Toyota recalls 7.4 million vehicles for balky window switches in reversal

October 10, 2012


Toyota announced this morning it would recall about 2.5 million cars and trucks in the United States and 7.4 million vehicles worldwide to fix power window switches that can stick, smoke and potentially cause a fire. There’s no reports of ...

SAFETYBOOK.ORG INVITED TO WHITE HOUSE TO HELP LAUNCH FEDERAL SAFETY DATA COMMUNITY

May 16, 2012


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Three of company’s ideas chosen among top 10 innovative safety technologies to pursue.

WASHINGTON — (May, 16, 2012) Senior members of Chicago-based SafetyBook.org today visited the White House, under the invitation of U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, to help launch ...

For Every New Car Sold, 2+ Cars were Recalled in 2010

July 26, 2011


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Do you know if your car has been recalled?

Every year millions of cars get recalled. In 2010, over 20 million cars were recalled (almost twice as many as new cars sold). Toyota, GM, Honda, Nissan and Chrysler were among ...

21 MILLION RECALLED PRODUCTS, TWO REISSUED RECALLS DEMONSTRATE ONGOING SAFETY CONCERNS IN FIRST HALF OF 2011

June 30, 2011


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SafetyBook.org consumer product and vehicular recall analysis for first-half 2011

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – (June 30, 2011) – According to SafetyBook.org,  a comprehensive consumer product safety monitoring service, more than 11 million consumer products were recalled during the second quarter of ...

CPSC’s New Crib Standards

June 28, 2011


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New rules for the manufacturing of safe cribs have been implemented by CPSC to help babies, and parents, sleep better at night. Retail and resale of cribs that do not meet the new guidelines ...

Protect Yourself During Recalls

June 27, 2011


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What is a recall?

By definition, a recall is a public call by a manufacturer for the return of a product that may be defective or contaminated. A company may recall a product they are offering due to a defect ...

Home Appliance Recalls


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It is not surprising to hear about a product recall on a weekly basis. The recalls are multiple and cover a wide range of items including furniture, food, automobiles and appliances. The type of appliance recall that is issued ...

How to Monitor Child Products Recall


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With the birth of a child you are given dozens of gifts ranging from strollers and cribs to toys and clothing. Every year, however, there are also dozens of child’s products recall events when companies realize their products are ...

Reissuance of McLaren Stroller Recall – How Safe Are Your Kids in Their Strollers?

May 18, 2011


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Some of you might remember the 1 million McLaren Umbrella strollers recall in November 2009. The reason for recall was safety hazards for children. There were also a few reports of injuries due to the defect with the ...

ducduc Recalls Cribs due to Fall and Entrapment Hazards

April 26, 2011


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ducduc LLC recalled about 330 units of fixed-side cribs. This recall was voluntarily issued by ducduc in conjunction with Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on April 26, 2011.

When the mattress is in the lowest position, the rails on ...