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Chrissie Cole

CPSC – Safer Cribs for Babies

In December 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted unanimously to approve new mandatory crib standards. All distributors, importers, manufacturers and retailers will be…

David Rowell

Consumer Product Safety Commission Sued Over Unsafe Chemicals in Toys

Two consumer groups, the Natural Resouces Defense Council and Public Citizen, have filed a lawsuit against the Consumer Product Safety Commision, claiming that the CSPC is not correctly implementing…

David Rowell

Consumer Safety Recalls for 2008 Set New Record

A report issued by Consumers Union on December 2 contains troubling news for consumers, expecially parents. CU’s report, title Still Not Safe, notes that 2008 set a new record for recalls by the…

David Rowell

Dangerous Toys Recalled by CPSC

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall of Swim ‘N Score Dive Sticks. The toys, sold by Modell’s Sporting Goods stores nationwide, are about 8 long and come in packs of 6 in…

David Rowell

FDA to Update Food Safety Rules

Dismayed consumers saw story after story break in 2008 about food safety and the FDA’s struggle to cope with domestic and foreign food contaminants: Salmonella, Listeria, Clostridium and other…

David Rowell

Salmonella Danger from Dry Pet Food

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that, despite reports and recalls in 2007, eight new cases of Salmonella poisoning in humans from contaminated pet food were…

David Rowell

ATV Deaths

Despite recent improvements in safety, ATVs remainsome of the most dangerousproducts available to consumers.An incident today illustrate that danger: a 67 year-old San Andreas resident was killed in…

Jenny Albano

Mother Sues Nalgene Over Chemical in Plastic Containers

A mother is suing Nalgene over the use of the chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, in its plastic containers.
Nalgene Inc. announced last week that it will phase out production of its containers that…

David Rowell

Defective Products Tested for Lead by County

Most consumers are aware of the tidal wave of toys and other defective products containing excessive levels of lead that have been offered to American consumers lately. As noted in a recent reportRecently recalled toys from China include 675,000 Mattel Barbie accessories, 49,000 Disney Deluxe Winnie-the-Pooh play sets and about a million Fisher-Price character toys such as Elmo and Dora the…

David Rowell

Hannah Montana Boots Recalled for "Trip and Fall" Risk

Payless ShoeSource, Inc. has announced the recall of about 90,000 girls’ boots, made in China, because of a risk of injury due to “slip and fall” accidents. The jeweled, “Hannah Montana” engraved boots have guitar-shapped zipper pulls, which can get caught on each other as the child walks, causing the child to trip. Payless has received reports of five instances of children tripping due to this…