While this is not a complete list, here are a few the most recent items that have been recalled in the last several months for various reasons. There have been a number of children-related items, some of which are listed below:
CPSC Investigation Alert—Lumber Liquidators Laminate Flooring. The Consumer Products Safety Commission has opened an investigation into the formaldehyde levels contained in laminate flooring sold by the company that is imported from China. A “60 Minutes” investigation into the flooring alleged high levels of formaldehyde, a cancer causing chemical, but the testing relied on current California standards which Lumber Liquidators considers to be unrealistic. The CPSC is only investigating flooring imported from China initially, but depending on their findings,may expand their investigation. In the meantime, consumers with Lumber Liquidators flooring can visit the company’s website to see if their flooring was imported from China. If so, the company will provide a free air quality testing kit for the consumer.However, at present, the company admits to no danger in their products and no liability on their behalf to remove and replace the flooring.
CPSC Safety Alert for Homes with Small Children—26 children a year are killed and hundreds injured when they are crushed by overturning furniture or TVs, especially the older model box TVs. The CPSC asks parents to look for any furniture or TVs that could pose a risk to their small child and take simple and low cost preventative measures such as anchoring the items, lowering the TVs, or pushing the TV or heavy objects that may fall far against the wall.
Blinds-To-Go is recalling over 200,000 pairs of blinds made between May 2012 and October 2014 and sold exclusively through Blinds-To-Go due to a choking hazard due to chain slippage on the anchoring device. Repair kits are available.