In a unanimous vote Wednesday, product safety regulators agreed to ban the production and sale of drop side cribs in the United States.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dollar Tree Stores are recalling 682,000 battery-operated Halloween lanterns that can overheat, the agency announced Thursday.
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.
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.
Toy manufacturer Fisher-Price announced the recall of over 10 million children's products and toys on Thursday.
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.
Like fireworks, it has become an Independence Day weekend tradition unto itself: fireworks-related injury.
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.
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.
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.
Toys R Us Inc. has launched a trade-in program for potentially unsafe used cribs and other baby gear, the toy giant announced Wednesday.
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.
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.
The death of Mike Tyson's daughter has put the spotlight on hazards in the home. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Librarians across the United States are making noise about new federal restrictions on lead that could take books out of the hands of children.
A new law requires pool owners to replace old drain covers with anti-entrapment drains. WLFI's Laura Kirtley reports.
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
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.
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.
The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to beef up the federal agency that is charged with the safety of consumer products.
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.
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.
CNN's Greg Hunter reports that Sears is settling a class-action lawsuit over its stoves.
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.
A sharp-eyed teacher noticed changes in a little girl and helped alert parents to a life-threatening brain tumor. WSVN reports.
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.
A CNN analysis of four common brands of Christmas lights shows levels of lead experts say are high enough to be dangerous to children.
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.
CNN's Allan Chernoff reports on reactions from the public, government and Mattel after the company's latest toy recall.
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.
Millions of parents are nervous about buying their kids toys for Christmas as recalls become more frequent and increasingly bizarre.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Legislation that would overhaul the federal agency in charge of consumer product safety is making it way through Congress, according to published reports.
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.
Government safety officials and manufacturers recalled 544,000 China-made toys and other items Thursday over concerns over lead paint.
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 toys with lead-contaminated paint will be recalled in the coming weeks, a source with knowledge of the announcements said Wednesday.
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.
What changes in regulation have been made to protect produce? CNN's Allan Chernoff explains.
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.
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.
When it comes to consumer recalls, do we care more about our pets than our children?
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.
How much danger are your children in? In the wake of a new Mattel recall, here are five things you need to know
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 danger
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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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.
About 6 million children's metal necklaces and zipper pulls are being recalled for safety reasons, the government said Wednesday.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - A federal safety agency announced Tuesday the recall of nearly 1 million bamboo Tiki torches and replacement canisters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reebok International is recalling about 140,000 pairs of "Iverson/Answer" toddler shoes due to a choking hazard posed to young children.
Four toy jewelry importers have recalled 150 million pieces of toy jewelry sold in vending machines across America due to dangerous levels of lead.
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.
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.
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 ...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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