Thursday, February 5, 2009

Exploding bath bombs; stair gates among recent recalls

In addition to thousands of lead-tainted items (see previous post), CPSC has recalled a Spa Aromatherapy Kit for exploding jars of bath fizzies or bath bombs as they are appropriately called in the set. There were 88 reports of exploding jars and 13 injuries.

In addition, Safety 1st (Dorel Juvenile Group) has recalled their Smartlight Stair Gates due to hinges that can fail, causing a fall hazard. While no injuries have been reported in the US, Health Canada is reporting several reports of hinge failures with one injury.

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