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Home Inspections 101: What to Look Out For - Curbed

Houston Home inspection - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:09

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Home Inspections 101: What to Look Out For
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Having an offer accepted on your dream house may seem like cause for celebration, but you're not done just yet. You'll need to get that home and its property inspected before you can pop the bubbly, and there are plenty of problems that could be hiding.

The Land of Nod Recalls Octopus Rattles Due to Choking Hazard

CPSC recall information - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:00
The fabric discs from the tentacles of the octopus rattle can detach.

Tommee Tippee Electric Bottle and Food Warmers Recalled by Mayborn USA Due to Fire Hazard

CPSC recall information - Tue, 06/21/2016 - 09:00
The Closer to Nature warmers can overheat and catch on fire.

Sony Recalls VAIO Laptop Computer Battery Packs Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

CPSC recall information - Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:30
The lithium-ion battery packs can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.

STIHL Recalls Battery-Powered Hedge Trimmers Due to Laceration Hazard

CPSC recall information - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 14:30
The hedge trimmer can operate faster than expected, continue running after the trigger is released or operate by depressing either the trigger or the front handle switch individually

Direct Distributors Recalls Angle Grinders Due to Risk of Laceration

CPSC recall information - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 12:00
The spring-loaded safety switch can fail and allow the grinder to turn on even with the safety switch locked in place, posing a finger, hand or other laceration risk.

Grand Rapids Chair Recalls Chairs and Barstools Due to Risk of Injury (Recall Alert)

CPSC recall information - Tue, 06/14/2016 - 11:45
The back leg of the chairs can bend and the seat tabs or screws on the seat can loosen. When loose, pinch points between the seat and steel frame are created.

Auldey Toys Recalls Sky Rover Toys Due to Fire Hazard

CPSC recall information - Fri, 06/10/2016 - 14:00
The USB charging cords sold with Aero Spin and Aero Cruz Sky Rover remote-controlled flying toys can overheat.

360 Electrical Recalls Surge Protectors Due to Shock and Fire Hazards

CPSC recall information - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 15:40
The surge protectors can short curcuit when non-grounded plugs are connected, posting a shock or fire hazard.

AR500 Armor Recalls Level III Body Armor Due to Risk of Gunshot Injury or Death

CPSC recall information - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:30
The body armor can fail to meet performance requirements for Level III body armor, allowing a bullet to penetrate.

Rhino Metals Recalls Handgun Security Safes Due to a Serious Risk of Injury

CPSC recall information - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:00
The handgun security safes can be opened without the use of a combination allowing unauthorized access to a handgun.

Far East Brokers Recalls Children’s Chairs and Swings Due to Violation of Federal Lead Paint Standard

CPSC recall information - Thu, 06/09/2016 - 12:00
The screen-printing on the fabric of the butterfly chairs and swings contain excessive levels of lead, which is a violation of the federal lead paint standard.

Kwik Tek Recalls Sleds Due to Crash Hazard

CPSC recall information - Wed, 06/08/2016 - 12:30
The front handle bar assembly can break, posing a crash hazard.

Focus Bicycles Recalls Spine Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)

CPSC recall information - Tue, 06/07/2016 - 14:00
The bicycle seatstay or linkage component parts used to connect the seat tube and rear axle dropouts can be incorrectly sized which can cause the frame to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Hillsdale Furniture Recalls Children’s Bunk Beds Due to Fall Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Bob’s Discount Furniture (Recall Alert)

CPSC recall information - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 13:45
Hundreds of reports of the Chadwick bunk bed’s side mattress support rails cracking or breaking, resulting in eight injuries.

Square Grove Recalls Sit-Stand Desk Converters Due to Serious Injury Hazard (Recall Alert)

CPSC recall information - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 12:00
The pneumatic lifting mechanism can pinch or break fingers during assembly or use.

LaRose Industries Recalls Cra-Z-Jewelz Ultimate Gem Jewelry Machine Due to Violation of Lead Standard

CPSC recall information - Thu, 06/02/2016 - 10:00
The "Slider Bracelet" in the jewelry making kit contains high levels of lead. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues.

Mohu Recalls Boomboxes Due to Burn and Fire Hazards (Recall Alert)

CPSC recall information - Wed, 06/01/2016 - 13:00
The boombox can overheat, posing burn and fire hazards.
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