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Recent Posts in Hazard Category

  • FDA Medical Device Proposal to Speed Up the Clearance Process

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently proposed a new way to fast-track medical devices to the market. Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the FDA, proposed making a quicker route to market for certain products that might not meet the current criteria for clearance under the agency’s 510(k) fast-track pathway. Gottlieb’s reasoning for the proposal is that it would foster innovation. This ...
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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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