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2011-10-12 12:00:00

Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15 WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) urge consumers to take time during Fire Prevention Week to check their homes for fire risks and to develop and practice a family escape plan. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) CPSC estimates an annual average of more than 386,000 unintentional residential fires, nearly...

2011-09-22 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) Name of Product: BicyclesUnits: About 91,000Importer:...

2011-09-22 12:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Name of product: Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon...

2011-09-16 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the firm listed below. Recalls can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Company Name Product Name Quantity Hazard The cooling fan (A) installed...

2011-09-15 14:05:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released updated remediation guidance for homeowners with problem drywall. The guidance calls for the replacement of all: problem drywall; smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms; electrical distribution components, including receptacles, switches and circuit breakers, but not necessarily wiring; and fusible-type fire...

2011-09-14 07:42:00

More Than One Million Dollars in Property Damage Linked to Goldstar and Comfort-Aire Dehumidifiers WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LG Electronics Tianjin Appliance Co., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is urging consumers to check if they have recalled Goldstar or Comfort-Aire dehumidifiers. The firm is re-announcing the recall of about 98,000 of the dangerous dehumidifiers that pose a serious fire and burn hazard, and are...

2011-09-08 12:08:00

Consumer Product Safety Commission, and National Council on Aging working to raise awareness of safety issues; specifically around falls in bathroom WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) are working together to increase awareness of older adult falls in advance of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 23, the first day of Fall. (Logo:...

2011-09-08 11:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) Name of product: Off-Road Motorcycles Units: About 6,117...

2011-09-06 07:10:00

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While most families will hold fond memories of the fun they had this summer, at least 1,592 families who lost a loved one to drowning will remember the summer of 2011 with sorrow. "This summer was marred by tragedy for too many families," says Mick Nelson, facilities development director at USA Swimming, Colorado Springs, Colo., who has tracked drowning news reports since 2008. He recently submitted those reports to the National...

2011-09-01 18:04:00

RACINE, Wis., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Statement from John Ridgeway, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Real Flame: "We are confident in the strong safety record of Real Flame pourable gel fuel products. Still, we are complying with the CPSC ban, and will be working to further ensure consumer safety through improved labeling and bottling per the CPSC's recommendation. In our 27 years of producing gel fuels, including two and a half years of pour gel production, there has not...