Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Products Safety Commission’

Complaints from 21 states re: chinese drywall

July 23, 2009

“The Consumer Products Safety Commission has received more than 600 complaints from residents of 21 states regarding Chinese drywall. At least 12 class action lawsuits involving this material have been filed in 33 states against builders, suppliers and manufacturers. Homeowners have complained that fumes from the Chinese drywall produce a “rotten eggs” odor that permeates their homes, and causes metal, including air conditioning coils and even jewelry, to corrode. Eye irritation, sinus problems and respiratory symptoms have also been reported among people living in homes containing Chinese drywall.”


Spa products recalled: jars explode

January 31, 2009

JAKKS Pacific of Malibu, CA have been selling these “spa” packages to teenage girls at places like Wal-mart and Target.  In essence, they are tiny jars with garish purple lids that have been exploding into people’s faces, causing welts, cuts, gashes and eye injuries.  They are having to recall more than 500,000 units of these products.

Here are the recalled products and the news release.

Oh, did I mention they are manufactured in China?

Model Item Number
Spa Factory™ Bath Benefits™ Kit 37836
Spa Factory™ Deluxe Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 37908
Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 37837
Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 54892
Spa Factory™ Spa Fantasy Aromatherapy Fountain 54857