Latest U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission Stories

2013-12-18 23:04:36

Clearing snow is not just a necessity—it may be hazardous to our health as snow shoveling accidents and injuries send more than 11,500 men, women, and children to the emergency room each year. Topical BioMedics, Inc., offers tips for safe snow removal. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Ah, the snowy peaks and valleys of winter. When the snow flies, it’s fun to bundle up and build snowmen, make snow angels, catch snowflakes, and go skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snowboarding, and...

2009-09-23 13:05:12

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Bosch Thermotechnology gas boilers due to a carbon monoxide poison hazard. About 85 gas boilers made in Germany for Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. of Londonderry, N.H., could have ignition problems due to a lack of sufficient voltage from the boiler's transformer, the commission said in a statement. As a result, the boiler's venting system could be compromised. The recall involves Buderus GB312 gas-fired condensing...

2009-07-31 15:11:59

The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Fender Musical Instruments bass amplifiers due to a fire hazard. About 90 SWR Natural Blonde Acoustic Bass Amplifiers were sold at authorized retailers nationwide between April 2007 and May 2009 for about $1,550, the commission said. The 120V amplifiers, model 44-60600-000, can overheat to the point of starting a fire, the commission said. The amplifiers were imported from Mexico by Fender Musical Instruments Corp....

2009-07-02 12:45:00

Experts say they're seeing more and more people from the baby boomer generation showing up in doctors' offices for exercise and sport-related injuries, Reuters reported. Dr. Ray Monto, a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), told Reuters Health that orthopedic surgeons are seeing a tidal wave of 45- to 64-year-olds suffering from exercise-related injuries they've dubbed "boomeritis". The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission showed that exercise- and exercise...

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