Signature Hardware is recalling hundreds of Pickens Flip Up Towel Grab Bars due to a fall risk that has resulted in more than a dozen incident reports. The recall, announced May 5, affects about 330 towel grab bars in the U.S. and five more in Canada. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the product can break if the towel bar is used to provide bodily support, which could result in a fall and injury.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, softwood lumber — the kind used in structural framing — has more than tripled in price over the past year. The increase has added almost $36,000 to the average price to build a new home, but it’s also impacting the price of home improvements, renovations and remodels.
Chicago-based Kolcraft Enterprises Inc. is recalling 51,000 baby cradle accessories due to risk of infant suffocation death. The recalled component is the inclined sleeper accessory included with Kolcraft Cuddle ’n Care 2-in-1 Bassinet & Incline Sleepers as well as with Preferred Position 2-in-1 Bassinet & Incline Sleepers.
Peloton has announced two separate recalls involving its Tread and Tread+ treadmills. About 125,000 Tread+ Treadmills have been recalled after one child died and several injuries were reported. Peloton is also recalling the Tread Treadmill due to an unrelated injury risk.
If you’re seeking a hardwood look at a price that’s a little easier on your wallet, look no further than laminate and vinyl. Both are budget-friendly, synthetic flooring options that offer a lot of customization at a much lower price point than hardwood. Considering vinyl versus laminate? Here’s how they stack up.