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Gov't safety database logs thousands of complaints; kitchen appliances big source of concern
WASHINGTON (AP) ' From dishwashers that spark and flame to ovens that turn on spontaneously, kitchen appliances are the top source of complaints in the government's year-old product safety database.
One-third of the more than 6,500 reports filed to SaferProducts.gov in the past year were complaints about appliances, mostly in the kitchen.
Other top categories included nursery equipment, toys, footwear and home climate-control systems.
SaferProducts.gov is a database where people can submit reports, for public view, of injury or worse from everyday products in and around the home. Users of the site also can search for products that have been recalled.
Products that received the most complaints were electric ovens, dishwashers, footwear products, refrigerators and microwave ovens.