Could Your Fidget Spinner Catch on Fire?

The popular fidget spinners are in the news again, this time over concerns that some can catch on fire. Recently, two mothers in Michigan and Alabama “reported that their children’s Bluetooth-enabled fidget spinners burst into flames in the past few weeks.” On both occasions, the fidget spinners “were plugged into outlets, and when they caught on fire the toys melted and burned the surfaces they were sitting on.”

Giti Tire USA Recalls Replacement Passenger Car Tires

A recall has been issued for Primewell brand tires over concerns that the “sidewalls can crack and lose air, increasing the risk of a crash.” The recall was issued by Giti Tire USA, a California-based company that distributes the tires. So far the recall includes an estimated 394,000 Valera Touring II replacement passenger car tires that have been sold to a number of different Firestone stores.

Beryllium Rule Sacrifices Human Lives

The Trump administration doesn’t seem to consider worker health to be very important in the grand scheme of things. Yet another Obama era protection has been dropped by the Labor Department in a mad rush to undo regulations whether we need them or not. In this case, workers at construction sites and shipyards are likely to be exposed to higher levels of beryllium.