Monthly Archives: December 2012

Product Recalls: Toddler Blue Jeans & Kerosene

140,000 Infant, Toddler Bluejeans Recalled
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Meijer Distribution Inc. has issued a recall of more than 140,000 infant and toddler-sized blue jeans due to a choking hazard. The company said the snap on the front of the jeans can come loose and fall off, posing a choking hazard to young children. There have been no injuries reported in association with the recalled products.
Wire Report, The Washington Post 12/27/2012   
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Kerosene Recalled in Northeast
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions has issued a recall of all kerosene sold to distributors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey due to a low ignition temperature. The company said that, if used, the kerosene could cause fires in space heaters and other equipment. The product was sold between December 10 and December 18.
Staff Report, PR Newswire 12/20/2012   
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Product Recalls for this Week

FDA issues infusion pump recall over stalled motors. MedPage Today (12/27, Petrochko) reports that the FDA “has issued a class I recall of two infusion pumps citing motor failure when used with drugs not specifically approved for them.” The two models of pumps are the “SynchroMed II Implantable and SynchroMed EL Implantable infusion pumps,” whichContinue Reading

Being Irresistible Is Legal Basis for Firing

  In a case of first impression the Iowa Supreme Court rules this week that if you are so attractive that you are irresistible , something I personally don't have to worry about, it may be adequate grounds for your dismissal as the story below describes. The court seems to suggest that provocative work clothingContinue Reading

This week’s product recalls

GM Recalls 145,000 Mid-Sized Trucks General Motors has issued a recall of 145,000 pickup trucks after it was discovered that the vehicle hoods can fly open unexpectedly while driving. The recall covers Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks, model years 2010 through 2012. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said some of the trucksContinue Reading

Recalls and product safety

Water-absorbing toys recalled over safety risks to children. CNN (12/18, Barnett) reported on its website that “a toy that absorbs water and can expand to 400 times its original size has been voluntarily recalled after a report that a baby ingested one and needed surgery to remove it, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday.”Continue Reading

Consumer Reports Publishes Product Recalls

  Ford to recall 2013 Escape, Fusion models to address engine fire risk, drivers advised to park Ford has issued a voluntary safety recall of 2013 Escape SUV and Fusion sedans equipped with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine over concerns they can overheat, creating a fire risk. [READ MORE ABOUT THE RECALL] Details about recalls ofContinue Reading

The latest product safety news

Nestle faces lawsuit over bottled “spring water” source. USA Today (12/14, McCoy, 1.71M) reports that Chicago Faucet Shoppe alleges in a “complaint filed Oct. 10 in Illinois federal court,” that Nestlé Waters North America failed to disclose the fact that five-gallon jugs of its “Ice Mountain spring water” actually come from “filtered municipal tap water.”Continue Reading

Product Recalls Hondas & Strollers

  10,000 Baby Jogger Strollers Recalled The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of about 10,000 Baby Jogger City Versa strollers in the U.S. and Canada. The agency said the frame on the stroller can fail to lock and collapse during use, increasing the risk that the child could fall from the stroller.Continue Reading

Product Safety Recalls

Ford promises software update following recall of vehicles with overheated engines. The AP (12/11, Krisher) reports, “Ford will update software on 2013 Escapes and Fusions to stop their engines from overheating, a problem that has caused a small number of fires.” According to the AP, “Reports of nine fires prompted the automaker to recall moreContinue Reading