear and Household Goods Top June Recalls

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The CPSC announced 24 recalls in June, of which, five (21%) were children’s products. Almost half (46%) were for Home & Garden products, and the rest were a mix of Sports & Recreation products as well as hardware, tools and building supply products. Three of the five children’s product recalls were for sleepwear that failed [...]

Children’s Product Recalls Higher in May

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The CPSC announced 30 recalls in May, five more than this time last year (25).  Of the recalls issued, 14 or 47%, were children’s products.  This is slightly higher than the overall average for children’s products, which is 43%.  Most of the remaining recalls were for products in the Home & Garden (8) and Sporting [...]

The Most Significant Recalls in April, Not Children’s Products

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The CPSC announced 23 recalls in April, including one expansion of a previously recalled Lenovo computer.  This is comparable to the number of recalls at this time last year (24) but lower than the historical average for April (31). Of the 23 recalls issued in April 2012, only six, or 24%, were children’s products. By contrast, [...]

Deja vu for Several Recalled Products – March Recalls in Review

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced 17 new product recalls during March, about half as many as we typically see in the month of March, which has averaged 36 recalls over the past five years.  Five of the recalls last month were for children’s products. Two of the products recalled in March topped 100,000 [...]