Fall risks and lead hazards head the list this month

Many products have been recalled this month because of disturbing but not fatal injuries, especially from falls and lead hazards.

The Simple Set Pool Ladder sold by Aqua-Leisure with the Simple-Set inflatable pool can be assembled upside down, causing it to break under normal use and cause severe injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says it has received nine reports of such incidents, resulting in six injuries, including concussions, fractured ribs and broken bones.

In addition, two brands of children's jewelry-Juicy Couture Children's Jewelry's charm bracelets and necklaces in gold and silver and metal charms contained in 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's DVDs-are being recalled for high levels of lead.

Other recent recalls include:

Baby 2-Pack Pacifiers distributed by Kole Imports and sold at Dollar General stores across the country, have nipples that can easily detach from the guard, causing a serious choking hazard.

Adventure Playsets Wooden Swing Sets pose a fall hazard because defective bolts can cause the swings to separate from the wooden structure on these $1,000 sets.

The Rainbow Play Sling Swing Set has been found to break in half, posing a fall hazard. This swing is sold with or as an accessory for residential play sets made by Rainbow Play, which cost between $1,500 and $2,000. Trek Anthem C Elite and Anthem C Elite WSD Model Bicycle Helmets do not meet federal impact and resistance standards and therefore are not safe to use.

Masterfood's M&M's Brand Menorah poses a fire hazard. The commission has received five reports of incidents in which the plastic Menorahs have smoldered and ignited.

To report a problem with a product or to see the complete list of recalls, visit www.cpsc.gov.

Meghan Sims Kids In Danger


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