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WHO: Cell Phone Use May Cause Cancer

It’s a debate that has been around for years, do cell phones call cancer? Up until now the World Health Organization (WHO) had assured consumers that no adverse health risks had been…

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CPSC is Urging parents to Stop Using Clip-on Infant Chairs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is asking parents to immediately stop using “metoo” infant chairs that are designed to clip on to the side of a table. The agency has…

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Button Batteries Pose Serious Risks for Toddlers and Seniors

In today’s world we have all types of gadgets around our homes and we will only get more gadgets in the future. From remote controls to flash lights, they are all powered by batteries and…

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Drop-Side Crib Recall Re-Announced Following Second Infant Death

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Delta Enterprises Corp. are re-announcing the 2008 recall of almost one million drop-side cribs. The cribs were originally recalled in…

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Ruling on Chinese Drywall “Negligence” Could Have Big Impact

Last week Judge Glenn Kelly of the 15th Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach, Fla. Made a ruling on Chinese drywall claims he oversees that could make it much more difficult to hold builders and drywall…

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High Court Rules Mazda Seatbelt Lawsuit Not Preempted

In recent years hearing preemption cases has become quite a common task for the U.S. Supreme Court, and yesterday the Court handed down yet another preemption ruling.
Preemption deals with…

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Strangulation Deaths Prompt Recall of Baby Monitors

Over the past year the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received two reports of strangulation deaths involving the Summer Infant baby monitors. Both incidents have involved the power…

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Another J&J Recall: 70,000 Syringes of Antipsychotic Pulled

Johnson & Johnson is becoming a regular on the recall list. Yesterday the WSJ reported that the company had issued a recall of some 70,000 syringes containing the injectable antipsychotic…

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Seat Belt Manufacturer Under Fire After Fatal Accident

The family of a Tyler woman who tragically died in a rollover accident in March of 2007 has filed a lawsuit alleging that seat belt manufacturer, TRW Vehicle safety Systems Inc., provided an…

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CPSC Opening Beijing Office

This week the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission announced that they will soon be opening the doors of their first overseas office in Beijing, China.
The office is being opened as part of…