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CNNMoney: U.S. to ban drop side cribsupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 13:01:00

In a unanimous vote Wednesday, product safety regulators agreed to ban the production and sale of drop side cribs in the United States.

Halloween lanterns recalled for overheatingupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 07:58:00

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dollar Tree Stores are recalling 682,000 battery-operated Halloween lanterns that can overheat, the agency announced Thursday.

CNNMoney: Graco recalls 2 million strollers; cited in 4 deathsupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 10:40:00

Graco Children's Products is recalling about 2 million strollers that have been blamed for four deaths, the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday.

Company agrees to fund home repairs in drywall settlementupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 17:07:00

A Chinese company has agreed to pay to repair homes of Americans who complained their drywall made them sick, a committee representing the plaintiffs said Thursday.

CNNMoney: What to do if your child's toy is recalledupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 11:10:00

Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price announced the recall of over 10 million children's products and toys on Thursday.

Government nears new standards for cribs, ban on drop-side cribsupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 07:49:00

In an effort to make children safer while they sleep, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of new proposed mandatory standards for cribs.

NY man blows off arm with fireworksupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 12:11:00

Like fireworks, it has become an Independence Day weekend tradition unto itself: fireworks-related injury.

CNNMoney: Crib recall: 2 million moreupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 12:20:00

Another 2 million cribs are being recalled due to the drop-side hazard, the culprit in millions of other crib recalls over the last few years.

Vicks Dayquil recalled because packaging isn't child-proofupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 19:18:00

About 700,000 units of Vicks Dayquil cold medicine were recalled Friday after a finding that the packaging was not child-proof, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

CNNMoney: 24,000 baby beds recalled after 2 deathsupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 15:06:00

The federal agency in charge of product safety announced the recall of 24,000 Amby Baby hammocks after reports of two infants dying from suffocation in the beds.

CNNMoney: Toys R Us: Trade in your baby gearupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 12:30:00

Toys R Us Inc. has launched a trade-in program for potentially unsafe used cribs and other baby gear, the toy giant announced Wednesday.

Inflatable baby floats recalledupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 18:50:00

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking parents to immediately stop using a series of inflatable floats for babies in swimming pools, announcing a voluntary recall of about 4 million floats Thursday.

CNNMoney: Toymakers fight complex new safety rulesupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 06:14:00

For toymakers, the world changes on Aug. 14. That's the day a new regulation takes effect that small manufacturers say could force them out of business.

Protect your kids from hazardsupdated: Thu May 28 2009 10:29:00

The death of Mike Tyson's daughter has put the spotlight on hazards in the home. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Be aware of hidden household hazardsupdated: Thu May 28 2009 10:29:00

The death of boxing champion Mike Tyson's 4-year-old daughter after a treadmill accident highlights the issue of hidden dangers in the home.

Warning goes out as pools openupdated: Fri May 22 2009 09:29:00

As pools reopen for the Memorial Day weekend, safety experts urge parents to protect their children as nearly 300 young kids die in pools and spas every year, according a consumer safety report.

Get out of house with Chinese drywall, doctor tells familyupdated: Wed May 06 2009 14:27:00

Yorelle Haroush fled a million-dollar South Florida home this week, chased out, she said, by drywall made in China that's emitting vapors that smell like rotten eggs.

CNNMoney: New law could wipe out handcrafted toy makersupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 13:49:00

When she's not busy taking care of her three kids, stay-at-home mom Denise Mollison spends her time stitching together cherubic rag dolls, which she then sells online at her shop, The Lucky Pebble, and at Etsy, an online marketplace. Her plump creations have garnered extensive praise from fans of handmade goods, and Mollison's Etsy page is filled with rave reviews from happy customers. But a new law passed to ensure the safety of toys and children's clothes may unintentionally cripple small businesses like hers.

Libraries in suspense over lead regulationsupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 19:36:00

Librarians across the United States are making noise about new federal restrictions on lead that could take books out of the hands of children.

Making pools drains saferupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 07:19:00

A new law requires pool owners to replace old drain covers with anti-entrapment drains. WLFI's Laura Kirtley reports.

