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  • CPSC Says Certain Kids Outerwear with Drawstrings Pose Strangulation, Entrapment and Death Hazard to Kids

    In a unanimous vote, members of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission have approved a new federal safety rule for children’s outerwear. Per the final rule, kids’ upper outerwear, sizes 2T through 16 with certain bottom or waist drawstrings and those with hood or neck drawstrings in sizes 2T through 12 possess substantial product hazards that could lead to serious injuries to children. If your ...
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  • Delta Enterprise, LaJobi, Evenflo, and Jardine Enterprises Among the More than 2 Million Cribs Recalled Over Drop-Side Issues and Other Hazards

    The US Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling more than 2 million cribs because of the hazards they may pose to children. Included in the recall are cribs made by Evenflo, LaJobi, Child Craft, Million Dollar Baby, Jardine Enterprises, Delta Enterprises Corp, and Simmons Juvenile Products Inc. The cribs were made between 2000 and 2009. To date, no fatalities have been linked to the ...
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  • Auto Defects: Fire Hazards Prompt General Motors and Chrysler to Recall Vehicles

    General Motors announced today that it is recalling approximately 1.5 million autos because of a problem with the heated windshield wiper system that poses a possible fire hazard. The recall affects the following vehicles: (2006 – 2009 models) Buick Lucerne Hummer H2 Cadillac DTS (2008, 2009 models) Buick Enclave Cadillac CTS (2007-2009 models) Escalade ESV Cadillac Escalade Escalade EXT Silverado ...
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  • Another Baby Sling Recall Prompted by Death of Newborn

    In the wake of the 2007 death of 10-day-old baby from a handmade baby sling, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling approximately 40 Sprout Stuff infant ring slings because they pose achild suffocation hazard. Sprout Stuff is located in Texas. The baby slings were sold to consumers between October 2006 and May 2007. The recalled slings are made with cloth that threads through a ring ...
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  • Workers at Denver Water Say They Buried Toxic Waste

    Heidi Hemmet, an investigative reporter for Fox31 KDVR.com reported March 17, 2010, retired workers at Denver Water in Colorado say they buried hazardous waste near several homes and schools 20 years ago. One former worker says he and a number of his co-workers were ordered by the Denver Water manager to bury “cement asbestos, radiation asphalt” and other toxic chemicals at the Foothills Water ...
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  • 830,000 Waxcessories Electric Simmer Pots Recalled Because Loose Wire Connections May Cause Electric Shock

    On April 24, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Waxcessories® Inc. announced the voluntary recall of 830,000 electric simmer pots. There have been over 160 reports of wires and cords coming loose from the pots, and Waxcessories® and the CPSC were concerned of the electric shock and fire hazards that the simmer pots might pose to users. No injuries have been reported so far. The ...
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  • U.S. States Impose Their Own Toy Safety Regulations Following Mass Recalls Involving Lead and Other Hazards

    This week, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law the Children’s Safe Products Act, which imposes the toughest restrictions yet for lead standards for toys among the U.S. states. The law decreases the legally allowed limit for lead in toys from 90 parts per million to 40 parts per million, which is the limit that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends. The law goes ...
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  • Hazardous Toy Recall: Defective Toys Can Place Children in Peril

    Shopping for children’s toys has created a safety nightmare for parents where there used to be none because of the recent recalls on toys containing high levels of lead, GHB, and candy-like magnetic pieces that when swallowed, can cause choking hazards or serious, if not fatal, intestinal injuries. The toys at highest risk seem to be those made in China. As the holiday season wraps up, the U.S. ...
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