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CPSC Hosting First Twitter Chat: #TVSaftey

Over the past couple of years the CPSC has done quite a bit to improve the reputation of the agency and its image. Nowhere is this more evident than online. The CPSC has embraced the social…

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Children’s Bed Frames Recalled over Entrapment Risks

Today the Land of Nod issued a voluntary recall of its Blake model bed frames, due to the potential for a child to become entrapped. A child’s torso has the potential to become…

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Settlement Reached in Chinese Drywall Litigation

Almost 3 years after the Chinese drywall debacle came to light for most Americans, one manufacturer has agreed to a settlement that would settle thousands of claims brought by Gulf Coast…

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Suit Claims Bone Screws are Defective

An east Texas woman has filed a product liability lawsuit claiming that bone screws used in her spinal surgery are defective. The suit alleges that orthopedic bone screws made by Alphatec Spine…

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New Limits set for Cadmium content in Jewelry

Several popular retailers, including Target, Saks, and The Gap, recently settled a suit over cadmium content in jewelry sold at their retail stores. The settlement drastically reduces the amount of…

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Could changing your diet make you “Heart Attack Proof?”

We have always been taught that meat and dairy are essential parts of a balanced and healthy diet, but according to Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. these types of foods are the reason that heart disease…

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Hernia Mesh Maker to Pay $184 Million to Settle Claims

Way back in December of 2005, C.R. Bard and its subsidiary Davol Inc. launched a recall of their Composix Kugel mesh hernia patch. The recall came on the heels of the discovery that the memory…

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$40 Million Verdict Handed down in Defective Seatbelt Lawsuit

An Alabama jury has returned a whopping $40 million verdict against Kia Motors. The suit involved 16-year-old Tiffany Stabler, who was fatally injured after being ejected from the vehicle during…

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Portable Pools Pose High Drowning Risk to Children

It’s only a week into summer and the temperatures have already skyrocket into triple digits in many areas of the country. For many a small portable pool is just the ticket to letting the…

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DePuy Names New President

A 20-year veteran has taken over the top position at DePuy Orthopedics. Andrew Ekdahl will fill the void left by former president David Floyd who resigned from the position in March amid swirling…