Name of Product: Halloween Projection Flashlights
Units: About 10,000
Importer: Nygala Corp., of Teterboro, N.J.
Hazard: The flashlights can overheat, blister and melt, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one reported incident involving a flashlight that overheated, blistered and melted.
Description: The black and orange plastic flashlight is [...]
This article was recently posted on the CPSC web site. I’m glad to see that toys are safer this year, but there’s still a lot of work to do. Recalls and lead violations are down; 180,000 child injuries per year is too high
It’s that time of year again, when parents, grandparents, and friends [...]
Name of Product: Newborn Keepsake Mittens
Units: About 4,700
Manufacturer: Nurses Choice Corp. of Wilmington, N.C.
Hazard: Decorations on the mittens can be pulled off, posing a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The company has received one report of a decoration falling off a mitten. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The infant mittens are made [...]
Dollar Tree Halloween Lanterns
Name of Product: Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns
Units: About 682,000
Retailer: Dollar Tree Stores Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.
Importer: Greenbrier International Inc., of Chesapeake, Va.
Hazard: The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one [...]
Name of Product: Halloween Flashlights
Units: About 610,000
Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.
Manufacturer: DGI LLC, of Warren, N.J. and Tien Hsing, of Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hazard: The flashlights can overheat and melt, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received eight reports of flashlights overheating and melting, including one report [...]