Household Products

Christmas in July? You Might Get Burned!

Christmas in July? You Might Get Burned!

A surprising recall this week as Home Accents pulls over 100,000 Christmas trees. The fake trees could lead to burns or even house fires if the control unit becomes overheated. The trees in question include a green, round foot pedal controller. This is designed to allow you to easily turn …

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Toilet Paper Panic: Did Costco Really Issue a Recall?

Toilet Paper Panic: Did Costco Really Issue a Recall?

The coronavirus pandemic is causing panic worldwide. One of the side effects of the outbreak is panic buying–and even hoarding–of essential household products. In addition to the widespread shortage of hand sanitizer and Lysol wipes, people are wiping stores clean of toilet paper. One of the stores that has been …

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Pier 1 Recalls Thousands of Desk Chairs

Pier 1 Recalls Thousands of Desk Chairs

When you buy a chair, you assume that it won’t collapse when you sit in it. That doesn’t seem like too much to ask, but 6,000 Pier 1 shoppers just discovered that even basic structural integrity is too much to hope for when it comes to the company’s desk chairs. …

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Recalls in History: The Tylenol Murders

Recalls in History: The Tylenol Murders

On September 29th, 1982, a twelve-year-old girl named Mary Kellerman took an extra-strength Tylenol capsule. Shortly after, she died. She was the first victim of the Tylenol murderer, and her death heralded the beginning of the modern era of recalls that exists today. The story of people dying mysteriously after …

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