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Asbestos in Toys

We often share information here about consumer goods that have historically contained dangerous asbestos. For example, we have recently written...

Partner Post: Junior Beds from Ikea Recalled

Ikea Issues Recall for KRITTER and SNIGLAR Junior Beds Written by James P. Nevin  A recall has been issued for IKEA junior beds which may cause laceration. The beds were previously recalled in August 2013, followed by the recall of around 3,500 in January 2014. The recalled IKEA junior beds include...

Partner Post: Heater Recall Issued by Kenmore

Thousands of Kenmore Heaters Recalled Written by James P. Nevin  A recall has been issued for around 42,000 Kenmore oscillating fan heaters sold at Kmart and Sears. According to consumer reports, broken motor mounts can cause the units to overheat, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn...

Partner Post: Chemical Spill Reveals Need for Tighter Regulations

Elk River Chemical Spill Exposes Need for More Regulations Written by James P. Nevin  On January 9, 2014, 7,500 gallons of coal-¬≠cleaning chemicals seeped into the Elk River in Charleston, just 1.5 miles upstream from the region's water treatment plant. Freedom Industries, which owned the plant where the chemicals leaked from,...

Partner Post: Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals at Fracking Sites

Dangerous Chemicals Found in Water Around Fracking Sites Written by James P. Nevin  Chemicals linked to infertility, birth defects, and cancer have been found in water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is being used to extract natural gas. Fracking has been in the news recently as a...

Partner Post: Baby Walker Fails to Meet Safety Standards

BebeLove Baby Walker Recalled from Retail Stores Written by James P. Nevin  The BebeLove Baby Walker failed to meet federal safety standards and has been recalled. Specifically, style number 358 can fit through a standard doorway and is not designed to stop at the edge of a step as required by...