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Gas fireplace inserts recalled because of safety risk

For those of you who may be frequent readers of our blog, we aim to give consumers information about products they may use every day and may not know that they could be potentially harmful to not only themselves but to their families as well. Much like the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, we often times alert people to product recalls; and although we know that accidents may still occur, we feel that it should never be because of a manufacturer's negligence.

New Problem In Fungal Outbreak: Secondary Infections

Just as the nation passed out of the incubation period in which experts expected all new cases of fungal meningitis to develop, reports are surfacing of new medical problems for meningitis victims. These "secondary infections" are puzzling health officials.

Honda Recalls: Two Issues Affect Nearly 1.4 Million Cars

Honda expanded two product recalls this week to resolve issues that affect as many as 1.4 million cars. One recall expands an earlier warning about headlights to include Honda Civics from model-years 2002 and 2003 and Honda Pilots from model-years 2004 and 2005. The second recall targets V-6 Accords from model-years 2003 to 2007.

Federal Agency Seeks to Ban High-Powered Magnet Toys

A new type of magnetic toy became popular in the last few years. Powered by intense rare-earth magnets, the toys consist of a set of small, shiny magnetic spheres. The strength of the magnets allows users to create striking sculptures and shapes out of the spheres, held together by nothing but magnetism.

California Product Liability Law for Defective Baby Strollers

In yesterday's post we discussed a defective product recall by stroller manufacturer Peg Perego. Many of the consumer products which we use everyday are unsafe, which is why product recalls happen on a weekly basis.

IKEA lighting system may lead to an electric shock

Summer is a prime time for home remodeling. For some California residents, the remodeling may include interior decorating and the installation of functional home decor pieces such as track lighting. The last thing anyone thinks is that the lighting they have just installed may be a defective product that could cause injury. However, that is sometimes the case.

California sleepwear recalled due to flammability concerns

A California manufacturer of children's sleepwear has sold 210,000 sets of lounge pants and boxers. Other manufacturers sold 6,000 pairs of sleepwear sets under the label Gabiano and 12,000 sets of pajamas under the name PajamaGram.

Man scorched by grill after applying sunscreen to skin

As the summer gets hotter, many California residents will need superior sun protection. After all, sun damage to the skin can lead to cancer. Thankfully, there are various products on the market that protect our skin from damaging sunrays. However, in a recent story, a man said he suffered second-degree burns from a grill after applying a sunscreen aerosol spray on parts of his body. Such incident has spurred concern over the potentially dangerous product.

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