Consumer Safety

3 Household Items with Flame Retardant Chemicals
In 1975, Governor Jerry Brown signed the “Technical Bulletin 117” (TB117) into law, which required furniture manufacturers to use flame-retardant chemicals within upholstered furniture sold in California. The practice, which was meant to protect consumers from potential fires, was actually...
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Michaels Craft Supplies Recalled Due to Mold Exposure
One of the last things you might have thought you were getting from your local craft store is exposure to toxic mold. Recently Michaels Stores recalled two holiday craft items due to mold being present. Both items were sold on...
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Consumers’ Rights Upheld in Organic Labeling Decision
Consumers know that going organic can be expensive, and are usually willing to pay the price to opt for the healthier option. But what happens when you are charged organic prices for conventional products? Recently, a California herb grower intentionally...
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E-Cigarette Explosions Injure Users
While they are marketed as a “safer” alternative to smoking, e-cigarettes are proving to be more dangerous than users initially thought. Aside from nicotine addiction, users now face the devices’ batteries exploding during use. One such explosion happened to a...
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Asbestos Fibers in Fake Snow
From the mid-1930’s to the 1950’s fake snow contained dangerous chrysotile asbestos fibers. Where was this fake snow used? In Homes: Cotton batting resembling blankets of snow was used to decorate homes until firefighters suggested switching to asbestos. Since the...
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Partner Post: Junior Beds from Ikea Recalled
by Brayton Purcell LLP Mar 4, 2014 Consumer Safety 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...
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Partner Post: Arsenic Found in Chicken Meat
by Brayton Purcell LLP | Dec 5, 2013 | Consumer Safety | FDA Condones Use of Arsenic in Chicken Meat Written by James P. Nevin  Chicken and pork, the healthier white meat alternatives to a burger, right? Wrong. The FDA...
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Partner Post: Dr. Wheeler and Black Lung Diagnoses
by Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 28, 2013 | Consumer Safety | Doctor Works Against Patients for Profit  James P. Nevin   When Dr. Paul Wheeler, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, gave his opinion the court listened. Until lately. Research has...
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Partner Post: Arbitration Laws
by Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 26, 2013 | Consumer Safety | Forced Arbitration Laws on Consumers James P. Nevin   The beauty of the justice system is that the little guy can take on the corporation, it’s part of...
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Partner Post: Fracking in America
by Brayton Purcell LLP | Nov 25, 2013 | Consumer Safety | Problems with Fracking in the United States Written by James P. Nevin   Fracking is one of the most controversial environmental issues of the day. Haven’t heard of...
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