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Chinese Junk Recall – Martha Stewart Whiteware Cake Knife

Macy’s Recalls Martha Stewart Whiteware Cake Knife and Server sets due to cutting hazard for users including U.S. Military personnel. Continue reading

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Chinese Junk Watch – Braun Infant Wiggle Ball

Toys “R” Us is recalling almost 33,000 Chinese made Bruin Infant Wiggle Ball playthings, aka a giggle ball in the U.S. and Canada. It’s no laughing matter as pieces have been found in infants’ mouths. Continue reading

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Chinese Junk Watch – Dick’s Sporting Goods

At least 12 injuries have been reported because of broken tubes. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest Dick’s Sporting Goods store. People with a receipt will receive a full refund and consumers without a receipt will receive a store credit so they can possibly buy more Chinese junk. Continue reading

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Chinese Junk – Two Dead from Ace Beanbag Chairs

Two American children are dead from suffocating in beanbag chairs from Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La. As a result, about 2.2 million beanbag chairs are now recalled in the U.S. It appears that the zippers on the Chinese-made beanbag chairs can be opened and children can then crawl inside, are trapped and suffocate or choke on the beanbag chair’s foam beads. Continue reading

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Hewlett-Packard Fined $425,000 for Not Reporting Defective Lithium Ion Batteries that Seriously Injured Consumers

The controversy is of interest to the auto industry since its use of lithium ion batteries in electrical vehicles and hybrids is growing at exponential rate, with millions of battery packs soon to be on U.S. roads. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration closed its investigation of fires in Chevrolet Volt EVs last week. Nevertheless many consumers remain wary of the emerging technology and it remains to be seen if the Volt brand is damaged. Continue reading

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