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Blog Posts in June, 2008

  • 320,000 Jardine Cribs Recalled After Four Entrapment Accidents

    Another crib line made the news headlines this month, as Jardine Enterprises and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the voluntary recall of 320,000 Jardine cribs because they pose a potential hazard for strangulation or entrapment. The recall was announced following 42 incidents involving the cribs and broken spindles and crib slats. Four children got trapped in the spaces left by ...
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  • US Congress Examines Use of Phthalates and Bisphenol A In Childrens Toys, Bottles, and Thousands of Other Products

    This month, a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee met to examine the way the government handles phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA), two chemicals that have been used for over half a century on numerous consumer products. Phthalates is often used to soften plastics, and Bisphenol A is often applied when manufacturing shatterproof containers. One issue of concern is whether these chemicals should ...
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  • Defective Clothing Can Cause Serious Injuries

    A products liability lawsuit that has recently made national headlines involves a female traffic cop who is suing Victoria’s Secret for an eye injury she says she sustained in May 2007 because of a defective thong. Macrida Patterson says that one of the metal links that holds the decorative rhinestone heart in place on the thong’s blue fabric popped off and hit her in the eye. Patterson says the ...
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  • CPSC Says Recalled Childrens Merry-Go-Round and Play Sets Pose Fall Hazards

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the voluntary recalls of about 15,000 Children’s Playsafe Spinning Quad Merry-Go-Rounds and approximately 11,000 Backyard Leisure Adventure Play Sets and Create N Adventure Wooden Play Sets because they pose a fall hazard to children. Backyard Leisure says that there have been 114 reports of the play sets’ hangers, which hold the gliders, ...
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  • Auto Regulators May Need More Time to Develop Tougher Roof Strength Regulations

    At a June 4 hearing before the US Senate, auto safety regulators said they need more time to make sure that adding more headroom and weight to vehicle roofs will not increase the chances of a vehicle rollover. At the center of discussions was the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposal to update its roof safety standards. The higher gravity center of pick-up trucks and SUVs is ...
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  • Entrapment is Key Issue Behind Simmons Kids Crib Mattress and Bassetbaby Crib Recalls

    Two separate recalls yesterday highlighted the dangers of child entrapment. Along with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Importer Bassettbaby voluntarily recalled about 550 Wendy Bellissimo Hidden Hills Collection Cribs, model number 5446-0521, and manufacturer Simmons Kids recalled about 20,000 crib mattresses. The Bassetbaby cribs were recalled because some of the cribs have spaces ...
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