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Consumer Product Safety

An Agenda to Make Sure Consumers are Heard

Chris Meyer | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Chris Meyer

Eight of the nation's leading consumer groups are calling on President Obama and Congress to give consumers a greater voice in Washington.

Test the Toys, Not Our Kids!

Ami Gadhia | Posted 12.19.2011 | Parents
Ami Gadhia

Consumers cannot afford to wait any longer to be sure that the products they're buying for their children are safe. Recalls are simply not an adequate solution to this safety problem.

Turning the Clock Back on Child Safety Protections

Ami Gadhia | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Ami Gadhia

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is preparing to consider a bill that would poke serious holes in the product safety net. Here is a breakdown of some of the ways this bill would put consumers at risk:

Marcus Baram

Lead Limits In Toys Not Necessary For 8-Year-Olds, Debates House

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

It's Time to Act on Food Safety

Patricia Buck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Patricia Buck

It has been 70 years since we last saw major food safety legislation for FDA and we simply can't wait any longer. Now is the time.

Almost All Herbal Supplements Found To Have Contaminants: Lead, Mercury, Arsenic Found

New York Times | GARDINER HARRIS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly all of the herbal dietary supplements tested in a Congressional investigation contained trace amounts of lead and other contaminants, and some ...

Baby Slings Deadly?

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government is preparing a safety warning about baby slings – those popular and fashionable infant carriers that parents s...

Admitting Guilt on Deadly Denture Cream

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward F. Blizzard

What led to Rodney Urbanek's symptoms and eventual death? His denture adhesive, Poligrip.

Fat, Stupid, Impotent & Dangerous: The Future Without Green Chemistry

Elizabeth Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Grossman

The mere presence of chemicals linked to health disorders does not mean disease will result. Yet research scientists and medical professionals now say that based on the evidence, there is reason to be concerned.

Recall: Books With Bad Do-It-Yourself Advice

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

WASHINGTON — Oxmoor House on Friday recalled nearly 1 million home improvement books because of errors that could lead do-it-yourselfers to make...

Lipstick Will Kill a Pig! A New Non-Smudge Campaign for Your Rights to Know

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nancy Chuda

According to the Environmental Working Group, many of the products we use -- cosmetics, perfumes, household cleaners and detergents -- can cause cancer.

Top Seven Key Green Election Issues

The Daily Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Daily Green compiled a list of the top seven key green election issues. 1. Global Warming Both Obama and McCain agree that global warming is re...