Be careful in choosing swimming pool toys

 As people begin preparing their pools for the summer swimming season, they should take care in selecting toys for their children. Some are dangerous. Take, for instance, the Toypedo, a hard plastic missile whose design enables it to be thrown 30 feet underwater. The Toypedo has resulted serious eye injuries. Kline & Specter attorneys have filed lawsuits in three such cases which have resulted in settlements totaling $7.25 million.

One World Technologies recalls Ryobi battery chargers due to hazards

Among the latest product recalls announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are the following:
One World Technologies Ryobi battery chargers, fire and burn hazards (627,000 units)

HeathCo motion-activated outdoor lights, electrical shock hazard (223,000)

LaRose Industries Snoopy Sno-Cone machines, risk of mouth injury (102,000)

Target Circo-brand Chloe and Conner children’s sitting stools, falling risk (69,000)

Release of a new Crosman air pistol backfires

Crosman Corp., in cooperation with the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall of 16,000 of their semi-automatic air guns with model numbers C21, C31, and 9-C31BRM. The air pistols, which use a CO2 cartridge to propel BBs, have a potential of exploding under high temperatures.

The CPSC said there have not been any reported incidents to date but the defective product could explode, causing the plastic pieces of the gun to be propelled at high speeds with potential for eye damage and other injuries.

Hachette Books recalls more than 70,000 children’s books

Two children’s books titled “Count My Kisses, 1, 2, 3” and “Red, Green, Blue, I Love” You recently were recalled due to the potential harm they could cause to small children. The Hachette Book Group, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, issued the recall of 70,000 of these books.