US CPSC Approves New Safety Standard for Infant Bath Tubs

US FlagUS/Washington: Consumer Product Safety Commission LogoUS Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) approves new federal standard intended to improve the safety of Infant Bath Tubs and prevent drownings.

The new federal safety standard incorporates the most recent voluntary standard developed by ASTM International (ASTM F2670-17 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Infant Bath Tubs). This mandatory standard contains several requirements for Infant Bath Tubs, including the following:

  • Latching and locking mechanism requirements
  • Static load testing
  • Drowning and fall warnings, markings, and instructions

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NuGo Slim Peanut Butter Bar Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Silver Spring: NuGo Slim Peanut Butter Bar Recall [US]Lifestyle Evolution recalls certain batch/lots of NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter Energy Bars due to suspected mislabeling and consequential undeclared Milk, a known allergen, source of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention.

FDA: http://ht.ly/6MkL30apSd3

Direct link: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm549680.htm

Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Energy Bars are subject to this recall:

NHTSA March 2017 Vehicle Recalls: 79 MTD [US]

US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Thursday, March 30, 2017, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of 79, tire, accessory or other related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/5G8bb

Direct link: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall

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Booby Boons Lactation Cookie Recall Expands [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Booby Boons Lactation Cookie Recall Expands [Canada]Purposeful Excellence Inc. expands its existing recall for additional batch/lots of Booby Boons brand Lactation Cookies due to suspected undeclared Peanuts, a known allergen, source of dietary intolerance and possible trigger of Anaphylaxis, a serious and potential fatal situation, requiring immediate medical intervention. CFIA: http://ht.ly/zCjV30aoLUs

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2017/62828r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Cookies are subject to this recall:

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Clipsal Electrical Meter Box Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Clipsal Electrical Meter Box Recall [Australia]Schneider Electrical President Systems Limited recalls certain Clipsal Meter Boxes due to suspected failure to properly earth the Meter Box and consequential Electric Shock and/or Electrocution hazards.  ACCC: http://ht.ly/9pZ830aocRS

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/schneider-electrical-president-systems-limited-clipsal-meter-box-230dravl-230draq-230draqtp-230drat

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The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Electrical Accessories are subject to this recall:

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