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Bed Rail Recall Issued After Reported Deaths

After the deaths of three women, the federal government is taking action regarding a safety hazard in the home.

05/20/2014

(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Leaf Blowers Recalled Over Laceration Hazard

Now that warmer weather has arrived, more people will be out doing yard work.

04/22/2014

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Rashes, Blisters Lead To Major Fitbit Recall

A recall has been announced on the popular FitBit wireless wristband activity tracker after thousands of complaints of itchy rashes, blisters, and burns.

03/13/2014

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200,000 Pacifiers Recalled Over Choking Hazard

Roughly 200,000 trendy pacifiers are being recalled due to a risk that a baby using one could choke.

01/30/2014

Chest Freezers Recalled Over Fire Hazard Concerns

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says 41,000 more freezers are being recalled, following a recall in 2010.

04/02/2013

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Consumer Reports Investigates Reports Of Self-Starting Microwaves

There’s a warning from Consumer Reports about microwave ovens that the magazine’s experts believe can turn on by themselves and start fires.

02/12/2013

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Record Number Of People Killed By Falling TVs And Furniture In 2011

New numbers show a record number of people were killed by falling televisions, furniture, and appliances in 2011.

KDKA-TV–12/13/2012

GE Washing Machine Recall

GE is recalling some popular front-loading washers.

10/03/2012

Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers Recall

There is a recall under way for Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewers because the coffee maker can unexpectedly open and shoot hot water on the user. For more details, click here to visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

08/30/2012

21,000 Gas Dryers Recalled Over Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 21,000 gas dryers due to a fire hazard.

08/21/2012

(Credit: KDKA)

How Safe Is Your Child’s Halloween Costume?

Halloween costumes must meet federal flammability standards, but it doesn’t mean they won’t burn. With the help of the Holiday Park Fire Department, KDKA-TV’s Susan Koeppen set several costumes on fire – all of them are currently on store shelves and were purchased from various retailers.

10/10/2011

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CPSC Offers Fireworks Safety Tips For July 4th Holiday

As the Fourth of July holiday gets closer, safety officials are issuing annual reminders on being careful when handling fireworks.

06/22/2011

(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission/CPSC.gov)

7 Million Tea Light Candles Recalled

More than seven million tea lights are under a voluntary recall because they could pose a fire hazard.

04/20/2011

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CPSC Advises Consumer Not To Use Water Walking Balls

The government is warning people not to use those giant see-through inflatable spheres known as water walking balls.

03/31/2011

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