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2011-09-01 14:00:00

Final updated standards to be delivered for approval in October WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ralph Vasami, Executive Director of the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA), released the following statement today regarding the industry's proposed updates to the ANSI/WCMA standard on corded window-covering safety: "Our industry is committed to engineering and manufacturing superior products that meet our customers' demands for performance, choice and...

2011-09-01 11:23:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with nine manufacturers and distributors, is announcing a voluntary recall of all pourable gel fuels made or sold by these companies. Due to the serious risks of flash fire and burns when consumers add pourable gel to an already burning fire pot, consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO)...

2011-08-26 12:45:00

CPSC and USFA Warn About Deadly Dangers That Can Linger After Hurricane Irene Passes WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are warning residents in hurricane-impacted areas about the deadly dangers that can remain even after Hurricane Irene strikes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Consumers need to be especially careful during a loss of electrical power, as...

2011-08-11 09:37:00

RACINE, Wis., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's press conference yesterday regarding her recommendation to ban all gel fuels in the wake of accidents that resulted in serious burn injuries, Real Flame, a Racine, Wis.-based company that has sold gel-fueled products for more than two decades, wants to clearly communicate that its gel fuel has not been responsible for a single burn incident. Real Flame also urges consumers to be aware that...

2011-08-11 08:05:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Food recalls in the United States increased during the second quarter of the year, while consumer-product recalls were down during the same period, according to the quarterly ExpertRECALL(TM) Index released today. Undeclared allergens were the most common cause of food recalls during the quarter, accounting for more than 45 percent of all food recalls. The number of recalls initiated because of undeclared allergens exceeded the total number of...

2011-08-02 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO ) Name of product: Pogoplug Video file...

2011-08-01 21:01:00

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate has approved a House bill to exempt kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that essentially bans the sale of those machines at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The bill, H.R. 2715 introduced by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.), cleared the full House by a 421-2 vote on Aug. 1, and then earned approval in the Senate the same day. The bill now...

2011-07-29 16:08:00

Stay of Enforcement for Testing Until December 31, 2011 WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 5-0 June 27, 2011, to approve new third party testing requirements for phthalates, through a notice of requirements, to ensure that children's toys and child care articles meet the federal phthalates limits. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO) Phthalates are a type of chemical used to make plastics...

2011-06-28 16:00:00

123 Pool and Spa Incidents Reported Since Memorial Day Aquatic Facilities Celebrate Pool Safely Day Across America American Red Cross Highlights National Water Safety Survey PHOENIX, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign is releasing its 2011 summer snapshot of the number of drowning and near-drowning incidents across America. Since Memorial...

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2011-06-28 09:50:29

Beginning Tuesday, safer, modern baby cribs will be the only ones approved for sale in stores, online, and even at neighborhood yard sales, according to an Associated Press (AP) report. Errors in assembly or installation, or perhaps wear or malfunction, may cause gaps to form between the crib mattress and the drop side rails. Infants can become trapped in the gap and suffocate as a result. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), detaching drop side rails were associated...