US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION - RECENT RECALLS AND PRODUCT SAFETY NEWS
Kawasaki USA Recalls Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Due to Injury, Death Hazard
The recalled products have been incorrectly labeled as having a higher occupant capacity than is safe. Operating the vehicle with additional occupants creates an injury or death hazard.
Gerber Recalls Instant Knife Due to Laceration Hazard
The locking mechanism on the spring-assisted blade can fail to engage properly, causing the blade to fold during use, posing a laceration hazard.
Target Recalls Bunny Sippy Cups Due to Injury Hazard
The ear on the bunny sippy cup can poke a child in the eye area while using the cup for drinking, posing an injury hazard.
Manhattan Group Recalls Baby Rattles Due to Choking Hazard
The clear spheres on each end of the rattle can break, releasing small parts, posing a choking hazard to small children.
Youth Jacket Recalled by PUMA; Waist Drawstrings Pose Entanglement Hazard
The jacket has a drawstring at the waist that has toggles and is not stitched to the back of the jacket. The drawstring could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard
Lenovo Expands Recall of ThinkCentre Desktop Computers Due to Fire Hazard
A defect in an internal component in the power supply can overheat and pose a fire hazard.
CPSC Accepting Nominations for Chairman's Commendation Circle Awards
The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) begins accepting nominations for the Chairman's Commendation Circle Award program today. Completed nominations should be received at CPSC by May 31, 2012.
Girls' Jackets Recalled by Louise Paris; Waist Drawstrings Pose Entanglement Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Ross Stores
The jackets have drawstrings at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and pose an entanglement hazard to young children.
Gems Sensors Recalls Pressure Transducers Used in Fire Pump Controllers Due to Risk of Failure in a Fire
The transducer can fail to accurately detect water pressure in a fire suppression sprinkler system. This could cause the sprinkler system to fail to activate and pump water to the sprinklers in the event of a fire.
Irwin Recalls 10-Inch Circular Saw Blade 3-Pack Due to Laceration Hazard Posed by Defective Packaging
The saw blades can fall out of the bottom of the plastic packaging, posing a laceration hazard.