Recent product recalls

By Robin Melen on May 16, 2012 12:02:00 am

Recall-alert-newINFLATABLE WATER SLIDES About 21,000 inflatable Banzai in-ground pool water slides sold at Walmart and Toys “R” Us nationwide from January 2005 through June 2009 for about $250. During use, the slide can deflate, allowing the user to hit the ground underneath the slide and become injured. The slide is also unstable and can topple over in both still and windy conditions, and carries inadequate warnings and instructions.
IF YOU OWN ONE Return it to the nearest Walmart or Toys “R” Us for a full refund. Call Walmart at 800-925-6278 or Toys “R” Us at 800-869-7787 for more information.

FOLDING STEP STOOLS About 1.6 million folding step stools imported by Kennedy International and sold at HomeGoods, Marshalls, T.J.Maxx, and other retailers from January 2010 through January 2012. The stools can break or collapse unexpectedly, posing a hazard to consumers. Kennedy International is aware of at least 15 reports of incidents involving step stools cracking or breaking.
IF YOU OWN ONE Call Kennedy International at 855-270-8301 for information about receiving a full refund.

RIDING MOWERS About 2,200 Exmark Quest 42-inch ZRT riding mowers sold at Exmark dealers nationwide from March 2009 through April 2010 for $4,200 to $4,400. Bearings supporting the riding mower’s deck can fail and cause the deck to interfere with the operator’s controls, resulting in a crash hazard.
IF YOU OWN ONE Call 800-667-5296 to schedule a free repair or to check whether the repair has already been made to the mower. Exmark has contacted registered owners of the recalled mowers.

For the latest information on all recalls, go to There you'll find recalls from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, among others.

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Robin Melen

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Barbara Armstrong

08:57:35 AM on Tue May 22 2012

Please advise as to the best infant car seat. Child weighing 20 pounds.

Robin Melen

09:58:29 AM on Tue May 22 2012

Hi Barbara~
Check out our sister publication, Consumer Reports, for their tests on car seats and lots more. You can get a whole month of Consumer Reports online for just $7--a great way to try it out!
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