Posts Tagged ‘Consumer Product Safety Commission’

Unprecedented Actions: HoverBoard Industry Is Deemed Unsafe

Last Thursday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission took the unprecented step of sending a letter to all hoverboard manufacturers, importers and retailing telling them that all hoverboards are potentially unsafe.  One major manufacturer, Swagway, has also told people who own its hoverboards to quit using them until they are deemed safe. This is a shocking…

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Protect Your Children From Dangerous Toys This Holiday Season

The holiday season is always exciting for children, but the season also poses unexpected risks.  Last week, the American Association of Justice released a study to try and help minimize the risk.  The study, Playing With Safety: Dangerous Toys and the Role of America’s Civil Justice System, discusses some of the dangers and also talks…

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Did Deaths or Publicity Prompt Crib Recalls?

As you have probably heard, Simplicity and the Consumer Products Safety Commission have recalled over a million baby cribs after numerous children were injured or killed while using the cribs. But now, many are starting to ask whether the CPSC made the recall soon enough. The Chicago Tribune, which broke the story, had a startling…

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Holiday Toy Safety

In time for the holidays, the US Public Interest Research Group has just released their 2006 list of dangerous toys. There are the usual suspects of toys that may have choking hazards or dangerously loud noises, but two new threats show up this year. Increasingly popular are toys that contain small, high powered magnets. These…

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