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A banner year for product safety

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From the Consumer Reports Safety Blog: We can’t remember a year when product safety garnered so much public attention. Consumer confidence was shaken as we saw recall after recall on toys, tires, toothpaste, and more. We dubbed 2007 “The Year of the Recall.”

Posted by maysdo on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008 in Automobiles, Children's Products, Household & Office, Product Safety | Comments Off

Quiz: Shedding some light on candle safety

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Posted by maysdo on Friday, December 21st, 2007 in Household & Office, Product Safety | No Comments »

Fisher-Price pulls second lead-tainted blood-pressure cuff off shelves in Illinois

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Posted by maysdo on Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 in Children's Products, Lead, Product Safety, Toxins | Comments Off

CPSC: 22 children died in toy-related deaths in 2006

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From the Consumer Reports Safety Blog: While toys with lead paint and tiny magnets have gotten a lot of attention this year, statistics released today by the Consumer Product Safety Commission serve as a sobering reminder that the simple and most classic of toys—balloons, tricycles, scooters and balls—are often just as hazardous.

Posted by maysdo on Thursday, December 13th, 2007 in Children's Products, CPSC, Product Safety, Regulators | Comments Off

Open letter to Presidential Candidates

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CU asks Presidential Candidates to publicly support real food safety and product safety reform. Dear candidates for The Office of the President, Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, asks that you publicly support real food safety and product safety reform. We must reduce the lead and other dangerous substances in toys, holiday decorations, Continue Reading

Posted by maysdo on Thursday, December 13th, 2007 in Children's Products, CPSC, FDA, Food Labeling, Food Safety, Imports, Lead, Product Safety, Regulators, Toxins, USDA | No Comments »

Nancy Baker: A daughter’s drowning leads to pool safety reforms

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Posted by maysdo on Wednesday, December 12th, 2007 in Health Recreation & Fitness, Household & Office, Product Safety | No Comments »

Penn Label Ban Update

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More than 65 dairy farmers, consumer, farm and agricultural, public health, animal protection and environmental organizations, food processors and retailers today wrote to Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell to protest the recent Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) action which would prohibit state farmers from telling consumers that they aren’t using artificial hormones on their dairy Continue Reading

Posted by jamere on Thursday, November 29th, 2007 in Hormones, Mad Cow, Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

What do you want to know about toy safety?

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Parents have a lot of questions right now about lead in toys and other products, and want to know what to do. Brett Levy over at DadTalk interviewed me and asked some great questions, so go over there and take a look. In particular, he asked me whether parents should be more concerned about old Continue Reading

Posted by maysdo on Friday, November 16th, 2007 in Children's Products, Lead, Product Safety, Toxins | 8 Comments »

Protect Us From Choice — Please

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Last month, in an Orwellian stretch of logic and without warning or any public discussion, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) notified 19 dairies that “their labels are false or misleading and need to be changed” So, what kinds of labels were so terrible that the PDA felt they had to be removed from milk Continue Reading

Posted by jamere on Friday, November 16th, 2007 in FDA, Food Safety, FTC, Hormones, Label GMOs, Mad Cow, rbGH (rbST, Posilac), Regulators | 31 Comments »

12 TOY SHOPPING TIPS FOR A SAFER HOLIDAY

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If you are left feeling a bit scared and confused shopping for children this holiday season, you are not alone. So far this year there have been tens of millions of toys recalled due to lead paint, small magnets, or toxic chemicals. Consumers Union has 12 shopping tips that will help families enjoy a safe Continue Reading

Posted by maysdo on Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 in Children's Products, Lead, Product Safety, Toxins | 13 Comments »
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