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CPSC Issues Federal Safety Standards For Baby Sling Carriers

POSTED: William PinilisJanuary 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM / Consumer Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued new guidelines for baby slings. The CPSC cautions that the slings, which many parents believe can help strengthen the bonds between a parent and child, pose suffocation dangers if not used properly.

Ikea Settles Dresser Death Lawsuit For $50M

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 27, 2016 at 11:20 AM / Recalls, Consumer Safety

Ikea has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the families of three children who were killed when Ikea dressers fell over and crushed them in their homes. The $50 million-dollar settlement will be split evenly between the families of the boys: Curren Collas of West Chester, Pennsylvania; Camden Ellis of...

3 Children’s Homeopathic Medicines Recalled

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 30, 2016 at 11:22 AM / Recalls, Consumer Safety

Three over-the-counter homeopathic children’s drugs are the subject of a voluntary recall because of a potentially deadly ingredient.

Toy Safety Group Releases '10 Worst Toys of 2016'

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 22, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Consumer Safety

With the busiest shopping season of the year right around the corner, a child’s safety group urges consumers to buy with caution.

Fourth Child's Death Linked to IKEA's Recalled Dressers

POSTED: William PinilisNovember 8, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Recalls, Consumer Safety

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has updated the IKEA dressers recall with new information after learning that the death of a fourth child has been linked to the furniture. A two-year-old Virginia boy was killed five years ago by a dresser that wasn't anchored to a wall.  Consumer groups contend that...

Samsung Halts Production of Galaxy Note 7

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 10, 2016 at 12:06 PM / Consumer News, Consumer Safety

Last month Samsung annouced a global recall of more than two million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after faulty batteries caused some devices to catch fire or emit smoke. Today, Yonhap, a South Korean news agency, is reporting that the tech giant is halting production of the phone. 

FDA Warns Parents About Homeopathic Teething Products

POSTED: William PinilisOctober 5, 2016 at 12:01 PM / Consumer Safety

No parent wants to see his or her baby in pain – that’s why so many are willing to try almost anything to relieve teething issues. But the Federal Drug Administration is warning parents to stay away from the many homeopathic teething tablets and gels available in many drug stores and pharmacies.

FDA Cracks Down on Antibacterial Soap

POSTED: William PinilisSeptember 6, 2016 at 11:43 AM / Consumer News, Consumer Safety

Think that antibacterial soaps do a better job at keeping you clean or germ-free? The Federal Drug Administration says you should think again.

Tons of Produce Wasted Each Year Just Because It's Ugly

POSTED: William PinilisAugust 26, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Consumer Tips, Consumer Safety

Americans waste an unconscionable amount of perfectly edible produce just because it isn't picture perfect. A recent report from the Guardian found that half of all produce grown in the United States is either discarded or uneaten because it's blemished, bruised, misshapen or discolored.

Survey: 17,000 Babies Hurt in Strollers and Carriers Annually

POSTED: William PinilisAugust 22, 2016 at 11:33 AM / Consumer News, Consumer Safety

Strollers and baby carriers are essential for keeping babies safe while on the go, but if used improperly, they can send little ones right to the emergency room.

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