KID Releases Report Detailing 2020’s Top Children’s Product Recalls

The nonprofit organization Kids In Danger (KID) recently released their annual report analyzing all children’s products recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) during the previous year. The report notes that infant inclined sleepers, unstable furniture, and lead-tainted products topped the list of recalls in 2020. In their report called Tracking Trends, KID explains…

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Check Your Child’s Car Seat Before You Travel

Many of us have been pausing our travels and staying home (or close to home) because of the pandemic. However, now that the vaccination numbers are increasing, those travel plans may be forefront in our minds again. If you plan to bundle up the family and take the short trip over to Grandma’s for dinner,…

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Ring Recalls 350,000 Video Doorbells Due to Fire Hazard

If you own a Ring video doorbell, you may be affected by a recent product recall. On November 10, Ring and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary product recall on Ring’s second-generation video doorbells, stating they can pose a fire hazard when installed incorrectly. In an announcement on its website,…

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Food and Drug Administration Warns EpiPens May Be Defective

The FDA is a federal agency that has the responsibility for protecting and promoting public health. The agency regulates medical devices, drugs, and other healthcare products. EpiPen is the brand name for a medical device (an auto-injectable device) used to deliver epinephrine to patients. It’s generally used when people have allergic reactions. On March 24,…

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The Dangers of Infant Inclined Sleepers

Inclined sleepers were at one time lauded as the answer to help infants sleep better at night. These products were sold in the millions and parents loved them. The design and development of the product followed the theory that an inclined angle of sleep for infants would help them sleep much better. This angle of…

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Leaf Blowers Bring Unforeseen Risks

With fall almost upon us, the leaves have begun to change colors – beautiful red, yellow, and orange leaves eventually turn brown and fall to the ground. And while the process proves quitebeautiful, we eventually find them scattered across our sidewalks and lawns, creating a risk of slip and fall accidents. In such cases, the…

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Risks Related to Birth Control Device

In July 2018, Bayer Pharmaceuticals announced that its permanent birth control device Essure would be removed from the market by 2019. The company has already stopped sales outside of the U.S. The company cites declining sales as the reason to pull it from the domestic market. The product has received numerous reports of adverse effects,…

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Lax Regulations for Medical Devices

Medical devices come in all shapes, sizes, and functionalities, and they can be lifesavers to people with certain conditions. Often, medical devices remain inside the body to prevent a debilitating condition from developing or worsening. With regulatory processes becoming less strict, however, dangerous products are making their way into the market. When these defective medical…

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