In an unusual move, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recently filed an administrative complaint, asking the makers of rare-earth magnets to voluntarily recall their products. A few of the companies, including the makers of Buckyballs and Zen Magnets, have refused to do so. The CPSC also asked the company behind Buckyballs, Maxfield & Oberton Holdings, to tell the public about the safety concerns and to offer requesting customers a refund.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of dehumidifiers due to the risk that the devices may pose a fire and burn hazard. Kenmore dehumidifiers, sold at Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation, are associated with the recall. The manufacturer, LG Electronics Appliance Co, out of Tianjin, China is also associated with this recall.
As consumers, when we purchase a product, we assume it meets the necessary safety requirements and will not cause harm to our families or ourselves. When products do not meet those standards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will step in and issue a recall of the product, in an effort to protect American customers.