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RecallsPitcher, Tumbler Sets;Chin Straps; Chairs

Posted Aug 26 2008 5:02pm

A logical person would think that all product recalls could be found in one place. Not so! Even the Food and Drug Administration jumps into the act at times.

So what does an insane blogger do? He signs up for their e-mail alerts, of course. This site is supposed to resolve that problem, but it really doesn’t.

It only took about a week since signing up with the FDA before the first product recall because of lead:

An undetermined number of Romano Pitchers and Tumblers are being recalled by NapaStyle of Napa, California, because FDA tests revealed the products may contain high levels of leachable lead. The pitchers were sold at NapaStyle retail stores and mail catalogs.

The pitchers and tumblers “are roughly glazed, with streaks of dark brown clay showing through the variegated green finish,” reports the FDA, which leaves out details such as pictures and where the product was manufactured. See the link for details on how to return the set.

Chin_strap_111407 Meanwhile, about 235,000 Football Helmet Chin Straps are being recalled by Nike Inc. because they can break during contact, reports the Consumer Product Safety Commission. There have been 18 reports of the straps breaking, resulting in two concussions, two facial lacerations requiring stitches and a broken nose, reports the CPSC.

The Chinese-made chin straps were sold from April 2006 through October 2007 at Nike’s website and sporting good stores nationwide.

I never thought I’d say something good about the CPSC, but at least these guys provide pictures and where products are made.

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