Furniture At Risk of Deadly Tip-Over Needs More Regulation According to Congressional Testimony

Many parents assume that they don’t need to pay extra attention to furniture they buy unless it has a safety warning. This is not always the case, as a new Consumer Reports study finds that certain furniture, unregulated by consumer safety standards, is linked with child injury and death. Some parents are urging Congress to broaden regulation on furniture to include higher standards on anti-tipping rules. Consumer Reports Says Current System Insufficient Between 2000 and 2017, over 500 people died from furniture tip-over incidents; 84% of the victims were under 10 years of age. There is currently an industry standard…

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Children’s Pajamas Recalled | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission  (CPSC), in cooperation with Gabiano Collection, issued a voluntary recall of about 6,000 pajamas from the Gabiano collection of boys and girls pajamas sets and gowns. All consumers should stop using the affected products immediately. The products are being recalled due to a risk of burn injury since they do not meet federal flammability standards. There have been no injuries reported associated with the product as of the announcement of the recall. Consumers should return the recalled sleepwear for a refund, exchange, or store credit. For additional information, contact Ishtex Textile Products toll-free…

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50 Million Blinds Recalled Due To Strangulation Danger | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled more than 50 million Roman-style blinds and roll up blinds due to the risk of strangulation. About five million Roman shades and about three million roll-up blinds are sold each year. According to the recall notice, “Consumers that have Roman or roll-up shades in their homes should contact the WCSC immediately at www.windowcoverings.org or by calling (800) 506-4636 anytime to receive a free repair kit.  To help prevent child strangulation in window coverings, CPSC and the WCSC urge parents and caregivers to follow these guidelines: Examine all shades and blinds in the home….

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Baby Cribs, Pacifiers, and More Recalled | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, Esquire The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently recalled Zoo pacifiers, manufactured by Healthtex.  According to a report by The State Journal, the pacifiers were recalled “because they failed to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base easily and pose a choking hazard.”  If you have these pacifiers, you are encouraged to keep them away from your children and contact Healthtex at (866)348-5080. The Journal also reports that “rails on Simplicity Travel Tender Play Yards can collapse unexpectedly.” The specific recalled model numbers are 5500DRM, 5500WDS, 5500FEL, 5501FEL, 5502MON, 5520PRO, 5550HAN,…

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