Time.com: Crib-Safety Checks Urged After Recallupdated: Tue Oct 21 2008 15:00:00

A recall of nearly 1.6 million cribs, triggered by the suffocations of two 8-month-old infants, has prompted a government agency to urge parents to inspect older drop-side cribs for safety problems

Money Magazine: Your new best friend in the credit crisisupdated: Wed May 28 2008 04:33:00

Your credit-card terms are usurious; your mortgage contract disguises the real cost of your home; and you need a magnifying glass to catch all the fees in your auto loan. As a result, you may be paying thousands more than you should for these products, says Harvard Law professor Elizabeth Warren.

Senate votes to beef up consumer protection agencyupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 12:48:00

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to beef up the federal agency that oversees the safety of consumer products after a spate of recalls involving imported products.

Senate takes up safety testsupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 12:48:00

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to beef up the federal agency that is charged with the safety of consumer products.

CNNMoney: Nursery-related product injuries on the riseupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 14:30:00

Infant injuries in cribs, strollers, playpens and other nursery products are on the rise, according to an annual report released Thursday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Sears settles suit over allegedly dangerous stovesupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 15:24:00

Consumer advocates Wednesday hailed the settlement of a class-action lawsuit over Sears stoves in which the retailer agreed to install safety brackets for free to prevent the appliances from tipping over or provide other reimbursements.

Kitchen dangerupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 15:24:00

CNN's Greg Hunter reports that Sears is settling a class-action lawsuit over its stoves.

CNNMoney: Toymakers, stores must act on lead - regulatorupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 14:25:00

The head of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Monday that toymakers and retailers need to step up their efforts to eliminate lead from toys.

Teacher saves kindergartnerupdated: Wed Jan 23 2008 15:36:00

A sharp-eyed teacher noticed changes in a little girl and helped alert parents to a life-threatening brain tumor. WSVN reports.

CNNMoney: Toy safety plan to debut Feb. 1updated: Fri Dec 21 2007 16:11:00

The Toy Industry Association said Friday that it expects to release a draft of tough new safety rules, which include a plan to require manufacturers to test toys for hazardous chemicals and defective designs, on Feb 1.

Christmas lights found with potentially unsafe levels of leadupdated: Mon Dec 10 2007 09:44:00

A CNN analysis of four common brands of Christmas lights shows levels of lead experts say are high enough to be dangerous to children.

Mattel CEO: 'Rigorous standards' after massive toy recallupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 13:06:00

The CEO of Mattel Inc. insisted Tuesday that his company has "rigorous standards" and apologized as the company was forced to recall millions of toys for the second time in two weeks.

Fallout from hazardous toysupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 13:06:00

CNN's Allan Chernoff reports on reactions from the public, government and Mattel after the company's latest toy recall.

CNNMoney: Toys still tainted with lead: Groupsupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 08:27:00

More toys tainted with extremely high levels of lead were found on the shelves at major U.S. retailers, according to an advocacy group's survey released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Recalls scare parents away from hot toysupdated: Fri Nov 09 2007 14:47:00

Millions of parents are nervous about buying their kids toys for Christmas as recalls become more frequent and increasingly bizarre.

CNNMoney: Panel to push for greater U.S. recall powerupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 21:40:00

An advisory commission created in response to concerns about recalls of dangerous toothpaste, dog food and toys will recommend to President Bush that the Food and Drug Administration be empowered to order mandatory recalls of products deemed a risk to consumers, an administration official said Monday.

Fire-safe holiday lightsupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 14:50:00

Electric holiday lights and displays sparkle and wow children and adults alike. But because too many homeowners don't know how to perform safety checks on light strings and ornaments, they're also potentially dangerous. In fact, each year it is estimated that about 12,500 people go to hospital emergency rooms for falls, cuts, shocks and burns related to holiday decorating, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

CNNMoney: More toys recalled on lead paint hazardupdated: Wed Oct 31 2007 15:24:00

About 380,000 Galaxy Warriors toy figures are being recalled due to surface paints containing excessive levels of lead, according to a warning by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Wednesday.

Doctor says grout sealer caused 'chemical pneumonia'updated: Tue Oct 30 2007 17:36:00

Dr. Walter Friedel had successfully completed plenty of do-it-yourself projects around his New Jersey home. So when he bought Stand 'n Seal tile grout sealer from Home Depot in October 2005, he never imagined it might make him sick.

CNNMoney: Congress said to eye stronger safety agencyupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 04:41:00

Legislation that would overhaul the federal agency in charge of consumer product safety is making it way through Congress, according to published reports.

