No BS Writing Gig: Product Recall Headlines

This recall list came from our university public safety office a couple weeks ago. Sadly, there is a tragedy behind each of these recalls and a reason behind why they have to recall a product to begin with. I am thankful we have the consumer protection we have in this country, but,  gee, can you get any more blunt in the writing of these recall headlines?
For example:
“John Deere Recalls D100 Lawn Tractors; Brake Failure Can Cause Loss of Control.”
or how about:
“Big Lots Recalls Microfiber Glider Recliners with Ottomans and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans Due to Entrapment and Finger Crushing Hazards.”
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Recalls from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

News from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Recalls from the weeks ending Oct. 31.

Yu Wei Recalls Drop-Side Cribs Sold Exclusively at JCPenney Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards.

To see this recall click here.

IKEA Recalls BUSA Children’s Folding Tent Due to Laceration and Puncture Hazards.

To see this recall click here.

Nordica USA Agrees to $214,000 Civil Penalty For Failure to Report Defective Skis; Binding Plates Can Break, Posed Fall Hazard to Skiers.

To see this release click here.

Ballard Designs Recalls “Stafford “Step Stools Due to Fall Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Home Fires Prompt Dehumidifier Recall Reannouncement from LG Electronics More Than One Million Dollars in Property Damage Linked to Goldstar and Comfort-Aire Dehumidifiers.

To see this recall click here.

John Deere Recalls D100 Lawn Tractors; Brake Failure Can Cause Loss of Control.

To see this recall click here or here.

Jogging Strollers Recalled by B.O.B. Trailers Due to Choking Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Marshall Group Recalls Marshall Gardens PatioGlo Bio-Fuel Gel Due to Burn Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Nidec Motor Corporation Recalls Ecotech EZ(r) Variable Speed Pool Pump Motors Due to Electrical Shock Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Additional Retail Sales Prompt CPSC and Meijer to Re-announce “Innovations” and “At Home with Meijer” Roman Shades and Roll-Up Blinds Recall; Strangulation Hazard Posed.

To see this recall click here.

LittleLife Discoverer Baby Carriers Recalled by Lifemarque Due to Fall Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Guidecraft Recalls Twist ‘n Sort Toys Due to Choking Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Horizon Hobby Recalls Losi NiMH Battery Charger Due to Possible Burn and Fire Hazards.

To see this recall click here.

CPSC Adopts Independent Third Party Testing and Certification Rules for Children’s Products Rules ensure continued compliance with child safety requirements.

To see this release click here.

Target Recall Children’s Frog Masks Due to Suffocation Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Provides Three Steps to a Safe Halloween Celebration.

To see this press release click here.

Bad Boy Buggies Off-Road Utility Vehicles Recalled by BB Buggies Due to Loss of Steering Control and Crash Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Big Lots Recalls Microfiber Glider Recliners with Ottomans and Leather Glider Recliners with Ottomans Due to Entrapment and Finger Crushing Hazards.

To see this recall click here.

Evergreen Enterprises Recalls Fireside Gel Fuel Bottles Due to Burn and Flash Fire Hazards.

To see this recall click here.

General Electric Recalls Monogram(r) Pro Rangetop with Grill Due to an Explosion Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Trek 2012 FX and District Bicycles Recalled Due to Fall Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Hand Trucks Recalled by Harper Trucks Due to Injury Hazard.

To see this recall click here.

Spin Master Agrees to $1.3 Million Civil Penalty for Failing to Report Aqua Dots and for Selling a Banned Hazardous Substance.

To see this press release click here.

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