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Consumer Product Safety Commission

Kate Sheppard

Feds Reach Settlement Agreement To Recall Buckyballs

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Monday evening that it reached a settlement agreement with the creator of Buckyballs to...

ALERT: 600,000 Baby Monitors Recalled

AP | Posted 11.22.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Angelcare Monitors Inc. is voluntarily recalling 600,000 baby monitors following the death of two infants due to strangulation. T...

Officials Seize Toy Shipment With Dangerous Lead Levels

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.18.2013 | New York

Before they could make it into Santa's sack, shipments of children's toys from China were seized on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 by Consumer Product Safety Com...

Kate Sheppard

Toy Magnets Can Injure Kids Like 'A Gun Shot Wound To The Gut'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission argues that small, powerfully magnetic balls contained in some toys pose "an unreasonable risk of...

Kate Sheppard

Consumer Agency 'Can't Protect People' During Shutdown, Chairwoman Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Among the federal agencies hit hardest by the government shutdown is the Consumer Product Safety Commission -- an office no one pays m...

Teddy Bears, Toy Guns, and Real Guns

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many Americans heed the CPSC and its recalls of dangerous products to help keep their families safe. But thanks in large part to the work of the gun lobby, guns are specifically not under the CPSC's jurisdiction and are the only consumer product not regulated for safety.

It Didn't Have to Happen

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

A law requiring Levi Reed's grandfather to store his gun safely might have saved Noah McGuire's life. Enough is enough. It is time for responsible citizens everywhere to stand up to the gun lobby and demand that politicians pass common sense gun safety and safe storage laws.

H&M Issues Recall Over Choking Hazard

AP | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish fashion retailer H&M is voluntarily recalling children's water bottles whose spouts can break off and pose a choking hazard....

California Decides to Stop Poisoning Our Sofas

OnEarth | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Justine E. Hausheer, OnEarth Two years ago, Sarah Janssen biopsied her couch. After removing the cushion covers she cut out a square-inch chunk of...

Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come

Katherine McFate | Posted 02.19.2013 | Business
Katherine McFate

When the American public recognizes the way sensible standards and safeguards undergird the quality of life we all take for granted, our Christmases yet-to-come will be something grand.

New Warning About Liquid Laundry Packets

AP | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning parents to be careful with those little single-load liquid laundry packets. The agenc...

One Lesson From Sandy: We Can't Afford to Have a President Who Irrationally Hates Government

Mitchell Bard | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Sometimes, in the heat of an election, it is easy for voters to forget about the bigger picture. With three debates, endless soundbites, and, if you live in a swing state, a ceaseless barrage of television ads, it is hard for some to remember the context and history of the candidates' claims. It is this hectic environment that allows Mitt Romney to, suddenly, turn his back on two years of campaigning (all caught on video) on far-right positions and shake the Etch-A-Sketch and call himself a moderate. But sometimes, an event happens that shakes the electorate up and forces it to concentrate on who the candidates really are and what they stand for. It happened when the financial crisis hit in September 2008, and it is happening again in 2012 with Hurricane Sandy.

1.3 Million GE Dishwashers Recalled For Fire Hazard

AP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- More than a million GE dishwashers are being recalled due to fire hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday the volu...

Alice Hines

Children Promised Payments For Finger-Chopping Baby Strollers

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 07.05.2012 | Business

Tim Oakhill, a consultant and former marketing executive who played lacrosse in college, said he'll never be able to throw a ball with his son. Tha...

Amputation Hazard Prompts Stroller Recall

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 08.01.2012 | Parents

Federal officials have issued a recall for a popular stroller sold in the United States after reports of finger amputations and lacerations. So far...

Alice Hines

'You Can't Be In The Baby Business And Behave Like This'

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

Maclaren USA, the closely held stroller company that quietly declared bankruptcy in December two years after it was forced to recall defective strolle...

Alice Hines

Bankruptcy Hurls Amputated Finger Lawsuits Into Limbo

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

Kalyani Spieckerman was only 15 months old when she had the tip of her right ring finger amputated by her stroller while her parents were visiting Bos...

Nearly 2 Million Coffee Makers Recalled For Scalding Owners

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.10.2012 | Food

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- Home-brewed coffee lovers, take note: More than a million popular coffee makers are being recalled after dozens of re...

REINS Act Means More Trouble In Toyland

Ed Mierzwinski | Posted 01.17.2012 | Parents
Ed Mierzwinski

Child safety should not be a political or partisan issue. I have yet to hear any policy maker argue "caveat emptor" (let the buyer beware) as it relates to toddlers.

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.

Five Big Wins for Consumers, A Loss for Advocates of Delay and Distortion

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is celebrating a series of tremendous wins for product safety. This is government in action and government that serves the interests of consumers.

The Toxic Substances Control Act's Toxic Baddies

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Of the some 80,000 chemicals manufactured and used in the United States, the EPA has issued regulations to control just five "existing" and four "new" chemicals. Today, we'll learn a little about each of them.

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:

Dave Jamieson

GRAPHIC PHOTOS: 'I Still Feel That Little Finger': Table Saw Victims Speak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A consumers' advocacy group and a panel of table-saw victims called on government regulators and the power-tool industry Wednesday to en...

Keeping a Strong Safety Net in Place for Children

Inez Moore Tenenbaum | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Inez Moore Tenenbaum

We understand that Congress must be mindful of the effect of regulations on the business sector. However, the reversal of several of the core provisions of the CPSIA would likely diminish the health and safety of our nation's consumers.