"CPSC staff recommends that consumers never refuel a hot product as this can create a serious situation of the fuel splattering and burning those nearby," according to a CPSC statement. "Adding fuel to an open-flame is a potentially hazardous activity, with a risk of burns and uncontrolled fires."
4. Sparklers and bottle rockets
Last year, 8,600 consumers ended up in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries involving legal and illegal fireworks, according to the CPSC. From popular sparklers, bottle rockets and small firecrackers alone, 1,900 injured consumers were sent to emergency rooms last year during the 30 days surrounding July 4 celebrations.
And 40 percent of those injuries occur to children younger than 15.
"From purchase to ignition, know how you and your family can stay safe and which fireworks are allowed in your state if fireworks are part of your July 4th celebration," said CPSC chairman Inez Tenenbaum in a statement. "Never assume that a fireworks device is safe based on its size and never allow young children to play with or light fireworks. By knowing the dangers of all types of fireworks, consumers can prevent tragedies."
5. Children's Aromatherapy Kit
Who would have thought a children's toy intended to bring peace and calm could have "explosion and projectile hazards?"
In October, the CPSC, in cooperation with toy company JAKKS Pacific, reannounced the recall of 516,000 Spa Factory Aromatherapy Fountain & Bath Benefits Kits, originally recalled in January 2009.
As of October 2010, the CPSC received 100 reports of exploding jars of JAKKS' Bath Bombs/Balls or Bath Fizzies, including 26 injuries to children. The injuries included irritated eyes, skin and one eye injury.
The CPSC advises consumers should immediately take the toy's jars and caps without vent holes away from children, dispose of any jar lids without vent holes and contact JAKKS Pacific to receive free jar lids with vent holes.
Contact JAKKS toll-free at (877) 875-2557 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.myspafactory.com or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org