Britax Recalling 717K Strollers Over Fall Hazard

Britax Recalling 717K Strollers Over Fall Hazard

There are many experiences you do not want your baby to have while in the stroller, say, finger amputation, or falling out of the seat while it’s in motion. Britax has announced a recall of 717,000 strollers related to the latter risk, saying there’s a risk that a piece can break and cause infants to topple forward in their carriers. [More]

Restoration Hardware Recalls Metal Tables Over Reports Of Children With High Lead Blood Levels

Restoration Hardware Recalls Metal Tables Over Reports Of Children With High Lead Blood Levels

After receiving reports of children with elevated levels of lead in their blood, Restoration Hardware is recalling thousands of metal top dining tables. [More]

2,500 La-Z-Boy Chairs Recalled For Possible Shock Hazard

2,500 La-Z-Boy Chairs Recalled For Possible Shock Hazard

The last thing you want to experience while lounging in your big, comfy recliner is electric shock. Yet, that’s apparently a possibility for a few thousand La-Z-Boy recliners now being recalled.  [More]

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Patio Chairs Sold At Home Depot Recalled Because Porch Life Shouldn’t Be Dangerous

You know what’s nice? Sitting on your patio, porch, or deck in a nice, comfortable chair. Heck, if it allows you to swivel so you can turn to face whoever is talking to you, that’s nice too. But being unceremoniously dumped on the ground by your furniture is far from relaxing, which is why patio furniture sold only at Home Depot has been recalled. [More]

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CPSC: Risk of Fire Is Real, And We Really Need To Modernize The Standards For Lithium-Ion Batteries

You’re probably within the explosion radius of at least once device containing a rechargeable lithium-ion battery right now, maybe even holding it on your lap or close to your face. Elliot Kaye, chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, wants to make sure that all of the rechargeable devices in your life are safer and less likely to burst into flames than they are now. [More]

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HP Expands Lithium-Ion Battery Recall To Include 101,000 Additional Laptops

Seven months after HP recalled 41,000 laptops because the lithium-ion batteries could overheat, causing explosions and fires, the company is expanding the recall to cover 101,000 additional batteries in HP and Compaq computers.  [More]

Pricey Wearable Baby Monitors May Be Better At Giving Parents Anxiety Than Monitoring Babies

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Raising a baby can be pretty nerve-wracking, especially for first-time parents. Babies make weird sounds, do bizarre things, and can’t describe when something’s actually wrong. Meanwhile, it’s 2017 and our solution to basically every old problem is: “Have you tried throwing new technology at it?” [More]

Samsung Investigation Reveals New Details About Note7 Battery Failures

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Samsung says two different battery flaws were to blame for the fires that plagued its flagship Galaxy Note7 smartphone throughout the fall, leading to two separate recalls and, ultimately, the permanent withdrawal of the model from the market. The details are being released after an internal investigation, following weeks of speculation by reporters and analysts about what the company’s report would conclude. [More]

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Report: Battery Size Likely Led To Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Issues

There will be answers: Samsung is set to reveal Monday the findings of an investigation into why the recalled Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has the tendency to catch fire or explode, with the cause centered on the device’s battery.  [More]

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Man Says E-Cigarette Explosion Destroyed 7 Of His Teeth

A fiery explosion anywhere on your body will never feel good, but one Idaho man says he suffered what we can only imagine to be an intense pain when his e-cigarette exploded inside his mouth, obliterating seven of his teeth and leaving him with second-degree burns. [More]

Barnes & Noble Pulls Latest Nook Over Faulty Charger

Barnes & Noble Pulls Latest Nook Over Faulty Charger

Less than two months after Barnes & Noble launched its latest Nook tablet, the company has pulled the devices from physical and online stores after reports that the tablet’s charging adapter contains a flaw.  [More]

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Samsung Investigation Finds Battery Was Likely Main Cause Of Galaxy Note 7 Debacle

Five months after Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 debacle began, the tech company is preparing to put the whole exploding phone thing in the past, starting with an inquiry into why the devices unexpectedly caught fire or began to smoke.  [More]

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Toshiba Adds 83K Laptop Batteries To Recall Over Continued Overheating, Burn Hazards

Last March, Toshiba recalled the lithium-ion battery packs used in approximately 91,000 laptops that were found to overheat, posing burn and fire hazards to consumers. Now, the company is expanding the safety initiative, recalling an additional 83,000 units.  [More]

The 50 Most-Read Consumerist Stories Of 2016

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After what feels like a decade, 2016 is mercifully over, but before we can move forward into the brave new year it’s time to bring the recycling bin over toward our locker and purge the bulging Trapper Keeper we’ve been cramming stories into for the last 12 months. [More]

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Justice Department Calls For Rehearing On Constitutionality Of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

With only weeks to go before President-elect Trump could possibly replace the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with someone of his choosing, the U.S. Justice Department is asking a federal appeals court to rehear arguments in a case involving the constitutionality of the Bureau’s structure. [More]

IKEA To Pay $50M To Families Of 3 Toddlers Killed In Dresser Tip-Overs

IKEA To Pay $50M To Families Of 3 Toddlers Killed In Dresser Tip-Overs

Six months after IKEA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of more than 29 million topple-prone Malm dressers now linked to four deaths, the furniture maker has agreed to pay $50 million to three of the affected families. [More]

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Senator: Regulators Should Investigate E-Cigarette Explosions, Issue Recalls

Despite their popularity, e-cigarettes are a “ticking time bomb” that should be more closely investigated by federal regulators and recalled if necessary, according to New York Senator Chuck Schumer.  [More]

Settlements Allow Auto Dealers To Continue Selling Unrepaired Recalled Vehicles As “Safe”

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If you bought a used car from a dealership that proudly claims to put each vehicle through “125-point” or “172-point” inspections, you might assume that your vehicle is safe to drive and that it isn’t under recall for a potentially deadly defect. However, a number of big names in used cars — including CarMax and General Motors — have recently entered into settlements with federal regulators that could allow used car dealers to continue marketing their vehicles as safe even while they may have unrepaired defects. [More]