When Fords have an airbag problem or Kraft recalls millions of cans of pasta, it’s headline-worthy news. But what about the many other products you use every day?
Fortunately, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, keeps tabs on these items.
CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency tasked with protecting the public from the risk of injury or death caused by consumer products. Among its duties are obtaining product recalls and arranging for repair, replacement, or refunds of returned products, according to CPSC.gov.
Under the Consumer Product Safety Act, all manufacturers, importers, distributors, and retailers are required to report any potentially dangerous products to the federal government within 24 hours of their discovery.
The CPSC collects this information and records these recalls at CPSC.gov/recalls. There you can scroll through the most recent recalls or use the search bar to find a specific product.
To make it easier, we’ve rounded up the products recalled during September 2021. Check the list below to see if you own or use any of these items. You may be entitled to a refund, replacement or repair.
Recognize a product? Simply click on the word “Recovered” and you will be directed to the appropriate page of the CPSC website. There you’ll find more details, including a picture of the item, the reason for calling it, the treatment being offered and contact information so you can go through the recall process.
- TurboSke Kids Helmets for Toddlers: Retrieved because she poses a risk of head injury
- Top Paw Double Diner Dog Bowls: It has been pulled because it poses a risk of rupture
- StepUp Sidekick Learning Towers: Retrieved because it poses a fall hazard to children
- Skewers plz QR: Retrieved because it poses a risk of falling
- Janod baby grooming kits: Retrieved because it violated a federal ban on phthalates
- Vitus 14 and Vitus 16 kids bikes: Retrieved because it poses a collision risk
- Teak Shower Seats (Sold exclusively at Costco): Retrieved because it poses a risk of falling
- propane adapter hoses: Retrieved because it poses a fire hazard
- Power Portable Compressed Air Propane Heaters: Retrieved because it poses a fire hazard
- EZ-Go PTVs and Off-Road Tracking Vehicles: Retrieved because it poses a collision risk
- Oceanic Adult Dry Diving (Sold exclusively at Costco): Retrieved because she poses a drowning risk
- Various of Boppy Newborn Baby Chairs: Returned because it poses a choking hazard
- Phoenix 200 ATVs: Retrieved because it poses a collision risk
- Martha Stewart Oil and Vinegar Set: Retrieved because it poses a risk of rupture
- Sonoma anti-gravity chairs: Retrieved because it poses a risk of falling
- Venom Youth ATVs: Retrieved because it poses a risk of serious injury or death
- Luyuan Youth ATVs: Retrieved because it poses a risk of serious injury or death
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