The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission earlier this month released a list of recalled, potentially dangerous products that consumers are more likely to use now that “spring has sprung.”
The list of warm-weather-associated products includes play sets, swing sets, slides, grills, fans, gel fuel, tricycles, swimsuits and grass trimmers—demonstrating once again that no item, no matter how seemingly harmless, can be made unsafe by its manufacturer’s neglect. A few particularly troubling examples:
Adventure Play Sets – The CPSC recalled 240,000 of these wooden play sets last June because it had received more than 500 complaints about the sets’ wood rotting, breaking and causing injuries.
Uni-O Portable LP Gas Grills – More than 4,500 of these Chinese-made grills were recalled by the CPSC in January after the agency received 10 reports suggesting the grill can leak gas, igniting a fire and burning users.
Westinghouse Ceiling Fans – The CPSC issued a recall for approximately 7,000 of these fans in March. The agency had learned that the light bulbs accompanying the fans had too high a wattage, which could cause the fans to overheat or fail and thus start fires or electrocate users.
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