CNNMoney: Baby seats recalled after 28 head injury reportsupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 15:07:00

About 1 million baby seats sold at major U.S. retailers are being recalled after the Consumer Product Safety Commission received 28 reports of serious head injuries, including three skull fractures, after young children fell out of the seats when they were placed on tables.

CNNMoney: 544K items recalled for lead, more expectedupdated: Thu Oct 04 2007 16:32:00

Government safety officials and manufacturers recalled 544,000 China-made toys and other items Thursday over concerns over lead paint.

CNNMoney: Target recalls 82,000 plush rattlesupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 13:41:00

Target Corp. has recalled about 82,000 sports-themed rattles made in China because of a choking hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Tuesday.

More lead-paint toy recalls coming, source saysupdated: Thu Sep 27 2007 09:33:00

More toys with lead-contaminated paint will be recalled in the coming weeks, a source with knowledge of the announcements said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: 1 million Chinese-made cribs recalledupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 06:18:00

About one million Chinese-made, Simplicity brand cribs are being recalled after three infants died and seven were trapped when the drop side of cribs detached causing a dangerous gap, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Protecting U.S. produceupdated: Fri Sep 21 2007 06:18:00

What changes in regulation have been made to protect produce? CNN's Allan Chernoff explains.

CNNMoney: China to eliminate lead paint in toy exportsupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 05:25:00

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday an agreement with Chinese officials aimed at stopping the use of lead paint on Chinese-made toys that are exported to the United States.

CNNMoney: Toy design, not production, blamed for recallsupdated: Tue Sep 11 2007 02:44:00

A new study released Tuesday that analyzed two decades of toy recalls in the United States found that a defect in the product design, rather manufacturing flaws such as unsafe raw materials or poor craftsmanship, were responsible for a majority of those recalls.

Time.com: Tainted Pet Food Vs. Lead-Paint Toysupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 18:00:00

When it comes to consumer recalls, do we care more about our pets than our children?

CNNMoney: More toys recalled for lead paint hazardsupdated: Wed Aug 22 2007 05:09:00

Following the recent recalls for toys made in China with loose magnets and lead paint, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued more warnings, this time recalling thousands of SpongeBob SquarePants journals, various spinning tops and children's jewelry.

Time.com: Troubles in the Toy Chestupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 04:00:00

How much danger are your children in? In the wake of a new Mattel recall, here are five things you need to know

CNNMoney: Toolmaker recalls 800,000 power sawsupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 01:32:00

Robert Bosch Tool Corp. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on Wednesday announced a recall of more than 800,000 Skil-brand power circular saws due to laceration risk.

How to take away recalled toys with fewer tearsupdated: Wed Aug 15 2007 00:33:00

Toy recalls are no longer relegated to discount bins and no-name brands. The recent rash of toy recalls have included some A-list celebrities of the children's toy world, including Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, Polly Pocket and Barbie. In the last two weeks alone, Mattel has recalled over 100 types of toys totaling 10 million units.

CNNMoney: Still for sale: Bibs with leadupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 21:12:00

Certain vinyl baby bibs sold at Toys "R" Us stores appear to be contaminated with lead, but this latest Chinese-made product to raise safety concerns is not being recalled.

CNNMoney: Mattel's Fisher-Price recalls 1.5M toysupdated: Thu Aug 02 2007 00:57:00

Mattel Inc.'s Fisher-Price division is issuing a global recall of 1.5 million toys made in China because their paint may contain too much lead, marking the latest in a string of recalls that have fueled U.S.-China tensions over the safety of Chinese products.

CNNMoney: One million Hasbro toy ovens recalledupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 22:31:00

Hasbro Inc. will recall about 1 million Easy-Bake Ovens because children could get their hands caught in the front opening and suffer burns, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday.

Fireworks could spark dangerupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 03:30:00

Fireworks could spark danger

Fireworks injury scar fades, memory doesn'tupdated: Fri Jul 06 2007 03:30:00

The scar has faded over his left eye, but the fireworks injury that Tony Wittmann suffered when he was 17 taught him a lesson that he hasn't forgotten.

CNNMoney: Above-ground pool ladders recalledupdated: Wed Apr 04 2007 07:33:00

Intex Recreation Corp. and the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday announced a recall of 466,000 above-ground pool ladders due to risk of injury from the ladders breaking.

CNNMoney: 4 million children's bracelets recalledupdated: Tue Apr 03 2007 07:37:00

A&A Global Industries and the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday announced a recall of 4 million children's "Groovy Grabber" bracelets sold in vending machines because the paint on the products poses a lead poisoning risk.

