If you’re like most parents nowadays, you’re looking every year for something to make your child’s birthday party special. Pin the Tail on the Donkey gave way long ago to more adventurous activities, things like the increasingly popular bounce house, set up in your own backyard by one of thousands of party rental companies. Kids think they’re loads of fun, and parents assume they’re safe... that is, until an acci...
"They are spreading like fast-food hamburger joints." That’s what Mike Teske told the Los Angeles Times, and he wasn’t talking about nail salons. Teske is the technical director for a zip line company, and he also heads a panel drafting national safety standards for zip lines. Zip lines are the latest commercial adventure craze, offering thrills to at least 18 million people each year, according to the Association for ...
South Carolina parents of young children should check their dressers and closets for any Gabiano pajamas collection – which pose a risk of burn injury to infants and toddlers. About 6,000 Gabiano Collection boys’ and girls’ pajamas, sets and gowns have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer, Ishtex Textile Products Inc. of Duluth, Ga. The pajamas fail to meet the feder...
A recall announced Thursday in the U.S. and Canada affects more than 30 million propylene gas cylinders used for welding, soldering, brazing and cutting. The gas cylinders, carrying the product names Map Pro, Propylene and MAPP Gas Cylinders, are manufactured by Worthington Cylinders Wisconsin, LLC, of Chilton, Wisc. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says the seal on the cylinders can leak after torches...

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