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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”)  is investigating fire dangers of hoverboards as well as the risks associated with them. The CPSC is also concerned about the risk of falls and injuries from hoverboards after receiving injury reports from hospitals. The CPSC is offering the following hoverboard safety tips: • Avoid buying the product […]

For years we have been determined to get the word out on toy safety, toy recalls, and how important it is that the toys you buy are safe for the children you love. The CPSC’s toy recall statistics show that since 2008 the number of toys recalled has decreased and retailers and consumers alike are more […]

Soap box derby racing is gaining popularity as a fun family event. The races, designed for children, involve wooden, motorless vehicles that resemble racing cars. The gravity powered cars are often raced on sloped residential streets that are blocked off and may reach speeds exceeding 30 miles per hour. Following safety procedures is essential for […]

IKEA is recalling 27 million chest and dressers because they can tip over if they aren’t anchored to walls.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission made the announcement after two children died after IKEA’s chests fell on them.   The recall is not actually a recall, but should be considered a repair.  Customers should not return […]

13,000 bassinets are being recalled because babies could fall out or get trapped. The “Dream On Me” bassinets’ side supports could come apart. The products were sold online between May 2012 and October 2014. If you have this bassinet, you should stop using the product and contact the company for a free repair. Bassinet (439A, 439B, […]

By: Leslie Goller and Wayne Hogan The Holidays are here and while celebrating, please take time for the safety of those you hold dear. 1.  Not all toys are safe. Please check out our article on dangerous toys. 2.  When decorating, please remember that two Holiday plants are poisonous to cats, dogs and even children. […]

The CPSC and announced that Dream On Me is recalling about 10,000 Incredible Play Yards because the rails can collapse and become a strangulation hazard for children. The company is recalling two-level deluxe adjustable height playpens with model numbers starting with 436A, 436B, 436G, 436O, 436P and 436R. There have not been any reports of […]

The first thing everyone should think about when choosing toys for children is safety. Dangerous toys for kids are ones that contain small parts which present a choking hazard for children younger than 3. A toy is too small if it fits into a choke test cylinder which has an interior diameter of 1.25 inches […]

Wayne Hogan discussed toy safety with Bruce Hamilton on WJXT’s News4Jax Morning Show. With holiday shopping in full force, it is important to know the different types of dangerous toys, toxic toys, dangerous toys created by poor design, and what parents and caregivers can do to protect their children. The CPSC estimates there were more […]

By Wayne Hogan and Leslie Goller Elliot Kaye, head of the Consumer Products Safety Commission, has reported that a “good” recall results in only about 20% of the dangerous product being taken off the market. For a typical recall, 95% are still in the hands of consumers 5 years after the recall. Equally as troubling, […]

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