Common sense might tell the average consumer to be wary of the quality of an electric, Chinese-made chainsaw that only costs $50. Nevertheless, Harbor Freight Tools locations throughout the country have been selling these cheap, electric chainsaws. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced that at least 15 complaints have been filed about the chainsaws not turning off.
American automakers build some of the finest and most technologically advanced cars in the world, but that doesn't mean these vehicles are always free of errors and defects. Even worse, sometimes these defects pose serious threats to the drivers and occupants who ride in the vehicles. In the best of situations, these defects are quickly identified by the automaker and affected vehicles are immediately recalled to correct the problem so no one gets hurt.
When the average consumer walks into a grocery or department store, he will have thousands of consumer products to choose from. Regardless of whether these products are food, clothing, toys or exercise equipment, the shopper who is selecting the ones he or she wants to buy will usually be more concerned about figuring out where the items are than whether or not they've been manufactured safely.
Imagine you go to the doctor for your asthma condition and you receive a prescription for an inhaler that's supposed to treat your condition. The problem is, the inhaler isn't delivering the right amount of medicine when administering a dose, and this is putting your life at risk.
There are numerous dangerous products on the market that could injure you or your family members. One of those items is known as the "pocket bike." This is not a bike that you can fit in your pocket. It's a miniature motorized bicycle that looks like a little motorcycle. When riders use the device, they will be hunched over with their knees bent, and they will appear as if they are a giants on little miniature motorbikes.
Workers who are employed in industries that involve sandblasting, tile- and stone-cutting run the risk of contracting a devastating condition known as silicosis. Inhaling silica dust causes workers to develop this respiratory condition, which is not unlike emphysema.
Airsoft guns use compressed gas, springs or electrical firing systems to shoot pellets. Usually, these pellets are filled with paint and may be used in paintball games, firearms practice and even in the movie industry. These guns are supposed to simulate combat situations and the use of them is growing in popularity among children and adults alike.
Talcum powder, also known as baby powder, is produced from a substance called 'talc.' This substance occurs naturally in nature and contains silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and magnesium. It has been a common product in cosmetics and hygiene products for over 100 years. However, it can also be dangerous.
Consumers need to be on alert for dangerous products at all times. For this reason, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Council (CPSC) does everything it can to identify dangerous product recalls and let consumers know about them. This way, they can be avoided, and those who possess these products know what remedies are available.