Latest Product safety News

Over 580,000 beds are under recall because they can break or collapse during use

Jan. 18, 2024 14:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a half a million beds sold at retailers like Walmart and Wayfair are under recall because they can break during use, which has resulted in dozens of injuries. The recall impacts several different models and sizes of upholstered low profile standard and...

SmileDirectClub is shutting down. Where does that leave its customers?

Dec. 29, 2023 09:21 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Just months after filing for bankruptcy, SmileDirectClub announced it was shutting down its global operations and halting its teeth-aligner treatments. That leaves existing SmileDirectClub customers with a lot of questions and few available answers. The company is...

Recall of nearly 5 million portable blenders under way for unsafe blades and dozens of burn injuries

Dec. 28, 2023 10:56 AM EST

BlendJet is recalling about 4.8 million of its portable blenders over laceration and fire hazards after receiving dozens of reports of injuries, federal regulators said Thursday. BlendJet 2 Portable Blenders can overheat or catch fire, according to a notice from the U.S. Consumer...

After recalls and infections, experts say safer eyedrops will require new FDA powers

Dec. 26, 2023 18:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When you buy eyedrops at a U.S. store, you might assume you're getting a product made in a clean, well-maintained factory that’s passed muster with health regulators. But repeated recalls involving over-the-counter drops are drawing new attention to just how...

Amazon, Target and more will stop selling water beads marketed to kids due to rising safety concerns

Dec. 14, 2023 18:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three major retailers — Amazon, Target and Walmart — say they're suspending sales of water-bead products marketed to young children due to growing safety concerns. Water beads are small, colorful balls made of superabsorbent polymers. They are often sold as...

Don't eat pre-cut cantaloupe if the source is unknown, CDC says, as deadly salmonella outbreak grows

Nov. 30, 2023 22:55 PM EST

Consumers shouldn't eat pre-cut cantaloupe if they don't know the source, U.S. health officials said Thursday, as the number of illnesses and recalls tied to a deadly salmonella outbreak grows. At least 117 people in 34 U.S. states have been sickened by contaminated cantaloupe,...