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Alert: Recent safety recalls

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There are several US agencies that have the job of overseeing products which may be hazardous to your health or unsafe for your well being.

The FDA – Federal Drug Administration will often report dangers and/or recalls of foods and/or drugs.

The CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for reporting and recalling products that may be injurious to your safety.

The NTSB – National Transportation Safety Board is responsible for overseeing and reporting (and recalling) things that have to do with transportation – which also includes child restraint seats for automobiles.

You can file a report with any of these agencies if your experience a problem with a product. Be good citizen and report faulty equipment, bad food, and any product you have found to be defective.

Two recent recalls:

Combi Company recalling unsafe child restraints

The National Transportation and Safety Administration issued a recall on January 3, 2013 for a certain model of children’s restraints. The harness webbing fails to meet the minimum requirements.

The harness webbing has the potential for breaking since the strength requirements are not adequate. A child may not be secured in the event of a crash.

Wal-mart is recalling a five piece card table and chair set due to hazard of chairs falling and injuring individuals. This is a serious recall for about 73,400 units.

There have been reports of various injuries including finger amputation, three finger tip amputations, sprained and fractured fingers. There was one report of a sore back. l

Below are previous recalls issued last month. It is illegal to resale any of these recalled products – however, there may be items sold in garage sales or in second-hand stores that are still out there. Check to see if you have in your possession any of these items. Or you may have purchased (and still have in your possession) these items but was not notified of the recalls.

1/31/2013 FDA: GE Healthcare is voluntarily recalling resuscitation systems with blender installed in GE giraffe and panda infant warmers

1/31/2013 CPSC: FoodState is voluntarily recalling bottles of MegaFood one daily vitamin supplements because of a lack of child-resistant packaging.

1/31/2013 CPSC: Kringles Toys and Gifts is voluntarily recalling high powered magnets due to ingestion hazard; sold exclusively on Amazon.com.

1/31/2013 CPSC: World Imports is voluntarily recalling bunk beds due to violation of safety standard.

1/31/2013 CPSC: SCS Direct is voluntarily recalling high powered Magnet Balls due to risk of ingestion; sold exclusively on Amazon.com.

URGENT 1/30/2013 CPSC Bexco is voluntarily recalling Million Dollar Baby dressers due to tip-over hazards; two toddler deaths reported.

URGENT 1/30/2013 CPSC:Gemme Juvenile is voluntarily recalling Natart Chelsea dressers due to tip-over hazard; death of toddler reported.

1/30/2013 CPSC: Sportspower voluntarily expands trampoline recall due to fall hazard; sold exclusively at Walmart.

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