Fortune: Is Honda really the 'safety' company?updated: Mon Apr 02 2007 09:59:00

According to last Friday's New York Times, Honda is aiming to be known as the safety company. Honda, says the Times,"is promoting safety as an essential part of its public image" and "wants to join Volvo as an automaker best known for safety."

Nearly 1 million toy ovens recalled updated: Tue Feb 06 2007 11:21:00

Toymaker Hasbro and the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Tuesday recalled 985,000 Easy-Bake toy ovens after finding that kids' hands and fingers can get caught in the oven's opening, thereby posing serious risk of burns.

Childproofing made easy: A room-by-room, stage-by-stage guideupdated: Fri Jan 26 2007 10:52:00

The best way to make your home safe: Start childproofing early -- before your baby's born, since that's when you actually have time to do it, or before such milestones as crawling or walking.

CNNMoney: Baby rattles recalled for choking riskupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 09:23:00

Discounter Target Stores and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Thursday a recall of 460,000 plush baby rattles and photo frame ornaments because the small parts used in the products can detach and pose a serious choking hazard for infants and young children.

CNNMoney: Millions of Christmas lights recalledupdated: Thu Dec 14 2006 11:55:00

Millions of Christmas light sets sold at Hobby Lobby Creative Centers throughout the southern and central U.S. have been recalled for potential electric shock and fire hazard risk, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

FSB: Uncushioned Blowupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 00:01:00

IN FEBRUARY WE WROTE ABOUT BOSTON Billows, a Nashua, N.H., maker of nursing pillows ("Total Recall"). In 2004 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission arbitrarily deemed the company's flagship p...

CNNMoney: Danger on the toy shelvesupdated: Tue Nov 21 2006 09:14:00

While shoppers will be eagerly snapping up toys for their children this holiday season, one consumer advocacy group is urging vigilance before parents spend a single dollar.

CNNMoney: Holiday shopping: Toying with safetyupdated: Thu Nov 16 2006 13:37:00

The holidays may conjure images of sugarplums and fairies...and let's face it... toys for children of all ages. But it's not all fun and games.

Fortune: Picture thisupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 14:18:00

Thomas Forqueran of Kingman, Ariz., was packing his 1966 Ford truck after a camping trip in July when he saw flames shooting out of the passenger window. The source: his new Dell Inspiron laptop. H...

CNNMoney: Pool safetyupdated: Thu Jun 15 2006 15:42:00

For many homeowners pool covers are coming off for the summer. But don't dive in just yet. Drowning was the number one cause of accidental death for kids under five years old.

CNNMoney: Choosing a safe helmetupdated: Wed Mar 29 2006 11:49:00

It's that time of year when kids are getting ready to put on their sports gear. And if you're a parent, your number one job is to keep them safe.

FSB: What You Can Doupdated: Wed Feb 01 2006 00:01:00

How do smart manufacturers minimize the risk of a recall? The U.S. government sets rules for a few products, such as cigarette lighters, but most others are governed by voluntary standards. A nonpr...

CNNMoney: Alternative heat sourcesupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 15:19:00

Home heating costs are expected to be about 25 percent higher this year. What's even more chilling is that during the winter months, there is at least one death a day from alternative heating sources, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

CNNMoney: Kids' jewelry recalled for lead riskupdated: Wed Nov 30 2005 06:32:00

About 6 million children's metal necklaces and zipper pulls are being recalled for safety reasons, the government said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: 10 most dangerous toysupdated: Thu Nov 17 2005 10:04:00

What do dolls and ponies have in common with crossbows and energy beam blasters? They're all toys that have the potential to cause childhood injuries, or even death, according to an organization advocating toy safety.

CNNMoney: Keeping your house juicedupdated: Thu Oct 06 2005 15:57:00

In an emergency or black-out, you'll want to keep your crucial appliances running -- and that means a generator. But these handy machines can be tricky to use.

CNNMoney: Tiki torches under fireupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 10:33:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - A federal safety agency announced Tuesday the recall of nearly 1 million bamboo Tiki torches and replacement canisters.

