Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Toe-Space Electric Heaters Recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that they are recalling Toe-Space Electric Heaters. This is being done in complete cooperation with the manufacturer. The recall will include approximately 84,000 units. The product was being sold by Berko Electric, of Peru, Ind., now known as Marley Engineered Products, of Bennettsville, S.C. The problem with this particular product is that if the fan stops working while the unit continues to run it could overheat and become a fire hazard. To date there have been 29 reports of fires. Lets get those things rounded up. Accidents involving people and fire are particularly horrific. If you have one of these heaters (pictured on link) you should turn it off if possible at the home's circuit breaker or fuse. See link for more details

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Wooden Coloring Cases Being Recalled for Lead

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that they are recalling a product known as Imaginarium Wooden Coloring Cases. This is being done in complete cooperation with the manufacturer. The recall will include approximately 27,000 units. The product was being sold by Toys "R" Us Inc., of Wayne, N.J. It appears that the ink on the outer packaging of the wood case contains lead. Additionally, there is excessive amount of lead in the black paint. No injuries have been reported to date. They were manufactured in China, a country that has had more than a few fatal flaws related to their exports.