- Congress Gives Consumers a Gift, But Some Want to Take it Back
In about a week, the government is slated to unveil a tool for consumers that catalogs safety concerns and complaints about certain products. From www.walletpop.com
- Senate letter urging not to kill the CPSC consumer safety complaint database
The database will provide a mechanism for consumers both to report harms and to research risks
- Consumer Reports Poll Finds Strong Support for Federal Role in Product Safety
A nationwide poll by CU found Americans strongly support the federal government’s role in protecting people from unsafe consumer products.
- New Mandatory Crib Standards Adopted by CPSC
Consumer and safety groups laud ‘strongest crib standards in the world’
- Consumers Union Encouraged by CPSC Effort on Cadmium
Cadmium is a toxin that, if ingested or inhaled, can damage kidneys and soften bones
- Cracking down on food safety criminals
Stewart Parnell, better known as the former president of the Peanut Corporation of America who knowingly shipped Salmonella-tainted peanut products around the country, is back in the business again.
- Too many chemicals, not enough sunshine
Fighting to keep toxic substances out of our products and environment one at a time isn’t working.
- Recalled beef? There’s an app for that.
A sign of the times: government agencies are now alerting the public of food and product recalls through their new Products Recall app for smartphones.
- General Mills Subsidiary Pulls BPA Cans
General Mills announced that their subsidiary Muir Glen will no longer use Bisphenol A (BPA) tainted cans for their organic tomatoes. What companies will follow suit?
- 2.1 Million Drop-Side Cribs Recalled
CSPC needs to do more to regulate crib designs
- Results of our tests on 24 different canned/packaged food
Here are the actual results from Consumer Reports‘ tests for BPA in 24 different canned/packaged foods.
- Deadlines for new toy safety rules
Deadlines approach to implement new law on lead and phthalates in toys. Learn more!
- President signs landmark product safety bill into law
This morning President Bush signed landmark product safety reform legislation into law. Learn more!
- What are they arguing about?
The House and Senate versions of the product safety bill (HR 4040) are not the same, and the differences matter.
- Those harmed by unsafe products speak out
Andrew Hartung came to Washington D.C. on February 7th to make sure baby products don’t hurt babies. It seems obvious – but will take major reform. So he joined several other families on the Hill to tell the press and Senators how the reforms they are now considering would keep kids safe.