CNNMoney: About 1.75M coffeemakers recalledupdated: Fri Jun 10 2005 13:15:00

About 1.75 million Bunn-O-Matic home coffeemakers are being recalled because of faulty wiring that can cause the machine's plastic pour-in bowl and lid to melt, posing serious risk of burns and fire, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

CNNMoney: About 1.5M kids' chairs recalledupdated: Fri Apr 29 2005 06:34:00

About 1.5 million children's folding chairs are being recalled because they pose a risk of fingertip amputation, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Friday.

CNNMoney: Hamilton Beach fined $1.2 millionupdated: Wed Mar 30 2005 08:12:00

Small home appliance manufacturer Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex will pay $1.2 million for failing to report defects in three products, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

CNNMoney: Record fine for baby goods maker?updated: Tue Mar 22 2005 05:43:00

The Consumer Product Safety Commission today will issue the largest civil penalty in its history against a popular maker of car seats, cribs and other children's products, underscoring the agency's effort to get companies to report safety concerns sooner, Tuesday's Wall Street Journal reported.

CNNMoney: All-weather safetyupdated: Fri Nov 12 2004 11:46:00

Every year in the United States, more than 200 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by fuel-burning appliances. Thousands more are treated in emergency rooms for it.

CNNMoney: New mattress fire standards seenupdated: Mon Oct 25 2004 06:46:00

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is preparing to announce new standards for mattress flammability by the end of October, rules that could cost the industry $100 million annually, according to a published report Monday.

CNNMoney: Iverson toddler shoe recalledupdated: Mon Sep 20 2004 08:03:00

Reebok International is recalling about 140,000 pairs of "Iverson/Answer" toddler shoes due to a choking hazard posed to young children.

CNNMoney: Toy jewelry recalledupdated: Thu Jul 08 2004 07:37:00

Four toy jewelry importers have recalled 150 million pieces of toy jewelry sold in vending machines across America due to dangerous levels of lead.

CNNMoney: 300,000 baby strollers recalledupdated: Thu Jun 24 2004 07:20:00

Dorel Juvenile Group late Wednesday said it was recalling 300,000 units of its Cosco "Rock 'N Roller" because of a faulty seat attachment that can detach and cause an infant to fall.

Survey: More teens abusing inhalantsupdated: Thu Mar 18 2004 12:05:00

Inhalant use is on the rise among teenagers, with more than 2 million of them abusing these products at some point in their lives, said a report released Thursday.

Money Magazine: 800 ACCESS Get the latest on risky productsupdated: Mon Aug 01 1994 00:01:00

Call the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at 800-638-2772 for detailed recorded information on hazardous household and recreational products, notably toys, infant gear and garments that are ...

Fortune: Why people are slipping on rugs, how to contribute to Lyndon LaRouche, Congress vs. teenagers. UNSAFE IN WASHINGTONupdated: Mon Mar 22 1993 00:01:00

About one American worker in 10,000 dies in an on-the-job accident. Cooks in restaurants have higher mortality rates than firemen. Federal regulations on formaldehyde exposure result in expenditure...

Fortune: PRODUCTS TO WATCHupdated: Mon Jun 29 1992 00:01:00

TINY RECORDERS The Cold War is over, and spy-size microcassette recorders are falling into the hands of executives. Sony's M-909 Pressman and Olympus Optical's Pearlcorder L400 weigh just over thre...

Money Magazine: WHEN TO GET THE LEAD OUT OF YOUR HOUSEupdated: Mon Jul 01 1991 00:01:00

In the mid-1980s, homeowners trembled over the health risks posed by radon, the odorless cancer-causing gas that the Environmental Protection Agency estimates is found in unhealthful concentrations...

Money Magazine: THE SHOCKING TRUTH: EVEN ''SAFE'' DRYERS SHOULDN'T BE DUNKEDupdated: Tue Nov 01 1988 00:01:00

It has been more than a year since the Consumer Product Safety Commission asked manufacturers to revamp their blow dryers to reduce the chance of acci- dental electrocution. The federal agency acte...

Fortune: Roadblock aheadupdated: Mon Mar 02 1987 00:01:00

Almost nothing stops all-terrain vehicles, those three- and four-wheeled motorcycles for thrill seekers who like to venture off the beaten track and don't mind disturbing nature to get there. But t...

Money Magazine: Toxic hazards in the home: Sometimes the best thing to do is nothingupdated: Sun Mar 01 1987 00:01:00

Reports now abroad of household toxic hazards can alarm even the unflappable. Fibers of asbestos from building and insulating materials can cause cancer and , respiratory damage. Traces of radon ga...

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