Amazon Sued By Federal Agency Seeking Recall Of Hazardous Products On Its Site

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission filed a lawsuit against Amazon last week that aims to force the company to issue a full recall of potentially hazardous products sold on its site, according to the agency. The agency specifically pointed to “24,000 faulty carbon monoxide detectors that fail to alarm, numerous children’s sleepwear garments that are in violation of the flammable fabric safety standard risking burn injuries to children, and nearly 400,000 hair dryers sold” without necessary protections against electrocution. According to the CPSC’s complaint, Amazon removed some of the products from its store and contacted customers, but the agency said those actions were “insufficient” to remediate the situation. In an emailed statement, an Amazon spokesperson said the company removed “the vast majority of the products in question” and issued refunds. Read more at Retail Dive.