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Evenflo Recalls Baby Gates Due To Fall Hazard

Evenflo Top-of-Stair Plus Wood Gates have been recalled in the U.S. and Canada because the slats on the gate can break or detach posing a fall hazard.

To this date, Evenflo has received 142…

Chrissie Cole

Purdy Scrapers Recalled By Sherwin-Williams

Sherwin-Williams Co., in cooperation with the CPSC, announced a recall of 77,000 Purdy 2 ½” 4-Edge Scrapers because the body can break from the handle when struck against a hard…

Shannon Weidemann

Boy Scout Badges with Lead Recalled

The Boy Scouts of America are recalling a Cub Scout badge that has unacceptable levels of lead paint. 1.5 million badges are affected by the recall. The badge is a square shaped totem badge to show the progress of a cub scout. Shields said the Boy Scouts “recently” began testing products made in China and distributed by American suppliers. Out of 94 items, the totem badges were the only…

Shannon Weidemann

Salmonella in Chocolate Forces Recall

Kraft Foods has announced a recall of Baker’s Premium White Chocolate Baking Squares. The chocolate may have been contaminated with salmonella. 24,000 cases of baking chocolate is affected by the recall. The recall came after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detected salmonella in some packages of Baker’s Premium, Kraft said. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause fever, diarrhea,…

Shannon Weidemann

Cribs Recalled After Baby Dies in California

Simplicity Inc. has announced a voluntary recall of over 1 million cribs that may pose a suffocation hazard to young children. Two children have died in the recalled cribs including one from Citrus Heights, California. There is a drop side on the crib that can be installed incorrectly. “Don’t take a chance at all,” said Scott Wolfson, a spokesman for the federal Consumer Product Safety…

Shannon Weidemann

Children Fall Ill from Food Poisoning

Over 200 children fell ill from food poisoning in a Chinese kindergarten on Thursday. It is unknown what caused the food poisoning. The school is in the province of Gansu. All of the children spent some time in a hospital for treatment. The 147 boys and 113 girls, between the ages of 4 and 6, are students of Shiyan Kindergarten in Wuwei City. They were taken to the city’s two hospitals…

Shannon Weidemann

Mattel Recalls More Toys Due to Lead

Mattel has recalled over 800,000 Barbie and Fisher Price Toys due to lead based paint. The recalled toys were manufactured in China which has been the source of many recalls this year. The recall involves accessories for Barbie, Geo Trax Locomotive Toys, and Big Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band toys. Americans should expect more Chinese-made toys to be recalled in the coming months, said the…

Shannon Weidemann

Steel Toe Boots Recalled by Wolverine

Steel toe logger boots sold by Wolverine that are labeled as resistant to electrical current have been recalled. The recalled boots may pose a shock hazard to those that are wearing them and are exposed to an electrical current. The boots were sold in women’s and men’s sizes. Women’s boots were sold in black and have stock number P88030. Men’s boots were sold in brown and black and have stock…

Shannon Weidemann

Baby Carrots Recalled for Shigella

Baby carrots sold at grocery stores such as Trader Joe’s and Krogers have been recalled because of possible contamination with Shigella. Shigella can cause food poisoning if ingested and is especially harmful to the elderly and babies and children. The baby carrots were distributed by Los Angeles Salad Co. The product was sold under two labels — “Los Angeles Salad Genuine Sweet Baby…

Shannon Weidemann

First Lawsuit Over Mattel Toy Recall

A lawsuit has been filed against Mattel over the toys they sold in stores that had lead based paint. Lead is a hazard to children and adults if ingested. Mattel recalled over 9 million toys last week due to lead paint and magnets that may pose a health hazard if swallowed. Last week Mattel recalled millions of toys, including 436,000 die-cast toy cars from its “Cars” line because they may…