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FDA Publishes Consumer Site for Recalled Products, Foods

In an effort to make researching food and product recalls easier, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a new website designed for consumer use. The new website is part of the FDA Food Safety Moderization Act (FSMA), which was … Continue reading

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Wrigley Gum Company Settles Class Action Lawsuit for Deceptive Advertising

Members of a national class action lawsuit against chewing gum manufacturer Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. are now eligible to receive their claims as the $6 million settlement has been approved. The initial settlement was reached this summer, but approval by … Continue reading

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Baby Slings Result in 3 deaths

By: Allison Lane The consumer product safety commission has pulled over one million over the shoulder baby/child slings off of the market in North America.  Two Infantino carriers in particular, SlingRider and Wedny Bellissimo, are being pulled off the market … Continue reading

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Harmful Effects from Exposure to BPA

By: Allison Lane Bisphenol A (BPA) is a controversial, industrial chemical that has been present in many baby bottles, plastic bottles, food and drink containers, and many other household items since the 1960s.  BPA is a plastic hardener and an … Continue reading

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Drop Side Crib results in Several Infant Deaths

By: Allison Lane This week, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalled Generation 2 Worldwide and “ChildESIGNS” Drop Side Cribs.  The warnings reveal that these drop side cribs put infants and toddlers at risk of serious injury or death due … Continue reading

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FDA Recalled Numerous Tylenol Products

By: Allison Lane As early as September 2008, the maker of Tylenol products was made aware of the complaints that some Tylenol products had a moldy smell and were causing nausea, however, the products were not recalled until November 2009.  … Continue reading

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No Texting and Driving for Commercial Drivers

By: Allison Lane The Transportation Department banned commercial drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds, from text messaging while operating commercial vehicles.  President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting all Federal employees driving government owned vehicles or with … Continue reading

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Cancer Causing Metal Found in Toys in the U.S.

By: Allison Lane Cadmium, a toxic metal and carcinogenic, was recently found in a high volume of toys imported from China.  This metal has been found in children’s inexpensive jewelry, charms and pendants across the United States.  Stores such as Walmart, … Continue reading

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Uninsured Motorists – Higher in Florida!

By: Allison Lane Did you know. . . Florida is Number 5 in the Country for the Most Uninsured Drivers? What does that mean to you?  If you are in a car accident that is caused by an uninsured driver, … Continue reading

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Risk of Strangulation Results in Recall

By: Allison Lane Since 2006, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported five deaths and 16 near strangulations related to Roman-style shades and roll-up blinds. These blinds become hazardous when the cord is exposed to a child’s reach. There are numerous ways these cords … Continue reading

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